Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Southern Blooms

Even though spring has not officially arrived, there is a whole lotta blooming going on in the deep south.    It seems that we morphed straight from fall to spring.

The one lone azalea bush in my yard is blooming.


There are a few blooms on the plum tree.


You can even find a bloom or two on my garden flag.


I hope it is blooming where you are!

Til next time,


I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Take Time to Smell the Roses

Valentine’s Day has come and passed and I received a special present that will keep on giving if I can keep it alive.     Instead of a dozen roses, I asked for a knock out rose and the hubby delivered!     He not only purchased it, he also planted this lovely cherry colored double knock out rose.

That’s not the only gift I received.   He surprised me with blueberry bushes!    Luckily for me he planted those also.

This species of blueberries is called Rabbit Eye.  It is supposed to be tolerant of the heat and drought of the South, and has few pest problems.

If any of you gardeners out there have any tips for growing knock out roses or blueberries, I would love to hear them.

Thanks for visiting and please take time to smell the roses and eat the blueberries!     I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.



Monday, February 20, 2012

Thrifting at PB

Happy President’s Day!!   If you were lucky enough to have the day off, I am so jealous hope you enjoyed it!

Saturday was a wash out so no thrifting for me.    On Sunday I headed to Pottery Barn which is not a place you normally associate with thrifting but  I had a PB gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket.    My first thought was to buy a basket because they were all 20% off, but then I saw this beauty and knew she was mine!


The addition of mini white LED lights adds to her glow.

She found a home on an antique table by the front door but I suspect she will spread her glow in other places around the house.

After returning home from Pottery Barn I finally found the time to frame a set of cards I purchased a few weeks ago.   Framing cards is an inexpensive way to add instant impact to a blank space on your wall.

I knew the vintage lure design would be the perfect addition to the nautical map wall that is a work in progress.

Thanks for visiting!    I hope you have a blessed week!


I am linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm.   Her party is the place to go for loads of inspiration!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Going Coastal

Saturday was a wash out here and the dreary non-stop rain apparently unleashed an urge in me to get crafty.     Back in the summer I bought a shadow box for a dollar at a garage sale.    It took several months before inspiration hit on how I was going to transform it from drab brown to something fab-u-lous.

The first step was to cover the green matting in the back with some burlap that was left over from another project.

My favorite color this week is turquoise so I painted the box a gorgeous blue that reminds me of the sea.    It turned out a little too bright so I sandpapered it.  I filled it with some vintage lures that I recently purchased from a grumpy old man at a flea market.     He seemed real taken aback when I picked out the lures based on their color (who knew there were polka dotted lures?) and asked me if these were to fish with or if these were to look at.     I told him right quick these were to look at.   These lures are too pretty to fish with.

My coastal vignette is a work in progress but this will give you an idea of where I am going with it.    I may have to take this fab-u-lous shadow box to the grumpy old man and show him how it turned out.   HA!

Thank you for visiting today.    I hope you have a fab-u-lous week!


In the spirit of going coastal, I will be linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm.