But I was in an organizing frenzy, and they went into the back of one of the closets.
I've been dusting a bit. All this rainy weather has the arthritis in my back acting up. So I have to get up and move around or get stiff.
So I've been doing and changing things a bit.
The benches that held all the plants have moved back here, where they were once before. It is time for some of the plants to go outside. It is their growing season, and I have a good bit of shade in case it gets too hot.
So then I had that space in the so-called dining room, and wanted to make good use of it over the summer. So here's what I did...
I can't get a full-on shot to save my life. Just not enough room. You recognize my brown wicker chairs. Which, I might add, are indoor/outdoor chairs just like my red ones at the gold table under the living room window.
It's always smart to go that route. Then you can just take them outside and spray them down! They seem to be more durable. And of course if you need outdoor seating, you can take them outdoors.
I had the red table outside, so I just brought it in and cleaned it up.
Now I have a spot to drink my coffee or eat while staring out at the lush plantings on the patio. I can thumb through cookbooks or just sit and enjoy my day.
Purple sweet potato vine and pineapple sage. Oh, does it smell heavenly!
The clematis vine is sporting white blooms all over. Soon the vine will be at the top of the fence. It was the first thing out here this spring to really take off.
My oh my, I have color everywhere! I so love to mix perennials and annuals with aromatic herbs.
You can barely see the fairy garden creatures. The bunny is at least a foot tall, and soon it will be hidden if I don't start cutting plants back.
I think one of my very favorite DIYs in the past month is this simple window covering. I smile every time I walk in here. And it's so simple!
Just goes to show that you don't have to have your pretty linens all folded and stored away. Bring them out and enjoy them!