Sunday, June 28, 2009
I think I am turning into a glass-a-holic! I took advice from a friend on my GardenWeb forum and picked Monday as the day to go to the Sally Ally and Good Will.....The results were staggering! I mean I had to stagger out with all the stuff I found. I have a new friend who works at the Sally Ally and she emailed that she had a bowling ball if I wanted to stop over and get it. I have a lot to do with the fourth just around the corner and said what the heck...Its Monday...Yardsale leftovers...lets see.....Well see for your self...It didn't stop there I went to 3 other Thrifty's as well. My greatest finds were the Green Glass Lamps! Can't wait to take them apart and well you know..... Sadly though I could find no red glass, but, I did get cobalt bottles for the bottle tree I haven't made yet. Add this to what I have already collected and I have a lot to keep me busy. I should have lots to post after the weekend, so TTFN.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I so love this Iron Headboard and would never think of adding it to my fence for the Rose garden, So I have given it its own little garden and I can enjoy it every morning as I have my coffee. I found her in a friends shed and she gave it to me. She had gotten it to do just what I have done and never got around to it. I am so glad she didn't. I will probably paint it next year but I sort of like the rust showing through.
5 foot Iron room divider in the back
Starfish, Plates, Lamp, Christmas Candlesticks,
Mirror, Ceramic Basket, Tiny Carousel horses,
Wooden Flip Flops, 6 pack of small Washboards,
Small and Large Grill mates, 2 Windows, Red Basket
Sea Shell, 3 Glass Ceiling Light Shades, Mirror, an old Kerosene Stove and
Some kind of hanging Shelf. I also have an Ironing Board & a
Footed Serving Bowl not in the picture.
I have some Ideas but I would love for you to share yours.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
The porch just after we finished it............
And as it looks today.........................................................
I literally just took these this morning!
Here are some details.....Please excuse the mess my sweeper is off today!
That's Emma, My Grand Daughter.........
Gardener to be
She's unable to be
here today, she's working.
She will be here from time to time, she is after all Grammy's Girl! LOL
This is the seating area:
Pier One Wicker seating: 2nd hand trade for two old rockers
Cocktail table: Top is three leaves from an old round table;
frame is salvaged from a demolition.
Tea Cart yard sale $2, missing back wheels....(propped up).
You get the idea.Oh and on the tea cart.....My very own creation:
A water fountain:
Vintage Faucets from a demolition
Vintage Enamelware collected over the years
Vintage wood cabinet built by my husband
from scrap wood used in our home for ceilings
(found in the attic)
Close up View!
I crafted this in 2002 and about 20 others
for a craft fair, None sold so I gave them to family
relay for Life auctions, but I kept this one for my
self along with one other. This is my favorite, Titled: "Old Kitchen in a Swirl".
The view from the porch is a highway...
So I am trying to create gardens that distracts your eye from the speedway out there. Here is one that I have started and it continues to grow and mature. But, I keep adding hidden little surprises to find when you explore them. the garden in the background is just such a garden.
This garden is my favorite, I have moved the Tipsy Pots from Last year and changed it up a little. I will continue to move and add to it until it is what I want. But for now here are the details: Nestled under two of three white Dogwood Trees bordered by my antique Metal Head and foot board Fence, Is my Bicycle Garden and Bench and finished off with a small garden featuring a Water Pump (from Harbor Freight). Plants included, Portulaca, Swedish Ivy, Sedums, Purple Heart, Black Scallop, Bees Nest, Verigated Bougainvillea, and Blue Fan Flower. I will certainly be adding plants to my bicycle as well just working on a plan.......
Check back later ! I will post more of the porch and the other beds I have completed in the coming days! God Bless!
Do let me know what you think! I appreciate your input and ideas!