Archives for May 2013

Snow and Chile Verde

We woke up to this today: I am not amused. Don't get me wrong. I like snow. I live in's required. But I like it in the right season. That's my lilac bush to the left.  Yesterday, it was twice as tall as it is now.  It's being crushed by the weight of the snow, which means the lovely purple buds, preparing to … [Read more...]

My New-To-Me Sofa

I got a new-to-me sofa yesterday.  I am so excited! Yes, those legs are filthy, but you can see the potential, right? She's so shapely, yes?!   I am smitten with all 7' of her sleekness.  Can you see the two slabs of foam in the foreground to the left?  I an planning to re-do her seating with big, long panels and not … [Read more...]

Backyard Bungalow Mercantile ~~The Shop~~

So, we're back from our Idaho/Oregon/Idaho trip in one piece.  We had a great time and all of the places we stopped made us feel like rock stars! Mr. W. and I realized that we had never gone as far south as Bandon, OR.  Wow, what a gorgeous place!  I highly recommend a trip there if you haven't been already. Some of you expressed an … [Read more...]

My Silver Obsession

I'm writing this post from a beautiful hotel room in Coos Bay, Oregon.  Mr. Wonderful and "Fobbit" are "back on tour" and I'm along for the ride. Shortly after Mr. Wonderful and I were married, we packed up all of our belongings and moved to Eugene, Oregon.  We lived there for three years while Mr. W finished up his bachelor's degree. This … [Read more...]

Organizing the Hoard

Okay, so I told you how I HAVE to shop and what drudgery it was.  The real drudgery comes in finding places for my finds. My garage filled up last Summer, so I added the 10 x 20 tent outside.  It wasn't meant to be permanent or stay up all Winter, but it did. And the next thing I knew, it was full, too. And I kept on shoppin'! Soon, our … [Read more...]