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Monday, September 14, 2015

Autumns Warm Glow

H and I took a long stroll around the back yard tonight.      I had the lights turned on inside our little cottages scattered around the yard.     We also have a tall yard light that comes on at dusk  and  gives the whole yard a nice glow.

It was a gorgeous fall day and we enjoyed working in the yard.    We cleaned the flower beds and greenhouse.     The tomato bushes in the greenhouse had quit producing and were leggy,   so we pulled them up.     Our bushes behind the studio are still producing about a dozen small tomato's per day..

See how the big yard light floods the whole yard.    It' a commercial street light that the electric company installed in the alley behind our house.     It is well worth the  $12.76 we pay each month.'

Over the week end,  I finally found a $2 yard sale lamp shade for H's giraffe lamp that he bought  this past summer at the auction.    

   I've had this chandy in the guest bath for the last few years,   but had replaced it when we did our redo because two of the arms had quit working.     H rewired it today and hung it in the greenhouse.

I put a comfy wicker chair in the greenhouse and plan to spend some warm afternoons this winter..... 
enjoying a cup of tea,  and a good book.

I had my first cup of tea this afternoon in the greenhouse.....on one of my many!     I couldn't find any markings on the bottom,  any idea who made it ?

Thank you so much for stopping by.....come back soon!


  1. Oh, Penny, fresh tomatoes sound so good! I LOVE your hubby's giraffe lamp. I think every home ought to have a giraffe somewhere. Your teacup is really lovely. Not sure of the maker but it is lovely with its gold, posies, and scallops. Thanks for joining me for tea today.


  2. I want a home tour, seriously. :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. I love your backyard! So inviting...and thank you for sharing it this morning.

  4. You have a beautiful backyard and lots of places to decorate so nicely! Happy to see your Hubby has a sense of style as well!!!

  5. Your backyard looks so fairy. I love every single detail.

  6. Penny:
    Your cup and saucer are lovely and definitely hand painted - that we can see! Your husband is sure a great one to fix anything. Your home looks delightful! So glad you shared that evening "glow"!

  7. Thanks for the tour in your back yard. Just beautiful. I hope you have time to sit down & enjoy your tea~

  8. Love the footed teacup. It's gorgeous!

  9. Hi Penny: Your yard is as amazing as your home. Love it all. Hugs, Martha

  10. WOW I am jealous of your green house hiding place for this winter!! :-)

  11. Love you potting shed!! It looks so cozy :)

  12. Penny,
    I just love all your little buildings that you have in your yard!! How much fun it must b to have all these in addition to your home!! I love how everything looks at night. We have been busy and cleaned up and packed away the garden things from out front, decorated the front for Fall , took out the downstairs air conditioners and cleaned the wIndows and i have decorated the living Room for Fall except for the Fall tree which I hope to do today.......Temps. are still above average but in the 80's which is tolerable.....

  13. It all looks so pretty in the evening too with the glow of the lights from your home, it is great how you find new homes for the things you have replaced in the house.

  14. You have the prettiest home, dear Penny. Thank you for sharing its charm with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  15. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with...and the giraffe lamp is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!



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