Friday, July 18, 2008

Lemon Tree, Very Pretty

Even prettier in a pair! These are dwarf lemon trees and they are a little gift to myself. I think I will be doing some mosaic work on those pots. I'm thinking blue and white plates would be pretty- what do you think? This picture is also reminding me that I need to paint the siding over the canopy and there is a nast oil spot on the walkway-yuck! *sigh* I still think my little house is pretty- she just needs a little TLC. And to tell you the truth, I'm really enjoying it!

8 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love little lemon topiaries like those! I also like your canopy! How cute!

Melanie said...

Hi Bettsi, just followed the link from Tender Arts. I'm glad you've made a good decision for you. It must have taken a lot of courage. Well done and hang in there through the rougher days.

Love the idea of blue and white mosaic. I think Monet's house in Giverny used a lot of blue and yellow together -it was a very cheerful place.

Judy Hartman said...

Hello Bettsi,
I just became aware of your new blog and new life circumstances today. Please let me say that I always thought a lot of you as an artist and a mom, and still do! Here's my offer of friendship and support!
Your house looks very pretty and it sounds like you'll be adding even more beauty to it!
Best wishes!

Mary said...

Hi Bettsi,

Here's a link for the grease spot.

http://www.ehow.com/how_9136_remove-oil-grease.html

Hope it works for you.

Love your topiaries! I intended to put them in front of our entry this year and didn't get it done. You're re-inspired me!

Also love the yellow and blue thing. Trying to incorporate that in my new dining room. So far, I have the wrong yellow on the walls and can't find the blue fabric for the curtains, but I'm working on it. One step at a time.

Best to you and yours,
Mary Elise

Mary Elise

Bettsi said...

Thank you, Mary Elise! I'll be so happy to see that stain gone!

Yes, yellow and blue can be really tricky. I just painted my room in a color called Dipped In Honey and I love it! Not too vivid, not too pale- it's just right!

Sandy said...

Hi Bettsi, I have a lemon tree, but it doesn't produce ... I just caught up on your life. I'm here for ya, gal!
Love ya!

Bettsi said...

Thank you, Sandy! I'm so glad you came by. You know I LOVE your blog and have learned so much from it.

Kitty said...

I think your little yellow house is pretty too!! It reminds me of the yellow house we lived in when we lived in Livermore. (I see you are in Sacramento so maybe you know where that is?) We had lemon trees there too =)

Anyway, your children are also beautiful (you must be proud!) and I love your blog, too. I have all kinds of creative ideas, it's just getting my clumsy hands to make them, that is the problem. =)