The tour continues today. First stop is Miss Roeshel's fabulous garden area. Roeshel has two posts about things in her garden and I really enjoyed them both, so check them out now! (How fabulous is that arbor?!)
Now, here is another view of the progress at my daughter's home up in fabulous Portland. (Try as I may to convince her, she won't do a blog!)
When my son-in-law was beginning to revamp and level the back yard, he unearthed an old patio, all jack hammered up. There was so much concrete!! He asked me if I had any ideas of what he could do and I shared with him that many years ago, an old friend had made a wonderful patio out of exactly the same thing by re-laying the old concrete as though it were flagstone. He hopped on the internet and researched it. (there was actually quite a lot of info on how to do this there!) and he began the project the very next day. Isn't it great?!
That concludes the 2009 Summer Garden Tour, except for my outdoor pictures. I still couldn't photograph my vignette, as it rained here again, nearly all day, which is so unusual for us that I cannot even remember the last time we had this kind of a week's worth of weather!Hopefully later today I will be capture my outdoor decor in pictures, so check back.
Now for the this and that part of my post. The oh, so amazing Deb gave me an award last week and I have been meaning to share it. I met Deb in person at the Willow's Nest event a couple years ago, after having known her online for many years through the internet (the old Victoria Magazine and the Bliss Sisters, and Women Take Wing....all such wonderful groups!)
I was so flattered to receive this award from Deb and to be is such good company as many of my friends she also named!
Thanks so much Deb. You know I never nominate specific people, because there are just too many great blogs out there, so consider yourself nominated, by me, right now!
I also want to thank Melissa for doing a post on my Robins egg blue paint color! Thanks so much Melissa. (I hadn't really noticed just how much I use that blue, but I sure do love it!)
Finally, a little update on the progress with the new business adventure the other Tracey and I are working on here in the biggest little city, over on Taylor Street. Well, we've hit a wee bit of a road bump...mmm hmmm, with our lovely city permits department. It seems they have decided they need to come out and make sure we actually have enough parking spaces and such. We decided to not spend another penny until we get the green light, which will be this Friday morning between 7:30 and 8:30, when they come out to have a look-see in person.
Of course, we are chomping at the bit to explode with our plans, and rest assured, the minute we are sure it's all okay, I'll be sharing some incredible ideas, pictures and plans!