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Monday, July 23, 2012

His name is MR. SWEET

...and he comes BEARING GIFTS
"I picked you up a little something that I thought you might get a kick out of...."
MIGHT get a kick out of...???
MIGHT ?????
I am totally in love with my NEW, metal, RED 
It's a utility cart of some kind but when Mr. Sweet first saw it,
it became 

(now I can pot plants but still can't figure out why, sometimes, my
FONT is sooo tiny. OUIT messin' with me, Blogger )
I have this vintage SHABBY mirror shelf....
I was  hoping it would look amazing above the bench.
I gave  it a try and decided if it didn't blow my skirt up,
I'll look for something else.....
but little GARDEN ANGEL sure looks cute, standing there 
all sassy like.
I DO ...!!.......
I think it looks pretty cool there until I have been working hard and 
look up and see ME. 
I nearly scream and think about taking it down and just adding shelves...
or a cool OLDEN door, if I happen to find one in the dumpster...
or a piece of lattice...
so many ways to go.

In the meantime, I'll just wear sunglasses and that way, the mirror will be darker when I look at it and maybe I won't look so bad.
THAT means all of YOU will have to wear sunglasses, too, so that I will look more like a ....oh, I don't know...
a GARDEN MODEL, maybe .....nawh, afraid all the dark glasses in the world won't change my appearance.

But, what fun I am having out there.
The old sun surely is H.O.T.
and really BRIGHT...
these photos look a little washed out.  
 Doesn't it look FINE, all tucked in the bushes and flowers and bird bath....

now..........don't be lookin' at that utility box or whatever it is on the back of the house...

I am TRYING to show you my sassy new hair cut that I love to the moon and back.....
one of those cuts that ya wash, dry, put a little gel to separate the hair... was so easy at the lake and in the mountains.....
and I just LOVE  EASY.
I gotta tell you that THIS is MY HAPPY PLACE.
I am having so much fun playing around with it.
I just bought some large cup hooks to go on that olden but awesome mirror
to hang darling little forks and clippers and a tiny little hand shovel spade.
 Even in the 106 temp, I just stood out there, playing and sweating to beat the band.
(O, I Southern ladies
we BLUSH )
I am enjoying the outside more this summer than last...not sure why but last summer, I had no desire to be outside in the heat.
It's not bothering me this year nearly as much, tho. 

Last night, Mr. Sweet came outside and said,
"What'cha doing?"

"Takin' pictures."

"Awww, come on back inside. It's gettin' too dark for pictures."

In about 15 minutes, he came back outside and said,
"What'cha doin, NOW?"
♥ ♥ ♥
"Takin'  pictures."

 ...don't forget to send me photos of YOUR potting place..
I'm not NEAR through with POTTING BENCHES/SPACES just yet. ;0)


LV said...

Mr. Sweet has you spoiled. He is so talented. You are blessed having someone like him that can do so many neat things.

Anonymous said...

And sweet he is,this has to be one of the very sweetest prettiest potting spots we've ever seen,love it!

forgetmenot said...

Love the potting bench( and how you"spruced" it up. It will make planting so much easier to have everything at your fingertips. We are "blushing" a lot here in Kansas too. Rain and cooler weather--what a treat that would be!!! Mickie :)

Audrey said...

Oh my bj ... I just love your little red potting bench. What a great man Mr. Sweet is to get that for you. Your spot is just adorable. I love bird baths too. I have several scattered about the yard and two wash tubs for the deer.
Enjoy your summer.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

TexWisGirl said...

he IS mr. sweet! and he made you happy! :) that makes me smile.

Kris said...

I LOVE it!!!!! And the red Wellies too!!

Connie said...

Nuuuuu, wrong, sugar. We women do not sweat; we GLISTEN!!!

Barbara F. said...

BJ, how stinkin' cute is that potting bench?! I love the way you decked it all out. And a mirror over it - wow!! Mr. Sweet is a real keeper, but you knew that a loooong time ago.

Theresa said...

Doggone, Mr. Sweet meant to send that pretty to Georgia:( I love it! I am going to tell Marc what Mr. Sweet did! He is going to be shamed into going shopping for me one, OH YES HE IS! Love your new toy, AND your new hairdo!


