10 February 2010

Making Plans

I've been going through my inspiration folder....and boy....am I getting inspired....and making plans.

Last year I purchased an old bike like this one at the thrift store for $2.00 and this year I plan on painting it black and adding a wicker bicycle basket to it....can't wait.

I love how this tall woodsy purple plant adds so much life to an otherwise blank wall....so country.
*Update* Someone was kind enough to let me know what flower this is....it's a Verbena Bonasaris...thank so much Lisa!

I'm looking forward to having dirt in my hands and the scent of mowed grass in the air.

P.S. I've also added some new items to the shop today.

all photos from Country Living.


  1. I can't help but do the same thing right now. I am so over the cold and snow. I am ready to get a little dirt under my nails and smell some fresh spring air! ~mary~

  2. Your shop looks great. I'll have to check it out more often...before things get sold. :)

  3. Andrea,
    Lucky girl finding a bike like that!! What a fun little project! I am so chomping at the bit for spring. It was beautiful here for a couple days, but now the rain is back....ugh. But I can't complain, compared the the East coast!

    Lovely pictures!


  4. Oh my goodness, I WANT the bike AND the shed:-). Inspirational, indeed!

  5. Andrea, you caught me thumbing through old magazines for inspiration too. I just ordered the cherry tree tags from your store--They are gorgeous!! Have a lovely day! Sherry

  6. Andrea amor, you come up with the prettiest ideas...I love that bike and you know, I think I want to plant some hydrangeas this year...maybe they will live this time :) Besos, Rose

  7. I really like all of your inspiration photos, Andrea. Do you know what that purple plant is called? - I think it would look fabulous at our farmhouse!

  8. that bike was a steal!! Can't wait to see what youre gonna do with it.
    I am also itching to get out and garden but hence here in Florida we are going through another cold front till next week.
    Besides it's valentines day weekend & I am stuck at work alllll
    Have a great one!!!

  9. Great new items, the fruit and the cherry tags are TOO CUTE! Love the purple plant!

    Best wishes,

  10. Fun and inspiring! Congrats on your little chicks. Blessings, Tammy

  11. Andrea! You have the best things in YOUR shop, girl! :)

    I love the look SO much!!! ;)


  12. I just found your blog and I LOVE it!! The purple flower is called Verbena Bonasaris...One of my favs! Looks great in mass plantings also :) You can buy them in seed form.

  13. I'm with you girl! love the smell of Mother Earth in my hands. I can't wait to see your yard it sounds so beautiful.

  14. love love love your blog...

    and what a score on that darling bike


  15. I love all the plans you are making. I am wanting to plant a garden this spring..so hard to do here in Colorado.

  16. Your plans sound so wonderful!!!! Your inspiration is beautiful

  17. i love the old bike ($2.00 ???)
    and the lacy flowering plant.

    so dreamy and country