March 25, 2016

A Garden Gate

Happy Good Friday!

It's not looking much like Spring here today. We got several inches of snow the last two days and then it added a layer of freezing rain. I kept looking out the window yesterday because you could hear a constant cracking and breaking as small branches fell from the trees and every once in a while there was a 'whamp' and a 'thump' as a big branch hit the ground.

This morning it looks more like Christmas than Easter!

This wall 'gate' used to sit on our plant shelf in the family room.  I bought it on clearance at HobbyLobby a couple of years ago and it's been several place in our house over the years.
It used to be black but recently I painted it with chalk paint to match this little chest and put it above it to balance the desk at the other end of the room.  You can see how I painted this chest here.

This has always been kind of an odd little spot in our house.  It's a hallway that leads from the entry to the living room. It's also right at the bottom of the stairs. It's too small a spot for a very big piece of furniture and so once I put this little chest here, I've never changed it.
But every once in a while, I change what's above it.
I love this French sign. I got it at HomeGoods a couple of years ago and it's been hanging in the hallway to the kitchen. We've recently made some changes in that hallway and I thought it would be fun to move this sign to a more obvious spot. It had a kind of apple green color on the wood trim around the sign and I painted it a dull tan/brown before I moved it.

Some silk delphinium give another pop of color.
I've had this lattice fabric for a couple of years now. I bought it originally to make slipcovers for our dining room chairs. I got it out this week and I'm thinking I'll either go ahead and make the chair slips or use it in the living room. I love anything 'lattice' and this fabric is so fresh and pretty!

And lattice and summer flowers go perfectly together!

Have a wonderful Easter as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus! May we celebrate His life every single day of the year! Jesus is the Lord of lord and the King of kings and I am forever grateful for His sacrifice of love!

love and blessings~


"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Lynda! I love how you turned your French sign (which I covet!) sideways ... great fabric, too! Your home is gorgeous and always full of charm and character! Happy Easter!

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    1. Becca! I was just thinking about you! I haven't seen you blog in a while and I was hoping that you are doing well. Hope you and your family have a very blessed Easter! Thanks for visiting and commenting. :)

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  2. Lynda,
    I adore how you've "matched" the two pieces together for this petite area in your lovely home, dear friend!
    Adorable French signage!
    Have a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter!
    Wishing you sunshine that melts away the Snow!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! You are always so kind. Hope you had a happy Easter and your weather is nicer than ours!
      love and blessings~

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  3. Spring has sprung in the South Georgia ! We are in bloom and husband has already mowed grass once but we have rain today and for Easter Sunday. We actually need the rain though.
    Love you blue garden gate- sp pretty.
    Thank you for your Christian ministry.

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    1. Connie, we were in Georgia and Alabama last week and loved the weather! And all the beautiful azaleas! Then came back to snow and 16 degrees! lol Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments!

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  4. Hopefully warmer times comin soon! Love the gate!

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    1. It hasn't happened yet, Cindy! Keep hoping! Thanks so much!

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  5. Love the gate...I love using architectural elements in my home too!...Hope you had a most wonderful Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shirley! love and blessings~

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  6. Pretty, I love that shade of blue...among your neutrals. Very fun, Sandi

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  7. Gorgeous garden gate! I love the color and how you repurposed it with the small cabinet. Your home is beautiful! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful (Thursdays)

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