Friday, May 17, 2013

167 days!

...and I have nothing done.  Of course the main project this year is the fence.  What I really need to do is hop in the car on June 2 and go to the Great Lakes FrightFest where they are having a demonstration on making plain & fancy PVC fences.  It's only about a 90 minute drive from me, so I may have to go!  I'm a visual type person so it'll help to SEE someone else do this. 

I am currently single & child-less for the night, so I visited a couple Salvation Armies. I found a couple cool things. 

These cool houses (with my iPhone for size reference).  
They have open windows and a place to put lights. 
I'm going to have quite the Halloween village this year!

I wonder if there would be a way to re-paint everything so they looked like they belong together.  
Or would I even want to, since there's tons of detail on each piece?

 These are salt & pepper shakers!!!

 I have no idea what the purpose of these mystery liquids are, but the bottles are pretty cool so they will be dumped out & re-purposed. 

 I'm not sure what I'll do with this tiny glass house & collection of seashells. 

 I also found this cool glittery glass Christmas tree. 

And a fiber-optic tree, that came with batteries, decorations & actually works!

And to be totally random - here is a picture of my lilac & crabapple tree in full bloom. 
I love them together like this! 
Has spring finally gotten to your neck of the woods?

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowering bushes. Curious about the title of your blog, as I visit and photograph cemeteries when I get the chance.

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    1. It's really just the name of my Halloween display. I chose the name because A) I have 2 huge maple trees in my front yard and B) growing up, my parents had some property in central Michigan and there was an old one-room school house at the corner called Maple Grove and all the old timers in the area called our place that, too. So I combined the obvious with some nostalgia, since I spent a LOT of time at that place up time I finally left home after high school.
      I also love to visit & photograph cemeteries - I'd really love to visit a real Maple Grove Cemetery!!

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  2. It's always fun to go to thrift shops!! Lots of treasures to be found!

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    1. And you'll never know what you will find, either!

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  3. We didn't have much of a spring, going right into hot weather, but everything bloomed like crazy. I am beginning to go into Halloween mode, not full-blown yet but I am getting there. SOOOOOO much to do and I just have felt over-whelmed about starting, but I began this past weekend organizing and planning what has to be made first.

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    1. I fell ya! We just got an entire new roof on our garage & that meant cleaning it out to get rid of all the sawdust. So a lot of boxes & totes were condensed & stuff set aside to get rid of. However, I did hear hubby talking to the contractor about replacing our crappy old shed with a bigger one - with room for my props!

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