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.

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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.

3 comments:

  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.
    Prairie_home@excite.com



    more tee's comming.....

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  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

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

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