Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I Enjoyed A Play Date Today

I took the day off from the chaos in my life today and played with my Canon Rebel…chaos meaning my upside down house…weedy garden…
playful puppies and all those necessary errands…everything but the dogs can wait until tomorrow…I’m having a “Becky” day…
I’m staying home, dragging “stuff” onto the front porch and maybe the yard later in the day and playing “photographer”…ok I can dream too!!!
Since my house is upside down waiting for a young man to finish my painting that I started and now can’t finish, I’m gonna play…
image It’s a little basket from the thrift store…with a star in the wire handle!!!! cute…ehhh…it doesn’t take a lot to entertain me!!!
image Same little basket among some other “stuff”…
image Now it has a little bouquet of daisies and some crepe myrtle blooms and tied with a scrap of flag fabric…
imageHere is the star on top of the basket in this cropped photo…I pulled up some fresh variegated ivy to place around the little patriotic wreath…
the wreath is from Hobby Lobby and I don’t know what it’s made of but I just love it…
image …a close up of the wreath..
image on the door…
image Sticking with my little basket theme here in the foreground..the bigger picture…with my wreath on the table and a basket full of china and that
beautiful table topper thingy that I bought at a thrift store in Wisconsin….let me tell ya…Wisconsin had some good thrift stores!!!
image Thoughtfully Blended Hearts…heart plate…ivy accent in heart shape…get it??? Please!!!
image…does it look a little more “heart like” here??? …well, maybe that wasn’t such a good idea…
imageI put the whole shebang under my little red painted chandelier…ok, there is still some paper towel stuffed in one of the light sockets
and it has no bulbs or shades but it is red…I’m sure my sweet hubby will get around to installing it in the bedroom that is being
remodeled!!! I have the bulbs and the light shades and won’t it be so cute…I sprayed it red and antiqued it a little…btw…got it at a
thrift store…  Yeeks the mold is back on the gutters…it does that on this porch since it is on the north side of the house…guess that
will have to go on my list to clean…
…details of the table topper/ doily thingy…

…before I snatched the ivy off the porch sides…I have to get it all off the porch soon…it is very damaging to brick mortar if allowed to grow there for very long…the roots of the ivy will grow through the mortar and destroy the mortar…of course the mortar is the “glue” that holds your bricks together.

imageIn a few days I will take my hoe and pull it all off the bricks and chop it all back away from the house…then in a couple of years it will be back growing up the house again…
Ok…I’m through playing with these toys…think I’ll go make a pitcher of iced tea and find a nice fat juicy lemon and take a break from my “hard day of playing” :-)
imageThis is a photo from 2009…I remember how hot it was that day!!! 
Visit Susan for more beautiful tablescapes!!!
Centsational Girl has a great party today also!!!


  1. I like it when you have a play day and share the results with us. I hope you will do it again soon. Your post reminded me that I have to get after the ivy on one side of our house. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love how you played with your camera. I love your table setting and the wreath from Hobby Lobby is great. I should get one for my door. I have nothing patriotic out.

  3. Oh Becky, your header is so beautiful, and .... I love all the pictures you've posted. You've inspired me.... I need to put out some patriotic decorations..... We are so blessed to live in this wonderful country of ours.....

  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun today, and we get to benefit from it. Love seeing all your great photos and ideas. Love the wreath! I may check out Hobby Lobby tomorrow. LOL
    Happy 4th of July ~ Sarah

  5. I'm so glad you had a Becky Day, it looks like you had fun! Fun ideas! Happy 4th!

  6. I love hobby lobby, just spend too much money when I finally get there. You are so kind to keep voting for me...I am just tickled! You can do it as much as you like, no rules against it. Your table looks fantastic...but so do your photo skills! You are very good with the camera.

  7. I enjoyed seeing your little bit of fun today. You used my favorite colors. I loved the chandelier and I didn't even mind the paper towel. Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

  8. You so need to PUBLISH calendars letters! They are simply heart stirring~
    YOu are so talented! :)
    What a great play day :) !!!

  9. Very pretty photos! I really like that wreath! Unusual and unique but vibrant in its colours!


  10. This is beautiful! I love your centerpiece arrangement and your presentations! Great photos! Visiting from TT! Happy 4th!

  11. It is so much fun to take a "play day"! I like how you put everything together. Have fun playing with the camera. Happy 4th!

  12. I love how you've assembled everything. The daisies are perfect with the patriotic decor. So pretty. Happy Fourth!

  13. Your Becky Day looked like tons of fun! That IS a fabulous wreath, and you've given us new ideas for using one like it! Gorgeous photos!

  14. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  15. Beautiful and inspiring vignettes for the 4th! You've inspired me to do something! :)

  16. It's so important to take a day once in a while for ourselves and just chill, isn't it? I'm loving the results of your Becky Day! Thanks fr sharing!

    Thank you so much for stopping by over at Dorese's Pieces, and have a very happy Independence Day!

  17. Super cute! Love your red chandelier! And I bought the same wreath from Hobby Lobby! I totally love it! :)

  18. Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog & for leaving such kind words. Your blog is WONDERFUL! The red chandeler is a find!!
    Smiles from Texas!

  19. Hi Becky, Glad you are having a Becky-Day.... We all need that every once in awhile. Your photos are amazing as usual. Thanks for sharing...

    We have Ivy trying to grow up our house... I love IVY--but it travels!!!! ha

    Have a great 4th of July. God Bless America.

  20. Hi Becky, Love the vignettes! It's always fun playing with the camera, I do it as often as I can ... lol
    Enjoy ! Happy 4th to you ~

  21. Love your table...have a great weekend!

  22. Very beautiful for July 4th! Thanks for visiting! Love, ~Nana~

  23. Becky, this is really an outstanding nice decoration for th 4th of July. I wonder what material you used for this beautiful wreath.
    Wish you a very pleasant weekend.
    Greetings, Johanna



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