First up, 10 house points to whoever can identify this:
(seen as I walked down our driveway to the mailbox)
Next, here's my latest coffee table display, with some new-to-me items:
My mom sent me a box with some treasures that she was willing to part with - the Trojan horse is something that my Grandmother paper machied and painted a hundred years ago. OK, maybe not a hundred, but probably at least 40 years ago. I've seen it at my parent's house for most of my life; now it lives with me! And the glass bottle behind it is a hand-blown jug that once held rum - one of several that my Grandmother brought back from Puerto Rico - say it with me - a hundred years ago. Anyway, I just plunked everything in the metal tray and I liked how it looks, so there you go.
I'm constantly moving the stuff on display in my living room cabinets - here's the latest:
I find that grouping things with similar colors makes for a cohesive display.
The top shelf is holding two small prints I bought at an arts and crafts fair while we were in Santa Fe - here's a closer look at them:
Everything about these prints makes me happy!
Back outside. This Blue Daze that we bought for super cheap has spread out so nicely and continues to bloom:
All we do is water and occasionally pull out some weeds.
Here's what it looked like when we planted it nearly four months ago:
You can see how much it's filled in! This one is a winner and we'll plant more next spring, for sure.
One more outdoors picture:
This plant has not stopped blooming all summer! It's some sort of portulaca and I'm so pleased with how pretty it's made my yard look.
Finally, just to make you laugh:
Hey guess what? Halloween accessories are in at the gift shop!
Have a great weekend!