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.