Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shabby Chic Gardening

This time of year I love getting outside. I love it when it isn't cold, it isn't hot, it is just right!

I love my "new" old farmhouse window that my husband made me a window box for hung on the fence. 



I think it looks great above the wheel barrow and with the arbor around it.


Janae took a picture of her Poms in this area and posted it on Facebook. One of her friends called it "Pom Blossoms" I thought that was adorable!

I am also quite pleased with my Petunia tower my husband built for me. Here it was in April...


Now it looks like this...


Can't wait to see what it looks like in July!

I love my "rocking chair" planter in the front--I really should grow something climbing on it.


Look who is smelling the flowers...hee hee

  
My little nephew, Jax, always asks me to go our on the front deck and look at the "beautiful flowers". He is so fun!


Our Dogwood tree is showing off how beautiful she can be right now.


We had a fun family get together the other day.








I love that we live within a mile of each other in my husbands family--and as you can tell we can have very informal and fun togethers. We really need to do it more often!

I have been really suffering with a hurt back..but I have still been getting some painting done.


Last but not least..my baby girl Dafney had her 14th birthday!


We love her and wish her has many more birthdays!

Thanks for visiting!

18 comments:

Deb said...

Lovely post, Sandi. Beautiful flowers and lots of fun family get togethers. It sure is a great time of year. Look at Dafney with her cake. How sweet is that. I wish her many more years with you, too. She's a very lucky dog to have found such a wonderful home. I know you feel lucky to have her, too. Our Kane will turn 14 soon and we will certainly celebrate that. Hugs, Deb

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your petunia tower planter is fabulous! I quit growing petunias because they tend to get so leggy. Maybe your idea would work here too!

Marissa said...

Love your rocking chair planter its so pretty and clever.
need to find me an old one.
I just love family get togethers it just feels fun.
thanks for sharing all your beautiful pictures.

Katharine Devinney said...

I love what you did for your fence garden area. I'm working on a garden area, against the fence and pinned your picture. I need to trellis my roses, but I may think of an arbor instead.

Jennifer Ashe said...

How on earth did you get 4 dogs to sit still for that picture, I only have 2 and I can't get to sit for even 2 seconds, think they must be camera shy LOL

lynn said...

your rocking chair would look great with a vine on it, sandy:) love the window project with the china. hope your back problems go away--that's not fun. the poms are too cute...and very well behaved for pics! happy bday to your sweet dafney:)

Grandma Carolee said...

Enjoyed this post so much!! The flowers are beautiful, and it was fun seeing the family good time together. I'm praying for healing for your back.

Melanie said...

I hope that little Dafney has many more Happy Birthdays too! She is such a cutie pie! your flowers are so pretty, it one of the things I enjoy about visiting your blog! Love the Pom blossoms too!

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandi,
Love how your garden is coming to such beautiful life. Love the pom blossoms too. It just cracks me up how Janae get's them to pose and smile. Too cute. Loved seeing all your family together in the photos. Hope your back is feeling better. That can be miserable.
Kris

Carole @ GardenUp Green said...

Great Ideas - makes me want to go work outside and get creative.

Carole

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh, the Pom blossoms are too cute and I'm amazed at your petunia tower! Love the farmhouse window, too. The best photos are of the smiling family members. You make them smile, Sandy. :)

Amy Jo said...

Oh it looks so pretty and those pom blossoms are adorable!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You have way to much fun going on at your house. Your garden is gorgeous..Love your window planter and the puppies always make my day!

Carol

laura Madalene said...

Gorgeous!!! How very beautiful everything looks! How I love the big bucket of flowers. I can look at your garden, and your beautiful home all day. It makes me happy!
Garden Ponds Design

Cindy said...

Awwwww... Happy Birthday Daphne! and What a sweet wonderful family you have - how nice that ya'll are close and can get together so often. And check out the cool stuff your husband made for you! The window box is sooo cute, and petunia tower is cool as anything! I love the name "Pom blossoms" too

Cindy

Fishtail Cottage said...

haha - the pooches in the garden wheelbarrow are so cute! how did she get them to sit still long enough to snap a photo, much less all look at the camera? thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party this week! xoox, tracie

Amy Chalmers said...

Always so much fun and decorating projects going on over here. I have to say MY FAV is how you stuck the back of a chair (or rocker) into the big planter barrel!! Its adorable!

Angélica D said...

HI i love your blog ,, you have a new follower from Chile
Angelica