Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back in the Swing of Things..........

Hello!!!!   For all of you who may have wondered, no....I didn't fall off the edge of the earth. I am still around and trying to get some organization back to my schedule since summer is almost over and the kids are all back in school.  Seems when I had things to write about, I didn't have time, and when I had the time, things were rather boring.  So, anyway, I'm back.  Thanks to all those who have stuck with me. 
We had a terribly, and I mean terribly dry summer.  Crops looked horrible, grass was dying, flowers were just existing with the constant watering I did every night.  Here is my poor garden.  I had such high hopes for it early on.  It still fared better than years past so it was a successful project.  I thought I took a picture when the sunflowers were blooming, but I guess not. Better luck next year with it!! 
Just a few of the Black-eyed Susans I have out by the old smokehouse.

I started these dipper gourd plants indoors and transplanted them.  I didn't think they would all live but they did.  I have quite a few growing.  They don't seem to have as long a "handle" as the picture on the package shows, but they will be great to have. 

The US 127 garage sale happened again this year.  Here are the goodies I was able to pick up.  We didn't go far at all because it was so hot!!  I'm not the die-hard garage saler I would like to think I am.  My favorite piece is the old lantern.  It was only $3!!  I have been looking for one for quite a while. 

Here it is all cleaned up. I put a battery operated timer candle in it.  It makes such a neat accent on our front porch!

I found a few new molds for my blackened beeswax.  These are large ears of corn wrapped in husks.

And here is the smaller version.  All of the bowl fillers and ornies I make are hand poured with highly scented cinnamon blackened beeswax and rubbed with spices. My items can be found in my Etsy store. Please take a moment to go check it out!!
I guess that is all for today.  I am hoping to get my fall decorations out in the next few days.  I will be back to show you my displays. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!


  1. What great finds! Love that lantern...and only $3? Wow! I would have loved any of those...the crock, bucket, bowl....any of them would have made me happy alone! I think you did well!

    Love the hanging wood flag too!


  2. Hi Melissa,
    Good to see you posting again. I just got back to it too and it feels good being back.
    It was awful hot here too. Seems all of the plants and flowers were stressed.

  3. Hello Melissa, great blog, found it and enjoyed. Was really dry here to this summer, bring on Fall. Love your finds, that crock and bucket are really great. Blessings Francine.

  4. You sure did find some deals..Glad ya are back..Have a wonderful week..


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