Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Balcony Bliss

There are so many things we want to do with our balcony, but the first thing to do was clean it. It looked like it hadn't been used/cleaned in years, so there was some serious scrubbing to be done. Too bad I don't have a 'before' picture, because it really is gleaming now!We've attempted to eat several meals out here (combating wasps is next on our agenda), read several hundred pages, had phone conversations, and even a pedicure has already happened on our newly cleaned balcony! I'm even tempted to do a sleep-out night like this now that I know it's actually had a deep clean...This winter we plan to hang a bird feeder in the tree tops just past the railing. We might even put up the flower boxes along the railing and plant some hardy winter plants. Realistically, I think the flower boxes won't happen until next spring.
Meanwhile we'll just enjoy our collection of dahlias on the windowsill, courtesy of our downstairs neighbor's garden.


Allison said...

Finially we have some nice weather so sitting outside has become quite pleasant. It really is such a delight for me to watch the birds in the winter flittering in and out, I never cease to be amazed by them.

Oh... new sewing machine, how fun! Have you sewn before? If not, if you get frustrated, don't "throw in the towel" too soon. Happy creating!

Barb said...

Love all the dahlias in the various bottles. Ever since Sara Crumlich did that for her wedding with the different antique bottles on the window as you go down the stairs (remember that?) I have loved that look. How cheerful. Your balcony looks great. How inviting!!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

How lovely to be able to raid your downstairs neighbor's garden!! All the balconies in my building here in Berlin are bizarrely bare... I think I'm the only one growing something! It's strange!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

ooh - loving your enormous ENORMOUS balcony! Your ledge on that window looks super cool, too.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Yay for balconies! I am planting a little garden on my roof terrace today!

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