Mary and I drove to Guntersville yesterday.
We ate lunch at http://www.rockhouseeatery.com/. Delish!
After that we walked up and down the streets and mostly found ourselves in antique stores and flea markets. There are a lot of those in Guntersville.
I bought this old window.
I love what I see that some folks do with old windows, but I've never actually bought one.
Only "almost" bought one.
I bought mine yesterday because this one really got to me.
I really really liked it.
Now - what will I do with it?
Inside or out? I think I'll start with outside. I'll put screweyes in the top, and probably get a chain, a small one - and hang it on the wall of my porch. Actually, I'm not quite sure how I want to hang it.
Eventually it might go inside. I'll just start with this.
But while I was taking pictures - well - I took some more of my back porch areas.
This is the birdcage I bought about 2 weeks ago.
I LOVE IT!!!
but I've yet to get any kind of exclamation from anyone else when I show it to them.
I take them to the birdcage, I say with much animation, "Look at my birdcage I bought!!" and they usually respond very politely and with some amount of approval and like, "Ohhhh, a birdcage! I like it!".
I'm thinking noone gets it like I do.
I think it has to do with my grandmother, Ella, who had a bird, a canary, named Petey. And he was in a cage on a stand similar to this one. Petey had belonged to my great-grandmother, Ada. Ella told me that. Petey was very old. He died of smoke inhalation the night Ella and Elbert's house caught on fire.
I was 7 or 8.
Anyway - my birdcage.
Okay - other images from the back porch and then I'm done.
As usual, hydrangeas are included. I am incredibly grateful to have my hydrangeas kindly growing in my yard - cooperating with me and producing beautiful blooms.
Also feel the same way about my magnolia tree.
I have to go in and get dressed for the day.