Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Handpainted "Welcome"

Can you believe it's already July?
It seems like just yesterday it was the first day of Spring.
It's been sooooooo HOT here!
I spent the day working outside.  Picking, pulling, pruning and planting.
Sweating buckets!  
I wanted to spruce up my front porch area so I got crafty......  and..... with no money.... very creative.  
I made a "Welcome" sign from an old piece of fence. 
I painted it and wired on some old medicine bottles to serve as bud vases.
I've had an old ice cream parlor chair in my basement for years.  I decied to paint it black...  then added the mosaic tile seat.
I turned one of those pots you use to conceal your water hose into a flower pot. 
It was perfect.  It's huge and already has drain holes.  
I found the cutest vintage garden statues at my local flea market.
A little boy & girl and three different cherub statues!
Who doesn't love cherubs!
My husband made me the cutest little "garden cart"!  
He used some scrap wood, a wheel salvaged from a broken wheel barrel and an old Pepsi crate.  
I painted it and am going to sit a pot of flowers in it. 
I ran out of steam so that's for another day.
Sadly this Spring we lost one of our big trees. 
We haven't had the stump removed yet.....  so, I decorated it!
At least it will look good in the meantime.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 
4th of July!

Linking this week with

Tracie @ Fishtail Cottage

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage


Angel said...

hi loventhses cherubs and that ironcahir..u got a lill tresure blog tfs

My Little Home and Garden said...

Using a piece of fence and painting so creatively was an inspired idea!

Sylvia said...

Love your blog. Found you on sewcraftykathy. I will be back to see future post. Love all things shabby chic!

Fishtail Cottage said...

hey there sweetie! such a crazy week with the holiday (although it was a fantastic day)! but i am just finally sitting down to peek at the garden party. (thank you for linking up). Love those cherubs & your pots looks so very happy! xoxo, tracie