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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy | gplus.to/MariettesBacktoBasicsLLC

I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Check out my Google+ ABOUT Page; gplus.to/MariettesBacktoBasics | To see my other LINKS and email address, you just scroll down on my ABOUT page. Thanks!

Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Our Patio Tiles in the Front}

When I did post about our Bay Window area's Patio Tiles, I did not show you the Front of our Home. So today I show you that part as well.
Again the Benjamin Moore paint in Golden Mist against the Sunset tiles that we used for the Patio.
You also get to see part of the Vintage Woodworks spindles, gingerbread and Fleur de Lys trim on the gable of the house.
Photos are from April 10, still no leaves on our Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc. You find link below post...
The tile men also put +CERDOMUS ceramiche Italian tiles that were left over from our balcony, on the stairs since some of the bricks got chipped.
Our Black Gum Nyssa Sylvatica  - a Wildlife Friendly Shade Tree with flowers and berries is still bare as the leaves come very late.
You can see the Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' tot the right changing into its BEST color for the entire year.
Also the Red Japanese Maple next to it.
This photo also shows off the +Interlock Roofing in Aluminum Slate in Aged Copper color!
Guess by now we've completed our home!

Related links:
{Our Patio Tiles Are DONE!} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles & Freeze Warning} | previous post by me
{Water Control Project Finished} | previous post showing you the tile sample on the concrete
{Our Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc & Our Life in Italy} | previous post by me
{Our Home with Aluminum Interlock Roofing and Benjamin Moore Golden Mist Exterior} | previous post by me



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Dogwood Flowers Frame our Home & Gazebo}

When our Dogwood near the Gazebo is in full bloom, its Flowers literally do Frame our Home & Gazebo! Have a look at its magic. Photos were taken on April 3, before the heavy rain and thunderstorms of past Monday that did knock off all blossoms...
You see what I mean by 'Framing' our Home...
These photos also show the Gingerbread work from  Vintage Woodworks, like the Fleur de Lys trim under the gable.
The Benjamin Moore color Golden Mist for our Home stands out so pretty with those Dogwood Flowers!
Here I am actually standing inside our Gazebo, looking back at our Home.
No so far I did not regret the color choice; it blends in very nice with its surroundings!
However, such big trees create lots of shade...
You see those Pot-plants all lined up with our exotic jasmines?
From the stairs to our veranda, now looking toward the pond for showing the actual Dogwood tree and our Gazebo.
Against the sunlight it gives such a striking view.
The suet blocks for the birds are hanging down from our Holly tree...
Our cat-boy Barty is in front of the gazebo.
We also are very pleased with our Interlock Aluminum Aged Copper Slate Roofing by +Interlock Roofing.
That was it; an insight of our Spring in Georgia when the Dogwoods bloom.
Thanks for your visit and hope you enjoyed it!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

{Dad Told us Stories About Bunnies on Bikes & Mopeds}

As little children we loved to listen to Dad's stories, during lunch time (our hot meal of the day) after coming home from school. Dad had worked on the field and he always fashioned exciting stories about bunnies on bikes and mopeds as they tore through the corn- and pole beans... Dad told these stories with such a vigor that we really BELIEVED him! Too bad, we all had to walk back to school as Dad again could encounter his furry friends once he returned to the fields. These stories are forever in my memory and low and behold, this year's Easter Catalog from +Gump's, did show Mr. & Mrs Bunny on their Penny Farthings or High Wheeler. I just could not resist ordering them...
Here they are, cycling in our garden amongst the mosses and the white violets...
Are those not lovely?!
Now on top of our picnic table with bench near the pond with the Japanese Somei Yoshino cherry as backdrop.
Don't worry, they will not drive into each other's wheels. Mrs. Bunny just tries to avoid some bird poop on the table...
This couple of fun bunnies did bring back to life those exciting stories told by Dad!
Even though we in our garden have no rows of corn, nor pole beans...
This is cute enough for reliving my childhood imagination! 
Mrs Bunny already did get her bike straight so she will not clash with Mr. Bunny.
+Gump's San Francisco offered them.
Easter 2014 will get celebrated different with those fond childhood memories!
Hope you enjoy a lovely Easter Season.
Time is moving so fast...

Related links:
{Daffodils Bunnies & Hearts} | previous post by me
{Happy Second Easter Day} | previous post by me showing my handmade Easter Egg Ribbons
{HAPPY EASTER to all my readers in 190 countries!} | previous post by me with our Pelargonium
{Easter Table Setting} | previous post by me with another cute Bunny with Baby-Bunny
{CIRCLE Vase with Candles for Easter} | previous post by me
{Hand Made Easter Egg Gift by Friend Ellie} | previous post by me
{Daffodils in CIRCLE Vase & Leonardo Figurine Bunny SPEEDY} | previous post by me
{Challenge Accepted + Easter Photos} | previous post by me
{HAPPY EASTER to all my readers in 163 countries!} | previous post by me with more info about the Chateauhotels/Kruisherenhotel
{Our Organdy Beribboned, Porcelain and Brass Easter Eggs} | previous post by me showing the hand made ribbons by me
{Happy Easter with Our Pelargonium 'Rosebud'} | previous post by me with more Pelargonium info
{Who can locate these EASTER EGGS for me?} | previous post by me
{¡HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!} | previous post by me
{Easter Season} | previous post by me showing the brass window decorations with link


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