Thursday, July 23, 2009

Early Birthday Gift & Thursday Walkabout

My sister and brother-in-law brought by an early birthday gift for me last night. They had rescued it from the barn on their new farm. I, of course, heartily accepted this wonderful gift. It’s something I’ve always wanted. 

The gift is an old church pew, about 8 foot long, and it will work perfectly on the Barn/Cottage porch.  Aside from cleaning, and minor repairs to the bottom of the end caps (slight rotting took place there from sitting in the barn for quite some time)…. I probably won’t change a thing about it right now. I like the primitive black paint and the wear shown on the seat.  A few throw pillows… and there ya have it, a nice spacious area to sit a spell with family & friends.

pew

I was tired tonight but managed a lazy walk around the yard. Tonight we have ~
Rudbeckia, a Strange Cloud, Queen Anne’s Lace, Profusion Zinnias, Our Old Wagon load of Flowers, Endless Summer Hydrangea, Bent Wheel, Volunteer Sunflower.

7-23-09_walkabout

I’m using Aluminum Sulfate on my Hydrangea to “blue” it up. The pink is very pretty, but to me, there is no flower more beautiful than a deep blue hydrangea. We’ll see what happens.

Hope your week is going well! Till next time…

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10 comments:

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh~ you are so blessed. I have always wanted a church pew too.
Have a wonderful day~
Carrie

Rural Revival said...

What a charming gift!
Be well~Andrea~

from our front porch... said...

Oh my gosh! I have wanted a chuch pew like that forever! What an awesome gift! Pictures when the pillows are on it and ready for me!

Misha

Elle Bee said...

That church pew is fabulous. And the walkabout pictures are so lovely. I just love your Thursday Walkabout pictures. I feel like I'd like to frame the collages you make and put them up all over my home!
Linda
PS I am interested to see how your hydrangea turns out. I have a very nice pink one too. I've often thought about going blue, but have never tried.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Love the pictures! And I never would have thought about a church pew as porch seating, but I can just picture it with some throw pillows and it sounds perfect!

Cheryl and Carman said...

Also love the church pew, and the flowers!

OsageBluffquilter said...

So what day can we give you official Birthday wishes? In case you won't tell Happy Birthday now!
Love the church pew. Love the wagon of flowers too!
Happy Weekend!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a wonderful gift....Love your blog.....

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great gift! Love the pew! Would love one of my own since my dad was a pastor! Enjoy your weekend!

Jyl said...

What is it about a Church Pew? I have always wanted one for my front porch.

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