Thursday, May 28, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

My contribution to Vintage Thingies Thursday? I wasn't sure what to pick, but my 6.5 year old daughter told me to take a photo of her dresser. Well, really the items on top of her dresser.So, here we go...starting from the left hand corner, a vintage children's tambourine hangs on the wall (this came from freecycle). The next vintage item is the milk glass lamp which Farmer Dad purchased for her last spring. The curio came from a lady we purchased some milk glass from that became an "estate sale/yard sale buddy" of mine, when she wanted to make room in her garage. She has also given Princess many of the "girlie" figurines shown here, like the pink dog and cat on top, also from her is the little pig (I think it is a small planter) next to the lamp which P keeps change in. The table runner is also a vintage item we found in the back of my Grandmother's closet. She loves living with vintage as much as we do. Do you have some "Vintage Thingies" you'd like to share? Join in at Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday

If not, visit anyway, just to see all the lovliness!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Watching the flowers grow

Sorry we were gone for so long, Princess fell off the computer chair, into the computer
desk, knocking teeth loose. Fortunately, they were baby teeth.She is recovering,
but needing a bit more one on one care than normal.
Here are some photos from the last couple of days around the yard.
Many of the roses are flowering, the "pink lemon aid" honeysuckle too.
This Cecil Brunner (sp?)rose is spreading across the fence on one side of the yard,
Farmer Dad was not a fan, dumped it there, and despite him, it is thrivingit fills Princess's windows with cute pinkness!We also have some

flowers from Farmer Dad's childhood home,

Things in pots that were purchased at Lowes last year right before they went into
a dumpster, for about $.35...yes..that cents!

Some old horse radish in the garden is flowering too

I missed the azaleas, but here is one of the rhododendrons

It is the smallest one on our property, and the only one of this color.
What's blooming near you?

Monday, May 18, 2009

A walk around our corner of the Garden State

Berries....currants..I think.
Fig Leaves...


Big Cherry tree...

Cherry tree.... Random flowers from around the yard

The cranberry...

Princess planted impatiens for her "tree house".

Mourning Doves inspecting the veg plot...

Along the side of the garage.. this needs to be weeded and divided..soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Today is Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Colorado Lady's blog
It took me a while, but I got a few vintage thingies to post about
for this week. Three sugar and creamer sets we have picked up
over the last few years. This first set, from the lady who gave Princess
the small tray in Yesterday's post. They are quite small, possibly from a child's set.
Here is a photo of the markings, for those who like that sort of thing.

The second at a yard sale/estate sale last summer. These were in a box of
china I paid $5.00 for.
Here are the markings.

I'm not sure where this last set came from, but they are un-marked milk glass.

I love and use each set often! Actually, I use all of our "stuff" as the mood or season hits.
I will not buy something I can not "use". Our house is just too small for that. ;-)
If you'd like to join in, sign up over at Colorado Lady's blog, but even if you don't want to
share your vintage thingies, go check out all the loveliness from the other participants!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I love joining in with my friend Sue celebrating REDnesday!
Here are my red picks this week. A vintage tin from my Grandmother's
house, this one filled with buttons and sewing needles.

here is a close up..

This little tray was given to my daughter at an estate sale we stumbled
upon last year,(she also has a yellow one). She admired it, and the woman gave
her a box and told her to fill it, she refused to let me pay for it. Princess also cleaned them out of "fake" flowers and garden hats. ;-)My favorite of the picks this week...this vintage souvenir from
Niagara Falls found in the back of a closet at my Grandmother's.

Isn't it lovely? May you all have a lovely Rednesday!!

Community Garden

Farmer Dad has been trying to get his Community Garden plot
all planted for the season, and this means more time away from home.
Princess demanded that I drive her up to help him the other day when she
realized where he had gone. She did actually help. Here they are planting corn.
We also took a walk around to see some of the other plots, which was a lot of fun.We tried our hand at making crowns for each other.
Then she drew a picture of Farmer Dad's plot.

I hung out until they were done for the day, but she rode home with Daddy.I am waiting for my seedlings to be ready for planting at my Community Plot.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

My friend Sue, participates in Colorado Lady's
Vintage Thingie Thursday, and every week, I intend to join
in. This week, I was all ready, when I realized, there was a "theme".
"What was I thinking?"
Now, those who know my "homeschooling" side, know how much I love a theme,
but I couldn't think of one single "what was I thinking?" item in my house.
I'm quite sure Farmer Dad could, but he's at work, and this is my blog, so I got nothing.
Instead, I will show you a vintage thing I am happy he brought home.
To be fair, it started as a "what were you thinking" item, for sure.... this green vase
and the green candy dish to the left of it.The vase came from Great Grandma's.
He brought it home with a bunch of other vintage vases, not long after buying a bunch of vintage vases along with the green candy dish .I love the vases, don't get me wrong, but how many does one house need? We don't usually buy cut flowers. He does cut some from the yard, like these
lilacs. That tree/bush/tree, is also vintage.
The little yellow candy dish is also vintage and from my Great Grandmother's, but
I picked that and brought it home, because can you ever have too many candy dishes? ;-)
Be sure to check out all the other bloggers who have joined in VTT this week over at Colorado Lady's blog, even if you don't join in your self.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays....

The little Bosc Pear tree we planted last year does not mind at all.

The cherry blossoms are coating every surface...

The hostas are also benefiting from the rainfall...

There are blooms in every corner now, including the azaleas...

Sometimes, you need to make your own sunshine...

Hope you are enjoying whatever nature is dishing out near you.