Saturday, June 27

Metamorphosis Monday , Blue Monday and Thrifty Treasures Monday


Please visit Susan at her blog, Between Naps On The Porch, for Metamorphosis Monday! :O)
Please visit Sally at her blog, Smiling Sally, for Blue Monday! :O)
Please visit Rhoda at her blog, Southern Hospitality, for Thrifty Treasures Monday! :O)

These are some before pictures of what the California Santa Ana winds can do to canvas.




And this......
And this!


We took off the torn canvas and waited awhile and tried to decide what the frugal thing to do would be? Buying a new cover would be expensive, so would making one. One Saturday, we were cleaning the garage and I came upon a gigantic collection of Christmas lights. Then I thought of the ending scene in Twilight, where Edward and Bella are slow dancing outside at the prom in this gazebo covered in twinkling lights, I'm pretty sure you know where I'm going with this?

Well it's not exactly set up for dancing, but it is set up for us to enjoy the patio during the up coming warm Summer evenings. Please notice the "custom" ceiling fan, Hehe!
Very twinklie and free using what we already own!
I decorated the table in honor of the 4th of July and added my grandmothers antique chairs.
You don't need much to have fun in your own backyard. I put out a 6 pack of soda for $1.00 from Grocery Outlet and a deck of cards I've had forever and we had a really nice time!