Nothing feeds the center so much as creative work, even humble kinds like cooking and sewing...Baking bread, weaving cloth, putting up preserves, teaching and singing to children...
~~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~~
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Look What I Found
Since we haven't had any rain in a bit I needed to water some of the periennals that I transplanted a few weeks ago, I don't like to stand and water with the hose so I went out back to our shed to get the sprinkler and found these treasures....
I guess I never really noticed this crate before, the saw was inside along with a teapot (Granny J I thought of you when I saw it). My husband said it came from his grandparent's garage which means we have had it for probaby 15+ years, thanks to my blog friends my eyes view things like this totally differently now. I am not sure where it will go, inside or out, I could clean it and use it for storate/display inside?? It has two hinges and each corner is reinforced with tin that looks like it was cut from old motor oil cans, wonder if it was homemade with scraps or if it came home with something in it?? I also love the old saw it has a green handle and a very primitively rusted blade, I just love that it belonged to someone in our family and I will use it somewhere. Would you paint the box or leave it the way it is??
After reading yet another blog that shared how someone used an old wooden ladder I decided that I would drag the one we have up on my way from the shed so it is one step closer to being used. I will need to cut it because it is too tall and one piece will be used for displaying quilts and maybe the other will find a home in the garden? The back yard sure looks like a great project for fall, but I think that will be next year, I'm not exactly sure what I want to do back there and I only want to do it once, you would think after 25 years I would have a great patio back there! I'm also thinking that I will get some great ideas from my blog friends that I might incorporate into that project.