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Our Ever Changing Gate

archedgate1_20130410 Hello and hope you are thinking really springtime now. I am just so overjoyed to have this past winter in…in the past! We had way too much snow and cold this year. Was March rough where you live? These photos will show you how everything died off except the faux topiaries! Ha! The Weigelas are getting leaves…I’m seriously overjoyed. They are the tall shrub to the left of the fence and ours seem to bloom as a violet color. They make sweet table flowers if you select small vases and place them at each place setting or simply down the center of the table.

archedgate3_20130410 A few days ago, I found this beauty in one of my favorite stores, Ross Dress For Less and admired it enough to have Bob take a look at it. He agreed with me that the arched top would work well on our “arched gate” that our contractor made for us. It was a pattern that I had found online at bhg.com. The design has worked well for many different ornaments to be displayed. Many of the decorations have been found at Ross. This one was only $14.99…a great price for the size and quality. I simply had to show y’all this even though the green tree will continue its time on the gate. You know we have fun changing up the look. The next photo is showing that tree from Hobby Lobby on sale for half price!hobbylobbytreegate-2013-03-08 You will notice, that I try to have a view of the brick wall of our garage in the photos as I love the Martha Stewart bench found at K-Mart a few years ago. It has really held up very well through. It fits well under the overhang of our roof. Would be a great place to have a package left on a rainy day!
archedgate2_20130410Please keep checking back to see what else is changing soon. Yes, it’s about time to plant all our deck boxes and pots…can hardly wait. Please become a follower of my blog, and mention it in your comments for me to be able to follow you, too. I love meeting new bloggers and long time bloggers, too.

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26 Responses to Our Ever Changing Gate

  1. Oh, Helen! The new piece is really gorgeous! What a great find! It looks beautiful on your gate and the shape is perfect. Very pretty!

    • Thanks, Maria! I’m thinking of using a red Rub ‘N Buff on the container at the bottom of the metal arch. Thanks…it did come together well and pleased Bob and me!

  2. Such a great accent. Love this spot you created.

    • Liz, thanks for visiting and loving this gate area. We really enjoy it most in the summertime. So ready for warm weather to kick in and stay a long time.

  3. Hi Helen, Decorating the gate is such a cute idea and I love your new piece. Thanks for joining the Open House party!

  4. Hi Helen,
    Your new gate adornment looks beautiful! I am going to have to check out this Ross store. There is one in the town near us so I’m going to have to check it out! You have found some really cute things there! We are in the midst of planting our garden, and I’m so happy to be outdoors again. It was a really cold, wet spring!

    • Hi Jane, I meant to write you about your and Leo’s appearance on Mrs. Hines’ UTube. Y’all were great…I really enjoyed seeing all of the ladies and Leo!;) Yes, Jane, you need to get in the door of that store often to find the deals. We had snow in April!!! It is great to see the dogwoods blooming and our large trees are finally getting leaves. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Love the new gate decor. Nothing says welcome like a lovely piece of decor on a gate.

    • Tina, I totally agree with you. I’m so glad I read that Southern Living years ago, basically saying we needed decorated gates. I love finding new items for the gate. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Oh……I don’t know which I like best! They both are perfect.

    • Oh, Glenda, truthfully it will all look much better when the trees have their leaves fully opened. We should see green really soon now. Thanks!

  7. They are so pretty, great way to dress up your gate! Hope you’ll come share at AMAZE ME MONDAY tomorrow!

  8. Your gate is lovely. I enjoy seeing the changes, Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  9. Hi Helen,

    Love the new gate decor and can’t wait to see your plantings. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

    • Hi Peggy, thanks for your kindness and compliments on the gate decorations. I plan to see you Tuesday. I was a bit under the weather last week. All is well now. Thanks, Helen

  10. The gate is lovely with this gorgeous new piece and I love the faded green bench on the brick wall.

    • Magali, thanks for the compliments on the new piece for the arched top gate and the light teal bench from Martha Stewart via K-Mart. It actually has held up very well for being outside. Thanks for visiting and leaving a note.

  11. Beautiful addition to your lovely gate. Isn’t Ross great? The bench is a great piece and I am sure a wonderful place to sit and take in Mother Nature.

    • Yes, Linda! Ross is great and it’s also great to see you after just reading about your birthday party! I wanted to be in the middle of it…looked like just a grand time. I love benches inside and outside in the right spots. BTW, you need to drag your bday celebration out like I decided to do last year. Makes getting older more fun! 😉

  12. Hi Helen, thanks for visiting me at Little Brags…Love your gate…lol..I had the fence and gate built by our Builder. I told them what I wanted….I don’t know where they got the plan from…But I love it….thanks so much for commenting!!!

    • Hi again Christine, it was great meeting you earlier today and again. You know what, I love your gate too. I am really thinking about your trellis surrounding your gate….very pretty. If you visit my blog’s FB page, you might be able to tell if your front elevation is similar to mine. Ours has Hardi plank painted taupe with Colonial Red shutters and exterior doors. http://www.facebook.com/HelensDecor

  13. Loving your gate!

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