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

23 June 2010

Shipshewana Flea Market

Shipshewana Flea Market
is in northern Indiana and exactly a two hour drive from home. 
The town has shops galore and the biggest flea market around. 
The flea is only open on Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Pretties for the garden........
Pretty teapots.............

Every Wednesday auctions are held in Shipshewana.
I LOVED perusing the auction barn and spotted this pink and black fireplace mantle.
 There were all kinds of treasures.........crocks, old iron bed frames, antique mirrors.................
True Hoosier cabinets from the Hoosier state.............
 Lots of vintage goodies, I'm sayin!!!!!!
Great haul in the back of this truck.....too bad it's doesn't belong to moi!!!!  I mean Lion's and ornate metal garden decor and the urn................to die for!
I can never get enough of vintage linens.

Another way of life is also evident in different parts of Indiana.  We have parishes of Amish people. 
Lots of Amish reside in the Shipshewana area and shop and work there.
I was respectful of their rule to not have their faces photographed.
The roads have an extra wide shoulder for the horse and buggies to share with vehicles.



 Here's a few things I picked up there...........some vintage silverware, old bottles, and a slate garden ornament.Too late for pics of the fresh strawberries, sweet cherries,  and asparagus.
They were quite delicious!
 Be Gentle with the Earth....
.....a belief I'm sure I share with the Amish

13 June 2010

Garden Shed Dreamin

Now that I've added the garden arch that I've longed for
for years to my garden the next thing I 'm dreaming about
is a garden/potting shed. 
Won't you dream along with me?
 




How could you ever pick a favorite amongst these beauties?
  I especially love the ones with all the old windows and
I think the last one is my very fav of all.
Which one is yours?

09 June 2010

Sorority and Swap Vintage

Bloggerette Sorority 
Wanna join? 
  It's going to be a whole lot of fun.

AND
A brand new site for swapping vintage items.  How cool is that?!
I'm excited to be participating in both.

07 June 2010

Busy Bee......

...........that's me!  And what a good busy it's been.  My Etsy shop sales have increased so I've been spending time in The B' Hive turning this...........


Into these........
BLOOM~N~Bottles.
Just need to finish up some tags and drop in some seeds and get listed on Etsy.
Then this past weekend I got this................

Wrought Iron Garden Arch. 
I've been dreaming about getting one of these for several years and
finally found this lovely arch with scrolls and  the best detail of all is the tippy, tippy top.
A Fleur de lis!
I've transplanted my lusciously fragrant honeysuckle to climb and eventually cover my arch.  
Can't wait to sit in the garden and soak up it's scent!