Monday, July 30, 2012

Jan's Cottage Garden And Kitchen Update

You know that I am
helping my friend, Jan,
make some choices with
her house re-do.

What SHE DOESN'T
need any help with
are her
GARDENS.
They are gorgeous!
Absolutely gorgeous!
I'm going to give you a peek
into her private paradise...
her backyard.

I think this is an enchanted
Ring Around The Tree.
These are POTTED plants!
Want to see more?
Not a weed n sight!
Don't you think she has
The Magic Touch?
Garage side...
A sweet little windmill 
in the corner....
A place to sit and rest..
Although I don't think she 
does much of either
(sitting and resting-that is)
Moving inside...
We have finalized some choices...
tile and paint...
cabinets and countertops
I don't know who is more
excited-
Me, Jan or Mr.Mikey.
Let's hope he keeps his
sense of humor.
So far,he and MyHero
have kept themselves
entertained with 
dinner-and-a-movie.
Let's hope they don't go see
THIS OLD FILM...
So far....So Good!
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43 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha, thats so funny, love the colors , she does have a green thumb, looks beautiful!

Debby said...

I could sit in that garden all day, what a beautiful spot

Susie said...

Diana, Those gardens, of Jan's look wonderful. Maybe when the kitchen's done she can sit out and relax:):) Smiles, xo, Susie

Anonymous said...

Jan has a beautiful garden. It must be nice sitting in that seat admiring it all.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your friend, Jan, does have a lovely garden, Diana! At least she can take refuge there when she feels overwhelmed by the renovation {you know how one project takes over your whole house}. I am sure she will be delighted when it is complete!

Japolina said...

My husband always quotes the "money pit" when we are working on our house.

I can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Gina said...

Jan has a lovely garden and a very green thumb!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Can't believe those impatiens are in pots. What a great idea...great choices on the kitchen surfaces too. Have a good week Diana!

Jettie said...

I love the choices, that tile is something I'm considering for our kitchen.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

She has beautiful gardens and that is my favorite funny movie.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Her gardens are stunning Diana!!

Tete said...

Love the back yard and sitting area. Love the color choices. Money Pit was a hoot! Loved all the trouble they got into in it as long as it doesn't happen to me!
Hope your reno is trouble free and the men stay out of the way. Hope your carpenters are good eye candy, too, with no butt crack...

Patty Patterson said...

Her gardens are beautiful! And I love the swing. It matches her fence and looks durable.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Just beautiful...I long for fall temps so I can put out fresh plants.
You girls have fun and send those guys packing. ;)

Kim K. said...

What a gorgeous yard. I can't wait to see more pictures. It looks like you have some super colors and touches all picked out.

Mark said...

For years, I've begged Fred to watch The Money Pit with me. But we've been through too many renovations and he thinks that that movie will put him over the edge.
m.
p.s. Me likey Mikey!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is a funny movie...I feel like that with our house sometime...

Beth said...

Jan has a very lovely garden. Such a beautiful profusion of colors.

Nellie said...

Those are beautiful flowers, Diana. Such a welcoming relaxing spot!

xo Nellie

Cristina Garay said...

She has a really beautiful garden!! Good that you already have some final choices for the kitchen, can't wait to see more of that!

Rebecca said...

Just beautiful, nice to see a garden that isn't all burnt crisp...
Looks like you made some wonderful choices inside too
Good to see everyone having such a good time together.
Blessings
Rebecca

It's All Connected said...

Yup, I'm sighing over those gardens! ~ Maureen

Ruth Kelly said...

Jan's garden is enchanting. I would have never guessed that you could ring a tree with potted plants. I remember the Money Pit - it was one of the best old ones.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

The garden is stunning and what wonderful choices for inside! I know it will be beautiful. Good luck to the husbands....

Jane
Flora Doora

Annmarie Pipa said...

what beautiful flowers..wow! the beauty is worth the effort.
and that is a funny movie...it first came out when we bought our first house...and it was a money pit!!

Maria Elena said...

Diana, what beautiful gardens! I love all the flowers around the tree! I wish I was that gifted! :) Can't wait to see what the kitchen is going to look like!

pollydove said...

Her yard truly is beautiful! I used to be the greenest yard on the block and planted flowers every year ... after my divorce and getting a full time job, all of that went by the wayside and it just breaks my heart!

I am trying to redo my yard into a cleaner, neater, less maintenance kind of yard so that it can still look pretty and green without so much upkeep. Not enough hours in a day most days, right?!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful gardens...definitely a green thumb there!

Donna said...

She does have the magic touch, indeed! What a pretty yard.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful spot and lovely garden.

Your hubby is such a good sport infront of us ladies. Look at him with the ears. Funny!
Your Sweet cheeks is going to be the most wonderful grown up person. You watch. My Granddaughter same personality. Now she is 19 and she is adorable now as she ever was.. So with your Granddaughter I just love her faces. If faces could talk.

Ya send the guy over to her Grandma G. Right now I have my eye on David Becham.Actually he designs underwear. Can you imagine. Boxer type. Oh I must keep reading on. Where have I been not to see fairy steps. I seen the bubble girl.

Julie Harward said...

That is a most beautiful garden, makes me want to be there. You are always having so much fun...love ya! :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I need to call in someone with a green thumb! My gardens are languishing! How pretty!

Zoey said...

Beautiful flowers.
she definitely has a green thumb!

Love the kitchen countertops.

joanne said...

every time I stop by here it seems that there is so much fun going on! Goodness, your neighbors gardens are gorgeous, so are her choices for the kitchen. Yummy colours!

Janet said...

That is such a pretty garden and I do admire those who have green thumbs!

Cheryl said...

Hi Diana, What a beautiful garden, it would have still been wonderful even if it had a few weeds! I had a moment & thought I would stop by & say Hi, things have been so crazy, I miss sitting for hours & visiting all my blogging friends~ Have a wonderful week
xox
Cheryl

Sweet Tea said...

Her gardens are beautiful!!
I love the choices made for her kitchen re-do and it's always fun to have the help and backup of a friend for those BIG decisions! I remember the movie, "Money Pit". LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely garden - thank you both for sharing.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana,
I think I'd like to have Jan's garden area. It's beautiful, and so green and groomed. It takes a lot of care to make it look that nice. She definately has the touch. Please tell her it's lovely.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a beautiful colorful garden escape. BTW... Money Pit...that's the story of MY house... all of them! :P

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful is right, Diana! That girl was truly born with two green thumbs! :) Love the choices you've made for her kitchen, too. What a fun project!

xoxo laurie

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Acanthus and Acorn said...

I can not believe those were pots around the tree-brilliant and so beautiful! Looks like you are having fun on the inside too!