Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!


Our City of Rockledge had the first annual
Memorials Day parade...

neighbors from around our
neighborhood gathered to honor
our troops of past and present.

Good job Rockledge!!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I finally found a birdbath thru
craigslist...a bit small
but it will do for now...

I added the pot on top to give
it more appeal...
Still on the lookout for that
special one...

My sunflower is so top heavy
that its drooping...

but she's still so pretty.

I am linking up to Kathleen from Faded Charm White Wednesday...
Kim from Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday...
let's go see all the pretty blogs...

Happy Day...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Iron finds

Look what I found....

Iron trellis' least
that's what I am calling

a bit rusty, some cleaning needed.
They might go inside on a wall or
somewhere in the garden.
I love finds like these.

The tool box I bought from Susie sits on my table
filled with some of my favorite plates.

Today was the last day of school...
Woooo Hooooo...

I am linking up to Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.


Saturday, May 21, 2011


My seedlings have grown...
Sunflowers in Florida...I never knew...

It's been so much fun watching
them grow...

and grow..


Beautiful I say!

Happy Saturday,

Friday, May 20, 2011

Boots in the garden

I am having SO much
fun doing container
This iron piece did not stand
a chance...I stuffed
a plant inside and now
it looks so much better.

The iron bird fits perfectly inside.

A pair of garden boots that I never used.

I even cut a small hole
by the toe area for an airplant...

cute huh?

Have a great weekend...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Toolbox, bottles and jar

I was on the hunt for more garden junk
and some pretties to place in my
garden window.

This cool toolbox I bought from a friend,
it will sit on my table until....

the sconce I love, love, love. It does
need re-wiring though.

The wooden Jerusalem box will
be for my mom...the craftmanship
 is amazing!!

I don't care for the picture but love the frame. The ugly
lampshade was bought for the wire frame only.
And of course, the wooden
drawer will be for my
little jewelry trinkets.

It even has the handle...

I ablsolutely love these bottles.
The four are amethyst


the one on the left has a real pretty light
turquoise color.
Too bad they only had one.

They sit in my garden window as I type this,
I tried to take a picture but it's just too
darn bright.

I am liking up to Leigh's
Tales from Bloggeritaville...Thrifty Thursday

2 days of school left...wooooo hoooo!!!!!
I don't know who's more excited me or my boys...hahahaha


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Central Florida Bloggers

Central Florida Bloggers Unite...
at Shelley's beautiful home.

I was so excited for this day to come
and now I get to share with you all...
 Shelley has an eye for beautiful
things...I kept oohing and
ahhing as I walked from
room to room. I swear my
camera was taking pictures
on its own!

I looked at her trinkets and
and said to myself..
you dummy, you should have
bought that chalkboard
awhile back!!! LOL

This would look sooo good in my house too...
S is for Sylvia oops....Shelley

Who needs a magazine in here!!
There are so many pretty things to look at...

She decorates with lots of vintage

a picture for my friend who someday
plans on having a fireplace.

Where do I find one of those little box springs?...
it's super cute!

I drooled over this wall...are you drooling too?

This is where we had some yummy
treats for lunch...and
talked about thrift finds and barns.

My new friends...

(L to R) Vicky, Karen (no blog YET!), Carol
(bottom L to R) Shelley, Sue, Susie

Shelley (Sweet Pea Home), thank you so much for having us over and
getting the ball rolling. I say field trip next time!!

Happy Sigh...


Monday, May 16, 2011

Flowers and a Cat

A stroll through the
butterfly garden...

this is a white thunbergia vine?

I don't remember the name of this vine
but she sure is a beauty...

 I was pulling weeds off the
dutchmans pipe vine and
look what I found...
I think it's a swallowtail caterpillar
about to munch of the pipevine...
eat away little buddy!

I have something very exciting to tell you
but not till excited that
I don't think I will be able to sleep!!!

Cya tomorrow...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

container garden

I've been having lots of fun
with container gardens lately...

this penta is in an
old white chippy
iron book stand...

looking pretty in the garden.

The yarrow seems to be doing well
in our Florida weather...
Those are love bugs you see...they
are everywhere at this time...thank God for
our screened in porch!!!

More container garden pictures later...

Happy Sunday,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Curbside finds

Some curb finds from
years past...

A galvanized tub turned
into a water garden, sewing bench
and a cute bird cage.
I love to put all this
stuff in the garden,
it adds personality
and a bit of fun.

I am linking to Linda's Coast Charm
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday...come join me.


Friday, May 6, 2011

White elephant sale

My church had a white elephant
yard sale last week and as I was on my way out
I noticed this beautiful rose picture.

Double my excitement when I noticed the
frame in good shape.

This hand blown glass vase was at the TS
for several months and it finally came home with me.
I just love the greens and pinks swirls.

I am linking up to Cindy's My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday..
lets go take a look.

Have a great week,

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thrifty finds...

Found objects alongside
the curb last week
included this 7 ft ladder...

I love to paint wooden ladders
bright red and place them
in the garden as an ornamental...
I'd like to think the
red attracts the hummingbirds
and butterflies.

Can you believe this was also
a curbside find?...someone in my
neighborhood was moving out and were taking
their stuff and placing along the

This hand blown glass vase was a thrift find...
it's going to be a little

This cute little black table
with marble top and iron
wall hanger were thrift finds.
I tell you...if you are ever in my area
you must visit The Sharing Center...
good prices and ALWAYS something

 A quick road trip to the flea market yesterday
was so worth it!!!
I was lucky enough to find 2 galvanized watering cans
and a cute wooden box.

I am off to spray more red paint on the ladder...

Come join me...

Have a great week,