Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy early birthday to me..............



When we were out yesterday hunting for a new center piece for the dinning room table (a long quest here...we've been looking for weeks and weeks), we ventured into Home Goods on 19 between Palm Harbor and Clearwater. I love that store!!! While we did not find the center piece, smack dab as you walked in the front door was this lawn thingy. The color of the rod iron matches our gate perfectly and it even fit in the van once 3 of sales people, the manager of the store and E took it apart. The people at the store were so sweet and so helpful...my return there is guaranteed.

E has hated the table and chairs set I had down on the lower lawn. We've had the set for 7 years and one leg was almost all rusted off the table. We made a deal: I'd get rid of the table, which is currently out by the curb for the trash man (we'll put the chairs in Rob's yard sale on Sat.), and I could have this seat and arbor for an early b'day present.

As you can see, we still have lots of weed guard down in the back that needs mulching and "miles to go before we sleep" until the lower lawn looks the way we went it but we are making strides. I've moved a hanging solar lamp so it shines through the open space in the seat's back and, after E levels it, we'll plant a couple of pretty things on either side and slightly to the front to enclose it a bit.

I'll keep my eye out for an outdoor cushion for the seat and maybe a pillow or two. I am thinking floral print...what do you think?

Before I forget, the second edition of Scrapbook News and Review went live yesterday with my altered martini glasses, my childhood home fold out house, and several of my layouts. Chris Pozzi also has four of her wonderful creations in this edition. This is really a nice e-zine....love the articles by my pal Thena, of course.

Have a great one!

8 comments:

croppin carla said...

WOW...that is awesome......seriously how cool is that! Happy B-day to you for sure!

Mae said...

Jules, I have never seen a piece like that befor and it is just gorgeous, so unique! Floral cushions will finish it off. Can't wait to see all of the plantings around it.

Shirley said...

WOW loving your blog, came across it today for the first time :)
Happy B~day

Roz said...

Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you....happy early birthday to Jules....you know the rest! It looks great, and you look divine sitting in it! Enjoy....

Chris said...

I love that!!!!!!!! another place I want my pic taken!

Kath said...

Aw - perfect!!! Looks like a wonderful place to just sit and be happy!

Michele L from Tampa said...

that is too cool of a seat. i think it was meant for you to find it and have it.

happy bday

Pam in Moncton said...

That's a cool bench indeed! Very nice! I think floral cushions would look great.
Pam