Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Awaking Garden

Happy Sunday.  I am recovering from my surgery and doing great.  Hope to be back to my old self again soon.

Before I went into the Hospital last Wednesday I decided to take some pics of my spring garden waking up and  some Spring decor added to the porch.


I brought out my wren bird house for a little decor on the porch and added a nest and some faux flowers with the vintage garden sign.  That clever Terry took some pieces of chalk board and put it behind the wholes in the house so the birds could not get in there.  Otherwise I would have birds dive bombing everyone that comes and goes.  Just wanted this house this year for decor on the porch.










This is the nice faux spring flower arrangement my good friend gave me back before Easter.  Love it on my yellow front door.


The daffodils are finally popping open and the perennials are beginning to come to the surface of the garden beds.  It is good to see the brown flower beds start to show green life popping up.
  Love the
 pops of bright yellow the daffodils give to the front yard.

My cherub bird bath I use as a feeder in the winter and spring.  Birds look for food more than water in these seasons.  I will fill it with water when I do my May planting of flowers in the garden.  The Robin's love to play in the water.


Daffodils are signs of hope and renewal  so I am so happy to see so many pop up in the yard.

I planted some pansy's I got from the garden center in this old drawer made into a flower box on my cottage nest door.  They are good for the spring weather until it is time to plant summer annuals. 

My little design assistant wanted to photo bomb.  She is squinty eyed with the sun.  I am on the hunt for a cute new rug for in front of the door.

This is a "true basset hound face" right here.  The I really don't care look unless of course someone says TREAT!!!!
Here in Chicago land we are starting to hold onto Spring and get some good temps.  The trees and plants are beginning to spring up from their long winter sleep.
Hope you are seeing Spring where you are.
Love these 70 and sunny days.
Kris
:)


57 comments:

  1. Hi Kris,
    I'm glad to hear that your are on the mend. Your porch looks so lovely. I really like the bird house and all of your outside décor. It's all so bright, happy and cheery. Your design assistant did a great job.
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  2. I'm glad to hear you are back home and hope you have a speedy recovery. I enjoyed looking at your summer porch. So beautiful. Take care, Kris.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  3. It looks so bright and pretty, Kris! We are still getting snow here, but it melts quickly. The columbine, delphinium and wild strawberries are starting to leaf out... and the bunnies are back.
    Happy to hear you are doing well.
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  4. So glad to hear you are on the mend and able to blog. I bet you will still have birds trying to figure out how to get into that house. Your place looks lovely :)

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  5. Your garden porch looks so charming, kris:) take care and rest up!

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  6. Looks like spring has arrived to me!! Take care of yourself!

    xox

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  7. Kris, It is looking like spring there at your house. I like the color of your door. All the yellow makes your porch sunny. Oh I know what you mean about rugs. I have an old rug I drag around all the time. I am sick of it. I want a new rug also.LOL. Take care dear friend , I pray you are yourself soon. Hugs to Terry. xoxo,Susie

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  8. Beautiful! Glad to hear you are feeing better! xo

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  9. It all looks so lovely Kris! I'm so glad you're doing well. Take good care of yourself.

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  10. Lovin' your wren house! Your displays are always so pretty. Glad you are on the mend! Enjoy your rest time!

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  11. Dearest Kris, welcome HOME and I hope you are recovering well! Sunny days and hopeful spring gardens are the best thing to come home to. Your Bassett is so adorable; that's enough to make you smile!

    Like always, your place looks wonderful. PEACE! Anita

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  12. Kris,
    Your entryway looks welcoming and pretty. No vacancy for the birds!!! I think the blackboard is very convincing in the holes and just in case any birds come near Libby has her guard face on! Your gardens and porch always is a beautiful expression from your heart.
    Hope you had a delightful Birthday yesterday. So happy you're on the mend.
    Xoxo,
    Vera

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  13. So glad you're home and recovering nicely! What a beautiful entryway. I love daffodils. Your little design assistant is just darling! :)

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  14. This is all so pretty, Kris! I am in love with your front door! So glad that spring has reached you and you are on the mend! We are having some light rain here and it is greening everything up, and leaves are popping out everywhere...love!

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  15. So glad to hear you are up to blogging! Everything is beautiful. I adore that fencing with the birds on it. Precious!

