Monday, August 15, 2016

The Pond (and Island) T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

Welcome to my island, which I've named
~ Fairy Island ~

We went from the house we built on a small lot
to a 30+ year old home on almost 2 acres.
~Which came with a concrete pond and an island~
but oh it did not look like this
last year when we moved in.  Below is the "BEFORE" 

Solid green scum, debris and a huge mound of blackberry bushes.

and no way to get out there unless you trudged through the green muck.
Of course, what would be the point of getting out there anyway, 
to a forest of prickly blackberrys!

But after much work mostly on my husbands part,
(including a bridge to the island)
I planted flowers in pots and decorated the oasis.

Even the ducks were overwhelmed by too much scum!
And there was no going onto an island of thick weeds.

At one time this place had beautiful grounds, but
had suffered neglect for a few years.

but now
Fairy Island
is a place of beauty and whimsy!

At the end of August I will be showing the renovations
we did to the house and gardens,
with 'before' and 'after' photos.

I hope you will come back to view more transformations!

~ Violet ~

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mid Summer Happiness

Prince and Porsha
our Silken Windhounds
{Enjoying a Bed}

~ Outdoors ~

In Shabby Chic Goodness

Mid Summer Happiness!

I've been working on
House Projects,

and today am off to a flea market
can't believe it's been this long since I've posted

Hello Everyone!!!!
You can find me on Instagram
where I post regularly on two accounts, one mostly my dogs
and the other with Home and Garden images,
~ see the upper left sidebar for links ~

~ Violet ~

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Like Summer

~ April 1st. was like summer ~

So we took advantage of it and spent all day outside.

And planted the Lavender after the photoshoot.

Rain is in the forecast,
So glad we had a summer day
~ So early in the Spring ~

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fireplace wall and painting the oak

 We've been doing a lot of remodeling
and fixing up this 30 year old home we bought last summer,
and there's so much to share here on my blog and I'm so behind!

So I'll just jump in with sharing our fireplace wall.
My husband designed a new mantle, including corbels,
spray painted the brass black,
and I painted the oak built-ins and fireplace.
Here's the 'before'

And here's the finished wall.  Oh, and I painted the entire room.
The final thing to accomplish in this room is new flooring.
A beautiful tile in grays in the area for going in and out
and probably carpet for the rest, also in gray.

I'll be sharing more often now.
...I know I said that before...

~ Violet ~

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Some December Creations

I'm back!  ~ You know how when you haven't written to someone in a long time
you just keep putting it off because the stuff to say keeps growing as time passes?
Well, I'm like that anyway.
And the longer I was away from doing a blog post,
the more I procrastinated!

Too much to say, lots going on, from remodeling to painting to crafts.
So just some photos of a few of the Christmas crafts.
~ And my WING painting ~

snow scenes in jars  


~ large pine cones made into trees  ~

... some snow scenes ...

So whatcha all been up to?

How was your Christmas?
What plans do you have for the new year?

Now that I have finally made a blog post
it will be easier to come back.

~ Violet ~