Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Around Moma's Yard


Moma's Toilet, 
never looked to see if it is a one or two seater.


Now for some chairs...

love the chippy pink, orange, red, white, green and weathered...Opal's got them all~big and small...


Goldilocks 
would have a hard time picking which chair was just right!


 Moma is 85, so she doesn't have as many flowers, as she once did, plus the heat wave has been really hard on everything.



There are more chairs, but lets move on, or we will never get out of here...


 First a toilet, now a well!

Believe me, we've barley tapped the well on Moma's junk! American Pickers would stop here for sure!!!

They may not hold water, but I like 'em.

Texas primitive...
very old, tall, original blue table, on her porch



  Her cat kept lying on the second stair, killing the flowers. That's what all the bricks were for.
Lol, we both saw this old staircase, downtown, when, sadly, some of our old buildings burned, but she retrieved it, before I could. Early bird gets the worm, and you gotta' get up pretty early to beat that bird! Oh, well, I had just beat her out of a couch and chair at Goodwill.

A little Texas Decor...
 Skulls along the fence line;
there were huge sunflowers, too, but the cows ate them. You'd think the skulls would have scared them away!
tomatoes 
birdhouses...
 Hmm...


Don't forget the bottle trees...
Who me? I didn't sit on no flowers!

Moma collects old buildings, too...

Morning Glories on
Moma's, "Smidgen Shop"
This was her shop in the 70's, 
I've mentioned it before, but
It deserves a post all of its on, so stay tuned!

AND, I haven't even shown you her tiny barn!
The rest will have to wait. See you later Moma!


Don't forget "PRIOR LIVES PARTY" 

On the 16th until the end of the month!
Post something that had a prior life, that you use in a different way, now, or a treasure which has the history of Prior Lives to share! 
I really love all your cool posts!

Moma's house has since been repainted, but stayed the same blue...

Lezlee

 vif187


Linking to  Funky Junk Party


28 comments:

Granny J said...

Oh Lezlee, I'm in love with your Moma's place. I'd be in hog heaven walking around there. I especially loved the little chair with the rope seat.

Amy Kinser said...

WOW...what fun and neat stuff your Moma has.

Thanks for sharing...

Mona Kay at Home said...

Love the chairs and the porcelain pots...everything! Great pictures!

trash talk said...

What a wonderland of things. I saw some great Texas primitives and I love the staircase.
Kinda a stairway to heaven!
Debbie

artteachergirl said...

I want to come and play at your Moma's house! I would love it there. It reminds me of my great aunt Jewel's house...complete with outhouse that we used way back then. I remember when she got indoor plumbing, and bathing in the galvanized tub. Your moma's house it just wonderful And I love that staircase, and the cat too, of course.
Tell your moma I collect rocks too!And those chairs just blew me away...charming!!!
Got something for the Prior lives party...you can probably guess:-) Hurry with the Smidgen House! Vicki

Prior said...

Moma's outhouse and well are just replicas. Thank goodness for modern conveniences!
Lez

summersundays-jw said...

Moma's tomatoes look a lot like mine right now. Next summer I'm putting old chairs in my garden for vegies to climb -- how fun!!! Great pictures. Stay cool!!!! Jan

shannon i olson said...

I am in LOVE!!! Wonderful things oh my!! want want want...want...

The Green Pea said...

Lezlee, I love your Moma's place. The blue table and the patina is great! Her cat is cute too. I love all the bricks to keep the cat from laying on her plants. That staircase is nice for all her plants. That early bird, she did get the worm. Good for her. It must have been fun to bring that home. Blessings, sandi

The Whistle Stop said...

So awesome! I can't even pick a favorite! When I was ten, many moons ago, I visited my great grandma in Oniel, NE. I lived in So. California at the time. She still didn't have indoor plumbing. There was a potty pan upstairs for at night and the outdoor privy during the day. Can't wait to see more!
Laurie

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a wonderful old property your mom has! I love all of her collections and the way she has displayed them!! A couple of my favorites are the staircase of enamelware pots filled with the white petunias and the blue and white enamelware collection hanging on the side of the building. I LOVE that last picture of her "Smidgen Shop"! Thanks for sharing with us!
~ Jo :)

Melissa said...

She does have the coolest stuff!! I love the old enamel wear and the skulls.

Brandy said...

Wow, that is so cool! I love the bird houses.
lifeofperks.blogspot.com

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Wow, great pics, Lezlee! And quite the collections. Love the cat, too :)

Lani

sassytrash said...

I LOVE your Moma's place!! I can see she must be SO interesting!! (My Mom's the same age) I'm the only one in my family with the junkin' affliction though.

Laurel said...

Love that staircase for the plants...so glad she rescued is...sorry she beat ya to it :) Tons of fun...thanks for the tour! Laurel

junkermidge said...

Lezlee -- I LOVE your mama's yard!!! And I especailly love all those cute chairs!! And the staircase -- way too cool, never seen anything like it! I'm working on some stuff and hope to party with you on the 16th,(or 17th or 18th).
Midge

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

is this for real??? OMG the best pictures & chipping stuff. Where have I been! xoox Laura

glor said...

What a lovely tour ... can I come back?? I can't wait to visit the shop, please hurry!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness--I just love her yard! The chairs and the steps are just so wonderful. Not only do I want to see her other buildings, I want to see her! Will she pose for a picture?!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a fabulous yard full of treasures! I love the red chair with the rope seat. And the stairs full of flowers. How great!

Barbara Jean said...

Lezlee,
This is great! Just like out of a magazine!

Love all the old wood things. and Rust? She's got it and I love it.

blessings

barbara jean

PS no time for creating lately. going into withdrawal. =(

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVED this post!!! I laughed at your descriptions so much. And let's just talk about those CHAIRS. Moma has some great chair taste goin' on!

Donna

Joani said...

I have one of those ladles....I just painted it red....it's from Home Interior....a company that used to be in Dallas....it went bankrupt a year or 2 ago. Beautiful stuff.

Sweet as June said...

Thanks for becoming a follower of mine! When I saw your chair line up I had to become a follower of yours! I love your "stuff"!!!

Holly said...

What a wonderful tour! So much history, so much charm, so much good stuff!

Karen Bates said...

Love your mama's yard! So many little treasures...can't wait to see the barn.

EllenaElizabeth said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed looking around this garden and yard. It's the sort of thing I like...gardens that evolve over time. My garden and my mother's are similar, although we don't have as much in our collections. And as for those bottle trees, they made me laugh out loud. There is a place in Queesland where I live. It's on the beach and they have a beer tree...the tree is decorated with hundreds of empty beer cans. There is also one down the road a little bit that has a rubber thong tree. Let me explain that in Australia 'thongs' are what you in the USA call flip flops? And I think what you call thongs we in Australia call a 'g string'. Anyhow there are hundreds of lost thongs usually singles hanging on the tree. The owner finds them washed up on the beach or left behind by swimmers.