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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.


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