Touring the Gardens of Charleston, SC

 Our daughter and I just returned from a "girl's trip" to Charleston, SC. 

Come tour the gardens with us!

The azaleas were in full bloom and were gorgeous!

Some gardens were small, and others were large, but all were beautiful.

We saw this plant in many of the gardens, its common name is "Tractor Seat" plant. Can you see the resemblance to a tractor seat?

Maidenhair Fern

Just walking along the streets, the houses and side gardens were striking.

The Pineapple Fountain is the focal point of the Charleston Waterfront Park.

The window boxes along the streets were filled with color!

I hope you have enjoyed this tour of the Charleston gardens. It is certainly worth the trip - Judy!

Linking to:

Mosaic Monday @ South and Mind and So On - Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

MET Monday @ BNOTP

OMHG Wonderful Wednesday on Monday

Through My Lens on Monday

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Talk About It Tuesday @ Slices of Life

My Corner of the World @ Photographing New Zealand on Wednesday

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thinking Out Loud Thursday @ Penney's Passion on Wednesday

Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home on Thursday


Funtastic Link Party @ Two Chicks and A Mom on Thursday 9pm 

Fabulous Link Party @ Peacock Ridge Farm, Living Large in a Small House, South House Designs, & Vintage Home Designs on Friday

Friendship Friday Blog Hop @ Create With Joy

Friday Features Link Party @ Penny's Passion

County Road 407 @ Farm House Friday

DIY - Six Drawer Chest Gets A Facelift

A six-drawer chest that I had purchased a few years ago recently received a new facelift. Take a look at the finished chest, then I'll show you the process.

Here's how the chest looked when I purchased it and used it for a few years. I was happy when I found the chest that a local artist had refinished in a gray chalk paint and wax.

As my color choices began to change over a couple of years, I wanted a new look for the chest. I researched paint and decided on using a One-Hour Enamel Paint made by Wise Owl Paint that I had seen on Instagram.

The color of Wise Owl one-hour enamel paint I choose to use on the chest was Inkwell, a dark blue paint color. 

After light sanding to remove the wax, two coats of Wise Owl Primer were used on drawers and chest. Then the painting began with the Wise Owl paint.

A roller and a paint brush were used on the chest and drawers. 

Two coats of paint were used on the chest. Gold spray paint was sprayed on the knobs and handles.


For now, the chest has a tv on it in our hearth room, but it would be beautiful with a lamp or other pieces. 

The fireplace and hearth have had another facelift too, but that's another post.

Thanks for stopping by to see the facelift of my six-drawer chest - Judy.

Linking to:

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Sundays on Silverado @ The House on Silverado

MET Monday @ BNOTP

Wonderful Wednesday @ Penny's Passion on Monday

Celebrate Your Story @ Zucchini Sisters on Monday

Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Talk About It Tuesday @ Slices of Life

Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace on Thursday

Thinking Out Loud Thursday @ Penny's Passion on Thursday

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Home Matters Link Party @ Modern on Monticello on Thursday 

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Saturday

Early Blooms for 2024

From Murray, Kentucky in the southern tip of Western Kentucky - growing zone 7b.

It's so exciting with the spring blooms begin to pop out. A couple of my beds are full of gorgeous blooms and colors.

We have been working in most of the beds cleaning out the winter debris and getting rid of some weeds already growing. 

The Variegated Vinca is growing and blooming.

My Bradford Pear tree blooms have popped open this week. Sadly, we lost a big limb out of the tree. You can see the woodpile underneath the tree where hubs has been cutting the limb up. 

I drive by this Bradford Pear every time I'm on the way to town. It is just beautiful!

My Jane magnolia tree has blooms on it. This is the third year for this compact tree, so it is still small, maybe 5 feet. They grow 10-15 feet tall with a maximum spread of 8-12 feet. I just love the color of the flowers. 

Enjoy your emerging gardens and keep digging in the dirt! I hope to get my dahlia bulbs planted in pots in our shop this week or next. 

We have two forsythia bushes that are in bloom.

Thanks for stopping by to see my spring blooms. - Judy.

Linking to:

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day @ Carol J. Michel