Monday, May 19, 2014

It's All Happening...


Someone took my double dog dare ya...and ran with it....I know it's not pink, but it kills just the same...




                     

This front door's makeover, however, has been quite the project...It's taking days to get years of crusty old paint off.  It will be worth it.





The blue stone patio is done. Now the screened porch construction can start.





Loving the strap light... ( and the dark green doors with brass hardware )






This particular light offers no competition with the oversized kitchen lanterns.





The stair railing is lovely in Benjamin Moore's Floral White.






Brick backsplash almost complete...








A glimpse of the Spinella Wood counter and just grouted brick...





Progress with sideboard re-do...for use in kitchen...






"gilding the lily"...





Master light fixture...





...courtesy of Lulu and Georgia





Master bath progressing...





Choosing his and her mirrors...







Going to use frame on left for both....rope twist fillet for him...dainty swirl fillet for her...






Love this powder room paper...














FINALLY (after many weeks) have found fabric for custom ottoman in a wine room...






Which side should I use?





On the home front: winter did her damage...I lost many plants, but the tried and true are coming back...





Miraculously, I didn't lose a single pot...










The hosta in pots are my favorite. I have too many creatures that like to dine on them when they are in the ground.










My hydrangea vine is coming back after major home repairs necessitated a severe cut to a large section of it two years ago.









It's started to wrap around the side of my house. I think I'll stop it there.







Rescued this stone from a house that was demolished in my neighborhood.....It took one rental van and two probably un-safe car trips ( turned my car into a low-rider! ) The new path runs the width of my house. I need to plant around it, but I've been too busy.





This is the time of year that I love best (next to August)...everything is making it's move...you can expect daily, even hourly, changes...

It's all happening...

-k-


             

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Her SignaCha Culla





...that would be Shelby's, not mine. But I will admit to falling for this beauty the other day. 






It's a bit peony / rose / camellia looking.





At least that's what I hope to get....





I spotted these at a nursery a week ago, and planted them yesterday.






Maybe they can help pull this tired old obelisk through one more season.






If they are half as pretty as they are in the photos, I'll be thrilled.






I've had several varieties and colors of mandevilla before, but not for many years. I became a little bored and had moved on to other plants. Seeing them in every big box store parking lot sort of took away their exotic allure. 





I have high hopes that "Tango Twirl" will do the flamenco in my garden this season. It could use a little spice. I'll keep you posted.

-k-