Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Pond a Respite From the Heat!

Since I am in décor limbo right now, removing all the shell décor to make way for FALL (my favorite season), I thought I would show you some shots of the pond. Soon we will be cutting things back a bit. The flowers are a little tired around the yard from the incessant heat but I am fertilizing and hoping for a little rebound. The water lilies are just beautiful!
 We have pink ones and whites.




 This one has a yellow center.
 The fish are always excited to see us (they want food:)



 The pond is a relaxing place for us. We sit on the patio and enjoy the sound of the waterfall, the birds and even the frogs croaking......when it isn't so HOT!!!!

 The past 2 days have been heavenly: low humidity and temps in the low 80's!
 
Thanks for stopping by. SOON, I will be able to share my Fall decorating and believe me I LOVE to do it:)
XO, Pinky
 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Black, White and a Touch of Green at the Table

I decided I wanted to do a transitional table, you know this time at the end of summer but not quite fall yet. It is so blazing hot here that I am just PLANNING Fall, no changes yet. But at the table I did make some changes. I started with a black and white checked runner. I wanted to make it light and airy but with a NOD to Fall. Apples always say Fall to me:) I used a black and striped placemat and a sea grass round mat along with my white chargers and black and white flowered dinner plate and black and white salad plate. I topped all that with a green apple surrounded by a green, leafy ring.
 To compliment the runner I mixed it up a bit by gathering 2 napkins together in a simple, white ceramic napkin ring.
 My limelight hydrangeas are perfect for a simple but beautiful centerpiece.
 They are all different colors right now. Some are still  green and some...
 are white and some
 are beginning to show some of that beautiful pinkish color.
 I added 2 green candles surrounded by a green leafy ring for added texture.
 My clear bubble goblets will hold our beverage.

 The hydrangeas are in one of my white pitchers that is acting as a vase.
 To add some more texture I filled my white gravy boat with some seed balls and other pods.

 A single apple sits in a green leafy ring on top of the dish stack.

And mixing my flatware makes the table fun.


 This is the salad plate
 and this the dinner plate. They can be mixed together many different ways.

 Yes, there is also a small antler in this mix:)
 I really like the edge of the gravy boat and the leafy vine on the side.



 The rattan S and P tie in with the sea grass placemats.
 
Thanks for your visit! Are you dreaming and planning for Fall yet? I hope you are surviving this awful heat. I also feel SO bad for the people of Louisiana whose homes, neighborhoods and sometimes lives have been ruined.
 
 XO, Pinky
 
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Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Amazing Water Hibiscus!!!

When we did the pond Joe planted these water hibiscus in 2 pots in the pond and 2 more plants around the pond. Well, this year they have GROWN crazily!!! These 2 plants that are beside the pond probably have close to 40 blooms right now!!! Each bloom is like the size of a dinner plate!!!
 We were expecting rain when I took these pictures so the cushions and pillows were put away.
 Joe and I decided that after these 2 plants are finished blooming, we are going to move them to another place in the yard. It is too much, and to us detracts from the pond now. The plants die back each winter so all this came up this year!

 From here you can't even see the pond so we will plant something that stays low.

 One of the plants that was in the pond was removed and put in a LARGE pot that we had. It is doing fine in the pot, amazingly:)


Have you ever seen these? Now that we have them I see them all over but never noticed them before. Like the other hibiscus, the blooms only last a day.
Thanks for your visit.
XO, Pinky
 
I will be sharing at:

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The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday

 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Early Evening Beauty

The days are getting shorter, which makes me a bit sad. I LOVE daylight savings time and the daylight that lasts til 9PM. But the sun is setting earlier each day. The other night, the sun hadn't set yet but the lights (that are on timers) started to come on. I walked around looking at how pretty this time was! It was still light outside but inside the day was winding down. I took a few shots and thought I would share them with you. This lamp and the lights in the credenza come on automatically each night.

 In the living room I only turned on the ceiling fan light as I was afraid you wouldn't be able to see much without it. This room is so cozy to me, I love sitting here to read surrounded by all the things I love.
 In the breakfast room the lamp on the hutch comes on too.
 I love this birdhouse lamp, it is a favorite.
 My new jar on the new stand, love them both.
 The candles on the steps are on a remote so I can turn them on whenever I want. I can see them here from my desk at night.

 
I never usually take pictures at night but thought it might be a nice change:) Thanks for your visit!!!
XO, Pinky
 
I will be sharing here:

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The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us WednesdaysFeathered Nest Friday

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Share Your Style

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday

 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday
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