Friday, August 26, 2011

Face Lift

Not much has been accomplished this summer around Seersucker Central.  I've been busy, and here we are at the end of August...and I've not yet mulched!  So, this was the scene in my driveway on Monday...

I'm happy to report that the mulch is now down.  It makes such a huge difference!  I also purchased some geraniums for the front porch pots (late in the season...I know), a new front porch mat and a brass kick plate for the front door.

The thing I'm most excited about, I think, is my new front porch lanterns.  I wanted something BIG, but unfortunately anything much bigger looks silly.  I guess I need to purchase a bigger house before I go that route :)

All of the home improvements tired a certain westie out.

He feels compelled to oversee all work done on the house.  It's nice to know that someone is supervising :)

This weekend is the White Party.  Remember when I told you all about the white party last year HERE?  Anyway, from what we can tell...Irene has RSVP'd "no" (PTL), and we will only have to contend with a bit of wind.  Which, honestly, could be a bit of a problem.  My dress is a weeeeeee bit short. 

(you can't really see the detail, but it has white rosettes along the top and also across the waist.  i found it in Charleston on King St.)

MK and I discussed it today, and I'm thinking it may be worn as a tunic instead, with white pants.  That way I'm not on pins and needles worried about a strong gust of wind :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and every is safe and sound when Irene hits. 




Annie said...

Cute dress! Yall have fun at your par-tay!

MCW said...

You have great legs. Show them off!

REBrown said...

We never mulched....whoops!

The dress is cute. I'm sure it'll be long enough. I always end up thinking things are shorter than they really are.

Ann said...

It's good to know that Louis is on the job. :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, girl, I know what you mean about needing a little lift, a little change. I just got new bedroom furniture (okay, just a dresser, but still), and I just feel so much better about my space. It's crazy how a little change, like putting down mulch or adding some flowers in flower pots, can make such a big difference.

Glad to hear Irene said "Thanks but no thanks" to your end of summer fiesta, and I hope you do another link up this year! Last year was fun!

Dee Stephens said...

Love the dress. I think it will be fine.

Ashley said...

Im sure the party went well!!!
Love the dress.

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers said...

Love the lanterns! I've been looking for some myself, and sizing cna be so difficult.

Anonymous said...

It must be the year of lazy because I did minimal yard work and only mulched...well, waaaayy too late in the season! :) Here's hoping fall is more motivating for us! :)

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

Your white party is such a good idea :) I love the idea!!!!! (plus your blogger party last year was super fuN!)