Fortunately, they are easy weeds to pull...the roots are very short. I haven't figured out what type of weed it is yet, but I'm certain it comes from the manure I till into the soil. I'm bound and determined to win the battle against this weed because the manure is a great fertilizer, and I get an unlimited supply, free of charge...compliments of Sir Isaac and his brother Jacob.
Okay...onto the thrifted treasure that I want to share with you today. I have a small collection of vases of different sizes and shapes. A few of my favorites are a milk-glass vase that I picked up for $.50; a little blue one, edged in gold, that was found in a "free" box at the dump; and two sweet, yellow vases that were $.99 each.
While taking the pictures of the vases, Little White Hen crept into the background, hoping for her Internet debut...I thought it was cute enough to share.
A few photos of the vases doing what they do best...
|Bouquet and Photo by My Daughter|
|Photo Taken by My Daughter|
|Bouquets and Photo by My Daughter|
I also couldn't resist snapping this photo of Little #9 this morning. She looked so sweet in her dress-up hat, and then I noticed that her blue blouse and mustard yellow shorts matched almost perfectly with the colors of my thrifted vases...I simply had to share it.
Back to the vases...my all-time favorite vase is this hand-blown beauty that I found for $4.99 at the Goodwill.
It is such a beautiful piece; it has an elegance about it that none of my other vases can compare to, and I love the air bubbles. They give it such distinctive charm.
I'm almost hesitant to use it for fear of breaking it.
I filled it with seashells and other treasures we have found on trips to the beach...
...and tucked it safely on a high shelf.
It's almost a shame to keep it hidden so far away, but I keep telling myself that someday I will bring it down...someday when little hands aren't quite so little, and the vase's life isn't in danger. Someday. For now, it will have to be content being home to the seashells.
Thanks again for stopping by my little corner. I hope you enjoyed my "thrifted treasure" as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. Good night!
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