Friday, June 15, 2012

Some Pickin' Treasures

For 3 weeks my husband and I took off from California and went pickin' in 13 states.  It was so much fun.  I am amazed how friendly people are and so willing to invite strangers in their home to look through their stuff!   I do have to say, my favorite was in Kentucky for their 400 Mile Garage Sale.   They have this every year along Hwy 68.

I found so many things, but for now I am going to share with you some cute garden decorations.  I picked up the items during my pickin' and just bought the flowers at home.   These ideas are all under $10, including the flowers.

I bought a vintage rusty chicken feed tray.  I put some .25 cents plates in it, filled with dirt and planted some annual flowers.  It is hung on my fence to my chicken coop.

 This is a vintage chicken waterer.  I planted flowers along the water tub area and hung it on a rusty old hanger.

I am hooking up today with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ketcup and Mustard Rose Bushes

I just bought the most beautiful new rose bushes.  They are called Ketcup and Mustard!  The bottom side of the pedal is bright yellow and the top side of the rose pedal is red.  Just stunning!

Check them out! 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

One of our Vintage Cars is in a Commercial

This is one of our vintage trucks in a commercial.  It's our 1956 Ford Pick Up Truck!  They filmed it last week.

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Here's a picture of it in our yard

Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy In My Craft Room

I have been busy in my craft room making some Mosaic creations for my Etsy Store.  This is a stool I painted pink, gave it a antique look then covered the top with broken china plates. 

This is a wooden garden tool tote.  I painted it pink and covered it with broken china plates, glass tiles, gems, etc.
I made a dragon fly on one side and a butterfly image on the other side out of hand cut glass. I used glass black beads for the dragonfly's eyes.
The back has a china plate in a heart image and the rest is broken china plates, glass tiles and some gems
On the front I made a pink rose and leaves out of clay

I hand cut all my china pieces and I search garage sales and Goodwill for .50 cent china plates!!

I am joining Ms Beverly at How Sweet the Sound today for Pink Saturday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

My February Winter Garden and I finally have Eggs!

The weather has been really nice here in Southern California lately.   Some of my spring flowers are blooming.  In 2 weeks there is a wedding reception in my garden so I hope the weather stays nice and no cold spells to kill my flowers!

This is an area by my driveway when you first drive into our yard. There are a variety of daisies, daffodils, chrysanthemums, coreopsis, stocks, pansies, primroses and cyclamens
My Primroses come back every year
On the other side of the driveway lining it I have about 6 of these pretty pink daisy bushes
I have an abundance of these Alstroemeria flowers.  They make great picked flowers in a vase on the table
I finally have eggs!!  My sweet Geraldine a Leghorn White Hen is the one that gives me a egg just about every day!  Now I am waiting on the other 9 hens to start laying eggs.

This is my favorite, its name is Susie, a white silkie.  I named it after my pet rabbit when I was a little girl.  I am so disappointed because Susie turns out to be a Rooster.  A boy named Sue?
I swore I was going to get rid of all the roosters but look at this cute fuzzy bottom....snort!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chicken News From the Green Acres Cottage

I'm new to the backyard chicken thing.  I've only had them for 3 months now. I can't believe how quick they grow and change and how dumb I really am about chickens.   I thought I would share a picture with you of Buttercup my Rhode Island Red.   I took this picture 3 months ago of her.    Look how cute she was only 3 months ago.  I was so excited to look forward to large brown eggs......
This is a picture of Buttercup I took today, only 3 months later.

Yep, she's a ROOSTER!   And the really sad part of it all, up to 2 days ago, I actually still thought she was a hen!  I guess I better read one of those Chickens for Dummies Books.  Yeah, go ahead and laugh at me, everyone else is! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Love, Anne Fannie

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Caribbean Blue Waters

My husband and I just got home last night from a beautiful Caribbean Cruise.  I was so intrigued and fascinated by the beautiful blue waters.

I took this picture with  my cell phone.  I was walking around an island and I glanced over at our cruise ship and the blue waters just took  my breath away!  If I didn't take this picture myself with my cell phone I would think it was touched up!
Here are some more beautiful blue waters from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas

I am joining Ms Sally at Smiling Sally Blog today for Blue Monday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage Turkey Planters - Pink Saturday

I haven't joined Pink Saturday in a while!

I love my collection of Vintage Turkey Planters.  This time of the year I love to display them!  Some of them have faded over the years to a soft pink color!

Be sure to visit our hostess for Pink Saturday, Ms Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Step Back in Time in My Vintage General Store

My husband has built fake store fronts inside our Car Museum to house some of our Junk Collectibles.  This Car Museum is in our yard and is 12,000 sq feet!

(Yep, I'm in California) 

Today I will show pictures of the General Store. 

For years I have collected old spice cans, cans, Drug Store items, coffee cans, signs, cash register, bottles,  etc.  Every Flea Market or Garage Sale I would go to I would pick up something.  Some of the items use to belong to my father or grandmother! You can't just keep them in a box in your garage.  To much to display in your kitchen, so..... my husband built me a fake store front of a general store to display my items!

Is this not awesome or what?
The two outside windows are very special to me.  They are from the house I grew up in, the house that my father built for us!   

These old Miner Gold Pans had old lanterns added to them so my husband added lights and I have those flickering lights that look like candles burning!
Old metal Signs hanging outside the store

We added vintage lanterns as lights above the walkway

Check out the hanging lights inside the General Store.  They are vintage Mason jars with lights in them!

Thank you for visiting my General Store with me!

I am also hooking up with Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday!
and Open House Party at No Miminmal List Here!
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