Pots, Plants, Colors

May 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm (Home Changes and Additions, Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Not a very exciting day here, just more cleaning and trying to enjoy some sun.  But I did do a bit more planting the other day.  I painted some terracotta pots just up to the rim (by taping the rim off with painter’s tape) to add some more interest to the porch.  I also chose a few white and yellow flowers to go with the red.  I think it’s looking better all the time.  Up by the door we used an old barrel to hold a few pretty flowers.  We actually planted these in a plastic planter with an attached water catch at the bottom so as not to ruin the barrel. 

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P.S. The counter tops are in!  We hope to have them picked up and possibly installed next Monday…so stay tuned! 🙂

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Mother’s Day Flowers

May 11, 2009 at 7:49 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I hope all of you mothers had a great Mother’s Day!  I visited my Grandma for mother’s day.  We took her out to eat and brought her some German kabobs.  It was a great day.  Inthe end, though, I was the one getting flowers!  She sent me home with some tulips from her yard.  They brightened up the kitchen!  She also sent them home in a very old Ball jar with a zinc lid!  I just love the jar!  She also sent home these pretties that are both over 100 years old!  What a great day! 🙂

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I hope all of your Mother’s Days were just as great!

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Some Gardening

April 28, 2009 at 7:52 am (Projects, Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Last night I picked up a few inexpensive black, square pots for a few flowers for our porch.  I think they (although small) brightened up the front porch and made it at least look like someone lives there!  We also hung a strawberry plant in the corner, where it can get a lot of sun.  (Again, sorry for the dark, rainy pictures!)

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It’s at least a start.  So, while I was out there I started pulling a few “weeds” from the rocks around the porch.  By the way, I am puzzled as to why the last owner planted three big, beautiful, green plants on one side of the steps, but none on the other.  So, if you are wondering, don’t ask me!  So, as I was pulling this “weed” from between all of the rocks (it looked like misplaced grass) I noticed it was growing from bulbs!  Grass doesn’t grow from bulbs, does it?  We are curious as to what it is, and maybe whether or not we should be pulling it!?  Here is a picture of what I pulled up, so if you have any info I’m all ears!

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Let me know what you think!  And, just for run, here is a picture of the pretty yellow flowers growing in the back yard!

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A Touch Of Spring

April 22, 2009 at 7:59 am (Seasonal Decor, Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I am taking a bit of a break from projects (you know, like a day or two!) after finishing the cabinets.  But, I did bring home a touch of spring.  Lillies, especially tiger, are my favorite flowers.  I added them to a wine bottle, and viola!  Spring is here!  Enjoy!

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Vintage Cool

January 14, 2009 at 9:16 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have been searching for a solution to our overflowing silverware drawer lately.  A jar or canister seemed like the perfect solution to hold some of the larger utensils.  But, finding the perfect one was the difficult part.  We tried to be open minded, but wanted to stick with something vintage and fun.  Then, it hit me.  We were at our favorite little retro shop in Moline, IL, Fred And Ethel’s.  We saw the cutest little solution.  A retro ice bucket!  It is a little short and wide, but so adorable.  So, we took it, and here it is in it’s new home!

The colors don't really match our black and white and red theme, but it was too funky to pass up!

The colors don't really match our black and white and red theme, but it was too funky to pass up!

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Check out Fred And Ethel’s website here:    http://www.fredandethels.com

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A Touch Of Color

December 24, 2008 at 3:23 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There doesn’t seem to be much color around here lately.  The skies are dreary and snow is blowing accross the roads. Again.  Ugh.  But, amongst the dullness of these winter days, I have some very pretty flowers to share.  A client came into my office today and to thank me for the Christmas gifts our company had for his children, he had brought be a small bouqet of gorgeous flowers.  Hope these cheer your day as much as they did mine!

 

I took them home and added them to a vintage wine bottle.  It was all we had that was skinny enough, but I ended up loving it!

I took them home and added them to a vintage wine bottle. It was all we had that was skinny enough, but I ended up loving it!

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