Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. We're in the back yard again this week, and here's how it looked earlier today.

The miniature calla lilies are blooming! I was so thrilled to see this.

Hubby is making one of the flower beds larger and I'm trying to decide on a spot for them.

The Limelight hydrangea is blooming.

The flowers are huge!

A child's school chair rescued from the trash.

The wind mill is on the back hill next to some rose bushes.

The bike planter got a new look. Purple petunia's in the basket and sedum in the little pots. I hope these plants handle the heat better than the last ones.

Susan, thank you for hosting this fun weekly event. You can visit A Southern Daydreamer to see the other Outdoor Wednesday posts, by clicking HERE.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Thrifty Birdcage!

I'm sharing my new birdcage arrangement for Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures and Diane's 2nd Time Around events. This is the first time I've participated in their fun weekly events.

While wandering in Joann's Fabrics not long ago, I stumbled across the most adorable black birdcage. It was 60% off and the last one in the store. I was tickled pink and almost did a happy dance, as I whisked it into my cart.

Isn't this just too cute?!?

I had a couple of bunches of red and white geraniums in my flower stash and a small clay pot on the patio. A quick prime and paint job transformed it to a shiny black pot. A little heart shaped birdhouse that I painted many years ago adds color and detail to the bottom of the cage.

The top of the hutch over the desk has a birdhouse theme, and the birdcages seemed to fit right in. I'm trying to think of a something whimsical for the green birdcage. It may become black very shortly. ☺

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