Musings of herb gardening, interior decorating, vintage finds and just the beautiful things in life........

24 February 2008

No Auction Today

No auction for me today as I need to stay home and get something done. I have done a couple little painting projects........a little stool and a wooden stand. The stand looks real bland so I think I will decoupage some old music to the top and maybe some pressed flowers. I'm not a big fan of 'antiquing' with paint so I will jazz it up another way.The stool was plain brown and I glued on the wooden wreath and painted it white. Cute, I think for a little girl's room or a shabby chic room or bathroom or beside a fireplace.......I can think of a lot of places for it. I plan to take it to the flea market next Saturday though.

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.


  1. Hi....This is Sherry..from Prairie Home...I have one more XL Vintage Couture left..from this past weekend from the barn...You can send a check to me..$33.50 includes shipping.(No pay pal yet)Send me a e-mail to confirm you would like it.

    more tee's comming.....

  2. Love your finds and the stool, it's so cute!!What a great job.. I am going to have to keep checking back with you. I love the herb vinegars and have an herb garden in the summer. I miss spring too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the great words of encouragement. We had the rehearsal today and I have alot to learn, but I think it will be fun!
    Jen R

  3. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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