Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What Do You Think?

I am getting the gazebo ready for the summer picnics. I hung the fern baskets & hung the chicken crate my son Atlee & my mother bought me last fall. What do you think? Should it stay after stained & the basket inside be filled with flowers? Or is it just to much?

The pond is cleaned & waits for water plants. All seven little gold nuggets survived another winter. Just feeder fish that have grown very large & dodged many cats.

I looked for pillows to use in the room I am giving a makeover. I wanted Heirloom Weaver pillows but the colors I wanted were not being made. I bought their napkins at the shop I sell in & decided I could make them into pillows.

I pinned the napkins right sides together & sewed around three sides.

Two reversible pillow covers for the makeover in Sams old room. I do not do zippers so I think I will pickup some velcro next trip to Walmart. I have two duck pillows to a comforter set from when the boys were little & shared a room that I will put inside once I fins them.

I went shopping for a small tent in hopes of the grands staying over night with grandma this summer. I was looking for a small one much like the one my kids had long ago. It fit in the living room & we watched movies together as they camped out & fell asleep. To my surprise this tent was much bigger & took up all the living room floor space after the table was taken out. New plan was decided at that point. The tent will be set up inside the gazebo. I had a little dog very interested in the tent while putting it together & when the door was in his sight. After going in he did not want to come out so I put a sheet down & his bed inside. I guess he thought it was for him. Soon Sam was in there & they both went to sleep. Two birds with one stone. Sam will enjoy the tent to.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. Such fun,with the tent and the gazebo looks like a nice place to relax.Such a great idea for the pillows.I like the way you think outside the box. Blessings ~Sara

  2. Hi Lara, oh I want to come sit in the gazebo,looks wonderful,love the way you decorated it. Enjoyed the pictures very much,thanks,Blessings Francine.

  3. I think the gazebo looks great the way you have it! We had tents for our boys when they were little--best investment we ever had--all the little boys in the neighborhood crammed into it and had a blast!! Love the pic of your 2 boys sleeping in the tent!--Jan

  4. The gazebo is gorgeous. Love the pictures of the sleeping buddies.

  5. Hi,Lara~ I say add flowers or a Fern either would be so pretty when they fill out~ they will be overflowing out of the crate~ in August it will be breathtaking!!!

  6. hi Lara~

    Love your pond!! The pic with the sleeping beauties~too cute!

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  7. I think flowers would make the gazebo so pretty. Your pond is fun. It's amazing how big those fish can get if the survive and have room to grow. Sometimes we put the tent up in the living room for the kids too. They love it. -Steph-

  8. oh, your gazebo is so pretty! I love the hanging crate! Flowers will be the perfect touch.
    How fun to get a tent! Kiddos love that!!

  9. I don't think it's too much. Makes a nice conversation piece. That's such a cute photo of doggy and Sam :o)
    Great idea using the napkins to make the p cases. You're just too clever gal :o)

  10. Beautiful gazebo and pond pics. I say leave it and add the flowers ~ will be very pretty!
    Love the tent idea ~ they both look so cute sleeping in there!
    Prim Blessings
    P.S. I don't do zippers either!

  11. What a great idea for those pillows! Loved the pic of Sam and the dog in the tent. Your pond looks awesome too! Take care, janice

  12. The gazebo is looking great, I'm ready to come over for a party, hehe. I think the chicken crate would look great with flowers in it, what a neat idea!

    Hey, I have that exact same sewing machine! =] Great idea on using the napkins for your pillows. Such an adorable picture of Sam and the dog, how funny that he wanted right in and didn't want to come out! We occasionally set one up in the living room also and it takes up the whole room. Keeps the kids busy and they have a great time.

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend~

  13. Hi Lara,
    I think the gazebo is beautiful and the crate adds so much interest, plus it matches the shape and design! Flowers would just make it pop!! Perfect! Your pillows are a wonderful idea too! I love to use what I have to create something new! Great idea!!
    Love the tent and the 2 sleeping compadres, so cute,and the puppy with his blankie is adorable!!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Warm Hugs and Blessings~~

  14. All I can say is "Awwww....!!!" How dang sweet is that? Oh how I miss those tent and fort days!! I love the chicken crate in your gazebo - Don't think it's too much at all! I think some flowers will make it pop. But yikes - I could never do anything like that here - two days up and the winds would have it in Kansas.... :o Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love this picture of your grandson and dog sleeping in the tent. Adorable.