Now that I am having my own "personal summers" or "power surges"( you ladies of a a certain age know what I be talking about!) I can't wait for cooler/cold weather. You can put on more clothes to get warm. There is only so much you can take off when it's hot before you get arrested or scare small pets and children.
Gratuitous photo of the most stylish dog in Sharpsburg looking cute. She helped take the pictures. Mr. Bill is camera-shy and it's hard to get a good pic of him. Not Ms. Thang!!! She sees the camera and starts posing and preening!
I did my outside decorating this week. This weekend is the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival-which commemorates the 149th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam. We will have loads of tourists and visitors in town. I live on the major cross street about 1 block from all the festivities and I want my home/yard to look nice.
First up is a trash to treasure project. I have been wanting something to hang on my mailbox that i could change throught the seasons/holidays. And of course I wanted it for CHEAP!
I found two metal flower holders at the Salvation Army for $1 each. They are the same size but not exactly alike (one has handles) . They had some ugly painting on them. I THINK one was a chicken but I'm not so sure!
I drilled some small holes in the bottoms for drainage. I then drilled a hole near the top to hang it by. (Make sure the hanger hole is big enough to hang on your nail) I also drilled another small hole in the front to attach a bow. I haven't yet found a fall ribbon I like to put on the cans.
A couple of coats of hunter green spray paint (matches our shutters and door), some old floral styrofoam stuffed in the can, a bit of spanish moss on the top and some dollar store silk autumn leaves and they were ready to hang. I've gotten compilments from the neighbors and some passerbys on them. Super easy and cheap. I'm thinking some greens and poinsettias for Christmas will look awesome!
Here's some more pictures of the house:
My super fake-o pumkins I brought these maybe 10+years ago at Target on sale. They are jack-o-lanterns that I removed the lights and turned around. No one is the wiser!
Now I've gotta get crackin' on finishing the inside decorations!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. I'll take pix of the festival if I'm not too stupid (menopause mind) and forget to take the camera!