Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Morning to Sunset

Morning glories, silos, and sunsets.    What do these three have in common?   Nothing really other than I took pictures of each of them all on the same day.

The day started out with the morning glories putting on quite a show.

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Then while on a ride in the country, intrigued by this silo I stopped to get a closer look.   Don’t you think the  top resembles a bottle cap?


Off to the left was a barn like structure that wasn’t visible from the street.


Even more shocking was finding a farm house being consumed by its surroundings.


From what I could see it appears to be in good shape.    I can’t imagine why someone would abandon this precious home.  It has a screened in porch for gosh sake!


Fast forward to the evening where the vivid colors of the breathtaking sky were being encroached upon by dark clouds.


Before I could cross the street to get a picture without wires in it, the blazing colors were extinguished and became more muted in their tones.


Thanks for spending the day with me.    It is always a pleasure to have you here.


The gang and I will be partying with Susan at

A Southern Day Dreamer


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hometown Hero

One thing you may not know about me is that I live in the Pothole Capital of the World.    Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration but there are numerous potholes here in Jackson, Mississippi.   They are so large that a young boy on a bicycle and even a car have been swallowed by these “craters”.    Luckily no one was hurt.

Enter my hometown hero who has affectionately been nicknamed the Pothole Man, the Pothole Prowler, and my personal favorite Robin Hood.  Why Robin Hood you ask?   Because this concerned citizen stole asphalt from the city and made it his mission to go out and repair potholes in the city.   He then spray painted Citizen Fixed on the street.  This grainy photo came from the online version of the local newspaper The Clarion Ledger.

Pothole Man

The picture below was taken by me today during rush hour.   I risked life and limb just to share this with all of you.


The paper reported recently that Robin Hood has hung up his asphalt filled buckets after meeting his personal goal of 100 repairs and will not be prosecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham for his crime.   Bravo!!!  The legend of Robin Hood lives!!!

Thanks for popping in!


Robin Hood and I will be partying with Susan @

 A Southern Day Dreamer.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Thrifting Therapy

After having a stressful week at work, I was in serious need of some thrifting therapy.   The humidity was low and I was ready to go.

I just can’t pass up a birdhouse, especially a lime green one that only costs a dollar.  The bakers rack on the sun porch was the perfect perch for it.   Can you see it there on the shelf hiding behind the trailing succulent?

Bakers Rack1

Almost everything on the bakers rack including the rack itself was bought at yard sales.

Can you believe the stores are already putting out Christmas merchandise?   The yard sales got the memo also.  Almost every yard sale I went to had holiday decorations but I restrained myself and only bought this decorated tree which I bargained down to $1.00.   The lady said it came from Pier One and I can tell it is good quality because that urn is heavy.


I made a few other small purchases, but they are projects so I will share them another day.

Thanks for popping in!


P.S.  I highly recommend thrifting therapy.   It can cure what ails you.

I am heading over to the Nifty Thrifty party at Coastal Charm and hope you will join me.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In Spite of Me

My back yard is looking neglected this summer probably because I have neglected it.   Lucky for me that the perennial hibiscus I planted a few years ago will survive and bloom in spite of my inattention.



A few buds are waiting in the wings to make their debut.


Thanks for popping in.  Now let’s get this show on the road and head over to A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.



Monday, July 1, 2013

The Fabric of My Chairs

A few months back I found a set of four cane back dining chairs at an estate sale.  The price was right so I loaded them up in the van and brought them home with me.     Now the search was on for fabric to cover the seats.  I hit all the fabric stores in the area and nothing knocked my socks off.

As tends to be the case, I find what I want when I am not really looking for it.    My sister and I were shopping at Old Time Pottery in Foley, AL and spotted a remnant of gorgeous fabric at the same time.   There was enough fabric for us to share and it only cost us $10.00 each!    


We covered eight chair seats, made a table runner, and have enough material left for another table runner.  I wish I had thought to take a picture of her chairs so you could see how fabulous this fabric looks with a dark wood.

The fabric is “Queen’s Garden” by Raymond Waites.



The colorful botanical fabric has really brightened up my dining room and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Thank you so much for coming by!


The chairs and I will be partying with Linda @ Coastal Charm.  Please join us.