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, March 14, 2010

Ready, Set, Yard Sales!

There is only one thing that gets my heart rate up faster than the first blooms of spring...the first yard sales of spring!!  I bought this old galvanzed bucket last year and finally got around to painting it this cool green color.  It was missing something so I called on Barb (my artsy sister) and look how she jazzed it up!  I can just see it with a big fat pink geranium sitting in it.

Just this past Saturday I thought I'd check the paper to see if any sales were advertised.  I thought it would be a long shot-- but there were a couple.  I bought this (heavy) concrete pitcher at an estate sale.  I paid $18 (which is a bit much for me) but I really thought it was pretty.  Actually I'm sure it was worth it; it is in great shape.  I already have it sitting in its place of honor by my white arbor.


  1. SO glad you found my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours. When I'm not tending rose, I'm searching out a good estate sale.

    Happy Gardening!

  2. looks like a great find...and an awesome bucket to boot....cute, cute, cute froggie!!!!!