Friday, May 30, 2014

Yard of the Month

May Yard of the Month
 in Edgemere Park, Oklahoma City
The month of May almost got by me without me posting this month's yard of the month.
The home of Jose San Clemente.
 tucked in about his foundation plantings are pots of annuals
 a quick way to add seasonal color
these same pots were full of pansies a month earlier

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #154

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This past weekend was a rough one for me.
Who knew Memorial Day weekend was a huge day for furniture shopping?
I didn't.
The store was hoppin' Friday through Monday.
I'm so tired.
Tomorrow I'm doing nothing...all day.
Except I might hang out on my back deck.
I wish my back bedroom looked exactly like that bedroom above.
Doors to the backyard, mirrored chest by the bed, gray and linen headboard and rumpled sheets.
That photo really inspires me to change up my back bedroom. 

But tomorrow...I'm just going to rest and dream about it.
I'm not going to do a thing. 

Here are my favorites from last week's Mod Mix Monday!
 Teresa of Magazine Your Home made some ultra feminine white ruffled curtains
for her bedroom. 
So inspiring...make me want to sew up some for myself.
 Look at this special drink made by Suzanne of Simply Suzanne's.
Blueberry Mint Lemonade...What a delightful drink for a early summer day.
DD of DD's Cottage is always showing up here in my favorites.
But this chair is one of my all time favorites! I love every single thing about it.
The style, the color but most of all the fabric she chose to recover it in.
I wish this chair were mine!
 
DD also painted up this table. Very pretty
 Su of Butterfly and Bungalow shared her Boho bedding.
Isn't it a wonderful mix?
 Patti of Old Things New shared spring green from her garden.
I love the mix of hostas and ferns.
Sonya of Beyond the Screen Porch made these lovely fabric flowers and shows you how 
to make some for yourself. They seem easy to do too!

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Open House Sunday

Cottage in Atlanta
built 1940
see full listing here

Friday, May 23, 2014

Judy's Garden

Judy, Judy, Judy,
How Does Your Garden Grow?
(with vintage lawn chairs all in a row)
I didn't mean to be gone for so many days. My internet was down for a couple of days.
Why? I do not know.
But I'm awfully glad it's back.

Today I'm going to share my neighborhood friend Judy's Garden.
It is truly a garden of ingenuity.
It's full of perennials gathered over the years from friend's gardens, 
naturally seeded local wild flowers and plants and lots of knick knacks and junky treasures.
Judy has a talent for finding vintage patio furniture.
Those two chairs above? She found for little or nothing and had them professionally 
painted orange. 
They compliment the orange trim on her house.
Many of the ferns and tropicals her in her garden over winter in her greenhouse.
More vintage furniture painted orange creates a sitting group by the house.
 Judy used to sell cement garden statuary. 
Her garden is full of it! I love those toadstools!
Here a knock out rose grows in a container.
These roses over winter just fine in their containers. Judy just mulches well before winter.

That fern is just getting started. 
 Lot's of garden art in this garden. Judy's latest passion is adding colored glass to the mix.
She lucked upon this bottle tree. 
She met up with someone who had it and didn't want it. 
She quickly snapped it up and has been busy filling it with blue bottles.
blue bottles hang from the trees above
These blue bottles previously held Bud Light Platinum.
Her husband's job is to drink the beer so Judy can hang them in the garden.
A top a pedestal rests this hand blown glass ball full of glass fish. 
There's always a spot for geraniums.  
A big foxtail fern will be huge by end of this summer. 
 a row of vintage lawn chairs await their turn to be painted
 Isn't this a pretty patio set? Another set that someone else was just going to throw away.
The top had gotten broken but Judy came up with a replacement and painted it pink.
 funny metal flowers
 I'll be anxious to visit the garden in a month or so when the ferns will be back in their glory.
 this dark corner of the garden is full of wild violets and hostas
 I've never thought to plant hostas in pots! I'm so going to try this.

A mermaid fountain provides ambient noise.

I went by Judy's last Sunday night and ended up sitting in the garden visiting with her till way past dark.
A Happy Little Place in the Middle of the City.
Full of flowers, plants and whimsy!
 
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