Wednesday, May 26, 2010
playing in the backyard
It was swoon at first sight when I saw this image on the cover of Country Home, June 2008. I had purchased the magazine for a short flight and am pretty sure I stared at this picture from Providence to Philly.
My small Cape doesn't have an enclosed or even covered outdoor living space and I'm not quite ready to take-on sewing chair covers but that doesn't mean that I wasn't inspired to pretty-up my own backyard, especially as I recently prepared for guests.
The fabric on the pillow was once a favorite skirt turned inside-out to appear faded
The tall vase is actually a repurposed jelly jar light fixture cover and one of my favorite vessels for displaying cut flowers; the smaller one held a tea light candle at my wedding reception.
A single panel is clipped to the lattice of the literally Shabby Shed -- with clothespins and then tied-back with twine.
Digging to China
I am trying little red flowers in my plate garden this year
When you have boys, I find it best to accept chips, dents, and scratches. Let's just say, kids help the shabbification process along.
Pack and play
Love this dreamy chair from Cabbages & Roses. I can imagine the seat getting piled up with dirt or being used for a fort. Seems make-able though, doesn't it?