Saturday, March 31, 2012

Terrarium Time...

I have totally gotten on the terrarium bandwagon.

I remember them from when I was growing up. My mom had this particular one that I was obsessed with. It was an egg shaped glass container with a lid and she had these teeny tiny animals in it... a deer and a duck.

I would stare into that thing forever looking at this little fantasy world though the all the tiny plants.....

These are my first efforts:
I took a hanging candle holder that I never really used and....

Presto! My own little mini garden.

This one is my fav. I have had this beeker for forever and I have been looking for something great to do with it.

I know you can barely see him but I found a little vintage ceramic skunk to put in my little fantasy world.

Now what else can I fill with dirt.....


Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Pool Cover

So, this is our lovely pool cover. It's really just an old tarp with holes in it :) That's what was here when we moved in so that's what went on again in the fall as my hopes of getting a new one by winter were dashed.
Much to my delight we were able to get one last week (just in time to open the pool in a month or so).

So much better.... and safer. Now all I have to do is landscape the whole area :) The grass is nice but it gets in the pool all summer. I am going to put all my perennials in here with hopes of being able to keep the deer out.

I will update as I plant away!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

First Post

I purchased my second home this past summer and I am in the midst of remodeling and decorating it. Unlike the first house that I knew I would be re-selling, this one is for the long haul so I plan to do it all my way....;)
So... I am always on the hunt for antique and vintage on the cheap cause I miss the days of finding treasures for a dollar. Since I am in Jersey it becomes harder and harder every year.

For your viewing pleasure, this weekends score for

m the antique stores.....

Some nice chalkware for a good price, and awesome ro
tating serving dish, a super cute necklace and a couple of totally awesome cockatoo wall plaques.
A nice little McCoy duck and a cute little deer planter I couldn't live without. A small skunk for my recent terrarium project and a couple little fuzzies for Easter.

Time to decorate!