Friday, October 6, 2017

FMM - Mishmashier Than Usual

It's random picture post day, yay!  Please to enjoy.

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!

18 comments:

  1. I love the colors of your artwork. It's so nice to see pictures of people's homes that aren't Pinterest yellow and gray with chevrons. :)

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    1. I like too many things to be all pinterest-picture-perfect when it comes to decorating...plus I've always held the theory that you can make your house look pretty with the things you own, because you already like them, otherwise, why would you have them? Going out to a store and buying everything to decorate seems like it would take the fun out of it. Well, at least for me, anyway.

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  2. Ants? I think that's what the dirt pile is....

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    1. Yep - but not just ants. IMPORTED FIRE ANTS!! (because Texas won't claim them as native pests, LOL)

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  3. Definitely ants.

    Whenever I look at how beautifully and thoroughly other people's homes are decorated, I just hang my head in shame. I can never figure out exactly what I want so I do... nothing. Probably why everyone who visits comments in some way that my house is "so clean and uncluttered." Hahaha!

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    1. When I come to visit you ONE OF THESE DANG DAYS, we'll play with your stuff. You'd be surprised at what you can do with what you have, and how different you can change things up!

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    2. I would LOVE that. But of course, there needs to be things to be worked with lol!

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    1. Fire ant hill - they come out after a hard rain, which we had a couple days earlier.

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    1. No, and thankfully we don't have a gopher issue here (and I hope I didn't jinx myself by saying that!).

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  6. If its ants, wouldn't you SEE ants?? I see things like that occasionally, and I'm afraid to ask what they are.

    I am admiring your decorating skills too, and especially that you actually buy beautiful prints when you see them. I love that horse your grandma made!

    Your garden has really done well for you this year! And, I totally LOL'd at the last picture :))

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    1. You'd only see the fire ants if I'd have stepped on the pile, or poked it. They are there, teeming just below the surface, waiting to swarm and bite you. Or be killed by Amdro.

      I'm getting better at allowing myself to buy art; when I see something I love AND I get to talk to the artist in person, I'm more inclined to make the purchase, rather than if everything was at a craft gallery, for example.

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  7. We had a dirt hole in the yard--turns out it was a yellow jacket nest!!! There were hundreds of those evil beings...

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  8. You have such a knack for arranging and decorating. No wonder people are buying the stuff from the displays at the hospital as soon as you put it up!

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    1. Thanks - I'd like to think I help with getting stuff sold at the gift shop!

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