June 14, 2010

Our Tour Continues...

It's such a beautiful day...I thought we should step outside into my Patio/Garden.
Grab your cup of coffee and follow me...


It's not a very large space... the entire back area is a deck with a small garden that I have planted roses. 
Here is kind of an aerial view (from my 2nd floor bedroom window)  to give you a better idea of the size...

As I am learning very quickly....it is what you make with what you are given that counts.
We are now becoming full-fledged "Container Gardners".
Just think of the spare time we will have to explore and tackle other things....

We are finally having some "Summer-Like" weather here in Oregon...
We just had our annual Rose Festival and all the big ships came in for the occasion!
 Our city welcomes our troops with open arms during their stay with us

Parades, Festivals, Fireworks, Rides and of course Food & Wine were all part of the event!

 Thanks for stopping by to continue our tour today...
There will be more tomorrow.
I just love all of your nice comments.  You will all have a chance at my giveaways...
...so keep coming back!

Make today a new adventure!


37 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Looks pretty big to me! Less maintance for you though.
The festival lokked like a lot of fun too!

Melinda

stefanie said...

love your patio...looks great for parties!! and how fun a parade on a river!

Just Breathe said...

Your patio is lovely, very pretty.

grammy said...

I just hate it when I erase my own comment
I was sayyyiiinnnggg....
love love love your deck
what a good example of what you can do with what you have got (o:
love the containers and the red pillows
I will be there for coffee
what time?
it looks sunny and bright compared to here lately
love the harbor and ship pictures

Debby said...

That is a god size deck. It looks like you have been there for years. I like your style. Love the birdhouses and you own personal sized pool. ((((HUGS)))

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful patio and lush landscaping! I know you will enjoy living there! Enjoy your week! ♥

Aly said...

You have done such a great job on the porch! It would be the perfect place for a little breakfast or a candlelit dinner!

nancygrayce said...

You have made a home in a short time! Everything is so beautiful!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing pictures! Travelling

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Oh Carrie...your patio is delightful...I love what you have done. It is amazing what you can do (and obviously have accomplished) in a smaller space...and you are so right...extra time for exploring other places,spaces and ideas is great.
I am loving your home tour...all so lovely.
Cheers:)
Debbie

BECKY said...

Wow Carrie! You absolutely amaze me! You have your new home looking like you have lived there for years!!
You have been working very hard, huh?

Your deck area is so lovely! Another cozy space!!

Have a glorious week! Glad you're getting some good weather!

Blessings,
Becky

Diane said...

I love the way the garden looks and so easy to keep up! oxox, Sis

Marie said...

What a lovely back garden you have! Beautiful deck. I can see you spending lots of lovely hours out there together and with family! xxoo

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have been so busy since moving in, and you've set up everything so wonderfully. I loved your craft room and your patio area looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing the parade photos too. I wish we were closer to the ocean :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Florence and Mary said...

That is one patio I would be quite happy to sit reading a magazine on!

Victoria x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

How I enjoyed our nice cup of coffee in your pretty patio, Carrie. It's such a cozy place to sit down, relax and dream away....
Have a happy adventurous day! xxx

koralee said...

How simply magical...I adore your sweet space. I would live out their all Summer long. Thank you for sharing. xoxooxo

Deborah said...

Carrie!!! It is so beautiful. I love container gardening and you really hit a truth there with having more time to explore and have fun. Balance. We have the exact same spa and cover!! You and I, we could be BFFs! **blows kisses** Deb

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HiCarrie,
Now you do have your "Cozy Cottage" which is also very lovely!
Each room is wonderful!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Mags said...

Call me nosy, but I just love taking peeks into my blogger friends homes and gardens. Yours looks so cute and quaint. I'm experimenting with some container gardening this year also.

chayacomfycook said...

Such beautiful photos of such beautiful places. I could come over now and have a cup of tea (make that coffee) and get to know you.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

HI there....yes our town's officiial pop count is a little over a 1000 althougth there are more in the outskirts..we stayed in the rose quarter at the crowne plaza...loved it! Drove through suburbs of Gladstne, Milwaukie, and Oregon City the other day. Sooo yeah Portland is big to us! Got lost. rofl, cherry

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

You have a wonderful green thumb, mine is beyond black :)
Love your patio

Lauri ~ Vintage Arts Studio said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog - www.friendsofafeather-artisans.blogspot.com - the Creative Retreat that my Mom and I hosted in my studio was so much fun ~ the girl's seemed to enjoy the time...we reside in Overland Park, Kansas. I LOVE your patio area ~ it looks like a wonderful place to just sit and ponder...

Pam said...

It looks like a magazine!! Gorgeous! If I lived closer, we would sit out there and have our tea and chat about blogging!

Amy said...

You're very blessed. Your outdoor living space is charming. I for one think it's a perfect size. It's very private, lush and cozy!

Tracy F. said...

What a beautiful deck! I would spend every possible moment sitting out there with a book. I keep hearing about what a wonderful city Portland is, and I hope to visit some day. It looks like it must be a wonderful climate for gardening.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I just had my morning coffee enjoying your deck/garden. You have done a fabulous job. Loved the bird houses on the fence.
And your setee with the cushions is so pretty. Are your evergreen trees in containers too? They are so healthy and green. Must be the Oregon moisture.
The Rose Festival looks fun.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there..thanks for your visit...I love your deck, looks like a great place to hang out! :D

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Love your patio/garden. Just right. Just enough. And no dang grass to mow! Yesssssssssss...

Must be great to be in a city which can host the Big Ships. :-) And be able to give a warm welcome to our troops.

You said we are having similar weather, and I guess we are. But way on the other side of the country. I'm in the upper NE and it's being a cool, damp time of it here. -moan- But it will turn hot/humid for a spell and then I'll complain about that. ,-)))

Gentle hugs...

Catherine said...

very nice patio Carrie!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh..I LOVE what you've done with your patio. And you are right...you do what ya can...with waht ya have..and at the end of the day...everything looks fab!!

Love ya.
Kim~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your deck is just beautiful. Lots of little things of interest and I love that sort of thing...especially the frogs!
Portland...I began Kindergarten in Portland. I lost my baby brother there and after the war we moved back to California but I left part of my heart in Oregon. My parents worked building ships during the war..my mom was a "rosie the riveter" back in the 40's. I love Oregon. How lucky you are to live there. My Aunt lives in the Dalles. My father was born there.

Arlette said...

Your patio is so beautiful and inviting. It looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the day. Your patio makes mine look like a wasteland. LOL

Dolly said...

Mmmm I love your secret patio hide out!
I really loooooove those red cushion on the love seat!

Hugz, Dolly

GardenofDaisies said...

Your deck looks lush and lovely! The potted plants and bird houses have given it a truly homey feel. I still can't believe how fast you were able to unpack your house and decorate it so beautifully!

Leslie said...

Carrie... I love everything about this new place. Your are right.. it's all about how you make your home a home.

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