Here are some of my yard treasures:
Love Frog: My love frog comes for the Aunt that does estate sales-I love this guy (and as you can see-he love me!)
Drift Wood: I love WOOD! This was a cool piece that just washed up.
Wire Frog: On a trip to see #6 son (my step son) graduate basic training in GA went went on up to VA to visit #3 son (my 1st birth child) in the navy. We stopped at a Cracker Barrel and I found this on clearance! It was meant to be-to come home w/me! (I think its from SC)
Welcome Washtub planting:
Cumby Frog: Once (about 15 to 17 yrs ago) we were coming home from mom's and in Como, TX was a concrete statue store, I told hubby I wanted this and he stopped and bought it (LOVE when that happens!). At the time we lived in Cumby, TX and it was thus named "the Cumby frog"-I know it should be the Como frog. It has always been by the front door, and sat on by many little ones (it likes the attention:). We had driven by it for years and I always saw and wanted this frog.
Welcome frogs: On a trip to Kansas City, KS, a girl trip, we visited my paternal cousin, that took us shopping (found these frogs at an outlet store), and fed us yummy stuff. Such a hostess (like her mother)! I wish I had sealed these, maybe I can repaint them and brighten them back up.
Armadillo: This came from a different family trip to Kansas to visiting hubby's paternal town Cunningham, KS. We had a wonderful gathering of the maternal folks in Wichita and drove to Cunningham (west about 3 hrs), and checked out the family cemetery (very clean-thanks to who ever cares for it). My batteries were weak or I would have taken a picture of every tombstone (there were many). There was a junk (treasure) shop there and this armadillo was made by an elderly man (if your ever in Cunningham, you must stop and look-she has that place packed with goodies). SO CUTE! I had to have him! (strange how my family isn't fazed by having to ride home on long trips with my big purchases (or plant purchases) crammed in a small car with them:) From there we drove to Dexter, Kansas (maternal folks) out to the "farm" home place and the BIG cemetery. They have a map posted with names on it!!! What a great idea!
Rock from farm: (I LOVE ROCKS!!!) This kind of looks like a cow skull. These are the kind of rocks they had to clear in order to farm in Dexter, southeast of Wichita, Kansas. (This trip we brought home the armadillo, rock, and a bucket of water with Grandma Matney's rose (from the farm) starts!-amazing what you can pack in a trunk!)
Calico kitty: Father's day present years ago: Hubby loves white calico cats-many years ago we brought home a mama stray (and kittens) from a family reunion (my paternal folks) in Sulphur Bluff, TX. She was old and beautiful-she had lots of white and HUGE eyes. We named her Bright Eyes and loved her dearly. The only remaining baby we have of hers is Uno (who is 10+). She left many good memories behind.
Hound dog: Father's day present: This is as close as I could find to a basset for hubby.
Pot: NOTHING grows in this pot. Someday I may want to turn it into one of those bubbling water fountain. But now it has shells from our trip to the coast in June.
Smiling Sun: New this year from Dollar Store (also where cat and dog came from) this metal sun, it reminds me of the goal-Celestial Kingdom living with God, enduring to the end- WITH a smile!
These are all in temp spots, mostly to cover possible cat potty spots:), they make me smile, and make this feel like home. Have a wonderful Friday!