Saturday, June 20, 2009

Life ain't no bed of roses

Today is just randomness. I have no excuse. My mind whirls some times....and this is what you get.
I went to the studio with the intent of spending some time in the garden. And I did. It was hot and muggy, and I was drenched in no time. I put down landscape fabric, and mulched. I moved a couple of plants to more appropriate places. You know how that goes. You plant something, and then you are rethinking it, until finally you holler uncle, and go move it.
Here is my "bed of roses", actually a crib. It was in the house when I bought it, and while it is totally unsafe for children.........though I wonder how many children managed to survive it........I couldn't bear to part with it. So it has a new life in the garden. There are four different kinds and colors of roses in it.
But my life is not all hunky dory. Still having unrest in my family, and it is very hard to deal with. While I don't want to get into the details, suffice it to say that I have to keep repeating my mantra, "Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today".

I LOVE this fabric. I don't have a lot of it, but I enjoy every bit of it that I can find. The warp is off white, the red poppies in the material appear randomly, and that is the charm, I think.
Totally summer.

They can be rugs, but they are 21" wide, by about 44".....and they would make great runners for a country table.

I have wanted to show you this for awhile, and keep forgetting. It is in the kitchen, right outside the bathroom door. It is a marble, in the pitch pine floor. Pitch pine is hard, so it is a total mystery how that marble got there. But when we refinished the floors, I said "leave it there". It belongs there now.
If only this house could talk.
Now you saw the bags I just made yesterday. Simple, unadorned.
But then I got to thinking. Sometimes, my own downfall.
So I went to Joann Fabrics, got some magnetic snaps, and now I have small, purse size bags, with CLOSURES. Oh, my.
And I had to search through my button collection, to put a button over the snap on the outside.
They are pretty cool, though, if I do say so myself.
Which I do.
This morning my husband and I headed out to an early breakfast, but before we did, we stopped at a couple of garage sales.
This lamp is sweet.........with the impression of leaves in the shade. $1.00
I love it.
And I bought some books for my grandchildren to read when they come. I got a couple of Shel Silverstein, my favorite children's author.
And these two I Spy books.

I also got several books for myself. And a Pampered Chef food chopper.
I am presently having a glass of vino, waiting for my dear husband to yell, "DINNER!" Which he does so well.......the yelling and the dinner.
And when he yells, he expects attendance.....immediate attendance.
But it is the least I can do, after all, he is the cook!


Mare said...

I love that lamp and Shel Silverstein! The runners and bags are lovely too! Oh and i really love your bed of roses! :)

Delighted Hands said...

What an excellent collection of visual delights!

T said...

I love the bed of roses - what a wonderful way to reuse something so beautiful!

bspinner said...

I love the "rose bed"!!!!!! You sure do have an imagination.

If you're lucky enough to have a family you will always have issues. I've decided that's just the way it is and try to ride out each one as it comes.

Jennifer said...

That is a great use for the crib! And I also love the poppies coming out every so often! We are working in a old house and there are times I wish it could talk also. We've come to learn that sometimes people decide things based on the moment or cash on hand. In our renovations, we've even left notes in the walls for the next person!

DJ said...

You scored with that lamp for $1! I love garage sales :)

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