Vintage Tablecloths

Sharing vintage tablecloths ~ and other vintage treasures that capture my attention. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fabulous Crape Myrtle & A Find!

This may be my shortest post ever!
Just had to share our fabulous Crape Myrtle.
This magnificent tree never disappoints. 
This first lush bloom is thanks to a good dose of rain. 
Blooms continue into September.  Heavenly!

Quickly sharing one sweet find...

Mr. Retro nabbed this vintage Olympia typewriter at the Flea Market for
$3.00!  Every key works.  Amazing! Found ribbon on Amazon, so
we are ready to go.  I will definitely use this for crafting and more.
Have a terrific weekend!
Joining with Beverly at Pink Saturday

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sharing the Garden

Sharing some photos and thoughts today.  Is it Monday already?
Hope to be visiting and posting more soon....yes, I'm still at war with
our online data program.  ;)
Our pears are always plentiful.  These are getting large
even though they won't be ripe until the fall.

Fresh green beans a plenty!

The tomatoes are doing great and we have lots of varieties.

Can't wait until I can eat the first juicy ripe one over the sink
with tomato juices running down my chin.....ah!!!
  We have such problems with weeds, that Mr. Retro came up with
an ingenious idea this year....lots of container gardening.
Some tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini and peppers are planted in the ground,
but lots of tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers were tried in containers.
It's worked out very well!  He used 55 gallon drums, cut them in half,
added drain holes, and even set them up on cinder blocks to make weeding easier.
They're a little misshapen looking this year, the experimental year,
but we are looking forward to making it better next year.

Not too many folks have something like this in the middle of their field,
but he built this using an old sink, discarded counter and wood scraps.
All we need is the garden hose and we can wash the veggies off right out here!
See the tall grass behind?  No, it's not corn, but some sorghum tall grass
we planted for Doyle.  He gets to leap through and have a wild time. 
I need to add a photo of that later! 

How does your garden grow?
 I almost forgot these.  Our Silver Maple is very old and very tall,
and was ill and we had to have the dead branches removed.
Can you see the man at the top?  My heart was in my mouth watching him!

 Lots of large limbs had to be removed, unfortunately.

Doyle thought it was his own playground.

It's almost like playing "where's Waldo" to find him, lol. 

On the upside, we have lots of firewood for the winter!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More Issues!

Hi friends!

I am having additional online issues so have not commented on your posts recently.   

Right now I am using the library internet to visit.  
Please  excuse my lack of comments.
  Promise to make it up to you later.  

Have a great rest of the week!