One reason I've been so absent in Bloglandia the last few months is because Bill and I have been catching up on a lot of ongoing projects. To backtrack a bit, last Spring, we had a HUGE Hemlock tree in our front yard taken down. It broke my heart to see it go- it had been the original owners Christmas tree in 1960something, and it felt wrong to remove it. BUT it also felt wrong to let it hit our house and it had been leaning more and more towards us with each passing season. So we took it down. Have you ever noticed that the solution to one problem, occasionally creates another?
|See how the hemlock screens the middle of the house?|
bad windows, just not my favorite style......Our eventual plan is to have NO grass in the front, just perennials, paths and sitting areas....more on that later :)
Of course all of this led to us (well me) deciding to make it into a real sun porch with ferns and pretty wicker and a ceiling fan......and a sky blue ceiling. I have such a wonderful family who loves me enough to donate pretty things to my causes, so really our only expense was paint and the time to get it all done! My Dad donated the ceiling fan and his girlfriend Kathy gave me the vintage wicker furniture for my birthday. My Mom gave me some pretty tables and shelves and from there, it all came together.....it's now one on my favorite rooms in my house!
Have a wonderful weekend!