Friday, September 11, 2009


No saling this morning, and I didn't go out saling last Saturday... guess I was still traumatized from last Friday's 'Full Moon Saling' adventures!! So, not much new 'stuff' to show. On Sunday we did go to a car show, which had a good sized Flea Market, and I picked up these two little gems. Gold-toned glove clip ($1) and a double chain sweater clip with black stones ($1).
I seem to have been shorted on the 'crafting gene', but when Fall is in the air - you never know what may happen!! Somehow it usually involves dried 'weeds', a hot glue gun and spray paint. Thursday morning I hit a Thrift... found a 'new' 18" straw wreath form ($1.99) and that's all it took to ignite the spark! At home I gathered: armloads of Artemesia from the garden, floral wire & pins from my attic stash, a bag of plastic fruit I had picked up at a sale a couple of weeks ago (.25¢), dried Hydrangea from my Mom & a can of metallic silver spray paint from the basement. Two hours later this is what I had...

(Lighting changes the look of it completely ~ thus, TWO photos)
Okay, Martha I'm NOT. But hey, it was a cheap afternoon of entertainment!!
Thursday evening, we had our first flower on our Moon Flower Bush (Datura Inoxia / Devils Trumpet / Thorn Apple). Isn't it a beaut? (It's in a pot with a couple of other plants, so don't be confused by the various foliage!)
I've posted often in the past about our Moon Flowers - don't be confused!! There are many different plants that people refer to as 'Moon Flowers'. We have FIVE! different variations in our yard.

This is the one I commonly talk about. It is my favorite because the flowers open so rapidly that we can watch them! It is an Oenothera Acaulis Aurea / Dandelion Sundrop / Moon Flower / Texas Dandelion.
That's all I've got for today! Lots of sales 'supposed' to be happening tomorrow, BUT rain is predicted, so I shall have to wait~n~see!!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Last weekend, we were at a friends house for barbque, sitting on the back deck when one of their moonflowers opened right in front of my eyes. I was amazed...very cool! I am happy to know that I am not the only person in the world who on occasion gets a little spooked by a weird garage sale. Sometime you just have to know when to call it a day.
♥, Susan

Shara said...

All of your flowers are so beautiful. When I was little, we has aome sort of a big cactus - about 5 feet tall and it only bloomed for 24 hours one day a year. But, that day just happened to fall on my birthday every year. We have photos of me standing by it every year.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love your gorgeous flowers and that neat sweater clip!! Good luck at the sales!

one gal's trash said...

I would be HAPPY to put your wreath on my front door. Who doesn't love plastic fruit? Gorgeous flowers!