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Monday, June 13, 2011

Board#133: Playful Pattern

Hello and Happy Monday to you all! Did you have a nice weekend? I was very happy to have my husband return home after a week away and even more happy when I saw his face (as I spied on him through the window as he drove down the drive) when he clocked the surprise I had planned for him. I asked my parents (avid gardeners!!) to help me do a section of the garden that we've been planning for a while and I just knew Jon's heart wasn't in it (he'd rather be on the golf course!) so thought I'd get it done by the experts... the parents! And I really did have all intentions of helping but it was very limited!! Ok I bought the plants, end of! My Mum travelled for business a few times a year when we were growing up and my Dad would always plan a surprise for her return... like the carpet layers coming in the hour after she'd left for the airport to redo the house and things like that. And whilst I 'm hoping this doesn't have to set a precedent for every time he goes away it was certainly fun to see the reaction. And for someone who doesn't usually react too excitedly to things... he was pretty damn stoked at this. The thought of being saved days slogging it out digging up hideously clay soaked soil did it! And he's spent the rest of the weekend looking out the window like a kid at Christmas... admiring his trees!! That should get me a good few brownie points for some time :-)

Photos from top left; Chevron Floor | Holly Becker of Decor8, Model & Fringed Sandal | Anthropologie
2nd row; Flowers in tin | Steve Steinhardt via Style Me Pretty, Bride against yellow wall | April Smith, Couple against patterned backdrop | Rebecca Rosconi via Once Wed, Patterned terrace house | unknown source
3rd row; Couple | Duston Todd, Succulent Favours | Erin hearts Court, Bouquet | Jose Villa

10 comments:

getrealweddins.com said...

Very lovely inspiration board...thank you for sharing!

Steph {bubblerock} said...

Hahah!! How cute!
And the board is really nice too - I love that combination of colours AND I love patterns! A LOT.

Naomi Goodman said...

This board is so much!! Love the pattern and that image with the two windows...I have it in my saved images because it reminds me of Spain! Love this board! xo

jacin {lovely little details} said...

love the board...

i want to see a pic of the garden! :)

Helena Sofia Photography said...

What an awesome surprise, such a great idea! (I'm devising a way to get my partner to think of this next time I'm away, is that bad ;)?!)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Fun patterns make a great color palette all the better! Love this one. Hope you're having a great day so far! xo, Chrissy.

Paper Moss said...

Love the chevron tile!!! So cute!

postcards and pretties said...

such a pretty and fun board. love the chevron pattern.

Kristi said...

Seriously Kate you are too cute! Love the surprise...and I am sure you will be in good for quite some time ~ hehe!!! This board is calling my name! Of course you know I love that Chevron floor...however, I also saved the picture of the building and those shutters ~ just stunning they are ;-)))Love, love, love this color palette!!!!

xoxo
kristi

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Darling! I adore the contrast here, my dear!

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