Monday, August 12, 2013

How Things are goin around the Homestead!!

WOW summer is flyin by!! I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from around my yard!! Sim painted my clothesline poles for me from a blue to this groovey barn red color~~ Can I say I LOVE it!! Eventually alot of things will be getting re-painted to barn red. I am excited. It's the little things that make me happy!! LOL
Back in the spring we bought this double wash stand from a local flea market. The cool story about the flower in it, is that when we had a huge wind storm in our town alot of trees went down and things and flowers were destroyed. I was taking Brooke's boyfriend home and I saw this big pot out in the garbage cuz the pot was cracked. I know the lady probably paid alot for the pot of geraniums and ivy. I separated it and planted it in the tubs. I think it is beautiful and I smile every time I come in the driveway and look at it. A gift from God for sure.
Plus I find some of my coolest things in others trash!! LOL
In this tub I just threw in a couple of seed packages of zinnias. Not sure what would happen I am quite pleased that for just pennies I got pretty blooms!!

 These are my flocks in front of my rusty bike. They are always so pretty and look great with my rusty gigs.

 And here are my cool Black Eyed Susan's. My BFF gave me a shovel full one time and Kaitlin just planted them here cuz she got tired of me trying to decide where to put them!! They are so pretty and the funny thing is my friend has none now and I told her I wouldn't give her any back!! LOL She has threatened me to come and get some when I am not home!! 

 This cool rusty wagon is a auction win from the same place as the double washtub stand came from! I just love these cool farm junque together. These are my mark down flowers. Thank God for the rain we have had!!

No sillies I don't sell eggs!! Why? becuz I am zoned NOT to have chickens or else I would!! But Sim got this sign for me!! I LOVE it!! And that is a pretty good price for eggs!! My niece is raising chickens and she gives us eggs! Which is pretty cool!!
Our little homestead is startin to look like a little farm. It takes time and money that's for sure. This summer we have been able to pick up a some things to make our homestead look more farm-ey. Sim took me on alittle getaway. We just got back from THE THUMB OF MICHIGAN going on the Antique and Yard Sale Trail around the thumb of Michigan. I got some cool finds for my creations. The blanket on my clothesline I got for making piggs!! I am still workin on the Pigg Bride doll. Kaitlin has settled into her apartment and I am adjusting. It helped to get away and free my mind. 
XOXO Love Fran.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh Fran all of your flowers are so pretty!! I just love that they are planted in old wash tubs and wagons!! I love to see cool junk in the yard as decorations. And It's so fun to stick some things in with the flowers!! I bet antiqueing in the thumb of Michigan was a lot of fun, and probably seen lots of cool stuff too!! Hope you have a great day! xo Holly

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Holly Hills Primitives said...

What great finds! I love the washtubs and the egg sign. Have a great week, Dawn

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

The washtubs are my favorites! I think over half our home is decorated in hand-me-downs, thrift store finds, and stuff people were getting rid of. It's amazing how we can simply recycle something someone else thought was trash.
Another day of working in the yard. And my blister hurts, but was worth it!

Trace4J said...

Oh girl ya know I love that egg sign.
Your homestead is looking amazing.
And your blog was on the list today..yeah!!!
You've got some cool treasures.
Hope your having a great week.
Hugs love and prayers girlfriend

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

LOVE that double wash stand. And the black eyed susans???? Just perfect! I wanna make some paper ones and will use your picture as a guide!!! Love the clothes line poles, too! Ya just can't go wrong with barn red!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Girlfriend, love the one stead, looks amazing, so comfy cozy......everything looks great, Hugs Francine.

Lea said...

Fresh eggs... Girl I LOVE that sign... and all your goodies! The flowers in your tubs just blessed my heart so much. Bet you do smile everytime you see them! Everything is beautiful... and the blackeyed susies are so cheerful lookin. Special too that Kaitlyn planted them in there!