Sunday, October 19, 2014

Open House Sunday

 This pretty Atlanta home was renovated by Mike Hammersmith Inc.
These photos were taken on a brisk fall day.






















See more of this house here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Container Garden

For Shannon
Remember the giant pot I was carrying around in the back of the car for two months?
Mom and I finally got it out and I finally got it all fixed up for Fall.
 It's got lovely details to it. Of course it does because my sweet friend Shannon chose it for her house.
 Now that she is gone...I will think of her every time I look at it and find joy in planting
pretty things in it just like she used to.
She did love to garden.
 My mum still hasn't opened up much. I know you are suppose to buy the ones
that have not opened yet but this is ridiculous. I've had it for two weeks
and it's just now starting to open. At this rate it won't bloom before it gets too cold.
Well, maybe not, it doesn't usually get cold till around Thanksgiving here.
I'll take more photos when it blooms more.
 The trellis I already had...it's been all around this yard...
first in front and then in back and now here. 
 I might plant a small tree in it next year but this will do for now.
 See? Not many buds opened. I planted lots of pansies but just a few have blooms.
 That's my neighbor's yard in the distance. It's their side yard and they never
do anything to it. It's full of weeds and really over grown. 
I need to get over there and clean it up. 
I ignore my other side yard too, pretty much but it just has monkey grass in it and mulch.
But it wouldn't have that except my old neighbor's planted it! 
I miss those neighbors. They were the best. 
I've got great neighbors now too...they just don't plant stuff for me.
 I know this is a lot of photos of a pot.
It has a nice patina.
I added orange lights and grape vine.
I love how it looks at night.
 I know my little rabbit likes it.
Oh..yes he does! 
I picked him up last spring at Walmart of all places.
They had a few nice outdoor yard ornaments this last year.
Including a nice dachshund which I would have bought but it was painted a terrible brown color.
I like my statuary plain concrete color, thank you.

Speaking of which my friend Deidra is moving and she has two big concrete planters similar to 
the one above she is gifting me. Not as large as that one but a nice size to compliment it.
Only thing is...she painted the flowers on them with acrylic paint.
I told her not to but she did a couple of years ago and threatens to come over here 
and paint the flowers on this one and the fruit in my urns on the pedestals.
I told her I'd kill her if she did.
She knows not to but I'm wondering if I will be able to get the paint off the ones she already painted.
I'll try scrubbing them first. 

Starting new job tomorrow. I passed the drug test. 
yippee!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Yard of the Month

October's Yard of the Month in Edgemere Park is this cute little tudor.
This yard is at an advantage because it's owner owns his own landscaping company.
But the amazing part is that usually someone in the business puts his own house last but this is not the case here.
Much has been done to this yard. 
This is how the home looked before they did the yard renovation.
and after!
 
pots on the front porch
more pots on the porch

 A large variety of plants sprinkled through out. 
And they don't have a sprinkler system so each night it must all be watered.
A process that takes 45 minutes.

 Here you can get a view of everything filling the bed.
 I love the pops of red from the coleus.
very large rocks used as border edging
This is the backyard which is still a work in progess. 


 Here flagstone was set vertical rather than horizontal.

That's a lot of vegetation...isn't it?

Oh how I hope someday I can have him come to my house and do some work in my backyard.
I wouldn't want this look necessarily.
I'm happy with my little cottage backyard it just needs a little help.

In news with me. I accepted a position at Thomasville/Drexel Heritage in Sales & Design.
I start either Friday or early next week.

I'm hoping this job will be a much better fit for me than the last.

When I took the other job last spring my hesitation was that I didn't really like their furniture
I didn't think much of it was anything I'd want in my own home.

I showed my favorite pieces here but the customers that came in the store were not into 
that sort of furniture.

The Thomasville Drexel Heritage stor is much higher end.
I will probably never ever be able to afford anything in that store but that is ok
cause I don't need furniture but I'd love to help others pick out furniture for their own homes
and this place has really gorgeous stuff.

I'll share some photos of what they have soon.

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