Saturday, April 21, 2012

~IT'S FINISHED..THANK HEAVENS..

Ok..so if you are not bored to death of the subject of my "patio set" ...here is the finished product.

While out doing the garage sales this morning..a call came from Matty, my wonderful and patient seamstress, that my cushions were all finished and ready to be picked up.  She said she had a surprise for me.


Can you see the little honey bee there on the leaf?  The pattern is slightly raised, embroidered, I guess, from the back.  Anyway..when I got there she told me she had been able to get ALL the covers out of my yardage and that the other material was not needed!  I was so happy! 

This large deserted nest was in my daughters courtyard. She was so upset that the mother bird never returned to her nest.  Sometimes birds do build their nests in odd places.  The nest sat all that year and they finally removed it to find that the little eggs were still in it after all that time.

It makes me a bit sad to look at it..but I cannot seem to throw it away and neither could she so she let me have it.  The nest is heavy and well built.  I've had it for a couple of years now..and I decided to put it out on the table for Spring. 


DO you know what my sweet son in law told me today when they were here?  (Of course you don't..)Well..he told me that I could go to Lowe's or Home Depot and I can change the tiles in my TABLE!
He said that are all different colors...I mean, for heavens sakes, I could put frosted tiles??  Or terra cotta?  No, not white..but..
  Who knows what joys are there to be discovered!!  And ..he said that most were just a dollar each!!  Can you just believe that? 

I mean ..I am ..happy with what I have.  I am!  I like that it sort of matches my new flagstone patio but I just want to go look.  Wouldn't you?
Anyway..so tomorrow I thought we would just drop in and take a quick peek.  Not to buy anything..but just to look.  You know...

So..do you like the finished product? 
:):):)

I'm so happy I could dance a ..a...Polka!  Or something.

Have a wonderful Sunday.  I'm gonna sit at my table and drink lemonade  with sweet and patient husband.

Luv'n hugs,
Mona



35 comments:

  1. Your table & chairs look beautiful! The cushions are a perfect color!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. Your patio looks lovely. I have a soft spot for nests, too, and have a tiny one in my entry hall table that I found on the ground last year.

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  3. Oh my gosh...I love it! I love the color and the pattern. So pretty and perfect with the table's green color. However, I am laughing at the statement: "Not the buy anything, just to look".Hahahahaha! You're so funny! Can't wait to see the tiles that you won't buy! Hahahah!

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    1. Why..why...HOW could you say such a thing! :) But of course I will only look!
      I am so pleased you like the results! Thanks!!

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  4. Mona, you have hit the jackpot with your patio set and the wonderful (!!!) cushions. It is delightful and I LOVE it. I'm not so sure you should change the tiles (no matter how good a bargain Lowe's or H.D. has!!) I agree that the tiles reflect the stone floor and it looks almost custom made!

    Would you please come and fix my patio/deck? Of course, I don't have any growing things to put out there, nor do I have a "custom" patio set, in fact, only about a 1/4 of my deck is covered, and I have no glider or little red wagon.....I guess even someone with your flair could fix my mess!

    Maybe I'll just come and sit on YOUR patio!! lol!

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    1. Mellodee, when I moved here three years ago, nearly four now, that patio was empty except for that rolling table I use as a paint table. Same on the front porch. Not a flower and NO trees in the yard except the row of Cyprus that border the driveway and the shrubs against the house in the front and in the back. Not a flower..NOTHING! Blank! That that's the truth. I had a blank slate to work with.

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  5. I, of course, meant "I guess even someone with your flair COULDN'T fix my mess!

    My fingers get away with me!!

    BTW, haven't had any issues with Google, but I didn't post anything either. That will be the true test!

    Have a great Sunday!

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  6. I love it.....I just bought a vintage set yesterday, and can't wait to get it delivered.

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  7. Hi Mona! Oh, your patio set is gorgeous! Those pillows are so perfect. Love how your seamstress added the little flap to go over the back of the chairs. The fabric is gorgeous. The table is so nice. I just love it. It's so pretty, it could go inside! :)
    Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia;)

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  8. MONA! That's your name I just squealed! I LOVE your cushions. That fabric is absolutely beautiful and how perfect for outside. LOVE IT!!! The flap is perfect to hold the top cushion in place.

    I love your bird's nest, too. Sad that it was abandoned. It looks great as a decoration though. You DO know you are supposed to put a real one in your Christmas tree for good luck, right? Old tradition that we have followed for years and now my kids do, too.

