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Anniversary weekend away

Category: Life happenings | Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:28 am

After giving Amanda last minute instructions that were actually repeats of the instructions we had given her a couple of times already Friday morning, we left home a few minutes after 1 on Friday, got back home about 5 minutes later because Randy forgot his pocket stuff.
Realized later that we had forgotten the camera but by that time we were too far away to turn around. Oh well.

The BnB was really pretty, the two acres it is in the middle of has lots of trees but very few flowers since neither of the owners have time for that much gardening. They use the grounds for weddings so the plainer the landscaping the better.

Saturday we wandered thru several antique/junque shops in downtown Denison and then went to Sherman to do the same. I lived in Sherman from the age of 9 thru 18. We found the houses I had lived in easy enough but the downtown area is so different, it seemed strange to wander around there remembering what it looked like 43 years ago.

Saturday night there was a wedding at the BnB, we sat on the patio at the back of the house and watched. The couple couldn't have been older than 20-21 yrs old. They stayed at the BnB Saturday night and we got to meet them at breakfast the next morning. They looked even younger up close, but they were a very nice couple and we sure hope they have a fun and long life together.

We left Sunday about noon, stopped in another town on the way home and wandered thru more shops.

I didn't ask to stop at any garden centers even tho we did pass a few really nice looking ones.
But I did get some cool garden stuff.

The ladder is about 18 inches tall, don't know where it will go yet. The white buffalo isn't going out back, Bears and Buffalos are my favorite animals.
The gnome has a spooky looking face but I liked him anyway.

These two I found at 50% off, couldn't resist them either. The birdcage is going to hold a wave petunia, probably in red. The copper tea kettle was just too cool to pass up.

At a shop on Saturday we had seen a kerosene can that had Bluebonnets painted around the middle, then Sunday we found this can that I can paint myself.

One of the last shops we went thru had these three wood spools of thread, the thread is not that old so I think it will be perfect to use as the warp on my small loom.

And the window is something I have been hoping to find for several a decent price at least and found this one for only $10. I plan on painting some of the glass panes and I will probably knock out a couple of them to hang a couple of things in
then of course it will go into the garden.

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CritterPainter wrote on Tue May 22, 2007 2:46 am:

That ladder would be fantastic with sweet-peas twining up it! Are you going to ply the yarn for use as warp? I know a few ladies that weave with the really fine stuff, just tooooo tedious for me, takes time away from gardening!
Those old windows make really cute tops for cold frames too, though I'm going to use my one spare for strictly decoration. The other two like that are in my art cabin, and the ones that are single-pane make up my greenhouse. Goodness, I'm going to have to plan a cross-country garage sale trip someday!


eileen wrote on Tue May 22, 2007 11:00 am:

Wow Toni you may not have bought any plants but you certainly bought some really cool things at the week-end. I could certainly use the ladder, the watering cans and the window but you can keep the gnome!!! LOL


Frank wrote on Tue May 22, 2007 8:29 pm:

You are a garden junkaholic Toni but you do choose some good stuff. The ladder is very cute, will definitely look great all dressed up. Also I think you should call your new friend "The Hungover Gnome".


hummingbird3172 wrote on Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:03 am:

LOL, I was going to say that the gnome has had too much wine...and Frank beat me to it...maybe you could have him positioned near a basin? I think you found some excellent pieces! I saw something amazing done with an old window like that. They glued those little glass "gems" all over and grouted looks like stained glass and catches the light beautifully!

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