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Thursday, May 24, 2012

White Chippy Chairs In The Lantana


Here I go again stuffing chairs in amongst the flowers. 
It is hard to resist.


It is difficult to determine scale in these images but these are children's chairs.


Yellow paint is peeking through.


Our lanta bush, affectionately known as "The Monster" because it is bigger than my car and tries to cover the roses and any other plant in it's path. I constantly trim it back and Joe dug half of it up this winter and we cannot tell one bit of difference. I give pots of it away all the time.


Would you paint these chairs?

The one on the left is a bit too chippy for me. I will probably be passing these on to my photographer friend. Can't you see two little sisters being photographed in them? Or a brother and sister. Or any combination of kiddos.

Speaking of my friend, I will be posting professional images of Joe,  Shelley Puppy, and me very soon. Get ready for them. I am not sure I am ready.

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joy and peace
Olive

23 comments:

  1. What's in the water down there, your plants are amazing?? These chairs are adorable, perfect props for a photographer! can't wait to see photos!

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  2. I would only paint the chairs if I were going to use them indoors. No need to bother painting if they are just going to be outdoors in the elements. They're very sweet.

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  3. your plants and the little chairs are sweet as you

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  4. Or a boy with his puppy - the puppy in one of the chairs.

    Wish something pretty like that could invade my northern garden. :)

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  5. so adorable. Not as chippy as my chairs. I think they are just right.

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  6. Olive, the chippy chairs look so pretty sitting in your Lantana. The Lantana is beautiful. I wish we could grow it here as a perennial but we can't. I will have to get some to put in a pot.

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  7. Very sweet chairs. I think I'd leave them just as they are. I took photos of my kids in chairs like that, although they were unpainted.

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  8. I love those chairs! I was thinking Otis and Shelley could pose in them while Shelley is still small. Can't wait to see the pro shots. And I would leave the chairs in their current charming state. Ann

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  9. Why don't you keep them - you may have little grandchildren that would love them one day. Paint them pink for a girl and blue for a boy!

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  10. I love your little children's chairs. So cute with the pretty flowers.
    Mary Alice

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  11. Olive,
    I would NOT paint them....you had me at white and chippy! They are darling. Can't wait for the pictures of y'all!

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  12. Oh Olive, I love old chairs and those are adorable tucked into your flower garden! Hope you and Joe have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Gail

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  13. Wish I lived near you to gather up some of the lantana you don't want! The little chairs are so cute. Would be adorable around a kids table. Looking forward to seeing your professional portrait!

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  14. Cute chairs! Wow, I can't believe the lantana is so huge and a perennial! It's an annual for us up here-enjoy:@)

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  15. Great chairs - you're finding some fun stuff. I wouldn't paint them. I sand the edges on pieces like that to make the 'chippyness' more consistant. But also love the idea of using for photography. win / win

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  16. Your lantana and chairs look great! I think the chairs are perfect the way they are.Does your lantana attract bees and butterflies. I haven't seen any honeybees around in our yard this year, just the larger bumble bees.

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    1. Pam, we get honeybees, loads of butterflies, and hummingbirds on the lantana. Also I heard that lantana helps keep mosquitoes at bay-love that.

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  17. Lantana does go crazy...we just keep ours in a pot! I love the chairs the way they are BUT....there are so many bright colors out that would be perfect too...I think it depends how you use them! Have a great day!!

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  18. I love the chippy chairs just as they are. How lucky you are to find so many great chairs. Can't wait to see the pics.

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  19. NO... NO... NO... Please don't paint those darling chairs ~ SOON to be "More Wonderfully ChiPPy"... ~ Then stabilize with a matte urethane coating...
    Happy Holiday Weekend to YOU & Joe...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  20. I love that color of lantana. I bet your photographer friend will love those chairs. Will be a great prop!

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  21. Don't you dare paint those chippy beauties! Love them!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive