Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm doing this little give~away for May 31st.  Simple little rules:  be a follower and leave a comment on this post by May 30th~~I'll draw for winner on Tuesday, May 31st.

These are all vintage items I think most everyone would enjoy.  Thank you for being my blogger buddy and following my weekly thoughts, junk~hunting trips and my home and garden projects.  I give with my heart and warm hugs!

2 wooden hangers, pink ivy table topper, vintage metal planter basket (painted white by me!), vintage sugar bowl with matching little plate,  and a small cross~stitched pillow cover.   

Okay~~please post by Monday (May 30th)~~winner announced on May 31st.

So here's my little pergola update (still not completed due to more rain)~~
This is the "before picture"~~

Inbetween the rain~~painting it white: we haven't added the top cross boards yet~~maybe by next week:

(see that sneaky ladder off to side in the bushes?? Tricky spot to try and paint!)
and added the bricks around the bush~~not done yet with bricks either~~have to finish the left side of flower bed too.  Backbreaking~~but, I love it.

And inbetween the rain I started this little project with miniture pots; flowers and vines:

I managed to get one project done!~~~this little wooden stool~~

Added the metal front piece and painted white:  sits on front porch (that also needs painted)~~so many projects!

And here's my treasures I found this week!   All on the cheap~~you know I love a bargain:

Little wooden structure for 25 cents~~complete with hook and plastic ivy~~lol~~sweet for garden projects:

Set of 4 blue placemats $1.00; and tattered but so sweet tablecloth $2.00:

Found another porcelain hen napkin ring (25 cents):

Half~price day at the local resale shop~~this little cane~divider screen for $1.25:

Green "Curiosity Shop" bread plates all with "clocks"~~$4.00
and two large dinner plates with white/pink roses for $2.00~~

I love this dog~~this is Mr. Zuse~~he's very noble and loving~~and stands in front of my $3.00 table I got from Catholic Charity this week~~

Wow~~are you still with me??  Sorry for the long post!  I haven't got to be on the computer and blog all week long~~thanks for being here~~don't forget the give~away!   Have an awesome weekend! 

I'm joining up with these fabulous parties~~



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  1. What a wonderful giveaway. Ofcourse, I'm a follower being a fellow junker ;-)
    Your boxer is just adorable ~ what a sweet face and your garden is so pretty ~ looks like a lovely place to sit and relax
    Have a great weekend!

  2. The pergola is looking gorgeous, I love your garden.

    I'm a follower, your photographs are always so pretty.

  3. I saw your curiosity plates and said, Oh my gosh! (My grandmother has the entire set) I remember eating off of those plates as a kid and getting lost just staring at the "drawings" inside each one! Very cool!!

    Then.. said Oh my gosh again when I saw your sweet fur baby, Zuse! I just LOVE brindle boxers! We had one a few years ago, Nikki. I miss her terribly. They are sooo loyal and funny :)

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. You've been quite busy! The pergola looks lovely in white!!! Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway...I'm a follower!

  5. Your garden is amazing and I love the pergola!! Can't wait to see more. What a sweet giveaway and yes I'm a follower! hugs, Linda

  6. OOO!!! I can't to see who wins this giveaway, and maybe it will be me!

    the Joyful Thrifter

  7. Great giveaway! I am a follower. I love your thrifty finds.

  8. Oh i love your pergola!! Fabulous giveaway, please put my name in the hat! Scarlett x

  9. Love your pergola - how nice to sit there and admire your garden. Love the clock plates!

  10. Whe white just makes your pergola pop! So nice! Thanks for the chance to win your giveway. ;)

  11. What a thoughtful giveaway! I love your pergola and you certainly found some great "junk" this week. Happy Memorial Day!

  12. I've been having problems leaving comments to other bloggers and found info to help me get my comment to finally post--when you are taken to the section that requests you to sign in your blogger email address and password---UNCHECK the "keep me signed in" and then your comment will be posted. It works for me now; hope this helps others having the same problem. Patty

  13. I'm a follower already!
    The pergola is looking terrific as is the brickwork. I agree - backbreaking, but I love it, too!
    The stool, the mini pots project, the thrifting finds, all of've been busy and it all looks great!
    Wonderful post!

  14. ......and yes, your boxer is indeed noble!

  15. Wow, we have the same problem. We have been installing a pergola and patio with a brick border. The rain has kept pushing everything back. Patio and pergola now installed, still working on brick border. Hopefully we will get some more sunshine. Just found your blog. Really enjoyable!

  16. all of your outdoor projects looks really beautiful. I love all the little details you are creating! And your finds for the week are fantastic! They are all so pretty. You have found some really fun things. thank youf for joining TTF and I hope you have a great day!

  17. This is such a beautiful space! Love all your pretty details. You are featured on today's Share the Love link party! Thanks so much for linking up this great post. Hope you'll be back to party again!

  18. Love all you pretty projects!! The garden area is so very sweet and loved seeing your pretty home projects!

  19. Your flower beds are so pretty, Patty. And the white paint TOTALLY transformed your pergola. By the way, the look on Mr. Zuse's face is priceless! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday each week. It's a pleasure to have you join us.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage