Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Little Outdoor Chandelier and the Tortoise and the Hare

Hi there sweet peeps, I haven't been up to all that much this week. 
But I did manage to hang up a little chandelier on my front porch today. 
The chandelier is actually meant for indoors, the candles 
are battery operated. But I really wanted it for my porch. 
So if it gets a little rusty over time -- even better!

I sure hope I am not boring you guys with all these outdoor posts lately. 
Seems like my last 3 or 4 posts were all porch and garden related.
 But you see, here in WA State we don't have very long summers,
so I am trying to enjoy working on the outside while I can!
 We sure have been enjoying our new Adirondack chairs from World Market

And before I go, here is a little cuteness for ya. While I was 
working on my blog last weekend, I had some help from Bugsy and Willie 
out on the back porch. And nooooo, they were not in the slightest bit interested 
in having a RACE, just chillin with me on the back patio! LOL
And one more super cute picture for you....this is my best friends Persian Kittie LouLou. She lives in beautiful Bavaria/Germany. My friend has been re-decorating her kitchen and she had e-mailed me me these pictures. I asked her right away if she would let me use them on my blog this week. SOOOO cute!
Thanks so much for coming to visit me!!!!
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  1. Christine - Seems like every time I click a link that I'm drawn to at a linky party, it's from Little Brags! LOL! Love the chandelier, and I love your outdoor posts - we also have only a couple of months to enjoy the outdoors, so we practically live outside in the summer.

    LOVE the pic from your friend! So funny!

    Hope to see you at Merry Monday :) tonight! Hope you're having a great weekend! Julia

  2. The cat is too funny! My Callie gets in the paint sometimes too. It makes her so mad. I think, YOU DID IT!

  3. Christine - don't apologize for all the great patio posts...I Love them!! I pinned that picture of your chairs because I am in LOVE with the way the trim was done around the windows on your home. We have sold our current home and are purchasing a small ranch that needs some outdoor updates - this trim is one that I will definitely be using - I will be sure and show you how it turns out!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  4. Love the cat photo!

  5. I love the idea of outdoor chandeliers! Very fun!

  6. I always enjoy your styling outside, and your adorable pets too~the kitty with the "mani" is hilarious! or wait, I guess it's a "pedi!"

  7. your outdoor space is gorgeous. I am the same as you, in Wisconsin and we get about 3 months of summer. I am taking it all in now. I find myself trying to do anything and everything outside just because I can!

    Emily- Our house now a home

  8. Why is it that every time I come to visit you you have the cutest little animals there? Too cute that you really have your own tortoise and hare! I love your new lantern outside. Your porch is so inviting and looks much better than mine at the moment. Hoping to remedy that today! My husband and I will be getting soaked with bleach and a hose on our front porch today. Time to give it a good cleaning. It sits under a lot of trees so the mildew and pollen gets bad. Hope to share it in the near future.

  9. This turned out so cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. Gorgeous porch and I have a soft spot for lighting so I adore your outdoor chandy! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!! Pinned and shared! xo Heather

  11. What a great chandelier! Does it blow around when the wind is blowing hard? :)
    hugs x, Crystelle

  12. Love watching the transformation of your outdoor porch. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  13. Love, love the chandelier and keep the outdoor posts coming! :) Love them! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria

  14. Christine, I'm with you on loving the outdoors as long as it's not unbelievably hot. Love your new chairs and always look to see what is on your arched top gate, too. Mine has the red, white, and blue butterfly, that I think you have seen.
    Thanks for sharing,

  15. UII, der Hase ist sooo süss;)
    Danke für das Kompliment, nein, das ist leider nicht mein Hund, der gehört meiner Freundin.
    Es tut mir leid wegen deinem Hund,;(
    Ich habe zwei Katzen, möchte aber einen Hund sehr gerne haben.;)

  16. LOVE the outdoor chandelier. Looks like a very cozy spot!

  17. Loving the outdoor posts - Keep them coming! I am always smiling after I read your blog. Blessings to ya!

  18. I never get tired of seeing great porch inspiration, and you have lots of it!! Love your long bench...the chandelier (I want one for my porch)...the adirondack chairs...
    Thanks so much for visiting.
    Mary Alice

  19. Such a lovely spot. I am working on an outdoor chandelier too.

  20. Thanks for linking up at our Motivational Monday party!

  21. I like the chandelier on your porch, and completely agree about the rust! Thanks for joining the History & Home link party, take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  22. Beautiful! Love the fabric for the pillows.

  23. Your outdoor space is lovely. I really like the bench with pretty pillows and the Adirondack chairs.

  24. Hi, Christine. I found your blog over at Crafts a la mode link-up party. I love a decorated porch and I really like you you have decorated yours...simple, comfortable, and creative. I really like your natural log bench and the chandelier really compliments the sitting area. Very nice! Feel free to stop over and check out my blog, "Cairn Cottage", as well.


  25. I love it! I wish my outdoor space looked as gorgeous as yours does. Thanks for sharing :) Hope to see you this Wednesday night at our Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party. It starts at 8:30 PM EST. -Doree

  26. Looks so awesome! I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on my blog tomorrow at Tuesday's with a Twist link party, please stop by and take a peek. Have a great day. :-)

  27. I love it! Super cute. i love your porch.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  28. Cute! I have a similar one hanging in my storage. Used it in my living room until we added bead board and then didn't know what to do with it. Hoping to hang it in my future garden shed. What cuteness to hang out on the porch with! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  29. That is so charming and looks pretty well protected there on your porch -- great addition! Don't blame you a bit for wanting to enjoy summer while it lasts. We have lived in WA & OR and completely understand just how short the summers can be. Super-cute little friends you have there!


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