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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Open House Sunday

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #156

Oh how I love all of that above.

I'm still trying to get my house in a summer mode.
Hard when I am at work all the time these days.

I had Sunday off and I spent it planting things in pots.
I found a bunch of pots on sale and a bunch of geraniums on sale too...so I got busy.
I also found a huge pot for my hydrangea.
I hope it will be happy in it.
I'll show soon.

Here are my favorites from Mod Mix Monday - two weeks ago....
I love this party but was just too tired to get it done last week....please forgive.
 Custom Comforts got some projects done at her house which included painting the front door 
and shutters black on her cute little cottage.
 Ann of Tarnished Royalty shared how to make this very pretty photo holder.
Rosemary and Thyme showed off her rose garden. 
Angela of Number Fifty Three found a treasure of a mid century china cabinet.
A little white paint and some unusual hardware makes it a prize piece. 

 Vickie of Ranger 911 finished her pretty little guest room.
Christine of Little Brags turned her potting bench into a beverage station for the summer.

With all the rain we've gotten so far this summer, my whole neighborhood is looking
the best it has in ages. 
It helped that we didn't have any violet storms this spring either.

I must get around and take photos. I will....I will..


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Perfect Patios

First of all let me say...I'm sorry Mod Mix Monday didn't happen this week.
I'll just pick my favorites and do it next Monday instead.
I've been trying to get my outside spaces together.
I'm so behind on everything since I'm working all the time.

But yesterday and today I spent shopping for pots for the collection of flowers and plants
I've brought home over the last month or so.

On Monday night...I hit Garden Ridge, yesterday I drove out to Statuary World
and today I went to Greenhouse at Norman, Oklahoma.

Pots are so expensive! I wanted a big turquoise one to plant my jade plant in.
I found one and at 39.99 and I thought that was pricey but 
further investigation showed me that it was actually a bargain compared to other places
where similar pots were twice as much.

Back to these patio photos....
Isn't that top one just the ultimate?
These first three I especially like because the houses are similar in color to mine.
truly love that crunchy pea gravel
much more elegant than my space
here I love the grass between the slabs and that big concrete ball!
I saw some of those today....oh my....I won't have one any time soon. 
 this stone patio is a hidden gem
 All of these would be perfect on the backside of my house. 

One day....one day.... 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Open House Sunday

New Old House in Atlanta
 A special one today.... it's not old but it's got so much beauty.
built 2002
I love the shingle siding and stone used on the bottom story.
What a front porch! 
Lots of style in this home.
 a sweet little daybed at the foot of the stairs flanked by little french stripe chairs
 lots of great style in this house
 lots of neutrals but a bit of color and whimsy every where
love the color of the dining room 
love this fireplace and shelves 
 notice the lighting above the shelves
Isn't that deer head perfect in this kitchen? 
monochromatic perfection 
Oh I love these chairs and that moss bark think in the middle of the table.
 What a lovely master!
 with sitting area
 the only flaw in this house is the tile work in the bathroom could use an update.

 Love the pale pink walls here mixed with orange and bright pink.
 Another bedroom with pastels mixed with brights.

 a boy's room
 another boy's room
 a large deck on the back
 lots of seating
 lots of grass and trees

see full listing here

I hope you are having a Happy Sunday!