Monday, May 5, 2008

Monday Already?

Well good morning Monday! Does it get any better than this?
Only if you consider...tulips x 2...served on a platter! I mean mirror!
On another positive note, I had my first iris sighting for the month and it is in my very own yard! Yay! I saved irises from my mother's iris beds and these are special to me. I've heard people call irises "poor man's orchids". I'm anxiously waiting to see what other colors bloom this year. Once again, I can't wait to be "re amazed" with the intricate beauty deep inside each fragile glittering petal.
I keep finding this green color on the old trim of the house as I uncover more and more of the original siding. I have found it accented with a raspberry color. So it appears that the original body of the house was painted white, trimmed with green, accented with raspberry. Can you believe it! You know I love those colors, though for my personal tastes in 2008, I would mute that just a tad. Do you remember this blog post from a few days ago? Yummy colors, huh? Quite by accident, a few hours ago, I found out if you "googled" cottage style porch pictures,
that blog posting came up as item # 10. I wonder if it would still show up today? Those google entries change very quickly.
Saturday, we were excitedly surprised to uncover under 2 layers, the shadows of the house numbers. And we were even more surprised to realize that the numbers I had just pulled from the house to start removing the siding underneath, fit that spot perfectly...the shape, nail holes, the nails, yep it all appeared to be the same numbers in use all these years.
So life continues to be an adventure. I'm sure that though it is Monday already, it will prove to be no exception. Have a wonderful day!
Love, Rachel


17 comments:

daisy cottage said...

Good Morning Rachel!
Oh that is exciting to uncover! Those are delicious colors for a home. That is so special to have irises from your mother...

xo,
Kim

The Going Blog said...

aah, You must be around to the front of the house now. How exciting!

Feathering My Nest said...

Hello Rachel. Your flowers are so pretty. I'm happy for you that you could save some special irises from your mother's home. That thought brings tears to me.

You are making progress and it is fun to watch. Thanks for posting the details.

I still have this silly cold. I am going to leave my post another day. It seems that so many are getting cancer and I am just not feeling like changing it yet. We are participating in a fundraiser tonight for a wife and mother of two dying of colon cancer. It's so sad. God is involved in it all, and we trust Him.

Your flowers have cheered me. Hugs, Kathi

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Rachel,
That original siding would make the most beautiful shelves or picture frames, it's what we pay the big bucks for!! Have a great day. Banner pictures are on the way.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Karla said...

I love seeing your flowers... and the progress on the house!

CIELO said...

What a great idea to use a small ornated mirror for a flower vase; looks perfect! Great monday morning....!

Have a lovely rest of the week Rachel...

Cielo

Ronda said...

Hi Rachel! Loved seeing your pretty flowers this Monday morning! Those house "colors" are some of my very favorites! You are uncovering history! How exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the end result. Hope that you have a great Monday! Love, Ronda

Country Liv . . . said...

Beautiful Flowers! You always post such lovely photos. I really enjoy the posts about the renovation of your home; I'm living vicariously through you! (I'm a closet wannabe renovator)
Have a happy day!
Liv

Glenda said...

Rachel,
What exciting discoveries you are having with your house. It like a treasure hunt.
Do you know any of the history of the house ?

Glenda

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachel what amazing discoveries you are making as you are doing the house.
Love the iris, my mother also had irises in her garden

Alison

Esther said...

Oh, yum! I love the smell of irises! Enjoy it for me! I'm so happy you were able to get bulbs from Mother's garden. That is really special! Your flower is beautiful!

And the tulips are gorgeous! These must be the flowers you and little Miss Princess were picking Saturday!

I'm happy for what you're getting done on your house! That is such a wonderful feeling!

Have a great day!

Love, Esther

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Rachel -
I love all your tulip photos!

Last week was Emilee's birthday and since we didn't get to spend the day with her (last week of college and all)I sent her a bouquet of Tulips - purple ones! So pretty!

I like what you're doing to your house. Very exciting to discover all the great things about the home you are living in!
Denise

Anonymous said...

HI RACHEL,MY IRISES ARE ALSO ABOUT READY TO BLOOM. THEY ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO YOURS. YOUR PICTURES ARE SO PRETTY. AND I LIKE WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO YOUR HOUSE. REPLACING THE NUMBERS TO THEIR ORIGIONAL PLACE IS SO NEAT. THANKS FOR KEEPING US INFORMED. KEITH

Picket said...

Hello friend...I finally got my folks settled in and even went back today to the old house and cleaned it spotless and got it ready to show..so after 5 days of non-stop going..I finally get to stay home for the next two days...yahoo!!! lol Love your blog..isn't funny how sometimes a house will 'speak' to you and it will let you know what should be done to get it it's life back? I think it is wonderful that you are restoring a heart back to your beautiful home..don't you know it's walls feels your love and it is just as anxious as you to get everything done so it can shine like a beacon letting the world know...I am Rachel's home and I am loved...take care friend and have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Farrah said...

It's fun reading about your house adventures! :-)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How fun! It's like " If Walls Could Talk"! The history and personality of your house!

Rue said...

Hi Rachel :)

I so envy your many discoveries while restoring the siding :) How neat is it that you now know the original colors!

Off to read your other post....

rue :)