Monday, May 18, 2015

New Type of Flowers in the Flowerbed

I have some new and interesting flowers in my flowerbed in the back yard.

I got these last Saturday at the Flea Market.  In this photo, you can see the bottom and they are made out of pop bottles - see the cap at the bottom?

They were 3 for $5.00.

I just love them tucked into the flowerbed.

Couldn't wait to show you my tomato plant!!

They are just loaded with baby tomatoes!

John must be so proud of me!!

I love the baby rabbits in the back yard and they love my Sweet Potato Vine.  See the little white tips?  They just stand there and bite the ends off.  Oh well, they'll grow back hopefully.  

Bella and I so enjoy the rabbits hopping around the back yard.  



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Treasures 5/15/2015

Last Saturday the Tulsa Flea Market was closed (you can imagine my panic when I arose on Saturday morning realizing there was no Flea Market).  But, I did hit a couple of Estate Sales and then the Flea Market today.

Love these two plates.  The one on the right is English and has the most beautiful edge.  It is called "The Kill".

Bags of linens and laces.

Some gorgeous blue pieces.

Pretty old tarnished silver pieces.

Red pieces of course.

Some wooden pieces - a tray, basket, large birdhouse and little wooden carrier tote.

Isn't this the sweetest wreath?  It's all metal even the ribbon.

Love this little lace covered book.

It's called "A Pastoral" and was done in the 1970's.

Each set of pages has a poem about the pressed flower on the other side.  All in some of the most beautiful detail.  Interesting.

I have been sewing all week long working on new items for my Etsy shop.  I am getting ready to go a different direction with my Etsy and will share more as I get further into the development of it.

I have also been sewing fun things for my great-grandbabies.  Will finish those and share soon.

We are suppose to have horrible weather later today and all day tomorrow.  Tornados, hail, the whole gamut.


Monday, May 11, 2015

A "C" to go with my Wreath!

This was a fun, fast and fairly inexpensive project!

Do you remember my wreath I made last year with the flowerpots and succulents?

Well, I decided this would be a good mate to go on the front porch wall across from this wreath.  Now, remember, the wreath was a project I saw on Pinterest several times.  It was not an easy project.  Each pot had to be wired on and it took an amazing amount of time.

But, I loved the results.

I got this large C wooden letter from JoAnn's.  It was $11.95 but of course, I had a coupon.

Then, I went to Michaels and they had these little succulent artificial plants on sale for $1.00/each.  I also picked up a small foilage bush on sale for $1.99.

I had moss at home already.  I just started in adding the moss down in the recessed area of the wooden letter.  Then I added a few springs of the foilage.  And last, but not least, I added the succulents.  I cut the stems completely off so that I could put hot glue on the bottom and wedge it down into the moss.

Ta Da!!

I hope you enjoy this project.


PS  Thanks for all of the sweet comments about the precious grandchildren!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Blessed Mother's Day!

When you get a card like this, how could you not have a great Mother's Day?  I had got these dresses for the girls last week and they made this card for me.  I know I am prejudiced, but aren't they darling?

My son called this morning to wish me a Happy Mother's Day and granddaughters came by.

So, it was a good day.

And then, it was also a sad, sentimental day.

Today, Landen would have been 11 years old.  I can just imagine what he would have been like.  Full of boy energy I'm sure!  I know that he and John are keeping things hopping in Heaven.

I had this picture painted in oils from two different photos that I had of Landen.

The bottom one (with all of the hair) was taken just a few days before he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma State 4 cancer.  He was such a trooper and we had many months of good times before he went to be with the Lord.

The top left photo was taken about a month before he passed away.  He truly went from a little boy to a young man in a short time.

If you haven't read about Landen, go to the Dedication to Landen at the top of my page.

He made us all realize that we need to treasure every minute we have on this earth.  I thank him for that lesson because it made me realize when John got sick that every minute was special.

And it was!

Happy Mother's Day to you all!



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