Monday, July 23, 2012

Der Window Boxes

Started with the window box that the hubs built.  We added a cut out heart to match the spindle/boards on the balcony.  I used the Austrian plate as inspiration; found it for $2 at my local Goodwill!  My family is from both Bavaria and Switzerland, so the chalet/folk painting is very similar. 

The man installing 'em.  We still want to add more wood, board n batten on the lower half of the house, but I couldn't wait to see what they looked like.  Good thing you can't see his expression... let's just say he was less than thrilled to install the boxes in 90 degree weather :/

Of course they still need flowers added, but there they are, in all their glory... Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!

Even the deer took notice.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hope Haus

Working on adding little German touches to the house in Hope, The Hope Haus.  We added pavers to the courtyard, which was previously bark, placed a chiminea among some seating.... soon we will plant hops.

Our little 'Biergarten'..

Also in progress is the application of wood boards to the front of the house.  We completed the garage.

Eventually we would like to wrap the wood around the whole bottom half of the house to give it more of a chalet look.  I have wood flower boxes in the works... so check back:) Auf Wiedersehen!