...and Kathleen for White Wednesday! Thank you ladies, for hosting these fun memes every Wednesday! ~*~ "...like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord." 1 Peter 2:2&3
Lovely old colonial styled artwork by Terone, brought from
my Grandmother's home along with a pair of figurines and a 'lady pincushion' top,
her musical jewelry box, some of her hand crocheted and tatted handkerchiefs,
and dainty white gloves. It doesn't seem so long ago, but I have had them for
at least two decades!
The beautiful painted vase was given to me by my dear Mother-in-law.
It was from her mother-in-law!
The two (tarnished) silver tussy-mussy holders were a gift from
my oldest daughter and the clothes brush is a vintage find.
The glass hurricane lamp was my husband's grandfather's, the vintage mug with 'swizzle sticks' was my grandmother's. The little vintage opera glasses/bird glasses were a garage sale bargain and the 1961 Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds was a gift from a friend. (Dried Lamb's Ears from my garden.)
My Grandmother's old mantle clock with Roseville Pottery atop.
A wee bell jar covering an ages old rosebud.
The cloth covering the bookshelf is an old Mantle Cloth
"Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain; and the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."
I'm sure you will be using at least one of these by the end of this post! ~*~
Can you guess what these are?
Which one doesn't belong? ~*~
These are all (but one) vintage 'irrigators'!
There are a couple of 'different' uses that I will
let you discover on your own!
(just google 'vintage irrigator' and see what you find)
Now, like I said, my mind doesn't run down the usual track.
I like to think 'outside of the box'! When I saw my first irrigator, I didn't say "ooh yuck,"
I thought, "What a cool planter!"
Just look at these babies! Perfect for planting trailing plants
and hanging on fence posts! They come ready with a 'drainage tube',
have a flat back for hanging on a post,
and already have a hole for the nail! Some even have convenient handles on the front!
These colored ones are a bit more rare and have wonderful patterns such as spatter, chicken wire and Snow on the Mountain. These are usually European and much more expensive.
I found my first two vintage irrigators at a garage sale, still in their original boxes ~ for 99 cents each! How can you beat that for a vintage enamelware planter! That began my search for them on Ebay. I kinda got carried away with how many I purchased, but I have a lot of fence posts to 'embellish'! The price has gone up considerably, so I'm thinkin' I'm not the only 'unusual' person out there!
This is the 'one that doesn't belong'. This is not an irrigator, but after some research, I found out that it is a vintage 'water conditioner' (didn't come with the lid). This is about a 3 gallon size and comes with a handy hanger for hanging on a wooden fence board. This is actually where they were used! ***** Well, I have them all planted up, now, with Convolvulus and Morning Glory. I will have to show them to you when they are all blooming and beautiful! Then, just maybe, you will not think I am quite so odd after all! :~P
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2
(Most of us don't have seeds ready yet, but start thinking about what
seeds you would like to share!) I have some
links to making your own seed packets and
one to a post on how to save seeds.
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth: it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."