Terra said...

Mr. Sweet did super fine in finding your new red potting cart. You prettied it up real cute too.

Stacey said...

That looks fantastic! Love the mirror too. :) Mr. Sweet is a sweetie for sure.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is such a cute idea for a potting bench. I love it and I like sassy hair too and need to get mine cut.

Vee said...

I would send you one if I had one. What I really like about the mirror is that no one can spring up on you without your seeing them coming, right? Working with one's back to oncoming traffic can be a bit unnerving.

Mr. Sweet did a wonderful job. I really like that he could see a potting bench.

Debby said...

Such a cute potting the red.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That looks GREAT! Love how you have it all decked out with all the accessories. I sometimes do the same thing when I look in a mirror lately! Thanks for finding and following me! Followed you back! Enjoy your day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That Mr Sweet is super Sweet! What a cute potting bench. I love it!! My sweet Mr gave me one last year and I know how happy that made me. Hugs, Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How sweet that Mr brought you a potting table! Love the great color and I'm sure you will constantly be changing things on and around it-have fun:@)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your pretty work space, BJ! I like that you decorated it with cute but useful things. The mirror is a wonderful idea. Your hair looks great, by the way. Take care!---------

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

You have a lovely garden space BJ, and your new red potting bench brings a lot of color to this already pretty space. It's easy to see why you love it. I've been keeping up with your posts lately. So glad you are back and have your comments open. I'm glad you had such a fun vacation!

On Crooked Creek said...

Well, you and "MR. SWEET" have got just the cutest relationship...E V E R!!!I'm thrilled that he found this little red potting bench for your yard! I adore it...especially because it's red..and that he found it for you! Oh, so~o~o romantic!!! Can't wait to see even more loveliness in your gorgeous yard now that you've got a potting bench!!!

Debbie said...

Oh, I LOVE it! He is definitely Mr. Sweet for finding it for you. He obviously knows you well. It's just perfect and practically calls your name. I laughed right out loud about the sunglasses. Then, I laughed again about "taking pictures".

I love your sassy personality.
And the sassy hair should be the perfect match to it.

Loretta said...

Oh how Blessed you are to have the Mister! This is such a lovely space to work...I'm sooo happy for you! Take care now, and don't stay in that heat too long!
Many Hugs

Irene said...

How sweet of Mr. Sweet. He has a good taste. Love how you put it to good use.
I enjoyed seeing you and your family spending quality time together while on vacation. Welcome back home!

Mary said...

It's perfect! What a neat place you have! I hope this weather breaks soon.

Ann said...

I'm so happy you have your potting bench--your wishes have come true. How sweet to have given it by surprise by Mr. Sweet. The heat is so horrible-we haven't been able to stay outside at all, just long enough to give our tomatoes a quick drink. I LOVE the mirror over it and the darling angel.

Kathleen Grace said...

Mr. SWEET indeed! I love your red potting bench! Great job Mr S! I think he has your number;>)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I simply ADORE your pretty red potting bench! It is the cutest thing ever! Mr. Sweet is living up to his name! The space you created around it, including the mirror is so charming and pretty!

And in NC, we don't sweat, we "glisten!" ha! ;)

Enjoy your wonderful outdoor space!

Shelia said...

What a wonderful Mr. Sweet you have! He really pays attention to you too to know you wanted a potting bench. Yours looks wonderful and it's red! Love how you've dressed her and your little garden angel is so cute and so is your new hair! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You're totally smitten with Mr. Sweet, aren't you? (I would be too!)

My Ruby

jeanne said...

Hi bj, it was so "sweet" to see your comment. I have missed you girl. I know, I have been among the missing for a good bit of this summer. I'm home to stay until football season.

I LOVE your potting bench from Mr. Sweet. What a guy. I have just the place to put it too. I also have some of those gardening boots to put in a photo. Sigh, I want a potting bench. I'm looking seriously now that I see yours. Smile. I love the very cute things you put on the top etc along with the mirror. Yep, you really have a knack for decorating even a potting bench. I mean it!!!

