Saturday, May 31, 2014

Junky Saturday and Some R&R

 I am happy to report that we had the "go-live" last weekend for the office project that has been taking so much of my time and I lived to tell about it.  This weekend I am enjoying three days of much-needed R&R.
My only junk stop today was Nina and Joe's where I had a good visit and gathered up this little pile.  The pink chester drawers 8+) will get a make-over and might get to stay in my bathroom if it works out.
 The sweet detachable lace collar is headed to Etsy when I get caught up with that.  Today I caught up a few things around the house, including spending an obscene amount of money at the grocery store but the cobwebs in my cupboards have been replaced with food.
 A new tea ball is missing from the pictures above because I already hung it up in my little collection.  Yes, I have a little collection of tea balls and I have that fancy new teapot in my last post and I don't even drink tea.  Nobody has ever accused me of making sense.
 Friday morning I dashed out before work and took a couple of garden photos.  The Poppies are past their prime but really put on a show this year. I am fighting wild Morning Glory in the Yarrow.  Anyone have a good remedy for that??
 The Foxglove continue to delight.  I was able to get out in the yard tonight and clean up the Dahlia bed and put in Preen so it stays DONE for a while.  There are three things I can do that totally relax my thinker.  One is reading, one is junking and one is gardening.  When I think back on those three things I can't remember a single thing I thought about while I was doing them.
Even though I was working last weekend, Memorial Day wasn't totally lost on me.  This was the gorgeous view out the window of my office. No way can you look at that and not feel gratitude for those who let freedom ring!
I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend.

14 comments:

Annette said...

I hope your little set of drawers works out for the bathroom!! Nice collection of tea balls. Your garden looks lovely. I can't help with the wild morning glory but would love to know if you figure it out. I spend 75% of my time in the garden trying to keep out weeds. I am totally with you on the reading, gardening and junking......nothing like it for soothing the soul.

Annette said...

I hope your little set of drawers works out for the bathroom!! Nice collection of tea balls. Your garden looks lovely. I can't help with the wild morning glory but would love to know if you figure it out. I spend 75% of my time in the garden trying to keep out weeds. I am totally with you on the reading, gardening and junking......nothing like it for soothing the soul.

Annette said...

Not sure why it did my comment twice. Now you will have 3 comments all from me........ :>)

Laurie said...

Oh your garden is coming along beautifully!

Laurie said...

And...congratulations on the progress with your grown-up-job project!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I have a collection of tea balls as well. I use them at Christmas when we have spiced cider. At least you battle a flower that is attractive..I like morning glories.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, once again you found some wonderful pieces. Love the tea balls and the lace is beautiful. We can never have enough pretty lace. Your flowers are gorgeous. All the wait for spring was sure worth it.
Lovely snap of the flag against the blue sky!!
Have a great week.
Hugs

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a beautiful photo with the flag way up high. Love your finds. I used to have a tea ball...wonder what in the world happened to it! haha! Enjoy your evening...hope the weekend has been restful! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a cute little set of drawers, I hope your plan works out, lots of great storage too. Your blooms are beautiful as always, I'm just a wee bit jealous.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a relief to finish your work project and be able to play for a few days!!! Love that collar...Your honey hole never seems to disappoint!

Carol

Cookie said...

Love the lace and the tea balls and the----well, you find a lot of goodies that are just my style too! That little chest of drawers is darling. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Maureen said...

Such a cute set of drawers! Lovely photos of your flowers; what a nice garden you have. Hope you had a great relaxing weekend Kathy!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful lace collar and your flowers are so pretty!! Hope you are having a great week! xo Heather

Annette said...

I hope you feel rested and caught up now. Gardening always felt like a chore and I never enjoyed it. I did it because I wanted pretty flowers!
I'm going to pin your tea balls and tea kettle to my tea board!