springfield finds

This was my first find at Springfield, or maybe I should say my first purchase.  It’s not difficult to find things there you love, but need and price usually factor into whether it becomes a purchase or not. Now I can’t say I needed this item and looking back, it was more than I should have paid.  But this lady’s husband made this tray from … Continue reading springfield finds

remembering old and new pets

I was weeding in the garden the other day around this chicken statue that is covered with catmint, and I couldn’t help but think back on days, not that long ago, when I had chickens that roamed in this garden. They were each unique, ornery, and so entertaining. But underneath this pile of rocks that the statue sits on, is buried my dearly beloved cat, … Continue reading remembering old and new pets

fall on the porch

I bought this little metal stand years ago at my neighbor’s yard sale for $3.  It came with votive cups for candles, but I have used it over the years with a variety of items.  In the summer, I’ve put little peat pots in it with faux succulents, and at Christmas time, it holds Christmas ornaments very nicely.  It even holds cupcakes perfectly for entertaining.  … Continue reading fall on the porch

this week’s bouquet

Simple is this week’s bouquet. Simple, sweet, and so easy.  These are simply cuttings from a hanging basket with a single begonia plant in it. This is an area I created behind the fence in my back garden with a wrought iron table and chair, where I like to sit when I need a garden break. It’s quiet, peaceful, and most importantly shady. This basket … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

Making a fresh arrangement doesn’t have to be difficult.  This bouquet was made a few weeks ago with simply taking cuttings from my Oakleaf Hydrangea bush.  Nothing fancy, nothing extra . . . just using what you have at hand. I made this arrangement specifically for my bedroom, since the colors in my room are beige, pale pink, and pale olive green. The Oakleaf flowers … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

so happy

So sorry to post about zinnias again, but I would never have imagined that one pack of seeds could make me so happy. The simplest of flowers brings the simplest of joy. Every time I go into my back yard, I am awed by the riot of color they add, spreading their happiness everywhere. And it’s not just the flowers that bring such joy, but … Continue reading so happy