I got up this morning at 5:45 - my normal rising time.
What is wrong with that?
Today is my first actual day of summer vacation and I wanted to sleep in.
Old habits die hard!
My first goal of the morning was to go up to the attic.
While watering the garden yesterday, I noticed the pillows on the patio chairs were looking really faded.
My mission was to find some fabric to make pillow covers for two pillows.
Once upstairs, I found red checked fabric and red floral, but I also found these pillows.
It was like I was shopping in my own home.
I brought the pillows down and placed them in the copper tub we keep on the front porch.
My dad paid $2 for the tub at a yard sale years ago.
In the winter Steve stores our fire wood in it.
The reason the old pillows are so faded is that I never remember to put them away when I go inside.
Keeping the pillows in the tub should prolong their life when not in use.
Putting the pillows on the porch triggered a quickie "porch redo".
This is our front door.
This is our back door.
|A painting Steve did of our house|
I wrote here about why our front door is in the back yard and why our back door is the front.
I swept the porch and added a little striped rug.
We added stone to the back porch
and I would like to do the same with the front porch.
Should I add it to the summer project list?
I love the arched cut out in the porch.
My reproduction pie safe has graced various spots in the house, but now it lives on the porch and holds linens for outdoor dining and some of my garden tools.
I used to have birdhouses sitting on top, but I moved them several months ago when I was sprucing up a baker's rack.
First I had a red pitcher, but polka dots on everything was overkill.
I found the white pitchers in another cupboard - more home shopping.
I just got the flag yesterday - mail order.
It is one of a set of three flags.
I will put them all out soon for my Fourth of July display, but today it is for Flag Day and my mother's birthday.
The checkerboard is from my Americana decorating days when my color palette was navy and maroon.
My little project was completed before 8:00 a.m.
With a sense of accomplishment, we headed for the beach.