Thursday, April 15, 2010

Show and Tell Friday!

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Last night I was walking through my home, with my camera in hand, looking for something for this week's Show and Tell.  I realized that you've seen everything in my home...numerous times!  I'm not buying as many things as I used to which makes it harder to find things to blog about but I really can't justify buying things just for the purpose of blogging about them! Haha! 
I thought I would share my patio this week.  It's hardly in prime form but I thought it would be great to share a photo now and then again in another few months when it is at it's best.  We've had so much rain this Spring so I haven't put out the cushions and pillows yet. It's just about time to start planting impatiens and in a few months there will be a lot more color back here!  I can hardly wait!  This garden was bare when I moved in here 6 years ago this month!  Little by little it's turning into a jungle!
The focal point on my patio is my yard conservatory made by Linda at Linda's Blue Gate. I still swoon over it every time I see it!
There's my little cherub fountain I bought at the flea market!  I'm so happy I decided to buy it! The guy selling it said it came from a home in Napa. Speaking of Napa...this weekend I'm going to Napa with my friends, Kim and Natasha.  Good food, wine tasting and shopping....I can hardly wait!

If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!



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78 comments:

kim said...

Cindy, I love your patio. I remember it from rms. It will look awesome again. I love the lights you have out there.

Jenglamgirl said...

STUNNING! I could spend hours in that back yard! AMAZING! P.S. I linked up too, so thanks you Cindy! JENN

Mary Ellen said...

I love your patio and the neat window conservatory. I am cleaning out my detached sun room to make a cozy new space hopefully! It's been full of all my booth stuff and has been a bear to clean and sort and toss so much stuff!

Thanks for the party!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Your patio and yard looks wonderful!

Heidi said...

Hi Cindy,
What a pretty patio! I can imagine a warm spring evening out there with all the candles lit and a nice glass of wine...love your fountain and the conservatory, really lovely! I am so sick of the rain, today's sunshine was just what I needed! Hope you got to get outside for a bit!
Have a great weekend.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Mary P said...

I love seeing your home, even when you posted it before, because you are always changing things around, which inspires me to change mine around! You are so creative and it motivates me to be creative, too! So please keep doing what you're doing, we all are trying to use what we have in this economy!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I could look at patios and gardens all day. Your's is so stunning. I like the lighting. It makes it look soft and warm. Your greenhouse is to die for. The fountain looks perfect. Actually everything looks perfect. I have a small closet where I cleared the bottom out to hold my pillows when it rains, too. Thank you for hosting.

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Cindy, your patio is so wonderful! I can only imagine how gorgeous it's going to be when the flowers all bloom. I am currently working on my two patios & deck. I just purchased pillows, flowers, string lights & solar path lights. Hopefully by next Friday I can show my outdoor spaces. Hope they come out half as beautiful as yours! Thanks for hosting Show & Tell Friday.

vintage French Hen said...

Hi Cindy, My yard isn't nearly ready for posting! I lost a lot of my precious vines this past December when we had that horrible cold snap. I still feel blessed to live in California though! Have a great time in Napa, if you can stop at Trinitas Cellars.875 Bordeaux Wy.in Napa. It's incredible with it's resort and wine caves. They even have a spa in their caves, the only one like it in the U.S. My niece is the director of marketing. Marcia

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cindy, Your right it's like stepping into another world such as a jungle with some eye catching pieces... what a lovely Oasis you have set your patio space up to be.

Bella said...

Hi Cindy.. Your patio already looks gorgeous! I swoon over your conservatory too!
Bella

Liz said...

I'm looking forward to planting my annuals this year too. I'm still a month and a half away though.
Thanks for hosting a great Show & Tell!
~Liz@HoosierHomemade

One Cheap B*tch said...

Your patio is to die for!

Jeanine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your patio is so pretty! I took pics. of my courtyard this evening, but have not had a chance to upload them and delete the duds. I am joining in this week. Thanks so much for hosting again this week.
Hope you have a great weekend. I would love a conservatory like that, but I have a hickory nut tree hanging over my courtyard. :-(

vignette design said...

