Well, here is my latest antique find.
Helen (my sister) and I went to an Antique mall while we were in Radford for the 4rth of July.
I went specifically looking for a wire basket or an old metal milk carrier.
I hafta have a goal in mind or I'll walk out with everything and yet nothing I need.
Needless to say I did find an old metal milk carrier but Helen spotted it first and immediately grabbed it. I will have pics of her find soon. I found a spot for it in her new studio apartment;)
Since Helen had found something, I had to find something too!! Ever feel that way?
I kept looking and came across this rusty ol' thing. The only thing describing what it was was an old tag that had "french wire basket" written on it.
I didn't know what to make of it...
I bought it anyway.
I wasn't even sure I liked it....
I filled it with glass jars and put some of my white hydrangeas in it and it gave me the
I was hoping for when I bought it:)
I don't have much of a garden outside of my house.
I have one hydrangea tree and 2 peony plants and some gardenia bushes and one honeysuckle that is doing VERY poorly:( I also have a passion flower vine that is taking over our small little shed like wild fire.
I really want a bunch of hydrangea bushes, lavender, roses, more peonies and whatever else falls under the "romantic" flower description:)
So since these are the only "pretty" flowers I have growing right now I am VERY proud of them!!!
Here is also sneak peak of some of the tags I will be making and selling in my new etsy shop:)
Princy n Paris will still be here but I am planning on opening up a new shop to work with my other love...
These are made from cork and are double sided. There is a different decorative paper on the other side of each tag. Strung with beautiful seam binding.
I am also making fabric tags made from some of my kids old jeans (washed 1st of course) and then scraps of tea stained fabric sewn onto them.
I'm quite happy with them:)
Of course the hubby is like,
"What can you do with fabric tags?"
I didn't respond.
Here is our eating corner in the kitchen.
Princeton is having a small snack so I allowed him to be part of the picture taking;) Especially since Paris seems to always be in front of the camera.
I didn't give it much thought but I've seen some people in blogland that like to drink from Ball mason jars...
I decided to try them a try.
I like drinking from them!! And...they're inexpensive!
The kids like it when I make cute little displays for their snacks:)
I did have crackers and cheese with ham but
the kids ate them while I was getting the kitchen ready for pictures.
I also like to add fresh fruit (whatever I have on hand) to our drinks.
Makes for a yummy and different drink every time
the kids can't wait to finish their drink so they can eat their fruit:)
Princeton looking at my dying honeysuckle:( I wanted something pretty to look at out of the window instead of just a fence.
The blossoms were pink and yellow.
They matched the interior of my house beautifully.
I would be lying if I told you I didn't pick that one on purpose;)
Hope everyone is surviving the heat!