Tuesday, February 20, 2007

my front entrance


We had rain most of yesterday, so taking pictures outside this morning gives such a fresh, clean look to any subject... even my dirty front entrance to our home. Our home is very Southwest on the outside, but very Midwest on the inside. People are always kinda surprised when they see the inside of our home, because it does not match the outside at all.






I wasn't planning to share a story today, but I just couldn't pass this up!
Ok, get this... I was brought up sooo Midwestern/ Scandinavian that the first time I had ever had Mexican food was a year out of high school, back in 1976. I was visiting a friend in LaCrosse, WI... we were out with friends and they all wanted to go for Mexican food. Because I had never had Mexican food before, they said... and I kid you not... "Linda, then you had better order your taco on a bun!" A BUN! And seriously, it was no different than a sloppy joe! But they didn't think I could handle the taco shell! It still cracks me up!


Went to an estate sale a few weeks ago and bought this old green rickety step stool for a dollar... and then later found this green wooden thingy... and put the two together. I'm thinking bird seed... garden tools... whatever.











When you walk through the front entrance, you will see this courtyard on your right. A cute little atrium patio area. Koda & Wiley (our dogs) love to hang out there. Nice & peaceful.

12 comments:

Becca said...

I like it a lot. Especially the green thingies!

ATS said...

mustn't forget that you can always be sure to HEAR Koda and Wiley as well ...

Hillside Garden said...

Linda, your new green stair is great. I also bought me some things at the flea-market this sunday.

Sigrun

Gardener Greg said...

Well I love your entrance way. To me it says "welcome" Just remember its not what's on the outside, it's the inside that counts. A big fancy house with a three car garage with emptiness inside is worthless. I live in a very modest house for my income and people sometimes make comments about it. They ask "why don't you get a bigger house, You can afford it" I think I have more home than house though. :) It's all we need.

I love the stepstool and green thingy too :)

Greg

Britt-Arnhild said...

Scandinavian? Which country????+
Marta will celebrate her 11th birthday with a party for her best friends tomorrow. She'll serve taco :-)

Kentucky Gal said...

now I'm hungry for Mexican...hehe!!
:-D

Jennifer said...

I'm a Northeasterner so we don't have those spanish style homes. But, my inlaws just moved out to AZ from CT a couple of years ago and it's so interesting to me when I go visit them and see all the different architecture out there. Little atriums and courtyards are very prevalent feature of homes out there - something that I absolutely adore. We don't really have that much where I'm from.

I especially love the step stool - post a pic when you have decided what you are going to do with it.

Sandy said...

Thanks for letting us take a peak into your home.
Taco on a bun? LOL! That is so funny :)

mosaic queen said...

Oh, how I wish that I had time to go junque shop'n! I Love your new junque!

VaxGirl said...

Oh, I would love to have a courtyard! That green step stool is great too.

norththreads said...

What a gorgeous place!!!!

Bettsi said...

Taco on a bun! You know now, of course, that WI is probably the only place you could even do that! Dang, that is a funny story! Especially to a Californian like me! Love the green things and the courtyard. I've always wanted a peaceful front hacienda. I hope you get to enjoy it sometimes too.