Home Decor, Beach Time, Chair Repair and Awesome Amaryllis

I got to spend almost 2 weeks at the beach house after Christmas,

and it was such a wonderful renewal…

nothing broke, there were no crises, worries were left behind…

We had some lovely sunny and warm weather

Everyone loved the new boat

HHjr kept it tied up to what was left of the pier…

We do have a contract for the pier rebuild,

there’s no hurry because the repairs on our big boat

won’t be finished until June at the earliest…

This smaller boat can be kept on a trailer in the driveway until then…

We’re hoping everything will be back to normal by mid summer

The boys had much fun digging a giant hole in the sand

I finally got around to a project I had on my to do list since summer~

Our woven chairs were still in great shape

except the color had worn off in places… yikes!

Nothing that can’t be fixed with a little paint!

I used 3 colors of browns

because there were lots of shades of browns originally…

Much better!

One day I glanced out the kitchen window

and saw a man and a truck full of ladders in the driveway

“Hello, can I help you?” I asked

Oh, hi there! Just call me Santa Claus,” he said…

“I’m here to check on your roof, we plan on redoing it Friday”

“OH!! You are Santa Claus!!” I exclaimed

I was incredibly excited to see him

because during a severe rain storm New Year’s Eve,

the roof started leaking in the corner of the living room!

We packed up and left early Friday morning,

and good thing we did, there were workers, tarps, and trucks all over the place!

It was fun to watch the action from our Ring cameras…

I was so happy to see the tarp covering the pool

But like magic,

by the end of the day

the roof was finished and everything was cleaned up!

Before we left for the beach, I had 3 amaryllis that were just about to bloom

I really wanted to bring them with me, but that would have been a lot of trouble…

I did a little research* and learned that if I gave them a source for ample water,

they just might last until I came back…

Look what I came home too!

The beautiful holly was a gift from my sweet friend CCOG

I used it to help prop up the leaning blooms 😂

The pale pink one is really huge!

It’s almost 3 feet tall!

So Hurricane Sally is in the rearview mirror,

we are so lucky to have a new roof, a new boat, and a new year!

Things are definitely looking up in 2021!

Juicy Details

I bought the amaryllis plants early in December at Trader Joe’s for $8.99 each, such a great price, so be sure to check for them next year

*I set the pots in larger flower pots that I filled with water so the plants could slowly absorb water while I was gone…not sure this is an approved method, but it sure worked for me!

When I touched up the woven chairs, I put the three colors of brown, golden brown, medium brown, and a dark brown, on a palette and dabbed my brush in each color. As I brushed on the paint, the colors mixed as they were applied, causing natural shading and gradual tones.

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

  Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Creative Cumpulsions Friday with Friends

21 Responses to “Home Decor, Beach Time, Chair Repair and Awesome Amaryllis”
  1. Rita C. says:

    What a great way to start the new year! I hope that bodes well for the rest of the year!

  2. Jenna, I know you are so happy to finally have your roof repaired and to finish a project…the chairs look great. The pink amaryllis is stunning. A most unusual morning here with the frozen fog that looks like snow. Happy Wednesday!

  3. I always think that amaryllis are so big and voluptuous, they were probably right at home with the dinosaurs!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a great way to start the new year! I always loved going to the beach in the cold months, it’s so quiet and peaceful. Glad all your repairs are getting done, I know that is a big relief. Sounds like things will be back to normal in time to enjoy the summer at the beach. Let’s hope some of that beach sunshine followed you home!

  5. I love your drawing of the Amaryllis …gorgeous. You captured the depth of color and the majesty of their construction. So glad you had a lovely time and managed to get things repaired and accomplished at the cottage. Great way to start the New Year! Hugs, Sandi

  6. Martha says:

    I’m so glad you had a nice relaxing time at the beach house. Glad the roof has been taken care of too. Love the beautiful flowers, they are really gorgeous, and your painting is amazing!

  7. Oh, you ARE productive! And such fun with your family! The blue skies, the wonderful new boat and now the roof! You must be over the moon! You needed R&R and you got it in spades.I’m so happy for you!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    So happy for you that your roof is fixed and you have new boat to enjoy, with beautiful blooming flowers to boot! YEA! Enjoy! 😄

  9. Mary says:

    A wonderful beginning to 2021 Jenna! I know a new roof much be a huge relief to you ♥

  10. Sheen May says:

    Hi, im happy you managed to sort out the roof issues and got your holiday in. I don’t know how you manage to do it but you are really talented and seem to use your time well.

    Also your chairs look great

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