Sunday, March 22, 2009

What I Did Over The Weekend

It was a wonderful weekend in our mountains. The weather was cool...in the 60's. I bought some pansies to plant in the planters on my front deck. These will survive the cooler weather and when May comes along they will be replaced with some summer flowers. Ms. Bunny is my favorite planter....

I have a pair of these lion urns on either side of our door. Can you see the bird doormat in the background? (you can click on the pictures to enlarge for detail) I love that!

And Sunday afternoon, I sat down with a cup of tea and went through all of these magazines for the 12th time. See the one on top? I bought that one while I was in Italy a year ago this month! I ripped out pages in some to add to my inspiration board and the rest I will take to the library for their donation table.

So, what did you do this weekend?
Welcome Home.
Penny

35 comments:

Lynda said...

Penny, the bunny planter makes me smile! Your pansies are beautiful...the colors so vibrant!

Sandra said...

Hello! I am a newbie to the blogger world. I enjoy reading alot of the blogs and finally decided to start my own too.
Your bunny planter is very pretty! I love your pansies too. I'm getting ready to start planting here too. :) Have a wonderful day!

TattingChic said...

What a charming bunny planter! Love the lion urn, too! Such lovely flowers; I love pansies! :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Penny, Your bunny planter has the sweetest little expression. Love the pansy's! I've planted some violas, but I may add some pansy's for a little extra pop now. ☺

Adrienne said...

Hi Penny -
I love your Spring flowers. I need to get busy and get some planters made up to add some color to our yard that is finally waking up after the long winter!

What did I do this weekend? My sweetheart did a lot of pruning and cleaning in the garden patch so I can plant a veggie garden, I bought seeds and we made plans for him to build raised beds for me. I took my dear mom to an antique store where she bought a long-sought-after solid maple nightstand to match her antique maple headboard. And I cleaned house and tried to puppy-proof in anticipation of the arrival of my new puppy tomorrow! Today I had family over for lunch after church, followed by a sunny Spring afternoon sitting around talking to my dear ones. That's all! (Oh, about the puppy - he will make his debut here tomorrow, for sure!)
~Adrienne~

Stacey said...

Hi Penny. Your flowers are so pretty. Our pansies live through the winter here in Oklahoma. Mine are beautiful now. I went through magazines this weekend too. I'm so glad you said that you donate them to the library...I'm always stumped about what to do with all of them. Great idea!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's looking pretty at your house, Penny. I worked out in the yard some, washed my dirty car & got leaves out of some flower beds. Time to get busy for spring planting.

Kelly B said...

I love the bunny planter!! I am planning on working in the yard next weekend... so I will keep this post marked for inspiration!!! :) Thank you!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
I spent the weekend selling raffle tickets at our quilt show, but I also got an hour of garden time in and we cut down a small tree that was giving too much shade to my only sunny garden.
I hope to get some more garden time in today too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Vee said...

I like the bird doormat, too. Looks as if he's smelling the pansies in that pose. How colorful and bright they are!

Elyse said...

pansies and magazines! what a wonderful way to begin springtime.

somehow my lawn was looking very november-ish so i raked and was delighted to uncover little crocuses coming up.

hooray for spring!

xo

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Good Morning Penny! Your bunny planter is so cute. Just what I needed to make me smile today. Looks like you were busy and the planters look great. It was cool, windy and a bit rainy here this weekend, so I stayed indoors and got some more of my Spring cleaning done. It feels so good to see things "spic and span".
Enjoy your day!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,

It rained and was a bit windy so we were not able to do any yard work, so instead I went to the fabric store and bought material to make new spring throw pillows for my family room. I also bought some yarn.
Your bunny planter is great!.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Emily said...

Thank you so much Ms. Penny! I love all your decorations! And adore your blog! Please come by again!

bj said...

Your flowers are so pretty.
I've been working so hard in my house that my yard is a pitiful sight. Hoping to get out there later in the week..
Hugs, bj

Sandi McBride said...

