Friday, August 2, 2013


with Alison at the Polohouse

are you like me and thinking we need a new gate?
well...this is the weekend!!!  
the fence is done and we are now waiting on cute carpenter man to design our gate
he is worth the wait!

this is how the gate looked when we bought 822 that leads into the backyard
so charming

(I was a BIG to my LITTLE Katy --Big Brothers Big Sisters-- when she was in Kindergarten-3
she took her senior pictures this year at our front door)
I would love to include some kind of iron work on our back gate to carry out the look
we talked about a speakeasy..but do you want to open your little bitty door to the alley?
and say
"hi you people in the's the trash dumpster look today?"

lovely examples all over pinterest nation!
but no such place to get iron done around here...all the welders are busy on 
the oil rigs
if I lived in a horse house like Alison!
would this not work???

or a fantasy zen garden like Loi..yes please

we've lived in a construction zone
for 3 years
where step by step

we've made some spectacular progress
although it seemed not many many weeks!

 finally....we are down to the gate!

I'm thinking something along these lines

we shall 
as they say

I'll keep you posted!


Anonymous said...

I like your choice!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I so love your home and the work you've put into it! We've been in our home for 18 years now, and we finally have it the way we want. The only thing left to do is to have exposed beams installed and we're set! Dear heart, thank you for coming to visit with such kind words! Music, art and poetry...that's what I love.

HAVE FUN and everything is so gorgeous! Anita

NanaDiana said...

Great choice. You are doing a great job with your place. There is nothing better than a great garden gate. xo Diana

Leslie said...

Beautiful home and garden.. I like the iron and a Zen garden is wonderful. Everything looks great Gina!

helen tilston said...

I have no doubt you will choose a winning gate for your home. How rewarding to build your own special home
Helen xx

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

I love a garden gate! I'm sure yours will be fabulous. Can't wait to see :)

Heather - New House New HOme said...

I love those old iron gates too, Gina. But I think the stately shape of the wood gate you've chosen suits your home (which I think of as a chateau).

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

3 years? Wow! You are a trooper!! But look at all that progress: beautiful! Thanks for the shout out :) My garden is far from zen at the moment. Needs a whole lot of whacking back!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a beautiful choice. Your home is lovely and truly worth the wait.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Gina,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT! What you said in your comment is a "poet's" dream - that we MOVE the reader. THANK YOU! And I hope your gate is coming along!!!! Anita

HolleyGarden said...

I can't wait to see the final design that you and the carpenter man decide upon. I love your inspiration pic. Hooray for the fence being completed, too!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Gina!

Your front door is amazing, and your daughter is beautiful too!
You've made so much progress I can see and yes, I would love that split Dutch door. We had one in our kitchen growing up, but they are much better in a garden. We learned the hard way that they let the flies in when it is your kitchen door!

Cannot wait to see how it all turns out. Keep us posted!

Stacy Curran said...

Those are all so beautiful! Our gate keeps breaking in the winter storms...such a pain!!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz com sua presença! Seu blog é lindo e inspirador!!!
Obrigada,volte sempre.
Beijos Marie.

Marissa said...

Oh if I could walk a mile in your shoes...
I would love being in construction for 3 years, I would love picking out gates, and colors to fabrics lucky,lucky you.

Geneva said...

You guys have created the most amazing home and's been a joy to watch (even through your worst construction experiences). Your new gate will be just as PERFECT as everything else y'all have done.

Fashion-isha said...

Great photos! Thanks for visiting!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You are putting amazing work into your home and it's making it absolutely breathtaking. Hard work pays off :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said... have come along the idea for your gate..

sparklegem said...

I like that gate style you've chosen. I look forward to seeing the final result!