Hi Cindy,
Your patio looks great right now! I can't imagine it much better! I look forward to more pics when you get your flowers planted and cushions, but for now, it looks great! Thanks for hosting another Show and Tell Friday!

Natasha said...

This has really been a breath of fresh air for me Cindy! It is Fall here in OZ and it is cold and rainy outside...I loved reading your post today as it has cheered me up immensely!

Many thanks for having me again for your beautiful party. I love spending time here!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Cindy! Your patio is beautiful! And...your yard conservatory is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend...Debbie

Sarah said...

Cindy, that conservatory is fabulous. I'm headed over to see her things. Your patio looks inviting. I'm sure you enjoy many good times there. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Fridays.

Elsie said...

Cindy your patio looks pretty darn
good to me. I love it. I like the
garden lights and love,love your
fountain. That was a good buy even
though you had a small set back
with it. I hope you have fun in
Napa this weekend,be careful.:O)

Victoria said...

It doesn't matter how many times we see your home! It's wonderful each and every time:) You just come across as such a warm and kind person that regardless of what you post, I think it's the warmth of who you are that will always bring people back:) Your home reflects your personality and I don't still don't feel that I've seen all the nooks and crannies of it!
Thank you for hosting Show and Tell, I know with your busy schedule it's not an easy task but I so look forward to it:)

Susan said...

Hi Cindy! Great post! Love the patio, especially the lights. Well, I did it! I followed your blog button instructions to the letter and, well, it's DONE! YEAHHHHHHHH! I'm joining Show and Tell for the first time. Can you hear me hooting all the way from the east? Sincerely, Susan

Susan B said...

Hi Cindy,
Your patio is beautiful! The yard conservatory is so pretty...even without the flowers, you've done a lovely job with all the greenery. The lights are pretty too. Your cherub fountain is very sweet!

Have a fun weekend in Napa!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

It looks so pretty out there. Can you believe that we are just now starting to have the buds on our trees pop out. Some of the trees are still sticks though.

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
Everything is looking beautiful as usual. I love the conservatory in your garden.
Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Your patio is spectacular, if this is how it looks when it is not "in prime form" then I can't imagine how beautiful Prime Form will be!!!
Thank you for hosting this fun day!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Lora said...

Your patio is so charming and cozy! I love it!

I love the new *linky thing*, too!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Cindy, I love the gorgeous conservatory and your patio. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday. I always enjoy looking at all the links.

Chatelaine said...

I am a little envious of your patio. I have a small patio but it's common area at my condo so I can't decorate it the way I want.

Your patio looks like a peaceful retreat by day and a romantic spot by candlelight in the evening. Perfect!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Your yard looks like such a beautiful and relaxing little escape from the world! I love the lights! You must just love to come home! Thanks for hosting this day! It's my first posting here! Have a wonderful Friday and hope the sun shines for you this weekend! Sherri : )

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the window conservatory, Cindy. Your father's table makes such a lovely base for it! The fountain was a great find, so charming!

Enjoy your weekend in Napa!

Cheers!
Tina

Baba said...

Hi Cindy, you have a marvelous patio.. the lighting makes it beautiful. Can you enjoy outdoors without bugs bothering you??I could sit out there for hours.. Thanks for sharing your patio with us .. Baba

Burlap Luxe said...

Cindy,
Thats not fair, your show and tell is better then mine :) He he, he!!

Your patio is killer awsome, love the shabby euro chic green house would love to have one, maybe I will make one!

Talk to you soon, your still the best!

~Dore~

Burlap Luxe said...

Cindy,
The you tube of your Romantic beach house is "BELLA"

I do the same crazy thing, in my head I live at the beach. :)

See you soon, can you throw a little sand my way, O and I am sorry for knocking down your sand castle...

How is Willow Glenn... and the bay area.

~Dore~

daylily777 said...

You have a very lovely patio! I watched your Beach House dreaming video & I enjoyed it very much !
Blessings,
~Myrna

raggygirlvintage said...

