Our 1850's homestead, hopefully soon to have a covered porch on the front :)
My wooden antique bar stool likely from the Hampton Hotel
Well, my wash basin did have lovely pansies in it but my darn chickens ate all the petals off them, lol
Our 10 foot rose bush, never had it grow so high before!
Another late night, lol, I should be sound asleep! Only 2 days left of school for 4 of my kids and one last exam for my oldest daughter tomorrow. One last trip for Rhys tomorrow , okay, it's today since it's after midnight, he's going to Toronto to the Royal Ontario Muesuem to study Medieval Times. He loves Toronto even if the usual trips there are to the Hospital For Sick Children for yearly checkups and he loves driving on the major highway watching all the transports go by. I'm sure he will have fun although there will be a lot of walking to do and his poor little legs and hips will surely be tired. Main thing is that he is super excited :)
So, the past month I have hit the thrift stores again and found some goodies. I even found 3 kitchen chairs that although they don't exactly match the ones I have, they have rounded backs and are nice solid wood. I have painted them black. I just need one more to match them and than I can get rid of the 3 other ones that do not go great with my sets at all. I have my eyes peeled for just one more chair!
Last weekend I was able to go to an auction again. Oh how I missed the action of auctions. It was for the owners who had bought the Historical Hampton Hotel. I didn't stay the whole day since it was Fathers Day weekend and we had company coming for dinner but I did get a few things and even made some money, lol. At one point I had won an old taller standing quilt rack and a young lady had come up to me and offered me a few more dollars for it. I had said no I wasn't interested as I really liked it. Of course another lady next to me made me feel really bad by telling me that this other lady was the granddaughter of the owners of the quilt rack and that she was in tears because I wouldn't sell the rack. Uggh, so stuck in a hard spot, and feeling terrible and wishing that I had known that in the first place and I wouldn't have turned her down, I sold the lovely quilt rack back to the granddaughter. I did my good deed for the day :) I can honestly understand her wanting a piece of her grandparents history. So... I did get to keep the antique quilts that were on that rack, although a bit tattered and worn, I love them and they have stories t o tell! Know I just have to figure out where to put them since I don't have the quilt rack, lol. I also got a few chairs, an old bar stool type chair that is wooden and a very old rocking chair that needs repair. Plus I got a lot of old lanterns for really cheap. One is made into an electric lamp, but I haven't tested it out yet...I will let hubby do that! I'm not sure if I will try and fix up the rust on them or leave them be but I would love to find a way to turn them in battery operated candle lanterns.
My hubby also spent this past weekend amid grass cutting and weed trimming our huge yard, making me a new garden with split cedar rails. Now I have to find something to fill in the front of it but so far I have hostas, lillies, evening prim roses, digitalis, rose bushes, false sunflowers, some various gladiolous that have poked up through the earth and some green onions, lol. and can't forget wild viollets that I have transplanted from my other gardens. Now if I can just keep my chickens from eating all the pretty petals off the plants I'll be happy!
Anyhow, here are a few pics, there is more to come when I get a chance!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!
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