I finally cleaned the garden soil off my hands and knees and
allotted some time to post something!
It's ridiculous this time of year how busy you get in your gardens and
the day flies by because you think...just one more section of weeds or
I'll just water these wee plants or perhaps I should transplant these.
If you're me, you end up having a day like today where I really "can't" do
anything because my mind wants to step outside into the sunshine and garden, but
my body isn't co-operating!  Is anyone else like that?

Okay, onward....
We purchased this wrought iron delight a couple months ago at an antique store for $47.00.  It might seem like alot for this, but I fell in love with it and knew exactly
where I wanted to put it....after I spraypainted it, of course.
You would have had a better idea of how gold/brown/black it was BEFORE, if I had
remembered to insert my memory card into my camera prior to doing a
big photo shoot and then spray painting one side of it already.
But...this is what you're getting!
These are the after shots....I simply love how this looks hanging from our porch beam!
What do you think?
I really like the simple elegance of it now!
Our front gardens are all coming together now and Cathy from My 1929 Charmer
has asked me to do a guest posting later this week in honour of her 1yr Blogaversary!
Come on over and see the unveiling of the completed portion of my perennial gardens!
I'm posting there on Friday, May 25th!
I'll meet you there!
5/21/2012 07:04:42 am

That wrought iron piece looks amazing - in fact your whole house and porch look pretty gorgeous.

5/21/2012 07:25:14 am

Why...thanks so much Fiona! That's very high praise indeed! xo

5/21/2012 08:13:49 am

Beautiful. I bet it's hard to leave this lovely spot. You've definitely got a keeper here.


5/21/2012 08:30:06 am

Yes...I could definitely spend all day out there and would love to just go out there and relax with a book!

5/21/2012 08:39:21 am

I love your wrought iron piece! It looks amazing on your porch. You must really enjoy having a covered deck on your house.

5/21/2012 09:11:27 am

Thanks Karen! I truly enjoy sitting out there now that's it's all prettied up and warm out. Thanks for visiting! xo

5/21/2012 10:38:22 am

The wrought iron piece looks fab there, Wendy!

5/21/2012 12:34:39 pm

I'm so glad you like it! I keep going to the window and looking at it today...very happy about it! Thanks for the comment! xo

5/22/2012 10:42:41 am

Sweet porch, especially the iron hanging piece. Love it!

5/23/2012 08:34:06 pm

Thankyou Jeannie! Thanks for your sweet comment! xo

Rukmini Roy
5/22/2012 09:20:25 pm

o, i likey. very likey. i love the wee piggies too :) you have a lovely home Wendy!

5/24/2012 07:25:10 am

Thanks Rukmini! We've had the wee piggies for many, many years. Remember, Dan was a cop and I a 911 Op...kinda representative of the two of us! hahaha!

5/23/2012 12:06:16 pm

Wendy, That is such a beautiful wrought iron piece. It looks as if it were made for the space. Your entryway and porch are very inviting. I too, think the piggies are cute. Actually that is what made me click here.

5/24/2012 07:26:31 am

Why, thanks for clicking and commenting and visiting! You are welcome to come back anytime. We purchased those at Costco years and years ago! xo

5/23/2012 09:25:33 pm

I just love your wrought iron piece! It looks fantastic hanging from the beam. Your gardens look lovely.

5/24/2012 07:32:37 am

You are sweet Donna...love your blog...the cards are fabulous! Thanks for visiting! xo

Lavender Cottage
5/23/2012 09:55:12 pm

I love anything wrought iron and have quite a few pieces myself. Nothing is as elegant as what you found - I too would have gladly paid that price and I love where you hung it. Looks like a cozy place on the porch behind it.

5/24/2012 07:33:57 am

Wow! What a wonderful comment! Thankyou, and yes it is very cozy and getting cozier by the minute (as I perfect it with "stuff"). Hahaha! xo

5/24/2012 02:16:35 am

Love the wrought iron piece that you have. Also just love your porch area~looks so cozy.

5/24/2012 07:34:53 am

I know! It's a nice little hideaway to have a glass of wine and read a book...thanks for your nice comment. xo

5/24/2012 02:29:41 am

What an inviting enterance to your home ~ that wrought iron feature is beautifully hung and the transformation turned out perfect! Thank you so much for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

5/24/2012 07:35:39 am

Thank you for having the linky party! I'll be back! Lots more garden stuff to do! xo

5/24/2012 04:12:25 am

Hey there Wendy! The iron adds such an elegant, chic feel to the porch and garden. I can't wait to see your perennial garden. And no, your'e not alone. I can 100% relate to yearning to be outdoors, but not being able to.
xo, Sharon @ mrs. hines class

5/24/2012 07:36:37 am

A kindred spirit! It's horrible isn't it?! Thanks for coming by Sharon! xo

5/24/2012 04:56:30 am

Looking good girl, can't wait to see the rest of your garden. I do love how simple and elegant it looks.

5/24/2012 07:37:38 am

You've already seen more than most! hahaha! I'm really enjoying it this year...such a great feeling of accomplishment! xo

5/24/2012 07:14:58 am

It really is stunning there, and so elegant!

5/24/2012 07:38:21 am

I'm so glad you like it! It means alot that you took the time to make a comment...thankyou! xo

5/25/2012 01:34:43 am

Wendy...Thanks for stopping by fromgentogen...I love your Blog...I will be back to really read...Blessings, Becky

5/25/2012 12:56:01 pm

I love it! The metal piece found the perfect home. Thanks for joining the OHP this week.

5/30/2012 07:15:27 pm

Nice porch. Wish my home was in a place like yours too with a green surroundings.



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