My employer gave everyone a four day weekend, so I took advantage of the extra day to visit a nearby shop: Adobe House Antiques. The building is a 1930's three room (plus closet-like bathroom) white stuccoed bungalow on the corner of what probably used to be the middle of nowhere.
I was somewhat directionless in my exploration, as our home needs more odds and ends at this point than any one definite thing. Out in the expansive backyard, I found a green wrought iron patio table with three chairs. It was instant love.
Since I knew the owner of the antique shop would be delivering the patio set and thus be exposed to my neglected back yard, I thought quickly of a few choice improvements:
- Repaint the back door green. It was still pink, but unlike the front door did not receive a new coating while my mom was visiting.
- Move and empty the planters. Ugh. Almost everything had died except two weedy basil bushes.
- Replant with hardy, cold and drought resistant pretties (that also retained some kitchen garden practicality).