Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Garden Tour

 Gardens nourish the soul, a sign I have hanging in my garden, and I really believe that is true.  Every spring I can't wait to get into my flower gardens and see what has come back from last year and what I can add for the coming season.  I hope you enjoy my little gardens spread out throughout my yard.
 Added a bench in the back of this long fenced area on the side of my house.  I added one of my favorite birdhouses on top, you can just barely see it peaking through.  I love all the purples and yellows I added this year.
 This is just below the last picture, just  right before you enter the back yard.  Some of my tall phlox didn't come back here this year, the corner in the back was just full of them last year, need to think of something tall to go in maybe this fall, so it will be back in the spring.  Love the old looking bird feeder, just adds the right height to this bed.  Throught out my garden you will see lots of signs I have collected, some read, bumble bee crossing,  To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow, and olde garden tools, I am always on the lookout for garden signs they add so much to a garden.
 This large planter sits in an area where I have a bench area next to the fireplace chimney.  This area gets changed out with the seasons.  So glad I took this picture a few weeks ago, this large planter of flowers, well it didn't make it through the very hot days we have had, can't wait to fill it with pansies.  This area is one of my favorite places to sit outside, just too hot this summer to do so.  I plan to make up for lost time this fall.

 This bed sits at the corner of driveway.  I had changed it some this year, added stepping stones, they have dragon flies on them and made a little path to the birdbath.
This is a very large bed that sits in my front yard.  I have all sorts of seasonal flowers that bloom throughout the season here, along with some large pots added for interest.  You can barely see the little blue wagon that sits in the front of this bed, it is up next to a tree.  I love to put pumpkins in it for the fall season.  Well just a few of my flower beds this year, there is one in the back of the house I didn't get to this year, it turned so hot, I had to stop being outside.  I hopefully will get back in them this fall for some redoing while you can still buy some flowers before winter.  This time of the year my beds start looking a little over grown, it is so humid and hot here in the south, and I have asthma, so it prevents me from being outside, can't wait to the cooler time of the year when I can be outside again playing in my flower beds, nourishing my soul.  Everyone stay cool,   Vicky

Monday, August 6, 2012

Decorating with Summer Blues

 When I started decorating with more primitive items they fit so well the the earthy tones I have in my house, all the fall tones in the autumn, I add in more reds for the winter, well when it came to last spring and summer, what could I add to give it just a little amount of color for summer.  I started collecting more blues, and I have fallen back in love with the color again. Back in the early summer, hubby and I took a very quick trip to see a friend of mine, Bonnie, she owns Primitive Gatherings shop in Tn.  Well she had so many items I could use to decorate for the summer season.  I picked up the little blue cabinet, didn't know where I would put it, the walls are getting full here.  I decided to move a couple of areas around, so I put it up on top of the step back cabinet for now.  I also picked up the basket and blueberries at her shop, just love the berries, good ones are hard to find.
 OK, had to throw in a picture of Oliver with his dad, taken earlier this summer, just love his new hat.
 Here I have taken a reproduction dough box, and added some blue bowls I have recently purchased, along with the doll and some red flowers.  I like changing out this box every season, it sits on my dining room table.
 I had this bowl rack in my kitchen in the spring, moved it back in here, added the red bowl and little dolls, some rag balls, and throw. My bedroom is done in reds, blues, browns.
 Wanted to share my new blue quilt, finding the perfect blue is hard, actually it is a little darker than the picture show.  I change it out in the fall and winter with a red quilt.
 This area above an old pie safe used for clothing in my bedroom, gets changed out with the seasons also, her used some blues for the summer season.
 This area next to the bathroom I have just added, wanted to share with you the little doll, all done in blue.
The fireplace gets a new look this time of the year, here I placed the little old childs wagon chair, a recent purchase this summer along with it the doll all done in blue and the little pillow.  Well hope you enjoyed seeing some of my summer decorating, thought I better show it to you before the house gets decked out for the fall season.  I will be sharing some other summer items with you, a tour of my garden and and summer wedding.  Well need to get back to my fall handmades, I have body parts everywhere, fall is fast approaching.  Everyone take care.  Hugs Vicky