Showing posts with label SUMMER INSPIRATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SUMMER INSPIRATION. Show all posts

Sunday, July 14, 2013


About eight years ago, my sweetheart and I began planning to build some kind of structure in our backyard.  One night, I googled “outdoor structures”, which led me to the HGTV Rate My Space site.  At that time, I didn’t know anything like that existed on the Internet.  I lurked there for about six months, finding photos of real people’s beautiful homes, before I finally began posting a few pictures of our home. It was so much fun for awhile.
  wish I had all these rabbits!
Then, the meanies moved into the RMS site.  Just as they are on blogs, they were commenters who weren’t posting their own rooms on RMS, and they made a lot of folks stop posting on RMS.  Then, one among us, Michael Lee West, began a blog (Designs by Gollum) and got the word out to some of us who were long-time RMS members.  Once again, I was so out of the loop, I didn’t know what a blog was!
garden cottage
love the herringbone brick floor
After awhile, most of the “Designs by Gollum” readers, started their own blogs.  I was one of the last DBG readers to start a blog.  That first night I pushed the “publish” button, I thought it would be my first and last post to this blog!
Garden room...
Love all of the red on this porch.

It is so hard for me to believe that the first blog post I published was five years ago!  It is also so hard for me to believe that this journey began as I tried to get ideas for an outdoor structure eight years ago, and we still haven’t built the structure in our backyard!

potting table
this space is actually open, but the look would work just as well in a sunroom
This has definitely been a journey of learning, and when I learned about Pinterest, the learning continued.  The search for the perfect outdoor decor continues, and Pinterest is encouraging my dreams.
My Potting Bench Has Gone Red White
A House Romance
At least, I’ve apparently admitted to myself that when I’m looking at ideas for our backyard, I am just dreaming.  These photos were taken from my Pinterest board, “Outdoor Dreaming”.
blue and white stripes..
potting bench inspiration
You can find some of my other outdoor dreams on my Pinterest board.
If one of your photos appears in this post, you are welcome to post my button on your blog.
If your photo is in this post, and you do not want it there, I sincerely apologize, and if you’ll let me know, I’ll remove it as quickly as possible.
Thanks for coming to see some of my summer inspiration.  laurie