Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Fountain Courtyard

I finally found some inspiration
and here I am this morning with a new look and a new post!

All before 10:00!
What do you think of the new look?
It is a bit more classic and hopefully I won't be so inclined to redecorate once a week.

Now on to the fun stuff
My new courtyard fountain and landscaping...

While looking a couple of weekends ago for a fountain locally, we learned about a place in Southern Missouri that makes their own fountains. We found out the name of the business and drove down last weekend. They had over 80 fountains up and running. Beautiful things...Grecian ladies with urns, balustrades, bird baths anything your heart could desire in concrete!

The couple that owns the business were so very helpful. But, they asked me all sorts of questions that I couldn't answer. "How big is the area, how long is the sidewalk, how tall is your roof, how tall all your windows?" Hmmm...well I really don't know, probably about yea high and this wide. They wanted to make sure that the fountain would not over power the space or look dinky.
It didn't take me long to find this one, and I think it is perfect!

Bob still has to come back and do some odds and ends. My front door still needs to be stained walnut and the pillars painted. We only have a week and half left of school, so we will have the whole summer to frou frou!

Now I am off to go teach this afternoon,
but I certainly feel better, having everything in it's place again!


Nancy said...

Hi Jill, The fountain is gorgeous!!! So glad you found one! It looks perfect! Nancy

Kim's Treasures said...

Love the's perfect!

Stacey said...

That's a gorgeous fountain and when the plants grow up around it some...beautiful!

Painter's Place said...

Your fountain is beautiful! It goes perfect with the house.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your fountain is just beautitful! I have one near my front door too. I love to listen to the water splash. The birds use it as a bird bath too!

Lisa said...

Beautiful fountain! Love hearing all your plan for your porch.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Jill; I agree with you; the fountain is just lovely. It really gives you house pizazz. Great choice.


Acorn Cottage said...

Looks great, you did good! I LOVE the sound of fountains, so very relaxing. You realize you are going to have to share your resource with me neighbor! I could put the top down in the bug-de-doo and fit something in the back seat...don't laugh, you'd be suprised what I've come home with !

shaybert said...

I LOVE your pick! Name of company in So MO? (Sandstone Gardens maybe?) And name of style? Again, I just love it. Been wanting one of my one, have just the place. Blessings, Shay

workhard said...

Hi..Love the fountain..Seems like a nice place

Boise Homes

Mrs. Sensibility said...

I love the new fountain and the new blog design!

The Mama Monkey said...

It looks just perfect! So I have a serious question...what do you do in winter? Does it still run or will it freeze? Or will it not get cold enough there? I know, you love your little Shivoney-boobonnies questions!

Anonymous said...

You picked the perfect fountain for your home. Looks wonderful!

Bluebell said...

I love your new look header, very restrained and the fountain is very pretty I love the sound of water it is so relaxing I am sure you will get lots of joy from it.

salmagundi said...

The fountain looks like it just belongs with your beautiful house. Great choice!! Have a wonderful weekend. Sally

Liz said...

Hi Jill!
The front of the house is just perfect. You chose well! :)

I always come by and fully expect a totally new look on your blog. :) You sure have a knack for it. It look lovely.


Nicole ~ said...

Your fountain looks perfect in that spot!! You selected a beautiful fountain, I love it. Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Moonspinner said...

Hi there, that looks soooo lovely, great site.:)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Jill, :)
It's nice to meet you!
I just found your lovely blog today and I am so inspired! Your home is gorgeous and my dream style I might add.
Your new fountain looks beautiful and the perfect size.

I do hope you will come by mine as well. You're always welcome to visit and follow if you would like. We have much in common. My father is retired AF and my hubby is in the Marine Corps.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Martha said...

My first visit -- you have a great blog -- love your fountain. There is nothing like water to make an outside space more soothing.

Lisa Ann said...

Your home and fountain are lovely. I enjoyed reading your earlier post as well.

Colleen said...

I love your new fountain! You found the perfect place for it. Also love the geese and your beautiful pond.

I think your front door will be awesome when it is stained. It will stand out instead of blend in. Can't wait to see it.

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