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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

I didn't plan ahead so my Easter stuff is back in MN. This is what I came up with...
A little stuffed bunny,

A little vintage chick and 2 egg cups from a flea market trip recently,

pretty daffodils,

and tulips.

And my new crochet project. When I chose the colors I never had Easter in mind but I love lavender and yellow together so that is what I picked out at the store.

It does have a Springy Easter look!

I found it on Pinterest (where else!) It's called Flowers in a Row and I've included the link to the pattern HERE.
It's super easy to make, and I mean easy! So if you are a beginner this is a great project. If you are more advanced, it's still a really fun throw to crochet, it moves along quickly.
There are endless color choices...I already have a second color theme in mind!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Where does the time go?

Days are flying by so quickly!
I intend to post but time just gets away from me.

I found a very good monthly flea market in Tucson with very good prices.

I think I scored on this old table at $30!
It's very heavy and very old, the top two boards have separated but a vintage embroidered table cloth will fix that.

I'm thinking it may end up in my bedroom, I'm still painting and arranging things. I have new carpet in the living room and master bedroom plus freshly painted walls and the linen closet in the master bath is almost finished.
The rest of the rooms will have to wait for paint until next winter.

I think I also really scored on this Victorian wicker table, there isn't a single broken or cracked piece on it. I paid $20 for it and I'm almost embarrassed to say what I saw the exact same thing priced at on some online antique site, it was way in the upper $100's which I still won't believe. 
(plus the one online had been repaired!)

I still need to find just the right thing to display on this.

A pair of milk glass lamps for each side of the bed
$10 for the pair in great condition and all I have to do is rewire them.
I'm slowly getting things in order and hopefully looking good enough for pictures.

For those of you not familiar with my blog, I'm attempting to decorate our winter home on a flea market budget, nothing over $100!

Now this is what happened 3 weeks ago...here in Tucson!
I measured 5"
(it only took a day to melt! And this is not normal for here)

Above is the view off my front porch looking north,
the next two are on the property also looking north.
In the distance is part of the Rincon Mountains and also the southern end of Saguaro National Park East.

But this was taken today!
There are 2 trees leafing out, I have no clue what they are yet.

How can that be only 3 weeks apart!

I was in town yesterday I saw bushes blooming, one was yellow and another was lavender and not a lilacs (they won't bloom here). I'm anxious to learn what these different blooming plants are.
I also stopped at a nursery and was in shock at all the blooming plants all ready to go.
I have been a gardener all of my life and it was sooooo hard to not bring home one of everything but until we get the watering system redone I best not plant any more flowering plants...or palm trees (I desperately want more of them) unless it's cacti. 
That sure is hard for me to resist!

Seeing blooming plants and nurseries full this early is just too much excitement for this old northern gardener!

It's 82 degrees right now, crystal blue skies and beautiful! I'm lovin' it!

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