Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1960's throwback

This was found in the attic of our garage yesterday, by my hubby. It was my parents. Guess what we HAD to make last night.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

my favorite yard sale find

Found this beauty at a yard sale a few weeks ago. Yup, near perfect condition, even included a partially full gas tank. I've cooked dinner on it almost every night since then. Polished it up and what not too. It has some fancy features I don't quite understand. A rotisserie and some glass topped part on the left that I'm scared to use because I don't know what it's for. All in all though, not a bad find for $150!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Found this treasure at a yard sale, $20. Came with the larger stones, hubby added the smaller red ones. Pretty cute huh?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

striped bag

my mother in law insisted that I buy this bag for $1 to carry my yard sale loot in last weekend... good thing I did huh? Where else could Starsky POSSIBLY lay?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


A $2 yardsale find. I'm certain it's not real, but it is a decent fake...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I've never had one of these bloom for me before, but this one greeted me last weekend with some huge purple flowers! Gorgeous huh? It's a clementis, should bloom twice a year I believe.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oh I do love the spring! Here's something I made this weekend with some yard sale finds. I've been hunting down pots at yard sales knowing that I can find something creative to do with them, then sure enough, at one of the yard sales I went to, I saw something similar to this. I took a picture and HAD to make it as soon as I got home. Took one of my little pots into hubby's woodshop and found a dowel that fit appropriately and off I went. No, there is no glue required for this project. I would just make sure of 2 things:
1. Put the pot where you intend to leave it before you 'build' your pots up, I'm thinking this will lead to cursing and complete frustration otherwise.
2. 'Thread' one pot on at a time, dirt and flower it and then move on to the next one. The whole thing gets more stable as you add dirt to the pots, so I would just do one at a time.
I can't wait until my flowers start taking over so it's like a crazy mass of pouring flowers! Yay!