Saturday, June 4, 2011

Spring Has FINALLY Sprung!

I'm so excited to see the yard starting to take shape!  We had record rainfall here in May so everything is in full bloom.  On the flip side, it was cold most of May too... with temps in like the 50's.  WTF?!  It's supposed to be way warmer than that!  So hopefully we'll get more sunshine!

Here are some cute little areas that I've been working on during the brief breaks in the weather! 

I love this iron spider plant holder... that and the planter were freebies that I won years ago.  And the birdhouse was a $1 thrift store find. 

I found a new home for my Rustic Star... and a second one to pair it with.  Plus this old rustic pot that I've had forever.  I love the finish on it.

Some spring flowers finally starting to bloom.  Seems like they bloom later and later each year.... but they're so beautiful!

Remember that old fire pit I scored at a yard sale for $2?  It makes the perfect planter for the center of the atrium.

And this cool old fencing... I bought this at Restoration Hardware years ago.... and I still love it! 

I just hope that the warmer temps will stick around longer than a day or two.  I'm ready for summer! 


  1. I love the spider plant holder-very unusual! Your iris are beautiful, mine are long gone.

  2. I love the fencing and the stars! I'm so with you on this weather. I am so ready for warm weather to stay!

    Have a great day.

  3. DANG! I just gave away my old rusty pit to a friend. I wonder if she will give it back ( just kidding) Love your idea. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  4. I love the stars and the old fencing.


  5. The old fire pit is such a clever idea. Love the stars too. I'm a new follower.

  6. Oh my oh my....your yard is an absolute inspiration! So cute and so unique! I found you through the newbie party. I'm following you now!


  7. what a great yard,, beautiful,,full of great ideas,,I'm really happy I joined the newbie party

  8. Your garden looks amazing. I love the purple and yellow iris. Thank you for linking up to Amaze Me Monday :D

  9. Your garden is full of unique ideas. The iris are fabulous!

  10. Great spider planter! I love your garden, especially the beautiful iris!
    It's already too hot here (near Philly) in the 90's and making my flowers shrivel up!
    Have a great day!

  11. What a fun spider. Cool!:)
    Irises are never wrong in the garden, they are a piece of art in color and shape, and the scent. mm mM!
    I got a give away going on. Perhaps you like to join?

  12. Jennifer - awesome tour! I love the spider planter - how cute! Your atrium is amazing - such a fantastic space. The fire pit is so clever and creative. All looks fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I am a little behind commenting - as I have featured this last week. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn