Courtyard Corner

Our entry courtyard received a

wonderful one-day makeover.

The fantastic crew from Jefferson Landscaping provided the

muscle and Jeff, helped me fine-tune my design ideas!

Thank you guys, you are amazing!

I’ll have the before & after post soon but I want to give you a peek at

this little corner of the Courtyard. So fun.

I set out to lighten up the place and give it a French feel.

I started underfoot, with

gorgeous new gravel, a few white washed garden pieces and

edible plantings. But to keep down costs, I needed to reuse & restyle our

existing pieces. As part of the new courtyard design, I envisioned a quiet

corner to sit and read or perhaps enjoy a bite to eat, cup of tea or

a glass of wine!  So here it is…

 First off, I love the warmth and

crunch of the new gravel.

Such a difference.

It’s so inviting. Our blue-gray French bistro table for two, fits nicely,

 a little ‘down & ticking’ for added comfort on

our worn metal chairs.

Ruffles & brioche

give it more French flair, with a

side of raspberries, on one of my Grandmother’s

teacup plates (love) along with

a straw covered glass/pitcher set. (Also love…)

 From this perch, you can hear

the soft

trickle of the fountain.

A petite kitchen garden is nearby…

planted in one of my few, fun new finds for the

courtyard: this white washed metal tub,


thick rope handles. Really, really like

the look! You?

Added my old carrier into the mix

And our little woven beehive

The corner is edged in

strawberry plants &

soon, the trailing rosemary will tumble over,

the rather

unattractive concrete bulkhead.

And that’s about it, for this little corner…just a peek.

We hope to hang out here

and relax as the weather warms.

That is, until our dogs, ‘Mac & Ava’ come flying through the

courtyard, kicking up gravel, possibly using the

ticking pillows and/or beehive as a chew toy. Oh well.

More of our Courtyard Makeover to come…

Hope to post our night of

‘Chocolat’ soon! 


Ruffle placemat ~ Haley’s Cottage

Jefferson Landscaping