Tuesday

~Chandelier, Water Pump & Flowers~

ow6 An Endless Summer Hydrangea, in our garden, color enhanced in Photoscape editing program.

Our Endless Summer Hydrangeas are showcased, today, along with other plants, an outdoor chandelier, and an old pump.

We have two Endless Summer Hydrangeas, next to the patio. They are beginning to bloom and putting on quite a show.

Outdoor_Wednesday Stop by A Southern Daydreamer, for beautiful gardens throughout the land of blog, each Wednesday.

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ow12a An old water pump we bought at a country auction, many years ago.

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ow17 We remade an old light fixture, from our home on the farm. It was “antique” brass. After the wiring was removed, the metal was spray painted satin black. I use chunky Colonial Candles, for this outdoor chandelier.

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71 comments:

Rowan said...

The chandelier and the hydrangeas are lovely but my favourite is the old water pump, what a great thing to have in your garden.

Cathy said...

Oh Pat...I am just pea green with envy over your stunning hydrangea. One day before I die...I am going to grow them in my yard.

Your outdoor chandelier is just the cutest thing...my head is already spiining with thoughts of how to make one for myself.

You always have the greatest ideas!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Enjoy your day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Just a little something from Judy said...

Visiting this blog is far better than opening one of my favorite new magazines! It is absolutely gorgeous!! Your photography and your decorating sense just bless my days. Thank you so much for sharing all of your beauty with us. Truly, I enjoy every visit!

Happy To Be said...

GM Pat...All your photos are just awesom my friend...You have the magic touch with a camera...Now girl that Chandy just make my heart skip a beat...Ooooh I just ♥ it my friend...just beautiful...I have one and now I know what I will do with it...thats why I love blogland I see so many wonderful idea here...thanks...May you have a great day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

imjacobsmom said...

Morning Pat, Wonderful shots of my favorite flowers. Jacob is the pump fan in our family. I had to buy him one from Fleet Farm when he was little. He is an old soul stuck in a young boy. I'll have to give the Skirted Roundtable a try - it's getting rave reviews around blogland. Thanks for the heads up. ~ Robyn

Janie's World said...

The pictures of your hydrangeas are beautiful. They are becoming my favorite flower. So intricate and abundant, beautiful color and simply beautiful. I think you captured them perfectly.

salmagundi said...

I'm envious of anyone with hydrangeas in their yard. Some of the prettiest ones I have ever seen was somewhere northeast of St. Louis in a little river town. Yours are beautiful, as well. Sally

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful Pat! I love hydrangeas & seem to be addicted to them. Everytime I go to the nursery, I want to bring home more!

Loved the chandy makeover. What a great idea!

☺♥☺ Diane

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Pat! Oh, look at your gorgeous hydrangeas! I love these. I bought one this year and have it in a pot and so far no more blooms, but I do see new growth. So maybe I can grow this! I love them so.
Love the old pump and that chandelier - just perfect!
Hope your week is going well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

I love everything you showcased today but especially the chandy.
Your flowers are beautiful...

niartist said...

OMG! Pat, your hydrangeas are gorgeous! They're among my all-time faves! If I could get them to grow - I'd have as many as I could fit. That chandelier is beautiful too! I can't wait to see your garden once summer has kissed it for a few more weeks - it's going to be AMAZING!

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

Those hydrangeas are just beautiful and I LOVE the chandelier...perfect!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just lovely, lovely, lovely! The hydrangea pics are breathtaking. I love the water pump, it reminds me of the one at my Gramps/Grams old farm. That was the coldest water you could ever imagine coming from that pump. We kids used to fight over who would do the pumping. LOL

And that chandy just rocks. Now I will have to be on the lookout for an outdoor chandy for my back deck. Thx so much for sharing!

Barb

Mary said...

Oh Pat, your hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous! Love the pump and the chandelier, too. You have the magic touch when it comes to decorating. (And gardening and photography, too!) ;)
xoxo,
Mary

Brenda said...

Now you gotta love that title of yours today, Pat! Made me very curious! I also like the texture of that old pump. I can almost feel the warmth of the sun on its black surface. Texture is my new "pretty."
Brenda

Terri and Bob said...

What a cool idea for the chandelier. I love it. I looked at a light system for the table and it was $60. And, I'll bet it wasn't even half as romantic as that chandelier!

JKW said...

