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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

changes from season to season



                             Winter....Let's not go there yet!!!

                 Spring.....in the front garden...........





                           Front Urn is decorated for the season................





Everything is popping up and looking fresh.....mulch down......

                 Summer ..........in the front garden............





                 Hydrangeas are in full bloom......these ones are Annebelle


                              Now cut and in the sink ready for drying......



                      Front Urn is decorated for the season......


                                                These Hydrangeas are Endless Summer
not once but twice......
                                                     



                  Fall........in the front garden............










                          Front Urn takes on a new look..........




                               Love the large Orb I picked up earlier this year......
                                           I knew then where it was going.......






                                                   Kept my angel from my summer basket
                                        and all the different ivy plants .......
                                                Next will come the pumpkins and the corn and the........

    
       Look what else is new..........







                                     Pinky Winky hardy Hydrangea tree.......



                                     She's a beauty.......

                               Can't wait till her flowers start to dry on the stem then....
                                             you know what comes next.....
                                                    yup you got it right .......
                                                   more flowers for my decor in the house......

                                        The pumpkins in my veg garden are starting to turn
                                                 orange and the corn is starting to dry .......

                                                     Wonder what or how I will decorate the front.....

                                                          My mind never stops...does yours???

                                             
                                                           Thanks for stopping by!

                                                              Linda
                                                               
         

Monday, 8 September 2014

Trash to Treasures



                                       Is there a specific piece that you look for.....


                                               Are you a collector......

                                      Does colour matter..........

        Well I'm the kind of gal that is spontaneous ........If I see a bowl and like it's colour.....
                                   I take it home.....does $$$$ matter.........

                                             Of course it does.......







                               So when I came across this pudding bowl at a yard sale and
                           the lady says .25 cents .....would you  linger and hummm and haaa...
                                   no....you would pay her promptly.....and wonder wow!!!! deal
                                              of the day!!!!!






                                       Then I spot this outdoor carpet laying there under a tree.....
                                           no price.....hmmmm and haaaa.....the nice person says it's
                                               yours for $2.00 sold.......roll it up and take it.....
                                                      Know it will look great on my upper deck ...

                                       carry on farther down the road and come across another yard sale....
                                                 this bowl sings to me......love the colour......

 


                                              This person knows it's an antique......$5.00 sold........
                                                     then I see a container of marbles....allies....
                                                      .25 cents ....sold....thought I would use them




                                                          someday....or just show my grands how we played
                                                                 with them.....not electronic games like now.....

                                                         Then we are off to Lakefield fairgrounds to the annual
                                                                           Antique show and sale.....

                                                                       Bought these two shaving mugs....
                                                                         both from different vendors.......
                                                                            The blue one was $1.00
                                                                              the green was $2.00....




                                                       I'm crazy over trasnsferware.........

                                               Then from afar I spotted her.......knowing that she was
                                                               maybe 19 years old not an antique.....
                                                                            but a collectible item.....

                                                                       can you guess????









                                                No I don't collect Barbies....but she will make
                                                              someone happy.....
                                                   The price on the box when new $54.00
                                                         It still had the sticker in contact.....
                                                                          Zellers.....






                                                                 I paid $15.00.......

                                                  Started out at $25.00 then down to $15.00

                                                                 Couldn't go wrong......

                                                   Oh yes and this cute red pick up truck
                                                       $7.00.....Mr.WWH couldn't make
                                                                       it for that price.....

                                                               You will have to wait to see
                                                                          it.....already full of
                                                                ..............................................

                                    Have you been out treasure hunting lately..........

                                   
                                                                  Thanks for stopping by!
                                            Love hearing from you! Leave a message won't you!
               
                                                                       Linda

Friday, 5 September 2014

FALL


                                Fall.....Am I rushing it just a little......

                                             Everything here in the gardens are still lush and
                                                      blooming.......but once September rolls
                                                 around I'm ready for my favourite time of the year......


                                                          Front door ......wreath hung.......







                                                          Front entry way......



                                                       Fall vignette...........

                                       Picked some corn so I could dry the husks for
                                                       decorating.......





                                               This is a trial and error experiment....
                                              Has anyone tried this before and had success?????

