Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It Was Like American Pickers.......Almost!!

Good afternoon!! We are in the middle of another cold, rainy, yucky day. I think the sun must have gone on vacation because it has not been seen in days. Normally by this time of year, DH has at least part of the crops in. This is not the case this year. I think now he is just hoping to get started by May. Keeping fingers crossed. As farmers, we know not to wish for the rain to stop. See, then it stops all together and doesn't come when we need it.

I stopped at my first garage sale last week. It was like an "American Pickers" episode. Tool shed full, wagons sitting out, things everywhere. This is an annual sale but this year it was at least 3 times bigger. I arrived about 30 minutes after is started only to be met by people taking ARMLOADS of goodies out. Darn, it!! My first instinct was to trip them, grad the wares and run!!!! I was a good sport though and told them "looks like you found some neat stuff". Benches, buckets, things to decorate outside were leaving fast.  It was one of those instances where I drew a blank at what I wanted to look at because there was soooo much.  I made a quick pass around the wagons first to see if anything caught my eye and then off to the tool shed. This box was my first find.

The top has to have been added on at some point.  The hinge isn't old. I just love the writing on it.  Perfect spot to stash all of my stitching stuff next to the couch!

Next, I found this chair.  I think chairs may be an addiction. Shhhh...don't tell.  I was going to put it outside but decided to try it inside first.  They had several unpainted ones......wish I had picked one of those up to go inside.  Darn it!!

These are the last things I picked up.  I will use the oil can and door knob for make do bases.  The shovel will look cute in a tote outside.  Right next to the chicken feeder of course. 

There was an old cupboard base that I almost bought. It was in pretty rough shape though.  I still should have bought it.  Maybe it will be there if he has another sale. 

On Friday, I went to a local shop Bittersweet Cabin for an open house.  Loved it.  Here are a couple of things I came home with. 

Isn't he too cute.  Love his tail.

This little basket is my favorite.  So simple!!

I have come across a new blog I wanted to share.  It is The Real Farmwives of America & Friends.  It is a collective blog, but each member also has her own blog.  Gives some neat perspectives of  the modern farm wife.  Stop and check it out.  They are having a  recipe contest now along with Gooseberry Patch. Yummy!!

I also wanted to mention that the new issue of Prims is out. Three of my items have been featured again.  There are many beautiful items to be seen. 

That is all for today.  Thanks for spending some time with me. 


Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring has Sprung.........Finally!!!

Spring has finally sprung in NW Ohio!!  Yesterday was a toasty 84 degrees and it felt wonderful.  I see the warmer weather found many of you as well.  Kinda makes you forget all the cold and snow last winter.....almost.  It's so nice to see all the flowers that were planted last fall popping up.  Here is the first one that I spotted.  It looks a bit lonely! 

 I have noticed many places where I had bulbs planted, have not come up yet.  I think I need to take a picture of the flower beds in a couple of weeks to know where I need more planted.  I would like to think I could remember where to plant more next fall, but................the memory isn't what it was!! 

Last week we had a couple of days that were a bit warmer so my son and I brought out my new toy!!  I have been wishing for a little power washer so I could use it on our patio to speed up the cleaning a bit.  Well, after quite a while of  talking about it, DH brought one home from Lowe's!!  It works great!!  I have been warned though not to hold the wand too close to things....siding....paint......or I will ruin them. It almost makes cleaning outside fun!!

I took Easter decorations out a couple of weeks ago and sat them on the couch in our living room.  There they patiently sat until I decided to set them out.

I found this tin egg at a garage sale last summer for $1.  Love it.

Mr. Bunny is next to my cinnamon scented blackened beeswax tarts.

These goodies came a couple of weeks ago from my friend Ann.  It was a late birthday present.  (Making me feel really guilty b/c her birthday was way back in Nov and I haven't given her anything yet!!)  Stop by A Hole In The Basket Primitives and check out her wonderful Blog!!  Thanks, Ann.

I need to get some more of this greenery.  I just love it.

That's all for today.  I am trying to make myself do some more spring cleaning, but I think I need to sit and stitch for a while. My pile of patterns seems to be growing!!  Thanks for stopping by.