This is the spot where I have my coffee and let the staff head out for a supervised romp. It’s so pleasant in the morning! And yes…that’s a fan. Here in Georgia, it’s a necessity once the heat kicks in.
I didn’t show you my patio last year. My poor Indian Hawthornes were so very sad from the single digit temps the previous winter that they finally had to go mid-summer. They were replaced by these lovelies…my August Beauty gardenias. They have even had a bit of a struggle from this winter’s single digits, but have come back beautifully! I am hoping that, true to their name, they will have an abundance of blooms by August! That’s my solar mercury glass Mason jar on the shepherd’s hook. It has a wonderful glow at night!
This spring’s heavy rains left the grass at the gate looking a little bedraggled so I added this little stone and paver entry. I only spent about $10 and it took just minutes to create! I think it’s a nice surprise to greet my back gate guests!
You might remember that I showed you how my Christmas poinsettia was still perfect this spring. I finally put it out on the patio to see what it would do and just look at it!
My little flower pot man is back as always, sporting a new 'do…peppermint! I think this is my favorite “hair” so far since it has proven to be very hardy. You can find out how to make one of your own here.
The garden snail has moved to a new spot among the greenery. I love having this overgrown escargot hanging around...and the missing antenna just makes him more special!
My sweet potato vine certainly is happy this year! Believe it or not, there is a wire rooster planter under there! Feed me, Seymour! lol
My shabby picninc basket planter got a late start this year and is not quite at its peak, so I am sharing a photo from a previous year. It should be in full form in a couple of weeks. You can see how to make your own here.
Miss Kitty says that her favorite spot is still the little water feature…although she thinks it is her personal drinking fountain!
But my favorite spot is this one…my little seating area where I can share a glass of iced tea and chat with a friend! And I am in love with my new pillows! The folks at Heritage Lace were kind enough to send them to me. I am enjoying the comfy touch that they add!
I love the Welcome pillow! The colors of the original art work fit right in with my patio furniture and it adds wonderful homespun texture, too.
And the Welcome Live Simply pillow also adds a nice homey touch. I love the picket fence motif! They are not outdoor pillows, so they go in with me.
Now I am enjoying my little seating area even more! Would you join me for a glass of iced tea? I’d love it if you’d stay for a little visit!
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