Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fountain Makeover

I don't know about you but with the weather being so nice, I have been so busy, mostly working in the garden. That's the reason I missed announcing my 300th post. That's right, last Saturday's post was my 300th. That means I am late in announcing and preparing for a giveaway and I haven't gone shopping for it yet. So, I hope you don't mind giving me another week to prepare and I will post the giveaway next Sat.
I am linking with 5 memes:
Sally's Blue Monday at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Please visit all our gracious hostesses and their participants and I promise you, you will find lots of creativity and pretty items.


For today, I am sharing our fountain's latest look. There really were not many changes so let me see if you can spot them.

The pictures in the mosaic below is the "Before". The picture on the top right of the mosaic is the "Before of the before", lol.

See how I added the boy and girl figures?


Do you remember the wire shelving that I bought from Ross last week? Well, it is by the fountain now, holding some plants, lantern, candles and other accessories. You will notice that I have a lot of blue and aqua pots and lanterns and even the tail of the mermaid is blue.

I added the plant stands that I also bought from Ross on the left column and placed some plants on them.

I hang a planter with yellow petunias on the right wall.

How do you like my floating faux water lilies? I laugh everytime I see them cause I remember something that Laura of Tomarie has, lol! Laura, Laurie and Vanna would probably know what I mean.



The peacock is a birthday gift from my sister.
I bought the electric lantern from Old Time Pottery in Fort Myers when I visited my daughter in February. I just keep it on and I really like the glow projected from it especially at night.
The jade plant that my friend gave me before winter last year is very healthy.

I really like my garden figures there.
Here are some evening shots. I am sorry some are blurred but I was lazy to use the tripod.
More evening shots!
Hope you enjoyed the minor transformation of our fountain. I appreciate your visits and comments very much.
Thanks to our hostesses for all these fun memes.

38 comments:

Just Breathe said...

It looks lovely. You always have the best looking patio and garden.
Love the pictures at night.

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It's gorgeous Christine! I can't believe how lovely the fountain and figurines are. Those water lilies look really neat in there and all of your plants and flowers look so healthy. You have set up a very charming and lovely patio!
Cindy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! Your patio is beautiful and your fountain is always gorgeous! I remember it from RMS days...pretty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Sherry said...

That is just beautiful. I love your garden figures also.:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a gorgeous vignette in your beautiful outdoor space!
I love the fountain!
Debbie

Debbie said...

Hi Christine, I love your find from Ross what a perfect addition, everything is so picturesque!

Bobbi said...

Very beautiful mosaics and pictures! Lovely fountain! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Gorgeous Nelly said...

Wow, you've done a great job to your patio and it made me think of getting a fountain too. It's just so lovely.

I also joined Mellow yellow today and my post is here.

Have a nice week ahead.

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! You know what? I'm never disappointed when I come to see you - you always show marvelous views of your beautiful home - inside or out! This is go pretty! I know you're enjoying it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison Shops said...

Lovely. I had two fountains at our last home, but with the lake here I felt we should skip this time around... though I do miss them. Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
Atticmag

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

You have designed such a beautiful patio setting!!! I love your fountain!!!

kim said...

Christine, you found the perfect spot for the shelving and I love your faux water lillies. I will share pics of real ones soon.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this looks wonderful. I love pots of plants on the patio and porch and your fountain is so pretty. You've arranged such a beautiful vignette. The night shots make it all look magical. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

P.S. I can't wait to see the rockers you got for your front porch and how you decorate it. Hugs, Marty

MellowYellowMonday said...

Beautiful patio, I'm envious! I love the yellow bucket ;)

eileeninmd said...

You have a lovely decorated patio! Wonderful photos and mosaic.

Sue said...

What a tranquil little corner, Christine. Your plants look healthy and green and I can almost hear the splash of the falling water....
I can certainly see why this area would be a favorite place to relax.
hugs, Sue

luna said...

Beautiful corner and beautiful decos!
Happy Blue Monday..Luna

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, Christine.. You made a dream spot to sit in out there.. Its amazingly beautiful..

Sonny

Atticmag said...

I always enjoy seeing your garden Christine -- it's like being a neighbor. Thanks for stopping by. Jane F

Mary said...

Oh what a pretty corner! It must be wonderful to hear that water trickling down, and smell the beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

SmilingSally said...

Your backyard and surrounding area must be a constant source of pleasure for you and John. Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

helenabelle said...

Oh Christine, what a lovely, lovely spot you have created!! I can only imagine how much you enjoy it, I know I would. :)
I hope you have a great week~
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Manang Kim said...

I love your fountain/garden area. This is the place I like to hang out and listen some good music and read a book. Happy Monday!

MYM~Forsythia

Lara Harris said...

How beautiful!

Beth said...

Christine, You did a great job. It looks really beautiful! You are such an artist, Christine! Everything you do looks fabulous and professional!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a beautiful fountain. Your mosaic is very pretty!

Creations By Cindy said...

I think your makeover is beautiful! Love it. Be blessed. Cindy

PAT said...

It's beautiful, Christine!

Snap said...

That's a lot of work! Beautiful, Christine!

Marice said...

your patio looks really warm! :) great job as always Christine :)

u may view mine here

Briarside Lane said...

You've created a very nice spot there... Karen

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You really changed the look! It is so much brighter now! I don't know when you find time for all you do!

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful patio and I really love those evening shots. So tranquil.

32˙North said...

Fountains add so much, don't they? Love the sound of the water flowing!

Amanda

lvroftiques said...

Christine I just love your covered patio and fountain!! And your comment about Laura's house totally cracked me up! I think she could really use some of those floating flowers haha!! *winks* I think the figures look best right in front of that floral rack! Love em there! What a lovely place to hang out in the evening with a glass of wine. I wanna do that with you one of these years. Vanna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I am laughing almost as hard as I laughed that night!! Thanks for the memories and the laugh. Your fountain area looks so pretty, and all of your accessories on the new wire shelf look great. Your garden figures are perfect there. The whole area looks so peaceful and pretty. laurie

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