I've been pouring over my garden magazines and I do hope that this year I get a garden shed all my own.
Country Sampler Decorating Ideas June 2000 Love Rebecca's philosophy...'I buy what I like and justfit it in."
My garden leans toward the wild and native side but I would love to have a curtain of roses in a corner of the yard... safe and secure from the native and exotic deer in our neighborhood. Along with the regular white tail deer
we have large fallow deer which are like goats, they will eat ANYTHING!
I can hear them now... "What! did you say Rock Candy just planted roses....yum!" Point the way....
And these are Black Buck Antelope
Yesterday I was returning from thrifting with my Mother and there were about 20 of these critters walking, single file, down my drive way. I say, "Darn, wish I had my camera so I could share with my BGFs...bloggin' girlfriends.
People tease me all the time about the changes that happen in my nest. I am always fluffing, shifting and moving, adding or taking away. I love it! Traveling around blogland can get one's creative juices flowing and that's just what happened here. Saw the above photo on countryliving.com and things started flying round here...Time Flies...now that's funny...cluckle
My hubby's parents ran the oldest Mom & Pop shop in Houston... The Little Watch Shop. So clocks and watches and parts abound.
This particular one was brought in for repair and never picked up. There was a black dot under the bird symbol which my man recognized so he very carefully scraped to reveal the whole. How it got here? Some other family's secret.
these two...estate sale and antique mall
This black clock with gold inlay sat, with this metal harpist on it, for years and years in my in-laws home.
I must digress a bit from my last post...before discovering Theresa's Birthday giveaway I had been drooling--I mean scrolling through Mamie Jane's and all her creativity. I love junker's and their inspirational projects andJane had one that I just had to try. Since I was going thrifting with some girlfriends yesterday I had a list of things to look for. One was a little shadow box and there it was at Goodwill for $2.99 (measures 12 x 12)
Off came the little roses so I could display some family treasures from the past.
Added some vintage paper for the background and sanded and rubbed on a little stain.
Now relics tucked away out of site are showcased for all to see. Like this silver pocket knife and leather coin purse with needlepoint insert.
A little matchbox size of STANLEY'SMetal Seals, H of course and still got some in it, and a tiny purse.
This rough leather one has orange stitching along the bottom (original or a patch job?--family secret) holds this little key...to what we will never know--another family secret. And a pair of glasses or should I say glass since one is missing. Probably fell in the suitcase or trunk that the key goes to.
Thanks to Jane the junker for stimulating my own creative juices.