Sunday, July 19, 2009

~ Around the House & Garden ~




Just a wee peek ~
Found that little teapot diddy at TJ Maxx & invited it to come home with me ... it loves its new pedestal on the front porch.

Look what blew in ... what is this uninvited floral beauty? ... they are popping up all over the gardens. They get a huge dandelion type puff of fuzzy stuff when done blooming. Pretty tho.

Our terrace is where we eat every meal during the spring, summer & fall when the weather permits. I love the old wood barrow filled with my flowers adding just a touch of pazazz to the lower terrace. Last pic shows one of two of DHs hanging tomato plants on the right just above the cucs. To the left the little garden has our tomato plants in the garden & another hanging tomato above it. Behind our table is a lot of bird feeders & the bird bath. This is our entertainment at eating time.

The flowers are coming out of the 'overwatered weather funk' we had so I'll show them soon.

I am so in tears ... my son wrote a note on our birthday/anniversary post about him. What a gem he is!

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52 comments:

  1. I love TJMAXX. Lately their stuff has been toooo weird for me. I'd have snapped that teapot up, too!

    Rebecca

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  2. I did one post, but I don't know where it went, so here goes again. I love your teapost. It is just adoreable. Your patio area with the huge shade trees looks so inviting. I would definitely be there all the time. Love it all, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Marydon. What a pretty teapot. Hey there, I have a post up on the placement of my chalkboard. :)
    Have a good Sunday evening.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  4. What a lovely backyard you have! Perfect place to have your meals. I have seen something about hanging tomatoe plants - are you getting any nice ones on? Enjoy! Carol

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  5. What a precious teapot! Your backyard patio is delightful...I am so going to try those hanging tomatoes next year:-)

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  6. Ladies ~ We do get really great tomatoes off the hanging ones. You can use any plant you wish in the hanging pot ... you must water every day, tho.

    TTFN ~Marydon

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  7. Your backyard is so pretty and enjoying meals on your lovely terrace sounds wonderful...most mornings we enjoy breakfast on the patio...doesn't everything taste delicious when you are surrounded by Mother Nature? hugs, Linda

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  8. Hi there
    Your backyard is so nice. You have such a great place to sit and relax outdoor. Your teapot diddy is so nice and you did find a great place to put it.
    thank you for sharing...
    come by and visit when you have some time
    Judi

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  9. How nice to be able to eat outside in such a lovely yard.

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  10. Hi there...
    its me again. I typed in shabby*cottage*shoppe in ebay but it didn't recognize it. Should I be doing something else?
    thank you
    Judi

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  11. Hi there. You are so welcome:)
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  12. Hi Marydon... Cutie teapot, Hope your enjoying your summer so far...Today is wonderful, Yesterday we had to turn the heat on though, Freezing in Upper Mich.xoxo~Kathy~ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  13. Thera's just something about eating on the terrace that makes the food taste better, don't you think?
    Smiles,
    June

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  14. I love all of the pictures. You have a beautiful place.

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  15. Hi Marydon.
    Oh the backyard is so beautiful. It looks so peaceful. I wish I could stand to be outside in my yard for meals. It was so hot today, the patio was 120 degrees in the shade. My garage alone was 110. I got up early and did the yardwork, and the birds were hollering up me to change the birdbaths before I could even get there. Love that teapot. What a week we both found one. Yours outside and mine inside. Have a wonderful evening. Country Hugs, Sherry

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  16. I can't go to TJ Maxx right now, I will (invite) to many things to come home with me! I have this weed too and just couldn't pull it. I thought of it as a fancy dandilion. As for all your tomatoes...Yuck! sorry, we do not like tomatoes.

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  17. Your yard is so beautiful. It looks so peaceful. I would eventually like to have a big yard again but not until I retire. For now I am very happy with my very small, low maintenance yard.
    Take care sweet lady.
    xxoo, Susan

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  18. Love the teapot on the pedestal!!!

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  19. It look s like you have a beautiful yard. It looks very peaceful. I hope you have a great start to the new week ahead!

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  20. T J Maxx is my favorite store....always come out with a buggy or two FULL....thanks for stopping by to visit me

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  21. Looks beautiful! We have a very nice back porch and I am very happy to report I actually spent time out there this weekend reading! Love the barrel!

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  22. That teapot is a favorite!! I will have to see if our TJ Maxx has one!!!

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  23. Cute teapot and nice backyard, too!

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  24. What a beautiful yard you have to enjoy the peace and comforts of the day! The teapot is beautiful and adds a touch of lovely whimsy to your scene! Love it!

    And don't you love those sons of ours who provide us with such joy at expected and unexpected times. Our cups runneth over!

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  25. I don't know what the yellow flower/weed is but I sure like the cute toes at the bottom of the photo. What an absolutely beautiful tree you have growing in your backyard.

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  26. Everything is so nice and tidy around there.

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  27. What a lovely backyard Marydon! The greenery and flowers on your patio are just beautiful! Of course...love the teapot too!!! Enjoy your beautiful retreat!! Blessings~Sharon

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  28. The teapot & pedestal is so pretty! I love outside eating area!!
    Have a great day!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  29. The patios are so pretty! It's nice to eat outside in the nicer months, like a picnic. Thanks so much for your sweet comments at grannymountain today! You are an inspiration to many!

