Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Bit of Fall on My Deck


I stopped by Home Depot to get some pansies for my planters on my deck and found a few markdown mums. They're huge! They were originally something like $13 and now they're marked down to $2.97.



I trimmed out some of the dead parts. I don't really know why they're marked down? They have plenty of buds that still need to open. Anyway, I also plant them in the ground when they're done blooming and they always come back taller and looser looking (more natural looking I'd say). I don't know if that works for all garden zones, but it works here in Georgia.




Well I saved on the mums but splurged on that delicious lime green planter! It's just a bit lighter than my kitchen but I figure it ties the outside in nicely with the inside (see I use my favorite colors and patterns outside as well as in)! It's large which makes it easy to see from inside the kitchen which is the whole point of this deck anyway.




I don't have a window over my sink but I have this window! I always try to have something pretty to look at when you look out. That window seat gets used by everybody including the dog. So if you enlarge the photo and see dog hair all on the seat...well that's Maxie's hair!




Sometimes I sit here with a book and something to drink. Sometimes my daughter, the dog and myself are all squeezed on the window seat after school! We talk about her day and he gets some lovin! Oh he loves it when everyone pays attention to him!






Hopefully my flowers won't drown and/or rot with all this rain we've been having!




I like gnomes!~smile


Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone! We're going to try installing a new toilet in our downstairs bathroom Saturday- so wish us luck! My husband hates plumbing jobs!




37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your deck is lovely.

Jenglamgirl said...

I second that... very lovely, and I LOVE THE toile curtains, plates, and pillows! Oh' and the check deck!

Stacey said...

That out your window looks like a gorgeous painting. Makes me want to paint my patio furniture red. I forgot how cute your kitchen is!

Way to go on your plants. I got lucky several times this year at Lowe's when I was buying summer plants. Maybe I'll get lucky on mums and pansies too.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!!! I am crazy about all of the colors you used!!! Lots of my favorites!!!

The black and white on your deck is wonderful!!!

Just beautiful!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Darlene said...

It looks GORGEOUS inside and out!!! WOW I can't believe you got that huge mum for 2.97!!!!! I think I would always be in that fabulous window seat reading a book and enjoying looking outside.....just beautiful!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow, what a great deal on your mums! I love your red deck furniture, it's so fun!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty. You did get a good deal on the mums. Know what you about the rain.

My Cozy Cubby said...

Pretty!

Pamela

hip chick said...

It all looks very very pretty. Perhaps they marked down the mums to sell the planters???

glorv1 said...

Oh you!! You're always doing something do neat. I love that red table and chairs and I know you painted them. I once had a set like that and I painted it bright yellow to go with the green and yellow hedges inside the grassy area. Very nice Manuela. Go get em girl!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Manuela.

We usually have pots of mums sitting around and then do the same as you. Always seems to work.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

So pretty! Visiting your blog is always such a visual treat, Manuela!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great deal on the mums, Manuela! I love your window seat and your window treatment. You have my favorite flooring design on your deck ~ love it!

Suzanne said...

So pretty....I need to work in the bare garden this weekend and plant some mums!
Good luck with the toilet installation. Plumbing is my husband's least favorite home improvement job too!:)

Rachael said...

Beautidul deck, and what a GREAT deal on those mums! I may pop over to my Home Depot tomorrow to see what they have.

It is starting to look a bit like Fall :-)

Ally0005 said...

I love your deck!!! And your window seat, I'm guessing you made it.

Ally

Plain Ol' Vanilla said...

It's so beautiful. I'm in the middle of fall gardening ( does 98 degrees count as 'fall'?) and so your post is quite an nspiration.

jenjen said...

SO so pretty Manuela. I love your deck. And I love your floor - you are so creative!

I need to do my porch. Maybe tomorrow!

XOXO
Jen

The Tattered Cottage said...

I just LOVE, LOVE your home and they way you have it decorated and the outside is just as lovely!!!
I stop by often for inspiration :)
Stop by my blog, I'm having a GIVEAWAY.
Toni

Bonita said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love the way you decorate. That deck is gorgeous and what a pretty view.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving the green planter Manuela! And your gnome at the end of the post, just made me smile!
Hugs,
Penny

p.s. in my new studio, I am painting the floor and I am planning on doing a harlequin pattern on it. Didn't you do a tutorial on how you did your porch? I can't find it...

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Love the little tree in your windowbox! I planted only little trees in mine last year. It looked like a mini forest. Love the windowseat! I have the perfect place in the upstairs dormer for one, just never got around to building it.

Jane

Amy said...

So pretty!

Julie said...

I love the pattern on your deck, how fun! What a wonderful window to look out, I also have a window seat in my kitchen and bedroom, oh and my craft room. I mostly put them in the house for my dog to sit in! But right now they don't have the beautiful view that yours has!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow! So pretty. LOVE that floor. You rock girl. Have a great weekend:)

Richella said...

What a wonderful view out that window! Congratulations on scoring those great mums--I've never seen them so cheap! And that lime green planter. . . yummy! I do love your deck. :)

Angie said...

Looks beautiful! I am so envious of your deck with the awesome harlequin floor and that adorable bench in your kitchen with the cute toile pillows!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Of course you can link to me or quote from the blog.

I "borrow" your decorating ideas all the time. :)

Leann said...

Hi

What great photos! I love the red table set - so whimsical.

Your fall flowers are great too - love that little gnome!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela...how pretty....I can't beleive you found such a great deal on Mums already! Congrats. By the way,....if you need someone to come and sit on that window seat....let me know!

Ally0005 said...

I went to home depot today. Your home depot must have been having a sale because the $2.97 mums I saw at my HD was nothing like what you got. The one you got were $12- $15 at my HD.
I did get a free chick fil a sandwich!!!

Ally

Daisy Cottage said...

Happy Weekend Manuela!
I love your new plants and window view! Everything looks fresh and beautiful!!!

xo,
Kim

Susie Q said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the rich colors...love, love the window seat. Kip, Lucy and Henry would all be there if we had one.
And pethaor...a house is not a home with out some! *smile*

Love,
Sue

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Your mums are so pretty, great price! I love your beautiful deck and big window. That is a wonderful spot for you and your daughter to visit and for Maxie to get some loving! We have had a lot of rain, too! Your home and garden are beautiful!

Have a good weekend!
Love, Paula

Manuela said...

Very lovely. A very good price for such a huge mum like that one. That little bench new the window does seem so relaxing. How nice.

And thank you for reminding me the name of that picture ~ the one we both have. ;) I just put her up on the wall today.

Good luck. I hope you have the perfect weekend!

Kathleen Grace said...

I absolutely love the checkerboard pattern on your deck! With all the beautiful flower and cute patio furniture it makes a beautiful view out the window:>)

Janean said...

The view is made all the better by remembering that you'll see the colors inside and outside. Very, very nice!