hayfever garden with a twist of thrift…….

gardenfront

i have a sore throat….AGAIN…thanks texas. i will blame it on alergies, but i think it is the beginning of a cold. what a better antidote than to do a small amount of gardening to ease my achy woes. i told myself i would not buy any plants this year. i can’t dig my gardening boots into this yard the way i wish, so i hate to spend money on plants that really can’t be treated the way i’d like…..vegetables, climbing roses, arbors, more climbing jasmine….etc. i can’t landscape the way i want really, but i like to look at a little green….so this is what i came up with for the back yard. it’s not much, but i had nothing…..so it is something i guess.

gardenferns2

gardenferns1

i love ferns. they grow so large and fluffy and they love the texas wind. it gets so stinking hot here….so they need TONS of water in the heat of the summer. besides that….low maintenance. i also hung an old pink gate up as a mock window. i think i paid about $20 for it. love it. i junked the wood table the plaster column is on today. i found 2 and painted both of them pink. i paid $7 for the plaster column.

gardenplantstand

i junked the metal plant stand and put the china on it instead of plant. needs no water or sun. maintenance free.

gardenplates

found a HUGE set of these sweet plates for $4 on the way back from brenham not too long ago. what better way to decorate an unattractive brick ledge.

gardenpinkchair1

gardenpinkchair2

found this chair curbside this morning. the back of it is missing. the cushion was gross and the chair was a completely different color. it has been sitting outside and in need of some TLC. i painted it out hot pink. added the fabric to the cusion and a big, fluffy pillow to hide the back. ron…i know….tacky….but think of the money i saved so i could buy the plants…eh? i planted marigolds and climbing jasmine in the hanging baskets. i love the way jasmine gets all wild and climbs around everything. it smells wonderful when it blooms. i have a ton of it in my front yard i planted 2 years ago. i also left seed out for the raccoons to eat???? no birds. so why does rocky raccoon come every night to eat the seed???? i didn’t know raccoons liked seed.

gardentabletop

tabletop with arek’s birdhouse, cast offs and a frog and nozzle. i have a small collection of frogs and nozzles i will share one day. everytime we move, ron wonders why i have to bring my frogs and nozzles with me. duh?

gardenzoey

zoey’s masterpiece. what is this???? she made it all by herself. hmmmm. lovely. yes…most of these are fake. can’t you tell???? she was soooo proud of this.

i managed to swing some thriftin in yesterday. just a bit. i bought some goodies at crafter’s…not too much, but that is okay. i am saving myself for a huge thriftin extravaganza this weekend. need to save my $$$ and strength.

zoeybox

zoeyticking

found this great ticking pillow for $3 in the white elephant booth and the pink jewel box for $2 as well. love them.

zoeyslis1

trio of vintage slips…..so pretty……..paid $5 ea.

zoeydoily1zoeydoily2

one of the vendors at crafters gave me these darling doilies. i plan to make some pillows from them. i have been on a pillow kick. made these little ditties from this before (found three pillows like this if you can imagine)

zoeypillow1

to these afters…..

zoeypillowsaf

zoeyafterpill

zoeyafterpillow

my sewing machine has a timing problem (i can relate), so it’s not usable right now. i decided to pull out the needle and thread and use the old fashion way….not too hard, but my sewing is not very good.

zoeyug

yes….it’s a dog bed. zoey doesn’t have to know.

you all have a great night and i am going to find some pain relief from this sore throat. sleep is washing over me, but you know how hard it is to sleep with a sore throat. too bad chocolate won’t help a sore throat, but ice cream can’t hurt…..okay….i’ve twisted my own arm. i give in.

lol

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “hayfever garden with a twist of thrift…….

  1. Hi Sue, what a cleaver girl you are! Love all your great stuff! Hope you feel better soon, Suzanne.

  2. Debbie P.

    I just adore the look of your patio and back yard! I could put away a few hours in that pink chair with my coffee every morning. Great find! I hope you feel better – I think you need some serious sleep. (posting at 3:00 in the morning??!! Come on girl; take care of yourself, please??)

  3. lisa nichols

    I think your backyard is beautiful. Kaitlyn loves playing in the garden. We planted her a little flower garden in our front yard and she loves it. I don’t see how you could put those beautiful china plates outside. It looks pretty but I couldn’t have done it. Miss you but love to read your blog.

    Lisa

  4. You got great stuff. Your back porch is just wonderful! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Hello~What great finds.. Hope you feel better! Sore throats are the worst!

  6. I have been junkin’ for so long, can’t imagine not doing it…how lucky we are to be women and do what we do, even with a sore throat, we can see the beauty all around us…great junkin’!!!

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