Design with Vintage Wooden Car Ramps

A couple of weeks ago Richmond, Virginia had a Vintage Home Market. It was amazing to see all the unique items each vendor brought in.  I don’t think I knew or ever thought about vintage car ramps before. Can you imagine having to make something out of wood that would be strong enough to hold…

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Wood Trellis Clip Board w/ Wire Accent

The garden center in the spring time is one of my favorite places to go. The outdoor bird feeders, planters and live plants bring hope for warm weather and some fun outdoor living. I like to wonder the isles looking for items to use in unique ways.Today I am sharing how I made this simple…

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Fill Bare Flower Beds with an Upcycled Potting Bench

I once started a perennial garden from seed (here). It took a few years for the foliage to fill in nice and full but during the first seasons, when it was a little sparse, I used pots and furniture to “fill in the blanks”. Here, at our current home, I look out the kitchen window…

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Label & Grow Herb Planters for Outdoor Grilling

In warmer weather we use the outside grill for cooking a lot.  That means more fresh fish and chicken for dinner. Using natural herbs on these dishes make them taste so yummy. Get amazing flavor naturally on our favorite foods – a healthier choice for everyone. Dill is delicious on fish with a little bit…

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Rosemary Twigs

One of my neighbors dropped by a business card that I had requested from her. I wasn’t home so she left the card lying on my porch table with a sprig of Rosemary. What a thoughtful touch. When I saw my neighbor again I thanked her, more for the rosemary than the business card as…

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Hydrangeas on the Porch

Earlier this summer I hung these ball jars for tea light candles at the entrance to our porch. Since our hydrangea bush is full of lovely blooms I wanted to use them anywhere I could before they dry out. The jars were empty there for awhile but instead of taking them down for fall –…

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Welcome Candle Light

A trio of simple mason jars with a little tea light in each hang from the covered porch. Frame wire looped around each handle ties them to nails on the house trim. A ‘summery’ way to welcome our guests. The little tea lights are great because they just go out on their own – I…

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Initial a Galvanized Watering Can

We are having some amazing spring weather this week here in VA. I am taking advantage of the sun and warm weather today, so I pulled out my pressure washer and some items in the garage that I have been wanting to change, clean – or redo. I even brought my Cricut outdoors to print…

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Preserved Boxwood Makeover

I made this boxwood out of one that I purchased at TJMaxx several years ago. See the topiary tree in the far right corner? It was pretty at first but it wasn’t so beautiful after our move. So I took it apart and made two small boxwoods with the green stems. I purchased two urns…

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