Sunday, July 5, 2009

You must see…


What we salvage when we machete the back yard…


Amazing riches…


sometimes called yard waste.


family room 001-1



family room 004-1


family room 007-1



family room 003-1


“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.”


~Henry David Thoreau



Cheap is good…


works for us.

50 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Beautiful bouquet, and the rooms not to bad either.

The Bliss Journey said...

Just beautiful. I love the tropical foliage that we have here.
Kathleen

MissBliss said...

I love this kind of "floral arrangement"! In fact I've spotted them in major design magazines, too... ;)

blushing rose said...

Exquisite. TTFN ~ Marydon

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

An arrangement, hardly. But oh the joy of bringing in armfuls of macheted "strays"!

A collection in every room. Weeds look beautiful in a vase, too! Really!!

Chris said...

You just said you "machete" your backyard. Now I KNOW we live in different areas!

P.S. I LOVED your commment today! I read it to my husband, and we both laughed! Too cute!

Laura Trevey said...

Cheap is Always good!!
They look Beautiful ~~~

Things That Inspire said...

What a crisp, clear picture - not only is the subject matter beautiful, but the photographer is very skillful!

Coastal Nest. said...

WOW!! I pay lotsa money for your yard waste up here!!
love it girl-
Lisa

Maya said...

Cheap IS good. Just love how simple beauty can be.

Cobalt Violet said...

I am inspired to go to the flower market and turn my dry desert weather condo into an urban tropical paradise!! Thanks!

Cote de Texas said...

so NOT fair!!!!! you are bragging!! hahah!!! - you have a yard others just dream about. one day I'm going to move into that guest house, after I kick your mom out that is. would she care? I'm terrible. ok I won't kick her out, ill ask her to leave, nicely. seriously I think you have the prettiest yard of all the bloggers.

Sharon said...

This is not bad at all. In fact, if you never mentioned macheting the garden, I'd have thought you only went on to compose a beautiful tropical bouquet!

Kathi said...

Beautiful yard waste! I miss being able to go outside and get these!
Don't you just LOVE Coastal Living!
I'm gathering ideas for my dollhouse here, there and everywhere!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

My saying is "Cheap is good, but free is best!" Love how they look!!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to grow flowers like that here, but I don't think I'd like the heat and humidity that's required. And I really love the large glass bottle in the background of one of your photos!

Joyce said...

Oh my stars- I can only imagine having this beauty at my finger tips!! Enjoy my friend. xoxo

for the love of a house said...

Gorgeous! The only way I can 'not' be green with envy is to imagine that I see a little lizard on one of the leaves.....ahh- there, I feel much better now!
And yes- cheap is good, and free is better!

And I love the room the flowers are in... I want to see more of the room, please!! Love the hats on the wall; love the bookcase; love the map!! More, please!!

Ivy Lane said...

"Yard waste" huh.... welll, I am jealous!!!

Happy Monday! :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Waste not....

susan said...

I'm not even sure what this is, but I love the clippings! I also love that bookcase in the background--looks like a room filled with treasures!

Blue Muse said...

Oh you have all my favorite elements going on here... gorgeous yard clippings (warts as you say hehe) straw hats, maps and Henry David Thoreau - what a PERFECT start to my day!
I want to see more of your dreamy house!
xo Isa

Deborah said...

So pretty! LoVe! I truly should be living in machete land.

Haven and Home said...

I wish I had that in my back yard, looks fabulous!

Renee Finberg said...

isn't it great your throw-aways are so fabulous ??

xx

Stereos and Souffles said...

I love using cuttings from my yard as a centerpiece.

Stephanie said...

oh! that would look soooo good in the Mango Studio!

anita said...

yeah amazing!
your livin the lifestyle linda and livin it just right!

Love Where You Live said...

Lovely blog! While the flowers are wonderful, I enjoyed glimpses of what was behind . . . like the hats hanging on the wall, and the map and globes. cheers, -susan

Linda/"Mom" said...

* "B*E*A*U*T*I*O*U*S, my friend"!!! *

Linda in AZ *

Denise @ A Room With A View said...

Works for me! You're lucky to have such beautiful leave behinds!

Renae said...

I likey!!! Beautiful, certainly brings joy to the room!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Thanks y'all!! And trust me...I am NOT bragging. This is just a teensy bit of the machete bounty (and PLENTY of the bounty is yellow or dried...or full of prickers...or ANTS. BULLANTS.Oy)

But I love bringing it in to enjoy nature's grace!

...Palms and phillies last for weeks. As do gingers and heliconias. Hibiscus don't survive the day. Pansies.

Behind the flowers is the family room...all sorts of family livin' going on here. Really. All sorts.

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, so right!

Pearl Maple said...

We are spoiled in the tropics with such beautifully coloured plants that grow so quickly.

Your home is looking just lovely as a backdrop too.

vicki archer said...

Fantastic machete work! I love your arrangement Linda, xv.

Lauren said...

gorgeous!!! WOW ok, i need to go & see more pic of your house again!!
xoxo

ps- my little guy's actual bday is July 9th too!!! (we just did the party on the 4th!! :)

texasdaisey said...

Wow! Cheap is great. What cool salvage.
Debbie

somepinkflowers said...

along with the yard*waste
i love the map
on your wall

:-)



well,
i would...

farmhouse wares said...

Ahhh Thoreau...so smart. I love all those hats on your wall. Nice touch.

Maria Killam said...

Wow, you live in an amazing place! That stunning bouquet is very expensive where I live :)

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

It is nice to have a machete. I've had one that I purchased in Mexico years ago. Really helps with the tough palms. Love your photos with the pale blue map in the background. Just beautiful!
Cheers!
Ry

roostreehouse said...

Hi, I'm just gonna sit here, under the map, after I take a good book outta the cabinet, and gaze in wonderment at what a machete can do to add flair to an already marvelous room.
JUST LOVELY!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

sealaura said...

beautiful pictures Linda and I am all about the cheap! how do you get your pictures to look so big on your blog?

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, it's gorgeous. Every time I come to your blog, I sigh and wonder why I'm living HERE and not THERE where everything is so beautiful. Someday... :-)

Lisa (aka) French said...

Amazingly simple and yet so exotic and elgant....sigh....French;)

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

...heaven in your home -- beautiful!

dec0r8or said...

DuDE! Do you have enough people reading this blog or what?! lol! Well, it just goes to show you that good pictures and lovely sentiments will get you everywhere! :) I love the third pic down...with the bookcase and hats blurred in the background. I also wish I could claim some of your yard waste to throw in a vase on MY table! :)

Ms. Tee said...

Beautiful! So is your house, Linda. It needs to be in a magazine. :)

The Tulip Lady said...

LOVING that quote!

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