Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cabbaged Onto

This might be my favorite spot to sit.

It'll never be in Better Homes and Gardens, but I like it.

That little patch of concrete covers the old cistern and it's always been marooned out there in the middle of the yard.  Last year when I got my new patio, we connected the old patio to the new one, and now it looks like it belongs.

It's full of stuff I cabbaged onto.  The little table between the chairs was appropriated from a family yard sale,  and a couple of those planters came from my momma's house.  The white post is  trash architectural salvage from when White Trash Bob rebuilt his porch last fall.  (He used it as a table to stain his new porch flooring, so I need to paint it because it's a little too rustic.) My momma decided that she didn't want the small fountain that's been setting on her own patio for years, so I swiped that before someone else could.
Louis thinks the fountain is an excellent addition to the patio.

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  1. Super cute, I love that owl. I am hoping to create a little spot just outside my side porch that has a similar feel.

    BTW, Ethel says thank you for finally showing a photo of Louis.

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    1. Ethel and Louis would be a cute couple! :)

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  2. Looks pretty cozy to me, and I love the fountain! What about the owl?

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    1. My mom gave me the owl for Mother's Day. :)

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  3. That's lovely. Now I'm embarrassed by my deck :-) Time for me to get to work.

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    1. I'm embarrassed by the rest of my yard. It's a giant weed patch with a scorched place in the middle where we burned leaves last fall.

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  4. sweet porch!!! This just motivates me to build a larger patio.. I can't wait...

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  5. If you find bird doo-doo becomes a problem, just move the owl from spot to spot. Dirty birds can't a real owl from the fake one and stay away as they view the owl as a predator. Looks like a nice spot!

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    1. I never thought of that. Good idea! The squirrels don't like the little owl. They keep knocking it over so they can sit on the post and eat pecans. lol

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