Monday, August 2, 2010


Hello everyone and happy August!

I made a new Iris bed this weekend. Most of my Irises didn't flower this spring and I was thinking they were in too much shade. But as I dug them up to move, I was dismayed to find that the problem is Iris Borers.

Up until last year, I've only had the antique Honorabile (darker yellow), and an antique lighter yellow, with no problems at all. The year before last I was given an order of Irises (from a reputable company) for my birthday. So it's these newer ones that got eaten up. I was able to salvage 5 or 6 rhizomes and hopefully they'll be okay in the spring.

Now onto better things! Last week Mister brought home this green corner shelf from a yard sale ($1). I finally decided that it would look best in the downstairs bathroom. I ended up redecorating the whole room!

As you can see, I moved some of my white milk glass items in here.
And, here is my August Tag-Along ~ a relaxing month before back to school. The middle image/saying came from a greeting card. The colored shell pieces are vintage mother-of-pearl craft items. The kid leaning on the fence is a girl - see her long pigtail?
I'll see you on Rednesday!


Mary said...

I adore your bath over. I seriously adore the large white cabinet!

Your tag is so sweet!

Sandy said...

That bathroom is wonderful!!!!! And I love your tag! Your "style" is really starting to show!!!! And it is all Sue!

Cheeseboy said...

I dig it. It looks good. BTW, so does the new look of your blog. I like it better.

Jan LaFollette said...

I would love a cabinet like yours in my bathroom....neither of ours has that much room. Lookin' good! See you Rednesday.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That white cabinet is amazing and I would love one like that. No room in my bathroom but it could go somewhere! Your blog looks great...neat changes!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a cute white cabinet and the green shelf that the hubby brought home from the sale... love it!

Bearly Sane said...

The bathroom came up a treat Sue and I love your August tag it's beautiful!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane
P.S.See you tomorrow!

Dawn said...

Cute tag. Love that wall color too!

Anonymous said...

Your bathroom is beautiful, Sue! I love the purple shade(s) on the wall and the wallpaper border. Veddy nice :)
Mary from Vintage Comfort


Only a dollar for that stand? That is so sweet! I love that tag, very pretty and charming.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the idea of milk glass in the bathroom! And your August tag is so pretty. It's been such a hot and humid summer here that I think I'm ready for fall!

elizabeth said...

Oh thank you so much for your kind encouragements over on my blog. You are a blessing!

Genie Robinson said...

These tags are just the cutest things I have seen. They are as special as the gift to which they are attached. I love them.


Sam I Am...... said...

Love your bathroom! I have a cupboard similar in one of my bathrooms except mine needs a good paint job or something! LOL!
Cute corner unit for $ a great bargain!

Doris C said...

YW Sue i like to read and see all your vintage thinks here