Well, there were four activities I wanted to participate in. All sounded like so much fun. So I’m going to do them all. There is Treat Yourself Thursday (Family Trees May Contain Nuts blog) , Vintage Thingies Thursday (Colorado Lady blog), Thrifty Thursday (Tales From Bloggeritaville blog) , and Dogs On Thursday!
For Treat Yourself Thursday, of Family Trees May Contain Nuts, I’ve decided how I’m going to treat myself. (As though I don’t do it often enough!) I think I’m going to laze around the house all day. Maybe get some crafting in.
This is my garden room where I do my crafting.
Today I went to Hobby Lobby. And bought myself some new adhesive ribbon. I had fun embellishing some plain file folders a few weeks ago with this. I think maybe I might make myself some more and use my new ribbon and stickers.
Here’s some of the ones I’ve already made.
I wanted to show you a little stool I picked up at the local antique mall a few months ago. Isn’t it cute with its blue tassels and blue and white mosaic top? Fits perfectly in my new blue garden room. I’ve got to learn to make mosaics. I’ve even got shards of broken dishes I’ve been saving for just such an endeavor in a plastic baggy!
I know you can’t see this too well because it’s in the corner of my garden room, but I wanted to show you my vintage watering can water fountain I found at another antique mall in Mineola, Texas. I just love this! I have it on all day when I’m in the garden room.
And lastly for this event, I want to show you my old wooden box beside my computer desk where I keep books that I want easy access to. I love old wooden boxes. Boy, I love a lot of vintage thingies!
For Thrifty Thursday, I wanted to show you something else I picked up at Hobby Lobby today. I thought this was a pretty thrifty buy! It is a gardening tool box I can carry around the yard with my gardening tools in it. It was marked down from $20 to $10, so I just couldn’t pass it up.
This was my thrifty way of decorating one of my lamp shades. I cut a vintage hanky into four pieces, hot glued it to the top, and added buttons from my button stash.
And so now we have Dogs On Thursday. You guys know how much I love my pets. And my two Yorkies, Abigail and Charlie Ross, the dogs in the family.
So this is about them. Here they’re “dog tired” underneath my computer where I’m typing.
But they’re usually not this quiet. They’re usually lovable little hooligans! Chasing each other all over the house. Hiding from one another, yapping and causing trouble. Here’s Charlie Ross.
He’s the meeker of the two dogs, though he is bigger. He is my handsome little man. When he wants to, however, he will tell Abi how the cow ate the cabbage!
And here’s Abi.
She’s a mama’s girl for sure. And she thinks she polices the place. Whenever she hears me raising my voice, like telling the cats to get off the cabinets, she will come running into the kitchen barking maniacally. As though this is her cue!
They keep me mighty busy. Along with two cats, a saltwater aquarium, and two fish in the garden pond. But, oh, how I love them!
Please go over and visit these blogs and see what all the various participants have come up with. I have a lot of reading to do!