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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Busy Day

I have not been to Interiors Anew in Woodstock for a few weeks now.  I usually like to visit the store once a week.  So, today was my day to go.  I found 2 sterling silver bracelets.  The cuff bracelet with purple stone was $10 and the other bracelet is chunky with brown stones on it.  It was $2.  When I got it home, I saw that it was marked Made in Mexico and Sterling on the clasp.  What a good find!  I knew that it was marked, but without my glasses I couldn't read it.  It was exciting to find out later that it was silver for only $2.  See, you never know what you will find.  Later in the afternoon, I went to the Sparrows Nest in McHenry and found a brand new pair of Liz Clairborne blue/ivory patent leather sandals for $8.  Never worn!  Another good deal of the day.

I spent a few hours yesterday and today working outside cutting the lawn and starting to plant my planters.  I moved some things around and the yard is looking cuter and cuter.  I put the green wrought iron telephone stand under one of the trees in my back yard with a flower container in the seat.  It looks great there.  I also found a spot for the $2 gazing ball on a stand.  I used the free concrete block to plant some hen and chicks that my cousin Barb gave to me.  I also started to bring out some houseplants and stands to dress up the driveway hill.  I still have more work to do on the area (like lots of weeding), but it's coming along really nicely.  I especially like to see the turtles and frogs peaking out from the grass or flower areas.  I really like looking outside now.  Garden art really helps to make the garden more unique and pretty.  I'm always on the lookout for items to use in the garden.  I also brought out a vintage soda fountain chair and put a flower container on it. The chair is white and the container is blue and it really looks great in my front yard.  I have it on top of the opening for the water well so that you just don't look at a concrete slab.  I started harvesting the lettuce yesterday.  It made for a tasty salad.  I always love the first harvest of the season. 

Friday is a church rummage sale in Ridgefield at 9am.  I haven't been to a sale there before.  I'm really looking foward to that one.

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