Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Junkin' We Will Go

There is only one thing I love (almost) as much as gardening...yard sales and thrift stores! Saturday was a fun day spent with my sisters going to Goodwill 1/2 price Saturday. We covered lots of ground in Lawrenceburg, Columbia, Spring Hill and Franklin TN. I felt like I had been on a world tour after going to so many in one day! Barbara and Donna know my heart lies in anything that can be potential garden decor (aka, the older, rustier and most peeled paint an item has the better!) I thought I would share some of my treasure finds with you.

Here is a little weathervane thingy that was still new in the box. It is temporarily sticking in my overwintered Kimberly fern in the sunroom.

Here is a plethora of goodies. A wooden butterfly (begging for brightly colored paint), some colored rocks in a jar, a rusty red star metal luminary, a mug that says "gardeners know all the dirt" which will hold my markers in the potting shed, 3 matching glass beaker looking vases (will be oh-so-cute with a single zinnia in each, 3 cool gardening books (herbs, flower arranging and general gardening), a little birdie tin, and a funky mushroom picture that somehow I couldn't live without. I'm sure you will be able to pick out some of these items in future garden shoots. A girl's gotta do something till spring and this trip eased my gardening withdrawals for a while!


  1. I went junkin' with my sister and niece this weekend too. We had a great time. Those are some great treasures you found!

  2. What fun finds! I will be looking for these treasures in future postings :)

  3. You sure did cover a lot of ground. I love Goodwill I tell ya.