Cottage Style Party & August Garden

I've been enjoying my garden without you this month!

I thought I might share what is flowering right now.

August is the month for morning glories and I love this blue and white one!

Two versions of blue and white striped morning glories.

I spray painted some large pots back in the spring and planted some flowering vines to climb the posts holding up my back porch roof.
This climber is moonflower…a vine I can't seem to grow with direct seeding but was able to germinate in a seed starting kit this year.

Moonflowers are HUGE! 

And seem to glow in the moonlight.

These morning glories are climbing on my native daylilies which are long spent.

These have hitched a ride on one of my hanging baskets.

This pink zinnia just keeps pumping out pretty pink blooms.

There is hint of rain drops on this rose.
Can you smell it?
So sweet!

These peach nasturtiums spill out on the lawn from my flower beds.

These brown eyed susans look right at home next to my free fence and $5 birdbath!

This basket of lantana and petunias has been very popular with hummingbirds.
Don't worry…the kitty hiding in the flowers doesn't bother any birds.
But he sure likes to watch them!

These lavender roses are just starting to turn but were still so lovely and delicious smelling!

The kitty statue peeks out above this orange nasturtium.

This glad glows against the early morning fog last week.

An update!

Rememeber my $20 swing find from last year?

I decided to keep the paint color and found a cushion to work with it.
It all came together last weekend with the straw pillows that work with the cushion.

It has become a popular lounging spot for the kitties now.

You are welcome, Daisy!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party


It occurred to me after I posted my WLYS pictures last week, that I must have found more than just that.
After all, my truck was jammed full!

I stewed on this for a couple of days before I realized I had taken the photos in 2 batches and I had bundled up the first batch and filed them to make room for the second batch on my desktop.

What is that old saying?

Out of sight, out of mind.
Perhaps I am more out of my mind that I should be!

Anywho…if you would like to see photos of the first batch of items I found, please stop by my Etsy shop.
Most of the items are on the home page with a few on the 2nd page. And a few have sold.

My apologies!

Remember I was out of my mind!

Let's jump right in..

How pretty is this setting in Brooke's cottage garden?
Those hydrangeas are just lovely!

Visit Brooke's blog Creative Country Mom to see more of her lovely cottage garden and don't miss the white allium! And don't forget her Tuesday Garden Party!

That cup of tea looks like it was just poured to enjoy with a good book. In this case the book is In The Garden With Jane Austen.

Visit Sherry's blog The Charm of Home to see the gardens that Jane Austen frequented. Don't miss the photo of Jane Austen's family home! And enjoy a cup of tea too!

Fall is right around the corner which means fall decorating is also right around the corner.
Jody is getting a jump on her fall decorating with pumpkins and fall flowers!

How cute is this?
Stop by Jody's blog Southern Seazons to see more of her cute fall decor!

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Cottage Style Party & WLYS - My Finds!

You saw a couple of my World's Longest Yard Sale finds last week, such as the birdcage and melmac bowl.

So here's the birdcage on my front porch…

I just love it with the candles inside!
(and no dusty old plastic ivy)

My blue Ball jars, assorted sizes.

Cobalt blue glassware…love this color!

An enamelware pitcher with measurements inside.
The little old lady I bought it from said she remembers buying it.
I didn't bother to ask when as I didn't want to put her on the spot with a date she might not remember.

A couple of perfume bottles from another little old lady.

Lovely pink depression glass cake plate.

A trio of pink spaghetti hair poodles…love these kitchy pooches!

A set of 4 tea bag rests…so cute!

An apple cookie jar.

A 2 tier stand…the little old ladies at the church sale I bought this from looked at me like I was an idiot when I bought this! 
I love these things!

A yogurt maker which I might keep or not...

An old concrete birdbath for $5…I've been looking for one!
A keeper!

2 old galvanized seed trays with great chippy paint.

An old wire basket with old books from the 1800's.

There is still a little bit left that I haven't had the time to deal with like Christmas stuff, an old wood crate, some other smalls I plan on keeping.

While I love all of the stuff above, most of it will end up in my Etsy shop.

I bought it with resale in mind and will part with it knowing there is more junk out there!

I just have to find it!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party


As you can tell, I'm still playing with my WLYS finds.

It's like Christmas and my birthday rolled into one!

But it hasn't all been play, I am proud to say that I weeded my flower beds in August.

That's right, normally I just give up and embrace the weeds by now.

Not this year!

You might say I turned over a new leaf…

or a few…

Let's party!

This sweet pie safe belonged to Kathy's grandmother!
It is filled with her wonderful thrifted finds.

Drop by Kathy's blog Sharing Shadymont to see her pie safe and her jelly cabinet!
And check out her bumble bee dishes!

I just love these dried hydrangeas in this minnow bucket!
The girlie flowers with the burlap bow are so sweet tucked into the old galvanized pail.

This is a true thrifty find that Jane transformed. Visit her at her blog Minnesota Junker to see more details of her charming DIY project!

This pumpkin is a reminder that fall will be here soon.
The surprise is that this pumpkin is made of fur!

I love the touch of bling on it! Drop by Catherine's blog Ornate Splendor to see her fabulous pumpkins. Yes, there are more glitz and glam pumpkins on her blog!

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