Friday, June 5, 2015

Junk Day Part II



My favorite junk place to shop is like a picker's dream place;  a couple of old out~buildings chock full of rust, dust, clutter and nothing is marked for prices~~




~~you select your dream pieces and pile it~~then the owner negotiates the very reasonable value of your pile of rust and dust~~usually very cheap.









~~and the jeep was full~~yet on the way home I'm  thinking about what I left behind and maybe I should make another day~trip to retrieve those special bargains:  you know~~those sweet possibilities that beckon your mind for future projects.




I'm going back next week; hope my spotted treasures will still be there.  I'll let you know.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Junk Day

















Below; we call it the "back alley";  sort of potting place and catch all~~




This is special little hiding place behind the pergola~~









The old potting shed needs painted, but I love to putter here.

Have a great day!



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Herb Pots



This is my mini~herb center.  I snip for cooking, dry in little bundles to store in glass containers; so pretty in small jars~~




Above; in a large clay pot I have off to the side elevated with a portion of old brick; this holds a smaller pot of Rosemary~~








My first time using a strawberry pot; free plants found along the shed (thank you feathered friends;) and though I may not get a bounty of berries, I love how sweet this jar looks among the potted herbs.




A great way to hide an ugly metal post: using vine trellis; cannot see the Moon flowers just now sprouting~~they will grow fast and will fill in this little area; pretty white blooms that appear at dusk; such a nice treat to the garden in evening time~~




Above to the left;  purple Liatris are the spiky looking plants grown from bulbs~~by mid summer they should bloom tall and will look pretty next to the white Moon flower vine~~

Salvage plants put in little pots; these were eaten almost down to nubs by the rabbits and/or squirrels!  May have been a sweet blessing in disguise as they fill up this little spot of the old wood table on the deck~~

Maybe the rabbits won't jump up here~~not holding my breath on the squirrels ;)





Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Old Bricks



Love old bricks; I can always find a sweet garden spot for them.








I'm still working on some color for the shade garden; summer flowers just beginning to fill in the bare spots.








~~and I have to deal with the rabbits and squirrels constantly~~











~~a handy place to keep the garden tools~~
















My "No. 13" bucket is just perfect for holding my weed pickings ;)












Next is the mortar mix in between the bricks; I think it adds more cottage charm and helps keep weeds from poking through.




Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Orphaned Vintage Drawers




There were four orphaned drawers at our local resale shop for $3.00 each;




I love the label openings of the metal pulls and used my little stampers on vintage paper.










Have a great day with many blessings.  ~patty~