Saturday, August 25, 2007

Livin' Large

What happens when summer comes to a close and your summer routine ends?.....................um..............well for starters our garden has almost all been but forgotten this last week...........or maybe longer...........LOL!!! Now that most of our veggies aren't "on" anymore or have stopped producing for the most part I haven't been giving it the love and care I was earlier in the season. I happened to wander out there today and spied and GIGANTIC zucchini! WHOA! This baby grew out over the side of the garden box and onto the ground. It's huge! I tried to capture the size of it by having my six and half year old daughter stand by it. You can see how high up to her leg it stands. We also had a cucumber that got missed for enough days that is was super long and sort of twisty. Anyone else have gigantic veggies this year? *snicker*

Our tomatoes are just about to come on too. I'm personally not a huge of tomatoes. I like them with certain foods or in them but not to just eat plain. That would be my hubby. He loves tomatoes and made sure we got enough plants. I think we'll have too many - wink. The tomato plants have also got invaded by the mini pumpkin vine. I knew pumpkins spread out but I guess we didn't plan it too well. I've been trying to redirect the pumpkin vines away from the tomato plants. You can see how they have spread out over our property line. LOL!!! We've got several pumpkins turning orange too! I can't wait to bring them inside and decorate for fall with them!

I know it's only the end of August but I'm itching to break out the fall decor and switch things up around my house. How about you?


Speaking of decor, here's a few pictures of a project I did this week. I needed to switch gears for a bit from sewing/designing to something else. The victim? A plain wood stool I bought at a yard sale years ago. It's been used for many things and put in many different places and seems to have been used alot lately. So much, that I actually "noticed it". You know how sometimes you have items that maybe sit in a room and you just sort of don't "see" them anymore or really notice them daily. You know they are there - you just pay attention to them. Anyway, I thought if we are going to keep on using this and I am going to keep seeing it around the house then it needs a little sprucing up! So I grabbed a can of paint, a few brushes, throw in a couple of eager helpers ~ TA DA! A shiny black stool that sits in my office as it's "put away" place when it's not being used for various other tasks around the house.




I love it so much now I'm thinking, "why did I wait so long to do this?"

9 comments:

HopHopJingleBoo said...

love the blacktable..and sorry being slow to getting back to you..you asked on my blog about custom cards, do you mean the crepe paper postcards?? and how many? email me your wants.. also love the womwens jeans do you do size18 in womens??

traci said...

It never ceases to amaze me what a little paint can do!!!! I have NO earthly idea how you have time to garden summer, winter, fall or spring!

Erin said...

OMG that is a HUGE zucchini! WOW!

Love your table makeover and I too can't wait for fall!!! I almost bought a new fall wreath the other day but hubbie was like "it's August". lol

traci said...

LOL..ok, Im a dork. I didnt even realize that was a zucchini!!!! Wasnt sure what it was but didnt realize it was that. WOWZERS! See, in my world, a zucchini would have been the size of our finger at best..lol not kidding :(

Mimi said...

It really looks great! nice job.

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Dandelions & Daisies Photography said...

zucchini bread anyone?! :)
Susan

andrea danielle said...

Wow I love that table decor. I just bought some limes and I have been looking for a glass container to put them in, and you just gave me the perfect display for my kitchen island. Absolutely love it! I am also itching to get my fall decor out. itch...itch...itch
Got my e-book. I am attempting a pair of Halloween jeans for myself.

~love said...

that's stinkin' huge. and i seriously want zucchini bread. now. =)

Erika Cass Designs said...

The table came out great. I LOVE that last pic. Very nice! :o)