Tuesday, May 5, 2015

from the freebie pile...

a baby dress, scarf and tons of spanish moss and excelsior...

2 old home interior pics, which I can paint the frames and give them a new life...
thinking of keeping the boy and selling the girl...

a perfume bottle, screw on top...

child's alphabet plate...

a box of cards and a box of lavender stationary...

both full of vintage fun...

and my favorite thing...
a little bitty vintage rose cup, to put my knock out roses in when they bloom...
and that's what people passed up...
I can't imagine what I missed!

(had our city wide rummage sale on Saturday, a friend pm'd me and said she left stuff on a hay wagon, it was all free, go get what you want!)

DH went to the dr this morning, and is doing better, but has his moments of pain...
funeral is tomorrow afternoon, and he is going to be a pall bearer...
the funeral home always has extras there, in case something happens...
so we will play it by ear...
busy day here...
garden is half done...
need to plant green beans, but wait until you see how we have it set up...
I can't wait to show you...
come back tomorrow for pics...
;)

Monday, May 4, 2015

I have waited all winter for this...

when we unloaded the van from our morning run for bloomers and all things pretty...
this little wagon was completely full..
we still have this much left to plant...

but I think we did a wonderful job finding some really pretty things...

I could find no rose bud impatients...
so will be looking for them while we go to other places...

I bought 2 different cabbages for the colors...
the other one is purple or red cabbage...

this is the big pot going by the steps...
many things were added here...

I bought 2 carnations...
this light pink one and a really dark pink...

we are so dry here, the ground so hard...
just wore us out trying to plant things...

at walmart...I found a concrete fairy...
so DH said to get it for my Mother's Day...
she was only $12...

between me and my fibro and arthritis...
and DH's bursitis acting up again...
we didn't get mush in the ground...

hoping for rain today...

we haven't even started working up the garden area yet...
but most of it is going in containers...

so will see how that goes this year...

I got more pots to fill and very little room in the beds anymore...
it was a very hot day for us...
but the wind was blowing hard...
and the farmers were kicking up dust all over the place...

hope you had a good weekend...
got a funeral coming up this week for us...
DH's cousin died in his sleep on Friday, so his wife called for him to be a pall bearer...
funeral and visitation is on Wednesday...



Sunday, May 3, 2015

busy day, but not too productive for me...

our first iris this year!

I bought these from a friend before the sales started and Craig picked them up for me yesterday morning on his way out to look around...

I got up super sick...
to my stomach...

but he found this wheel barrow...

and this iron wall art and pots...
DH and I finally made it out and about...
took over an hour for me to do 3 sales...
so I just called it quits and came home...

the farmers were going full force out there...
and the dust was flying...

I did work out a bit...
sitting on my butt...

took all day to get a few things done...
but hoping today we can make to Paris to get our plants...

almost all the fields look like this now...

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DH and I worked on these last night...
this will work unless I can find something better...

but this one is set for the season...
bib shorts and a flowery shirt...
screams garden chick to me...

a friend pm'd me late afternoon and said she still had a hay wagon full of stuff left over from the city wide and where it was...
all free...
go get what you want!
so we went and brought stuff home...
I will show you that tomorrow...

have a blessed day...
thankful the flare didn't last and that today is another day...
;)


Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day!

another month under our belts...

we are to have the 70s back today...

some of the things I have been working on this week...

the lilac...
one of my favorites...

our city wide rummage sale is this weekend...

hoping to get out just a bit...

dwarf lilac...

we have some shaded areas now...

its not going to be fun picking all of these up...

I am looking forward to time with DH this weekend...
hoping we can be productive in the yard...
but if not...
oh well...

blessings to you...
;)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

springtime is the time...

when our local shelters could use a little extra help...
its the time of birth...

and so many new litters will find their way there...
unwanted...
unable to be cared for...
needing loving homes...

and the shelters budgets are stretched to the limits...
so...
if you cleaning out closets and cabinets...
and you have old towels or bedding...
throw it in a bag and drop it off...

buy an extra can or two of food...
a bag of kitten chow...
got an old leash or collar laying around?
throw that in the bag, too...
garage sales this weekend?
buy the yucky old towels and dish towels no one else wants...
it might be the only thing between them and a concrete floor...

this little one is up for adoption at our local rescue now...
saved from a shelter and in a foster home...
as you know, I did a post on editing the photos for them and the shelters around here...
and I ran across this little one yesterday...
that just made me smile the whole time I worked on the images...
this one's ears seem to have a mind of their own...
;)
doesn't that face just make you giggle?
I know it will not take long to find a family for this one...
have a great day and remember the babies that are waiting...
;)