Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Bloomin' Weekend

I think I finally have my back deck in shape. I re-stained the stairs this week after dropping a full gallon of it in the garage and having a huge mess to clean up. Thank the good Lord I had a full container of paint thinner on hand. So two hours later I finally got started on the project at hand.

Just wanted to share these little flower vignettes that I have out here. This is right off the sunroom and looking out my kitchen window, so I need some "pretty" to look at.

This old iron railing in chippy white was a recent flea market find,
(a 10 dollar deal)
I have several pieces of old fencing out here, 
and then the white gate behind the table.

 I left these photos as is because the pinks were so vibrant I didn't want to change the photos. The two potted ones in the old cement containers are million-bells.

My favorite Garden Lamb

 I think someone or something has been having this one for lunch...

Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day, 

Se you tomorrow for 

I'm joining in for 
Mission Possible the Great Outdoors at Thistlewood Farm
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Primp Your Stuff at Primp
Knick of Time
Cottage Garden Party at Fishtail Cottage
Outdoor Spaces at Not Just a Housewife



  1. Great collectibles, flowers and vignettes! I never have painted any of my watering cans but I really like your pink one!

  2. Oh, my. Sorry you had a mess to clean up. Your deck with the vignettes looks great. Love the old table. No outside work here. It is pouring.

  3. A very inviting hideout to enjoy yourself.I know I could.Beautiful job.Denise

  4. So so pretty!


  5. All of it is so very pretty, I've enjoyed all of it!

  6. Very pretty, Debra! I always loved setting up my patio so I could see "pretties" from the kitchen windows. I've set up the little area outside our condo with some pretty flowers and I do enjoy them when I'm sitting out there or walking past the front door.

  7. Debra,
    Everything is so beautiful. Love the chippy fence. What a great way to use it, as a lovely accent. The pink flowers and watering can add perfect pops of color.
    Terrific job!

  8. Everything's so pretty and fresh, Debra. Love the little vignette with the bunny.

  9. It is rabbits that used to eat my petunias.

  10. I love the sweet little lamb and the old metal scrollwork against the regular wood banister work. Great juxtapositioning there! Dan JUST restained our deck! It looks GREAT!!

  11. It looks very lovely and inviting Megxx

  12. Oh, boy, now you've had to take up stripping, too! :@

    I'm glad you were able to remove all that stain from your garage. Your deck is looking good, and obviously the pink flowers are looking a bunny? I have problems with squirrels pulling flowers out of my pots and replacing them with peanuts.

  13. Your flower vignettes are so pretty. Some of the flowers are so delicate looking! I love million bells, too!

  14. now that looks like a place i'd like to hang out for sure! million bells is a winner in my book and all of your collectibles have made for a sweet and cozy spot to set a while.
    happy mothers day,

  15. Hi Debra,
    You are one busy girl...*hearing* about spilling the stain had me tired..I can only imagine the mess:)
    Anyways, I love your deck...I have seen the sewing machine table before on Pinterest but didn't realize it was yours:)...what did you use for the top? I am wanting to do something similar but it definitely needs to be waterproof.
    I hope you had a wonderful day!

  16. Looks like hard work paid off for sure.. such a peaceful area to look out and see. Inspiring me to get back at
    the outdoor area just outside my office door....

    Hope your Mother's Day was special as well.


  17. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Love all your displays and collectables grouped together. I want a bunny like yours,have been on the hunt for ages.
    Can't imagine how awful a gallon of stain would be to clean up. ugggh. Don't envy you cleaning up a mess like that.

  19. Love those pretty flowers along with the vintage accents surrounding them. Pink and purple flowers are my favorite! The old iron fencing you used looks so cute out there too.

  20. What a beautiful little spot you have out there. I love the vibrant pinks, just gorgeous!

  21. What a pretty post! You're right-the pink is so pretty-- what a pleasant scene to view from your home. Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers with us.

  22. Debra - what a beautiful area! I love all your flowers, your lamb, and your chippy white fence (the heart one is awesome!)... Our new Chip is now leaping into our lap for peanuts. That sure didn't take long! I also wanted to share my Mother's Day post today as it features the same Mother Motto/Sampler that you shared the other day! Have a wonderful week :)... Donna

  23. Goodness up the spilled stain would have been it for me. That project alone would have whupped this chubby gal!
    Love all the pink and why change a thing about the's perfect.

  24. what started out as a mess (spilled stain) sure is adorable now:) love the chippy white fence, cute birdcage and your sewing table, esp:)

  25. Your pics of vintage items mixed with pretty flowers are lovely. What a nice view from your kitchen window!

    Every Tuesday I have a gardening party link up. It would be great if you came over and linked up! :)

  26. Love it all! You are such an inspiration to me! Gotta pin again! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  27. Looking Beautiful, Debra...
    too bad about the mess in the garage, but didn't you always want that floor stained anyway~
    I am ready to add some plants to my little deck, I always wait till after Mother's Day, just in case it decides to get too cold at night... but now you have me wanting to go to the nursery Today!!!
    Have a beautiful week

  28. Lovely vignettes. I would love to sit and have a glass tea, out there.

  29. Glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day Debra! I think everyone we knew was playing in the garden or decorating their porches and patios yesterday :) Love your new chippy railing...tooooo cute!

