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Patio Reveal

Today I would like to show you the transformation of our patio.  With a lot of work, it has come a long way since we moved here ten years ago. 

In the picture below you can see how it looked after we had replaced the ugly brown shingle siding on the house and added the patio doors. There was actually no direct access to the patio before this. The concrete blocks that made up the patio always looked dirty and they were uneven in many places.  They also went right up to the house so there was no space to plant anything between the patio and house.  

Do you see our kitty waiting to get back in the house?  I don't blame him for not wanting to spend too much time our there.  We didn't want to either! 
A few years ago, my son and hubby tore out the old concrete blocks and laid new pavers.  Such a huge improvement!

With some landscaping and pretty flowers, it has become a space we can really enjoy.  

It's been especially nice this summer. We have had a lot of really nice days fo…

A PRETTY ENAMEL MILK CAN

I needed a therapy session the other day so I headed to Homegoods.
I had not been there in a long time so it was a miracle that I walked out
with only one item ~ this pretty enamel milk can.


I had to have it the minute I saw it.


It has the perfect touch of blue around the rim and the cutest wooden handle.


The only thing that could make it better is some peonies.
This is about the last of our peonies and they're looking a little
bedraggled but I still think they're beautiful.


Yep, I definitely benefited from that therapy session!

Life has been especially crazy lately with the end of the school year and getting
ready for our trip so I haven't been able to respond to comments like I want to.
  Just want you to know that I so appreciate every comment and visit!

As always, thank you!

♡♡♡ JoAnne

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Comments

  1. That is really, really cute, JoAnne! I would have arm-wrestled you for that piece. xo Diana

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  2. That's a beautiful piece, you can decorate with it so many ways!

    Mary

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  3. Nice, Jo - heh "shopping therapy" is my favorite kind!

    It's awesome with your gorgeous peonies.

    The big rain today did ours in.

    Hey you should share you new treasure with Anything Blue Fridays linky party over at The Dedicated House.

    If I don't talk to you before your trip, enjoy yourselves - you have earned it!

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    1. So cute JoAnne! Your Peonies are perfect in it!

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  4. It's very pretty, JoAnne. I would have bought it too.
    Have a happy Sunday!
    Julia

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  5. Super find, JoAnne! I would've had to have it, too!

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  6. JoAnne,
    What a pretty purchase. I chuckled how you referred to going to Home Goods as therapy, I refer to shopping at TJ Max and Marshalls as flea marketing! loving the touch of blue in the rim and that sweet wooden handle.
    xx,
    Vera

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  7. Don't you just love a HG visit? Super find

    Cindy

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  8. I Love your new milk can. You inspired me to take a trip to Home Goods again soon to see what I can find!
    ~Adrienne~

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  9. Love your new milk can!! We have a HomeGoods about 30 minutes from where I live, but I haven't been there in a long time. Might have to go see if I can find me a milk can for my farmhouse kitchen.
    ~Cindy

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  10. I so wish I had a HomeGoods near me. I would LOVE to have that in my home.

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  11. It's perfect! I love how the white flowers look in it!

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  12. Hummmmmm I love that milk pail, too. That blue IS perfect!

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