156: the promise of spring

Thank you for the kitchen love!

And no, we are not still thinking of doing a professional remodel. We didn't know how awesome it was going to come out; we just made it up as we went along!

I read all of the comments to my honey. He wouldn't admit it, but I think it made him feel good to receive so much positive feedback on the work he did.  The transformation was made even more fun and satisfying by sharing it with you.  Thanks, you guys! (More pics to come when we get the countertop.)

I took a few shots of some of the secondhand stuff in the kitchen that I hadn't featured before.

From a yard sale ( and now , the bird shelf ):

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I love these little guys.

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Their expressions.

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The eggshell white, chalky blue, cornmeal.

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The terra cotta revealed by the incised incised motif.

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Feathery and leafy.

And this, oh man- I was psyched to find this ceramic lidded jar:

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Stylized bees! You know how I love bee things. This is the stamp on the bottom:

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Since I started gardening seven years ago, I have been wanting to keep a garden journal.
Well, consider this is my first entry:

After my discovery of  spring bulbs popping up around town,  I went meandering  in my  yard,  hoping to find some of my own.

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There it is:

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The promise of spring.