Monday, May 17, 2010

The Weekend in Review

The weather here in Pittsburgh this past weekend can be described by no other word than PERFECT.  The sun was warm and radiant with temperatures reaching 70 degrees.  An absolute ideal weekend to spend in the outdoors.  Saturday morning my husband and I headed out early to visit a few garage sales and to take in one of Emma's soccer games.  He usually doesn't enjoy going to garage sales but they just happened to be very close to the soccer field.  When I asked him if he enjoyed the garage sales he said if it wasn't for Emma he would much rather have stayed home and saved his treasure hunting for the local flea market.  The soccer game was fun to watch--Emma even scored a goal--and I was delighted to find these two treasures....
After our garage sale adventures, I spent the rest of the day finishing up the gardens and patio---trimming, mulching and adding just a few more plants.  Gardening is a lot of work but I just love the end result.
I was delighted when my Mom brought me this vintage birdcage stand.  Apparently it had been in her basement for some time and she thought I could do something fun with it.  She was right--I quickly  grabbed on of my favorite buckets and filled it with the sweetest pink daisies and white bacopa.  It looked so happy hanging from the little hook meant to hold the birdcage. 
Even Mabel and Sassy enjoyed the beautiful weather.  Mabel is always up for a game of "Look I got the ball---come and chase me" 
On Sunday we did a little flea marketing
a little picnicking
and a little relaxing
We finished off the weekend by watching the season conclusion of Survivor.  I even lit the teekie torches.
  Because Jerri was voted off I was cheering for Sandra but Alex and Alex were voting for Russell (what!! you have to be joking) All night I had to listen to chants "Russell is going to  win" This picture captures the moment that I could chant back "Sandra won "
I hope you all had a fun relaxing weekend.  The next few days hold rain for us.  It is a good thing however--I have many deadlines to meet so I will be in my studio creating as the raindrops hit my window. 


Michelle Palmer said...

Such a sweet garden retreat! Love your pups... the tennis ball off to the side... (giggle!)
Your work is beautiful... deadlines seem to get done with more ease when it is raining~
Hope you have a nice evening!

Country Dreaming said...

Looking good. You've done a nice job around your gardens. We are waiting for things to dry out to more in our yard.
Sometimes rainy days ARE good for getting things done inside that one wouldn't do if they could get outside.
Have a great Tuesday.


GardenofDaisies said...

Your patio and gardens are looking lovely!! Want to come and help me do mine? :-) And it looks like you found some good things at the garage sales. O love spending SAturday mornings doing that.

~~Carol~~ said...

Lovely finds, lovely garden, LOVELY backyard! You're living the good life there!

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you got a bunch of stuff done and had some fun too. Hubby is looking great! Good for him! I'll bet you spend a lot of time out on your patio during the summer. I certainly would. Mimi

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I loved reading about your weekend, your great finds and of course seeing the pictures of everything and Mabel & Sassy too!! I really love your yard and what you did with the birdcage stand is so clever!!
By the way, I was cheering for Sandra too!!! :-)))
Hope your week is going well!!

Chele said...

I so love your garden! We need to have a picnic!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your "summer room" looks so cozy and welcoming. You do a wonderful job with your gardens..let's hope Sassafrass stays away from your plantings! Hopefully-we'll get some things planted tomorrow...oh did I say we...I meant David-hehehe! Alex-you look great!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I must say, I am pro Russell myself. LOL [don't hate me!!]
LOVE the bird figurine you got at the garage sale. What a treasure!
I also love the picture of Mabel and Sassy. So cute!

With licks of love, Paige and her dog Simba

Joy said...

Your garden looks great. Love the shots of the dogs. Looks like you fun flea marketing too. Hope you have a great week!

joy said...

Hello, Well it snowed here this morning... yuk! I love all your planters, they are beautiful. Have a good day. Joy joysthoughtsnadthings

Janelle said...

Oh, Mimi, I haven't visited for quite awhile and feel so refreshed after seeing the pictures of your patio. Makes me want to grab a glass of cold lemonade and come on over! Loved seeing your garage sale & flea market finds. I find it hard to resist an old children's book... And then Survivor. Russell, really??!! Ewww. Such an ego-maniac. Yes, I'm with you and was glad that he didn't win. :) Hope your summer is starting off well!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a perfect day!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Hi Mimi. I hope all is well with you and your family. I noticed that you haven't blogged for a while. Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Can you believe how hot it's been already?!!? I visited your Etsy shop earlier. I marked almost everything as faves. I LOVE your shop!!! : )

~ Wendy


I would love to sit at that sweet table and relax.

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