Dragonfly Treasure: March 2010
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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Vintage Easter Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Vintage Easter Blog Hop!

Joan at Anything Goes Here is our hostess,
be sure to visit her and
 all the particpants sharing their vintage Easter decorations.

My first holds a special place just cuz it's so darn cute!
It's an Easter card sent to my Dad from his Aunt Florence.
There is actual hair sticking through the card!
Too cute!

A couple of Easter Postcards from my Grandmother.
Don't remember the date on this one...
I have it in a memory collage.

The date on this one is 1911, 
it to my Grandmother before she was married.

This little basket was found during the clean out of my Parents farm.
My Sister has memories of it, but I don't.
Must have been used before me.
Now the Pink Hyacinth Chick I remember getting one Easter.
I think it was in...I want to say Bubble Bath, but not really sure.
It's always been my favorite since I received it.

Ok, That's it for me,
now hop on over to visit Joan!

Ending another month.....

Happy Day to everyone!

I'm participating in:

Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

Today's Thrifty Treasures at  Southern Hospitality

Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Roeshel at The DIY Show Off

2nd Time Around Tuesday at  A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
 Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time

Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Just a few of my lilacs.
Some are in full bloom,
 while others are about to burst open.
I lost my white one last year,
need to find a replacement.


Did a little Treasure Hunting Saturday.
While heading over to a Moving Sale that was to be grand,
 we stumbled upon an Estate Sale.
Everything had to be gone by Monday.
"Only Girl" (my daughter) and I did find a few Treasures.

These sweet guys caught my eye right from the start!
A herd of bunnies, 7 to be exact!
A small poster of "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh.
This painting is #4, "the Comic's" and  #2, "Only Girl's" favorite
 painting so we always snag them when we find them.
While helping us carry the finds to the car,
the lady said this is your too...she was
carrying the Jade plant you see. 
Freebies are good!   

A large box of craft paints, a couple of enamelware pans,
a gorgeous watering can (which I will add to my collection),
will add the faux flowers to my treasure pile for a future project,
some ribbon, a new votive,
a set of old oval chalkware plaques
(which may find their way into my living room redo),
an old rhinestone brooch
and the pis de resistance....
a set of old white 6 1/2 ft shutters!
(which may also find their way into my living room makeover)

$20 for everything you see, pretty good I think.
....and that grand Moving Sale...'eh, not really worth mentioning.


I finally found sometime over the weekend to recover my kitchen benches.
When I first found this fabric I fell head over heels for it!

They went from this...

to this:

Love the way they turned out!
Now to keep everyone from spilling on them!

Now go on and skedaddle on over to see this weeks particpants.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Blooms and More......

I'm linking to these wonderful ladies.
Be sure to visit their wonderful blogs and
see this weeks participants!

Melody at Etsy Cottage Style for Vintage Alphabet Party

Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphisis Monday

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality fo Today's Thrifty Treasures

Roeshel at The Diy Show Off 
Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Michelle at Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday

Jill Women Who Do It All for Idea Sharin' Wednesday

Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday


We have been having such gorgeous weather the last few days.
About 75* during the day and 50's at night.
The garden is waking up with bright shining faces!

I was looking through my Treasure Pile and spied these two old bird cages.
I remembered seeing "planted" cages somewhere here in blogland.
 I can't remember where, so if it's you let me know so I can give you proper credit!
Anyway, with all this Spring weather I needed to get my fingers in dirt!

This one I found in a farmer's field...
as is, no bottom.
But I loved the color!
Perfect for the backyard.
It was still there a few weeks after I first saw
 it so I pulled over and snagged it ;)
I picked up a tin baking pan at Dollar Tree,
made a few holes in the bottom for drainage.
Then painted it green so it would blend better once the plants fill in.

I had some Moisture Control Planting Mix so I added that.
It will help hold moisture during our 105+* Dog Days of Summer.
I also hooked it up to my drip line, which is that black hose you
see in the back.
I planted Impatiens which should do well in both cages.
In the center I have an angel that is blowing a kiss.