Thanks for hosting Cindy, I've linked up my picnic basket on the porch.
Love your patio with all those sparkly lights, magical!
Tracey

lafamigliadesignllc said...

Thank you for hosting the 'show and tell'...your patio is very romantic and the conservatory is wonderful! Monica

Gattina said...

Lovely patio ! so cosy to sit around. I had the same idea as you, I show outside things, :)

BellaRosa said...

Cindy amor, I like everyone else, NEVER tire of seeing your gorgeous patio! I would LOVE to have a patio or even a yard this size...we have a almost a 1/2 acre I believe and it is overwhelming...everything that I think of doing seems like a placing a pebble in a huge open field :)
Thank you for sharing it's beauty, can't wait to see when everything is in full bloom :) Have a beautiful & fun weekend with your girlfriends :) Besos, Rose

ps...I LOVE your large cherub head on your fence along with the large cherub plaque on the other side..oh who am I kidding...I LOVE it all :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely patio, its so gorgeous. I just participated in the Show and Tell Series. Hope you get a chance to look at it. Thanks Anu

sinnlighet said...

Godmorning, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Cindy, That is a pretty garden. And I like the foxgloves. Thank's for hosting a great party..Julian

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I love your patio! It is just perfect for a nice cozy gathering of friends. The lighting is perfect and the fountain is beautiful! Hugs!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Cindy, your garden inspire me in so many ways.. among others is to have a garden table & chairs as a place to chill out.. and your flowers are beautiful..

thanks so much for hosting this wonderful S&TF

have a great weekend!
xo
fitty

Tennis Girl said...

Cindy,
Your patio area is beautiful! It looks so inviting and serene. Have a great weekend!
Robin

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Cindy I love your little garden and I have wanted one of those conservatories for ever, I was going to have Jeff make me one but I never went on the search for old windows. Your garden looks so pretty with all the white lights, I love it!!
Hugs~Kelly

Tammy@InStitches said...

Your backyard looks magical. Have a great weekend, it sounds wonderful.

Today's the last day to enter my GIVEAWAY !

The Tablescaper said...

You have a terrific patio, even when not in full bloom.
Being in NY, mine still looks very bare. You'rs looks beautiful.

The conservatory is awesome. What inside of it???

I noticed when I came back to add a comment that my photo for my link didn't take. Not sure why. Is there any way to go back and fix it?

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

OK, skip that, the photo is there now. I guess it took a bit for it to come through.

Have a great weekend. Can't wait to hear about Napa!!!

- The Tablescaper

Kiki said...

Wow..suepr beautiful..what a gorgeous secret little hideaway..very enchanting! Charmed by your magic!
Kiki~

Sherry from Alabama said...

Oh, what a beautiful place to spend your summer evenings! It's so lovely and peaceful looking.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hello Cindy, Your patio is stunning! I love every bit of it and am so happy you shared it again with us. I enjoyed watched your Beach House Dreaming video and I loved it so much! My favorite place to be is at the beach...I dream of living by the Ocean someday. Thank you for hosting Show and Tell Friday, I am enjoying being part of this very special day!
Hugz,
FLOWERSHOPGURL

burlap+blue said...

So, so lovely!! What an inspiring post!
just discovered your blog today and am so glad I did! First time linking to your party, can't wait to see what others have been up to!
xo

Kim said...

It looks just magical with the lights. As another commented said, it looks like a secret getaway.

Denise Marie said...

I love it!! Hadn't seen your window house yet.

Candy said...

Oh my...lovely romantic glow from the garden. Doesn't get much better than this.
I haven't participated for sometime and wasn't up on the changes. I know I'm too late to join today's link but just posted a poem my 92 yr. old MIL wrote.
Thanks for taking on this task and again, love your garden.
Friday Blessings ;-)

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Cindy!
I love your blog and your photos are fabulous! Your garden is mesmerizing and so inspiring!
I;ll definitely be back for another visit!!
Lynn

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AshTreeCottage said...

