Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Busy Weekend!

Hello Dear Friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. I ended up having a very busy one but ultimately a me weekend (thanks to everyone for the encouragement!). I did the gardening while Hubby made an actual veggie garden and I worked on some small projects. We did take some time out yesterday for my cousin's birthday party and to recognize all that our troops sacrifice on a daily basis.

Here are some photos of all the things we accomplished. The top photo is the bird cage I got for $1 at a recent estate sale. I posted a before photo a while back, it was shiny gold and kind of ugly. I painted it with some hammered bronze spray paint and made a little sign. I put a pretty violet plant inside. I was inspired by Heather Bullard's bird cage that she posted a while back. Check it out here.

I also made a few boxes. This is one I made for myself. I almost always give my projects away but recently I've been keeping some around for myself. I used some vintage papers from my Doodle Pack as well as one of the bird's I picked up at Tinsel Trading Company a few weeks ago. I also made a memory box for my sister with some more vintage papers and some vintage runner images (she is a big time runner) but in my excitement to give it to her I forgot to get a photo!

Here is a shot of Hubby working in the garden. He worked very hard on it all weekend and I'm happy to say that he finally finished! He framed the whole thing out, brought in TONS of soil, planted lots of veggies and put up a fence around the little piece of heaven. He worked hard and I'm very proud of him.

Lastly I'd like to share a few fun items that arrived via the mailman. I received my beautiful glittery bird I won at Miss Duffy's as well as a wonderful paper/fabric pack from Heather at Pretty Petals Boutique. Heather just opened her online store - you must check it out! She has some fabulous items. Lastly, I received my apron from Kim at Olive Juice & Co. Just love it! Housework no longer seems like such a chore!

I'm looking forward to making the rounds and seeing how everyone spent their Memorial Day!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Wow! Lovely lovely treasures! All of them!!! That collaged box is so scrumptious! I also bought a couple of lovely things from Heather's site - what a great touch she has!!!

Lemon Tree Village is the answer to your question. =) (shhh - heehee)

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Wow~ that is some garden! Don't wear your pretty apron when you are pulling weeds~ its for special occasions.

Jammy said...

That is such a fun apron! How cute!!!

You had some serious crafting fun, too, love the pics! That box is so pretty! And again, I REALLY NEED to check out some estate sales, I can't believe the good prices you are talking about...WOW, LOL!

That looks like one serious garden. He will reap great results I bet for all the work put in. I can smell those ripe, sun-warmed tomatoes now....my fave garden smell ever!


smileymamaT said...

Ok, where to start? I kept saying Wow! Look at the birdcage...and Wow! Look at the garden...and ....ACK! Cuteness & Sweetness attack, look at that beautiful little apron!!!!!!!! Double Wow!
OK I think I'm done... :) Love your stuff, you are so talented!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I really like the bird cages, and want to do one now! I went to the link and looked at the one that inspired yours and she has a new one up too. What cute ideas!

Leigh Ann said...

The box is gorgeous. I'm so glad you had time to yourself this weekend and for the family, too. It can be so hard to fit it all in.

The Cape was great but a work weekend so I didn't get to shop or go to the beach. Oh well.

Funny you are in conference services. I waved at Quin. on our drive by this weekend. I loved that job. It was wonderful.

Cheers! LA

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a very cute apron on a very cute gal!

Your collage box is so beautiful, absolutely wonderful. I am going to check out the links right away.

Your vegetable garden looks serious...yummy vegetables are going to be making you be creative with lots of different recipes later on.

Looks like you had the same wonderful weekend as we did...lots of gardening, thrown together with some glitter and glue and paint, and relaxing!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla!
Love it All! Your box is breath taking!!! I love it.
I also love how you added the sign to your beautifully painted bird cage. The way you made the key fob !!!How perfect!!!
Love the pix of your Hubby, it really shows allof the hard work he did! What fun you will have harvesting them (aka eating the vegies!) they will taste sooo good. We did not make it to our parade : ( It is such a very important day, I agree>
With Kindness,

mommy to four j's said...

I also had a very busy weekend a rehersal dinner a wedding a felowship night and hamburgers for all at church..

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! I love all of it!
The birdcage, the box, and that beautiful apron!

My hubby has pretty much taken over the veggie garden, which is fine by me!
I don't mind the planting and weeding at the beginning of the season, but by june I'm done. LOL

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Karla-thanks for visiting my new blog-I'm reaaly glad you liked it! And now I've found your blog as a result, how great is that! I love your photos too, and am going to add you to my favourites!!

Susie Q said...

What sweet treasures you found!

I am SO impressed with your garden! Amazing! I am in awe considering I still have much weeding to do!
I need an apron like yours! That would inspire me!

Thank you for the tomato recipe as well! Yummy...


Anonymous said...

Darling! You are so super talented! Thank you for sharing! Miss Mari~

Allison said...

Oooooh, I love all of it - such a productive weekend full of accomplishments AND fun - the perfect combination. That apron is ridiculously cute and you look wonderful with it on (well regardless you would look wonderful but the apron is a fun addition!). The bird and the papers you got are very pretty. And the box you made, as well as the sign with the bird cage are SO great. You did a great job - and I'm glad to hear you are keeping some of you own creations. The garden looks amazing - like a real, actual, grown-up garden - nothing half way with that one. It's obvious that your husband worked very hard.
Glad you had such a great weekend!


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Karla- thanks so much for stopping by my new blog, it's great to find your lovely blog as a result!! I love all of your photos, you are so creative and artistic!! The apron is lovely too! Just wanted to add that Tara Road is one of my favourite books, but then I love all her books! Have you seen the film of Tara Road with Andi Macdowell-you might like that too!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi again Karla-I wonder if U.S.A Ikea will have the same pink boxes, or even the same stock? You will have to let me know! Very intriguing! The poufy, puffy white dress, and the black lace ones are vintage, but the othere do look vintage inspired, don't they!
Have a great week, I will visit you again soon!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Hi Karla! Clancy's at 8 Upper County Road in Dennisport! We've been there many times and the food never disappoints! They've won all sorts of awards, too. You can see their site www.clancysrestaurant.com. Happy Anniversary! Mine is this Sunday. =)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Karla! That box you made from your doodlepack is soooo pretty! What a gorgeous birdie on top...and I love the glittery one from Miss Duffy too! oh and that apron! Just too cute.

Glad you liked your goodies from me!! Thank you!!


Natasha Burns said...

Hi Karla,
LOL I thought I had posted a comment on this a day or two ago, silly me didn't!

I love that box you made with Holly's pack, it's so sweet and I love that bird.

How impressive to do that garden, WOW! I hope you have an abundance of wonderful home grown tomatoes!!!!

Take care,
Natasha xo

Claire said...

gorgoeus gotgeous stuff!

Karin (creativechaos) said...

Karla...I love the box! And the bird is so cute!

Carol said...

Oh Karla I'm so in love with your enchanting bluebird box, too beautiful! The birdcage with the gorgeous garden key sign looks great too!

cammyk said...

I just adore the little box. That darling apron would definitely make housework a little bit easier!

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