Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crape Myrtles

I am joining Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and Tootsie Time for Flaunt Your Flowers Friday.

It is hard to believe it is Thursday already. The weather in East Texas has been so nice for the last couple of days. We have actually had rain and cloud cover to give us a break from the hundred degree days we have been having.

I have the most beautiful crape myrtles. This pink one is outside my kitchen window and it is so pretty. I have not seen one like it. The blooms go from light pink to darker pink.

This is a smaller one, but it puts on a beautiful show.

I love that each tree is a little different.

This purple one is a dwarf, it is loaded with blooms.We have moved it several times just because it did not do very good where it was planted. Now it loves where it is. I move plants and trees like I move furniture.

The white crape myrtle limbs get so heavy with blooms they just fall over and the tree looks like an umbrella.

This one is pale pink.

I live in The Crape Myrtle City, We have so many beautiful trees growing around town.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cottage Flora

I am joining Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday. You should pop over and check out all the beautiful flowers.

This is a Texas Star Hibiscus.

This is a Hardy Hibiscus, and the plant is full of blooms. It must thrive on the heat because it gets the afternoon sun.

It is so very hot here in East Texas it is a wonder anything is still blooming. It has been a hundred degrees here for the last couple of days and it does not look like it will be changing this week.

We have some potted hibiscus on our deck that gets alot of water.

If you read my blog you know I love pink , so naturally this is my favorite.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gracie Mae's Boutique

I am sharing a cute little shop in downtown Kilgore, Gracie Mae's Boutique. This is a must if you are in the East Texas area. I could stay in here for hours just looking at the little vignettes she has put together.

I want this old bicycle so bad, I have the perfect spot for it in my flower bed. I could just fill that basket up with pretty flowers.

A cute little patio set all rusty and chippy. Butterfly and dragon fly pillows.

A twin bed tucked away in the corner with lots of fun pillows. Just look at the antique bed side table.

You get a better view of the little table, old Big Ben alarm clocks, and a burlap canopy over the bed.

How about this beautiful vintage wedding dress?

Now I am on the hunt for a antique typewritter.

Old pieces of sheet music just here and there.

An old gate and watering can and that cute little crown. I am going to have to go back and get me a crown. I just need one.

This is the cuttest little sign.

She has some of the most beautiful clothes for sale. I did get a few pictures that I will post tomorrow. I am telling you if you like vintage you will love Grace Mae's Boutique

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teacup Tuesday

I am linking up for Teacup Tuesday.
I have a small collections of teacups, most are pink. Some how I ended up with a couple of purple. I love all the details on them.

My favorite ones have the flowers in them.

I had to bring purple flowers in from the garden.

Hope you are having a good week.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flaunt Your Flowers

Just showing a few flowers blooming at Our Cottage Nest.  I am linking up with Tootsie Time for Flaunt Your Flowers Friday.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I am linking up with Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday.
I am enjoying being outside so much during the summer months. We planted sunflowers in our garden and they have been so pretty this year. I love having them up on our porch so we can enjoy them.

My guy and I spend hours out here just sipping on ice cold tea and watching our chickens.

He added a cover over part of our deck and it has made it so nice. I found an old gold chandelier and painted it bright red, it is the perfect lighting for this area. This is just one of my favorite places to be day or night.

The bees are busy doing their job.

In the garden.

We always love watching our chickens while we are outside. They are so funny, each one has its own personality.