Monday, December 14, 2009

Some Winter decorating outside......

It seems hard to believe that it's time to get the gardens ready for winter! I worked all afternoon outside getting things cleaned up, pots put away, tools stored and so on. My reward was creating some simple arragements on our back deck that can be enjoyed all season long.The big ole pinecones make it perfect!

In the summer, this picket fence planter held big beautiful white geraniums!

One of my favorite things on the deck is this old post lantern top. I got it at a thrift shop a few years ago and keep a candle in it all year round. A great look for 4.99! The old iron gate was an auction find while I still lived in Ohio...price? $1.00!

I'll count on my little rusty garden angel to watch over everything out there this winter. Come spring she'll be ready to hover over a nice big planter filled with bacopa! Til then, she looks happy to me!


Anne~fiona and twig said...

I just love big, chunky holiday decorations, and I am crazy about those great big pine-cones!
It all looks just really warm and inviting!

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

I'm waiting on the rain to go away so I can do the same thing outside. Looks pretty!

Marie-Monique said...

Superbe !!!!je découvre et j'adore....très belles réalisations merci

katie said...

I just found you today and am happy as a lark.
Love your style and all things repurposed.
I think the log cabin is perfect.
I had a great aunt that actually lived in one very similar. I spent the night there once. Great memory

Karen Valentine said...

Just gorgeous!!!! And those pinecones are FAB!!!

My Desert Cottage

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I have an old yellow lantern top thats just layin' in the garage. What a great idea ~ First warm day I get, I'm gonna grab my can o' white spray paint and go wild. Thanks for the "green" decorating tip.