The weather was great, the food supply was about perfect, very little leftovers!
AND, the weather is getting warm, close to hot! It's summer in Northern Minnesota! I think I can put away the flannel pajamas!
Let's look at some outdoor photos:
This is the back of the old college futon that I got back from my older daughter. I spray painted it white like my window box above it. It is framing out the hostas!
I bought this little step ladder at a consignment store for $5 and set it on my deck with teapots filled with dianthus.
Framing out a hosta with plates.
Quite a few months ago, I bought this old Buckeye gas nozzle from a consignment store for $6. I just bought the gas can last week. I paid $25 because I have been looking for a cheaper one for a long time and couldn't find one. This one had part of a label and a little rust. I sprayed it with a matte poly and it brought out the blue color and the label colors, and I hope it will protect it from the outdoor elements too.
My gas nozzle and vintage metal gas can are sitting on my front patio area with my water pumps. The large one is from my childhood home. (My mom used to have it by a wringer washing machine tub of flowers with the O. Johnson's on it in black letters). The small one was purchased at a neighbor's garage sale.
I have old weathered barrel planters by the pumps. (Please remember this is northern Minnesota, and these flowers were just planted) I went with a red, white and blue (purple) color scheme. Red trailing petunias, purple million bells, brachome, alyssum, pony tail grass, bacopa and red trailing verbena. I love the old mop bucket too.
Glad to be back blogging after a little break...