Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Beautiful Day to Garden!

Today was just beautiful. The temperature was 80 degrees with a gentle breeze. It was a perfect day to get outside and do a little gardening.

I started out my morning painting. That was probably my inspiration to plant a few flowers, pull a few weeds and do a little clean up. I gave both my front and side doors a fresh coat of green paint. Boy there is nothing like a fresh coat of paint on a heavily used door. After planting a few plants around my front porch I headed out to buy a few more. While out looking I found this pretty Salvia, called Hot Lips the flowers are so tiny and sweet.

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The other one I bought was Heliotropium, Fragrant Delight As well as pretty this flower has a strong fragrant smell, hence the name.

Both of these flowers take the sunshine and since my front yard gets hit hard, these should be perfect.

Now onto a few projects my #1 and I have been working on. The other day while out junking we picked up a cabinet for $5.00. It needed a lot of TLC, but I just knew my #1 would be up for the challenge!

I picked up another cabinet yesterday that my hubby is calling "firewood". Boy, I've got to change his way of thinking, it's going to make a great cabinet! I'll show you that another day.

This cabinet was missing all of its drawers but I visualized great things. So with a bit of old molding, a new shelf, and a top, here is the finished project. I think it turned out pretty nice. This will be a great piece to use for the Christmas show at Monticello this December.

I've been collecting some old bottles hoping to try my hand at soldering tops with crystal on them. Here is my first attempt. It was a lot harder then I thought it would be, but it was fun.

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Oh yes, this little crown was a Goodwill find. It was a "nothing piece" that my #1 knew he could make into a crown, and he did! I just love it!

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've been up too.

5 comments:

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great pics! I adore the crown! Have a great day!!! xoxo Britt :-)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your blog! All the pretty things I love!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh my GOSh...lovin that fire wood...lol... I mean cabinet! it is gorgoeus. Your bottle is just BEAUTIFUL!!

xo Heather

miss gracies house said...

Those cabinets are *not* firewood! They are what we are looking for every time we go out yard-saling!
Rene'

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