I haven't been on here since last Wednesday...I can't believe it, can you? I've been busy with this house and this weekends weather was so nice that we didn't do anything but relax, well Stush did paint the closet doors in the entry way and put them up:)
We did get the porch furniture out and I took a few pics, I'm not done yet but I guess it will get finished by the time summer officially gets here!
Here's my swing...my favorite place on the porch, I had a good time decorating it because I haven't been able to do much of that lately. I love to sit here and swing with a favorite book, it's always cooler out there and since we are trying to not put the AC on until we really have to it seems this is where you can find me. I bought the rug at Big Lots for $15.00 the last one and I love it, for some reason I can't stand the feeling of cement in my bare feet, it's a large rug so it does the job for me. This is a view from the swing side...I had every intention of spray painting the wicker black this year but I think I'm going to pass, I'll save it for next spring.lol I love the Boston ferns on the end of the porch, makes it look and feel cooler for some reason, to the left you can see my potting bench which I still need to tweak more.
I love this flag garland looks really neat when you look out the door from the living room. Stush is working on the pool as I type so I'll take more pics to show.
I have had this bench for a long time...it is really long and is painted a blue grey and I had stenciled barn red stars on it. I was always going to paint it another color but thank goodness I didn't! The basket on it I got at a yard sale Saturday for a $1.00, it has little legs on the bottom which I thought was neat.
As I mentioned I hit two yard sales Saturday, one on my way to pick up Alex at her other gramma's, I picked her up and we stopped. Alex had never been to a yard sale but boy she caught on right away... I looked at her one time and she was digging thur boxes like a real trooper.lol
At that yard sale I found an old rolling pin for .75 and the pink carrier for .50 for my craft things and toys for Alex of course!
The next yard sale was here in my town and the sign said "Nice Yard Sale" so I had to stop!
Two pictures frames for .50 a piece the basket in the upper left hand corner .50...the stenciled can for .50, I'll show a pic of what I did with that in my next post, two tin plates and the front one is a strainer type both were a $1.00 a piece! The muffin tin was just a $1.00 and I can see how some make their pantry cakes by using one of these muffin tins see the pattern?
I also found the kitchen gadgets at the top of the picture for .25 a piece they will go on my kitchen Christmas tree...old refrigerator jar .50...brown painted clothes pins tied with blue homespun .50 for all. The wood tray I think was a $1.00, I'm going to prim it up though.
In this next picture you can see the kitchen tools better and the homespun they are on I bought at the Country Store:)
I've been visiting blogs and everyone seems to be so happy summer is here, gardens are being planted and homes are getting a more Americana look to them, I'm glad it's here too?
Yesterday we were at Michele's swimming so I got a little to much sun but it was worth it love seeing them have a good time!
Now I have to get back to doing the rest of what I have to do today, I did get the laundry done and vacuumed the rooms as best I could what with everything all over the place, oh well it will get done eventually.
Have a great evening!