The past few days I've been working out in our yard.
Believe me, yard work isn't my forte.
I usually leave that up to Scott.
But its just been missing that little piece of femininity.
Know what I mean?
So last week, I got to work.
As a little reminder, this is what I started with:
Pretty blah, eh?
Believe me, when I started out I had no clue what I was going to do.
I just don't do flowers or outdoorsy stuff.
But surprisingly enough, I found out that I really enjoyed it.
Must be something that comes with age. ;)
Truly, I didn't even know where to start.
So, I just decided to surround myself with things I love.
And this saying just really speaks to my heart,
being I'm a southern transplant in the midwest.
After all my rearranging, I wound up with a little vintage potting shed.
I don't know why I never thought of that.
Even though it makes a perfect one.
Wonder why I never realized that before?
Just many little garden vignettes...
that make up the whole.
All of which are made up of items I love like...
blue Ball jars, jute twine, barn stars, and little
southern spanish moss to make it feel a little like home.
And y'all know how I love my blue Ball jars.
And vintage grains sacks.
And since I can't seem to get away from my east coast upbringing...
And what could be better than eating outside?
with some nice fresh herbs for your cooking...
After being cooped up all winter...
And somehow it all came together and reminds me of old times.
When things were simpler.
And a lot less hectic.
When you had time to sit and drink a Mint Julep and just breathe.
It just makes me sigh a little.
And the best part about it is, my only cost was the annuals and herbs.
Everything else, I already had on hand through yard sales, auctions, and thrift shops.
I just needed to use a little repurposing.
And THAT is the best feeling EVER.
Stay tuned throughout the week and I'll share a few of the transformations - like the barn wood sign, the repurposed washstand, and the crab pot buoys.