Friday, August 31, 2012


I was so impressed with the white
 in my Autumn garden
that I decided to carry
 it into the inside as well.
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of white
in home decor, so it was not
stretch to make this a
White Autumn.
I am a believer that small touches are all you
need to put your present decor style
into the season.

A couple of Mums may be the only thing you need
to convert your space from
Summer to Fall.
A little white paint, a little burlap,
some mums
and you are set for a simple
"White Autumn".


Monday, August 27, 2012


Yesterday morning
 I was out in the yard early. 
 I had two projects
 on my "to do" list
that required the great outdoors.
  First shampoo a rug that got wet when
our Basement flooded and
 the other a painting project.
The garden is taking on a very WHITE look right now.
The Autumn Clematis is almost at its peak.
We've got a Forsythia bush that is completely covered
this time of year.
My little Hibiscus plant has drank in the rain we've had
this month and has decided to bloom again.
The gardening shed is covered
with the Autumn Clematis as well
 but it hasn't bloomed yet.
Seven years ago, when we bought our home
 there was a big bed of
four o'clocks near the house.
They were bright pink, yellow and white,
now the white ones are the only ones that bloom.
This is the third year it  has happened... 

I'm so inspired with white
I decided to paint these yellow and orange
mini pumpkins and decorate inside with
white as well. 

Happy Gardening.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fancy Feast

Back in the day
when I had four cats
and fed them all Fancy Feast
I sent off for this free set of playing cards.

They have been tossed around
 from drawer to drawer
just waiting.
 I've finally thought of something
to do with them.

I've made Christmas tree ornaments
for the cat fancier.
I'll be selling them at our upcoming
Holiday Show

Sometimes in pays
not to throw away.

Two hole punches, some ribbon
and a bell,
a perfect ornament
 or gift tag.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Is it too early to be thinking Christmas?
For some people, absolutely
but for me
 not a bit.

Last week Susan hosted the first meeting for our
November Holiday Show and Sale
at Buttermilk Cottage.
The big dogs were there to
 "Show and Tell"
what they've been working on.

I am in no way in the same league
as most of the artist
that contribute to the show,
in fact I consider myself a crafter,
not an artist
but I like to be a part
 of it all.

I was inspired
and got busy doing
what I do.

Origami Birds

Monday, August 6, 2012


Last night as the sun was going down
it started to rain
and rain
and rain some more!
Before we knew it
 our little downtown area was flooded

and so was our basement.

Susan and I scrambled into action.
two thirds of the basement
 was already ankle deep in water
so we threw everything we could
 into the third
 that was dry.

We set up card tables
 to empty out some of the
hardest hit boxes. 
 that had been sitting
 on the ground
had already soaked up
 quite a bit of

What a mess! 
 We have been storing
 much of my niece's things
 some of her precious belongings
 were the hardest hit.
Art and books...
oh my.

This morning we were up by six
 trying so salvage
 what we could.

Some things made it through fine,

others, not so lucky.
We both worked all day
cleaning, sorting, washing,
 what could be saved.

At the end of the day
we had to say goodbye to much.

But then much was saved as well.

Live and learn!
everything on the ground
 is now air tight
and all valuables
 off the floor.

Thank God in Heaven
we had a sump-pump
and were able to sweep all the water into that.
The fans are still blowing
 and will be
through the night
 and then some.

First sunny day we get this
bad boy will need to be
shampooed and
What's the good in all this?

We were able to recover
 in a days time,
I'm sure many won't be as lucky.
Hey, and we now have a
 clean and organized

Life is still GOOD!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I know I've shown you this before,
but I really love it.
It's a little weird...
but cool.

Someones discarded art project
 thrown in my back ally.
I didn't have to think twice
snatching it up.
Have I told you lately
that I'm a scavenger bird?

Anyway, what I wanted
  to show you
 was this plant
and ask for help.
Every year about this time
 it starts popping up
in my garden. 
 I don't remember planting it,
 but that doesn't mean anything.

Weed or plant?
Help me out.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Have you ever been in a junk store
treasure shopping
and seen some old wooden canes standing in the corner?
Usually they're just a couple of bucks.

I've found a fabulous was to use them
and to add some fun to
the garden.

They are the perfect size for a pot trellis.
  Just tie them together
and stick them in.
This pot has a little bit of everything
 in it, but the Morning Glory
 is loving its climb.

Happy gardening!

Friday, August 3, 2012


I was out in the garden early this morning
 with a mug of coffee.
I stumbled onto this beauty.
It lives in a bed I share with my
ninety something neighbor.
She's back at home today
 after being gone a couple of months,
recovering from a stroke.

Welcome back sweet Anna!
We salute you.
Related Posts with Thumbnails