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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

June 15, 2010

Shabby White~Outdoor

Have you seen the latest phase of farmhouse decor?
Old rakes and shovels used as garden decorating!
I'm so proud of my lone purple iris. It struggled to bloom on its own....
Some more outdoor photos of what is starting to bloom at Ribbonwood Cottage...

California poppies bloom on their own...I love how they look next to the picket fence.
Thursday I am posting this white and turquoise table...a little summer and shabby mixed together.
My white pitcher collection...

I'm working on an adorable project for next weeks white post....I just love it! It is so adorable...I can't stand it!
Playing along with our wonderful Hostess Kathleen@
On her blog she will take a piece of 'junk' and make it
beautiful...I've never seen anything like it.
In fact I may offer her a trip to California just so she could turn my findings
into something beautiful!
How about it Kathleen?
I have chicken feeders, old shovels, old galvanized buckets...
a few live roosters....(big smile)there is lots to work with! Hahahaha
DID I MENTION I LIVE IN REDNECKVILLE, CALIFORNIA...Yes it is S. California, but oh so redneck...you should see the cars! And what people wear! My daughter
has a fit! No makeup! Hahahha....hair that goes everywhere....like they just walked
through a tornado~pajamas and slippers at Dairy Queen! What's with
pj's at the local drive~through?
And ladies~ why aren't we using razors?
Ok I'm on a rant~sorry blogdom....
but country livin' does not mean lack of bathing skills (bigger smile)
or hairy~razor forgotten bodies~and that's just the women!


Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Debbie. You are so funny... I nearly peed my pants!! I hear you on the razors. Either people don't shave or they shave too much! ;-D

Love your old garden tools. I have a few of those. Yes, suddenly Green Acres is IN!! It all started with that burlap craze!

I received the pillow I won from you and I am in love. Cute, cute, cute. I can't believe I have something you made with your own 2 hands!! My daughter is trying to steal it for her own bed, but no...it's mine!! Thank you so much again!!


raggygirlvintage said...

It is all just too beautiful, I think you are doing a great job of planting up and decorating all by yourself!

The Charm of Home said...

Love all your flowers!

tongfengdemao said...

I always smile when I read your blog! :^)
From what I've seen, you don't need help with making your stuff look good.

Sew Many Blessings
Needle & Fabric Art

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Loved this post! Your flowers look amazing! I was laughing at the rest. We have people wearin PJ'S to Wal-Mart around here! What gives?

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those beautiful flowers are just the perfect match for the pitchers!!!

Amanda at 32˙North said...

Hi Debbie,

I love California poppies, too. They 're not as abundant around here as they once were, but always such a pleasure to see when they do appear.


Crystal said...

Oh Debbie, I just love your farmhouse style. Everything just looks so lovely.
I know what you mean about the bathing skills HAHAHA.

★Carol★ said...

I love all of your whites, inside and out! My favorites are that pink platter in amongst your pitchers, and that blue watering can by your picket fence. Perfect cottagey pictures!
Happy White Wednesday!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
Ribbonwood Cottage garden is looking so wonderful. I love the use of the old garden utensils.

Maybe you should give out free razors and the local rednecks will get the hint....I doubt it. You are funny though!


Donna said...
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Donna said...

Debbie - I'm in Huntington Beach and you wouldn't believe how many people tramp around in pjs and slippers here, too! What's up with that?! LOL Love the outdoor pics - can't wait to see what you're working on for next week. ~Donna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I enjoyed this post and a nice long giggle. You are just tooo funny... hugs ~lynne~