Garden Party!

by Kimba on June 8, 2009

in Uncategorized

It happens every year…The weather FINALLY gets warm and my focus shifts from the inside of my house to the outside.

Last year, I put curtains on my front porch.

And on my back porch.

Then I showed you how to construct tiered pots to get that fancy nursery look without the fancy price.

And just a couple of weeks ago, we planted beautiful hanging baskets.

I’ll bet you all have been doing some great things outside too. And I want to see them! It’s been ages since I’ve hosted a party, so how about we do it next Tuesday, June 16th. That’s 1 week from today!

I’ll invite Mr. Linky and hopefully, he’ll show up. Come share your outside projects. I’m calling it a Garden Party because that sounds cute (and because Darcy can make me a swell button with flower on it) but it can be anything outside…gardening, a porch spruce up, something on your door…I could even be convinced that a project that you did outside (like spray paint!) and then brought inside qualified. I’m flexible like that.

So, are you in?

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{ 38 comments }

1 marty39 June 9, 2009 at 7:09 am

Oh, what a fun party. I need to really get the patio spruced up. This is the VERY hot season here in the desert, but maybe I can figure out something. If I can pull something together, I'm in. Great idea, and don't forget the "Cloche Party" on the 19th. Be sure to check my blog for details. Maybe you could do something for the patio as your entry. Hugs, Marty

2 Still Learning June 9, 2009 at 7:13 am

This is just what I needed to spur me on to doing a project on my back deck. Thanks!!

3 Kristen, The Pajama Mama June 9, 2009 at 7:16 am

i was just thinking last week how i wish you'd do a post on your gardening projects-loved seeing your baskets & porch last year…looking forward to next week!

4 Southern Fried Gal June 9, 2009 at 7:23 am

Sounds fun! We've been sprucing up the outside so we should be good and ready by the 16th – thanks for the heads-up! Can't wait!

5 Miss(ing) Shakespeare June 9, 2009 at 7:30 am

Oooh, I'm game. I'll try to finish up my painted planters for this! This will also be my first time participating in a party. I'm excited! =)

6 southerninspiration June 9, 2009 at 7:31 am

I'll see if I can get some things ready to auto post next week, as I'll be going to see Mickey.

Suzanne
Sounds fun!

7 Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam June 9, 2009 at 7:33 am

One week? That's all…oh no, thoughts of my procrastination party, never got finished project is coming to mind. :) Can't wait…i can do this one.

8 Buildeth Her House June 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

Count me in!! I love creating things and design. And the weather is perfect for it too.

9 "Blossom" June 9, 2009 at 7:58 am

Very creative: the tier pot idea is awesome.

10 Wendy @ The Shabby Nest June 9, 2009 at 8:22 am

Sounds fun!

11 Kelli June 9, 2009 at 8:30 am

I may just have to join this party since I'm working on my yard right now. Cool!

12 Misty June 9, 2009 at 9:17 am

what a great party… though I have nothing to contribute, I will follow the parade along because the pictures are so dreamy!

13 Amanda @ Serenity Now June 9, 2009 at 9:26 am

I can't wait to go back and read about how you did the curtains on your front and back porch–so pretty!

Can the outdoors project be something we are working on currently, or does it need to be completed?

Sounds like fun! :) I love a party…

14 Rebecca June 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

Oh, I love it!! I'll have to explore your older posts!! I'd love to put curtains on my porch!

15 Blue Castle June 9, 2009 at 10:20 am

I just re-did my front porch, so I'd love to join your party. :)

Your tiered plants look awesome! Love that idea.

16 Stacey @ The Blessed Nest June 9, 2009 at 10:27 am

A Garden Party sounds like fun! :) Count me in!!!

17 Roeshel June 9, 2009 at 10:34 am

I hope to participate! Great idea…I'm needing inspiration! :)

18 Richella June 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

The truth is, I would love for YOU to focus on the outside of my house. But I guess that you're probably busy enough, and so it'll have to be me focusing on my house. Oh, well.

In any event, thank you for giving me inspiration and motivation to get going on it! I look forward to the party.

19 HeathahLee June 9, 2009 at 11:01 am

I'm doing good to get anything in my house done, much less stuff outside! But I'll show up just to see all the pretty flowers! : )

Did you know I posted about your drop cloth curtains yesterday? I smiled when I saw them today and had to make sure I had pulled up the right post! : )

20 Kim @ Manning Family Tree June 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I love parties!!!! Count me in. Maybe I'll even dust off the cobwebs for you.

21 Among The Flowers June 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Oh, this sound so fun! I love a garden party! I'll have to take some pic. of my garden work! I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!

22 Andy Porter June 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I love the curtains on your porch! That is the cutest! It makes me wish I had a porch!

23 Ashley June 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I like the curtains on the porch! What kind of curtains did you use. I would like to do that but wonder how often I might have to wash them due to rain + pollen.

24 Michelle@Fromhousetohome June 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Sounds like fun! I love those curtains, such a pretty touch.
~Michelle

25 Kendra June 9, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I was a stalkin' your blog last summer. We were getting ready to move to our new house and boy was I a salavatin'. You know for sure I am gonna add that button darcy makes to my blog!

26 Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality June 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I've got a good summer post that I did last week that would work for your garden party, so I'll add your link to it & put it up.

27 Ellie Mae's Cottage June 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Your porch is beautiful! I've got lots of projects going in the yard – that's my problem – I've got too many going at once! :0 -Jackie

28 Hillary @ The Other Mama June 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

LOVE your outside curtains! I've got to steal that idea! TOO Cute!!

29 Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick June 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm

OK, but can you send $500 and a few extra days so I can get everything done I want to? I have GRAND plans for our deck, just need half a grand to get it done. That's all. I'll be linking up anyway!

30 Bre June 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm

curtains on the pourch, what a great idea!!!

31 Mrs. Darling June 9, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I would think I had heaven in my hands if I had a porch like that. We have a back deck but it just doesnt have the same feel as a porch. I just love those curtains!

32 Ruth June 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

I love your porch. The curtains are just great. I haven't taken pictures of my outdoors but I do have a tour of my home on my blog. Hope you can visit.
Ruth

33 Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates June 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

I do need to do some things outside – maybe this will give me the push I need!

34 Tamera June 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm

i would love to contribute…but i am just a blog watcher (came over from the Nester) and not sure how to post a link or get you somewhere to see a photo. Any suggestions?
Tamera in CA.

35 Sachiko June 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Oh, I love the chairs on your porch. I have some furniture that I need to refinish, your blog totally inspired me to do it. Thank you so much!

36 Lianne June 12, 2009 at 6:06 am

I'm in! I have a couple of cool projects I'd love to show off!

37 Rona's Home Page June 12, 2009 at 8:31 pm

How pretty. I am looking forward to your party.

38 Jo - To a Pretty Life June 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I just wrote up my post for your garden party…we'll be out of town next week, so I scheduled it for Tuesday. I hope I can get online long enough to link up!

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