I visited a local thrift store yesterday and came home with some new treasures! I love wooden boxes, especially wooden jewelry boxes, so I could not resist when I saw this treasure:
It stands 18 inches tall, 13.5 inches wide, and is 6 inches deep. Look at all the compartments!
I am in love! Now I absolutely have to clean off my vanity and find a place for this beauty.
In addition to the beautiful jewelry box, I found a lead crystal hand blown bud vase.
I love vases. The green vase on the left is one that my cousin Roberta gave me for my last birthday. Wasn’t she sweet?
Finally, my last treasures … a vase full of colorful flowers next to a framed snapshot of Miss Munchkin and myself taken last month. That is quickly becoming my all-time favorite picture of both myself and Fiona. Life is good!
I promised some garden pictures this week and so here are the first. I planted snapdragons two years ago and they did fairly well. Obviously they self-seeded, as they appeared again last year, when I mostly ignored them, watering them only occasionally. This year they came up again and so I decided to be nicer to them. I’ve watered and pruned and they are looking very pretty.
I am glad I decided to pay some attention to them this year, as they are making lovely cut flowers.
I bought this lovely vase a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been lamenting that I didn’t have any small vases (so many of my vases are still in storage in Alabama), so when I saw this pretty blue one, I just had to snatch it up.
My cousin Roberta knows me well. Look what arrived in the mail yesterday for my birthday:
A handcrafted green vase. I love it! We both have a penchant for vases of flowers around the house, something we learned from our mutual grandmother, Mabel, which my cousin wrote about just yesterday in her blog, Eleven Point Pink. Thank you so much, Reb, for the lovely vase.