I’ll warn you that this post may take a while to load due to a large amount of pictures, especially if you don’t have a zippy internet!
This summer weather has been perfect. We’ve had lots of rain, making everything grow to it’s fullest. (including weeds, unfortunately) One evening we did get a little too much rain, causing washouts and flash floods. Since we get all the neighbor’s excess water from their down spouts and the water from the road tolls up the hill, this is what happens… not so cool…
I’m hoping the right person might be reading this (namely the road crew people) Maybe they will have mercy on us and reroute the water so we don’t need to redo our driveway after every storm!
At one point our youngest had a board and actually surfed a little!
I’ll never forget the one morning a few weeks ago, after a night of pleasant rain, I took a walk before the boys were up and admired the green world around me… I think green is my favorite color.. it’s so natural and you can see, smell and touch it…
One speck of gray amongst the green.
Ok, enough green for now.
Summertime for us means spending time on the lake..
Floating boats on the pond…
Who would have thought a Tulip tree flower would look so pretty floating on water! Ephraim brought this to me earlier this summer…
So far this summer I have been very busy with garden parties, a few custom signs and the Vintage fair that was last week…
You are probably tired of seeing the same pictures of my booth at the fair, since I had been posting on facebook too, but I will share a few again.
First of all, I had a lot of fun doing this. It was my first time being a vendor and hopefully not my last! I sold most of my things, which was a big plus to not have to load it all up again!
Below is a “before” picture of the little chairs with the 1 and 2 on them..
I picked up a set of these stands in West Virginia earlier this year and gave them a fresh coat of paint. I didn’t get a good “after” picture but you can see a portion of one in the left hand corner of the picture below.
I made a jelly cupboard using an old screen door and mostly scrap wood we had lying around here…
In the process
I spent a few days just painting and distressing all kinds of furniture and décor… Thankfully I had sunny days to do this on the outside, since I used my sprayer.
I don’t use expensive, fancy paint to redo these things, just basic water based paint.
This is what our driveway looked like for a few days..
I also put together this hutch using all kinds of different wood. I used an old window for the top door, an old door for the bottom sides and a pallet for the bottom doors.
I painted a lot of regular “ball” jars and distressed them with a black paint marker. I set them in wooden boxes and sold them in sets of three and five. In the picture below they are painted but not distressed..
I also painted large glass canisters from Walmart and added a chalk board spray painted rectangle to label them…
The day before the fair I actually begged people to tie me up or somehow stop me from continuing to make things for this fair! I couldn’t stop! I only had a few weeks to work on this and that wasn’t nearly enough time for me to feel completely satisfied with my booth.I have so many ideas already for next year.
I also had curtains that are just like the ones in our living room. I got a friend to make them since my sewing machine isn’t working right now.You can see how I made them here.
Now, enough rambling on the vintage fair, for this year anyway!
I hope you are all having a lovely summer! Today mom, my sister and I were on the Every Woman’s Home garden tour and I will share that with you soon! We saw lots of blooming beauty!