Monday, May 23, 2016

My Blue Balcony Garden/Dreams

Many of you've seen a few of my balcony garden posts.  The patio is in transition.  Sharing probably one of my saddest looking shots . . .                               T:  
I'm doing some changes.  I wanted my entire patio color theme to revolve around this Blue and my thrifty dumpster dive chair. 

 I love it. I know it's sad looking.  Someday I'll recover it with the same bright Blue.  I also need to paint it.  

This chair has some history.  We I did find it in a dumpster. Actually beside the dumpster . . . 

The Cowboy did drag it home complaining the entire way.  Put it on our patio.  Still complaining how dirty and ugly it was.  The next morning we found this in the chair . . . 

It became Rascal's chair.  The Cowboy didn't want to bring it when we moved but I had to remind him that Rascal needed it to sleep in on the patio!  The chair came.

I love that shade of Blue but my color theme wasn't coming together because I needed something to put pots on or in. 
 In or actually out to the came the vintage red wagon.  Also another 'freebie' The Cowboy found it in a trash pile.  Originally it held the succulent garden that we bought with a Christmas gift card from The Home Depot.  Most are dead now.  So the wagon recently held some of the zinnia's, tomato seedlings and carrots.  But I just wasn't happy with the red wagon.  I love vintage and all but it just wasn't speaking to me.  
Last week I added a few Blue pots from Dollar General to go with the terra cotta pots.  

And then I found a few  'newish' ideas on Pinterest . . . 
I probably won't do this since I have no place for stepping stones. 
But I love this Blue version.  Would be perfect for my theme.  

But this I want to do!
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So here's my idea.  Take a few of the terra cotta pots I have and cover with beautiful Blue jewels/stones.  I have a few from Dollar Tree.  Tomorrow I'll see what I can find at Hobby Lobby.  
 Teacups and Coffee Mugs Upcycled Into Mosaic Board:
This idea was also found in the same article.  Love this.  I doubt I would tackle it but who know's. 

 I've found a complete service of 12 set of dishes by the dumpster.  Maybe I'll start looking for cool mugs!    

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Linking with Blue Monday, The Art of Homemaking  Outdoor Wednesday and Share Your Cup,Garden Tour at Art and Sand


Molly the Airedale said...

You have the most creative blog. We absolutely love it!☺

LV said...

A lot of good ideas. I am sure you will use some of them well.

Madeline's Album said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Aritha said...

I love your chair in blue and white! And yes, I love your place.
You can paint it in different shades of blue and hanging planters with blue flowers on it. Best Wishes ( and I like your other photos too).

xinex said...

Love the pot and that last project. I also like tge succulents. The chair looks comfy....Christine

Nonnie said...

Well, I'm glad for rascal! You must stay busy with projects all the time. I like the ideas I see, but I'm not much of a crafter. I do enjoy seeing what others do, though. The blue stepping stones are beautiful. Wish I had a place for those.

joyh82 said...

I love all those idea's. The mosaic pot and stepping stones are great.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

cute mosaic with the teacups. Following you.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by Hyacinths for a visit. Welcome as a new follower. I'm now following you too.
Love the idea of the board with the teacups as planters.

Mascha said...

So wonderful blue decoration ideas!
Godd luck with your works.

I will back again only in june, have many renovation works in my old desolated home and cannot go online for next days..

Daniela said...

Hi Lynn !
I so love your composition of succulents, what a pity that some of them have died ... and everything in this post of yours, my friend !
Thanks most sincerely for the lovely comment you left on ~ My little old world ~, I appreciate it so much and for following me, as well, i'm following you back with much joy !

Hope you're enjoying your week I'm wishing you most wonderful days to come, sending hugs to you


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Anything blue is delightful to behold!

Jeanne said...

What a fun post. I am sorry I am late visiting this week. We have been on the road traveling to Kansas to visit family. I love the blue striped chair and so does your kitty. smile. It looks like you have some fun ideas for projects. I love them all.
Happy Blue Monday.

Stacey said...

I love this idea! Covering some pots with the jewels would be fun and so pretty. I love the cups on the wall but that doesn't look easy!

So glad you joined the garden party. :)

Mimi said...

I bet that teacup wall isn't as hard as it looks! I'm thinking a box laid down, cups seated in place, easy mix concrete poured in to half way up the cups (if you know what I mean), painted, embellished, done! A new follower here. I love this post and hope you'll share it at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup on Friday at A Tray of Bliss. Love, Mimi xxx

Art and Sand said...

I am in love with that teacup idea!