Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Porch bench redo and a few garage sale finds

I'm back in Minnesota and recuperated from my 1700 mile trip safe and sound.
I'm slowly catching up with everything here. Mr. Wild built a raised bed for my garden and I planted the veggie garden yesterday just before the heavy rain. We had 6.7 inches of rain between midnight and 8 am this morning. We went for a walk in our woods this morning and discovered portions of our long driveway are partially washed out. We can still get in and out but it's a mess, just one more thing to add to the long To Do list!

One day last week I decided to see if I could make this old chippy white bench look better.
I found the bench about 20 years ago at a barn sale in South Dakota. It's been moved around a lot in those years but once we added on the screen porch it finally made a permanent home in there.

And with succulents everywhere, I couldn't resit a few more.

I purchased the larger plants at a nursery and Mr. Wild brought the small cuttings home from work.
The cement urns were a steal last year at the Arizona flea market...$15 for the pair!

Had a little fun with this broken old truck spring found in an abandoned dump in Wyoming.

Our ferns are so pretty...well they were until the deluge of water.

And Thursday I stopped at 3 garage sales.
The picnic basket was only 3 bucks and in great shape. I've wanted one for my vintage camping trailer but I was too cheap to pay antique shop prices. I guess if you wait long enough it eventually shows up!
I collect the little green enamelware teapots and also the chipped edge shaving mirrors...love this one! Everything was .50 cents to $4.

And for some reason I just liked this little gardening pin.

Just for the fun of it...parts of our driveway from the heavy rain....
(several more inches of rain is in the forecast)

Looks like we live in a jungle, feels like it today!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to: