Friday, August 7, 2009

The Backyard

This is the last of my new home (hopefully) tour, until we close and move in. Here is a shot of the back of the house. The porch is really nice for some chairs and end tables. But is really too narrow to place a dining table on. We love to dine outdoors, so we have some plans I will show you at the end of this post. You can see that there is LOTS of room for improvement in the landscaping.

Standing on the back porch looking out into the yard. At the back of the property is a hill. Beyond that is farmland that you can see from the upstairs windows. I am not sure if we own the bank or not. If we do, I will have fun landscaping that...maybe a waterfall into a pond?

There is a little willow tree straight ahead in the photo below. Can't you picture that all grown up, creating shade and a couple of wicker chairs under it?


More of the back yard...you can see some small mountains in the distance. Click on any picture to enlarge.


NOW!! This is what I would like to do in the back yard eventually. A pergola and a fireplace.




With some flowering vines growing up it....



So that's it for the home tour. We have company visiting right now, so I will be back in a few days. I am going to have to start packing soon. Plus I think I am going to have that yard sale. Once we close on the house I am going to start cleaning and painting it. The plans are to stay in this house for a month or so, while we are working on the other. Of course, the plans are always subject to change.
This is going to be quite a ride. Are you all hanging on tight?
Welcome Home,
Penny

30 comments:

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Penny,

Your new home is beautiful. Oh - what fun you are going to have with a blank pallet to create your decorating magic. I look forward to watching your progress.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Erin

Beverly said...

What a pretty back yard. Any plans on expanding the porch? Can't wait to see all the changes you make.

Bella said...

It looks like so much fun - what a great place to get to turn into your own.

Anonymous said...

I'll say it again - Wow!! I can already see the pergola and fireplace. Please keep up the updates.

Debbie V.

Shelia said...

Oh, Penny! I'm getting so excited for you! The back of the house is so beautiful! Love your yard and I know you'll make it wonderful! Can you sleep at night? I know I wouldn't be able to...I'd be moving in in my head!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jennifer Froh said...

Your ideas for the yard are fabulous!
It really looks like it has so much potential!! How exciting!!!
Hugs, Jen

enchanting cottage said...

WOW~~~ I love it! You have so much room to do what ever it you want and still have room for more. I love your back porch also.
Ginger

Brenda said...

I can't wait to watch you decorate it! You need Robert to build your pergola. I wish he'd get started on mine. Instead he's been arranging and rearranging rock for the landscaping.
Brenda

bj said...

O, what fun you are in for. It is going to be so exciting...and my money rides on you won't wait a whole MONTH before moving into your dream home!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm hanging onto my seat anticipating a fun ride!:>) I know you make this house beautiful and we get to watch it all:>) Fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There looks like lots of room to do all kinds of neat things and you always have great ideas! I know you will enjoy it! Hope it's not REAL far from me!

Sandra said...

Oh Penny! Your new home is fabulous! The pergola and fireplace would be beautiful there too. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Cindy said...

Still loving those mountains in the distance. Can't wait to follow along.

Elyse said...

oh, penny! it is beautiful and your ideas will be amazing!!!

warmest congratulations!

xo

Pamela said...

Love y our ideas Penny! We so want to build...well have one built...a pergola and outdoor fireplace. That is funny to say when it it is 100 outside right now but it really does get cold during the winter in Htown. L

Mimi Sue said...

My seatbelt is fastened! Glad it's you and not me for the move. BUT if you can do a few things before you move in it should be easier. Mimi

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm so excited for you Penny! What a wonderful new house to play in! I can imagine so many wonderful things in the yard too. Please keep those pictures coming! ☺ Diane

Susan said...

Penny, your new home is beautiful! A fresh start for all your creativity and great decorating ideas...how exciting! I LOVE your ideas for the backyard...fantastic! Susan

Lee Laurie said...

Penny,
I love the backyard. So much potential! I can already see your pergola and fireplace. It will be so cozy!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Poeslandia said...

Congratulations .. and a wonderful blog. Carried and keep them in my garden .. return and a true pleasure, LisaLink: http://poeslandia-ilmiogiardino.blogspot.com/

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Hi Penny,
What a beautiful home and how exciting! I know you have all kinds of wonderful ideas inside and out. Enjoy your time off, and happy packing!

Hugs,
Donna

TattingChic said...

Hi! Your back yard is lovely and big! The post just previous to this one is lovely too! What a beautiful home your are getting into! :)

Pondside said...

I'm sure you have a good collection of landscaping ideas in a scrap book! We are having fun at our place now that we have a deer fence. We're seeing things in the garden now that were always previously nipped by the deer.
Have fun packing!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love that you have a porch Penny. As I was peeking through you photographs, I was imagining what beautiful things you will do with flowers and other touches. Your ideas for a fireplace and portico are lovely. A blank canvas already landscaped, I can only imagine.

Karen

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Penny,
Wow, great backyard!I could see the fireplace too in your yard.What fun to dream and create.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gorgeous backyard, Penny! I am certain that you will make it glorious. Such views! LOVE YOUR NEW HOME!!!

xxx
becky

LW said...

It all is just so wonderful…
I can’t wait until you move in and get started…

Louise

Dianne @ Poof Happy Home said...

You really have a LOT of Space to play...!!! And I know you will have so much fun doing it. Don't work too hard and do try to get some sleep...:):):)
Hugs,
Dianne

Adrienne said...

Hi, Penny -
I'm just back from vacation and trying to catch up with my blog friends. I LOVE your new home and backyard. I'm having a bit of trouble with jealousy but I'll just have to enjoy it through you, my friend! I can't wait for you to work your magic and share it with us. So glad to hear things are moving along in the right direction and that you will soon be making this wonderful place home for you and your dear ones.
~Adrienne~

Sarah said...

Love your inspiration ideas and you have a nice space with which to work. Good luck with each of these projects. ~ Sarah