10.15.2009

My Fountain of Youth

I finally persuaded Timothy last week, to go with me to Lowes or "Lowells" as he calls it, to purchase my fountain. The perfect place was awaiting its arrival.

After a brief discussion--argument over which one, he wanted the hideous Southwest weird tilted stacked pots one--and I wanted the dark 3 tiered tasteful one. Let's just say I won.

We put it together without incident, which in the Hampton household is nothing short of a miracle.


Here she is:

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I chose plants that like part shade, for which they thanked me. I think they are called "New Guinea Impatients" and they are lovers.

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I added all this lovely granite. I worked for three hours, shoveling it from the side yard, hauling it in a big bucket and carefully spreading it. Where was Tim you ask? at work, praising God, he didn't have to do it.

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I added a few stones in the basin for interest and because HGTV would want me to.

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This is the ugly one, Tim wanted.



I love my fountain, I love sitting in my dining room with the window open listening to its happy bubbly voice.

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7 comments:

Erica said...

LOL to the one Tim wanted.

Your fountain is beautiful! Your backyard is becoming worthy of Phoenix Home and Gardens. I bow to your skills and knowledge.

allicat said...

I'm so happy to hear of the bubbly fountain outside your window. I think it should be a city ordinance that all homes are required to have a soothing fountain in their yards.

I hope it brings you as much mental soothing and happiness as mine does me.

: )

Erica, we know where your decorating gene came from.....

call me said...

Very nice Michelle! That 3 piece Aladdin fountain is hideous, lol! Your backyard gets more amazing by the day.

Allicat did you say mental soothing? I could use one of those, do you think it would fit in my spare bedroom?

Ashley Rae said...

I definitely like yours better.

And you did a great job with the granite! It looks so beautiful :)

This makes me jealous that you're living in the beautiful warmth whilst my city is slowly turning into a glacier.

Chris and Jeri said...

I personally like the triple-urn fountain Tim wanted. :)

It looks beautiful, your yard is already a garden spot. Please come and redo mine.

Jeri says it's a veritable "temple Square" or "Hampton Square" in your case.

PA-lurker said...

For a minute I thought you meant that Tim was praising god at work.

Grandma Kathleen said...

You definitely chose the right fountain. I really like it and the whole landscaped area.