My hair is short and perky too.All I do is wash and blow dry. Causal and so Easy.

It's grandkids week so we are having a blast. Six of them from 13 to 17. Such darlings. They love each other and have so much fun and they never fight. Tomorrow they are going tubing. They play hard for a solid week. Three of our children are here too.

Time for bed. Goodnight my dear sister friend.
Love, Jeanne

Jama said...

You have such a nice decorations around that lovely garden, I'm so jealous! I stay in a highrise building, and don't have any garden, not even potted plants along the corridor like most neighbours here.

Maria @ LSS said...

You have a beautiful garden. Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Shirley said...

Hi Bj, I really like your potting shelf. You would really be watering to keep it looking that pretty. Triple digits again today and I don't like the heat that well. I like your short hair do, right now with the heat you want something simple and easy to take care of. Have a wonderful day and I do love seeing your flowers. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend..

The French Hutch said...

Your Mr. Sweet sure is SWEET! A great find and I think it's a perfect potting bench. I love the pop of red it adds to your garden. I hope we'll see more garden photos of your fun potting. I love that bench!

The French Hutch

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Oh Mr Sweet!! He done good this time BJ. What a wonderful bench!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

OH precious!!! All!

His gift.

What you've done with it.

And your sexy, new, easy, peesy hair do. :-))))

Mine is totally, totally wash/and/wear too! Not even any blow drying. WooT!!!!!

"I want to have a little house with sunshine on the floor,
A chimney with a rosy hearth, and lilacs by the door;
With windows looking East and West, And a crooked apple tree,
And room beside the garden fence for hollyhocks to be!"

~Nancy Bird Turner

Dee@StartDreaming said...

Hahahahaha!!! Love your description of hanging up your mirror! I would do the exact same thing. I think you should leave it there and not worry about what you look like in it but use it to look behind you while potting plants or watch a newly potted plant from every angle in it when you are done with your work. :)

Beautiful little potting bench you've got there! It all looks like a fantastic place to work.

Take care!

Ann said...

BJ-the picture on my sidebar is for my ancestry blog. The lady is my paternal grandmother and the little one is me. I started this blog and have been sidetracked getting pics and stories tog. Hope to get back soon.

Theresa said...

BJ, I love this potting table, so pretty, looks inviting to work in the garden. Mr. Sweet sounds like a
wonderful hubby, tell him we admire all his projects, like white shelf he made! I especially enjoy your upbeat, friendly blog. I would like to see your new haircut, with details on how to do it, what do you put on it? Keep up the great blog, look forward to it each day. From a middle Georgia fan

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a riot....they may think we are cooookie, but they still love us, don't them? Just thought we'd tell you that that is the sweetest thing, it would be our happy place as well! Love the red, the metal....the mirror ~ BJ you've got it going on there! The best part is that it looks as if it has always been there :) Have fun taking!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a great space, Beeeejjjjjj! I love it and all the red, mmmmmmm!

Beth said...

Very cool idea - You've made a wonderfully unique gardening space!

Ralph said...

It has to be love - Mr Sweet IS sweet :)

A potting bench - it is useful and you can tend tour flowers much easier by moving it all about. As you are having a cooler (than last year) summer, you can keep up with your gardening. And with the neat watering can, you can cool off by pouring a bit of water on yourself...Love your yard!

Sandy said...

What a lovely potting bench, really!
I love it. Now I have one that I built with left over wood when we replaced our deck, it's working for me but looks nothing like your beauty!

I'll send on a

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Well, that is the greatest potting bench ever. The color is perfect for you! I think it looks adorable tucked in that cute yard of yours. You certainly have a keeper, both the bench and the husb! Hugs, Karie

Susan Zentmyer said...

I love it - how lucky you are!

Melynda said...

I love the potting bench, no doubt about it. But I love love love the red barn birdhouse. Have a great day!

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

So cheery! Who wouldn't have fun repotting plants with a bench like that?

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

I love using things in different ways and this is a perfect example!

Carla said...

your fence is really cool and that red potting shelf is perfect. I do believe Mr Sweet is awesome and so are you!
Sometimes I do miss having a fence.