Just a few little changes to the fairy garden this year. A new (old) container, a bird bath and a wash tub, different plants, some crushed sea glass...... . The trike had to be moved. His residence last year has filled in so much with the ground cover that there wasn't room for him. The plant looks crunched because I crunched it in the trunk but it will be okay. The last picture.....the geranium is a gift from my Mom and the little fairy garden awaits it's fairies. They are getting their wings glued on. (McDonald's fairies and their wings won't stay put) The container is something our youngest made 11 years ago in a ceramics class. It says I love Mom and Dad. I realize the pictures are a little blurry. I was hot, sweaty and a little dehydrated when I took them. I will get some better ones later. But, at last my planting is mostly done. I planted some seeds that Gretchen sent me. I hope they grow. We had a beautiful week-end here. A busy week ahead. Have a great week my friends.
I have always older cameras. My favorite is the one on the top shelf. It's a little Brownie. I wish I would have saved on the cameras that I have owned. I do have (not shown) my favorite Cannon (film) camera.
I have never paid very much for any of these cameras. I have noticed that they have gone up in price recently. I found the one on the second shelf last week-end at the French Hen sale for only $15. Not bad at all. This week-end is the Springfield Extravaganza Antique and Vintage Market. I tossed in my little mind whether to go or not. A two hour drive through Columbus rush hour both ways, 80 degree weather, and lots and lots of walking but oh so much. I decided not to go. This morning I woke up to the news of extreme fog across the middle of the state (Ohio). Near Springfield a big pileup on Interstate 70 near the exit for the sale. Schools here were delayed for two hours. The visibility at Springfield was "O". I knew I made the decision. I was worried about my friends Sue and Murphy. I called and they were already there before the pile up and were okay.....whew.......scared me. I hope all of my other friends, vendors and shoppers are okay. Shop til and be sure and show me your pictures. I have lots to do inside and out. I have to do my fairy garden and plant my flower boxes. Have a wonderful week-end my friends.
I didn't plan this vintage collection. I do love Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Actually Minnie the most. I have been to Disney World and Disney Land. I am actually planning a trip with my BFF this fall for our birthdays. Two senior citizens........ She is the serious Disney person. She recently moved two hours from Orlando and has a season pass.
Okay, back to the subject. I was at a garage sale and saw the first Mickey on a table. I asked about it and she it was her daughters'. She said her daughter was 40. I thought I couldn't leave him on the table and end his career like that. I picked up the night light at a barn sale and it still works. Then another small Mickey. (He would be probably 30 years old) The little figurines are from when I took our youngest to Disney World 21 years ago as well as the large Mickey. And tada, the new Mickey......the rubber faced one, I just got from the French Hen Sale. I did finally figure out how to turn my pictures but forgot to turn this when downloaded so .....sorry. I picked him up and put him down. I talked to Linda about him. She could tell that I was really interested. It's not the kind of thing she has in her sales. I brought him home with me and cleaned him up. He is filled with sawdust. He has a voice box and a place where there used to be a pull string. I researched him on the net and he used to talk. I don't know if all of them were a mistake but the ones I saw were. They said, "I am Donald Duck." Does anyone know if you can rig it to talk again? There is am imprint on the back of his neck . He was born in 1974 and has the #10. The one on the net is #18. So I don't think there are alot of them. I don't think he is really valuable and he has been really loved, but he is cute, don't you think. Some early Mickeys can look a little mean. So there my folks,
a collection that just happened. I have several other Mickey goodies......coffee cups, stuffed Minnies, mouse ears, and etc. But I am not overboard. The vintage ones are just if I happen to see them. I think a collection is better built like that. Sometimes too many can dilute the fun. I did that with Boyd's bears. I wanted more, I wanted more.....like the little girl in the commercial. Tell me about your collections. You will see more of mine soon.
I made this little fairy garden for my mother. We will travel to our home town to visit our Moms tomorrow. It is also Hubby's mom's birthday. She is in the nursing home and probably won't know us. She may even tell us to leave. But that's okay. Just maybe she will know that we were there. One hint when making the garden.......water the garden down good before adding the decorations.
I had my DIL take pictures of the baby I watch. I put one in this frame. I did nothing to the frame except glue down this piece of a quilt square that her grandmother 10 years ago appliqued the heart on. I added the buttons to cover the glue. We were taking a class together when she died. Yes I did save it all this time. The baby's mom was thrilled with it all.
flowers from my son. The tulips are from my daughter.
A couple weeks ago we took our granddaughters to Home Depot to make a Mothers
I know, I know, it's worth turning your head for. I didn't take many pictures this past week-end. The fun part was getting to see my friends Sue and Murphy again. I see that there is someone else in our photo. Hmmmmm. wonder who that person is?Could that be Kathie of SylviaS VintagE Daughter. Is this not a magnificent tree. Every time we go to this sale...... we have to stand and stare at this view of the hill and pretend we are in Ireland.
I found this piece of McCoy at another barn sale earlier that day. It has a bird's nest on it.
How cute is this little lamb.
I am hoping to go to the French Hens Barn Sale in Marysville this week-end. I love this time of the year.
This sweet nest was sent to me from Cati Ann who was my swap partner in Viv's nest swap. She really was creative.I know it is hard to see the bird. No matter how I tried I couldn't get it show better. I love the egg......it is a broken Christmas ornament. Looks pretty real.
She also sent me a charm and a something I need to ask her about. Also this yummy honey. I thought it was a candle. But when I opened it there were no wicks. It is gooood. She is from the state of Washington.
Okay, I know, sideways. Some of you said you were wondering what I would do with my Ball jars. Well, I gave one to my friend Sue when we met at the Rural Society Sale over the week-end. (More on that in another post) Then yesterday we were invited to a birthday cook-out. I wanted to take something to the host that wasn't having the birthday. So five minutes before I left I grabbed a Ball jar, some of that pink scarf I knitted that was for practive, added a couple real quail eggs, sealed the lid with the bird wire inside and voila. I told my friend to take the stuff out and replace it with something else. For all of you that are buying the Ball jars or having the blue Mason jars, save one for a swap I am thinking of having later this summer. Or is you don't have one find one. (I heard they are selling single ones in Walmart in the craft section for peanuts.) I may just have to get more to have on hand for quick gifts for all ages.
This is where my new nest ended up. I just painted this table Duck Egg Blue (ASCP). I haven't waxed it yet.
I just happened to look over and saw Piper asleep on the sofa and snapped this picture. I should have fluffed the cushions. See the dent in the cushion above him. That's where little Izzy usually lays. She can't get up there by herself right now or she would be there. Right now I really dislike this sofa. I have another one downstairs that I could replace it with. It's small and not too comfortable. I also have a well loved denim sofa in the room. So I am asking for advice. Do I ditch the couch and bring the other one upstairs? Do I live with it til I can get new furniture? (I have looked but haven't found anything cottagey.......and we are saving for a trip and Izzy's surgery that we may or may not do) I am afraid when we do find something new that everything will need to be replaced or everything will clash. I not a matchy, matchy person but you understand, right. I did find a cute and comfy sofa on my friends' furniture website that is on my wish list. Okay, girly girls......love your advice....so be free to tell me. You will not hurt my feelings if you tell me to pitch the couch. Have a good week. We are having beautiful weather. Rain is on the way but I have been loving the sunshine.
My husband and I have been married forever. We have four grown children and six amazing grandchildren. I am a
Nanny as well. I have always loved being around children.
I love the cottage, country, cozy look. I scrapbook and do paper crafts. I enjoy the simple life.