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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I smell a fish and Ice cream!

 
Don't you just love my new cobalt blue solar powered fish? I do!~ My Mom bought Mike and I this for our Anniversary....it works awesome too.  I put it out by our bright yellow bench


Of course I have been busy with my spray can in hand


This was the arbor last year

What a difference a year makes


Last year Mike bought me this arbor for my Birthday....I planted some yellow jasmine, that has really taken off this year.  I am thinking by the end of summer it should be entirely covered.

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I have a question....these three cherry blossom trees are in the front of our home...this year they started getting cherries.....are they edible???? They never had them til this year...we where so excited. Here is a picture of the trees.  They where scrawny when we moved here four years ago.
 

From drab to bright and happy flowers!


One of the nicest things about our little town....we still have an ice cream man, of course Jack is the first kid out the door.
 
Happy Memorial Day Y'all!~
Thanks to all the hosts I will be linking up with this week.

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45 Comments:

Blogger Linda said...

I adore that little fish fountain! How cute is that! I want one for my deck!!! Love the yellow and the flowers. Your yard is looking good!!

May 30, 2010 at 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca@This Present Life said...

The blue fish is adorable. I love the sound of water outside but don't have anywhere to plug a fountain in. I didn't realize they made solar power ones now! I'm going to have to find me one! And I LOVE the yellow flowers you spray painted. So bright and cheery!

May 30, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Phoenix Peacock said...

your spray painting is addictive... come spray paint my stuff! haha.
And your title got the song "I smell sex and candy" stuck in my head... haha

May 30, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Debbie, that little blue fish fountain is so cute. Your mom did good. Those flowers look so much better yellow and your jasmine has done good. I don't know anything about those cherries. Have a great day tomorrow.

May 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

Hey Debbie-Hope your enjoying this nice long weekend. Love that cute little fishy fountain your mom bought you and you found the perfect spot for it!!It's so relaxing listening to the sound of the water!

May 30, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love your cobalt fish and your beautiful arbor! The picture of your son with the sno-cone just says "summer is here"! Love it!

May 30, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

That fountain is wonderful and looks so good near your bright yellow bench! I'm so jealous of the ice cream fellow in your neighborhood. We use to have one and suddenly she is no longer! Oh well we have the Schwans Man and their ice cream is yummo!

May 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Feeling Just Right said...

I adore the photograph of that little kid with his bare feet and ice-cream!

The yellow freshly-painted flowers are a charm, beautifully added!

I'm sure those cherries are edible. Try one. You might just like them (or maybe you'll like them where they are, on the tree).

The little fish is such a cute thing! So is the arbor- your people know you so well and are so good with gifting ideas. You are great with putting them to use of course!

Lovely trees!

Thumbs up! :) :)

May 30, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger luvtodecorate said...

Happy Memorial day to you to debbie! I love that blue fish. Makes ya wanna just dive right on in there doesnt it? lol...

May 30, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Oh how cute! I love it...it is so perfect for you in htat beautiful blue color that just screans Debbie;)!

Your garden is just lovely...Love...love...love!

Happy Memorial Day!
Cathy

Love the flowers too:)!

May 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Love the blue fish fountain! Yay Mom!!! Big Kudos!!! The flowers painted yellow look great. But again it's the jasmine (this time on that adorable arbor) that has got me! Loooove it! I've gotta go get some!

May 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Oh, sorry, meant to say, I don't know a thing about those berries! Maybe you could take a branch to a local garden nursery and inquire, before you eat one! LOL!

May 30, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger VJF said...

Hey Debbie, I am so jealous of the solar fish, my yard is almost all shade. I love the flower transformations. You are having just too much fun with that yellow paint. Lastly, we sooooooooooo miss our Ice Cream Man! We now live in an unincorporated area ... no Ice Cream Man :(.

May 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Love the fish, love the ice cream "dog".

May 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I love all your pictures! They're just great. :) And you're little spray painted flowers are too cute.
I miss the ice cream man - you don't want to send the kids out to one where I live. . .
(Thanks for stopping by - I'm doing the same from MM)

May 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger D said...

I love all your redows. The sunflowers are so cute. The paint made such a differene.

D

May 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Christina's Creative Side said...

I just looked at some jasmine yesterday, and after seeing yours, I wish I would've gotten it! Your yard is lookin' good!!

