Friday, May 29, 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away!


Rain, Rain go away!
Come again another day!

It's been raining sooooooo much here!  
I feel like I need to build an arc.
I'm sure in a few weeks when it turns hot and dry I will appreciate the rain we are receiving today......  but, in the meantime.....  I have lots to keep me busy inside.
I decided to do some spring cleaning.  You know....  the tedious task of dusting "everything", cleaning under dressers and beds, changing the bedding and curtains, washing windows and cleaning ceiling fans.  As much as I hate to do it....  I feels so good when it's done.  
I cleaned and re-arranged my bedroom.  Each spring I add new sachets filled with lemon verbena and lavender.  I love lemon verbena!  
Everything looks so pretty and smells so wonderful.
I took pictures but it's so dark and cloudy that most of them didn't come out well.

Please keep those in Texas and Oklahoma affected by the floods in your prayers. 
Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Springtime Painting, Potting and Planting


I love Spring.  
It's my favorite time of year.
Everything is new again.  The trees are budding, the grass is greening and the gardens are coming alive. 
The weather has been beautiful so I was able to get some work done outside.    
I love, love, love my flowers!  
As much as I love my gardens....  I like to add potted plants here and there.  They add color and interest.  I chose geraniums in various shades of pink and red and added sweet potato vine and other fillers to round out the pots.  They look great.
Springtime projects.....
I took a section of old fencing and turned it into a "bud vase - sign".  I painted it white, then stencilled flowers, a watering can (at the bottom) and the word "Flowers" on it.  I then wired on several antique bottles to hold water for fresh or fake flowers.  
I painted an old ice cream parlor chair black and mosaic'd the seat.  It looks wonderful along side the fence.
I painted the boy & girl statues black and my husband made me a little flower cart using an old pop crate. And last but not least....  I turned an old wheel barrel into a planter.
It's looking like Spring around here!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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