I added sphagnum moss to the top to help hold mositure
as well as hide some discrepancies, like the drip line.

Onto the next one which came from the free pile at a garage sale.
It is missing the sliding tray...no biggie.

I stuffed sphagnum moss into the front opening
where the tray would be. Covered the moss with a coffee filter
to keep soil from escaping when it drains.
Added soil and planted.
Yep, another angel blowing a kiss.
Sphagnum moss again over the top.

In her final resting spot near the front door

By now you're probably wondering about
my angels....

They have special meaning to me.
After we moved here I wanted
to find "something" blowing a kiss.
It's a special memory from when I was younger...
and older too.
Doesn't sound difficult.
I was always on the look out at
Yard and Garage sales, Thrifts, etc.
Wasn't any to be found.
I kind of forgot about it for awhile.

Then my Mom passed.
Once I started going to sales and; thrifting again
I started finding them.....
Lots of them!
I don't seek them out anymore...they find me
I feel it Mom's way of saying "hi".
Sounds silly I know, but they have a way of turning up
just when I need a "hug".
Love and Miss you Mom.

Speaking of blowing kisses...
look what I found while thrifting this weekend

Yep, another one
she's already settled nicely into
"The Fairy Walk"
$2 at yard sale

A couple other finds from this weekend

Love this sweet bunny!
$3 at Secondhand Treasure Thrift

Yes....it is a Totem Pole.
As my daughter and I were leaving,
my Rebel (#2 son) yelled 'find me something!'
He, as well as all my family,
 already know if I see something for them I get it.
Saw the Totem and thought of him, ha!
Felt he was worth the $3...LOL
He will do his own makeover on it,
painting and the like...have to see what he comes up with ☺


WOW, have we been having great weather!
Spring fever is in full bloom.
The other day I just needed Spring Color
on my front door. Fast!
Ransacked my Treasure Pile and
came up with a garland, a piece of ribbon
and a painted wooden egg.
Wound the garland into a wreath,
added the ribbon and egg...
and voila!
What do ya think?

Not too bad for less than 5 minutes and $0!


Today are the letter C and D for the Vintage Alphabet Party.
I didn't have any trouble comming up the letter "C"
but "D" was another story.....

For "C" I'm showing off my Crocks.
All of the numbered ones where my Grandmothers, on my Dad's side.
2 and 3 gallon

5 gallon

and the Papa of all Crocks..
the 15 gallon

 It's kinda grubby and stained and has a large crack in it,
but it's ok, comes in handy for a side table
or a plant stand, in this case  ;~)

Now on to "D"

I finally settled on my Mom's Demilune Table
I love it's shape and turned legs!
It's been waiting for it's makeover for awhile now...
it will come in time.

Sorry for such a bad photo, bad lighting.

Be sure to check out all the particpants for this weeks meme's,
it's such fun to see what everyone is doing.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's Alive!!!

I know I keep saying this but..

WHERE does the time go????
I feel like I'm running in place lately..
late for everything (thanks for the reminder Tootsie!!).

A couple weekends ago we had a "Weeding Weekend" at the farm.
While there I spied a small Weeping Peach.
As you know Mom had a beautiful garden
 that has all but disappeared over the years.

Mom had a few of these and every once in a while
a fallen peach would spring forth a new tree.
They are so pretty when they bloom.

This was "The Last of the Mohicans".

I was so sad when I lost mine a few years ago,
I loved it and had received so many compliments on it.

So with shovel in hand I dug it up and
hoped and prayed it would make it.

Well, here she is.....

Leafing out and even a few blooms.

I think she'll be OK.

One of my Baby Roses is just about open.
The little blue flowers next to it are Forget-Me-Nots 

Some of my Callas

Ok nope skeddadle over to Tootsie Time to see everyone's
Fertilizer Friday photos!


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