Monday, April 19, 2010

Hubbies! Yard Sales and Yard Finds

MEN! You can't live with them and you can't live with them. ; ) That's okay, I'll live with mine, anyway! *Hee* I just had to share this with you: We have a primitive-type cabin birdhouse living outside and he apparently discovered that the wind whipped three of the decorations on it off. Missing were a butter churn, a chair and a barrel (probably would have been filled with moonshine if it was real). He found the items (yaaaay, Hubby!) but instead of handing them to me or simply placing them on the kitchen counter or table where I would see them, he put them in one of my candles: Now - what I want to know is, would anyone else's husband have done this? Would your husband have secured them back to the birdhouse, given them to you, left them on the ground, etc. I'd like to know whether any other man in this whole world would have stuck them in the middle of a candle. Okay, moving along: I found these two table covers (that are large enough to fit on a youth bed) at a yard sale this weekend. There are some minor stains (most washed out) but I thought they were pretty enough to share with you. The covers, not the stains. Saturday was beautiful enough to hang them outside in the sun. Problem was, so was Sunday when I washed them. I broke my Sunday rule and hung them outside. Don't look at the stains on the vintage dish towel. They obviously didn't wash out. BTW, the covers were $2 each. Remember my Peace Garden I showed you last post? Look at the difference a few days have made: My lillies of the valley have really started springing up. They'll probably be fully grown and maybe in bloom in just a couple weeks. I uncovered this little angel in my largest garden: Notice that she's broken but her unbroken arm is still raised in praise! She didn't just "appear" in my garden - I remember putting her unbroken body inside one of the glass garden decorations I made last year or year before. I'll now recycle her where she'll be more safely tucked into another creation. Lastly, my daughter's birthday is the 23rd. I don't think I'm allowed to tell you that she'll be 39 years old. Amazing that she won't tell her age but I always share mine. And why not? We're the same age! Okay, maybe I'll be 62 in July but I'm still shocked when I pass a mirror and see that I'm not. Anyway, I can't tell you what I got her (just in case she decides to read my blog) but I can show you the wrappings. I covered a tag with green vintage wallpaper found in the attic of an old home. The large middle tag says "Memories" and the little glass bubble reads, "Baby of Mine". She may grow to be older than me but she'll always be my baby. I made her a pink felt "envelope" and put a little note inside. The envelope fastens on the other side with a piece of vintage lace and an old button. It can be reused later for probably absolutely nothing, as I failed to make it a pouch that she could have used for makeup, etc. Nope, it's just a flat envelope that she will probably hate to throw away but really has no other good common use. (*sigh*) ...and I'll never know why mothers do these things. Have a blessed week!

6 comments:

Janet C. Fish said...

Why Sher, your husband has a flair for decorating. LOL I have a feeling that Larry might not have noticed them in the yard. Well, in our yard, the dogs would have found them and thought they were toys anyway.

If Larry picked them up, I think he'd put them on the kitchen table, then forget to tell me they were there.

Love your finds, btw.

I'd write more, but I really don't feel up to par.

Daizy Donna said...

Aww Sher :) What a guy!! Umm mine, probably never would have found them, ok and IF he did.. he woulda left them on the ground! Heheh Glad YOU found them, So you could put them back on! ewww Post a picture of the house :)
Love the table covers!!
Happy birthday to your daughter :)
Hugs
Donna

Sher said...

Yep, Hubby has a flair for decorating that is ALL his own! ROFL!

Well, so far 100% of you agree that your husbands would have simply left them in the yard. That's two out of two...! ;)

Michele said...

Oh Sher...Ha ha ha...too funny, because Glenn would have seen them in the yard and then said..honey, there's stuff from your birdhouse laying in the grass...umm ya, he's so helpful!

I love lilies of the valley...they remind me of growing up..we had them everywhere!

Hugz,
Michele

Tolentreasures said...

Mine would have ran them over and shredded them with the John Deere! love the covers, I was taughte never to hang clothes out on Sunday either, but have broke that rule a few times.

Cathy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Sher!!!
I love it when you visit me:) Sorry I didn't comment sooner.
When I was balancing on the dumpster...I was thinking...I hope NO ONE takes a pic of me and my BIG BUTT in the air :) LOL...
Take care...hope all is well and business is gerat.
Warmly,
Deb :)