    Hope you have a wonderful, blessed Sunday sitting on your patio! xo Diana

    ps...with tiles that cheap your could change them out with each season for a whole different look....(not that I am trying to encourage you or anything!;>)

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    1. Yes! Yes! Exactly what I was thinking! Wonder if they have any with Christmas tree's on them..holly? LOL

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  9. mona they are beautiful!!! just perfect and they make you want to sit there as much as possible!

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  10. The patio set is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!

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  11. I love the color you painted the table and chairs and the new cushions are wonderful!

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  12. Mona, Mona, Mona - I am laughing inside and a silly thought just entered my head - you are going to find new tiles for your ensemble, aren't you.
    You are too funny girl - enjoy the lemonade cause I kinda think you will be busy AGAIN. ha,ha Patient husband is probably giggling in his heart :)

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    1. No..NO..of course I'm not. Just looking. :) Patient Husband is watching me carefully..not sure just what he is thinking.. LOL

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  13. Wow, looks like you spent hundreds of dollars on this set! Love it all! What a great job your seamstress did on the cushions. I love how she made the cushions fit over the corner of the chairs. I hate those little ties they have on most cushions. One good wind and they rip right off. Beautiful set Mona! I am a huge lover of "real" nest too, what a great thing to find real eggs in it. Sad....but great!

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  14. Good Morning Mona Sweetie...
    Oh my goodness gracious. I so LOVE these cushions. And the little bee, just priceless. The color is exquisite and just perfect for summer. It makes your patio SO happy.

    I can't wait to see what little tiles you bring home. Now you know you will not be able to just look. Something is going to hop in that cart. I can't wait to see. Then you can have several looks for the patio. How fun is that?

    Beautiful sweet friend. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing along the way. What a fun journey. Now what is your next project?

    Have a glorious day today. We are expected to reach 104. Summer is already here in the valley.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  15. Oh Wow! I love the newly redone patio set! Love the green you chose and the cusions are adorable! Great transformation! Kristen

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  16. Very Pretty. We all need places in our homes that are peaceful and welcoming not just to guests, but to us. You table and spot just beg for conversation and tea.

    One day, when my little kids are not up to mischief and into everything, It'll be nice to have furniture where the cushions stay put and jumping on them loses their appeal. ;-)

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  17. I love your "re-do" Very pretty. It just begs for conversation and tea.
    We all need places in our homes that are beautiful and peaceful.

    One day, when my little kids are no longer so little and up to so much mischief, the couch cushions will stay put and jumping on them will lose it's appeal. Then perhaps places such as this will be more common in our home. In the meantime, I just try to keep the pancake syrup cleaned off the table and chairs! ;-)

    Nice for your seamstress to embroider bees on your cushions.

    "For so work the honey bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom" William Shakespeare.

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  18. Your patio set turned out just gorgeous. I wish I could stop by and sit there with you on your beautiful porch. You have a great knack of putting things together. Enjoy!

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  19. It's looking really good!

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

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  20. how lovely! your patio is beautiful! so welcoming and pretty. yes..i change my tiles on my patio sometimes...unbelievablely easy and inexpensive.
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  21. It's totally awesome, Mona. Really. I love it. The green is perfect and that fabric just couldn't beeee any better. LOVE IT!

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  22. Oh, Mona, aren't surprises just wonderful!? That bee is perfect and changing out the tiles is a great idea...just for an occasional change...:)JP

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  23. It is just perfect...love the color and that little bee on the fabric! You are all set to enjoy the summer ahead! Pour me some lemonade,too...I'll be right over!

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  24. I love your new cushions with that color of green. So sweet.

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  25. It looks amazing!! I love it!

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  26. It looks amazing!! I love it!

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  27. WOW! I never thought about changing out the tiles ... what a fabulous idea. Love the paint choice ... the set is beautifully done,Mona. You have such a creative way of making pretties.

    Have a beautiful week, sweet friend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  28. It is every bit as beautiful as I'd imagined it sweet lady! You do have the winnin' touch when is comes to decor!

    I so wanna grab up a tall glass of tea and come join' ya on that lovely patio you've created there. I see there is more to come too. Woohoo!!!

    Enjoy your most charmin' table sweetie!

    God bless ya! :O)

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  29. Oh my goodness they are gorgeous. sandie

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