We have had so much rain that I have not had much of a chance to work in my garden. Yours is lovely as it is now and will be spectacular when everything is in bloom. I love that conservatory, just fabulous!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful patio! It must be gorgeous when all is in bloom. We have 3/4 acre of mostly grass, but between our house and a new house next door is a narrow bit of land and I am trying to plan an enclosed garden for that area -- for privacy, and for views out our sunroom of something other than the side of the neighbor's garage!
I am going to refer back to your patio for inspiration!
Cass

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I would never tire of looking at your pretty patio! You have such a way of creating both indoor and outdoor vignettes that are wonderful!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Linda Q said...

Cindy, always love seeing your garden area and the pretties in it!
Want one of the conservatories and then hopefully a prettier garden will follow!
Great photos!
Linda

Joy said...

You patio is so pretty! With summer on it's way I'm sure you be enjoying it.
Joy

Lisa said...

Your patio is to die for. I honestly cant wait to see it in full bloom. I'm not sure what rock my head has been under but I just now discovered your blog. I'll be a regular follower and I grabbed a button!
Thanks
Lisa

KATHY said...

Hi Cindy, your patio looks beautiful.I love the fountain...Kathy

Sue said...

Cindy...If you're near Petaluma, be sure to stop by 'Summer Cottage Antiques'. It's been featured in Romantic Country & I know you'll love it!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh Cindy..... It makes me so proud to have my work in your enchanted garden..... patio is much to plain a word for what you have created..... your very own secret garden..
HUgs
Linda

Susan said...

Cindy your patio and garden is beautiful!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your patio is so elegant. I could see myself relaxing there for hours:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Cozy Little House said...

Cindy, I adore your patio. And I would recognize it anywhere. In fact I saw it somewhere recently and said to myself: Yep, that's Cindy's patio with Linda's conservatory! I have got to get myself one of those.
Brenda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

My friend, your patio is simply gorgeous...even though all of your flowers haven't bloomed yet! I love your yard conservatory...it makes such a grand statement! Ohhh...and your beautiful cherub fountain is sooo pretty! I love what you've done, my friend...I certainly would love to just relax and enjoy there!

Thank you so much for hosting Show & Tell Friday! Have a fabulous weekend with your friends, Darlin'!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

The Shiny Pebble said...

Gosh, Cindy, I don't even know if you have time to read all of these... I love what you have done to your yard. It has so much drama and sophistication for an outside place. I am totally impressed. Also, just a couple of weeks ago I learned about these blog hopping things... Metamorphosis Monday?... I will try to join in on your Friday hop. Also, I have a giveaway over at my blog, if you are interested.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I love your blog. Many times I thought that your landlord must totally love having you for a tenant. You take such good care of your little home. You are an inspiration to us all. Francie M

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I always enjoy pictures of your home and patio, Cindy. You do an amazing job with both.

Carpe Diem said...

Beautiful patio!
I love the cherub fountain! Wish i had a garden to put one in.

Have a wonderful saturday night!

Lisha said...

Your patio looks very welcoming! Love the window conservatory that Linda made. I met her last year at Canton---very nice and talented lady. After discovering your blog about a year ago, I was hooked. So many creative and wonderful women out there in blogland. I could not resist and just published my own blog. I remember sometime back you stated that if anyone needed help getting started you would be glad to help. I may be taking you up on that. Your blog is a real treat! Thanks Lisha

Lisha said...

Your patio looks very welcoming! Love the window conservatory that Linda made. I met her last year at Canton---very nice and talented lady. After discovering your blog about a year ago, I was hooked. So many creative and wonderful women out there in blogland. I could not resist and just published my own blog. I remember sometime back you stated that if anyone needed help getting started you would be glad to help. I may be taking you up on that. Your blog is a real treat! Thanks Lisha

Affordable homes said...

It's beautiful. The lights are very attractive.

Creations By Cindy said...

It is beautiful! Simply Beautiful. Be blessed. Cindy