  30. Love the pink watering can and white sewing machine base! These pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing...happy belated Mother's Day to you. ; )

  31. Very very pretty! I love the table made from a sewing machine base. I have one too, but the top I made has about had it. Is that an floor furnace grate on top? Great idea.

  32. Oh I feel your paint on the deck and the spill. I just finished a deck restain nightmare! Everything is just lovely, so many pretty things to enjoy it is hard to choose a favorite. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porcyh.

  33. Looks so pretty Debra!
    I can't wait to pick up some flowers this week...I'm so behind!

  34. That is a hefty dose of pretty! I would love to have that outside my kitchen window. Nicely done, especially after a "stain accident". You soldiered on. Good work. I found your post at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.


  35. Hi, Debra. I completely agree that the views from our windows are so important! And you've created lovely views for yourself. Love that sweet little lamb. :) I'm your newest follower. ~Zuni

  36. I love a cottage-garden vignette! I have to say that the little lamb is really calling to me. Where did you acquire that? I really love it...

    Thank you for linking up tonight,

  37. So charming! I love everything Debra!!

    Susan and Bentley

  38. Of course I love all of it, from the green lamb to the ironwork, to the flowers. I shared it on the ranch's FB page because I LOVE IT!!

  39. This is so pretty! I love all your flea market finds and of course the pink. Looks like you'll have a beautiful deck to enjoy this summer. It was almost worth that stain spill accident, wasn't it? Hope you're having a great week!

  40. Oh,Oh OH, Dear Debra, such beautiful photoes from your sunroom, so many things I love out there, apart from the beautifull sunny room.
    Your old green birdshouse ,the little sweet white one, your iron table-and rusted pieces, and naturally your beautiful flowers all over-your lamb and pine abble -I could go on :-)
    You are so lucky to have this wonderful room to decorate after your hearts desire.
    Hugs and love,Dorthe

  41. I love all of your vignettes, even the patio looks amazing. Wow. I need to pay attention and get going on my patio. The flowers are stunning too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  42. Gorgeous Debra! I see so many things that are similar to mine. I have that same white church birdhouse, and a green birdcage. Also I have a mini rounded watering can similar to yours. What good taste we have, lol! I am still putting my deck and pergola together. Not quite through planting. Can't wait till mine is all decorated. I have to tell you, my mom had cement planters just like your round one when I was growing up. I so wish I had them now! I would love for you to share with my party if you get a chance!

  43. Love your vignettes! The whites with the pinks are just perfect. Love the birdhouse, too.


  44. Hi Debra, love your post! It is so beautiful and amazing. I'm so in the mood to work on my back patio. Your vignettes are so beautiful, I would love to linger and smell the blooms and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. That fence panel is a wonderful find. Yay for you!

  45. Hi!I've just found your lovely blog through Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party and I love it! Your deck looks so inviting and comfy with such beautiful flowers and accessories! I will now be following and looking forward to more beautiful posts! Hugs, Leena

  46. Beautiful! I adore the singer sewing machine cabinet/stand.

  47. oh Debra - it's all so beautiful! how fun for you to sit and enjoy your sanctuary you have created for yourself! sorry i couldn't fix your request before this evening....let me know when you are ready! appreciate your understanding! hugs to you & thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! oxox, tracie

  48. should be a photo stylist for magazines. Your vingettes are so pretty. I could just stare at your blog all day long!

    And don't even get me started on the photography.

    Thank you so much for linking up and for all the inspiration!

    Happy Great Outdoors Day!

  49. I am seriously in love with your vignettes! So many great rusty accessories to make your flowers pop!! And, UGH! about spilling the gallon of stain. What a frustrating way to start a project. But an excellent result!! Thank you for sharing this at our link party!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  50. Debra,

    Your porch is so pretty and romantic and lovely ... and a perfect view to cheer your day from the kitchen window!

    And I love the lamb. Too cute. He (or is it she?) would go perfect with my next door neighbor's beagle pup holding a basket of flowers in his mouth ...

    ... so very happy that you shared your pretty porch and beautiful vignettes with us at our Great Outdoors link party!



  51. Debra,
    I want to move into your porch! Love the layered look of the old railings against the deck!

    And that sewing table is perfection - looks like a million (bells)!

    So glad you joined our Outdoors party.

  52. Such a lovely spot you've created, I love your color scheme and your containers are beautiful!

  53. Beautiful! I love all the details :)


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