Thursday, May 31, 2012


I've been a busy girl lately.

I blame Home Depot, Lowes etc.. because of all the wonderful flowers in their garden sections.

I want every one of them!

My #1 has been indulging me.

He built me an arbor (which I'll show you in another post) in the front yard a couple of weeks ago. Then this past week-end we finished building our deck.

Boy, does that feel good, something checked off my list.

I had to slow down a little today as my hay fever went berzerk.

I can't wait for my bushes to get back large enough to block the neighbors garage but for right now I will have to be patient.

I decided to keep a log on Pinterest of all the flowers I bought this year.

I am not good at remembering some of the names so I thought that would help.

This is the sweetest smelling rose...I love it!

Sorry, I don't know the name of the rose.

I knew it was a rose though!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

~Make Over~

Can I cry?

I woke up this morning and wanted to change one little thing from last nights post only to find everything from last night was gone!

So, I'm starting over again.

This week-end I purchased an old bench from an estate sale and boy was it heavy!

Thankfully I have two guys to help load all those heavy pieces I seem to purchase.

When we went to pick it up I started having my regrets.

It wasn't looking as promising as I had hoped.

Here is the picture I sent my #1 showing him the "fabulous" piece we were going to pick up on Sunday.

He was less then enthused to say the least.

This piece needed a lot of TLC.

After all it was a man's workbench, dirty and grimy.

Yesterday was a beautiful day to jump in full force and start working on this piece.

I love the result.

I think it would make a wonderful garden bench for the avid gardener.

My #1 was pretty pleased with the outcome.

Especially because he didn't need to do a thing with it.

It's pretty amazing what a little TLC will do.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vintage Finds

Wow, two posts in one week. That hasn't happened in a long time.

I thought I'd do a quick post and show you a few items I found this past weekend.

I need to get things packed up and put away.

It was a good weekend for treasure hunting. We found a lot of wonderful items.

The thing I got the most excited about though was...


Wonderful pieces of Ironstone!

I was fortunate to get into quite a few pieces.

You know how it is. You pull up to a house, analyze it run down, new neighborhood, newly remodeled etc...

Well, that's what I did with this one.

I didn't think I would find a thing.

It was a well kept home, it looked to have been updated.

When I walked into the kitchen though, my heart skipped a beat!

Ironstone...lots of Ironstone!

One of the reasons I was so excited is because this ironstone had my favorite mark on it.

I don't know why I like that mark, but I do and I've collected many pieces of it.

I also love the age spots that come with these wonderful vintage pieces.

There's just something about it!

I also found two wire baskets, possibly French so I was told by the owner's mother.

So, what I've learned again..."You can't judge a book by its cover!"

Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Being that Mother's Day will be here before you know it, I wanted to get a few new items in the shop.

Here are a few things I put together.

Rosemary in little white containers, with a little vintage paper.

I saw this on Pinterest and loved it!

I also made up a few pillows.

So if you're in the neighborhood and need a special gift for mom be sure to stop by.

There are so many wonderful things to see at Monticello.

I'm linking up this week with Kathleen for White Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by.