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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, April 17, 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.
Our Pot Plants on the Patio are small in number; but growing!
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 (Acer Rubrum) next to it.
This photo also shows off the Interlock Metal 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

Related links where this stunning Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold, can be seen:
Wow...I think this deserves a thread! Golden live oak! | GardenWeb discussion...
{Lush Green Garden} |previous post by me
{# 1111 - Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' changing color} | previous post by me
{Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' in Sunshine at its BEST} | previous post by me
{Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' with Catkins} | Previous post by me
{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas} | previous post by me
{RARE Icicles in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived} | previous post by me
{My Powder Blue Escada Jeans Suit} | previous post by me showing me in front of Grand View Gold
{Our Lovely Lilac Clematis 'Silver Moon'} | previous post by me showing young Grand View Gold
{Our Different Oaks} | previous post by me
{My Silk Quilted Vest Creation and YOUR Opinion Requested...} | previous post by me showing golden oak
{Our Live Oak got a Haircut}| previous post by me


  1. lovely and cleanly sharp looking.

  2. Everything already looks lovely but will be even moreso when things are in full bloom. Best wishes for a wonderful day. Tammy

  3. Dearest Mariette,
    it looks wonderful with the new tiles! And good to keep clean ;O)
    Wishing you a lovely Easter-Week!
    Love and hugs

  4. Hi Mariette, you have such a beautiful house with a lovely patio. I also like the gingerbread details on the front porch.

    I greatly appreciate the advice you gave me on my last posts. Thank you. And how sweet of you to remember Nikolai's birthday. Thank you so much. I can't believe my baby turned three already!

  5. You seem to be working on it for quite a while so I guess you are pleased to have finished.
    Hugs Kay

  6. Liebe Mariette,


    Sonnige Grüße

  7. You must be thrilled with the tiles - they look marvellous!
    I love your Easter header Mariette - the candles and daffodil wreath are beautiful.
    Wishing you and Pieter a very happy Easter.

  8. Hello Mariette, In these photos we can see the tiles much more clearly. They are wider than I thought at first--almost like a mini-patio. I hope you get many years of pleasure and utility out of this project.

  9. Het huis ziet er prachtig uit, je hebt echt plezier van al het werk wat er aan gedaan is. Ook een mooie nieuwe header!

  10. Dearest Mariette it all looks so lovely and welcoming! Wishing you a beautiful week..hugs and blessings, C.(HHL)

  11. Hej Mariette, er hebben het afgelopen jaar heel wat veranderingen plaatsgevonden aan jullie huis. Het ziet er allemaal zo anders uit en moet toch als een heel ander huis voelen, tenminste aan de buitenkant. Het is een mooi zonnig geheel. Lieve groet,

  12. Liebe Mariette,
    ich finde deine kleine Welt wunderbar. Ein Paradies.
    Liebe Grüße und eine liebe Umarmung

  13. Dearest Mariette,
    Your house IS gorgeous! And it looks amazing in that bright sunlight! I'm sure you must be truly enjoying it and your beautiful garden on lovely spring days!
    Hugs from the Alps :)

  14. Dear Mariette,oh,i love your header!!
    Your patio,looks so preety with the new tiles!Great work!
    Tomorrow my daughter is arriving from the Netherlands for Easter Holidays!
    Wishing to you and Pietre a Happy Easter Holidays!!Enjoy!Hugs!

  15. My friend, your home is simply beautiful, love the cheerful color of your beautiful home...


  16. Dearest Mariette, thank you for caring, thank you so much, words of comfort always help. You have six cats, what a blessing. I've been looking at your blog photos are beautiful!
    That house beautiful, loved the color, the ajulejos that pretty!
    Wishing you a happy Easter holiday! A big kiss and lots of affection.

  17. The view from the front looks very lovely, too.
    And the stair is beautiful! When you go out, it must feel so nice to come back to such beautiful home!

  18. Ι do love your house and patio.And the whole area all around is just amazing.The italian tiles add their warmth and the walls match perfectly with them. I want to thank you dear friend for all your sweet and kind words I have the pleasure to read on my blog.
    Oh, the header is so nice!!!
    Happy Easter!

  19. Dearest Mariette;
    Your Patio looks GORGEOUS with finished placing Tiles. The whole view of your estate is really dream pace to visit. Golden Mist colored house and greens♡♡♡

    PS> So sorry for y belated comment. Bit out of shape from cold (^^;)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  20. Dearest Mariette,
    Your house are all ways beautiful 100 % with your family home,specially your husband are help you make happy for you! Thank you for coming to read on my blog!
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs and love to both of you!

  21. Dear Mariette,
    Your home is so lovely with the beautiful colors and gingerbread trim. The tiling is very pretty - so neat and tidy. A big job you have done with the new roof, painting, guest quarters, and all the flood prevention! You must be sighing with relief that it is all done! A beautiful ending to much hard work. I do hope you can now relax and enjoy all your efforts. Hugs xo Karen Wishing you a lovely Easter. (I love your pretty blog header, too)

  22. Lieve Mariette ,
    het is heel mooi geworden ..en ik had de vorige keer al gezegd dat je een mooi huis hebt
    maar dat geeft niet als ik het nog een keer zeg...hahahaha
    ik wens je een fijne dagen en vrolijk Pasen..
    heel veel liefs uit griekenland

  23. Looking good I would love it if Tim would do some work around our house


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