Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Window Boxes

On the 20th day of March we celebrated the first day of spring with beautiful weather. A light rain has the grass starting to turn green and the trees are in full bud...Love it!! The stores are prepping their greenhouses in anticipation of trucks soon arriving loaded with potted plants for flower beds, planters and vegtable gardens. Cant wait....and window boxes are on my mind, what can I do just a bit different this year.
 Pretty...but where's the Bam!!

 Oh.....There it is. I like.

 All green. Well it is my favorite color.

 Succulents...may keep the cats from napping in boxes.

 Like the picket fence box and the plants.

 Tulips and Ivy. Perfect on elongated windows.


 How pretty.

 Geraniums and petunias.

I'm not sure what all is in there....but they certainly are healthy.

 Lush and lovely.

Windowless Box.

Cute little box. 

 I'm sure this is a window box on a little cottage in Nantucket.

 Very nice mix of greens with a smidgen of color.

While this is not a box it does have what I'm looking for...The Thrill [talls],
The Fill and the Spill.
I'll take two to go, in a box, Thank You!!!

Pics,,, smittendesignblogspot,,,

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Man and his Tires!

My brother Matt and his lovely wife Maria own and operate a full service station in our town of  Hecla. While Matt has the ability to fix anything, and I mean anything, a large part of his business is selling tires at Zastrow Service.  On any given day he will sell small riding lawn mower tires to super jumbo tractor tires and everything in between. With business being brisk he has amassed a bit of a pile of old worn out tires. Now being a thoughtful sister I like to find & email pics of "repurposed" tires to him....does he appreciate my effort...I highly doubt it. That of course does not detour me from my quest. Below is the "Tire Story" via pics from the net.

A small pile...

quickly grows to a huge pile.

Repurposed as planters.

How about these cute little living seats.

Or a tire basket.

Rubber roof.

Tire yard furniture.

The old staple...tire swing.

Or its more modern cousin, the tire horse.

Stack em, paint em and put in flowers.

A creative L.A. woman constructed this tire garden.

Tire Tree art.

Tire and rope sandals.

The tire wall planter.

We have all had a tire sanbox....right?

Turn them inside out, cut a fancy edge and add a bright color.

Some day you"ll thank me Bro!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bringing "the barn" in the house.

I know, it doesn't sound very tempting, but just wait....look at the pictures I have posted and I think you will agree, a little barn design in the house can be a good thing.

And to all started with this!!