                               Having a hard time parting with my basket.......it's still so full
                                            so I popped it into my black urn ...........









                                                  fall will just have to wait .............


                                            Have you started just a little.........


                                                  Thanks for stopping by!
                                  Love hearing from you....leave a message won't you!

                                                        Linda

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Forgotten Gardens

                                        Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

                             All the kiddies are back in school and fall is fast approaching......

                                           Guess you are wondering about my heading.....
                                                      forgotten gardens.....

                                           By the time September rolls around I have
                                had enough, tilling and weeding and ...........

                                      Is that true to all or am I the only one
                                          that gets this feeling........





                                          Here is a picture of my roses blooming for the second
                                               time around and they are much healthier looking....

                                                            I followed the instructions that Heather
                                                 at New House New Home gave on pruning them ....





                                                              They are beautiful!

                                                        As I said before don't look at the weeds...
                                                                     



                                                                    My vegetable garden is overgrown......
                                                      Soon all the tomatoes will ripen ....all at once......
                                                                 My zuchini plants produced next to nothing......

                                                                          Never had that problem before....

                                                    The Kale is full and ready to harvest......
                                                             I'll make pesto and freeze it...

                                                                   Harvested 3 large eggplant....WOOO HOOO
                                                                                    never grown this veg before....

                                                     Cucumbers.....now that's a laugh...not one.......?????
                                                                   
                                                               Beets....a full crop....

                                                            My corn is amazing....we don't eat it....it's just for
                                                                           decorating...in the fall......





                                             The sunflower seeds that I planted were for cutting and I did just that
                                                                      and are on display in my living room......

                                                                  Pumpkins....YEH!!! I have pumpkins....now
                                                                            they were slow growers......








                                                                   Let's check out the sunflowers in the fire pit
                                                           you know the ones that the birds planted......

                                                                               WOWZIE!!!!!







                                                                    Huge Heads........

                                                         The birds will have a feast........






                                                           We purchased new upper deck furniture...
                                                                         still on the lookout for a table....
                                                                        thinking of closing in this deck....
                                                                               I'll keep you posted..


                                                       I planted my blue hydrangea in the front garden
                                                               yesterday so that it will get well rooted before
                                                                             the FROST!!!!

                                                                       Now my urn needs to be filled with
                                                                                     fall......

                                                          HMMMMM!!! off to Costco today they have
                                                                             huge Mums ...in all the colours.....

                                                             Are you itching to get fall decorating or have
                                                                                        you started already.......

                                                                      As always thanks for stopping by!
                                                                           Leave a message won't you!

                                                                                   Linda




                                                                         

Friday, 29 August 2014

Scheepjeswol Knitting Yarn


                                          It Came! It Came!!

                                   My yarn of course all the way from the UK.

                    I have never ordered yarn on line before or from the UK.

                                                Ok Ok let's back up here!!

              It all started while browsing The Creative Being blog.

                                That's where I saw it......

                                 SCHEEPJESWOL knitting yarn.....

                       I knew I was hooked. This yarn comes from the Netherlands......

                                    So I placed my order with deramores.
                                           (7.95 for shipping and no TAX)
                             
                                          It's so soft and luxurious!


                                   I ordered 3 balls of Scheepjeswol  Batik,
                                                   60% cotton, 40% acrylic....

                              Well I just couldn't wait to get started so here she
                                              is Miss A. modelling her new Slouchy Hat.









                                                   
                                      Is it not the cutest hat and model......

                                        I love how the colours flow.

                                                 

                                              Everyone have a fantastic long weekend!!

                                                           See you in September.......


                                                   Thanks for stopping by!
                                                    Love hearing from you!
                                                     


                                                             Linda

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

SNOWMEN.........IN AUGUST!!!!



                                                Missed Christmas in July
                                                        so why not August!!


                              Miss A and I have been busy painting.......

                                              No surprise....is it!

                             


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Painting on Screen



                                                   Always wondered how to paint on
                                                                       screen.

                            Last season while out antiquing I picked up these two window  sashes.


                                                            
                                                      


                                 Not sure at the time what I had planned for them
                                        so they sat in my studio till I started decorating
                                                         for Christmas.

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