    Take care my friend.

    Judy

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  16. Kris, it is so good to hear you are doing well after surgery! Wishing you a fast, speedy recovery! Your front porch and area looks to sweet and welcoming as always! Love ya! Maryjane xox

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  17. Your front porch looks so inviting. Love all the items that you have on the porch. I am so happy that you are getting back into the swing of things.
    Take care of your self and sit on your chase, read magazines, eat bonbons and have a ice tea. I am sure Libby will be right beside her mama. I know she missed you while you were in the hospital - she is so cute.
    Lots of get well Hugs.
    Mary
    PS love the post

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  18. Your front porch looks so inviting. Love all the items that you have on the porch. I am so happy that you are getting back into the swing of things.
    Take care of your self and sit on your chase, read magazines, eat bonbons and have a ice tea. I am sure Libby will be right beside her mama. I know she missed you while you were in the hospital - she is so cute.
    Lots of get well Hugs.
    Mary
    PS love the post

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  19. Hi Kris, I hope you are feeling better now after surgery. I'm sure that wasn't much fun, but it's good to hear the cheer in your voice as you welcome spring. Gotta love those daffodils, your fab porch and that cute hound!

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  20. Your entryway always looks so pretty, fresh, and springy, Kris!
    So glad you're recovering well from your surgery.
    Mary Alice

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  21. It looks so pretty the flower arrangement on your door and the front yard. Yay for spring. So glad the surgery went well. Take care and get well.
    Julie xo

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  22. So glad to hear you are doing well. All your spring decor is lovely... it's finally spring here as well. Follow doctors orders and get your rest. Take care!

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  23. I thought today is your Birthday??? RIGHT!! Or it's coming up...so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Happy that you are doing well after your surgery and your porch looks so pretty.
    warmly,
    deb

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  24. Kris, your photos of spring are wonderful but the best news of all is that your surgery was successful and you are doing well! {sigh of relief}. Love you girl, be good to yourself.
    Rita

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  25. Everything you do Kris, is done to perfection! Love the wren bird house! And, that Libby is such a sweet girl! Happy Birthday my Friend, Cindy xoxo

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  26. Hello,
    Oh, I love your photos. And that photo bomb is the best. :-))
    So happy to know all is well.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  27. So glad to hear your surgery went well and you are on the road to recovery! Your front porch looks so pretty! Take care!

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  28. Hi Kris, so glad you are back home and doing well. Hope you`ll be ok soon. Love your front porch and colors.
    Take care!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  29. Hi Kris,
    Love the color of your front door. Your bird house is just gorgeous. Its so windy here all the time,I would never be able to put something like that at our front door. Your assistant is just so cute. Love your front flowers. Enjoy your day and I hope your healing is quick. I am sure you are so happy to be home.

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  30. Hi Kris, speedy recovery!!! I am always so jealous of your yard. I know from past years you have the most gorgeous flowers in the summer. Mine...not so great...they are pretty in the spring but then our hot weather seems to sap their energy. I am going to strive to have my petunias, etc. look more like Kris's this summer :)

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  31. Kris,
    I hope each day finds you getter stronger. Your post was just what the "Dr. ordered" for me! :) I'm missing the Spring in the North and you just provided me with such a lovely visual!

    Take care my friend,
    Kathleen

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  32. I like the bird house on the post by your front door. That was a good idea to put something behind the holes to keep the birds out. Although, I bet the birds aren't too happy about that. LOL! All of the pretty flowers really do dress up your home nicely for Spring. Hope this week goes better for you now that the surgery is behind you.

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  33. Very welcoming front entry Kris! Love the idea of a large birdhouse on a pedestal at the front door. I bet seeing those daffodils popping out of the ground and being able to spend some time outdoors in the warmer temperatures puts a little smile on your recovery. Enjoy!

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  34. Kris I love the sunniness of your front porch, I am really in love with your assistant. Women's best friend! Beautiful my sweet friend and I am glad that you are doing well. Hugs, Jo

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  35. Your front door and porch look so sweet, what an impression it must make on visitors! Love the birdhouse! Terry is really a smart guy!! Al will only let me hang birdhouses where there is grass below...you can guess why!

