Sunday, May 23, 2010

Climbing Roses and More Patio Photos

We had a nice surprise this year with the addition of red roses to the already pink rose covered shed. Evidently, this red rose was the stock used as a graft for my Joseph's Coat rose, which died two years ago. This base rose took off last year and is now blooming very well. Oh, and a little bunny came out to have his pictured taken, too. :-) I went with a mostly red and pink theme this year for the annuals. The hanging baskets are planted with multi-colored flowers, though.
To see a tutorial on how I plant my moss lined baskets you can go to this post from last year. And to see what they look like by mid-summer, click here.
We're going to have an early taste of summer this week here in Ohio. Its supposed to be in the mid to upper 80's all week! Nice! :-)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Treasures From Grandma's Attic ~ Graniteware

For this episode of "Treasures from Grandma's Attic" I'll be sharing the many pieces of graniteware that Gram had saved. This is also part of the Etsy Cottage Style Blog's Vintage Alphabet Link party since this month the letters are G and H.

Let's start with this pretty pewter and graniteware coffee or tea set...Next we have a large group of utilitarian pieces, including pie plates, cups and saucers, bowls, a frying pan, and even a funnel.Here's a fabulous a large dark blue speckled bucket with handle, a small gray pot with lid, and I remember Gram telling me that the other container was for milk.
And last we have my favorite pieces. I just love the pretty blue swirl designs on these handled pots and spoons!
Be sure to stop be the Etsy Cottage Style blog for more vintage collections beginning with the letters G and H. :-)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Garden Bloomers ~ Pond and Patio

I have been busy for the past week or so with organizing and decluttering the house, neither of which lend themselves to interesting photos or blog posts. So, although we've had several days of rain, I ventured outside to share a few photos of the patio pond and garden. Dark reddish pink blooms fill our weigela bush at the entrance to the patio. Tall yellow iris had to be staked to with stand the rain and wind. A very soggy peony. And pretty yellow water iris appear to be taking over the pond.That's ok, the fish don't mind...they like swimming through the roots. :-)

And hubby got the veggies planted this weekend. Basically, we have a salsa garden...tomatoes, onions, and a variety of peppers. But we also have a couple of rhubarb plants and raspberry bushes surround the garden.
I'm also working on a canvas playhouse for my little niece. Hopefully I'll have that to share with you shortly. Have a great week everyone!