Thursday, May 14, 2015

Share Your Style #13

Hey Everyone,
 It's Wednesday and time to Share Your Style!

I really look forward each week to checking out your links and seeing what you all are coming up with. I'm a vintage gal at heart, so when I see some fun vintage items being used I get all excited. I love decorating with vintage things, but I really enjoy seeing how you all "use" and enjoy them too. I loved Benita's post about her packing her vintage picnic basket and heading out for a "Breakfast Picnic". Hope you'll visit Chasing Quaintness and see the rest of the post.

This last week I shared posts on finishing up 
And then pulled my odds and ends of wicker and vintage pieces
 together for a Patio Seating Area under the deck.

I'm so glad you're here to join in on the party!

Kelly is our host this week,
take it away Kelly...!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the 13th Share Your Style party!
  I am Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am your host this week. 
Remember that when you link up here,
 your link will also show up on 7 other blogs as well!  So, this is a BIG party!

Here are some features from last week.

Panoply shared a fun wedding party that took place in a barn.
  I love country style weddings! 
 This one had lots of great ideas if you're planning your own too. 

Mia Bella Passions shared her recipe for 
raspberry white chocolate drizzle scones. 
 Oh my goodness, do these ever look good! 

One More Time shared how to make a farmhouse hall tree. 
 It's so cute!  I'm sure her family will get a lot of use out of that.

Gates of Crystal shared how she made
 French style shutters for her windows.
  They are so pretty!  I love the blue color too.

Forever Decorating shared her new barn door installed in her garage.
  I would love to have one of these somewhere in my own home! 
 Love this idea.

If you were featured, please add this button to your blog.

Now it's time for YOU to share your inspirations! 
 Be sure to provide a link back to this party on  your specific post. 
I can't wait to see what you share!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Patio Seating Area

Hi, Everyone, hope you had a great Mother's Day weekend, 
mine was nice, but pretty quiet.
 My goal last week was to finally get the lower level patio sitting area cleaned and put together so we can have a place to sit and relax. This is under the deck, so it's somewhat covered, but not waterproof. I found the two seat cushions and bench cushion online at Lowe's, and they were just what I wanted. They're outdoor friendly and have the look of heavy linen or hemp in a dark khaki/taupe color. I wanted something neutral, that would match most of my pillows and quilts, and not show pollen/dirt/or grunge and I think these will work out fine.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Container Planting and Painting Styofoam Pots

Like most of you, I've been excited to finally get some outside work accomplished. Earlier this Spring we had our deck rebuilt. It was torn down to the studs and given a complete overhaul. This is the point that I can get really negative on the previous owners for neglecting an amazing 10 year old deck and landscape, but I won't do that. So instead I'll tell you how nice it is to have it mostly finished except for some painting we need to do under the floorboards, and how it's quickly becoming a comfortable place to relax and enjoy our beautiful back yard.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Share Your Style #12

Hey Everyone!

I hope you're having a great week, 
it's time again for Share Your Style! 

This week for me, it's been all about outdoors clean up, getting my potting bench in order, and then planting flower containers with some sun loving posies. My feature pick this week from Praire Charm grabbed me with a fun potting bench and lovely pics of Violets.

 Prairie Charm

So glad you're here to share all your inspiration!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Container Planter Inspiration

I was starting from scratch this year when it came to getting containers planted. Up until last year, I had Geraniums that were 5 and 6 years old, as I would winter them in our basement. So last week I went looking for some container pot inspiration. I was mostly interested in plant varieties that would work for full sun. I do have some shady spaces that I will get to later, but my first round has been for the deck, lower patio, and a large concrete container for the front courtyard.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Potting Bench Progress

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a great weekend...

I've spent most of my time outside this last week. First, working on getting the container planters filled with flowers for the deck, patio and front yard, then coming up with more things for the potting bench area. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Share Your Style #11

I really want to personally thank all of you who have been coming by each week to join in the party. There are so many wonderfully creative links; each of you are helping to build a fun and inspiring place to share your blogs. I had so many favorites this week, that I have to share two!

Poppy from With a Dash of Color shared a Spring Tea Tray 
and wonderful moss covered candles.

...and Penny from Penny's Vintage Home has been working
 on her Greenhouse, where she shared this wonderful old dresser
 filled with flowers.
Just so Spring-y. I want to live there!

This last week I painted an old Concrete Pedestal for the Dining Room and Styled my Sofa Table using neutral elements. If you haven't had a chance to come by, I hope you'll have time to catch these two posts.

New Posts in Your In-Box