Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Autumn Front Porch

Been so long since I posted, it's a new season!

I was out sweeping the front porch, cutting off all the dead leaves from the plants when I remembered someone was having a porch party this Friday.  That would be Debra at Common Ground with Vintage Inspiration Friday #57 Fall Front Porch.  

So here are a few pictures of my "trashy" front porch.  

Now, can you tell why I'm calling it "trashy"?

The flower containers on the door are TRASH cans, ha!

That's another collection that's out of hand.  Why do I find vintage trash cans so cute?!  I almost bought another one at an estate sale this morning, but I resisted.  

If I go back for half price day and it's still there, I'm not making any promises.

Enough of being good

Let's go in now, bye!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig

I'm finally home after over 4 weeks visiting family in the beautiful mid-west!  Lucky me, I missed the hottest August on record here in central Texas.  I mean I was hot up north, how I wonder could I have survived 25-30 degrees hotter!

So here's the run down on my wanderings...

Saturday, moved Baby Boy to Oklahoma City
Wednesday, drove to Minneapolis to see Little Girl
Friday, to my little sister in Wisconsin
Monday, to my Mom's in the UP of Michigan
Saturday, to my brothers in Wisconsin
Monday, back to Minneapolis to see the Little Girl again
Wednesday night, Rochester to visit old friends and Gold Rush in Oronoco
Sunday, through Iowa with my older sister's in Illinois
Friday, back down to Oklahoma City
and finally Monday, home.

Baby Boy's apartment, camera shy girlfriend

Little Girl clowning around in a restaurant cut out

Treasures washed and ready for inspiration 

Pieces for projects

Not the fanciest spool cabinet around but for only $10 and likely the only one I'll ever afford

Bittersweet, how appropriate, since the picture's glass broke on the way home.

A cheap old clock so I can turn it into a shadow box.

With my sister at Gold Rush.  This table setting was the scene of a photo shoot the day before.

My friend Kathy with the tray she was lucky enough to buy.  I don't know how many people told her they wished they'd bought it when they had the chance.

Stop and feed the horses before we can get home to unload.

My nephew and his son.
And another nephew's girls.


I've got more pictures and stories but they'll wait for another post.