    Hope you're feeling well...I've been sending prayers your way. Stay warm and cozy til this cool weather passes.

    Jane x

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  36. Beautiful, love your spring touches. The chippy chair is perfect with all your other pieces. We still can't get consistent weather here. Happy you are doing well

    Cindy

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  37. All looking beautiful, as always! I just hope the birds don't end up head butting the board that Terry put in to block the holes in the bird house, lol. Actually doesn't bear thinking about really, but it does conjure up a picture.


    Judi in the UK

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  38. Awww, Libby! I hope she's giving you lots of care and kisses. Beautiful!

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  39. I'm glad you are feeling better. I love your spring front porch.

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  40. Love your touches of spring and I am glad you are feeling better. I loved the few warm days we have had here. I bought pansies and rosemary so far. I could buy tons of rosemary! I love it so. Take care of you Kris! ;)

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  41. All so charming, Kris. I love the drawer made into a flower box. That gives me ideas for an upcoming project. Glad you're feeling better! xxx ~ Nancy

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  42. So glad you are feeling better! Love all the wonderful yellow sunny happy faces popping up in your garden! And of course, the furry face is just adorable as well! Hugs to you today :)

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  43. Hi Kris,

    Such a pretty front entrance with flowers and wreaths and basset hound hospitality, to welcome the joys of spring!

    Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Take care,

    Poppy

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  44. I' m happy to hear you feel better. Your flowers and your spring decors are wonderful
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  45. Chicagoland is starting to look very much like Spring... and gorgeous. We are still behind you here in Minnesota, things are just starting to peek out from the ground. Your house looks so inviting (as usual) and some place I would love to just come in a stay awhile! Hope you are feeling better and getting your spunk back up and running soon!! Sending you hugs!

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  46. I agree that spring has arrived in your area. Love the flowers! You have such a pretty entrance...looks happy. I so hope you're taking good care of yourself! Also hoping you feel better and stronger each day.

    xo
    Pat

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  47. Hi Hon! Your front porch looks so inviting and springy! I love all of the decorations and flowers, both real and not. The arrival of the daffodils always makes me smile and get a little bit of rejuvenation. I have a small group of them that used to surround a tree. When the tree died and had to be taken down and the stump ground up, I thought they were lost forever, but they come up every year and have multiplied! I even found one of the other side of the driveway in a garden patch where I hadn't planted it! I bet some critter stole a bulb and left part of it there. We have a lot of critters but fortunately, they don't eat many of my plants. Plus, they are so cute to watch, especially the baby rabbits. Everything here is bursting into color and song and pollen - achoo! Small price to pay for the warmth, sunshine and lovely colors! Libby looks like she is enjoying spring -what about Midge? I haven't seen her lately (that is her name, isn't it?) I bough little sock monkeys with bunny ears for me and Jim for Easter - so cute! Hope you'll be completely healed soon! Hugs, Leena

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  48. Hi Kris...love your pretty porch and would love to sit with you and Terry some day! Hope you are feeling better, sorry I'm seeing this so late! xo

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  49. Hi Kris..i heard you had surgery......just stopping in to see how you're doing? Hopefully great and i wish you a full and speedy recovery so you can enjoy spring and summer!

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  50. PS i 4got to mention the door.....love that style! Is it called craftsman maybe?

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  51. Everything is so cute, especially that dog!!!
    Glad you are recovering well and I hope you have a nice restful weekend!
    Karen

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  53. Your entry is beautiful, Kris! So cheerful and fun! NO flowers up here yet. We got down to 20 degrees last night. I'm glad you are able to get up, and around.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Debbie
    xo

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  54. I wondered if you were able to get any of your spring decorations out before the surgery.

    I hope you are back to your fantastic decorating soon.

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  55. Dear Kris
    Take care with your recovery.
    I imagine you to be a "go go" girl and it's probably quite hard for you to rest up - but at the end of the day you'll be glad you did!
    Everything can wait - even bloggers and blog posts... ha ha!
    Sending love, warm hugs and prayers across the oceans to you my dear.
    Much love
    Shane xox

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  56. I so love seeing your gorgeous gardens in the Spring....you have so many beautiful and unique things that make your gardens so uniquely yours!!

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