Friday, July 22, 2011

The December Project Revisited in July

It must be a cold day in July... The guys came to work on the remaining portion of the Winter /December Project.

The work is being done on the bay window area between floors on the north side of the house.
It was previously covered with cedar shakes.
Insulating foam board was applied over the Tyvek over the plywood to gain additional insulation value in this area.Aluminum flashing was installed over the foam board.

The new shakes are made of the same material as the new siding (Hardie "cement board"), however, 5/16" thick vs the 5/8" thick siding. This difference in thickness allowed us to use the additional 3/4" insulating foam board in this area.

We had hoped they would finish this area in one day, but the 96 degree heat definitely affected the outcome.

So, the Winter Project continues... Stay tuned for future updates.

Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn blog. We'd love to see you in person. Maybe in the fall? Remember, the Plains Peanut Festival is in September and the Andersonville Historic Fair is in October.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Deneen Stoneware Mugs Coming Soon to Americus

Years ago, when we first started looking for a B&B (we've been at the Americus Garden Inn almost 9 years...), we first fell in love with these beautiful mugs made by a company called "Cloth and Clay".
Many people collect these mugs in different styles and colors.
The company is now known as "Deneen Pottery" but the mugs are still the beautiful, HANDCRAFTED, stoneware - MADE IN THE USA!
We are working with Niles Deneen to decide on a style (or two) and a color (or two or three or four). He sent us these samples to experience Deneen mugs first hand. (Yes, the pun was intended...)
This is where we would like your help.
If you collect these mugs, do you have a particular style or color that you collect? If you have never seen these mugs before, please let us know, would you be interested in purchasing one with a beautiful emblem on the front featuring our gorgeous home along with "Americus Garden Inn", of course? Lastly, what color or colors would you like to see?
We truly appreciate your input on this project as the mugs will be for YOU, our wonderful guests and friends. I'm not going to tell you which one is my favorite, but, once I started using it, I haven't switched back to my old mug. You can view all the styles and colors at
Thank you so much for visiting our blog today. We look forward to your comments and suggestions. FYI: Americus Garden Inn Signature Blend coffee tastes even better in a Deneen mug!