Saturday, June 20, 2009

It has finally quit raining here! Whoo Hoo, we actually saw sun today. Now I get to go and get rid of all those weeds that popped up this past week. I did manage to get a few new pictures this morning, so thought I would share with you all. My garden is primarily perennial, so there is always something new blooming, and I just love that.

This begonia is planted in a Terra Cotta heart that I found in Michigan one summer. I never realized how many heart items I had till I started taking photos...I have them on the fence, in garden stakes, in planters, and in stepping stones. I shared with you the other day the new one that I purchased, so now I guess I have a real theme going.

I love this ground has the most beautiful silver leaves, and then before the season is done, it just loads itself in these gorgeous purple flowers.......stunning!

I have pink and white astilbe that is finally starting to come into its own. I have a larger plant of it towards the back of the garden, but it hasn't bloomed yet.......can't wait!
Now to the stuff I managed to get done this week..........this was an old bowl I found at GW......the reason I grabbed it was that it was just slightly out of round, and I thought oh how prim. So it got a coat of black paint, then distressed, and I added the dark tan star. Then I drilled a hole in the top, added a cheesecloth hanger and hung it on my fireplace. I have another one just like this one, so I am hoping to get it listed in my Etsy shop soon.

I was in a very simple mode this week, so everything I did, I didn't want to overdo.....thus this little wood plate, painted black and again the same design star. On this piece I added the burgundy pip berries and it will be available for purchase also.

No matter how I tried, I couldn't get the true colors to come out on this shelf sitter. The sides are painted black, and the top is a deep burgundy red. Shows brighter here. This was done from a design by Susan Burd that she had featured in Create and Decorate. Although I loved hers, I wanted to do something different with mine, so instead of painting the pennies as she did, I decided to do a little mixed media, and added antique buttons, for the flower centers. Love the way it turned out.

Well that is about it for today........I am headed out to pull a few weeds, and get a little yard work done, so hope everyone has a super relaxing weekend, and till next time.......Blessings to ya as always!


  1. Hi jody! That little plate is adorable and so are your flowers! I keep wanting to plant some perenials, just haven't had the time...maybe soon, lol! Hope you're having a great weekend:)

  2. I never think of perennial when I go to buy flowers the only one I do have is a purple climatis:)

    Love your bowl and plate...great work!

  3. Jody,

    We had a few days of rain here on the east coast too...thankfully it's suppose to be behind us. Isn't it amazing how the plants just seemed to have grown so much after it rains. I'll have to take a picture and post of my veggie garden as everything is so much bigger.

    Anyway, love the bowl and the out of roundness just adds to the primness. The plate is perfect too..not too much, not too little...just right.

    Love your garden too...although I'm not too crazy about groundcovers as they always seem to need to be weeded.


  4. Hi reminded me that I SO need to get out in my flower beds. I'm beginning to lose my flowers for all my weeds!

    Love your shelf sitter and your plate and bowl. Beautiful! ~~Annie

  5. I like the addition of the buttons as the flowers' centers. Happy summer. ~Natalie


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