Yes I know.
It was just Labor Day.
I am knee-deep in Christmas craziness.
I have been buying and stashing vintage holiday decor all year to sell and to use for my retro crafting. I will be selling items in my shop and also on Etsy and Ebay.
This is what my basement work area looks like. I know; it’s pretty bad. But it is the only place where I can leave it all out and if someone stops by they won’t have to see that I really am a hoarder. All of those containers are FULL!
I also hit a great estate sale last week. Everything was $1 or less. Check out that groovy two-tone aqua typewriter! That little box is full of old Christmas gift tags. I am keeping the matte cream vase; the rest is to sell.
I picked up this star burst clock at a garage sale for $1. The balls were orange and it needed new hands. After a little TLC I think it looks pretty good in the green bathroom:
Most of Labor Day weekend was spent doing “labor”. Hubby had a 4 day weekend so he spent it working on landscaping in the side yard.
First he had to unearth all of these 252 bricks and stack them nice:
Then he dug up old tree roots, leveled the ground, laid landscape fabric and installed these:
Bless him, he only suffered one bee sting the whole weekend. Little did we know that there is a colony of bees living underground back there 😦
I think the patio area is looking nice:
We did manage to take a break later on Labor Day. We cooked out and had family over, but it was too hot and humid to stay outside 😦
I am so tired of summer. I long for the day when I have to put on a sweater, make a pot of chili just to warm up the kitchen and bake pumpkin cookies. If it would cool off I would put up my fall decorations!