December 18, 2011

* Changes at Quinta de Luz

With another recent financial situation in my life, I decided to empty the sunken jardin of plants and move everything up to the driveway.  The driveway is directly off the covered terrace and will now be an extension for sitting in the sun, or the shade amongst plants and bird song. 

The changes have only just begun.  I have empty pots which will be filled with new plants.  I need a small iron table to go between the two blue chairs, and I'd like some plants hanging on the wall.  The ivy, which I have been sadly neglecting will work its way up my beautiful ladder and I think the entire space will become quite cozy.

Here's some photos of the beginning.

That's it for today.  Thanks for dropping by.  Christmas is fast approaching.  I've got errands to do this week .. so I'm off to make a list.  I'm sure you are all very busy as well.  xxoo  Donna

What is Christmas?

It is belief in the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.


  1. It looks lovely Donna. Is that sunshine I can see in your photos? How nice....rare here just now! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I love your photos! They are always so clean and sunny. :) Thise will make a great little nook for you. :)

  3. I can already see you sitting by the sun bleached wall....chillin with your muse :D XXX

  4. LOVE those pots, Donna!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

  5. In my humble opinion.... the more outdoor sitting areas, the better!! Also, maybe this will provide a little distraction while you and your muse let things "percolate" for a bit!

  6. I love that first pic!
    Got your fabulous letter and goodies. Wee! What is it about xmas that makes me kinda misty too? Just reading your little card made me all mushy and thankful to know you!
    ( gonna be a crazy week...trying to get caught up...wanted to say Hi and thanks real quick!)

  7. It's always good to tweak I say, and this looks like a great plan Donna! I love the idea of plants on the wall. I have seen that around here. What fun to create another cozy spot in your new home. Sending christmas hugs!! xo lenna