I also got a soup tureen for $1.00 too, but will not complain about wanting to use it until fall. It appears to be handmade. So now I'll have to find a ladel to go with it.
After the thrift shop, I headed down to the nursery to buy my plants and this afternoon when it finally reached 65 degrees, I filled up my pots, and started to get out the furniture for the deck. I planted deep red petunia's in my hanging baskets, and yellow and white mums in our flower bed on the west side of the garage. DH "accidently" killed everything in the bed last year by using the wrong sprayer (he learned to mark which ones have the bug spray in them) so they needed completely replanted. I also bought red/white/blue petunia mix that will go in our planters at our place at the lake when we get there in a couple of weeks.
I'm so excited about the Porch and Patio party to be held this week. I'm sure I'll find some great ideas, and of course some that I can only dream of.
DH has been working on the treasures we found at the Junk Day a couple of weeks ago, and the table is done now too, so it will make it to Met Monday post. He's a doll about helping me get ready for when the kids come home.
Our dear son (who just happens to be a landscape architect) is coming home to plant my front planter at my photography studio tomorrow, so I'm excited about that. It used to have evergreens in it YEARS ago, and since we bought the building it has had nothing in it - ever. That's been 6 years ago. I'm thinking that will make a good Met Monday post too.Well, guess I should be thinking about supper. DS is always happy when Mom has a meal for him. Carla and Greta are headed to DesMoines this weekend for a "girls weekend" with her Mom and sister. We're gonna miss them! Happy May Day!