Saturday, I was picking bugs off the lillies. I don’t know what these red bugs are but they will decimate a lilly patch in no time. Then, they move on to asparagus fronds. I’m loving all the time in the garden, (even the bug picking) and thankful for it because things around here have been very stressful. When things get tough, I go into seclusion but my good old friend of 20 years caught wind of what was going on and was having none of it. She showed up unexpectedly and dragged me away on a surprise “field trip”. We went out to breakfast and then went tag saling. It was a fun day. It was good to get out. it was fun to look at a lot of “junk” and mentally transform it into something fun or pretty or useful. It was great spending the day with a wonderful friend. I found a vintage serving bowl in perfect condition and a beat up, wooden sewing box table. The cost was $7 for both and a metal plant stand was thrown in for free. The sewing box table is cheap wood and not worth doing a lot of hand painting on. I decopauged it instead and replaced the handle with a glass dresser knob. This was a quick, fun project and will be a good thing to keep my threads and needles in.
Have you ever wondered what to do with all the pretty, mismatched glass pieces you’ve somehow managed to collect? These candle holders offer a great solution and they are easy to make and inexpensive! Continue reading
I always wanted an old house. I didn’t care how big it was or how fancy it was. I wanted something that had character and had a good, homey feeling. I also wanted it to be on at least an acre so I could have big gardens. I kept a journal and found or drew pictures of my “dream house”. Continue reading