Three things were in this combination:
2. Sun was shining
3. Garage sales
Considering all these, my sweet treasure hunter partner (Leon) and I, took off to see what kind of sales we could find. But first let me show you something I purchased last Saturday.
Somehow I was drawn to this breadbox...price was $3.00 - not bad. It had been in a kitchen for a long time as there was an accumulation of grease/dirt on it. When I started cleaning it the printed words faded away until you could hardly read them. Anyway, applied a coat of stain and a gave it a quick spray of something to give it a sheen.
Glued one of the "antique" signs on the front ... it now resides in the kitchen along side some of my other things that brighten my kitchen.
Today found this - can be hung - but I decided it looked best on an small black easel in the kitchen.. at this time I think I will put it close to the sunflowers you can see in the above picture. It is ceramic and we have had the spoon rest that goes with it for years.
I am always on the look out for fall decorating items...seems like they stay out longer than any other season. Found this pumpkin today...will look great with a fall colored candle on it.
Here are some more items I picked up today. Got the flower arrangements more for the holders than the flowers themselves. Two of them are metal with the distressed look...the other one just like the style. The bird cage is heavy - was more than I usually pay for something at a yard sale - but thought it was worth it. Cost was $10.00. It needs to be cleaned up - and then painted...more than likely will go with a flat black. At this point we are thinking it would look great hanging between the two boston ferns on the patio. As with a lot of decorating ideas, this might not look as great as we have envisioned - so some tweaking here and there might happen.
Enjoyed the outing with my wonderful husband as always...then we came home - I balanced the check book - Leon tilled the garden. After that we planted okra again ...the first planting did not go very well. One row came up fair...the other two rows rotted or was washed away. Now you know any garden in Oklahoma must contain okra...would be un-american if it didn't - don't you agree?
Enjoy all the blessings that come your direction!