In the midst of clearing papers, I came across some old photos of my yard. Boy have I made some serious progress over the years. When we first moved into the house I really knew nothing about gardening. I was a city girl and loved looking at beautiful landscapes but while living in Jersey, I didn’t do any yard work. When we moved to S.C. the yard had a clean slate and I figure I’d let my imagination take over. I have to admit – I’d forgotten how dull and lifeless the yard was, but after looking back at all the hard work put into it, these pictures made me realize how much progress I really made over the years. Perusing countless garden magazines proved to be worthwhile in helping to inspire me. Just thought I’d share my progress made with you… (try not to laugh at the before too much). My husband preferred it that way because it was easy to cut the grass (mind you he hated moving what little objects there were..)
By gradually taking each section at a time progress was made.. so you know alot of gardening therapy took place out here. The back breaking agony I went through was all worth it. The best part about the beds is they’re 80% perennials. Yes, I learned real quick over the years to get garden smart. 🙂 So much progress was made and yet – more to still make. Thankfully I have you to follow along with me to share the journey. TTYL,
This is an old 4 light lamp. One of the arms broke off and the wiring has been removed..not to mention it’s rusty has heck.. don’t ask me why I didn’t throw it away..(because I’m a pack rat – that’s why).. 🙂
Well, remember I said I’m cleaning out – getting ready for a huge 49-mile yard sale our region is having (so if you’re interested in a weekend thrifting trip, head to Chester, South Carolina June 6-7, to begin your 49 mile junkin’ journey. I gave it a quick coat of copper paint.
But I’m still not going to use it as a lamp… so moving along.. found my vintage hats collection (you’re probably saying – “sheesh…what don’t she collect”.. chuckles…
It’s time to display them properly, after all Spring is coming – add they add a nice touch to the foyer
Just re-arranged the table a tad bit and it’s a simple new look
Struck again at Kroger..
Filled with all my favorites…. for a spring bouquet
They look lovely inside my hand painted thrifty deal
And all I went in for was a can of tuna fish and a diet pepsi.. chuckles…. I gotta stay away from there.. or I’ll have a florist in my house if this keeps up… but for now – they’ll brighten my hump day tommorrow… Hope the pretty flowers brighten your day
I stopped over at the nursery to see what they have and saw the air plants. There were so many to choose from.
Well needless to say I came home with 5.. I love those little buggers especially since they require no dirt. They’re very easy to care for. All you basically need to do is dip them in water or spray them. To learn more about their care you can click here. You can be so creative with including them in your decor. This is how I used them.
Here I used a couple of the sand dollars that were in the Seashell Jackpot. Using a dab of hot glue to hold in place I created a “sandwich” for the plant to display with the seashell vignette.
This one sits nice and cozy inside the swan cork dish
The sea rock had holes and this one sits neatly inside.. I dabbled a bit of hot glue to keep it in place
This one fits perfectly inside the bottle neck of this vintage vase
The seashell nestles this one
Do you like them? Have you grown air plants? If so, share them with me..
I paid a visit to Kroger’s supermarket and noticed their basket of manager’s special flowers and thought I’d buy a few to create an arrangement to brighten my day.. fresh flowers always says “it’s a beautiful day to be happy” to me.
I’m a novice at creating an arrangement but I tried my luck and was pleased. I used a cheap vase I bought at that terrific yard sale last week for $0.75. I liked it because it was on a pedestal – nothing fancy but what the heck..
It’s a beautiful Saturday and it’s nice to have a lovely bouquet around the house … light some candles and let the day begin.. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!