Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Re-purposing stuff and starting our plants!

I have a big problem throwing things out but sometimes there are things you just can't use for anything...or can you? 

When we bought our house all the windows all had mini blinds on them.  I just can't stand these things but we had them and a small part of me was glad we didn't have to buy window treatments.  Well one of the things I dislike about these things is that they break so easily.  I was getting ready to throw it out when I thought of this idea!

Plant markers!  Yay!  We needed something that we could use to label our seedlings.

This is the shelf that we bought for our plants.  John hung some lights from hooks and is going to get some chain so we can adjust the level of the lights.

We are reusing our containers from last year so I soaked them in bleach water to kill all the yuck from last year.  We plan on starting more on our own this year and eventually doing it all on our own.  Some things we just don't have the room to start here.

It's not a job well done in less you make a big ol' mess!  We started our broccoli raab, kale, and I did a couple of swiss chard just to see if it will do ok.

Oooooh I can't wait for fresh veggies!


One of my most favorite hobbies is thrifting (or treasure hunting as I prefer to call it).  I think that thrift stores are an amazing way to save money and to recycle and reuse wonderful stuff!  I just wanted to share some of the awesome things I have found over the past couple of months...

I found these two today.  The box is an old bridge game.  Well duplicate bridge whatever that is.  It looks like it has never been played with...and it probably never will.  I just thought the box was so cool!

Awww how cute!  The good old days...

Who would get rid of this?!

That is the icing on the cake isn't it?  I just loooove the look of that label.  I'm not even going to tell you what I paid for this...ok yes I am!  2 bucks!  The only bad thing about this case is it has a very distinct old lady perfume smell. (No offense to old lady perfume...I love me some Chanel # 5)

I have no idea what this is but I couldn't pass it up!  Maybe an isulator cap?

Can you say Industrial Chic?  Apparently people actually collect these metal staplers and this one is pretty rare. 

Groovy huh?

I believe these are rather Cottage Chic.  Hehe!

So yes I love my little collection of treasures!  As you can see my pictures aren't the best...anyone know of a decent $300 ish camera?