Mishmash soup is a bit of this and a tad of that all thrown into a pot and served up for dinner. This post is going to resemble a pot of that soup with a bit of yard sale finds, a dash of crafting and a splash of Independence day thrown in.
We have had a cold and rainy spring this year, followed by a cold and rainy summer. About once a week or so, a really nice day comes along to tease and tantalize us but then disappears as if it never happened. Because of this gardens are far behind schedule and that joy of spring and summer, yard sales, have barely just begin to dot the neighborhoods. A couple of weeks ago, Riff and I decided to brave the rain and wander out to the two whole sales that were listed in our local paper. We absolutely hit the jackpot with the find of this super cute potting bench for just $20.00. We have the perfect spot on the side of the house picked out to make into a gardening center, but I decided that this bench was just to nice to actually throw dirt around on. Instead we put it on the deck to hold our summer bbq supplies. It's absolutely perfect there, wouldn't you agree?
Happy Birthday to my sister, Stacey.
Inspired by Jessica's pocket organizers, I made one for Stacey's birthday gift. Stuffed in each pocket is some random treasure. I thought it would be fun for her to pull out something from each pocket that was cute but not necessarily related to each other. An antique crocheted doily was in one pocket, a birds nest in another. A yo-yo maker and a couple of yo-yo's in a top pocket, a cute metal bird in one of the middle pockets and some vintage lace in a bottom. Fun to make and fun to stuff, the organizer can be hung in a craft room, kitchen, office, wherever you need a bit of pocket.
I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July. Because the 3rd dawned bright and beautiful, one of those wonderful teaser days we get now and again, we ended up celebrating all weekend. We began with a bbq on our deck and an incredible fireworks show on the 3rd at the Ilwaco, Washington harbor. On the 4th, we spent the day in Clatskanie, Oregon enjoying the parade and the festivities in the city park. Very fun. The day includes music in the bandstand, food vendors, logging contests and a carnival. It was cloudy and cool, but not really cold and the rain held off, so it ended up being a great day.
And now it's getting late. Gotta fly!