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Friday, May 20, 2016

This and That...

It's been one of those weeks, with lots going on... 
so thought I'd share a little this and that with you!

The weather is finally so nice here...
what's a girl to do, but a little gardening?


We've been behind this year...I even have some beds still covered in fall leaves.  But yesterday I planted some flower boxes.  And I planted the raised beds...tomatoes, peppers, herbs...even some sweet potatoes.  We have such a shady yard that I have to plant where I can.  It's so nice to be outdoors...


We had several days of rain, too, so I also did some indoor projects.  If you've been reading my blog, you know my entryway is decorated in globes and maps right now.  


I put away the spring decorations and added a couple of little tin litho globes...I just noticed the one on the right is actually 
upside down!  How did I not see that before?


Dianne over at Deanie's Stash had a fun post about how to determine the age of vintage globes...
these two were made sometime between 1948-1953.


The box is a very simple little Re-Do Project 
that I did a couple of years ago... 


A quick update on the big chalkboard was next...


I worked on some sign painting this week, too.  Inspired by this Antique Sign on Pinterest
I used a "grocery" sign I had already painted, re-did a "welcome" sign from the thrift store, and put together this one! 



And finally...my favorite fun find of the week!  I found this framed piece of a 1930's Amish quilt from Indiana, in the thrift store.  It was labeled on the back of the frame.  I painted the gold frame, black, to highlight the piece.  It was made to hang this way, but I think it would look great hung diagonally, 
so you'd really see the design.  
You really never know what treasures await...


Well, that's a little of what I've been up to...
hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Until next time...