Saturday, August 31, 2019

August In Asti



Once the construction got to be too much, we packed our bags, the cat and dog and headed to Asti for the entire month of August.


The month started out fun and relaxing with family visiting, but then we had our well go dry for a day.  Scary!  It ended up being a broken pipe in the driveway which we had to dig up and repair.
Then came the hot days.  107 degrees hot!


Then deer somehow got on the property and ate all the roses!
Good thing we were there because they would have eventually eaten everything!


Did I mention the rattlesnake?
Yep, right behind one of the chaises by the pool.
Mr. A took care of that, thank goodness!


We've never spent more than 4 days at a time in Asti, so this was a real treat!
I spruced up a few places like the sitting area in the pool house with a new outdoor rug and pillows.


The living room got a refresh as well.
Nothing major, just a few new trays, candles and flowers.


Fresh cut olive branches are always a good idea!

 The dining room also got a refresh.
I found another hide for the table, just like the one at home.
I also brought out my majolica to display on the hutch.
Perfect for fall.

Best of all, we finally replaced the uncomfortable pine ladderback chairs with French linen chairs.
They are a game changer!

Being in Asti the month of August has been both relaxing and productive.
We head home next week to oversee the construction.
Rumor has it our cabinets will be delivered!

Stay tuned...

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9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Your home is lovely. Thank you for sharing. And I love how you placed a candle inside a hurricane and added moss. Clever!

Rhonda said...

What an adventurous time at Asti!! It's such a peaceful, serene place. I'm sure it brought you much needed rest and relaxation!

Lynn said...

Beautiful! What breed is your little white fur Baby? It looks exactly like my Bichon/Yorkie mix.

Sarah said...

I always find your posts on Asti to be like a little visual vacation. I think I would want to spend the entire summer there. You've created a paradise! Love the new chairs, but you'd find me out by the pool on one of those lounge chairs. Happy September!

Sarah said...

I always find your posts on Asti to be like a little visual vacation. I think I would want to spend the entire summer there. You've created a paradise! Love the new chairs, but you'd find me out by the pool on one of those lounge chairs. Happy September!

vignette design said...

Our fur baby is a Maltese/terrier mix. We love him to pieces!

Maria C said...

A rattle snake! Yikes! The Asti home is a visual treat, and you have certainly put your stamp on it. Love the round tray in the Pool Sitting Area. Everything seems very peaceful. What a wonderful retreat!

Karen said...

It's so beautiful, I would never want to leave! Rattlesnakes are scary. We get them when it's been really dry. Where did you purchase the hide on the table? It's exactly what I've tried to find with no luck.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love all the things you did to freshen up...so pretty.

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