I know that there are several of you that have been on the edge of your seats waiting for this unveiling. .
Maybe not on the edge of your seats. .
but waiting. .
and waiting. .
Me too. .
It seemed like it took a looooong time. .
From March 14th when they starting to do the foundation work. .
And the looooonnng weeks that followed. .
as walls came down. .
and walls went up. .
and DUST went everywhere!!
EVERYWHERE, I tell you!!!
And NOW. .
it doesn't even look like the same place!!
There is a little bit of metal trim work that needs to be finished yet. .
And the steps and railing to the old door on the left got finished by Jeremy this past weekend. .
Kelsey is also planning on building the media cabinet to the specs of about 10 photos put together :-)
Not really that many. .
but several. .
THAT, however won't be done for another month or so!
Some furnishings went in. .
My favorite corner is this one. .
The doors of this cabinet that Jeremy built for me were old windows from a local hotel. .
We had a little disagreement about where the shelves needed to go. .
and so. .
since I happened to get there AFTER he had just finished gluing and nailing them in. .
I lost!! Oh well!
It made a handy library and game storage to entice people in the room to hang out and relax!!
I scored the old ladder at the outdoor flea market last month. .
thanks to Pinterest. .
was able to fix a pretty cool wall hanging!!
Speaking of Pinterest. .
This old window was taken from my great grandparents homestead. .
And my friend Missy and I enjoyed a bottle of wine. .
While it took us ALL afternoon to figure out how to cut the vinyl on her Cricket. .
And it DIDN'T take us all afternoon BECAUSE of the wine!!
That window is now at home hanging over our bed!
I thought I would also share a picture of how the tiny baby dresses turned out too. .
I'm feeling more settled now. .
And even though the position of my bed has changed. .
I am no longer waking up every night trying to decide where I am!!
I got lots of cleaning and rearranging done while Cami laid on the couch sick over Memorial weekend. .
And moved a few things around on my walls as I nabbed photos and "stuff" to decorate my new room. .
My first aid collection moved around a little. .
The bottom Red Cross poster was one of my new ones from the flea market. .
It was from 1917. .
I googled it. .
Amazing thing, this Internet!!
The potential for knowledge is UNLIMITED!!!
then I had to fix the spot where the first aid things WERE. .
I totally loved how that spot turned out!!
I love change!!
The other accomplishment of the weekend was setting the pitcher pump feature back up!!
Kelsey was not too impressed that I placed ROCK on his CONCRETE. .
AND, though he didn't say a word. .
His LOOK said it ALL!
It is STRATEGICALLY placed right out of the sun room windows. .
so I can hear the trickle while the windows are open. .
It's also really protected against the blustery Kansas winds. .
And I haven't even had to refill the reservoir yet. .
even though the winds gusted up to 30-40 mph EVERY day for a week!!
I had to be in OKC a few weeks ago, and was able to find some hostas that grow to 50 inches tall!
And enjoyed picking out a Wichita Blue juniper and two dwarf Alberta BLUE spruce trees.
The Annabelle hydrangeas that I transplanted from a girl I work with will fill out the rest of the new garden spot nicely! I finished placing the rock around the north side of the feature, and planted a WHOLE flock of hen and chicks generously shared by a friend!!
I am LOVING it!!
We then moved this old oblong tank, stolen from my mother. .
really, it was LEFT at her new house by the previous owners. .
And they were fixing to load it up and take it to the dump before I RESCUED it for a more glorious existence!! There is a clump of purple fountain grass in the middle that I overwintered and divided. .
And two clumps of lemon grass that I started from seed on either side. .
Some overwintered sweet potato vine and some purchased purple and yellow petunias finished it off.
The two pots on either side on the ground are ALSO lemon grass. .
I was GOING to put them into the tank. .
BUT, I couldn't get them out of the pots!!
I hope they do well!!
They DO taste like lemon. .
And I'd like to learn to cook with it this summer too. .
I'll keep ya posted on that!
Further back in the bed are some transplanted clumps of silver and purple Lamb's ear. .
This festive looking Tropicana rose bush that I transplanted before the construction started in March. .
He has NEVER looked happier!!
Some Love Lies Bleeding that I started in the greenhouse. .
I think it is hysterical that this little tiny 6 inch long stalk. .
Is now sporting a 6 inch long flower spike too!!
The plant is supposed to be nearly 5 feet tall. .
With big, droopy flower clusters. .
Hoping it happens!!
The Amythest Falls Wisteria shrub is really taking off now. .
There is a ton of new growth. .
and some flowers.
This was one of the plants that I bought with money given in memory of my dad last spring. .
It is supposed to be a more drought tolerant wisteria. .
I can't WAIT until the clusters of purple hang off of the arbor near it!!
Come back soon. .
These blossoms are from LAST week. .
since I couldn't get them uploaded because of blogspot issues. .
in time to jive with my schedule. .
The gardens are changing by the DAY. .
And I'll have more photos again soon!
Until then. .
Be safe. .
And be blessed!!
Thanks for dropping in on us. .