My Alpine Home

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Spread a Little Sunshine!

Spreader with Rudbeckias
 
This morning it was a beautiful day.  I spent a few hours in the garden cutting back perennials.  But this afternoon the clouds came out and it has been raining off and on ever since.
 
Thought that I might need to spread a little sunshine your way!
 
(Rudbeckias are the perfect pinch of sunshine!)
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What better way than by sharing my recently found old red fertilizer spreader.
 
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It was instant love the minute I spied it at our local thrift a couple of weeks ago.  Even though the wheels weren’t metal, it was red.  Come on, like I was going to leave it behind!
 
Like a cyclone we need to spread sunshine wherever we go!!
 
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Another great way to spread sunshine is by dropping a little card in the post.  Might be just what someone needs to brighten their day.
 
(found this treasure on the way home from Napa)  Half price at a thrift shop.
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I thought you might want to see her profile. . .she’s some looker!
 
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Just a little something cheery out on the porch for summer,
 
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Have you spread some sunshine today?
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Tuesday Garden Party

We Call it Junkin for History and Home Party

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday?

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Melissas Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday

32 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You spread some sunshine my way because you made me giggle when I saw this posted on FB!

Susie said...

Jann, That is a cute summer display on the porch. Looks in great shape also. I love your mail box too. Blessings for a great week, xoxo,Susie

Carmen Whitehead said...

What a wonderful welcoming vignette you've created! I love it!

Stacey said...

Love love love!! Everything about it is perfect.

Art and Sand said...

Love your "sunshine".

My daughter just flew to SLC for a week long conference. I hope it doesn't rain every day because she is hoping for running time each evening.

Nell at njschout said...

Thank you for spreading some sunshine!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jann, you spread sunshine wherever you go, sweet lady!

Thanks for letting me know about Nancy. Sure miss her /sniff.

Hugs.

Linda W. said...

What a creative use of an old fertilizer spreader! And your flowers are gorgeous.

camp and cottage living said...

Of course I love both of your finds, they are red after all!
The feeder is a unique find, for sure, Jann.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Absolutely darling! That spreader is just too cute with your flowers. Thanks for the bit of sunshine, Jann :)

Jeanette

cynthia lee designs said...

Thanks for spreading a little sunshine our way. Love the vignette on your porch...so cute!!
~Cindy

Kris said...

What a great find! I could have never left her behind either!!!!
xo Kris

Pollyanna said...

What can I say, I adore you red post box!!

Rita C. said...

What a cute spreader! And I had that mailbox on my first home purchased in 1981 - it came from Lilian Vernon catalog, remember that one, pre-internet shopping days??
Rita

Roselle said...

Hello Jann! What a lovely display. I have same perrenials and just cut a few blooms off and have them sitting on my counter in a mason jar. Too sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE Jadeite and just got an interest in transferware. I can never find the Jadeite anywhere though.
Have a great week!
Roselle

Roselle said...

Hello Jann! What a lovely display. I have same perrenials and just cut a few blooms off and have them sitting on my counter in a mason jar. Too sweet! Thanks for visiting my blog. I LOVE Jadeite and just got an interest in transferware. I can never find the Jadeite anywhere though.
Have a great week!
Roselle

Rose L said...

Quite the POP of color to draw the eye. They are cute and definitely different.

My thrift store addiction said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love unique containers for flowers and Vintage is even better! Blessings, Cecilia

Babs R said...

Cute, cute! LOVE the seed spreader and the mailbox is really a find. Love it, too. :)

Nancy Reinke said...

That is the perfect shade of red, Jann. Great finds to brighten your porch. xxx ~ Nancy

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Jann, perfect cuteness and new use of pieces that add the right kind of rightness to our front porch garden designs...
I left a comment on your post before this in regards to your quilt... So here is my comment there and now repeated here :)

I am enjoying my visit, and love your quilt of colours, red, yellow and the mix of whites and woods. It such a farm house feel yet crosses over with a bit of French flavor with all your country tones. I have recently added a touch of yellow, very faded yellow so as to blend with my tone of muted whites and grey's and the whites.
I love the grain sack muslin feel to your accents and this also tugs in the direction of a cozy wonderful farmhouse feel.

I am the one who created the Number 4 for. Jeanette using vintage solid mahogany and 40 year old zinc plates nailed with zinc nails. I read that you wanted to make a 7, I also have a 7 in my etsy shop as well as a number 2. They were used in Fifi O'Neills new book Prairie Style Weddings, the numbers stage a wedding as French address numbers and used as table markers.
I thought I would let you know that my ready to hang numbers are in my etsy with just a couple left, besides my N0. 7 on my wall

Thank you for your share
Will see you soon, now I am going back to visit some of your older postings.

Xx
Dore

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Oh I LOVE your "sunshine"! Your little Cyclone is perfect for a bunch of black-eyed Susans. And what a find coming across the red post box! It all looks glorious Jann!
blessings, Edie marie

Deborah Montgomery said...

So much fun Jann, and so cheerful!

Susan Clayton said...

Such a cheerful vignette. That top picture would make a darling card front. We can always count on you, Jann, to brighten our day no matter the weather. Angels to you!

Susan Clayton said...

Such a cheerful vignette. That top picture would make a darling card front. We can always count on you, Jann, to brighten our day no matter the weather. Angels to you!

trinagrandinetti said...

What a great message and adorable creations to go along with it. Thank you for always spreading sunshine.

Donna Wilkes said...

If I had been nearby I would have run you down for the spreader. It looks so welcoming with its bouquet of flowers.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Love the way you spread sunshine, Jann! You brighten up my day:) The black eyed susans look so pretty in that adorable spreader, what a perect way to use it! And the red post box steals my heart! Have a great weekend!~hugs, Poppy

Debra Howard said...

Awwwww, what a sweet vignette. Great idea!

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Jann, what a bright, happy idea! I just love the black-eyed Susans in the shiny, red spreader. I've been sharing bouquets of black-eyed Susans with friends and neighbors for the past two weeks. Sending handmade cards to friends makes me so happy, too! Thank you for such a lovely post today! ♡Dawn

Melissa said...

Absolutely LOVE that mailbox. Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

ThrifterSisters said...

We have two old grass seed spreaders that we turned into planters. Aren't they the best? I would love to find a round one like yours. It's perfect for your pretty front porch!

~Erica