Home and Garden Thursday

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May is swiftly passing and it feels like summer already here in Georgia – one of the things that typically comes with summertime is thunderstorms. Whereas I usually like them, I have tremendous respect for the power and potential danger that can come from these storms, our hearts and prayers have been on the folks in Morris, Oklahoma.

I found a wonderful site – Ready. Gov where you can read about and learn safety procedures during thunderstorms or severe weather. You can also find how to build an emergency kit and what basic and specific supplies you can put in this kit. Also, you can be prepared by creating a Family Emergency Plan. I found this a very good idea, we’re not always together and you’d want your family to know important information and others, in case they needed to find you.

What can you do to help when there’s an emergency, such as in Oklahoma? One of the first suggestions I heard was to donate blood or to the Red Cross. Blood donations do increase in times of emergency and disaster, that’s good. Blood is needed, however, year-round, I found, because they report that blood has an expiration date, much like milk. Donating throughout the year is a very good thing.  Red Cross or Samaritan’s Purse are wonderful organizations give donations for disaster aid. Heres a list of sites where you can donate to help those in Oklahoma.

table by son in lawMy handy Son-in-Law made this amazing table and my daughter styled it to showcase it available for sale. Love it!

David Austin Rose

David Austin Rose 

Last week I shared to you the roses I am blessed with in my garden. These are the roses from ‘Becoming the House in the Roses’ part 1. You should see Dearest’s roses!

Old Queen VictoriaBecoming the House in the Roses part 2 

ARTL Peonies 3The Duchess has arrived at A Delightsome Life garden. I refer to the Peony as the Duchess in my garden – joining the regal court with the Roses, Iris….

home is where the boat isAt Home is Where the Boat Is you’ll find a beautiful prayer for gardeners and a lovely, whimsical post.

Penny's vintagePenny shared this beautifully creative use of a Hoozier cabinet as a Potting Bench – It’s gorgeous!

LyndabergmanLynda Bergman’s Tromp l’oeil work is fantastic – she has a lot of marvelous examples shared on her site. Here she shared how she painted this verse on a client’s wall – she made it sound easy, but I know, this is hard work to turn out so beautifully.Through my porchSusan at Through My Porch Window shared how she decorated this sweet, rusty table – love the skirt and the fringed top! Beautifully done!

glitter glue and paintDenyse at Glitter, Glue and Paint shared how she created these Gorgeous New Sew Curtains. Love that fabric!

one more time to celebrateTammy at One More Time to Celebrate shared this innovative and beautiful use of a chandelier – fill the cups with succulents – gorgeous!

denise on a whimWe all love chalkboards and the various ways we can make them from found objects. Denise from Denise on a Whim created this clever chalkboard from an old chair back!  With a shelf!

I truly appreciate you stopping by! It means the world to me! Have a Delightsome day!

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  1. So true about storms, the tragedy in Oklahoma etc. Very beautifully and eloquently said! I am in Western Pa, we have had a heat wave that is far too hot for May…and finally, some thunder is rumbling in the distance. We are under a severe storm watch and I’ll be turning off this computer shortly. We do get tornado watches here occasionally but anymore, the severity of storms across our country is frightening. I think that we all take our severe watches more seriously now and I think that climate change must have a part in that.

    God bless…saw your prior post earlier and hope that your sweet pup is ok !

  2. Oh, look at all these beautiful features! Thank you for hosting dear friend.
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

  3. Kathy,
    Thanks so much for hosting!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  4. Hey Kathy- hope it is ok I joined this too – even though I joined Loveliness this week also- I was late for that linky, but this one is perfectly both house and garden – so even though it is redundant, I wasn’t to join. Hope that’s ok.

    Thanks for your wonderful linky parties, they’re awesome and it is so nice to see everyone’s blossoms this time of year!

    Hugs.

  5. Kathe, your flowers are gorgeous! Wish I could grow roses and peonies like these.
    Thanks for hosting each week. Enjoy the holiday weekend…….Sarah

  6. I love the table your son-in-law made. How nice for your daughter to be married to such a handy guy! Thank you so much Kathy for always hosting such a wonderful party and blessings to you. Patti@OldThingsNew

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my Hoosier potting bench! Love to party here every week……thanks for having us! Hugs, Penny

  8. Kathy,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Succulent chandelier! I love your flowers they are always so beautiful and that table is great!

  9. Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for hosting! Love the garden shed and all the features!

    Poppy

  10. Thanks for sharing the list of sites for disaster relief. Love the table and all the flower features. Thanks for hosting.

  11. Kathy~ Thanks so much for sharing my wellies! Your roses are beautiful! Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  12. You women and your roses~ I am so in awe. I don’t even try. We have so much wet weather that blackspot is unavoidable unless I opt for constant spraying. I love looking at yours and that will have to suffice. We all have our garden nemesis I guess. Blessings on your day and thank you for sharing.

    • Well, if you look closely, blackspot is something I have to contend with here. Whereas we don’t have a lot of rain in the summer, we do have high humidity. We do all have our garden nemesis’ – soon I’ll be battling the Japanese Beetle. It’s all a part of life isn’t it – taking the bitter with the sweet. I hope you have a very blessed day,
      Kathy

  13. Thanks for hosting. The potting bench had also caught my eye last week.

  14. Your roses are divine! Thank you for sharing and for hosting. Have a pretty rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Beautiful features! Love Penny’s potting bench! Thank you for hosting and for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

  16. Thank you for hosting Kathy!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

  17. Your roses are beautiful but your peonies are just gorgeous!…Christine

  18. Thanks very much for the feature Kathy! This is one of my favorite projects and I’m so glad you like it as well 🙂 Thanks for another great party!

  19. Kathy, some fun features this week. A little slow, but happy to be joining the party!
    hugs,
    Jann

  20. Thank you so much, Kathy for featuring my curtains. And, for hosting every week. Have a Happy Memorial weekend!

    XOXI
    glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com

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