Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
What do you do when the top of your bird bath breaks? Well, when a lovely friend emails you an idea about turning a bowling ball into a gazing ball-you do just that.
Yes-we happened to have a few bowling balls lying around-doesn't everybody? (I guess hubby found them and brought them home. I guess I've taught him right!) I found a can of gold spray paint that's at least 10 years old. You are suppose to prime your bowling ball (I didn't, but I thinks it'll be okay), then paint it on one side, then the other, repeat. Then tada-a gazing ball, looking oh so lovely in my under the deck flower garden.
Thank you, Rhonda, for the idea.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Again-Goodwill has been good to me this week.
I stopped in to take a peak almost every night when I was in town for Bible school. I was quite tickled with the 'antique' spools I found, as I love sewing notions. The nine of them were six dollars-more than I usually spend in there-but I didn't mind, I felt they were worth it. And the lovely green well used Pyrex dish was 99 cents. After much cleaning and dishpan hands, I think it's quite lovely in spite of the scratches.
I'm adding these photos to the Goodwill hunting group (as you might imagine, I have a lot of photos to add to this group) and the Pyrex in action group on Flickr (which I am really enjoying-by the way).
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Then I picked up these tin containers at Dollar General for a dollar a piece. Over the years I've had to throw out some and replace them because they rusted. Before I planted them...
I decided where I wanted the boxes to sit, hammered in some nails that had little heads, sat the the tin on the nail and scratched the paint a little to mark it and then drilled holes. After the tins were planted I slid the nails into the holes (which double as drainage!). This prevents the wind from knocking the plants off:) I also made a flower container from a paint can as well as a little steel bucket I had on hand. I was quite tickled with my ladder planter and it's held up pretty well over the five or so years I've had it. It's also cute using a small ladder too.
And.....a million points to anyone who can tell me what that 'C' actually is. (Not you Jodie-since you gave it to me and therefore know what it is!) And dang-my bird bath broke. That's what I get for being so lazy and not bringing it indoors this winter;(
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I planted a (very) few flowers this weekend along with some thrifted plates (15 cents each). I think I'll be filling in the gaps as I find more plates. Getting myself to plant flowers this year has been like pulling teeth for some reason. Anyhow-that red petunia-she was a volunteer. I love volunteers! Now, if I would just volunteer to finish planting.........
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Look at the teeny tiny stitches on this one. I can imagine this would take a long, long time to do. I'm not certain, but I think hubby's grandma gave this one to me. I wish I could remember for sure.
This pink and white beauty came from Goodwill. (When I wallpapered my dining room-I wallpapered the back of my one cupboard right over the wood. It was too dark before, I thought.)
The lovely tulip doily was sent to me by my good friend Rhonda.
I took this one from my sister, Jodie's, house. Oh and see that glass jar? There are tin noise makers in there. I think they might be old (not sure). Made in the USA. (That's a little unusual.) I picked them up at my sister, Kim's, 'pre-yardsale' for 40 cents!
A yellow beauty from good ol' Goodwill!
I want to crochet a doily one day. In fact, I'm putting it on my 'bucket' list!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Mom asked me to scan these two photos of me and print them out for her. I tried not to crop them too much, because backgrounds tell great stories, you know?
Me circa 1969. Such a cute, happy, little thing I was :)
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I placed a little something inside and called it a gift.
::Making-a bedside bouquet from wildflowers (that's right-not weeds) and some snapdragons that came up from last year. I believe it's the first bedside bouquet I've had in my life!