The rain clouds have cleared and the sun has finally decided to shine here in Southern California (you know, that place it never rains) so I took everything off the front porch, gave it a good sweeping and a hosing down, knocked down all the cobwebs and even washed the front windows.
Now that it's clean it's time to get it ready for company.
I really wanted to add some splashes of summer color so I have been busy painting furniture, sewing pillows and potting up pretty flowers.
I stitched up a pretty banner for the across the windows from scraps of leftover fabric. I used a rotary pinking blade and it made the job super simple. I think it gives the window a festive look. Don't you agree?
I moved the birdcage to it's intended spot here and added a pot of sweet basil. Since I rearranged the rockers I noticed I have room for a bigger piece of furniture between them. I will have to keep an eye out for an old dresser to paint next time I go to yard sales.
I found four of these ball jar glasses while I was thrifting last Friday for $1.00 a piece. I love the casual feel they give used as a vase on the front porch. I gathered the bird house and watering cans from around the yard and grouped them on the bottom shelf.
Now I just need for the weather to cooperate and start acting like West Coast weather should act. What in the world is up with the weather across the country? We actually had hail on Friday!
Who knows what this week will bring? Thanks for stopping by...
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