Skip to main content

Friday Find

Just a quick post to share this little wagon found at a yard sale:
I thought about painting it, but decided to leave it a bit rusty.  A plant was added and it was put it in the spot that used to have my hydrangea.  Yes, I said, "used to".  The roofers kinda smashed it.  It was a sad day, but, plants DO regrow!  Besides, I've been getting compliments on the wagon just as it is!

Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend!

Linking to:


  1. You are right, rusty gives the wagon lots of character!!! Thank you for visiting to share on This week.
    I hope you have a great weekend and a safe 4th of July!!

    1. Thanks, Karren...I've always been partial to a little rust! ;)

  2. I like the look - so sorry about he hydrangea. What a loss! Hope it grows back.

    1. Thank you, Carol.
      The good news is that the hydrangea is starting to grow back!
      So glad you stopped by the Cottage. I hope you'll be back again soon.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog!! I am so jealous of your lovely little wagon! It is such great piece!!
    Happy 4th to you!!

    1. Thank you, Debbie.
      Happy to see you are up and running again.
      Do stop by again soon!

  4. I think your wagon looks great Ann. Nothing like a bit of rusty goodness to cheer up the garden. And lots of sweet inspiration for us. Pinning this beauty.

    1. Thank you, Mary. I just couldn't resist this little wagon when I saw it!

  5. I love your little rusty wagon! I'm so glad you didn't paint it and left it as it is. Somethings are just meant to be weathered and rusty.

    1. Thank you, Carol. I couldn't agree more!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Frankenstein & His Bride

Halloween will be here in a couple of days and if you need a quick craft - I've got you covered!

This was another of my "Spur Of The Moment" ideas.  I was working on a Christmas craft (that I'll share soon) using paint stirrers. This part of the paint stirrer was actually 'scrap' from the other project, but I hated to waste it, so, I grabbed some paint and got to work.  This shade of green wasn't my first choice, but, since this project was 'spur of the moment', and I wasn't running to the store, I couldn't be picky.   After the green paint dried, I painted some black hair and glued on two eyes.  With a sharpie, a nose, mouth, and some scars were added.  On the 'Bride' some red lips and white streaks completed her look.  
So what do you do with them?  Add a magnet to the back and you have a new refrigerator magnet, or, glue a pin on the back and wear it on your jacket.   This would also be a great project to do with kids, don't you …

Candy Corn

October seems to be flying by and before you know it, Halloween will be here.  I had some wood scraps sitting in a pile, so I decided to make some candy corn.  

I made myself a pattern in two different sizes.  

This was a "spur of the moment" project, and it fought me every inch of the way.  For starters, while I was cutting one of them out, it split right down the middle.  Thanks to a little super glue, you can't tell which one, can you?
Next, I started painting and didn't use a base coat/primer.  Needless to say, I needed many coats of paint.  Yes, it was my own fault!
 Finally, I got the paint to cover and I used a sponge to transition one color to the next.  Out came the sander and the candy corn was distressed!
Time for sealer.  While I was spraying, I ended up with a drip. Because I'm so patient - NOT - I decided to fine-sand it off and re-spray it.  Well, I made a mess of it!  Not to be out-smarted by a piece of wood, I drilled a little hole:
Pretty, huh? I grabb…

Cider Donut Muffins

I want to share this recipe with you before all the apple cider disappears. I made them a few weeks ago and they were a huge hit. I can't take credit for this one, though, because I found it over at Baked By Rachel. Be sure to stop over and send her some love, OK?
Doesn't that look delicious?  Here's the recipe:
Muffin Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 C all-purpose flour1/2 C sugar1/2 C brown sugar1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. salt3/4 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. nutmeg3/4 C apple cider1 egg1/2 tsp. vanillaTopping Ingredients: 7 tbsp. unsalted butter - melted3/4 C sugar1 & 1/4 tsp. cinnamonPreheat oven to 350 degrees Grease muffin pan. Combine apple cider, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Slowly add wet to dry ingredients with mixer on low.   Once combined, pour batter into muffin pan.  I used a 1/4 cup measure for this step. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out cl…