Saturday, June 5, 2010

Before and After

Okay I know I said in my last post I never have a before and after just a before and during, well this is what happens when I open my big mouth. I was doing some planting in the garden and here are a few things I came up with. This old stump is left over from some old trees I had taken down when I first moved in. I had a friend come over and cut out the middle of the stump, filled it with dirt and planted some wave petunias.
Eventually they will cover the whole stump and look like a mound of purple and white (I hope).

See this mound of dirt. It has been in my yard for 2 years now. I have slowly been filling holes in the yard and planting with it. Well I quite suddenly thought I would like to put in a garden. So my friend helped me(and by helped me I mean pretty much did it for me) He built a frame and used a tiller to churn the soil. I was off to the garden center and planted this.....

Hopefully in a few months I will have some tomatoes and brussel sprouts. A weird combination to be sure. But I love them both. Take care, Frances

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Auction

Last night I went to Pollard's Auction Barn. I got a bit carried away, as I tend to do the first couple of times in the new year. I will settle down soon and not spend quite as much.I bought this sign because it looked cute across the room. It's a little bakery and the stuff in the window is in 3D
This bag or basket depends on how you look at it was the first thing I bid on. I just love it. Everyone was coming up to me later and telling me how much they liked it. I think I will put magazines in it or something like that.
I have always wanted to collect antique wicker , but it has always been too expensive for me. I have had lots of new stuff but it never lasts. This beauty was only 55 dollars. I could not resist.Don't know where I will put it either , but I will love it forever.
I know I have not been blogging much. I got it into my head that my house had to be done before I show it off. Well that is never gonna happen. I am never really done anything. So instead of a before and after I have decided to try Before and During. And on very special occasions I may do an after. There's just less pressure that way. And maybe a few more post's than I have been doing. Take care ,Frances