This & That - Summer 2022
I haven't written a This & That post since last November. Time sure does fly, so let's catch up a bit!
As you may already know, we sold our house last Fall. The market was working in our favor and the stairs were becoming a problem between my knees and my vertigo. We are living in an apartment and still are unsure of our next move. There's a lot going on - the economy, the housing market, 'knee stuff', etc. Stay tuned. If anything big happens, I'll let you know!
On with the rest of the news....
In May, we went to the Tulip Festival.
The tulips were gorgeous!
We also visited the bridge where we were married.
With Yard Sale Season upon us I shared a post with my 'top tips' in the Ultimate Yard Sale Guide. Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
I've been to a few sales already and since space is at a premium right now, I'm concentrating on 'smalls'. Here's a peek at a few treasures I've found:
I can't wait to show you how I upcycled this very humble ashtray stand. The 'Do It Over' Designers Blog Hop is coming up on the 23rd so be sure to stop back and see the transformation!
Update: Not Just an Ashtray Stand has been published.
Here are a few other 'smalls' I found:
The Recipe Cabinet has already been upcycled and the tarnished pan/mold is on my kitchen wall next to the Menu Board. The three little crocks have been planted with baby Pilea plants which are multiplying like rabbits around here. If you'd like a new plant, let me know. I'll send you one!
Enamelware was the theme of this yard sale outing:
The coffee pot has a large melted candle in it. Don't worry, I've got a plan for that! That lid sitting front and center doesn't match, but the woman threw it in for free. The pot is now the proud owner of a lavender plant.
So far, my favorite find is this one:
I've wanted one for a long time, but being such a
cheap I mean, thrifty gal, I didn't want to pay the retail price. I could feel the machine oil on it and the manual was with it...for $75 I couldn't pass it up!
Although that IS a favorite, there is also this:
Don't you love the Mr. T gold chains that came with her?
I've got my work cut out for me and I need to get to work on her. Wish me luck, this one's going to be a challenge!
We recently visited Grant's Cottage.
The view was amazing!
We've also been visiting local restaurants and breweries. Sorry, no pics. I was busy eating and drinking!
The Feeder Canal Towpath Trail is a great place to take a walk...
...and the local park hosts free concerts every Friday night. This one was Big Band and Jazz Orchestra Night.
And, there were fireworks for the 4th:
Other than that, there's not much else to report. How's your summer going?