I always check out what you are doing (follow you on my site). I love the whole site from the flowers, to the lake, to the food, and especially your visitors. You have exceptional taste. I was looking forward to a cloche party, excited in fact. Then I am puzzled why would anyone have a 'glass' hat party? Could it be felt? They mostly were in the 1920s -- my favorite era. Blessings, Jan

Cote de Texas said...

Pat - thank you so much for this! It is so sweet of you to mention The Skirted Roundtable. Go look at my blog on the left hand column - !!!!

thanks again so very very much.
Joni

Kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos Pat! One day I hope to learn more about photography so my photos will look better.

Hugs!
Kat

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Pat! Your hydrangea photos are gorgeous....no, they ae magnificent! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Sandra said...

I love what you did to the chandelier! The hydrangeas are stunning too!
Blessings,
Sandra

Tammy518 said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! They're one of my favorite flowers, but some reason I had never planted any until a couple of weeks ago. We planted a couple of Endless Summer babies in our backyard and I can't wait until they're lush and full like yours.

I love the old pump and your chandy redo also. Happy OW!

Domestic Designer said...

The hydrangeas are just beautiful! I love the outdoor chandelier.

ellen b said...

Your hydrangeas are amazing. I really enjoyed seeing them. Love your outdoors!

ButterYum said...

Lovely, lovely!

Kammy said...

Hi Pat !
Love your hydrangeas ! I never have seen that color here in Colorado..only white ones. So pretty , of course you are the greatest photographer ! I love your antique pieces - they are great black...I will remember this !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Jadehollow said...

Pat.. I always look so forward to your posts.. Your photography is stunning as well as your subjects.
You always manage to leave me in awe everytime.
Thanks so much for sharing your talented skills and beautiful gardens with us all.
Debbie

Tootsie said...

it's all so beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

The light is wonderful, I love, LOVE it!!!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I'm in love with the color of those pink hydrangeas. Beautiful!

Carrie said...

Beautiful pictures!! The chandelier is very pretty.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, those hydrangeas are gorgeous! One of my favorite flowers. The chandelier is just so smart, and now I want an old pump in my yard. Inspiring post, as always. laurie

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

I am quite envious of your hydrangeas. Time for me to start researching hydrangeas! Thanks for sharing.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

The pump is such a nice touch and the flowers..., oh if only I had a green thumb like that. It's so gorgeous.

Lori E said...

The pictures are really good shots. Clear and crisp. It must have been the perfect time of day for picture taking. Not to mention the photographers know how.

Linda Merrill said...

Thank you so much for your kind mention of The Skirted Roundtable! I so appreciate it!!

stefanie said...

i am jealous, i love hydranges, but i dont have enough shade, so i will just enjoy yours.

Suzanne@NotesfromthePatch said...

I love hydrangea -they're so photogenic. Beautiful pictures! Since mine here in CA are about gone, I enjoyed yours. Thanks for sharing.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You aren't kidding. Your hydrangea are putting on a show. This is a beautiful variety I'm not familiar with. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

hip chick said...

That hydrangea is beautiful. I have been thinking of getting some and your pictures may have just pushed me over the edge.

Becky K. said...

Our hydrangea are very young and just about ready to bloom. Hope they are as pretty as yours in a few years.

Your water pump is so cool. That says "country summer" to me. When I was a kid my best friend lived on a farm and we used a real one to clean up before entering the house.

"Blossom" said...

That chandlier is to die for. So lovely. My hydrangeas are just starting to open. YOurs are awesome.

Rue said...

Good morning Pat :)

and here I thought I was so brilliant by taking out my chandelier guts LOL

Your hydrangeas are beautiful and I love that water pump!

Oh and congratulations to Xanti :)

hugs,
rue

jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, Your hydrangeas are so beautiful. I haven't planted any yet but I love them. Your photos are lovely. The pump and the chandelier are both a great addition to your garden and porch. You come up with thr best ideas for an original decorating idea.

The lady that owns the antique shop I featured, sent me an email about three items I post from St. Charles. (I notified her when I featured her shop.) They were from her shop. Oops. I have been so many places I mixed the photos up. St. Charles followed our visit there. LOL. I fixed it by adding them to her post. I am still smiling about it.

Hugs...Jeanne

Kris said...

