Posts Tagged ‘ lilac ’

Packing up a garden, part 1

I bought perennials this year instead of annuals. Scavenged at plant sales, yard sales, clearance sales, you name it. I moved them into tubs since the new neighbors up front have turned the shared garden into their own personal ashtray and I skeeve cigarette butts.

So here is where I will log what’s where for next spring, with the help of a sharpie and duct tape:

Autumn fern

Auturn fern

Japanese ghost fern #1 of 3

Japanese ghost fern #1

Butterfly bush, plus some creeping sedum plus one of those bluebell things from the Honore yard

Butterfly bush

Red penstamon

Red penstamon

Lilac bush, love grass, lamb’s ears creeping thyme and with any luck, a Chinese lantern

Lilac bush

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And fabrics

For spring consideration, stuff kicking around the house.

A gray and black and lilac on white rayon blend.

purple gray black white rayon blend

Gray twill.

fabric-gray twill 2

Gray and white leopard poly/rayon blend.

gray black white leopard rayon blend

Black and white dotted cotton blend.

fabric-dotted-black

Magenta sheer silk.

silk magenta print

Purples (except the velvet)

purples

Purple on white polyester

purple and white polyester crepe

Fun, c/o Gaffney’s and Vogue, mostly. Yard sales, too.

Spring inspiration

First I’m looking at shapes:





I keep picking up patterns in these shapes is the good news.

Buttons!

I also hit the cashmere sweater jackpot, too. But that’s for another story. 

I paid full price, too. All $2.49 of it for the bag. Didn’t even wait for the Monday sale.

Best part might be the teeny old prices. 

lilacs

buttons!

buttons!

giant oranges


teal three sets
 

Worth it?

I don’t know what the handwriting means though. Thoughts? 

I smell some dresses for these buttons.

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