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Tuesday was a productive day. One of the shops in town is expanding their space and had an estate sale to clear out excess merchandise. I scored some great stuff there.

A way cool rusty, curvy wrench.

rusty tool as art

Curvy old wrench. An art possibility.

Oblong silver tray lids.

Mantel sconces from silver tray lids

Silver lids: make mantel sconces?

Old vinyl covered chair. Dusty and torn.

Old chair with possiblities

This old chair while dusty and torn is solid.

Then, I ran over to the original shop, It’s Bazaar on 21st Street. I found a rusty, holey oval pail and two copper with green patina pails.

old junk pail

Really rusty pail with handle

copper round pots with two handles

Two handles pots/pails with copper patina

Close up of pot/pail exterior.

copper green patina

Close up of copper exterior of pot/pail

Lastly, I ran to the Hospice thrift shop and found a very colorful table runner. I’m not sure if I want to cut it up into pillows or use it as a table runner.

Striped table runner

A colorful striped table runner


Chair- $5

Rusty pail- $8

Copper pots/pails- $3.50 each

Silver lids- $2 each

Wrench- $4

Table runner- $4

To top it all off…a beautiful day outside for taking pictures. What a great week!

How is your week going?



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I’ve completed the garden plan rough draft.  I’ve left some unknowns so that I can fill in spaces with any interesting plants that I find at the nursery in a few weeks.  I’m itching to put plants in the ground, but a lot of them need to be planted after the danger of frost has passed.

Here is the plan so far:


Here is a reminder of the actual space:

My research sources:

The sun is shining so I was able to run to the garden for rocks. Now that I have a plan, I can start making plant tags for the garden. I’m thinking that I’ll make stencils with my Silhouette Cameo and use spray paint to put the names on the rocks. Pictures to follow. : )


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On our photography hike yesterday, McHubby noticed this raspberry bramble growing out of a dead tree.  At the very least, I thought, this scene is worth a picture.  I snapped several trying to capture the juxtaposition of a new plant growing out of the carcass of an old tree.

For me starting this blog is very much like the raspberry plant.  I quit my job last June because the time was right.  My youngest was graduating from high school, going away to college and only needing me minimally.  I could now focus on finally finding a job/career/past time that I could truly love and call my own. Plus, I wanted to explore my creativity.

Very quickly I fell in love with Pinterest and craft/decor blogs, especially Miss Mustard Seed.  Untold hours were spent soaking up all the interesting crafts, design tips and tutorials that I could find.  Fast forward to this spring, I am ready to jump into the blogosphere myself.

Over the coming weeks, I plan on posting my own projects and room makeovers.  My youngest needs a room makeover. (Do I get it done before he comes home for the summer? Or do I wait until he is home and get him to help?) I want to start an Etsy store, make a facebook page for the blog, start some Linky parties and take lots of pictures.

Here is a sneak peak of one project from my family room update:


For those of you who know me personally, I’m a pretty quiet person.  The following picture symbolizes the challenges that I’ll face opening up and letting other people know what is going on in my head.


Have a great Wednesday and thanks for visiting.


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