Tibault & Toad

Posts from June 2012

porch garden 2012

Believe it or not, it was actually midday when these pictures were snapped. A storm was abrewin', and Alan managed to take a few requested pictures of this year's porch garden for me just minutes before it started coming down. Also, Honey Cafe employee photo bomb. 

It's sort of nice to just stick to flowers on the back porch this year. They're pretty, and less picky about soil nutrients, I think. I was trying for a bit of a cottage garden type look, but sticking to annuals sort of limited my options. A lot of the really wildflower-like, whimsical looking flowers seem to be perennials, and while I suppose nothing was stopping me from planting a few perennials too, I decided to save that privilege for when we own a house someday.


Just as the rain started to fall. . .


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bed makeover

I've been working on redoing our bed for a little while now. It's not 100% done, and I don't think it will be totally done until we move to a new place (I really want a white iron bed frame, and we just don't have the space for one here), and we need some new sheets, but it's getting there. It's not that I disliked our old bedspread (you can see our old bed here), but this feels better; closer to the farmy aesthetic that I resonate with. Also, sorry about the dark pictures, yet another thing I look forward to: hopefully having a bright and airy room some day, rather than The Batcave (although saying it like that, that's pretty cool too, I guess).

I had been on the hunt for a feedsack quilt for quite a while, but I'm working within a budget and that was really limiting my options. We went to the Kane County flea market several weeks ago (so awesome, by the way, if you've never been, you should check it out), I saw this quilt, went over and saw a pricetag that said $89, and just as I was turning to Alan to say "hey, this isn't a bad price" the vendor said to me "oh honey, that tag was for the antique store, it's $20." Yes, please. It had several minor tears, but I patched them up pretty easily, and I hope it is the first in a collection of many. 

We upgraded to down pillows (Ikea has a great price), I collected various embroidered pillowcases from resale/antique shops, and I made the pillow protectors with blue ticking fabric. 

Baby photo bomb! (I found the bed skirt at Tuesday Morning). 

And the baby herself, getting bored with us taking pictures of the bed (silly parents). 


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