Tuesday, August 19, 2014

~~~ A Late Summer Table~~~

I do love this month of August, as it leads to my favorite time, FALL!!! It is also my birthday month but now I don't want to admit how old I am getting! Geesh! But I wanted to create a new table for us to transition from Summer to Fall and what says that to me is sunflowers!!!!! It started when I found this plate at Home Goods for $4.99!!! I knew just how I was going to use it, and I have several places where it will land:) I just love the colors and design!
 Then I found these placemats at Joann Fabric for 40% off!  They are reversible too!
 I used a green runner to bring out the green of the sunflower.
 And my green handled flatware. I also got this towel at Joann and will use it in the kitchen when I decorate for Fall....SOON!
 I have had these coasters for awhile too.
 I love the texture of these glass covers. I also love that they come off to wash the glasses.
 I am using these white lanterns with a yellow candle inside.
 We have sunflower bowls for cereal or fruit. And the sunflower napkin ring gathers a brown and a yellow napkin.
 The stack is very simple. The white dinner plate's edge reminds me of a vine. Then a sunflower plate and the bowl.

 This was before I went to the grocery to get.... the sunflowers.

 I also have these napkin rings that look cute in the bowls.


 AHHH, I love sunflowers. I cut these short to fit into my favorite vase.





 I also cut a few of my limelight hydrangeas for our bud vases.



Even the backof the plate is painted. LOVE!

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An Awning for the Deck!

We have wanted to get an awning for the deck since the deck was built! Now we have one! It came yesterday (Monday) and Joe got the brackets up, then after dinner several of the neighbor guys came to help him get it onto the brackets and installed! It is amazing what a difference it makes!  Here it is all installed.
 Here was the process. Jor installing the brackets. I was his assistant for this so he didn't have to go up and down the ladder a million times:)

 Bringing it up the steps to the deck.
 It's heavy!

 Bolting it into place.
 It works!!! We have a remote AND a crank in case the power gooes out.
 AHHHH....

From in the breakfast room. Now I won't burn my fingers when I go out this door! It gets so hot it is amazing!


 View from the pond.

 All the marigolds are growing so beautifully! I am SO anxious to decorate this area for Fall. Have LOTS of plans!!!!





 I always used to sit on our deck at the old house and eat my breakfast. Now I can do that here too!
 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Something new for the Patio

All Summer I have carted the cushions and pillows from the patio inside to the breakfast room when there was a chance of rain. UGH. Not only was it a pain, it looked horrible to have all that stuff in the breakfast room but there was no other choice. Not anymore!!! We finally got a storage box that doubles as a coffee table on the patio. WHOO HOO!!! This fish actually holds a votive candle too. Perfect for the patio by the pond!
 The seat cushions on this bench and the glider and the 4 throw pillows all fit in the storage box!!!
 I styled it with a plant and  lantern and this cute frog!
 I love the faux wickre and it is completely lined with plastic to keep the cushions dry!


 Some times I put one of the fish here.

 When we have guests it acts as a coffee table for snacks and drinks. LOVE!!!
 
 
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