Pink Saturday

by Rhondi Mullins on June 6, 2014

Happy Pink Saturday.  It’s not actually Saturday yet here, but it’s already Saturday in some parts of the world!!

Beverly at How Sweet The Sound hosts a Pink Saturday party every week.   I think she started it over 6 years ago.  Since I have some pink blooming in my garden I thought it would be fun to snap some pictures for you  and join in today.

image5 373x500 Pink SaturdayThese aren’t from my garden.  They were a gift for my birthday.  Our peonies are already finished blooming here in North Carolina.   I love the fragrance of them!

image e1402076860363 373x500 Pink SaturdayThese are growing right outside our kitchen door.  They are a kind of campanula (I think).



image1 496x500 Pink SaturdayWe dug up a whole bed full of old shrubs on the other side of our kitchen door and I planted it with perennials.  These pretty little zinnias help fill in the spaces until the perennials have a chance to mature.

image2 e1402077078222 373x500 Pink SaturdayOne of my favorite old standbys, pink geraniums.  They remind me of my mother.  She loved to do watercolor paintings of  geraniums and always had large pots of pink or coral ones in the summer.

image3 500x278 Pink SaturdayThis rosebush grows at the end of our driveway and wants to climb all over the mailbox, so I am constantly cutting it back.

That’s all the pink that is blooming in the garden on this June day.


image4 e1402076634296 500x373 Pink Saturday  I have one more pink flower to show you.  It’s in a painting which I did recently.  I’ve just begun to experiment a little bit with acrylic paints.  It’s not very good but I like the colors!   So that’s my contribution to Pink Saturday.  Thank you to Beverly for hosting it.  I hope you’ll stop by and say hello if you’ve never met her before and maybe visit a few of the other bloggers who have pink things to show you.

 I have been so inconsistent with my blogging.  I wonder if anyone will even read this today…

Rhondi xo

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Evolution of a Living Room

by Rhondi Mullins on May 23, 2014

Good morning dear friends.  I think of you as friends even though I haven’t met most of you.

As I sat and drank my second cup of tea this morning I was thinking about the changes in our living room over the last couple of years and how my tastes have changed.  I like to call it “the evolution of a living room”.

photo 500x375 Evolution of a Living RoomHere is a photo of our living room this morning, as is, no staging, although I did clean up a bit for book club yesterday. We actually use this room a lot.  It is very peaceful with the white walls and white slipcovers.  You can see into the dining room, yellow with white chairs.

unnamed 3 Evolution of a Living RoomLast year I rearranged the furniture so that the sofa was across the opening into the dining room.  I  loved the way it made for a cozier conversation area, but to get to the dining room or kitchen, we either had to squeeze through a narrow opening  or go around through the TV room.  So that only lasted a couple of weeks! That was when I made the brown slipcovers which I hated.  They only lasted a couple of weeks too!

unnamed 4 Evolution of a Living RoomBefore that the living and dining rooms were both yellow and the wing chairs were covered in the fabric with the blue and  white plates.  I loved that fabric but the slipcovers eventually got worn out and I had to make new ones.

unnamed 2 Evolution of a Living RoomI tried another arrangement and put the sofa on an angle on the left side of the picture.  I was into a lot of color then.  The dining room was red and the dining room chairs were black and my wicker desk in the corner is also black. I had curtains on the windows, which I stole from the sunroom.

DSC01927 Evolution of a Living RoomThe couch looked very nice then in the corner next to the fireplace.

unnamed 1 Evolution of a Living RoomAnother arrangement of furniture.  I was REALLY into color then.  That wicker chair lasted a week before I moved it, way too uncomfortable for a sitting room.  There was a short time when I had a lot of red accents in the living room too, but I couldn’t find the photos.

Every time I do something different with the living room I like it.  I guess I just change it up for the fun of being creative!

DSC00803 1024x768 500x375 Evolution of a Living RoomONe time I switched the rooms around and the living room became a dining room.  That was fun for awhile too.

Well my tea is cold and I have some work to do so I better get at it!

Rhondi xo

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Spring Tablescape

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Spring is here.  Leaves are starting to bud on the trees.  The grass is green.  There are beautiful shades of green everywhere and it inspired me to do a spring tablescape. The blooms on my viburnum start off lime green before they turn to white and a white pitcher is the perfect container for them. […]

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Daffodils and Thankful Thursday

March 13, 2014

I just love this time of year!  One of the main reasons I love it is I have flowers blooming in the garden.  Right now it’s daffodils.  So I brought a lot of them inside and put them in vases around the house. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for all the flowers I […]

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Enough is Enough Plate Collection

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When do you say, “Enough is enough?”   I am asking myself that question.  You see I have a few plates, blue and white ones. I guess I should call it a plate collection The first place I  hung some plates in this house was in our sunroom above the windows. My plate collection began […]

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Waterlogue Wednesday #2

February 25, 2014

Welcome to my second Waterlogue Wednesday.   I went for a walk in the woods the other day and took my camera with me. Even though there are no leaves on the trees there is still lots of beauty. I am pretending that I am an artist sitting in the woods painting “en plein air” […]

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Signs of Spring

February 24, 2014

Hi How was your weekend? We had the most lovely weekend, signs of spring everywhere. The air was warm.  The sun was shining.  The  flowers were blooming.  I was smiling as I wandered around our yard enjoying what I was seeing in bloom.  Today however my back is a little sore from some of the […]

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Weekend Wandering #3 Looking for Signs of Spring

February 21, 2014

By this time of year most of us are getting tired of winter.  Even though we have very mild winters most of the time where I live,  I too am looking for signs of spring. On my weekend wandering I discovered that I am not the only one who is longing for signs of spring. Mia […]

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