Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Springtime in Tuscany

I love my dining room mural.  It makes me feel like I am Tuscany sitting on the terrace having a glass of wine and enjoying the cool breeze.  Now if I only had that view to look at in my own backyard. (sigh)   I thought that I would remove the bunnies in here and go back to my colorful rooster.  He goes so well with the mural.




Now I just need to put away the Easter on the buffet and get it redecorated.  Of course that will have to wait until the weekend.

When we took our dogs for a walk this morning I saw this in my neighbors trash.



I just can stand to see perfectly good items go to the landfill.  I am all about recycling.  I only throw out what cannot be recycled or donated.  I didn't see anything wrong with this except that it has a few nicks on the side.  I am going to take it off the stake, remove the greenery and repaint it.  I think it will look nice hanging on the door or even inside a wreath.  Look at me already thinking about Christmas.

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24 comments :

  1. And doesn't Mr. Rooster look like that's right he belongs?
    Great find on the candy cane.

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    1. Thank you Gayle. You can't beat free!

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  2. Love your mural! What a fun place to dine. Thinking about painting one to go with our theme. Poor candy cane, happy to see you saved it! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. Thank you. Mine is wallpaper. I could have painted it but it would probably take me years as I work 6 days a week. We have lived in our house for 3 years now and we are still fixing it up. Thanks for stopping by,

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  3. What a lovely setting, Jody! Your rooster looks right at home! And what a great find on your walk...you can do so many things with that!

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    1. Thank you. It is amazing what treasures you find in others trash.

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  4. I adore your Tuscan Mural Jody. What a sight to behold each night! Mimi xxx

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    1. Thank you. I love all the colors in it. It works great for most seasons except Christmas.

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  5. You have such a pretty and dramatic mural to work with Jody! I love your Spring plates and your rooster looks very happy to be the center of attention on the table! I don't blame you I would have gotten the candy cane too.

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    1. Thank you. I have had this rooster for about 10 years now and I think this room is his permanent home. My husband wasn't all that happy about the candy cane but I just couldn't pass it up.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

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  7. The rooster is perfect with you mural! I would never throw something like that away. If I was tired of it I would at least donate it to a thrift shop. I know you will make it look darling! Will be anxious to see it come Christmas. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann. I am always pointing out to my husband how much good stuff people in our neighborhood are throwing away. I always say they can donate it instead of tossing it out. All thrift stores will come and pickup any items for free. I just hope that I will have time to work on it. I seem to forget about things until the last minute. I have so many projects I need to do and not enough time.

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  8. Lovely...love those vases, they are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. They are actually candle holders. Have a great day!

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  9. This is beautiful and I can only imagine how relaxing it would be to dine in this room.

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  10. Your dining room is so gorgeous! It always looks so beautiful. I wish you could come to my house and move things around with me Jody!

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  11. I love the Tuscan look. Why would someone throw that away? It could be used next year sheesh. I don't like to waste a lot either. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. I really didn't see anything wrong with it except it has a few small nicks in it. I am going to take it off the stake and repaint it. I will either use it on the front door or put inside a wreath.

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  12. I love your Tuscan fruit and floral centerpiece with your gorgeous rooster. I would love to find a rooster figure that size. Can I ask where you might have purchased it? It goes so well with your beautiful dining room. I can't wait to see what you do with the Christmas candy cane. I am sure someone as creative as you will make it into something stunningly beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I got the rooster at Hobby Lobby many years ago. They have a great selection of all sizes.

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    2. Thank you Jody. I will check our local Hobby Lobby. Gosh, I could sit and gaze at your mural for hours. It is so unique. My sister has a Tuscan themed kitchen, but not anywhere near your beautiful dining room. Yes, with a glass of wine, I could easily imagine myself in Italy. You do such an wonderful job making your tablescapes look elegant and classic.

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