When I read about the event at A Southern Daydreamer, I thought, "Oh, I'll be glad when spring arrives. Maybe then I'll roll up my sleeves and kick winter to the curb." Then I thought, Why wait? Why not time travel a bit, and whisk yourself back to last summer. If you'd like to participate, or enjoy a bit of fresh air by looking at other gardens, visit Susan's blog, A Southern Daydreamer.
Last summer, I did a 15 minute makeover on our kitchen patio.
First, I rolled out a sisal from Big Lots. Then I shopped the house. It was like Supermarket Sweepstakes. I swiped a mirror and splashed on a little celadon spray paint, then I ran down to the itty bitty garden and cut a few flowers.
Pillows were grabbed from the downstairs patio...
Next, I raided the kitchen--limes, berries, and pound cake. I was baking like crazy, mainly because our chickens were laying 3 dozen eggs a day.
I used a dozen eggs in this cake.
I got a little wild with the limes.
Then it was time to enjoy the view.
But no, something wasn't right...I moved the mirror, scooted the table a bit. Will that do? I thought.
No, sometimes your first impulse is best. Dusk started gathering at the edges of the farm.So I brought out a lantern.
What a perfect place to write--all I needed was a gin and tonic.
See you over at Susan's.