Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Cleaning!

I have not blogged in over a week and I have not been to the shop in over a week either. I have been very busy in my garden, cleaning out acorns, leaves, slugs, and mulch in flower beds. I planted some heirloom tomatoe plants, peppers, zucchini, and lettuce seeds. I also planted herbs such as thyme, rosemary, basil, cilantro, and lavender. Now I need to apply compost and new mulch to protect and nourish my plants. I have a compost pile and I put a lot of chicken poop and organic matter (coffe grounds, vegetables, egg shells, rotten fruit, etc.) in it.

I also got this new plant that is a Silver Bells Chocolate Vine. Its drought tolerant and once established, it hardly needs any water. And its evergreen! I got this at Peddle Pushers nursery in Cedar Hill.
I have some pictures of things that I have made in the last week. I found this purse at the thrift store, and I dressed it up a little bit. This canvass is going on a purse, and then I covered this wire lamp shade with lace and pictures of victorian women. I also found this old mirror and put seashells on it!

I found this old office chair in the trash. Im going to clean it up put a new cushion, and slip cover on it. I also found a BIG wooden table on the curb and I was able to get it in my van with the help of my wheelchair lift. Lol. I brought it home and cleaned it up, took the top off and discovered it was from Ethan Allen! So now its at a shop getting refurbished. I was soooo excited because the technician at the shop told me the table was worth over 2000 dollars! The old saying goes true that one persons trash is another persons treasure!
I found these things at garage sales.
Butterfly art!
I must say I have had a very fulfilling week, working in my garden and finding neat stuff! Until next time...!! Orevuar!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to your treasures from trash!

    I love the dressed up purse and the lampshade. Beautiful!
    My mother owns the same butterflyframe. She bought it years ago in Brazil.

    Best wishes from Germany


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