Penny, I love that Bunny too! He's so Alice in Wonderlandish...my pansies I planted last fall are looking fantastic, too...I'll hate the day they get leggy and fall over, the blooms to heavy...but then I'll put some lovely scarlet salvia to replace them...happy Spring!!!
hugs
Sandi

LW said...

Love Mr. Bunny...he is just too cute..

I didn't do much this weekend, it was just to cold around 40ish..
I can't wait for some outside flowers...

Louise

Kathleen Grace said...

I am with you, I just CAN"T WAIT to plant some flowers and spruce up for spring! This weekend was spent with youngest daughter, luch at Chili's and we went to see "He's just not that into you". It was a pretty good movie and we had a great time together.

Nora Lee said...

The pansy's are beautiful and I love the bunny planter..so cute!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I read your blog and just keep saying "ahhhh...ohhh..." LOL..love it!
Mona

jeanne said...

Hi Penny, your pansies look wonderful. I love your planters too. I did get a peek at the bird door mat. I love anything with birds.
I have pansies all over that re-seeded themselves. It looks so pretty and I didn't do a thing. It does look a little wild though. They are even growing through the stones on the driveway. LOL.

Enjoy your flowers.

Hugs...Jeanne

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I keep my decorating and gardening magazines. But the rest I let my husband take to the hospital for the patients.
Brenda

jeanne said...

Just a heads up, I commented on your butterfly box. Better late than never they say. big smile. I didn't know if you look back sometimes.

Hugs...Jeanne

Victoria Lynn said...

Penny,
I love your bunny planter, it's so cute! And your plantings all look so cheery and very Spring-like. I repotted some of my planters with bulbs and pansies this past week too. I can't believe how such a little thing makes me feel so happy every time I look at them. Have a good week! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Happy @ Home said...

Your bunny planter is so cute and looks so cheerful with those pretty pansies planted in it. Sounds like you had a very pleasant weekend.

Alison Gibbs said...

How pretty the pansies will look as they grow and flower even more
Alison

Jojo said...

Don't you just love reading magazines? I have gotten better about giving them up after they have been read but nothing takes the place of some "cocoon time" with a cup of tea, some Lorna Doones and my favorite magazines....ahhhh

KarenHarveyCox said...

Pansies, my favorite. They are such hardy little flowers too, they like the cold. Oh, tea and magazines my favorite, now let's go over and steal some of those chocolate cookies at Celeste's to go with our tea.
Karen

Shellmo said...

Your bunny planter is so adorable and whimsical!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Penny

It's still too cold for flowers here, as yet, but I'm dreaming about planting some soon.

That bunny planter is too cute!

I wish I lived near you to have you pass those magazines on to ME! LOL

the pleasures of homemaking said...

It was gorgeous here as well. I love that bunny planter! Your pansies looks just lovely - they're such sweet happy little flowers!

Manuela

Gretchen said...

Penny,

I love your bunny planter and I'd noticed your lion planters before. If you didn't live on a mountain, I might try to hike up there and borrow those. Okay, steal them. Only kidding.

I spent the weekend drawing up plans for some changes in our tiny kitchen. I'm thinking about adding a banquet. I thought Hud could work on it the week I get home from the hospital and I can supervise.

Hugs,
Gretchen

solomi558 said...

Hi,Penny, I,m cottonreel, your urn of pansies -delightful . I was planting Lilium, Gladioli and Iris bulbs this weekend .
I have all my gear for mosaic but at present I have to get a bit further on with a quilt . Don,t give up on me . I let my fried bluebell talk me into re,decorating my bedroom white. The toile wallpaper was lifting at the corners , but I miss it so.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Love your planters! Funny, you are planting pansies, and mine are just about "pansied out", since it's getting so warm. I'm wondering what to replace mine with...

Susie Q said...

It's all so pretty Penny but I LOVE that bunny planter! If it goes missing, don't look at me! Hmmm....*smile*

Love,
Sue