Friday, June 26, 2009

Twin Boxes of Cheer...

It's the simple things in life that bring me joy. After JP constructed our beautiful custom potting shed last year, I put in my request for a pair of basic window boxes that I could fill with flowers. Of course, it wasn't a priority, but more like eye candy for me to peer at each day from our sun room window. Luckily, with his woodworking skills and a little time to devote to my "needs," he was able to make them this month! He painted them green, and I filled them with red petunias, purple lobelia and creeping jenny. Now, every time I glance out back, I get an extra dose of cheer! Thank you JP :-)

~ Johanna


* Creeping Jenny & Purple Lobelia blooms begin to cascade over the edges of each window box... I just love these cheerful colors!


* Next on my list is to find some rusty salvaged elements that I can decorate the fronts of each box with and perhaps a wall ornament to live in between the two windows. I won't know what they may be until I find them!


* The stone path and "stage" as I call it was also created by JP which leads the eye and the foot to our fun potting shed...

18 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Ah, those are lovely, I love the color choies!! Makes me want to pull up a chair and sit an enjoy!!

Cheers!

AwtemNymf said...

Nice- very nice. I love how all the colors compliment each other! Gorgeous! Go out and see the flowers- the faeries would love to see you *winks*

Heidi said...

Thanks for the charming visit to your potting shed!

Chicken Lips said...

That is so quaint! What a beautiful backyard?

vivian said...

wonderful potting shed, and window boxes.. and I love the "patio stage" as well!
I bet its great to hang out there!
happy weekend!
vivian

Gollywobbles said...

It's almost like being in Alice in Wonderland or something close to it!....whimsy and sooooo charming! Love it! ~Sam

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I have alway loved window boxes and yours are just great..What a nice hubby to do that for you...

DellaRae said...

It looks like a doll house. I love the purple windows.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

just gorgeous!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

very festive! - it looks like a faery tale cottage!

Designs By CK said...

VERY cheerful! :-)

Chris

William Bezek said...

It's wonderful! I like the colors you have chosen to paint and plant with.

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Lovely!

Carolee said...

Soooooooo pretty and relaxing...Love the vibrant colors against the soft green!

~ Carolee

Whimsical Creations said...

absolutely beautiful!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow! Such a fun place. I love the colors too.
:)

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Lucky you, everything is picture perfect! I just don't know where you find the time!? Are there elves we don't know about??

Lori

Meredith said...

What a beautiful color combination! We're making plans for our garden and I keep coming back to this picture for inspiration. Is there any chance you could post all the paint colors you used? :)