Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Porch curtains, flowers and cutie patooties!

I am just thrilled with how my galvanized tub has
performed for me this year. Last year we had tomatoes
planted in it and it looks so much prettier this way
don't you think?

I planted ivy geraniums, hops, allysum along with an
asparagus fern.

The allysum (snowdrift or snow something??) is spilling over the edges very nicely.

Very light pink geranium

Oh my look who snuck into my post!! Aren't they just the cutest ever!!! Big sister Keira and little brother Kanaan.
My oldest son's children. Can you tell that Keira loves him to death??
{I don't think he minds being loved on either!} love this picture of them!
{Kanaan got his boo boo when we were out there
last time to visit, but he took it like a little man!}

my back deck...don't look too close ,but I spy greenish
stuff on part of it so I guess it is time to get out the
power washer again.lol.
{The fence came home from my booth}

Here is my front porch from a couple posts ago where I
didn't get this shot added. Thought you might want
to see the whole thing.

and WA LA......I hung curtains on the porch!!!! What do you think? I posted on facebook that I think the neighbors
think I am batty for putting them up, but I don't
care. Sure makes a nice peaceful place to sit and I
love it when they blow in the breeze.
I didn't buy one thing...took these out of my stash
from a garage sale last year. I think it was a huge
scarf type curtain. I ripped it in two and love it!

It has been an interesting time here lately at the Wayside
Treasures household. Last week we had to have a new
starter put on our car (2003) and a four wheel alignment
($400), this week new struts put on (over $600 , but
thankfully not the $800 they quoted us),
$250 spent on roofing materials for replacing a
tiny roof, and a yet to be seen price for a
lawnmower part. Hubby will pick that up tomorrow
after work. Can you believe I push mowed part
of our lawn today? We have almost three acres,
maybe two that we mow and I would NOT
want to mow it all that way! I sure got a
workout though!

I was trying to find a silver lining in all this
money going out and I did. Thankfully it happened now
and not when hubby was laid off a year and a half ago. God is good!!!

Now scoot on over to Faded Charm where I

know Kathleen has many lovely white posts
for you to view again this week.

{PS disclaimer here again...still can't get to many of
your WW posts because of my slow dial-up internet,
but I do keep trying. One of these days!!}

For those of you who asked the antique mall
where Leslie's french booth is:

Memories Antique Mall
4036 W. Grand Blanc Rd.
Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473
{just off of US 23 a mile or two}



Ido said...

What a lovely porch, I would like to spend some afternoons there!
Have a lovely day!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love all of it! I'm lovin' porch decorating and can't seem to get enough of it! What a great blog you have I so enjoyed browsing!

Lady Farmer said...

Oh, I sympothize with you girl, on the dial-up internet thing! Some days I think I am going to go stark raving mad at how slow it is to load someone's blog post ~ that is IF it does at all!!! And I haven't been able to comment on many either!
Your back deck is very pretty and I love your front porch. It is so welcoming! Your grands are! (grand!)*smile*
And, ooooh! the galvanized tub is lovely! I have a couple that I have wanted to plant, but am hesitant to punch holes in the bottom for drainage. Does yours have holes? Inquiring minds want to know.:~P

Debra said...

Your porch is wonderful, so cozy and comfy!

Marydon said...

Sweet Sandi ~ Your porch is so leisurely elegant & inviting. I LOVE the curtains, just gorgeous in the breeze.
And, what a charming setting on your deck.

The kid-lings are the most handsome prince & lovely princess around. How blessed you are.

Have a great holiday weekend ~

stefanie said...

so beautiful!!!
and those are the sweetest babies!!!

primlin56 said...

hi there sandi....i just love your porch pictures....i have been changing my style a little lately...going a little more lighter and brighter...so your pictures really made my day....right now i am working on my bedroom....i am from michigan too...you have some bueatiful grands there...i have five and each one is so unique and wonderful....we are very blessed aren't we...thanks for sharing your pictures with us...linda

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... LOVE your galvanized tub full of flowers, so pretty!... and your curtains on your porch are my favorite!... what a peaceful place to sit and relax with an iced tea... xoxo Julie Marie PS Your little ones are just precious too!

white life© said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

Have a nice day!

oldgreymare said...

Sounds like my house 2 weeks ago. I am finally getting the last of things repaired...
it is only supposed to come in threes, but in our cases Multiples of threes. No fair lol

Have a great new week!

MaryAnn said...

Just found your blog from White Wednesday. Beatuiful~ Maybe you can stop by for a visit =)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I think that tub of allysum is one of the cutest planters I've ever seen!

Susan said...

Oh, I'm having porch envy! Just love how everything is put together and the free curtains from the garage look perfect. We don't think your crazy for hanging them.
Cutie patooties indeed - what smiles!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Adore your porch! That galvanized bin is so adorable with the flowers spilling out! the curtains are a great creative touch to some privacy! xoxo, tracie

Pattie said...

I love your porch. and the old bucket is great...


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

you did a great job planting the tub but the sweetest blooms yuo shared are your GRANDS.
love what you've done with your porches.

Jason said...

We make cute kids do we not :) Get on over here to our new place and you can watch them swim around the pool!

victoriantailor said...

I love, love the curtains, makes if very cozy!! pretty whites too, Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

Elyse said...

hi sandi,

i am adoring all of your outdoor touches. i am inspired to play!


A Cottage Muse said...

Sandi those two angels are adorable!! And...thanks for showing us more beautiful treasures from that shop! I think that door would have looked great outside on your porch!!