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  30. I found your blog through Cindy's My Romantic home giveaway but I just wanted to post a quick comment and tell you how happy I am you were hosting a giveaway. Even if I don't win your sweet gifts, I've found a new wonderful blog to add to my favorites. As far as I'm concerned, I've already won! What a fun, sweet blog you keep. Blessings!

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  31. what a pretty backyard you have! I like the spaciness of it and the green grass; your decorations look nice too :)

    betty

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  32. What a cute blog you have!!

    I wanted to thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the prayer!

    God works in mysterious ways!
    Have a blessed week!
    Jackie

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  33. Your porch is beautiful! Would you consider submitting some photos for the next issue of Porch Magazine? I'd love to hear from you. Blessings... Polly (countingyourblessings@gmail.com)

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  34. I love the teapot. Your yard and terrace is so restful looking. I truly envy you for all the green you have in that yard, It is hotter than you know what here and there is restriction on watering and our yard is dead dead dead!!! I dream of winter.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I do appreciate them.

    Iris

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  35. Hi Marydon, your pictures are great...so pretty. I love that teapot.

    Blessings, Barb

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  36. Thank you Marydon. I will be posting news as soon as I get word from Debbie. We are going to be connected by phone every minute that we can. I will be working, but she is going to update me as they go along. I am posting a new post tonight for Amy, please stop back by and see it. Country Love and Hugs, Sherry

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  37. Love that teapot! TJmax has some good finds!

    Your terrace looks like a lovely place to dine. If I had a terrace like that I would have every meal alfresco too.

    I have wondered about the hanging tomatoes . . . do they produce more or better tomatoes than regular grown tomatoes?

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  38. Lovely teapot Marydon! Our hanging tomato thingy looked just like yours when we purchased it, but it has faded to almost light blue. I hope it does well for us!!
    Blessings~

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  39. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Your yard looks like the perfect place to spend a summer evening. Very intrigued by the hanging tomatoes, do they produce lots of tomatoes when grown that way?

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  40. Your back garden is lovely! I love ours too, and I am sure that you have a meal outside often.Enjoy it!
    Micki

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  41. Great teapot! I really need to frequent TJ Maxx more often! Your patio is so lovely. You have put so much work into its lovliness! I know you enjoy the time spent there.
    I Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Jennifer

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  42. Update on Amy!
    Debbie just called. Mercy Hospital is running late. They did come in this morning and tried several times unsuccessfully to draw blood. Extremely painful for Amy. Amy's blood pressure is very low this morning. They have told us they are going to draw blood when they get an IV started. I pray for that to happen as with her possibly to dehydrated I don't know if they can. Debbie held the phone up to Amy's ear and I was able to tell her that I loved her and so many of us are praying for her. I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I will continue to update each of you as I hear anything. Love, Sherry

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  43. What a comfortable place to be able to enjoy meals together, Marydon. The yard looks nice- it takes a lot of work to keep it up, doesn't it? Your little wire teapot is too cute....
    Hugs, Sue

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  44. I love your blog.... It's so uplifting and enjoyable! You've put so much effort into it.
    These most recent pictures of your back yard are great..... So relaxing and refreshing. It's HOT here in Houston! UGH!!! Trying so hard to keep my plants alive with no rain and water restrictions now.
    Blessins, Special Lady!
    Jennifer

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  45. Update on Amy! The doctors came in, they talked to Amy and were finally able to get the IV started. Ladies we start praying, it will be 2 more hours now, Amy is back in the procedure room. The Dr.s like to use the artery on the right side of the groin, but Amy had cancer there at the age of 10 and there is scar tissue there, so it may not be possible on the right side and they may have to go to the left. Debbie said that Amy was hesterical this morning, but after talking to the Dr. she had calmed down. The Dr. said they will occlude the corotid artery for 30 minutes, if she shows no sign of a stroke then she will be scheduled for surgery, if at any time in those 30 minutes if she shows a sign of stroke, then the surgery will not be possible. We have jumped the first hurdle with prayer, we move on to the second. Thank you so much for loving our family, Sherry

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  46. Hi Marydon :)

    What a wonderful place to enjoy meals or just relax! Happy Birthday to your son! How sweet of him to leave you a note :)

    rue

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  47. Dear Sweet Marydon:
    Update on Amy. She has PASSED the test. Yes, she has PASSED the test. The Dr. said her little vessels looked so good and she had such a wonderful blood flow. While the balloon was inflated she showed no signs at all of a stroke. They injected some die at the time the balloon was in there, and she is on her way for a scan of sorts to double check the brain and make sure there is no sign of a stroke. This is more or less a double check. She told Debbie, "No more tests Mom, no more tests." The Dr. said he saw no reason why she should not have the surgery, but would talk with them after this scan. Debbie did get to see Amy on her way to the next test, and she was teary eyed but glad it was over, and Praise God she PASSED. Keep up the prayers as they are so working. God Bless you, Love Sherry

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  48. Everything looks so very lovely!

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  49. Hi Marydon!! Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I'm so glad to be back...I so don't like being sick... I love the teapot you picked up, how cute is that!!! I enjoyed your post,very nice. hugs, Jennifer!

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  50. BEAUTIFUL shots
    and very lovely words written :)

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  51. I bought that same teapot at a garage sale not long ago. It is painted 'gold'...I have to get out the spray paint! I didn't know what I was gonna do with the teapot...I just liked it and it was a great price! ($1.00) Thanks for the ideas.

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