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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy | gplus.to/MariettesBacktoBasicsLLC

I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Check out my Google+ ABOUT Page; gplus.to/MariettesBacktoBasics | To see my other LINKS and email address, you just scroll down on my ABOUT page. Thanks!

Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

{White Petunias & Pansies in Fiberglass Window Boxes}

For the Easter Season it looks really nice to have our Fiberglass Window Boxes from the Flower Framers of Cincinnati (see link way below) filled with all white blooming flowers. At our Bay Window area of the kitchen we got White Petunias and alongside our Veranda we still have our White Pansies...
The window boxes at the Bay Window (3) are filled with White Petunias
Alongside the Veranda we got White Pansies as those were still very healthy.
The storm door is also from Vintage Woodworks, Texas.
Beautiful White Petunias!
Do you have any white planter box flowers?

Related links:
{Orange Michael Kors Bangle from Last Call Neiman Marcus} | previous post by me showing pansies
{Our Home with Aluminum Interlock Roofing and Benjamin Moore Golden Mist Exterior} | previous post by me
{Our Pansies in December} | previous post by me
{OUR FIBERGLASS WINDOW BOXES} | previous post by me
{Smelling the Verbenas} | previous post by me with Window Boxes detail and info
{Our Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'} | previous post by me showing window boxes
{My Old-Time Spun Glass Halloween Ornaments} | previous post by me showing double cascade petunias
{Our Home of almost 20 years} | previous post by me
Flower Framers of Cincinnati | Source for Fiberglass Window Boxes

Thursday, April 17, 2014

{Our Patio Tiles in the Front}

When I did post about our Bay Window area's Patio Tiles, I did not show you the Front of our Home. So today I show you that part as well.
Again the Benjamin Moore paint in Golden Mist against the Sunset tiles that we used for the Patio.
You also get to see part of the Vintage Woodworks spindles, gingerbread and Fleur de Lys trim on the gable of the house.
Photos are from April 10, still no leaves on our Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc. You find link below post...
The tile men also put +CERDOMUS ceramiche Italian tiles that were left over from our balcony, on the stairs since some of the bricks got chipped.
Our Black Gum Nyssa Sylvatica  - a Wildlife Friendly Shade Tree with flowers and berries is still bare as the leaves come very late.
You can see the Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' tot the right changing into its BEST color for the entire year.
Also the Red Japanese Maple next to it.
This photo also shows off the +Interlock Roofing in Aluminum Slate in Aged Copper color!
Guess by now we've completed our home!

Related links:
{Our Patio Tiles Are DONE!} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles & Freeze Warning} | previous post by me
{Water Control Project Finished} | previous post showing you the tile sample on the concrete
{Our Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc & Our Life in Italy} | previous post by me
{Our Home with Aluminum Interlock Roofing and Benjamin Moore Golden Mist Exterior} | previous post by me



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Dogwood Flowers Frame our Home & Gazebo}

When our Dogwood near the Gazebo is in full bloom, its Flowers literally do Frame our Home & Gazebo! Have a look at its magic. Photos were taken on April 3, before the heavy rain and thunderstorms of past Monday that did knock off all blossoms...
You see what I mean by 'Framing' our Home...
These photos also show the Gingerbread work from  Vintage Woodworks, like the Fleur de Lys trim under the gable.
The Benjamin Moore color Golden Mist for our Home stands out so pretty with those Dogwood Flowers!
Here I am actually standing inside our Gazebo, looking back at our Home.
No so far I did not regret the color choice; it blends in very nice with its surroundings!
However, such big trees create lots of shade...
You see those Pot-plants all lined up with our exotic jasmines?
From the stairs to our veranda, now looking toward the pond for showing the actual Dogwood tree and our Gazebo.
Against the sunlight it gives such a striking view.
The suet blocks for the birds are hanging down from our Holly tree...
Our cat-boy Barty is in front of the gazebo.
We also are very pleased with our Interlock Aluminum Aged Copper Slate Roofing by +Interlock Roofing.
That was it; an insight of our Spring in Georgia when the Dogwoods bloom.
Thanks for your visit and hope you enjoyed it!

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