Saturday, February 11, 2012

First Tiny Bloom of Spring

Last spring on a New Braunfels, Texas, Historic Homes tour, we admired some naturalized white flowers in the lawns of many of the historic homes.

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They look like wild onion  or snowdrift…

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They are all over lawns in the old parts of town in the spring.  Next door to one of the homes, we visited with a kindly man who was out gardening. We talked about the little mystery bulb and he offered me a start. Before I could politely decline, he had a shovel out and he was loading a box with several nice clumps. Needless to say, I was thrilled.  Well, miracle of miracles, they survived the drought of last summer and the deer have left them alone…so…here is my first tiny flower.

burlap wreath and lily 001 Not much to brag about yet, but it’s only February! I know it will take years until I have  stands like the old homes, but I’m really excited about my little group. Later in the spring, I hope to post again with more flowers…I didn’t try to count the buds because I’m superstitious about counting my chickens before they hatch.

I’m late posting today and not showing valentines…if I have a chance on Tuesday, maybe I’ll make the rounds of Pink Saturday posts that Beverly has gathered at How Sweet the Sound. Hope your Valentine’s Day is lovely and your week is Pink.

1 comment:

Kay Ellen said...

Happy Pink Saturday & Valentine's Day!

My Grandma Ruth planted these tiny blooms every year:))
Special memoreis...

Have a blessed weekend!

Kay Ellen

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.