Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring has arrived...

Finally we have had some beautiful spring weather here in S.E. Kansas!! I got outside and pulled some weeds and rearranged some things in my yard. I had planted some English ivy under a number of trees and I do love the looks of it but it had started to climb up the entire tree and I have heard it could choke out the tree so I pulled most of it out of this bed and put an old bicycle here that I had over by the playhouse. Now this is the view as you turn the corner of the driveway!
Went to Lowe's last weekend and came home with way to many flowers! I mostly pot up geraniums but I couldn't pass up a couple of the Gerber daisy's!!

I think I'm really going to enjoy my new cover on the deck this summer. Usually the potted flowers have to be moved around as the summer sun used to beat down on the deck most of the day. Now the front half is covered and the other half has the slatted coverage. It's going to be so much cooler up there for the pots. Plus I have added so many more old pieces up on the porch because of the protection. Two yrs ago I pulled out the overgrown Yews in front of the lattes and planted maiden grasses in its place. I love that stuff! It comes up to the top of the lattes as it gets bigger.

A few pics of the daisy's and potted geraniums, and all my junk!!

Nothing prettier than a red geranium in an old rusty pail!!

Love finding those kiddie goulashes!

OMG!!!! Woke up at 8:00 didn't think I'd hit any tag sales today. It's a little cool and cloudy but thought Oh I'm up. Read the adds and decided to hit this one out north of town first since it was closer to me. I had been there to a sale a few yrs back and walked around with the guy and bought just a bunch of junk it the yard. Galvanized things and crock things. made a pile and offered him so much! Well this was the same place. The daughter in law was selling today and had a bunch of the old mans collectibles. Just want to get rid of it all she said!!!! First thing I spied was this great bowl! It measures 20inches across. I'm thinking oh she will want so much for this. 2$, Ill take it. Love the old jar shape, and I always buy up string!!

Just look at this bowl. I'm not sure what Ill do with it. I can see it on my coffee table with nesting in it. I can see it on my kitchen table with faux vegetables in it.

Then I saw the bells!!!!! Again, I thinking if she wants alot for one Ill just take a couple. I already have two red ones on my pie safe. Even two more would make a great addition. .50cents each, I'll take all of them! Sorry the pic is so blurry.

Then I spied the oil cans. Now my husband has a few of these on a shelf as a collection in the garage. And I did have him in mind when I picked these up, BUT..... I may find a place for them in the house. I really like them!! I felt really good about my finds this morning! I came home without stopping at another one cause I was so please!!!! Now I'll go play and find a place for everything. Enjoy your weekend!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, my! What great finds and I really do love the yellow galoshes! ★Linda

Prims and Annies said...

Love all your treasures from the tag sale - you really hit the jackpot. Enjoy the spring weather - I love gerber daisies - I had two that were in too much shade so I moved them last summer -yesterday I looked over to that area where they were and my eyes met a single pink gerber daisy blooming - they are just so perfect - it was like it was saying: hey you missed me last year. I think we went from winter to summer here in south GA -85 degrees today.


WOW, you hit the jackpot gal!!! I just noticed your from Kansas too...Do we live anywhere near one another? I'm about an hour south of Topeka! Would love to meet another Kansas gal to trade junkin ideas with! Hugs, Sher

PrimWyoGirl said...

What a great sale! I would love to stumble onto one like that,especially with those kind of prices! How fun!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the bowl and your flowers especially the red geranium!


Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

What great deals!

Bear Hugs~Karen

the primitive country bug said...

Oh what wonderful goodies you came home with and at such a good deal for everything!! I so wish we had tag sales like that around us!
Enjoy all your new goods.
Hugs~ Birgit

Hillcresthome Prims said...

I love everything you got at the tag sales!!!!
You really have a good eye!!!

gail said...

waiting for a new post...hope all is well

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, at all the goodies you were blessed to find at great prices! I can tell you that I haven't seen any deals like that around here with such wonderful finds! Love that bowl and that double tub is awesome in the post below! Love all of your outside decor! It looks so inviting! Do you ever get people stopping to come look or come talk to you? I bet you do....I'd be one of them if I drove by! :)

Have a great Thursday!

Nishant said...

it was like it was saying: hey you missed me last year.
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Barbara Jean said...

just found your it.
do you have, FB? email sign up?

would love to know what you are gathering, doing.

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