Friday, June 6, 2014

My Gnome Garden

Wow, I didn't realize I had been gone that long!
Well I really wasn't "gone", I did visit on occasion. I've enjoyed 
how everyone is getting their gardens, decks and porches all prettied 
for summer.  I've been working on that myself.  That's what I enjoy most
about the season.  So this year I had to redo my fairy garden because
my plants didn't survive the extremely cold winter we had.

 I guess I really shouldn't have called it a fairy garden, I didn't really have any
fairies in it.  But for some reason this year these cute little gnomes caught my
eye and well.....I just couldn't help myself.  

 Let's just say he had me at Hello Welcome!
And then I found the orange polka dot solar light. I had the little birdie....

 But I couldn't resist the sunflower garden pavers and the little mushroom
house and snail....you do see him right?

This was what it looked like mid summer last year.

 Of course the birdie had to have a little house to perch by.  And what do you 
think of the mini cigar plant?  Well, it was so cute and had the right pop
of red amongst all the green of the hens and chicks, chamomile and English Thyme.
I think the little garden stones added just the right amount of texture and
 brightened things up a bit too!

And you'll also notice my other little homie gnomie sitting on the garden bench chillaxin!
My youngest asked me If I didn't think I was just a bit too old for a fairy garden!
I think not!
How about you....do you think I'm too old or do you have one too?
I'd love to know!

As always Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Today I am sitting in the critical care unit with my FIL who is 83 yrs old.
He fell down a flight of stairs last night and fractured his C1 vertebrae.  So far they
tell us he will not need surgery, but will have to be in a neck brace for the next 3
months.  So hard to see his pain!  So please say a prayer for a speedy recovery.
It could have been so much worse!  Bless you all and stop by again soon!

31 comments:

  1. Love your gnome garden, so cute! Hope your father in law feels better soon! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, I've had fun putting it together! He's on the mend in rehab. Therapy everyday. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Oh your poor father-in-law...

    No, you are not too old. No, I do not have a fairy garden. However, I would like to have one.

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    1. I've had fun with it! There are so many little things out there and can be pricey. My FIL is now in rehab and on the mend. Thanks for your visits!

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  3. First off, I am saying a prayer for your FIL. The poor man. That is a terrible fall for that age. I hope he heals quickly and that he does not have too much pain.

    Your fairy...er...gnome garden is so darned cute. I have one, too...but I say it is for the GRANDKIDS....lol But I would make it just fo rme anyway! lol xo Diana

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    1. He's been in terrible pain, although more on the left side of his head. More then likely from a concussion. He is in therapy now and they work him everyday. Thanks for your visit and your prayers!

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  4. You are absolutely NOT to old for a Fairy/Gnome garden. Yours is adorable!! I have been wanting to do one for a long time. I painted a tree in the closet under the stairs for the grandkids. I wanted to put a fairy door on in because outside we have a huge oak tree that I think needs a door too...I will tell my grands that the fairy comea in and out of our house there! So sorry for for you FIL.... will pray for a speedy recovery!

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    1. What a great grandma.....how fun would that be. I can just imagine their faces wondering if it's true that fairies really come in that door. Thanks for the prayers! Glad you stopped by!

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  5. Love your sweet little garden...and you are never too old :) So sorry to hear about your FIL...lots of prayers being sent!

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    1. Thank you....it is fun! Thanks for your prayers! Glad you stopped for a visit!

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  6. I just love your little gnome garden, it makes me smile!!

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    1. Thank you! I smile every time I look at it!

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  7. Hi Lisa! I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL. I'll keep him in my prayers.
    Now I love your little fairy garden and no, no Nannette! You're not too old for a fairy garden - keep on playing!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila! Prayers sure do help! Thanks for your visits!

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  8. Hi Lisa,
    You are never to old to play in the garden. I want to have a fairy garden too, so darn cute they are!
    Oh no poor dear FIL. He must have been so scared. I will keep him in my prayers.
    Sending hugs, Elizabeth

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    1. I did have fun putting it together! My FIL is on the mend. Thank you for your prayers. He had many people praying for him. 3 months in a neck brace, but it could have been so much worse. Thanks for you visit!

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  9. That is so dear I can hardly stand it! Em and I have been talking about a fairy garden too. Yours inspires me! I hope your Father-in-law is soon on the mend!

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    1. Oh I bet you two could put together a great fairy garden. So fun! My FIL is doing better then we expected. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I like your sweet fairy garden! I've never had one before. I love looking at them though. I hope your FIL recovers well from his fall. How scary!

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    1. I had fun putting it together and the "mushroom" solar light looks really cute at night. My FIL will be in a neck brace for 3 mths and is in rehab right now. It was very scary! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. This is so adorable!! I can't wait until my granddaughter is older so we can put together a little garden. I love your gnome!! Fun!!

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    1. Thank you. I had fun playing with it! Glad you stopped by!

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  12. Your gnome garden is ADORABLE! And you are absolutely NOT too old :) Thanks for giving me the link to have a look - I love it xo

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  13. Just cute, cute, cute! I have to whip my little tiny gardens in shape tomorrow. They are all so overgrown..I have the baby tears to add..but haven't done it. Tomorow for sure. HOW CUTE ...dang!! :)

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    1. You had so much fun with your fairy garden last year, you inspired me to do one. This year I had fun adding a little bit more to it. I guess it's the kid in me, who knows!

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  14. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your FIL ...

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    1. Thank you! He got out of rehab Friday and I head down there today to relieve my hubby for the week. Now it's time to drive to therapy sessions and doctor appts.

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  15. Lisa, I'm so sorry about your FIL. I hope and pray that he's better very soon.
    Your gnome garden is adorable!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! My FIL is doing quite well and able to do much of his daily living without assistance. Meals and transportation of course are what he needs help with. 7 more weeks, at least, in his neck brace. Then we will see from there!

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  16. sorry for your FIL but don't worry your "FAIRY GARDEN" will recover soon....

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