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Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July Tablescape

Today is the last day of June......the summer is just flying by!  

  I am having a pre-4th of July family tomorro as not all of them can come over the 4th.     Nurses, firemen, emt's....etc don't always get the exact day off,   so we celebrate holidays whenever we get a chance.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Garden Theme Mantel

The 4th of July is coming right up and  will be here before you know it!

   I started to design our porch mantel this morning  for our 4th do you think it looks so far?    Not much like a 4th celebration....huh?    More like a garden theme don't you think?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Happy Place

I don't think I have shared "my happy place" with you.  
It is a little secluded place on the front porch that H and I sit and have coffee almost every morning.    We sometimes eat our breakfast here..... or just hang out with a cool drink during the day.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shabby Chic Flag for the 4th of July

If you follow my blog,  you know that I love to decorate with soft colors.    I decorate the front yard with the traditional red, white and blue....but in our more private area,  I decorate with softer colors for the Patriotic holidays.  

   I have been thinking about making a shabby chic flag for the porch and this afternoon I got out my fabric and designed a flag.

Weekend Treasure Hunt

The pick'ns were pretty good this past weekend.    

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quick and Easy Settee

What does 2 chairs plus a twin wicker headboard equal...........a settee!    This was such a quick and easy project I almost didn't do a post on it....but here goes!  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tea Room from Old Windows and Doors

H and I usually sit on the front porch to drink coffee in the morning,  but today we decided to have our coffee in the back yard.

  While we were out there,  I couldn't resist taking photo's of the gorgeous trumpet vine that is growing up the back and on top of the tea room.....and of course,  a few photo's of the tea room.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pink Tricycles and a White Goat Cart

We had built up quite a pile of garden decor that needed repairs and or paint.    It was all hid around the side of the house that you can't really see,   (out of sight out of mind,  huh!)    H decided to clean out that side yard and either get rid of some stuff or fix it!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekend Yard Sale Treasures

I am drawn to dishes and linens.....I love them!     My grandma was a linen lover,  so it's in my!    My mother was all about I got that part of my dish addiction from her.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dining Al Fresco

I really enjoy dining al fresco when the weather is nice,  don't you!  
  I wanted H and I to have a special dinner tonight in the outdoor great room,   so I have the table set with pretty china instead of my usual paper!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Petite Garden Conservatory

Petite garden conservatory,  mini greenhouse,  terrarium.......whatever you prefer to call these little structures.....aren't they sweet!    
  H built me one several years ago from some old windows,  but sadly it didn't make it thru the winter and we had to say  goodbye to it this spring.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Centerpiece for the Outdoor Great Room

I wanted to make a pretty good sized centerpiece for the farmhouse style table in the outdoor great room,   but I didn't have very many flowers available in the garden.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Repurposing a Vintage Baby Crib

When H and I saw this vintage crib at a yard sale a few weeks ago,  we both thought the wood work was so pretty that we decided to buy it ....knowing that it would be hard to find a place to put it.