Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Walking the neighborhood...

First thing I find down the street curbside.
Would you pick this up?  I wanted to but I just couldn't do it. 

I thought about just putting dark stain on the wood and making it a small table.
I walked away.  I have so much to do I just couldn't do it.  I would have to go back get the car and then lift it.  I could have but I just let it go.
What would you do?

This is Miss Harmony.  I have watched her since she was a baby, she's 2 now!  Just a little bit hyper.
She's a sweetie.

She likes her picture taken.

The Tabebuie trees are blooming.  They are my favorite.

I finally got one but it's only 2 inches high so it will be a while before they bloom.

Pretty azalea's

I think these are some kind of jasmine.

We have lots of kitties in our neighborhood.

This guy is a pain....I always think he is trying to bite my heals.
Always standing in the middle of the street, I can't believe he doesn't get hit.

Pretty white azalea's

Pretty boganvilla


I bought these at the thrift store.

I think they are pretty cool.

See the cutting board?
I think I will take that out, it's so heavy.

I like the hardware.

It will be lots of work but worth it.

Not too sure if I will be painting this part.

My buddy Bailey, always waiting for me.

Jack enjoying the pretty weather.

I have this thing for platters, especially with flowers on them.

I don't care if it's worn. 

Anyway.....I'm linking with...
Would You Buy it? Wednesday(or pick up curbside)



Anita said...

I would have passed the spool ...I wouldn't have brought the big cupboard home but I can't wait to see how great you make it look...Little dog syndrome...I can't believe it's owner just lets it run loose! and I don't think retrievers ever settle down. I have a weakness for platters...I hate it when people ask if mine are for sale...they are but I love them so nobdy wants to pay as much as I want to keep them...silly me

Denise @ The Rusty Gate said...

I love the yellow flower trees, too...some in our neighborhood, but none here...yet. I just got through the purple tree flowering..and can't remember the name of it. All the flowers end up in our open pool. Your jasmine is Star Jasmine. I love the little Powder Puff the Bottle Brush trees. I think I would have passed on the spool, too, because of it's size. It would take a lot of space in a booth. Did you see the cover of Tea Time with the pretty Limoges rose teacup? I might have to make a trip to Art Angels to check out your booth. Thinking about the cobalt thing for a birthday present for my mom.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What a beautiful walk! Loved everything!

Flora Doora

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I loved sharing your walk and seeing all the wonderful greenery and treasures along the way. I would have loved to have been able to tip that cable reel and to have been able to 'roll' it home...but I probably would not have been strong enough to tip it (sigh)..what fun. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I would have wheeled that spool right on home with me. I'm guessing you haven't seen the book table on casters made from a spool. Quick! Go get it before it's gone! :@

Thanks for a little taste of spring with your gorgeous floral photos.

shohshi said...

Pretty - pretty - pretty! All of it is so pretty!
hugs ~ jennifer

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely day here today. Spring is in the air, I can feel it. We don´t have near as beautiful flowers in our trees around here! These are amazing! If I´ve had my car.. I would´ve hauled that spool in! Did you see what they did in Country Living? I think that´s so clever. Take a look here (then go get it ;)):

The cupboard is very nice. I haven´t seen one with a pull-out board before. Cute! Will you paint it with ASCP? I have some news! I have finally found a stockist here in Sweden! They are the only one. Unfortunately they won´t deliver the paint during winter. Something about the paint being sensitive to coldness. Just my luck!

I have read so many reviews and am anxious to try myself. What are your thoughts about the ASCP? I´d love to hear. How long will a quart last you think? Which colors do you like best? I have looked at the color chart and compared it with painted objects seen on the internet. I think the chart is somewhat misleading. The color on the chart seems to be darker..? What´s your experience?

Lots of questions. Hope you don´t mind.

Have a great day!

The Boston Lady said...

Sue, It's hard for me to believe you didn't pick that spool up! But I know you have tons to do. I would have done what you suggested, paint, distress, use for a table. I saw one cut down to coffee table size... Your pictures of all the blooms on your street look so pretty. And I've run into that little doggie dictator before - he thinks he is a big dog! Ann

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I remember is the late 70's when those spools were popular for outside tables! You were right tooo heavy! Love this weather, but i hear we are going to freeze OK 65 degrees tomorrow LOL!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I loved sharing your walk, KarenSue! I have run across items that are too much of a hassle, too...most notably an entire 1940's telephone switchboard operator setup! Would have been so cool for Junk Bonanza, but nobody could move was so heavy! I knew I'd never get it anywhere and had to walk away...

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