Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Its been A Long Time...

Hello friends!! The month of May was a very busy month for me. My mothers birthday was at the beginning of the month, and then the memory of my grandmother, who passed away in May 38 years ago. I always find myself thinking about her. I rememer visiting her in the hospital everyday when I was 17. My birthday is also in the later part of May, and then my son in law's birthday is two days after mine. And then his mother's is the friday before mine! There were a lot of birthday celebrations in the month of May.

I have been busy finishing my side garden. I put Hydrangeas, Hostas, Salvia Black & Blue, and Star Jasmine to climb on the wall and fence. Since they're newly planted I have to water everyday. I also water all fruit trees, which is about ten, every monday for at least 30 minutes. A good deep root watering! Also I have to water my vegetable garden everyday too. I have already gotten tomatoes, peppers, radishes, lettuce, cilantro, blackberries, and blueberries. I made the pathway with pea gravel. OoOo it feels good when I walk on it. Here are the before and after pictures.



My next big project is getting my creativity room organized. As you can see.....
So these are just a few things I found at garage sells and estate sells.

Here is a picture of a lilly.
Salvia Black & Blue and Lantana.
I figured I should blog and let you all know that Im still out here! Take care....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A little bit of this, And a little bit of that....

I finally stopped procrastinating, and started working on items to put in my booth. Im trying to make flowers out of organza that look similar to some of the flowers in my garden. This one here which looks better in person is a replica of the blue pincushion flower. As you can tell by the picture of the flower, I need to define it more, that meaning more work!

This is a Peony, with its yellow stamens showing. My replica of it looks kind of similar to the actually flower but still needs a little work. When I get these perfect they will be in my booth.
This is a lovely bloom located on the side of my arbor in the front courtyard. This rose is a peggy miller rose, and it survived Hurricane Katrina. Reports say it was under water for weeks! There has been a lot of propogation of this rose. Its simply a beautiful rose.

This is a statue of a women harvesting some crops, so i put her fittingly into my vegetable garden. She can watch over me vegetable garden while im gone LOL! And you can also see the New Dawn roses mixed with blackberries and blue mist bushes.

My little vegetable garden is coming along just fine. I have green and yellow zuccinis, radishes, sweet onions, cilantro, herbs, lettuces, cantelope, watermelon, and heirlome tomatoes in containers.
Here are some items that will be placed in my shop. I found this shelf at a thrift store for 2 dollars! It will be put to good use in my booth.
I found nine pairs of ballerina slippers! And I hope to embellish them. Even though they are used, the pink shinny satin is beautiful!
All these items will be in the shop tomorow! Come by and see Jana and myself at Collected Treasures in Arlington!
Well, its been nice chatting with you ....and i'll see you next week!! Leave comments!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A garden of many Faces!!

This week I have been trying to focus on finishing projects that I start. I have slowed down on making projects for my booth because I have been focused on my gardening. The beautiful spring weather beckons me to go outside. So here I am talking about my garden!
I like adding mystery and uniqueness to my garden. One of the ways I do this is by collecting stone faces and statues with interesting faces. Here are some of the friendly faces that you will see as you stroll threw my garden.

Remeber on my last blog, I showed you all a picture of my side garden, and asked for ideas?? Well its a work in progress....but im starting to plant hydrangas, and hostas, and ferns, and I think I am going to make a pathway of pea gravel. Next spring eveything will be big and lushes!

This is a project I finished this week. It is a matching hat and purse with roses made out of organza fabric. Tell me what you think??

I also found theses treasures on the curb. Im going to repaint the bench and make new cushions. This is a changing table but I think I might use it in my studio for storage.

Well I know it was a short blog, but I have a lot of things to get done. Thank you to the people who constanly visit my blog and leave comments. I really appreciate it....really I do! See ya next week!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Swimming In Blooms!

Spring is my favorite time of the year, when all the roses have there first flush of blooms of the year. As you can see from the picture below, they are simply beautiful. When I smell a rose the heavenly scent literally sends me into awww.......I then give thanks to my heavenly father for all of his beautiful creations. I would like to show you a few of the many blossums that I am enjoying. Below the arbor in the front yard is covered in blooms, the fence is covered in blooms, and in front of the fence are many rose bushes with full blooms. Also, lavender is blooming and the arbor in the backyard is covered in blooms. Enjoy.......
This is my next garden project. There were eight red tip bushes that grew into trees and had to be removed because of there extensive root system. What shall I do? Any ideas?
I have not blogged in several weeks because I have been very busy. And I have not been at the thrift store lately. But I did find a few things this past weekend from an estate sale. I found a beautiful area rug, an eiffle tower, a faux fireplace with mantle, a metal box, and an odd looking chandelier.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my garden and my little treasures. I appreciate you visiting my site and hope to see you at Collected Treasures, on Maine street in Arlington. See you later! Bye!