Sometimes I look around the house and feel that things are looking stale.
I had some free time this morning because Lulu was at Day Care - to prepare her for the traumatic event of being left at the trainer's house for 5 days while we go on vacation.
I began with the front porch.
In the fall I painted little flags for a nautical banner, but they were too small so I painted new flags just a little bit larger.
Flowers from the garden were switched from a wooden tool caddy to a polka dot vase
and the table was set for a quick dinner because it is date night and we are going to the movies.
A basket full of odd bits of metal . . . unframed family photos . . . a simple heart shaped rock found on the beach . . .
provide a fresh look in the living room.
The best change in the living room is this sweet oil painting of Lulu done by artist Bruce Bingham as a special gift to Steve.
My clock collection ended up in the hallway with one of my favorite paintings - an old door we spotted on Bleecker Street on our last visit to New York City.
Swapping out wilted flowers with a bit of greenery from the garden freshened up the bedroom.
I found this tumbleweed on the beach yesterday and Steve thought I was nuts to bring it home.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - I like the look of the tumbleweed in bucket on the patio work table.
Now that the house is looking fresh, I need to freshen up the garden and these flowers should do the trick.
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