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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Talented B's Porch


I have a new friend that is destined to be a blogger. She paints beautiful furniture, thrifts, has an antiques booth,  a beautifully decorated home with a mix of new and vintage, and a wonderful front porch with flowers which you shall see today. 



For the purpose of this and future posts {and there will be more posts} I am going to call her The Talented B.  She uses a copious amount of purple flowers in pots around her steps and front entry. It makes for a cohesive look.



One of those chairs is on each side of the door. The Talented B found the chairs at a yard sale.


Purple petunias and white verbena were planted the day I took these images. They will spill over the sides of the urns.  An urn is on each side of the garage.


The side of her house is planted in pink hydrangeas which are about to be in full bloom. For hydrangeas to be pink here they must be hybridized because our soil is acid.


One more just because.

I will be taking photos of The Talented B's office and guest room make over this summer. Plus the rest of her home eventually. A blog authored by The Talented B would be brilliant.


joy and peace
Olive


34 comments:

  1. What a beautiful entrance she has! I can't wait to see more!
    Karen

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  2. But if she starts blogging, her life will be sucked up by the blog-vortex and she won't have time to make her home so beautiful!

    Conundrum indeed!

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  3. Like the "mix of her" you've brought to us. Especially the dressed to the nines bunny . . . And the comfy chair look at the entrance, not forgetting the pink hydrangea with a bit of yellow . . . I hope I see more of this mystery blogger maybe . . .

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  4. I remember from last year that you fancy pink hydrangeas rather than blue. I have alkaline soil and grow pink hydrangeas but would prefer blue. If I want the blue I need to get a very large contain and fill it with peat so that it would retain its colour, but I really can't be bothered so will have to stick with my pink.
    Your new friend has a lovely porch, does she want to blog, or are you encouraging her?

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    1. She is interested in blogging. But she works outside the home and would have to squeeze it in somehow.

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    2. She wouldn't have to blog regularly - just when she had time.

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  5. She sounds like my kind of friend, Olive! : ) I love her containers. She's used some of my favorite in the coleus and verbena. Love her bunny statue and I had a similar "Shy Girl" statue at our old house. I had bought it many years ago because it made me think of my daughter when she was young and someone complimented her dress. I had to leave it behind [along with a few others} when we moved though, since it went by weight.

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  6. Beautiful flowers. I'm like Rosemary, my hydrangeas are pink because the soil is too alkaline. I love the blue ones too.

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  7. Love that bunny, Olive. Those flowers are all pretty. Can't wait to see more. xoxo, Susie

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  8. Beautiful flowers and porch. Does the Talented B want to have a blog? If not, maybe you could just showcase some of her things once in awhile like you're doing now.

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  9. Well I hope she does decide to start a blog! She sounds like a talented lady! I love the flower pics you shared. Now, I'm looking forward to seeing more pics from her lovely home. I'm sure you could teach her the ins and outs of blogging to get her started!

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  10. Hello Olive... how lovely "B's" porch is!... such a serene and peaceful looking place... yes, I think Ms. B needs to start a blog... I would sign right on to follow... xoxo Julie Marie

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  11. It's all too charming. Love the concrete figurines.

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  12. Those are my favorite colors! Thank you for showing the talented B's porch! I think you two make a good team too. I'll look forward to more from you two!

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  13. Hello Olive ~

    I love it too! This is one of my favorite areas, seeing what people have done to make the front of their home so inviting. Great idea adding the flags to the fern to make them stand out. Thanks for sharing and look forward to more.

    ~ Connie Lou

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  14. Oh...so pretty! It's all so lush. Wish my porch looked that good. It's getting there... Have a great week!

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  15. How beautiful Olive and such a talented lady ..... I look forward to seeing inside her home .
    ..... and, that looks like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland in the first photograph. XXXX

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  16. Yes, you must convince her to start blogging! You gotta love a girl who likes coleus.

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  17. Very welcoming! The flowers and plants are gorgeous:@)

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  18. my question is - how do we get to know more bout this The Talented B? she sounds interesting & super fun!! ( :

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  19. Love the chairs and the container gardens. Pink Hydrangea in this area!?! I never would have thought it possible. I like the name you picked for her.

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  20. Tell her we'd embrace her into our community!
    Brenda

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  21. Thank you so much for introducing us to "the talented B"!!!! I love her entry and am VERY anxious to see more of her home etc. I hope she does start a blog, I will certainly follow her. XO, Pinky

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  22. Forgot to ask, do you know is that pot in the first picture is clay or faux???? Thanks. It is truly beautiful!

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    1. I am pretty sure that it is clay.

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  23. "B" definitely has a green thumb and eye for beautiful color combinations. I love the first pot and it's mix of plants...I'm just not good at that.

    I think she should have a blog...maybe we should take a vote!

    XO,
    Jane

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  24. Hi Olive. Well, I think that the Talented Miss B just has to start up her own blog now! How lovely that you have a new friend :) I love verbena and, yes, Miss B obviously has a real eye. It all looks quite beautiful.I love having terracotta pots all round the place.

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  25. I loved Fairhope Supply's comment. lol So true, so true.

    Lovely photos!!

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  26. I love new friends especially when they like same things as all of us bloggers, pretty flower pots & flowers
    I didn't put many flowers in containers because I will be gone a couple weeks this summer and no one to water for me while i'm gone exploring the world LOL
    Janice

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  27. I can see why you are such good friends..these flowers are lovely...can't wait to read her blog...wink, wink...
    love, Mona

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  28. Good Evening Olive, I think it is lovely that you are encouraging your friend "B" to start a blog, as she obviously has an eye for lovely things. I buy Verbena in the Summertime as it grows beautifully here in England, but only as an annual because our winters are too cold for it to survive. I always feel a little mean buying plants just for the Summer time knowing they will not survive.... but I do collect seeds in the hope that they will grow the following Summer.
    I look forward to hearing more about your friend "B".
    Best Wishes to you,
    Daphne

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  29. I loved B's coleus and verbena pot. Thanks for sharing.

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