Sunday, August 16, 2009
Weekend Finds & Reclaiming My Garden
I must say, this is probably the weirdest assortment of things I have ever found! The garage sales were awful this week, so all of this came from antique stores. Every Thursday, my Mom, sister and I go antiquing. I found this old wrapper from a loaf of Wonder bread. There is a thick piece of foam in there to keep it's shape. Does anyone remember when loaves were sold like this? I just love the colors, and it looks great in my kitchen!
Next is a little red transistor radio. I set out on Thursday with a mission to find a transistor, after I saw Nicole's cute blue and white one. I couldn't believe my luck! I don't think it's real old, maybe the 70s? I don't care. It's RED!
I have been looking for barkcloth in my price range, and Thursday I found 3 panels for $6 each! I love the pattern, and the colors are perfect. Only problem is....
I don't know if I want to use them for curtains, or to use to make covers for chair cushions. So I have one panel hanging along with the current curtain. I don't think this is helping me decide at all, and is probably confusing me. And it looks stupid! I need to put the other barkcloth panel up there!
I found this Bill Shakespeare figurine. I wish I could find out more about him. I spend about 30 minutes online trying . He has alot of what looks like silver hallmarks on the bottom, and it also says "D Whitton" on it. Does anyone know anything about him?
For those of you who read my previous post, about being scared and intimidated by my neighbor, and afraid to work in my back garden for almost 2 years, here is what I did on Friday.
Come take a little walk with me, through the arch, into what was once my Secret Garden, and which I am now reclaiming.
I put a little picket fence, reclaimed from another neighbor, between the yard and the thug's garage. I wish it could be an 8' fence. Normally, you are supposed to put the good side of the fence facing your neighbor. As you can see, I didn't do this, and I DO NOT CARE. I saw him yesterday looking at the fence, and I must confess, my heart still races when I see him, from fear, but mostly I think it's anger at myself for living in fear for so long. My garden is going to be cute again, I swear it!
Finally, say hello to my little friend, Chester the Cicada! I found him in the garden, and alas, he was dead when I found him, so he is going in a frame, to be preserved forever. He won't be alone though, and I'll show you some time. Because I like bugs!