Florals and the Patio

 Spent my day inside hiding from our 96' day.. someone told me it was almost Fall?  I thought  it would be a good time to decorate,  while the guys tore apart my front sidewalk.

With all the silk fall floral I had stored for the year,  I made a few table arrangements.
Just took a vase, stuffed it with a plastic bag then popped in a few stems.  I'm not fussy!

 The Taco dish I have not used all year was the perfect color for a centerpiece.

 Took a few of the rocks I  found on the beach in Michigan this past summer,  to anchor the stems in the dish.

 A bit of Spanish Moss.


 While I was arranging,  I took a peek outside the front window to see the guys busy with the sledge hammer... all the stone broke easier than we all thought.  It's been there since the early 80's.

"I just love to watch other people work"

  The space started out nice a few years ago but then the rain kept it a mud pile and also the snakes were living under the dirt and scared me when I first opened the door.  These snakes are harmless black garden snakes, but I still don't like them!

My minds eye is seeing a nice braided design,  paver floor with a few easy chairs, foot stools, small table for my coffee cup and a few large decorative pots with floral color.  The large oak tree provides shade most of the day so it's a perfect spot for winters in Florida.

Clean and ready for the floor to be laid.

  I thought of laying the floor myself but leveling the space might be a bit much for me... I'll give it a good try.   Mr N called a handy man yesterday and he will be out today with a price.  If it is a good one, I think I'll let him do it for me.   The bricks are here along with the sand and all the supplies.

This is going to be a good weekend!

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Anonymous said...

Hey Sandy,Lovely flower arrangements,so Fall Yall!
And I love to watch others work,shucks I just like to see someone working,teehehe.
And I'm with ya on the big "DISLIKE" snakes.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

hi Sandy! I love sunflowers and that is a very pretty arrangement. Looks like you have a big job goings on. Good luck!

Gina said...

The front of the house is going to look fantastic! I cannot wait to see the completed results.

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Counting Your Blessings said...

I have used some plastic bags, newspaper, whatever to give floral arrangements some lift too. =)

Thanks for sharing your Fall pretties with us at French Cupboard's Handmade Harvest.

Blessings... Polly
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