Yesterday, the doorbell rang but I did not get up to open the door. Besides, I was watching an LMN movie, lol. I usually don't open doors when I am not expecting anybody. To my surprise, I saw Mitch knocking on the back porch window. He said John sent him here to help me with projects. He said he can leave if I had nothing for him to do. Oh no! I always have ongoing projects so I told him to stay.
I remembered about this lantern that I bought last fall from an antique shop that was closing, so I dragged it out of the garage.
I decided to clean up around the fountain area, which was surrounded by leaves before I swept it.
Here is Mitch holding up the lantern for me, moving it from one wall to another, while I decided where to hang it.
I thought that was a good spot. I wanted to put it originally in the corner but since it is not wired for electric and I have to use a candle, I thought this would be the right and safer place so I can see it from inside the house. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and I immediately took John back to the store to see it. And you can conclude what came next!
I liked it hanging in the store but I love it hanging here even more.
Should I paint those white shelves black or move it somewhere else? I might try to move it out to see how the area will look.
That tall yucca is my oldest plant here. I bought it when we moved here 6 years ago and it was small. It is an indoor plant but I have left it here for 2 winters now and it has survived.
I added some fresh plants. I used to have a lot of glass beads in the fountain but whenever grandkids visit, they pick them out and then I find them all over the house.
I have moved out the white shelves and this is how it looks now and I like it a lot better.
I also had Mitch hang the chippy window above the potting bench and moved my iron wall planter to the right. When he found out I actually bought it, he was so surprised. He said, "What? You actually bought this? I should bring all my junk here", lol! I thought $5 was a good price for it.
I think it gives my planting area some character, or does it make it junky? LOL! Be honest! My friend, Noemie and I are planning to work outside on Friday. Weather forecast is sunny and 72 degrees.
The Carolina jessamines are blooming.
I am linking with
Susan's Outdoor Wed
Richella for Grace at Home
Kathy's Home and garden Thursday
Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday
Sarah's Homemaking Weekend Link Up party
Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday
Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday
Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday