Monday, March 11, 2013

This and That

Just sharing a little of what I did 
this weekend...

We were so lucky here in the Willamette Valley in Oregon to have some incredibly wonderful weather this weekend. I know many places were still getting tons of snow...and I sure hope everyone gets to enjoy some spring weather soon! This pic doesn't do it justice, but this is the sunset we enjoyed from the back yard on Saturday. I love that the trees are still bare this time of year.

An abandoned nest I found...the faux egg I added, but the sweet little feather was found with the nest...

I went to a local store to buy some flowers and a new pair of garden pruning shears and when I found the cheapest pruners were $8 I decided not to buy them and to just live with the ones I have for awhile. At the last minute, I thought "what the heck, I'll stop at Dollar Tree and see if they have anything" and was thrilled to not only find 3 different pair of pruning shears/flower cutters but also big boxes of flower seeds and some garden gloves. So I got everything here (minus the plants) for only $7. Score!!

I love these gloves, they fit snug and are coated with rubber on the fingertips and palm side. I love the colors and flowers, they remind me of the "Flower Power" flowers from the 60's, my childhood.

Here are a few pots I planted with the flowers I bought to brighten up our beat up back steps...all of the containers are thrift store finds and I may still do something to upcycle the aluminum pots...maybe paint and stamp some numbers? I didn't actually plant them, I just set the primrose pots in and put moss around the edges until I decide what to do with them.

Happy Monday, 
~~ Becky


  1. Great deals at the dollar store. I'll have to check and see if mine has those gloves. I go through way too many gloves every spring. I love that vintage pot two photos up from the bottom. Very cute design on it.

  2. Hi Becky, the primroses look splendid in your thrifted pots. I have been outside all morning pruning monkey grass and generally wearing myself out in my flower garden. I would have it no other way. hugs, olive

  3. Love the rubbery gloves... so great for planting and the Flower Power bit is an added bonus!! I won't reveal how envious I am that you can plant already!! We're still shovelling... but the sky is blue and spring will arrive one day. Great little planters by the way!! :

  4. Becky,
    You gotta love the dollar store. So many great finds. I am so envious too that you have planting weather. Ohhhh I hope that comes our way soon.

  5. there is something special about a birds intricate!
    Bec x

  6. how cute is that nest! =)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  7. too cute Becky.
    and great find on those gardening accessories.

    hugs girl



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