Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Missouri Pickers" and Last Year's Lilacs...


This evening we have been downtown in Mr. B's shop (for a few years he had a shoe repair and leather shop), going through items that will eventually be brought here to the house...(I wanted to call American Pickers, but that's been vetoed). I came across some things of mine that I had forgotten about, however, and also some things that I thought were in the fire, and weren't ~ (Yay!)
Now I feel grungy (like when you've had a garage sale) and need a shower and bed, so I will leave you with another still-life photo from last year ~ these lilacs were SO gorgeous...I stole them from one of the older parks in town. That sounds bad, I know ~ but there are some HUGE old lilac bushes there; they must be at least 50-60 years old ~ and occasionally the city sends maintenance crews out to just hack them back, probably not knowing or caring that they are heirloom lilacs...:( ~ so, if I happen to catch them before the shrub-butchers get them (I start watching mid-April), yes, I get armloads! (I may also get arrested one day, but if so, I have my defense ready...just helping the city with the inevitable pruning!)

I thought they looked so pretty in my little transferware pitcher!

Have a wonderful Sunday! I will try to take photos of some of my "finds" tomorrow ~ :)

♥ ♥ ♥


  1. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I too love lilacs - so pretty and they smell heavenly.

  2. Anne, thank you for stopping by and signing on as a follower of my blog.

    What lovely photos you take! And I love the name of your blog. I have one of those critters that leaves fur in mine also! =^..^=

    Have a Happy Sunday!
    XO Diane

  3. Hi Anne, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment. The lilacs are beautiful and I can almost smell them. We have two lilac trees but the season is so short for them. I have a thing for old pitchers, and this one is just delightful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography. I'm your latest follower. ~ Abby

  4. Hi Anne,
    thankyou for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comment.
    I love your lilacs, and am lucky to have some busches in my garden-just not one as dark as this.

  5. Love those lilacs! I steal them too in the Spring. (from our next door neighbours). Can't wait till they come back, they are so beautiful smelling. :)


  6. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and following, im your newest follower too :o) Great photo Scarlett x

  7. Such pretty flowers! I am loving watching all the signs of spring around here :) thanks for your visit.

  8. Hi Anne,
    Oh my your mum looks like a movie star,what a fabulous picture to have and what an inspiration she is after my last post!....i adore lilacs and i have a bush in the garden at our cottage i can't wait until it flowers,the smell is divine.
    Hope your weekend was wonderful xxx

  9. *giggle*
    if you get arrested i'll come bail you out. LOLOLOL Those are gorgeous!

    I'm having some kind of fun over here stalking you - I'm so glad you came to visit so that I could stalk you!!!


  10. Thanks for find me and your nice comments on my blog; this photos is beautiful and has me so excited for spring!!


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