If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Patio Dreams

When you dream, dream big, right?  This is my dream for our patio this summer. I would love a pergola.  We had one of the kind you can buy at Lowe's...with metal frame and canvas top. I love to eat outside, from my morning bowl of cereal while watching my birds, to dinner with family and friends. We enjoyed it for several years, but it finally succumbed to the elements. The location where it needs to be gets a lot of wind and even though we had it tied down, it eventually bit the dust. I would love to build a permanent, wooden pergola. I've been collecting photos for inspiration.

Dream along with me.....sigh......

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septermber 2006


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And how's this for sheer romance and beauty?
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This last photograph was from another one of my favorite blogs, Aiken House and Gardens.  Treat yourself to a visit...it is truly a delight to both eyes and ears. Carolyn graciously allowed me to share this photo with you. 
 
* Edited to add new pics as I find them

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3 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi Deb,
Thank you for including our garden pergola in with all your lovely inspiration photos.
I love to eat outdoors too and am looking forward to getting out there again when it warms up.
I am going to enjoy a look around your blog now.
Take care,
Carolyn

Dawn said...

Hey Deb!!!
Oooh, I so hope your dream comes true! *sigh* I'd love to have something like that too.
Hope all is well with you and yours, hugs!!

Himani Verma said...

i absolutely love your blog, the pictures are the most remarkable, you should put an exhibition, it is definitely worth it.