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Amaze Me Monday #117

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

We've just returned from a relaxing camping trip in the mountains.
When we left home the temperature was 101 degrees and upon reaching our destination, just two hours later, it was only 83!  The forecast this week is calling for a "cold" front with temps in the high 80's and low 90's...sure beats 101!

So glad you are here for the party, enjoy the features...

Gates of Crystal shares about gathering around the table her husband made in Dining Al Fresco.



Rainbows and Sunsets

Saturday, June 27, 2015



sunset


Rainbows

It's always exciting to see a bow of prismatic colors appearing in the heavens just after the rain;
even more special when two!

While at the beach for our annual week-long trip with mother and the girls in the family 
tropical storm Ana came and went, leaving a double rainbow.

A beautiful sight.
Reminder of a promise.  

Myrtle Beach, SC after tropical storm Ana.

Five Chickens in the Keeping Room

Friday, June 26, 2015



No more blank walls!

I have been searching for months to find artwork for the keeping room.

At first I thought a long and narrow canvas would be the way to go.
A painting of a cow or cotton field; something farmsey (should be a word!) since the keeping room has a farmhouse style.

After searching on etsy and visiting local shops, I finally found it!
Scattered about in a consignment shop were five antique prints that spoke to me, so home they came!


Antique Poultry Artwork in the Keeping Room

Knock Outs and More Favorites

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Roses have always been one of my garden favorites.
Though finicky and magnets for pests and disease...there is just no other flower quite like the rose.

As years pass,
our property becomes more shaded,
so there are fewer roses in my garden,
but oh how they steal the show.

Pink knock out rose


Amaze Me Monday #116

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

We escaped the hot and muggy for a little retreat in the mountains.
We were still in NC, but oh my...what a difference.
The cooler temps, evening showers, gentle breezes and gorgeous views have been amazing!

I'm so glad you are here for the party, hope you enjoy the features...

Peonies and Orange Blossoms  ~ Pink Peonies Table Setting



A Little Summer Pizazz

Sunday, June 21, 2015



There wasn't enough red in this room!

No really, my mission wasn't to add more red in the keeping room, even though red is my favorite color.  I just thought it would be nice to have a little color in front of the fireplace opening and that's when something in my stash came to mind.  So in came more red.

There was another change too.
This small table was between the two red chairs in the keeping room, but no more.

slip covered chairs