Monday, June 27, 2011

New Garden

Sorry I've been MIA but I've been working on projects and I just happen to have one to show you.  This is a picture of our side yard.  It doesn't get much sun so it's just been neglected.  You can see from the picture that I "almost" forgot to take that before picture. 

 My Dad gave me the rototiller and Marlene, my friend Melissa's Mom, brought it down from up north when she came to visit Melissa and her boys. 

I tilled about 3 rows then remembered to bust-out-my camera.  This rototiller is a BEAST.  Here is a picture of my husband taking down a little tree for me.  He finished the tilling for me, on Father's Day; what a guy.

Here's it is as a fresh slate, ready for planting.  Just think of the possibilities.

Although I still have to put down some mulch, I just couldn't wait to show you.

We had a "stash" of broken concrete pieces accumulating behind the garage so we decided to go "green" and use them for the path.  Technically, they're too far apart, but it works for now. 

The best part of this project is that it didn't cost one-red-cent.  I just love the wicker twin headboards and I've had them for a few years, just waiting for a home.

I split all of the perennials and I had the garden art in the garage.  Yes, it's true.  I told you I love me some "stuff". 

Here is the entrance to the garden from the backyard.

How are things in your garden so far?

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shabby-tiques Sale

I'm going to share some pictures of our Shabby-tiques sale that started last weekend.  It will run again this weekend.

These are garden totems my friend Chris makes.  Aren't they cute?

Here is a table of our "stuff".  You see, they like "stuff" too.

Here is a great idea from my friend Janet.  She planted chicks 'n hens in these vintage copper jello molds.  Her idea was for them to go on  the patio table, with the umbrella going through the center.  Clever, eh?  That she is.

We had baskets/bins filled with dishes for $1, $2, & $5 each.  It was all so interesting to look at.

There were some architectural elements mixed in here and there but mostly just a collection of our "stuff".

This table was primarily Ashley's.  She collects vintage dishes and Pyrex.  Check out her Etsy store for some great stuff.


Some more great stuff.  It was so fun working with these ladies.  I was very disciplined and didn't buy anything.  After all, it was a sale not a swap.

For the love of "stuff".

Thanks for stopping by. 


Monday, June 6, 2011

Little Projects

I haven't posted in over a week because I'm working on stuff for the Shabby-tiques sale I'm doing with my friends next weekend.  I finished up some stuff and thought I'd share them with you.

These "stairs" were all black until I painted them.  Here's the best before picture I have.  I had it primed when I remembered to take my before picture.  Sorry, still working on that.

So I primed it, then gave it two coats of pink.  I have a couple shades of pink left over from when I painted my daughter's room.  This is a nice cotton candy shade of pink.  I can't remember the exact name but it is a Disney Color from Home Depot.

I used a left over spout and handle, from my mosaic projects, on this terra cotta pot.  I planted it with some Lipstick Impatiens. 

Check out these Mint Julep cups.  Aren't they adorable?  They're faux sterling and I've planted Blue Star Creeper in them.  They're so dainty.  I scored a set of six of these cups at my favorite boutique, Sally Ann's (a.k.a. Salvation Army).

I have a funny story about this bike.  I've been looking for one of these older bikes, with a basket, at garage sales but they've been on the expensive side.  I looked all over last summer and then I was up north at my parent's house and mentioned it to my Dad.  Low & behold he had two bikes; one in his garage and one behind the house. 

Hey, I told you I like "stuff" and obviously I come by that honestly as noted above with regard to my Dad.  He likes "stuff" too.  He wanted to give me both bikes but I was thinking of my husband when I declined the second.  wink-wink.

I have to admit, the color isn't exactly what I had in mind but the price sure was.  I might paint it a fun, bright color like hot pink?

I hope to get some other projects finished for the Shabby-tiques sale to share with you tomorrow.