Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #15 A Basket of Flowers In A Summer Veranda

Happy Friday everyone!..

Today, my inspiration came from Debbie of Confessions of a Plate Addict.

Debbie transformed a beautiful wicker basket and filled it with gorgeous flowers.


This is my creation…

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And here’s Debbie’s….I just love her basket..


I bought this cutie at a yard sale last weekend…

…..and then gave it a wash of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.


I filled the basket with Gerbera Daisies….

…..and crossing my fingers that they are not dessert for deer.


For deer are a common visitor in my yard…


Like this one who visited yesterday…to chill out under the tree in the shade..

…..she just stared at me while I took pics…feeling relaxed and unafraid.




So please Ms. Deer….”PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES”…and Doris Day says so too!!!


Because, I do not want to put a fence around my daisies…like I do for my hydrangeas…



As I know you hold your breath so not to smell the deer repellent…

…..to eat these purple beauties.


I should sit out on the veranda…rocking and sipping my tea,

…..standing guard over my treasured hydrangeas.

However, since that is not always possible…I just hope you are not hungry enough to eat the flowers.


Or maybe I can train the cardinals to stand sentry as they perch on the birdhouse…

…..to warn me that you are near….oh, don’t think so!



I shall just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the flowers…”to smell the roses”…

…hydrangeas and daisies too!


From this “veranda” of mine…where you always hear the birds sing..from the many nests in my ferns!!!

Thanks so much Debbie for my inspiration today….you always wow us with your beautiful creations!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, taking time to relax and smell the roses!

I will be smelling the scent of baseball clay!

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  1. Shirley, I live in the country and you have more wildlife than I do!!!! Last post it was birds and now deer!

    LOVE the gerber daises in the wicker basket!!!! They really were meant for each other.
    You may have to bring them in at night or you the deer might just have a real picnic on your porch!!!

  2. Hi Shirley, Just got to say I love your veranda and yard. I have two Hydrangeas and love them; thankfully we left all the deer in northern Ca., so I don’t have to worry about them-just bunnies. I love all the special pots and yard art!
    Thank you for sharing.
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  3. Your porch just simply says southern US…gorgeous. I love your picnic basket. It’s beautiful. I love the daisies.

    Happy Summer!
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  4. Your basket is beautiful, Shirley, and I adore your back yard! I would love to sit back there with a good book and daydream the day away. 🙂
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  5. I love your flower basket, so bright and colorful. I can’t believe that beautiful little doe was sitting under a tree rather than gorging herself on your beautiful flowering plant all over the yard. The ferns look really nice along your porch.

  6. So pretty, Shirley! Your Gerber Daisies are lovely and you did a great job o transforming the basket! Your deer is so cute- she looks tame! Great idea to protect your Hydrangea!
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  7. I love the daisies in the basket, and your porch is so beautiful with a gorgeous view.That deer sure is cute, I hope the deer find something besides your pretty flowers to munch on.
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  8. Beautiful! I think I’ll come sit a spell and help you keep the deer away. 🙂
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  9. The painted picnic basket full of flowers is so pretty Shirley and makes a lovely centerpiece for your table. Your veranda and back yard are beautiful, perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature!!! Have a great weekend! : )
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  10. I love your daisies … and in that basket … so perfect. I have a picnic basket that I almost just sent to goodwill, but decided to hold onto to use in decor somehow … she might be destine to become a planter. 🙂 And I hear you about MIA … staying focused on the projects and organized enough to blog about them as they happen doesn’t leave time more much else. Hope you’re having a great summer!!
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  11. Your porch is just beautiful with all of your ferns, rockers and flowers. I love to see deer (which I rarely see in my yard) but have heard that they will eat anything. Your hydrangeas are huge! Good thing you put a fence around them. The basket you used to plant your daises is so cute. I like it much better in white.
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  12. Your porch is beautiful, Shirley! I love your basket of flowers!! We could be neighbors as your little deer friend has been sitting in my yard too! I just love them, though. Except when they eat my flowers!! LOL!! Have a great weekend!!~~Angela
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  13. Hi Shirley! I LOVE your porch…so pretty!…and all of your flowers are just gorgeous! I am so glad that you like the basket planter. Mine is on its third summer now. Love the daisies in yours! Thanks so much for the shout out! Hugs…Debbie
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  14. Ooh, your basket of gerberas looks so pretty. I hope it stays that way.

    It looms like we are coming up on a hot week.

  15. Your back yard looks just amazing. I love the deer too!! That basket is just precious.

  16. Hi Shirley! Love your daisies in your wicker basket! Love all your hanging ferns~ such a pretty porch! If I was a deer I’d hang out there too 🙂
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  17. What a perfect addition to your beautiful porch ~ I always love the bright Gerber Daisies! He looks so innocent, not at all like he’s ready to ravage your gorgeous garden!
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  18. This turned out so perfect Shirley, I hope they don’t eat the daisy’s as Doris Day said. Don’t think I am a dork but I love that movie. I am also in love with that chandelier on the front porch. How did I never notice that before! Sorry I have been MIA but I am just starting to feel a tiny bit better and trying to catch up. It is hard for me right now.


  19. I have never had a problem with deer thanks to my dog Bear who frightens the living daylight but is the most gentle caring dog. Ahhh, the smell of clay. good for you…not!
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  20. Stopping by from the Wow Us Wednesdays party. Everything is simply lovely! I pinned your veranda to my Pretty Porches board. I would love to have you join the
    Rock ‘N Share link party too! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch
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  21. the basket is brilliant, the gerbers are so perfect for it. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous, I would definitely stand guard over then! I can’t get mine to bloom this year, what is your secret?
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  22. Rattlebridge Farm says

    Shirley, I’m visiting from Stone Gable today. What a great idea to paint a wicker basket. It’s beautiful. Your porch looks like a breezy, inviting space, and your hydrangeas are HUGE. I love them. Your visitor has a “Who, me? Never!” look on her face. Such a good picture. Have a great weekend!

  23. Such a cute basket that you have painted. I always like gerber daisies – such color. I remember how you put the fence around your hydrangeas. Hope the deer stay away. Enjoy the Fourth.
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  24. Your veranda and gardens are just lovely!
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  25. Love the basket planters filled with such pretty flowers!

  26. I love your basket of flowers! Thanks for sharing on The Creative Home & Garden Hop!
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