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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The One That Got Away And The One I Got

I was looking over a vintage metal lamp in a window of a consignment store one day and another customer plucked it right out of the window and bought it! Huh. It was a yummy yellow and would have been perfect in our den.

So I waited and looked and looked.

Six months later I went to an estate sale and found the same lamp, in white, for five dollars.  Sixty dollars cheaper than the other one. 

It's on the massive bar right now. The problem bar that is far too large. It could use some height and this lamp provides that.

The bar  goes on and on...

A new oil painting from a garage sale and a piece of cut glass from an estate sale.

I am joining the talented Sherry from No Minimalist Here for Open House Party.

grace surrounds us

Monday, June 27, 2011

Accidential Vegetable Gardeners We Are

We grow vegetables and fruits accidentally.

No effort on our part was put forth.

All we did was have a compost pile that we were not faithful to turn over now and again.

Look at what we have growing.



There are a lot of watermelons, five tomatoes and one pineapple plant (cool beans) growing in this spot.

These plants, up on the hill right beside our burn pile, are apparently pumpkins because this is where we threw our Halloween pumpkins and busted them up for the critters to enjoy.

Note the pumpkin seeds here.

This beauty is a Patio Peach tree that we planted yesterday along with two fast growing flowering cherry trees. We dug a lot of huge holes and we are tired and sore but it was worth it.
We also planted Yellow Lollipop day lilies, vinca, and pursaline.

We transplanted these passion flower vines about two weeks ago from the woodsy edge of our lot to alongside this bird feeder. They barely had roots and we doubted these two vines would make it here but as you can see they are healthy and climbing the post. I saw one of these plants for sale recently for fifteen dollars and ours were free.

Now if only the deer will stay away!

Thanks for all of your kind comments this weekend over my headbanging frustration with Blogger.

grace surrounds us

Friday, June 24, 2011


I am testing to see if this post goes out to the blog rolls

Or not.

If not.

Will bang head on concrete wall immediately.

If it works.

Happy Dance♥♣♥♣





the beach

lazy hot days

picking blueberries

then taking a nap

watermelon, squash and tomatoes 

What do you love about summertime?

I am linking with my friend Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Summer.

grace surrounds us