Saturday, September 29, 2012

Green Willow Pond: Celebrating 200 Followers With a Giveaway!

Green Willow Pond: Celebrating 200 Followers With a Giveaway!: Woo Hoo!  I am celebrating 200 followers today!  Now don't get me wrong, it's not about the numbers for me.  I am just amazed that people t...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Floral Cottage Slipcover!!!

I did it!!

After 3 years of saying I was going to do it, I did it!! I finally made a slipcover for my hideously ugly old recliner!!

I found this wonderful fabric on etsy...22 yards for an awesome price!! Heavy quality.....fully lined!!!!! Needless to say, you will see this fabric throughout my home!! I am getting it all used up though!!  

Isn't it lovely??? All my favorite colors are here!

Here you can see the double ruffle...I made it so it can still recline...yay!!

More ruffle and piping detail.......

Close-up of the piping....custom piping I might add!! ;)

My sweet little fall pillow from Joann's Fabric and Crafts.....

Here is one of the two matching pillows I made for my sofa......

Auggie say's "woof, now can I please go back to sleep??"

I hope you are having a fabulous day!! Thanks for visiting me!!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Harvest Tree and an Update...

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to show you my harvest tree....I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out, although I do plan on adding to it over the next couple of weeks, as well as making a ruffled burlap tree skirt!! 

I'm trying to do it on the cheap......I bought the tree at Walmart for $20, and I've made the flowers and bouquets myself. 

It's off to a cute cottage-y start though!........What do you think?

Dollar tree flowers....
 Coffee Filter Flowers...

I also wanted to give you an update on my Fall Burlap I mentioned on a previous post, I wasn't sure where to hang my banner.....I had it on my bookshelves in the Living Room, but it seemed too busy.......

So I have moved it to my Family Room....

.......but I'm still not loving it here =(

I think because I made it so large because I had originally intended for it to go outside, and now the scale seems it's too dang big!! the top lace trim is boinging out (yes, that is a word! ;)), and it's really annoying me, so I need to stitch that down!

Oh well, I probably will end up moving it outside after's time to take down my summer flag banner now anyway!! 

My life is very blessed that these are my dilemmas!! 

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Gorgeous Fall Planter!!

Just wanted to show you my beautiful new Urn Planter that I got this weekend! 

My husband and I went to Lopez Imports which is in the next town over, and he helped me get it home!! 

Poor thing...he had to put 3 different (heavy!) pots in the wagon, and then take them out when I changed my mind!! 

We had to fend off scary lizards and wild squirrels as we searched for the perfect pot....... not to mention all the thorns that were poking through my sandals!! 

I finally decided on this urn, but not before we paid for a different one!! We were just getting ready to lift it into the car when I spied this beauty and I knew it was 'The One'!! Thank goodness the man let us exchange it no problem since they were both the same price!!

You can see why my husband just loves to go shopping with me!! He's the best husband ever!! Love you baby ;)

I think it adds a lot to our front porch, and I'm thrilled with the way the plants look in it!! I had been saving that fountain grass forever, waiting for the perfect pot!!

Oh, and Alice says "Howdy!"

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Yay Friday!! I love Fridays...I get to stay home (My most favorite place on earth!), help my son with his homeschool work, and clean!!

Then, tomorrow we are going to the county fair! I love to see all the animals, and eat corn on the cob!! And I'm secretly hoping I can find some cornstalks for my porch!!

 Anyway....... I could use a little advice...I made this Burlap Fall Banner the other day, and I'm not sure where to hang it! Originally I had intended to hang it outside on my front porch, but it turned out way cuter than I had anticipated, and now I don't want to ruin it!!

 I've hung it in my livingroom temporarily, where you can see it right away when you walk in the door, and while I do think it goes great with all my colors and stuff in there, I am worried it may be a little...ummm...... busy.

 What do you all think? Leave it on the bookshelves or find a different place?

Looking at these pictures I can see it's clearly time for some fall decor on this side of the room!! 

Happy day everyone!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

As promised......


Now, please keep in mind this a work in progress, and I will be posting new pictures as I make changes..... so stay tuned!!!

My cheerful wreath!! Turned out pretty good if I do say so...

My sweet scarecrow.... her job is to greet everyone with a warm welcome!

This is the mostly barren right side of my porch...

I just wanted to show you this planter, because I absolutely adore my sweet potato vine! It came back this year on it's own and I was so thrilled!!

Here is the arrangement I made yesterday....most of the flowers I got for super cheap at Goodwill last spring, with a few leftovers from the wreath!

Notice my darling burlap runner that I whipped up this morning.......I meant to make this last year, but you know how it goes... how'd that get in here, oh well another picture of my arrangement...I bought the stoneware pitcher at Michael's years ago....up until yesterday I was using it to hold paintbrushes.....yep, I'm a big fan of 'using what I have' in my decorating!!

And here is my darling little dining corner!! Not much of a dining room, but our house is little! You can see the front door to the left!!

Hope I haven't bored you too much yet, but if you are anything like me, then you can't get enough pictures!!.....I love to peek inside people's homes and see how they decorate their spaces!

This is my family room that used to be a garage...whoever converted it did a fantastic job! I adore the brickwork! Too bad we're renting!!

 Just a couple out back.....

Had to "Fall Up" my chicken run a bit!...

Here are my sweet girls....getting ready to lay their first eggs any day....
Left to right we have Junie B, Velvet, and Alice. I'll do a whole post on them soon with better pics.

Here is to the left of their run...this area used to be filled with flowers, and I swore I would not let them forage in there.....well, if you know much about chickens, you know they get into your hearts and it's just sooo hard to say no!! 
Time to replant!!

I hope you enjoyed the little tour!! Have a super blessed day!!