My Alpine Home

Friday, August 3, 2012

Under My Pergola. . .

First of all I would like to thank Tammy for featuring my hounds tooth table on her blog, One More Time I really appreciate it.  Click on links if you would like to see more.

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If you knock on my door and there’s no reply, chances are you’ll find me under my Pergola.

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It’s one of my favorite places to be.

After my morning stroll thru the garden with breakfast in hand you’ll find me. . . Under my pergolaOften hubby and I will carry our lunch or dinner plate out there to eat.

when friends come to visit sometimes you will find us. . .Under my pergola.

One of the things I wanted was plenty of seating.  Comfy and cozy.

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Notice my cute new table I bought on my gal pal trip in Oregon?  I love it!

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I also wanted to be surrounded by blooms.  Usually there are all kinds of blooms in the background.  With the heat I have been cutting back like no other.  My pots are finally starting to fill out.  I have three of these red ones scattered throughout.

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One of my Hydrangeas is getting ready to bloom for a 2nd time.  The other just finished.

Another thing I wanted was to be surrounded by my vintage treasures. . . under my pergola.

Things like my old wheelbarrow made into a fairy garden.

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a vintage step ladder holding teapots planted with ivy geraniums and sedums.

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And this old edger turned décor.

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My table is not. . . under my pergola,  but it is used alot. The décor on it changes quite often.  Right now it has blue bottles filled with daisies, a vintage plaid thermos, a sunflower head, and a large insulator I found at a garage sale for $5.  I had never seen one that big.

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Last night I added this cute bird given to me for my birthday by my friend, Peggy.  Isn’t she cute?

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My numbered chairs were inspired by Courtney from French Country Cottage.

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Leaving you with more pics of what it looks like. . .under my pergola.  Some of them were taken when it was partially shaded which isn’t the best.

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Won’t you come sit with me. . .under my pergola?

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Hugs,

Jann

p.s. Would love to have you share with Share Your Cup Thursday.  Just scroll down to previous post.

I will be sharing with:

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

30 comments:

Linda said...

Love your pergola! What a great place to sit and visit! By the way, did you see my post on the 25th "Sisters"? I nominated you for the "Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award". Hope you can get a chance to check it out! Have a great day!

Barbara F. said...

Lovely! xo

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oooooh, I would love to come sit with you. What a beautiful spot you've created. I've just been outside sweeping my unattractive deck. I haven't done anything during this heat, and it really shows. You have created an oasis.

NanaDiana said...

I just love it, Jann. What a perfect spot to spend some time. I can picture you there in the morning with coffee cup in hand planning out your day- It is gorgeous and so is your table top. xo Diana

Kris said...

I would spend all of my time out under the pergola too!! Lovely!!!
XO Kris

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I would spend all my time out there if I had a pergola. Since I don't, I'd love to come sit with you.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Loving your pergola sweet lady, wish I could go for a lemonade and enjoy the beautiful sorroundings of your house and keep you company out there..."wishful thinking" doesn't cost a penny! Happy weekend.
FABBY

Katherine said...

Wow! you have so much creativity and colour! And the designs and the table vignette are lovely! :)

Hugs,

Linda W. said...

Looks like a fabulous place to spend a summer day!

Chenille Cottage said...

Every little corner of your backyard and pergola are a delight! What a perfect setting to sit and chat with good friends. Your life there in Utah is wonderful...I can tell by each one of your posts that you are truly home!
How I love all your touches of RED! Each time I visit you I am so inspired and uplifted, Jann!
I pray you are mending from your surgery.
Have a great weekend, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a WONDERFUL place to spend time - can't blame you one bit!

Surrounded in comfort and beauty, yep, makes perfect sense to me to spend as much time as you are able there!

Have a wonderful weekend...under your pergola!! ♥

Jan Hawke said...

I love you double nn!!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I think I would be out there all the time too. Beautiful space. I love the colors and the chairs being different. So cute. I think the shopping cart and wheelbarrow are fantastic!

GardenofDaisies said...

I can see why you love spending time out in the back! It's gorgeous!! Beautiful rock garden!! I love the tiny fairy garden too, and the green wicker chair. :-)

Penny said...

Your yard is just beautiful!! I love the fairy garden in the wheelbarrow. I have an old grocery cart just like your, they are so much fun to decorate. Penny

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, your pergola is so pretty! I love it and your entire yard is pretty with all of your lovely plants. You've decked it out just perfectly too.
Thanks for poping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Peg said...

One of my most favorite places in the whole, wide world.

Lori E said...

You have so many whimsical and interesting pieces in your garden. I would love to sit there and enjoy a meal with guests. Lucky you.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

There you go Jann! showing off all my favorite colors again! The greens and reds are wonderful! I would be spending most of my time under your pergola, too!
Blessings,
Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

Your pergola and yard look like a lovely place to sit and relax or dine too. I love dining outdoors. I like all your vintage furniture especially the red glider seat. Enjoy! Pamela

Carol said...

It's absolutely lovely under your pergola!

Beth said...

Jann, Your yard and gardens look SO beautiful! I cannot believe how green your lawn is - ours is browining up due to drought. That is a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee!

Vee said...

Oh I can see why we'd find you there...what a lovely spot to be and so much to see in your garden. The fairy garden in an old wheelbarrow is darling.

Pondside said...

I'd be under that pergola too, if it were mine. It looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon or summer evening.

eileeninmd said...

I love your pergola. You have a lovely yard. I can see why you enjoy sitting under your pergola. Lovely photos. Have a great day!

Judy Bigg said...

Great pergola and love the red and white fabric on the pillows and cushions.

the cape on the corner said...

what an absolutely fabulous and relaxing space. my answers would sound like...in my sunroom. it's just my favorite place to be. popping by from kathe's party.

Christian Renwick said...

“Won’t you come sit with me...under my pergola?” I would love to!!! Hahaha! Nice! Your backyard really looks cozy and inviting! It’s really fun to spend time with your family or friends there. Well, that’s what you get for having a spacious yard and a great pergola outside your house. Your place absolutely looks great! I’m very much sure that those who visit you, your neighbors, and even the people who pass by to your house are amazed with your backyard.


Christian Renwick

Cathy said...

“If you knock on my door and there’s no reply, chances are you’ll find me under my Pergola.” – Haha! When I’m at home, all I feel like doing is relaxing too. :) And it seems like you really transferred your living room outside. All the basic comforts are there! And you can get to save on your bills by staying more outside. :D -->Cathy

Angelina Garcia said...

It must be a pleasure for you to be featured on those blogs, no? Well, you truly deserve it, Jann! Your outdoor space is so wonderful. I'd love to spend my time in a place like this as well. I like the fixtures you've added, as I can feel the balance between the traditional and modern elements. The plants also give the area an invigorating ambiance. I'd like to know if you made some changes in the past months though.

Angelina Garcia