Monday, May 31, 2010

~Pretty in Pink~

I hope everyone has had a nice holiday weekend in rememberence of all who have fought for our freedom and to honor the memory of loved ones. We stayed home in hopes of getting some things done around the house, but the weather has not been wanting to cooperate. Still chilly and wet in our neck of the woods.

My Mom brought me these beautiful peonies from her yard that I wanted to share with you. She knows they are one of my favorites and mine aren't quite blooming yet so this was a pleasant surprise. They are so detailed and the aroma is just filling my house. I love them. Enjoy! xoxo K.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

~White Wednesday # 49~

The weeks seem to be flying by and I haven't had much time for blogging. This time of year is always so busy and I'm counting the days until my kids get out of school so we can actually spend some time at home.

The weather has been cool and rainy, but I still wanted to share some of my urns and pots on my porch. They still need to fill in and I'll share with you later in the Summer their progress. My porch is my favorite place to be especially in the evening when it is warm and I love to be surrounded by all my chippy peely garden decor. Enjoy! xoxo K.

This last photo is one of a pair of new urns I just got and I think they will end up on our basement patio or down by the pond .

I think the thumbnail photos were a big hit and I'm going to try and get a bigger picture this time. Can you believe next week will be #50! See you then.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

~White Wednesday #48~

Welcome to yet another "White Wednesday". I want to once again thank everyone who participates in this theme. I get so many comments from people saying they can't wait for Wednesday to go through the list of talented bloggers out there. Speaking of the list, I think I'm going to try a different kind this week. Last week one side of names got cut off and they have a new one which shows a thumbnail photo of everyone entering. We'll try it and you can let me know what you think.

Last week I got lucky at my local Goodwill and found this adorable white metal patio table and chairs. Not sure if I'll keep this one, but I already have a similar one with four chairs so I'll probably take it to my next show this Summer. While out and about I also went to a nursery and bought some annuals and a few new shrubs. One of which is this beautiful snowball bush. I've been wanting to get one for a while now. The man at the counter was really nice and he said "Now you can have a snowball fight during the summer".

I cut a few branches to make this lovely bouquet and after the photoshoot put them in the house where my lilacs had been. The last photo is a better shot of my birdcage I have hanging in this corner because I got a few comments about wanting to see more of it. It's one of my favorites and I love the gray color. Enjoy! xoxo K.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

~A Cozy Corner~

I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend. It has been warmer here and I've been out trying to get all my pots planted up with annuals for my porch and patio. This is my favorite spring activity and it is very thereputic for me to water them throughout the summer and watch them grow. When I'm all finished I will share some photos with you.

Today I wanted to invite you to a little glimpse of a corner of our backyard. This beautiful large bush was here when we built our house and this time of year it is covered in white blossoms. We are not sure what it is, but it provides a wonderful little area where I have some statuary and a great old rusty birdcage. The bottom stand is used for holding pots and the cage itself is surrounded by plants and groundcover. There is another one of these bushes that is smaller that I show in the last photo and you can see our pond in the background. I love all the different shades of green this time of year. Don't you? Enjoy! xoxo K.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~White Wednesday # 47~

There are two things I love about Spring mornings. First is to wake up to the sun shining in my bedroom window and second is hearing the birds chirping outside. It is a great way to start out my day. They are saying it is going to be up in the mid 70's by the end of the week which will be the warmest it's gotten all year. I sure hope they are right. It has been cold and cloudy lately, but I do have a few birds in my house to keep me company. They are so fun to decorate with and don't forget to add a nest full of eggs inside a birdcage somewhere also. Wishing everyone a happy week and hopefully the sun is shining wherever you live. Enjoy! xoxo K.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

~Lilacs & Silver~

Don't you just love the smell of lilacs? What can be better than that beautiful aroma and gorgeous blooms all in a wonderful old silver pitcher? Put it next to a clock and birdcage hanging from an old iron lamp base and you have just transformed a corner of your room into a heavenly sight. I'm drawn to all these pieces and had fun taking these photos. Be sure to stop over at Gypsy Fish and check out all the other silver posts. Also I want to wish everyone a very special Mother's Day. I hope you are having a nice, relaxing day with loved ones. Enjoy! xoxo K.