Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kennesha thinks my blog is Fabulous - and gave me an award!

My very good blogging friend, Kennesha, at "Me and My House" sent me an award this morning - and brightened my day! (Thank you dah-ling!!!) She does's a gift!

She's got lots of great creative things going on at her blog - She works magic with her paintbrush - check out her furniture makeovers! She sells on Etsy too...look at this simply divine dresser (it's my fav)

And, I'd like to pass this award on to a few of my favorite places to visit as well...

some are new to me, but it was "blog love at first sight"! :)

Lani at: Cottage Elements (fellow JunkMarket Style contributor) -

Renee at: Cottage Lifestyle -

Sue at: Sullivan & Murphy -

Candy at: Junk Sophisticate (fellow JunkMarket Style contributor) -

Kerry & Stephanie (a mother/daughter team) at: Trendy Bindi's -

(let me know you stopped by!)

And they'll pass it on to five more, and they'll pass it on to five many fabulous blogs, and so little time...

Have a wonderful summer day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A little rusty at my gardening...

Home sweet home!

Thought I'd share a bit of my garden junk. There isn't much that can't be blended in with flowers and foliage (well, at least us junkers don't think so, right?). The beauty of most of it is that it just keeps looking better and better (who knew rust could be such a beautiful thing?). And it even looks good when the flowers aren't in bloom! Gotta love that.

I'm always puttering out there - adding some other bit of junk (but being careful not to cross the line that makes it look like too much junk - if that makes sense)! It's really a good thing I don't have a bigger yard than I do...but, maybe when I get mine filled up...I could head over to a neighbor's - and drop a little junk here and there in the middle of the night! (Nah...they'd know exactly where it came from!)

I'm getting ready to build a garden conservatory with some old windows - which will be another new spot to decorate (woo hoo)...and then there's the shed... I've been sort of stacking some things out there - and before my hubby knows it - it'll be "poof done" - and I will have put my mark on another space. The only place I'm "not allowed" is the garage (LOL) - I have a little spot for my garden tools and that's it...

Hope you enjoy the pictures and have fun with all the junk!

A cute vintage trash can (holes punched into the bottom for drainage) - and the flower kind of matches too.

A roasting pan found at a local thrift store (the bottom is removable and there are already drainage holes in it). It's sitting on a really old iron base to a school desk - and a cute little tricycle (that can be "repurposed" when there are little ones around who want to take a ride).

My front porch - the potting table and a whole lot of junk!
A nice place to relax! You can never have too many watering cans... (and don't ya love that giant red flower frog?)
A chicken feeder - with some little blooms!I love little metal tables and stools...

A tiny little garden planted in an old ceiling light fixture. (one of my favorite things!)

Close up... (herbs and flowers of course!)

This little bird bath wouldn't hold water...but it was way too sweet to put away.

A tiny little birdie resting on her toe!

A water feature! (garage sale find)

There really are some iron garden chairs hidden amongst the buttercups!

Another metal stand...

Just relax!

A rusty metal ice cream parlor chairChairs and more chairs...

One of my garden totems

An old wheel...A child-sized wheelbarrow

An iron baby bed - at the corner of our yard.

One of "my" hummingbirds!

Welcome to the deck!

Knock first! :)
A vintage baby swing (isn't it cute??) and some other "junk"!
"Bucky" hanging out by the pool (if you look close, you'll see how he got his name)! He was made by Terri's brother, Brian. He creates wonderful junk garden art - using anything and everything. I packed Bucky home a couple summers ago from Oregon (I'm sure when I checked him in at the airport, the baggage people had a laugh when they scanned him!).

A little closer...(he won't bite, I promise - his jaws are welded!)

A fish "tail" - no...a pair of pliers! And a set of forks...they're not eating utensils anymore!
Time for a dip in the pool (oops, guess I got distracted...)

A very cool flea market find! A vintage life preserver...

A sweet little adirondack chair and a scooter - aging nicely on the deck...

It's a radio flyer - and the name is "retro red" - just a bit faded now!More stuff...

My back (beach) garden (a view from the deck). When we moved in there was a huge play set there - but with no little ones in the house - it became a garden - with lots of sand!

A little closer (and...yes...that is a spray painted bowling ball in the bottom left corner!)

Anything CAN be garden art...and sew on, and sew on...

This is "Berniece" (yep...I like to give everything a name!)...she's the keeper of the rust...and trying to work on her tan!

More stuff... (the wagon can't get any rustier - well, maybe it can!)Welcome to the "beach"!

An old headboard (every garden needs a bed!)

A vent from a barn (?)... It spins in the wind - love it!

My neighbor was going to "junk" this, because it had holes in it - but he asked me first (do I have a junk reputation or what??) - and of course I said it was perfect.

And - what garden is complete without a pink flamingo (I think that's what he is)??

This corner is "in progress" - the chair has seen too much weather, and has become a recliner (LOL) - will probably just use the pieces for some kind of project, and the wooden "tiller" thing is looking for that perfect spot to retire to...

And by the garage door - what do ya know??? Another chair?'s the be continued...

(the sequel should be called "As The Junk Gathers"!! - sounds like a soap opera doesn't it??) :)
Have a junking great day & God bless!!