Pat, I love your blog. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! Mine never put on a show like that!
My daughter is getting married here at our home next June, and I am sure going to try to get mine lush like that!
Love your black table, and wondered, aside from signing up for JCPenney emails, how do you find out about the Wed. deals?
Thanks so much.
Kris
email is Szyhmkr@aol.com

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Your hydrangeas are pretty in pink! :-) Like very much the blacks on the pump and the light fixtures. Very nice with the pinks. :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful. love that chandelier.
Glenda

Mary said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos. Your hydrangeas are breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Have a wonderful day.

KayC. said...

Great post!
Great photos!
Have a great "OW"!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Simply stunning, Pat!!!!!!!!!!

Barb

LauraBeth said...

Can't wait till our pink hydrangeas get as big as yours. We just put them in this spring, so thanks for showing me what we've got to look forward to! Great pics!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Beautiful hydrangeas! We can't grow them at the beaches here in Florida, so I always enjoy seeing photos of them.

Your chandelier is inspiring, I'm going to take a look around the garage and see what I can come up with!

Still Learning said...

Your Hydrangeas are so beautiful. They are in my top five fav flowers and I can't believe I don't have a single one planted. What's wrong with me? I just have to plant some. They are so beautiufl. All of your photos were beautiful!!

Jennifer

Katherinellen said...

You Hydrangeous just Gorgeous....I love all your ides..water pump and chandelier are pretty in your patio...Great photos..I enjoyed this post..Happy Outdoor Wednesday..Katherinellen

Mary said...

Oh My!!...Your hydrangeas are gorgeous...they are fast becoming one of my favorite plants.
All your photos are beautiful!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

Kristine said...

What's your secret for your hydrangeas? I am too embarassed to post a picture of mine! Your garden is SO PRETTY.

Kristine

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

One day I hope to get a hydrangeas? Just lovely as always Pat!

Sharon said...

Your Hydrangea is just beautiful.
Mine is still trying to bloom and I think it needs a little sunshine and warmer weather.
I also wanted to thank you for your recipes,corn,potato salad and ribs.
I made them for my family this weekend and I got so many comments on how delish every thing was. So I must say thanks to you.
Loved them.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat - Your hydrangeas are wonderful. I need to plant some in our yard.

Yesterday I was in All About Home picking up a couple of things. You would have been so pleased to hear all of the wonderful things she said about you! She is so delightful.

My daughter bought me a cloche with a stand from there for my birthday. I am so excited to see the posts that are coming. I have a little something in mine now but I am sure I will see some great ideas.

Take care and thanks for your lovely post.

Charla

Heather said...

Your hydrangeas are absolutely breath taking. They are my absolute favorite and someday I would love to fill my yard with them. What a neat old water pump and chandelier!!! I have an old chandelier I will have to try that with!
Heather:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful pics, Pat! All your flowers look so pretty. My hydrangeas were all lush too until the heat got to them already. We've had some hot sun & they are starting to get parched a little, which I hate to see, but they are tough plants.

Love Bears All Things said...

It was a joy to visit in your garden today.
Mama Bear

Cindy said...

Beautiful hydrangeas, Pat. They are my favorite next to Lilacs. What a fabulous idea, your outdoor chandelier. It is so great looking! Hugs ~cindy s~

Beth at Aunties said...

Pat,
Your water pump, chandlier and the gorgeous pictures of your hydrangeas are simply superb! Loved it all!

Beth~♥

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Pat! Lovely post as always, I'm especially loving the made over outdoor light/candle holder. Have a wonderful day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Don't you just love how they change color as they mature. Great idea for the chandelier. Hope you enjoy today.

Rose Mary said...

Hi Pat! I hope you're enjoying this beginning to summer. If MO is getting a cooler summer, I hope some of the cool air drifts down our way!

Those hydrangeas are just gorgeous. Once our porch is finally finished, I hope to plant some in front of it.

I love that old water pump. What a great find!

sophie dahy designs said...

Although we have many hydrangeas in our yard, we put in our first "Endless Bloom" plant last year. We love it and are going to plant some more!

RobinfromCA said...

I have the same hydrangea and adore it! I love your chandelier and water pump! Your backyard looks so inviting and beautiful.

Kim said...

I love your hydrangeas. Mine are just starting to bloom. It's the first time & I am so excited. I love the water pump!!!

Light and Voices said...

Oh my gosh, Pat. I love how you took the wiring out and put candles in the chandelier. What a neat idea to put it outside!
Joyce M