Monday, June 30, 2014

Americana Table for the 4th of July

 
 
I love decorating with red, white and blue, and I love gardening, so I was thrilled to find these dishes that bring together veggies and Americana. 
 
 
 
There were only four choices, so I picked one of each.  We normally only have four of us for dinner, but for several months this year, we had five.  I decided to use some complimentary plates for the ends so I had enough place settings for everyone.
I used the red Pottery Barn dinner plates underneath the veggie plates.  On the ends, I used large blue plates and the red PB salad plates.  Even though they are different, they seem to go together ok.  :)
 
 
Not only can I use these to celebrate the Fourth, but can also use them all summer.  Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!



 


 
 Happy 4th and Happy Summer!
 
Thanks for your visit.
 
Pam
 
 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

You Can Plant Flowers in Any Old Thing


 
 
I love using old containers for flowers.  We recently found this little barrel for $10.  When we cut it in half, we were pleased to find a plastic liner for both sides.  :)  We drilled a couple of holes in the bottom, then put some burlap over the holes, filled with potting soil and planted petunias, cosmos and salvia. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I found this old drink dispenser at a sale last week.  It too had a plastic liner.  I filled the bottom with pea gravel, then potting soil.  The wave petunias are already growing fast.  I put a geranium in the center. 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's an old galvanized bucket.  I drilled holes in the bottom, put some pea gravel and potting soil and filled it with cosmos. 
 
 
I used an old milk crate for wave petunias on the porch.  OMG, they are filling in fast!
 
 
 
 
Things are blooming like crazy now!  From conventional pots and hanging baskets to any type of container that you love, flowers look great!

 

 




 




 



What's your favorite unconventional container for your flowers?
 
Thank you for your visit! 
Happy Summer!!
 
Pam
 
 
 
 

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Comfy Addition for the Adirondack Chairs




My husband recently made footstools to go with the Adirondack chairs that he made a couple of years ago.  We added this spot this spring for the chairs and now it's our favorite place to hang out early in the day. 

 

 
 
 




 
 
 
We also added these chestnut colored pads from Home Decorators.  They fit the chairs perfectly! 

 
It's a great spot to listen to the water in the pond and see a different view of the backyard.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
The birds in the birdhouses right there aren't too thrilled with us sitting nearby, but they eventually settle down.

 
 
 


 
Ahh, we sure love spring and summer!
 
Thank you for your visit!
 
 
 
 
Pam
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, May 30, 2014

A Cute New Little Ladder and a Scale!

 
 
I found this little ladder at a garage sale for $3.  I certainly couldn't pass it up!  :)


 
 
I painted it a mint green, sanded the edges, put it on the porch and put a special birdhouse on it. 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
When my Mom was sick several years ago, there was a guy selling birdhouses from his front yard.  Trips back and forth to the hospital had us going by that yard many times.  Well, we finally stopped and found out that if you were to take one, you'd just leave the money under the mat.  I love small towns!  :)  So, this one has weathered a lot of weather and brings a smile to my face when I come to the front door and see it. 
 
 
 
I found this scale on Craigslist.  I saw it for a few weeks, but it was listed for more than I wanted to spend.  Lucky for me, he dropped the price to an acceptable amount to me and I bought it. 
 
 
 

My husband took it apart, cleaned and cleaned and cleaned it, then painted it.  I'm very happy with it!

 
 
  


 
 
    
  
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow brings another garage sale Saturday.  :)  I'll be ready to find more treasures!
 
What fun things have you found lately?
 
 
Thanks for your visit!
 
 
Pam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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