Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Great Grandparents


Mr. and Mrs. Lavenderridge are proud to announce the arrival of their NEW great grandaughter.....

Born: June 26, 2011

8 LBS. 6OZ.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the garden

In the Garden

I posted some time ago some pictures of the front of our home. This is our second season here at this home. We moved here Nov. 2009.

Well the flowers and plants have become overgrown and it's time for a change.

So here is the before of the front garden this past year .

Now here is the after. We had the landscapers here for the day and they did an awesome job at removing all the plants and laying down my new walkway and front step.

Since the grade was low to the driveway they laid 12" of limestone screenings.

Then laid the stone. I went with tumbled pewter to match our brick on the house. Since there was now a slope at the edge we they put down river rock.

As well river rock was put under the living room window.

Well what a transformation.

We are still in the process of landscaping the other half of the front.

That post will follow.

Not quite sure if I'm going to place a bench under the window or go with a bistro set.

What are your thoughts ?

until next time,


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Fishtail Cottage
Brambleberry Cottage

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Look what I found in the garage.

Look what I found in the Garage.
I had seen this ladder on French Larkspur blog and I asked my dh if he could make me one.
He said why? there is one in the rafters. It used to be your Dads.
Well dh got it down, I cleaned it up and then I added a couple of quilts.
What do you think?
Great for being FREE!!!
I'm linking up with
Savy Southern Style Wow Us Wed
No Minimalist Here
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Fri.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Toile and the guest room

Well when I put my mind to it I won't leave it alone until it gets done.
Well I have been busy working on my guest bedroom.
We saw the toile bedskirt and pillows now here's the wall behind the bed.
I love these plates. Don't they standout.
Now the wall as you enter the room had a shelf that said HELP!! So here's the before
(this is it at Christmas)and the after.
No more cries for help. A little paint
and dark brown glaze.
Again the before..
the after. What a transformation.
The other wall or closet wall hangs this cute mirror and pearl heart. Just a little love...
See what's in the mirror. Then I found this ladder in our garage that was my Dad's so I put it to good use.
I hung some quilts.
Now this room is not finished yet. It is a work in progress.
Until next time,

I'm linking up with
DIY by Design
Cherished Treasures
Southern Hospitality Thrifty finds
BNOAP Met Monday,
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Coastal Charm Nifty Tues.
A Stroll thru life tabletop tues,
LinkSassy Sites t2t Tuesday
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Beautiful day in the gardens

Today was a glorious day. Sun and hot temps. My back gardens are starting to explode.
Here are a few picks
of the rockery.
As well last Friday was a PA day for my grandaughter so we decided to roto-till the veg garden. So 3 hours later it was ready for raking and cleaning up.
Boy was she a great little helper. She picked rocks, dead wood and grass that her papa had pulled up with the roto-till. She was so excited that earlier that day we went shopping for our vegs.
She picked lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, giant pumpkins, Tomatoes (beefsteak as well as cherry), basil and last but not least green beans.
We planted till the mosquitoes were about to take us away. But we got it all in.
The next day I added the old ladder

that was my dads and added a few garden artifacts as well as the birdhouse.
I placed the ladder over the beans
so they have a place to climb.Look hard.
I was later told that my corn would grow but before we get to sample it the raccoons will eat it. hmmmm.
Well we shall see. This is our first veg garden at this house.
Now to keep Fergus and Max out as well as the little varmints.until next time, Linda

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BTNOP Met Monday,
Boogieboard Cottage,
Southern Hospitality, Thrifty finds
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Savvy Southern Style
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