Delightful, don't you think?
29 February 2008
Delightful, don't you think?
27 February 2008
24 February 2008
I also bagged some of the potpourri I make and am calling it Cottage Garden Potpourri. It is flower petals and herbs from my garden. I do not let any petal of any kind go to waste and toss them all in this huge hat box I have and after they have dried I add either lavender oil or rose oil or sometimes both, and orris root as a fragrance fixative. After deadheading flowers in the summer I save all those petals. I find it very relaxing to rest outside after working in the garden and pull apart the parts of the plant I want to save for various crafts, etc.
After I am done with this post I plan to put together some little dried flower wreaths that will go in some of the old picture frames purchased at auctions. I will post pics when they are done. Here are the supplies waiting for me to assemble them after getting cozy in a comfy chair and hopefully finding an old movie to watch.
23 February 2008
16 February 2008
I'm not sure what kind of glass this bee is made of but I can tell it is vintage. The glass balls are painted on the inside a silver and gold color. The wrought iron also matches the wrought iron on the porches of Calendula Court. Can't wait for Spring so I can find her a herb to perch under.
Speaking of Spring........................here are some of my flower pots waiting patiently in the garage for their annual seeds.Can you see the pink SALE sign? Everyone knows the yard sale is at my house when the pink signs appear on the street corners.
13 February 2008
The closest area to me that I could subscribe to is the Cincinnati area and I received an e-mail from estatesales.net that was about a sale in Ohio being put on by a company called Everything But the House. This particular company has an on-line sale feature and I looked through several of their upcoming sales and bid on a couple items. I ended up winning the items and they sent me a message on where to go pick them up!!!!! Oops I thought, what have I done now......... I then saw where they would ship the items at my request. Since the items are small, shipping is done by them but if the items are big (furniture etc.) the buyer must arrange for shipping directly from the estate sale location. Hope this answers your question!!!! Happy estate shopping!!
12 February 2008
And an ornate table-top mirror and Martha Stewart silver plated candle holders
10 February 2008
A bunch of vintage handerchiefs that I plan to make lavender sachets with and also will use as picture matting for some dried flower pictures I plan to make.................I have never seen a pictoral hanky like the one here, Have you?
A sewing bag complete with contents of old buttons, embroidery supplies, crochet hooks, and some things I have no idea what they are used for......................................................I wonder who M.R.L was????A box of picture frames that I haven't even taken out and looked at yet......................AND a cute little table thingy that the auctioneer called a Martha Washington sewing cabinet. I may use it as a night stand when I redo the bedroom or it may end up in The 'B' Hive when I get that room done. Who knows at this point where it will end up. I do that..........get things before I even have a place for them. I totally love the chippy black paint with bits of sage green peeking through. On the way home from the auction hubby said, "You should remove that paint to see what kind of wood is underneath." OMG! NO MORE MANWOOD is what I thought. What I said was, "I like the paint so why go to all that trouble." I will go to the trouble though to put on some cute glass knobs.
09 February 2008
07 February 2008
06 February 2008
I have done some more BLOOM~N~Bottles and just need to get the seeds in them before listing on Etsy. I need to go out in the garden and collect some more seeds............ if the rain would ever stop. The seeds will need to dry out for awhile so as I think of it maybe I will be out in the rain today!
03 February 2008
Here is what I looked at most of the day. I snapped this shot at opening time hoping to catch the herd of buyers waiting for the doors to open. (Yeh right!) ..................And remember me predicting I would be the girly girl table amongst farm stuff? This is what I saw every time I looked at the clock on the wall.......................A super duper big THANKS to my beautuful Mom and Dad for coming mid-morning and Mom stayed the rest of the day with me. And Mary, the chair did not sell. Maybe next time!