Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Don't Go To The Gym, I Garden!

I am so excited about the flowers coming out in the garden that I wanted to bring spring inside the house too. I created a springy little vignette on the breakfast table in the kitchen. But I decided to move the urn with lavender to the front porch and replaced it with this orchid.
I filled a little glass dish with chopsticks rest and some painted shells that I bought from Kathy's Etsy shop. I am so sorry but I cannot remember the website address.

John bought the stained window candle holder from one of the vendors in the store for $5+.

After decorating inside, I started sprucing up the front porch and had tea there.
The finials on the tea set are blue.

I love my new tea cups and saucers. They tell my story, lol. I don't go to the gym, I garden.

The teacup says, "Life is made better by family and friends."

See where the urn with lavender went?

I bought this pillow for $6 at Walmart last year. I wish I'd bought more. I went back but they were all gone.

This part, I have not changed. It's been like this since spring of last year.

I hang some painted tiles on the wall

How do you like my grasshopper? Isn't he cute?

I am linking with Susan's Met Monday at
Sally's Blue Monday at
Marty's Tabletop Tues. at
Lady Katherine's Teatime Tuesday at
Wanda Lee and Pam's Tuesday Tea for 2 and Tea Things Tuesday at
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tuesday at
Sandi's Teatime Tuesday at
I hope you enjoyed my little spring makeover. Thank you so much to our hostesses and thanks to you all for stopping by!



Yeah...who can blame you!...with that garden, I wouldn't go to the gym to my spinning classes everyday, either! Love your vignette in the breakfast table. The Life... tea cups and sugar bowl are so cute and so are the ones with I Garden...the urn is beautiful, I had something like it, but I think my daughter took it to her home, she asked me about it and I, who knows what I said! Your patio looks like it's filled with sunshine. Lovely and cozy dear Christine.

Clavs said...

you have a lovely home...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, what great spring vignettes. Love that big green grasshopper.

mississippi artist said...

I will be in the garden for the next three days-I hope! Love the grasshopper, he is too cute.

SmilingSally said...

You have so many fun things to play with. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I love all of your outdoor accessories! Your spaces look so warm and inviting. You have a lovely home!

Erica said...

Christine...your outdoors is gorgeous. So warm and inviting, you have some amazing accessories. Thanks for sharing your lovely things again.
Have a great day!!!!

Marlis said...

Your Grasshopper is cool! really cool. Love the orchid on the kitchen table. You certainly have a beautiful touch when decorating.

Sherry said...

Beautiful Christine!
I love your urn with lavender.
I also love those little painted seashells. Very pretty for spring.

Donnie said...

You have so many beautiful spring things around. Just lovely.

Picket said...

Loved seeing your outside pics girl! A porch just always makes my heart beat I sooooo loved that black cart you had the urn with the lavender on...everything is so pretty and Springy...hope you have a great week and lots of sunshine sweetie...thanks for coming by...Picket

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing all your pretty Spring decor. I need to do more around my place.

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful spring welcome, love your home!


Dhemz said...

what a lovely place you have...can I come?! thanks for dropping by my Blue Monday entry.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Christine, everything looks so beautiful! Spring! So happy to see it! I love that big green grasshopper!

Lou Cinda :)

Willow said...

Everything looks so pretty and Springtime, but I just love that teapot and cups about the gym. Gave me a big ole laugh.

chubskulit said...

Lovely blues!

My Blue Monday, have a great day!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

You have a lovely home and the outside is just as beautiful as the inside. Everything is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. Have fun gardening and enjoying your outdoor space. Karie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your post made me chuckle. What a lovely porch tea. Love the tea set. Very whimsical and charming.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your garden looks like a wonderful spot to be! I love those pretty painted sea shells.

Hazelicious929 said...

I am sure that you have a beautiful house! Everything is just amazing! Mine is up - My Blue Monday

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful flowers and love your porch. Blessings Debbie

Dining Delight said...

I loved the title of your post and smiled when I saw it on your cups! You've created some lovely vignettes indoors and out! I really like that "giant" grasshopper - such an unusual piece!


♥ Miss Tea said...

your home is beautiful! im in love with your garden teacup and tea pot set! beautiful vignettes you have there too!! love the bird cages as well, ahhh lovely post!! x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
What a wonderful garden! I love the grasshopper! Love the birdcages too. Your tea set is very cute and just right for Springtime. I couldn't help but notice the little lamb too. I love sheep! A very fun post! Thank you for sharing and for joining me for my Spring tea. It's always lovely to have you.


Kathy said...

Hello Christine,
Love the fun backyard! You have so much whimsy and delight! So inviting and beautiful. Love the pillow too! Never saw it - hope they come back with it -
thank you for sharing this with Celebrate Spring with Victoria
God Bless,

Terri said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love all your elements and colors. Your tea cups and saucers are adorable! I have never seen them before in the shape of pots! So cool!
All your photos are so pretty.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful photos, and your gardens and tablescapes are beautiful. Everything looks so beautiful. I am still in dreary weather here in Utah. You are lucky to have such lovely weather to be at the pool. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Hope you will come back again. Karie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Dear Christine,
Your porch is just so inviting! I love the sweet tea vignette you created and those cups are just the cutest things as is the tea set!! I can imagine us sitting on your beautiful porch sharing a cup of tea and a laugh!!


Diann said...

Hi Christine!
All your little vignettes are just darling! Everything looks wonderful. I LOVE that teaset!

debi said...

Oh my gosh! That is the cutest tea set! And your porch is just beautiful...what a wonderful place for tea.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Christine! It's warm enough already to swim?!??!!! Lucky, lucky, lucky! I just opened the door for my husband as he arrived home from work, and the blustery winds made me shiver. We had a few warm days in the 70s, but now it's back to reality. :-( Your outdoor set up is fabulous! Everything looks absolutely beautiful, and the food...yum, yum, yummy! I love all the oversized insects!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier tonight, and I hope you will enter to win the Mikasa dishes. They would go so great with your beautiful surroundings! Have a great week, my friend! Talk to you later!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

And you so good at it. The pictures are wonderful. Full of color and look like Spring.
Thank you, it's always fun to see what you have done.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your yard looks to beautiful. I love the set you have out to share with us. You are so lucky to have such an amazing home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings always, Martha

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I hope you are doing Great today !! I love your wonderful colors of Spring!! I love coming over and see your new post sweet lady.

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