Greetings and Holykisses,
It was a wonderful weekend and I hope yours was too!
The temperature has been a real tease!
uP, ... and doWn. But spring is right around the corner. The daffodils are sayin so!
Look who showed up at our place today.
He acts like a drop off.... and is very unkept; poor baby.
He's kinda skittish; but a total sweetheart. And I'm tryin hard... oh so hard to not look back into those big, beautiful, chocolate brown eyes.
Francois is so jealous; and is beside himself.
He just barks his fool head off at Benji-boy here. --I can't keep him,... right???????? I'm so scared I could wind up on one of those animal hoarder shows.
Well; over the weekend I happened on a brand new- to -me 2nd hand store and it is the absolute bomb. I mean it. Look at the cool L Wolff bottle I found. I'm telling ya; it just had my name on it! (ROFL)
This hard wood basket was also there.
It's the perfect size for gathering eggs.
This little bird bowl was yet another find.
Just right for a shabby olde potting shed.
This little tray with *Roses* was practically free! I guess since it has rust on the edge, the owner thought it could no longer be valued; but to me... the rust only adds charm.
That's why these jars stole my heart.
The lids are rusted to sweet imperfection.
But the honey glass *gets me* too.
I love to save seed every year, and jars like these with lids are just the ticket!
Looky here;.... it's the new kitty. (Yep, she's still here.)
It must be going on two or three months now since she first showed up.
I've been callin her "Emma Rose."
She still lives under the potting shed and Merry Pearl still can't stand her.
(Merry Pearl is Queen Bee... and that's just that!)
One thing I've noticed about little "Emma Rose" is that she loves to roll.
I guess she didn't roll up tight enough this past week because it looks like something tried to pull her tail off. She has a patch of hair missin on her back too. That's at least two lives she's lost since she's been here. The other was when , Myguy started thee olde 66 Chevy and didn't know she was under the hood.
The near death experiences haven't slowed her down though.
Here I tried to take pictures of the latest flea finds and she just had to get in the middle of it.
She saw that twine and had to check it out. I'd set her back on the floor and up she'd go again.
See what I mean?
I probably took 20 pictures of her.
? egads. Don't worry,... I'll spare you a few. This time.
Back to what I'd started to show you. ;)
The cute lil aqua pot! It *and* the scissors were both at the new second hand shop!
I look everywhere for vintage aqua pots and they've become so collectible and hard to find.
The scissors are "Wiss" and have the most gorgeous color of depression green paint!
The old spool was yet another find. It has a new lease on life for garden twine.
Ohoh... there she goes again.
but who can resist her.
Then last but not least, I found the coolest book.
It has so many delicious ideas.
Thank goodness we get to "spring ahead" soon!
Because there are so many things in it I want to try, plant and do!....
So I began by opening my Garden Journal.
I emptied the 2010 file folder from my garden journal and began recording for this new season!
I'd noticed a few strawberries were up in my peony bed, so I planted a bag of 10 for starters.
I think I have more ordered at Gurneys but they haven't arrived yet.
The seed basket is getting full, and I'll try to hold off til the first part of April. But it's hard isn't it?! (I said try.) Don't try to hold me to it if the weather warms like crazy at the end of March and Mr. Weather man gives us a go ahead!
That's why it felt so great to plant ten lil strawberry crowns.
Isn't this one cute? And look at all that hair! After planting I covered them up with a little straw just to be safe.
Someone asked me thee other day what all I'm going to plant.
.................................As much as I can!
--I do have a long list of fruits and vegetables but if you're like me, with every trip to town... I tend to come home with one more packet of seeds, 1 more bag of bulbs or 1 more potted plant. Isn't there always room for just one more?