Hello Lovelies! I hope you are having a great weekend. We have been busy coming up with stuff for the booth. We visited the booth this weekend and took measurements and photos to help me plan it out. I am planning on being in the booth the 1st Friday in June. Mr. Hughes took the picture of our 1st peony this season on Friday and I decided to go out and take some photos of our front porch and other little things that I have accomplished in the past couple of weeks. I planted these peonies 3 years ago and this is the first year that this bright pink one came up. I don't like where they are anymore, so I would love to move them... anyone have any tips for doing this? We planted a peony bed in the back and I want these to go up there. And, naturally, since it was so pretty, I clipped a few today and brought them in.
Nothing like them! I clipped the lighter pink one too and added it to a tiny vintage mercury glass vase.
I really like this little vignette... I made a little burlap "est. 2006" and framed it and hung it above our wedding cake topper. I had this kind of peony in my bouquet, so it is *perfect*
And, speaking of perfect, look what I found in a store that I hardly ever go in...
That's right... a wool hooked owl pillow for my owl crazy baby hughes! I love it! Now, I probably would have passed this up a few years ago, but I think it adds the perfect bit of quirk to our entry.
Moving on to other flowers... Mr. Hughes brought me home a gardenia to kill! He actually suggested that I start a new blog called "The Dead Plant Diaries." I actually just registered it... It really isn't that bad... gardenias are suicidal. I will enjoy the heavenly scent and then move it outside where we will all be much happier.
I have heard that this is a blogger no-no, but here is our front door. (Bad guys, we have an alarm system, guns, sharp knives and we are a little unstable, so don't bother.) Do you see that hydrangea to the left? Take that, Mr. Hughes... I haven't killed it! In fact, it is thriving and is going to explode in a week.
This is one of my gardenia topiaries... the non-sick one... the other one has mealy bugs... I am open to suggestions to get rid of them! I can't wait for it to bloom... it will smell so good every time we open the door.
Here is a little rusty mailbox that we found a few years ago. These flowers seem to be doing well... but I think they are confused... they are supposed to grow down...
Now, this is a before of some chairs that I decided to ruin last year... they used to be medium oak. I decided to paint them and just leave them outside. Well, they are shabby now. I wanted to give them a little pick me up.
So the pair got painted black... they are still quite worn. I almost wish I would have painted them black originally and left them inside.
Then, I added these great numbers that I had specially made. I have listed them in my etsy shop along with some really neat write on labels. I saved back a 1 and 2 for these chairs and a 3 for a small baby hughes size chair.
Some of you may remember me talking about buying a table at the Bloomin' Garden Show... and how that table almost didn't fit in our car and how we had to take the carseat out of the middle and move it to the side...well, here it is. It was perfect for our front porch and totally worth the trouble.
Well, that is all the trouble I got into this weekend. There is still time to enter my *giveaway*
Bye for now!