I love garage sales . . . so long as Philip goes with me (yes, I'm that shy). This weekend a subdivision next to ours was having a sale so we decided to walk up there bright and early. One of the first things I spotted was this vintage bike. I have seen bikes like this pictured in magazines often ~ usually in a garden with a basket full of flowers and I've always loved the idea. However, every antique shop or fair that I've seen them in were always asking an arm and a leg.
I asked Philip to find out how much it was. They were asking $35 and Philip countered with $20 (see, I'd never have the guts to do that!) . . . and they excepted! $20 dollars for a 1969 Schwinn bike in really, really good condition. How do I know it's from 1969? From the very clear serial number on the bottom. I was and am so excited. I washed it and have sealed it 3 times with a rust proof sealant. Now to find a basket to plant some flowers. Did I mention I'm excited?
After the garage sale (the bike was my only find), Philip constructed another above ground bed for me. I like the natural, untreated wood - even if I do have to replace them every 3-4 years. I also like smaller beds - these run 5' x 3' and I find that to be perfectly manageable. This bed is now planted with cucumbers and sweet peppers. 💗
Outside of the veggie garden, everything is popping.
Including Mom's irises.
Every bloom is a reminder of Shirley Mae. 💓
It's been such a great weekend. I've worked in the garden until I was totally spent. LOVE IT! Now it's time to relax and get ready for the workweek.
May you find a little joy in every day,