Friday, April 19, 2013

The Frame and Rain

Hi, and Happy Friday!
Thank all of you for your suggestions for  the frame of my egret picture. I got lots of "votes" for antique gold, and since I'm a traditional kinda gal, that's my favorite color, too. 
Here's how it looks now...

I know it looks like I just spray painted it...well, I did! But, I also used a couple of shades of gilders paste to hopefully, give it a little depth and shading. 
I promise, it looks better "in person" than in the photos.

Here you can see the shading a little better. I used antique gold and German silver. 
Gilders paste is a new product to me...I'm not very crafty...but it was easy to use. The ladies at the shop where I bought it, were really helpful, and explained how to use it. 

Right now, its in the guest bedroom. I may do a little more shading on it, and find something to put on either side...maybe plates or sconces?  It seems a little small up there all by itself. :)

I mentioned it's been raining today, and things are really greening and blooming. 
Here are some pics I snapped from my front door...

I'm such a Redneck. :) I was standing with the front door open taking pics. 

Here's our walkway with dogwood, white azalea and Indian Hawthorne in bloom. 

Looking to the left...

...and across the street at my neighbor's house.
Of course, I called to ask her if she minded my taking a photo. She was thrilled that I thought it looked so pretty. She works a lot in her yard and there's always something in bloom. 

We put the veggie plants put in the garden yesterday, and I strained my's heck getting old. :) 
It's a little better this afternoon, and I'm ready for the weekend. Hope y'all have a good one.

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Marigene said...

I thought April showers brought May flowers...guess they are early! Gorgeous neighborhood...

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, the frame looks great; and the flowers are all so pretty! I can only imagine how grand it will all look, as the season progresses! They are gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Babs, the frame looks great! And that garden is gorgeous. Dogwoods, heart is smiling. Your pots filled with the happy yellow and purple flowers is the perfect welcome at your front steps.

Blondie's Journal said...

Babs, you really transformed that looks beautiful! And your walkway! I bet a lot of people walk by and smile!

We've had tons of rain (and flooding everywhere, but I have noticed my daffs and tulips loved it and are ready to open (finally)!

Hope your back improves with every day. If it makes you feel better, I get aches and pains just carrying a laundry basket upstairs!


Unknown said...

I love the frame. You did a great job!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hooray for your newly rejuvenated frame!!!!!! If we get to cast a vote for either plates or sconces, I vote plates. I don't know why exactly, but that's my vote! I guess maybe because I'm looking at the decor on the bedside table, and it seems like plates would be a natural extension.

I'm so glad things are in blooming and greening up there! We had a hard freeze last night that took out anything left standing from the freeze a couple of nights prior. Lots of people had sheets down to protect their plantings. I haven't been able to get out there and put anything in the ground or in a pot with these shoulders, so I was safe.

Please tell your neighbor we want to tar & feather her, and run her out of town on a rail for having such a beautiful yard! :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Good choice with the gold frame. I am so jealous of your yard. It is so beautiful in bloom. Still snow here.

Suzan said...

Your dogwood is lovely!! Heading out to the Dogwood Festival now!!- Talk about being red neck??? can't wait to have some friend pickles :-}}

Suzan said...

Fried pickles -- with friends!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The gold frame looks great! Good job.
You yard and all the green grass and flowering trees and shrubs are wonderful to see. Hoping we will see that around here soon.

Unknown said...

I am just loving that frame-you did a beautiful job on it. I've decided I will live vicariously through you, just so many pretty plantings and bloomings.
Have a good weekend

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You did a beautiful job on the frame! LOVE the picture.

The Tablescaper said...

The frame looks great as do the gardens!

It's wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescape

20 North Ora said...

Your frame really added a lot to your picture! You did a great job. Your flowers look beautiful. Enjoy!


Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Babs, The frame looks fabulous and it really enhances the picture.
Your garden looks beautiful, so fresh and green with such lovely colour. Your neighbours azalea is such a stunning colour. This is such a treat for me to see so much colour at this time of year.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Best Wishes

Kelly said...

I like how your frame turned out. I think it stands out nicely against the white wall. Your yard is looking good! Everything has really exploded with color this week hasn't it? I'm not fond of this cold weather we're suddenly having though. It looks like it should be warm outside with all the sunshine and green grass. Then I open the door and get hit by cold air. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

These Spring images are gorgeous, Babs!

I am a hillbilly redneck...standing in the door taking pictures a lot!LOL

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, gorgeous!! Love the frame then I scrolled and saw the yard and lots of WOWs and appropriate. Back to the frame, love the look and the gold is perfect. I have several big gold frame and was just talking to a friend about keeping the frame and just getting new prints for them.

On Crooked Creek said...

Somehow, dear friend, I could n e v e r think of YOU as a redneck! Ha!
Your photos of your lawn are gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Savannah Granny said...

The frame turned out beautifully. Let me know where you got the gilding paste. You and the paste did a fabulous job!
Love your flowers, our azaleas and dogwood are gone. Everything is so pretty and green.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It turned out great, Babs!

How beautiful everything looks in your neck of the woods. Everything is still pretty bare here :(

Ivy and Elephants said...

What gorgeous lawns you, (and your neighbor) have! Everything looks so fresh and idyllic. The frame looks great, too.

xinex said...

You did a great job on the frame. It's beautiful. And your yard is gorgeous, pretty trees and flowers!...Christine