Greetings lovely friends & readers
I have returned from my trip down to my Mum's & these two have not let me out of their sight since my return.
I must mention - the morning I got up early to travel, Blackie bought me in a little "leaving gift" - & left it on the dining room carpet where I very nearly stood in it !! (Tho' my photography is not showing it's full size - it is indeed a rat !!)
Mum has a wooden fence that runs the entire width of her property - my brother had water blasted this fence but not got around to staining it. I offered to do it while I was there. I have to say - about 5 minutes into this project I wished I had kept my mouth shut tight. It was a horrid job & took me 3 days in the hot sun to get 2 good coats on both sides.
I was very pleased & relieved to complete this job & Mum was happy.
While waiting on a prescription for Mum I had approximately 5 minutes to do a quick scour of the 2 Op Shops that are opposite each other in Mum's small town - Hospice & the SPCA. I was thrilled to find all this vintage glassware for the sum total of $24.00. I have a large Candle Order to complete & am rather short of vintage glassware containers. These have all been put through my dishwasher & have come out sparkling.It has been very dry while I was away & nothing got watered so much of the veggie garden is going to seed. The tomatoes are just starting to ripen at long last & this was my pickings this morning - courgettes, a cucumber & some tomatoes.
The lillies outside my dining room window were bent over from the winds, so I picked a couple of big stems to enjoy inside, tied the remaining ones up & gave them a good watering with the sprinkler. I know lots of folk don't like the fragrance of lillies inside but I just love them 💗
This dahlia decided to put on it's very first bloom. This is Cafe au lait - I had to put my name down for these bulbs at my local Garden Centre & wait a whole year for the bulbs to come in. I bought two packs (they limited numbers) & planted them not far from each other - this one has come up but the other has not showed its head above ground. These heads are the size of a dinner plate.
I bought this terracotta pot home from Mum's shed - she has alot she no longer uses. I scrubbed it yesterday & painted it with a new colour chalk paint - Pumice by Reloved Boutique.
This morning I applied a Re-design transfer to it & waxed it well. It is a birthday gift for a friend who I am catching up with tomorrow.