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Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Fire Pit Fit For a King or Queen Maybe Even a Princess


How's it going???  Every thing around here is good!  So?  What are you up to lately???

Me,,, not too much.  Well,,,, okay,,, I did make this little old fire pit.  Check it out.

I found this, just like this, at the metal recycler.

Hello?  Anybody in there???

I make garden art and what could be better than a burn barrel in the garden?  

Oh wait... I know!!!

A fire pit shaped like a 


If you read my blog back in May and June when I was making things for the Sorticulture you might remember the recap I did on it.  One big seller was my little crowns.  It's a fun story and right HERE if you'd like to see the crowns and read the article.
I figured next years show would have
to have some more crowns. 

It's rusted up so nicely and by next year ...

it will be even better!!!
I found out people like crowns.  SO.... you know it.  I'm on the lookout for "things" to be made into garden crowns.  YUM!

See ya soon!            

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SALE at Scents of Thyme - A Must Attend!!!

Hi guys!!!

Do you like handmade soaps, lotions and candles???  I do!!!  Ever tried making any of them???  I have.  AND!!!  I know this great little shop where you can buy the makings and finished products!!!  This is a must attend sale.  I have it on good authority that some, many, of the sale prices will be at or below wholesale prices!


Here's the need to know INFO:  


Scents of Thyme

5212 South 2nd Avenue  Everett, Washington   98203-4113



SALE  ~ Mark Your Calendar!

July 24th – July 27th

Thursday 7/24 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

Friday 7/25 & Saturday 7/26 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Sunday 7/27 12 p.m. ~ 5 p.m.

We are having a large sale at our store for items that we are going to discontinue, store display items and also a special store wide sale on most of our inventory.  To accommodate all the sale items we are having a tent outside.  Bonnie Van Natta from Blossoms and Scents will be here Sunday to answer any questions about essential oils. She will have her herbs, spices and teas (most are organic) on sale at an amazing 40% discount!  We will be serving several flavors of iced tea from Bonnie’s selections. We will have free samples of our laundry detergent and we have the ingredients to make your own. Samples will be available on other products as well.  Please join us for this fun event.  We’re sure you’ll find something you must have.

Some of the best buys will be:
60% discount               all books

10% discount                soap kit refills (dropped off to be picked of the following week)

25% discount               essential and fragrance oil REFILLS
                                    (refill prices are based on CURRENT price)

20% discount               essential and fragrance oils ~ excluding our special closeout

10% discount                all candle making supplies

10% discount                all natural fixed oils (palm, coconut, castor, avocado etc.)

clearance prices           discontinued containers

clearance prices           discontinued packaging

closeout prices             handmade glassware

candles                         special selection ~ $ .25 tea lites, $ .50 votive candles

Special sale on Milky Way Molds that have been used once by us, have been discontinued or are an overstock mold
I'm bringing the cookies!!!  LOL!  Get there!  It will be soooo worth it! 


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This Copper Pot Boiled Over

Hi guys!

How are ya???  Still warm???  Yep, us too.

Check out this copper boiler that I found!  LID TOO!!!
Big, spendy puppy!

What a sweetheart!
Yep,,, next year this will be at Sorticulture.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Have A Seat - SCORE


So?  What's your weather like???  Around here it's sunny and hot!  I mean ,,, for us ... HOT!  Pay no attention to the numbers on the thermometer.  Around here 90* is like 110* in Yuma, Arizona.  It's a scorcher and we're making our way up to the 90's this weekend. EEK!!!  I'm like a gopher,,, I'm hiding in my hole.  My house.  I get a little yard work done first thing in the morning, hit the house, read for a bit to cool down,,, then hit the shower.  Lunch time!  I LOVE days like these!!!

So, I found a new seat for next years Sorticulture.... YAY!  Check this out!!!



VW drivers seat.

I can even move the seat!  LOL!!

I do love a great find.  Wait until you see this one next year!  YAY!

Thanks for checking this out!  Shell      

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Fun Find!!!

Howdy guys!

Here's a fun find.

It reminds me of flowers I made a couple years ago ... time to do it again.

Don't you just love that color???

OH!  I DO!!!

It is so funky ... I think it's going to be the whole flower.  Forget adding anything to it!  I think it needs to speak for itself!  Just add a stalk and leaves and voila!

Hope all is well with you!  Thanks for stopping by!  Shell

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Another Great Find

Hi guys!!!

How are ya today????  All is great over here!  YAY!!!

So,,, some of you know I love faucet handles like this ....

Fun, nice sized, crusty!  YES!

Well, check out the size of this puppy!!!

22 pounds of steel.  It's about
the size of your car steering wheel.

I am very sure this valve handle is going to be a table top for Sorticulture next year!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Amazing Copper Top Find

OH MY!  Check this out guys!!!

Look what I found!!!


I know!  I know!  It needs a lot of work!!!

Just check out this detail ....

more gorgeous detail!!!

I'll just beat her to pieces and she'll be the top of an
amazing garden art piece for Sorticulture next year.

Don't you just love her???  Oh man!  I'm in love.  This will be outrageous!!!  Next year!!!   LOL!