May 30, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I wish I was your neighbor! That is the highest compliment I could pay someone! What a fun person and a fun house!

Carol
PS I didn't see that ugly lantern anywhere, thank God!

May 30, 2010 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

The fish is so cool. I also didn't realize they had solar powered ones. I am going to have to go hunt for one.

May 31, 2010 at 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Lana said...

Great color combo/painting those to contrast with the blue fish! And the arbor flower growth from last year to this is wonderful, too!

ENJOY!!!

Blessings to you,
Lana in Huntsville, AL

May 31, 2010 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger cheeky curves said...

You garden sound colourful without even having flowers.
The berries or cherries are edible, I used to have one in my old home, it took a few years before we had any cherries, they are really lovely, cost a fortune in the shops when they are out of season.

May 31, 2010 at 5:31 AM  
OpenID 3sisters365 said...

What a sunshiny post! Your garden is looking fabulous and that blue fish is too cute. Hope you find an answer about those berries-they look great but you would want to be sure before eating one!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

May 31, 2010 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger SmilingSally said...

That spot of blue sure makes a cherry statement, Debbie. Happy Blue Monday.

BTW: your link was "broken," and I fixed it for you.

May 31, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

Beautiful blue fish fountain, Debbie..and the sun flowers are vibrant just as they should be. Have a wonderful day.

May 31, 2010 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger A Garden of Threads said...

Love the blue solar fish water feature. The mosaic looks wonderful with the yellow shots in it. Have a wonderful week.

May 31, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I love the blue fish fountain, it looks fabulous next to your yellow bench. It's amazing how fast the arbor is filling in, looks great! I love your yellow flowers, they are so cute, just like you:)I love the picture of Jack, we are lucky enough to still have the icecream truck come by with his music blaring, I love it!
Hugz,
Kim

May 31, 2010 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

LOVE that blue fish fountain!!

May 31, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger 32˙North said...

Hi Debbie,

Hope you're enjoying a long weekend with your family. Love your arbor - the plants have really taken off in a short time!

Amanda

May 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

You got a beautiful blue fish fountain. I love it! It seems like you enjoy spraying :-) happy Blue Monday!

Belle

May 31, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Small City Scenes said...

What a super neat blog you have. Loved all your shots.
Your yellow flower tranformation is great. MB

May 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I love the flowers painted yellow. very cute!

I wish I lived somewhere long enough to have an arbor with flowers covering it. Maybe if we move to SC, I will be there around 3 yrs. so I can have something like that. I love yours.

May 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Ok with a title like that I was not sure where you were headed!! Love it all! ;)

May 31, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Pinky said...

Love the new fish, Deb! I do believe the cherries are edible. We ahve a cherry tree too but the darn squirrels eat them all up before we can get ONE!!! They are usually alittle bitter though. Have a great day....and have some ice cream!:):) XO, Pinky

May 31, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Manang Kim said...

Oh my I so love the colors in your yard. Happy Monday!


BM-Memorial day

May 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger SparkleFarkle said...

If it's okay by you, can I come live in your backyard? It looks like a simply delicious place to be!

May 31, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Suzy said...

You've got a great backyard. LOVE that fish. I want one!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Dosen't blue and yellow go together just smashingly well. Love the dark blue fish. I love your sunflowers-I need them-I live here in Kansas!!! Your arbour looks great too.
Ann

May 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Memorial Day!
LOVE that beautiful cobalt blue fishie and the pretty yellow flowers and bench!
I just love this time of year, after all of the pollen has gone and the heat isn't toooo bad:)

Hugs,
Lynn♥

May 31, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Those flowers are sooo cute! Great summer pics. :-)

May 31, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger LV said...

You have a very nice blog and truly lovely yard. I think the little blue fish is the best of all.

May 31, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

LOVE the bright blue fish by the yellow bench! :)

May 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger ★All Thingz Related★ said...

Your making me wish I had a garden...and ICE CREAM! haha Nice to have you at Anything Related again! ~Bridgette

June 1, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a difference spray paint makes! Your metal flowers are so cheery now.

Thanks for linking up to my party at the Brambleberry Cottage.

The two parties I have up are open for a week if your care to share anymore of your great tips, tricks, or transformations.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

June 3, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger A Cottage Muse said...

Love the blue and yellow! Your yard looks great!!

June 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

June 5, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

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