Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Greetings, Outside and Inside

I got some shots of the front "porch" area and the foyer. It is amazing that Memorial day weekend is almost here. You couldn't tell by our weather. I hope you all have a great weekend and maybe have some plans. So, WELCOME!!!
 My large urn never gets sun, so I have to plant shade loving plants in here. I put a caladium, some peach and white impatiens and a potato vine in it. I also added some curly willow sticks to support the caladium as it gets bigger.
 A peach kalanchoe is in a pot and one of my bunnies says hello.
 This gorgeous begonia is such a pretty color!
 I have had this pot in the house all winter. Last year I found the coleus plants coming up from seed in the yard so planted them in a pot with another plant and they have survived the winter.
 My brown bunny holds petunias.
 On the walk coming up to the door my large pot has a peach geranium and I forget what is in the small pot but it also has orange flowers.
 A bluish/purple petunia is in the hanging pot. That is a bluebird feeder that Joe made. We watch them eating from the dining room.

 Come on in! Most of you know that these stairs are one of the things that sold me on this house. I knew I would line them with some of my blue and white jars.
 For Summer I have added pretty blue rings to the candles and placed blue birds by them.

 Most of the blue birds came from Michaels last year.
 The rings all came from Joann Fabrics.

 The candles come on with a remote.
 I love lighting them at night. I can see them from here at my desk.
Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you have a great weekend but remember the reason for the holiday. We would not live in peace without the sacrifice so many have made for our freedom.
      

      XO, Pinky
I will be sharing here:

Metamorphosis Monday,


 

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,


 

Wow Us WednesdaysFeathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

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
 
 










Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Something New for the Patio!

Good morning! We had a very rainy day yesterday and cool temps but they are SLOWLY going up and by the weekend should be nice!  Joe and I decided we needed something new for the patio. We had a portable fireplace out here for 3 years but it wasn't just what we wanted and it also sat unused for most of the time. So we found something that will work much better. It is a combination coffee table and fire pit! We are loving it! Here is what the patio looks like now! All the pots are planted, the cushions are out and the coffee table is put together!
 I changed my colors out here this year; I wanted to use blue and tan with a pop of orange.
 The coffee table blends nicely with the table on the deck as they both have tile on them.
 I found the bird on a branch pillows at Home Depot and love them! The solid blue ones came from Walmart! The blue and white pot and the solid blue pots are planted with annuals.

 I love these ferns and had it inside for awhile.
 The large pots are not blue but I like how the light green blends with the blues.
 These solid blue pots came from Big Lots and I bought 2 sizes. I love that they have birds on them!
 This wicker looking bench is also new and holds ALOT! We originally thought it could be used as a coffee table but it is too big. It holds all our pillows and cushions and bug sprays etc. The plant in the large tan pot is a water hyacinth that we took out of the ground around the pond as it was growing too big! It will bloom in the summer.
 I found this pretty blue birdhouse and the hanging plant is an orange geranium. In the large green pots are spikes, orange geranium, purple petunia and white allysum.
 On the step going down to the patio is my pot that my friend Shirley from Housepitality Designs gave me. I had seen it on her blog and told her if she ever wanted to get rid of it I would buy it. It has special meaning to me as it says, "gather ye Rosebuds". My Mom's nickname was Rosebud, or Buddy. She was so kind to just pack it up and send it to me!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by. We have a busy week. I will be sharing a lot of what we have been doing, both inside and outside.
XO, Pinky
 
I will be sharing here:

Metamorphosis Monday,


 

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,


 

Wow Us WednesdaysFeathered Nest Friday

 Foodie Friday and Everything Else Link Party

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
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How I Use Rattan and Bamboo in my Decor

I have been crazy bust everyday this week so don't have any new pictures to share with you so I decided to share again this post, as you may have missed it. I will have some new things to share next week as they are works in progress right now.I have always loved rattan and bamboo. I fell in love with Asian style and décor when I first got married. My Father-in-law was a pilot and also a SHOPPER! My in-laws had beautiful things that I loved. So I VERY slowly tried to incorporate that look into my decorating when we got our first house. To say I was on a strict budget is almost laughable, we had NO extra money. But Joe and I found a way to make things look nice. I want to share with you some of the things I use NOW and how I add them to my décor. I have lots of pictures so get comfy:) In the dining room I have bamboo chairs.
 I love these chairs, they are comfortable but I am thinking of recovering the seats.
 I have 2 arm chairs too.
 On this wall is a small chest that is trimmed in bamboo The mirror above it has a faux bamboo frame. On of my large baskets sits beside it.
 Here in my office are many things with rattan or bamboo. These lampshades are rattan.
 On the wall I have 2 sconces with rattan trim and a large round basket that I placed a mask into.
 On top of my desk I have this rattan basket filled with decorative balls.
 I have a large collection of baskets throughout my home.
 And this piece used to be my server in the dining room. It now holds my TV here in my office.
 My very favorite, bamboo pagoda shaped etegere!
 And another basket on this wall too.
 I love using rattan basket/trays on the coffee table of any table to corral items.
 More baskets under the sofa table.
 Behind the Oriental screen I stacked 2 bamboo plant stands and another basket/vase sits beside them.
 In the breakfast room I have lots of baskets on the walls and on the floor.

 Over the kitchen cabinets are more baskets along with some pottery. Pottery is another collection of mine:)


 In the sitting room part of the master I have this love seat. I LOVE it!
 2 woven candle sticks are on one of the side tables.
I also use baskets to elevate other items.

 On Joe's dresser is an arrangement I made in a rattan container and I used pieces of bamboo in the arrangement.
 The lamps on the nightstands have faux bamboo bases.
 On this chest I used 2 rattan placemats to make a runner.

So that is SOME of how I use rattan and bamboo. I hope I may inspire some of you to use some too! I love the look and texture it provides.

Thanks for your visit!
XO, Pinky

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