Jun 13, 2017

~ i love wallpaper!


I can't tell you how happy I am about this wallpaper. It has been a long time coming!

The laundry room story is a long and boring one, but what a happy ending!! Click here, here, and here for the full history... But for now, just praise and joy for this gorgeousness!






I found the blue and white pitcher below on eBay for nothing... A perfect addition to the space!







We also added under counter lighting, which really helped brighten up the room... It was actually my husband's idea. He is an angel straight from heaven.






If I win the lottery, this will not be the only room with wallpaper in my house.

This particular wallpaper is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. At first, I thought the print would be too large, but I actually love it in this small space. 


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The laundry situation has just been taken up a notch. 
Yay for laundry!


PS I received over 500 likes on my instagram post of the laundry room wallpaper in progress ~ the most likes ever! If you want more, there are a couple videos on my instastory! here

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Jun 5, 2017

~ patio 2017


More pics of the patio!

As I mentioned in my last post, I have all the boxwoods stored for the winter. It is a happy day when those are delivered each spring! 
Instant green and beauty!

I brought up the pillows, bought a few plants, and voila!

I ended up with ferns instead of ivy topiaries in the pair of pots on either side of the steps... I prefer the topiaries, but I think Vickie Lea thinks I'm cray-cray with all the topiaries :) She suggested ferns...



I still don't have the cushions on the bottom seating arrangement, but we only use that seating area when we entertain... 

Boxwood and ivy!


The absolute best place to take a nap...

If only I had time to take a nap...



Just bought those new scalloped umbrellas from Pottery Barn... 
Love the navy trim!

Happy Summer!

PS I sell those blue and white garden seats in my shop!

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Jun 3, 2017

~ summer planting


I have attempted to take some photos of plantings in our yard, but the lighting has not been cooperative... Here is a collection of photos that will give you an idea of what's going on, but don't judge ~ I'm not a professional photographer!


This is the front pot outside my dining room window... Taken from inside the dining room! 

Vickie Lea decided I had too many boxwood, and when this one died, she suggested a caladium... I said fine, but only white. I love it!


I sort of have a theme in the front yard of white and green...


I bought this white pot as a last minute replacement a couple years ago for a broken terra-cotta pot. I thought I would paint it, but I never have. I don't really like it, but I don't have the interest or energy to plan/design a paint project.... So white it is for another summer!






In the backyard, we plant red, pink, and white begonias in the beds...


We transplanted this lily of the valley from my mother-in-law's house almost 20 years ago... It's planted by the air conditioners, which seems weird, but we didn't have a backyard design at that time, and we had to get it before her house sold. It does quite well every year!


Still waiting to fill this pair of antique lead pots... Maybe ferns?





The ivy on the fence has really taken off this year!





Vickie Lea stores my boxwoods all winter for me. I really look forward to the boxwood delivery in the spring!




I love the vibrant color in this photo taken this morning... 
It was bright and gorgeous out!

Back to the front of the house... white begonias...



After a walk with Tucker this morning... He works nicely with the white and green theme...

I usually put a pot on that stone piece below with ivy... I still have a few things to do, but I am loving the lush green everywhere right now. The birds are really happy and chirping away!

I still need to take photos of the furniture and pillows! I avoided them for this photo shoot because we have been sitting outside so much, and I didn't have time to tidy up... Next time!

Happy Summer!


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