Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You learn something new everyday!

Hello, everyone!
I hope you guys are having a good week!

Mine has been spent so far doing some outdoor cleaning.
Monday, I mowed the front lawn, that took most of the morning and Tuesday, cutting bushes, sprucing up my flowers and cleaning my front entrance in general.

Of course, I have been doing all this very early in the morning trying to
avoid being outside later in the day when the temperature hits
the triple digits.

As I finished cleaning the front, I was adding these iron keys I had
bought last week when I noticed something different.

I couldn't figure out what it was, but something didn't look the same.
I still have the same decor outside that I put up back in May.

And then it dawned on me!
The burlap on the wreath looks different! What in the world!
I bought the light cream burlap when I made the wreath and it is not cream anymore!

It has been sitting outside for the last two months and I guess the sun 
in Texas is much stronger that I thought.

I know my front door has taking a beating since we get sun on front of the house most of the morning, and we are getting ready to stain the door soon, but that is just another post altogether.

But, did you know burlap changed colors like this?
I sure didn't!

Look at the difference!

Well, I sure have learned something new this week!
Good thing I will be changing it to Fall decor soon!

Thank you for visiting!


  1. I had a burlap wreath outside too, and it did the same thing! Isn't that odd? Your wreath still looks pretty though, Maria Elena, and I think the keys are cute!

  2. That is quite a difference. It still looks lovely though.

  3. the sun has an amazing "bleaching" power! I hang stained cloth diapers outside to get rid of stain naturally. It's called "sunning"...I think...

  4. Well, you don't have to tea stain this piece, huh? Lol. It is such a pretty shade! Hugs

  5. Hey- you- It reverted to its natural color. The white was most likely a coating that wore away when it was exposed to the elements! I like it in its natural state, too! xo Diana

  6. This is so funny! I can imagine you standing there trying to figure out what was different! I lived in Austin at one time, and I can totally believe the hot Texas sun is capable of fading anything. I had a similar perplexing experience: I have a pot of white hydrangeas on my front porch that my daughter gave me for Mother's Day this year. One day I was sitting there next to them thinking they looked different, and it finally dawned on me the flowers had turned green!


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