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!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Still working In my Garden

Well for the last few weeks I have been working in my yard trimming, fertilizing, and raking. I have been staying close to home because a loved one has been under the weather. I go outside, work in my garden, then come back in and check on him. Of course he has an attendant, but I still have to check on him myself. As you can tell his sudden sickness has got me down just a bit. But gardening makes me feel good.
Michelle a family friend and my lovely assistant helps me out with the blogging and takes beautiful pictures. The rose arbors are full of hundreds of buds that will start to bloom within the next two weeks. This arbor is the entrance to my front courtyard. And as you can see the old blush roses are starting to bloom. In the backyard the square arbor has four different roses Reve D'Or, Madam Alfred Carriere, Buff Beauty, and Souvenir de la Malmaison.
Here are some roses....
This is a Chinese VirBernum. It has giant snowball blooms! Im surprised it survived, because my husband wacked it in half in the fall. Im happy it survived!
My clemetis are blooming. Isnt it beautiful...?
My dear dear husband said he acccidently broke these two bowls, while he was taking them out of the truck. But I was able to use them and still make them look crafty. If you brake a pot you can still use it.
I found these bird cages on the curb. Garden Art!
The chickens are still laying eggs..... look at the variety of colors, mother nature sure is beautiful.
Since I have been so down and out, I decided to go to the thrift store. I had a field day!! I bought all these little knicks and knacks and it took my mind off of things for awhile. Look at my new treasures....
I found these busts of a boy and a girl.

Im going to take the stuffing out of these pillows and stuff them with potpourri.

A lace dress.

A mirror that says Happy Birthday! How cool.

A %100 pure silk scarf.

I'm going to make some wind chimes with this old silverwear I found.

These shoes have done alot of walking, and now the heel is talking. Lol. I got these shoes real cheap, but I only bought them for the flower embellishments, on the top.

Someone must have gotten tired of all these jingle bells. Everything on this table is a bell! Even the little lady on the left is a bell! They were all in a box.

Well, Its been nice visiting you all, hopefully I'll blog in another week or two. Be careful out there! And I appreciate any comments! Oh yea thanks for visiting!