I purposely did not buy an outside area rug because of several factors: the porch gets a lot of traffic (like muddy boots, shoes, etc. as we live in the country and that means tractors, 4-wheelers, lawn mowers, etc.) and also it seems like every leaf, duehickey (I hope this isn't a naughty word) :) or what-ev-er accumulates right here! So, it's a lot easier to just hose off the concrete to keep it clean. I really had envisioned in my mind a black area rug with a little cream stripe border - oooh! - would look sooooo good. Oh well, maybe next year.
Hope you see something to inspire you. OK Ladies - lemonade is being served on the veranda! Come on in and sit a while honey!
|Isn't this iron candle holder cute? Got this for a steal ($5.00) at Big Lots on sale! I was looking all around the house for PINK! Pink was hardly nowhere to be found....but, I did find this extra panel I had and folded it for a table runner.|
|I still can't figure out how to make my lemons turn sideways to look pretty in the pitcher! I know there is a trick. I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me :)|
|Planted petunias (pink & white around boxwood) -this is after the storm. I think I'm going to spray paint these gray planters with a little black spray paint and add something tall in the center.|
|Oops! Left my camera case on the table :( I am still looking for plates or pics for the iron plate holder on the wall in the background.|
Till next time, hope everyone is safe and have a Blessed Easter!
"If we but had the eyes to see
God's face in every cloud,
If we but had the ears to hear
His voice above the crowd,
If we could feel His gentle touch
in every springtime breeze
And find a haven in His arms
'neath sheltering, leafy trees,
If we could just lift up our heart
like flowers to the sun
And trust His loving promise
and pray, "Thy will be done,"
We'd find the peace we're seeking,
the kind no man can give --
The peace that comes from knowing
He died so we might live!"
Helen Steiner Rice