Monday, April 29, 2013

Got Dirt?

 I do!  The soil for the new garden plot was delivered this morning and the husband worked all day to get the trellis for the peas put up and the vegetable starts planted.  It was cool and a little drizzly so a great day for planting.  All we have left now is the barrier cloth and bark on the ground around the sides - and hopefully lots of fresh veggies to eat!
 I got out to one estate sale and was able to pick up a few fun things.  It was a paper kind of day.
 A full box of vintage cocktail napkins.  I love that they have instructions!  These will be headed to my Etsy.
 Two 1952 crochet books of doll patterns.  I'm sure someone will have some fun with these.
 An unopened pack of Dennison baggage tags, a 1948 instruction book for making flowers with Dennison crepe paper and an instruction book for tin can crafts.  I always wondered how they made those stars and little chairs.
I also got a stack of sewing patterns and four 1960s copies of Family Circle magazine.  I love looking through the ads in those old magazines!
Must go back out and watch the garden grown now.  8+)

12 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I just got our garden going and planted arugula for the first time. My friend has it in her garden and I am addicted to it. Watching, waiting for it to come up.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, paper items are on of my favorites, what fun! I can't wait too see blue ribbon veggies!

Carol

Annette said...

You're going to be eating good! We got a couple of containers started. Can't wait to have fresh tomatoes.

Maggie said...

your garden looks fantastic!! You'll have so much fun tending it and enjoying the 'fruits' of your labor!

I have a tiny collection of those scroll-y tin can chairs. I love them, and get so giddy when I find one when I'm out treasure hunting! I'd love to see that how-to book!

DJAjewels said...

Love your raised garden. We just planted ours as well. Also looks like you made some great finds at the estate sale. Thanks for sharing!
Irene

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

That's one mighty fine looking garden. How nice it will be to walk right outside your door and pick out what you'll have for dinner. Great finds, especially the Family Circle Magazines and those cute napkins.

oldgreymare said...

I'm so envious of your veggie garden I could cry...
boo hoo

Andy's Attic said...

Your soil looks primo. Your garden should grow very well. We have to get some flowers in the ground around here!

oneandahalfacrehomestead said...

I love that raised garden bed!

Visiting from Cozy Thyme Cottage. Hope you have a great day!

:)Vicki

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, your garden is going to be wonderful. Nothing better then home grown veggies.
Love all your paper finds.
Hugs
CM

CATHY said...

The garden looks beautiful! It will be fun for us to watch it grow!

Maureen said...

Lots of paper goodies! Love the vintage napkins!!! Your garden is going to be so amazing... lucky you!