Decorating The Garden Gate For Valentines Day
|January 9, 2013||Posted by Helen under Uncategorized|
Hello everyone! Hope everyone is rested from the Christmas celebrations and all set to enjoy our brand new year 2013! As many of you know by now, if you’ve been following my blog a while…I love to decorate our “garden gate”…and the truth is that there is no real garden…everything is strictly container plants. Yes, lots and lots of containers!
Here’s the very first gate decorated a few years ago. Look how lucky, I was to come upon this container. Everyone seems to favor this one container and I’m pleased with how it has worked out for us. The patriotic red, white, and blue butterfly was wonderful for our summer gate…everyone seemed to enjoy it. Just love to see the smiles, when guests see an unexpected gate decoration. Want to know a surprising fact about these 2 great decorations….OK, the truth is that they both came from Ross Dress For Less stores…for under $8.00 each. Fortunately, these 2 have held up very well and can be used for many holidays to come.
The gate is conveniently located near the garage entry, where our “Martha Stewart bench” sits tucked under the eave of the house. Hope UPS will one day get the hint that we would love for them to drop packages on it, rather than leave them in an uncovered area.
Simply loved, loved, loved the metal pumpkin decoration from Tuesday Morning in a yellow/orange paint for fall. Suddenly, this week I went in search of some containers to store our excess Christmas decorations until next December. And as usual, there’s a thought or two rolling around in my mind…like what next for that arched top gate, that we love. It is love truly and when my eyes fell on the bright red heart with Cupid’s arrow through it…it had to come home with me. This came from Big Lots for $6. It might be moved to another location if something heavier is found. See what you think…it’s light weight..hope it doesn’t blow off during these storms we keep having. Oops, had to add one more shot of that butterfly and bench.
See what you think of this heart…remember it might go better somewhere else..and that means there’s more shopping in my future. It’s growing on me…but maybe not…and then maybe something else can be attached to make it a bit more exciting! Do you ever wonder what Martha would say were she to lay her eyes on that arched gate? Ha! I didn’t think so either!
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