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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Garden Gate Treasure


This morning my phone rang 
and it was my dear sweet friend and neighbor,
 telling me that she had an old wire garden gate 
and did I want it?

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Oh my yes!!!

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If you could see me,
I'm dancing my happy dance . . .
not the prettiest of sights to see, LOL.



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Isn't it beautiful!

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You can see that, that was not a question . . .
I know it's beautiful !



Have a glorious day,
and if your phone rings . . . run . . .
I say RUN, to answer it.

You could have a neighbor 
doing spring cleaning 
with
a treasure waiting for you :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


44 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, I have an old wire gate in my garden and I grow vining plants on it. You were blessed with a sweet gift. :)

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  2. Sweet....what'cha gonna do with that??? I see it in your garden with a viney plant crawling up it, painted red of course. But I am sure you have other plans for it. It was nice that your neighbor thought of you. Mine, just throw things out.
    Louise

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    1. My sweet neighbor and I have the same style. She said that she saw one used as a summer fireplace screen. Doesn't that sound adorable:)

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  3. One of those is on my wish list!! Lucky you!

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    1. Hi Amy, it was on my wish list, too, but somewhere down the line, I gave up on ever finding one.
      I am feeling very blessed :)

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  4. oh my, what a wonderful neighbor to offer you such a sweet treasure. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with that

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    1. Oh, the possibilities are endless :)

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  5. Very sweet gate!! It looks smaller than most, just a perfect size! Have FUN!!
    Happy
    Valentine's
    Day.
    warmly,
    deb :)

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    1. Hi Deb, I think that it is the normal size, I took the photo from a higher angle, because the yard gets lower toward our fence. I am thrilled with this, there are so many creative things that ca be done with it :) Firstly I'm going to give it a coat of white paint.

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  6. Isn't it fun to think a gate can bring so much happiness?! Enjoy :-)

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    1. It surely does . . . I've been looking for one of these for years, and finally gave up the search a few years ago :)

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  7. Love the gate and lucky you that your neighbor knew you would love it!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. My neighbor and I have the same tastes and styles. One day we were discussing a book that we were reading , that was so good that we knew the other one would want to read it, too. We were reading the same book and within a chapter or two of each other, LOL.

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  8. Great gate!I would love to have one like this...so pretty! And, so many things you can do with it, Have a lovely Thursday.

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, thanks for the sweet visit . . . I love this old gate and you are so right, the possibility are endless :)

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  9. I sold off 2 of those this past summer, but I kept my biggest one.
    I use it as a trellis tied to the side of the carport.
    I think they look great hung on a wall, with clothes pins for a bulletin board.

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    1. Hi Annie, thanks for stopping by. I have seen them used as a bulletin board and so cute. I'm not sure yet want I'll do with it, but my neighbor suggested a summertime firescreen for the fireplace . . . that sounds very cute to me. First I'll be giving it a coat of white paint.

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  10. It was meant to be. Just lovely.

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    1. Hello Connie, it is great to see your thumbprint among my comments. I am thrilled with this gift and will do something inside my home with it. No more swinging on the garden gate for this sweet gate:)

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  11. Hi Connie, thanks for calling in at my blog, yours looks like a fun place to visit, I will be back. Happy Valentines! Eco Ethel xx

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    1. Good Morning Ethel, it is nice having you stop in to visit . . . you are welcome anytime. I wish there would have been a way of having tea and cookies set out when you came. Have a lovely day:)

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  12. Possibilities abound! Thank goodness she knew who to call :)
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, she is a very sweet gal with lots of friends . . . I'm delighted that I was the one she thought to give this to . . . I love it :)

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  13. Wow that is the old kind too, what a nice neighbor you have to think of you, I bet all kinds of ideas are going through your mind on how to use it!

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    1. Hi Connie, I have to admit that yesterday afternoon I spent sometime on Pinerest looking at garden gate ideas. There are so many beautiful and creative things that people are doing with them. This one may live many lives around our home through the years to come :)

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  14. What a great gate! Isn't it the simplest of things that bring us true happiness?! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

    Have a lovely day Connie!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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    1. Good Morning Amy, it was a very thoughtful gift and I am going to enjoy it for years. Our little home will be blessed with the charm this garden gate will add to it's cozy cottage feel :)

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    1. Hi Marie, Happy day to you, too!!!
      I am loving my new (old) garden gate :)

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  16. Hi Connie, very pretty and practical gate!
    I like the faded paint,gives it character. I could see it on a cottage vegetable plot.x

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    1. Hi Felicity, it would be nice in the garden, but I have indoor plans for this little beauty :)

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  17. Oh the possibilities! What a fun treasure from a neighbor who knows you well.

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    1. Hi Lorrie, do you remember my Lamp Shade Tutorial? http://crafty-home-cottage.blogspot.com/2014/11/lamp-shade-tutorial.html
      Well, this is the same friend that taught me how to cover a lamp shade. She and I have so many things in common, besides her being one of the sweetie people I have ever met. She is a joy to have living next door.

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  18. Hi Connie, Love your garden gate! What a nice neighbor you have! Come on now, Could you post a video of your happy dance!! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, that is one thing I can guarantee will never be seen on my blog, LOL. Have a happy day:)

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  19. Hi Connie: What a nice treat. I know you will put it to some great use in your decor. We happen to have 4 of those gates but Thanks to my husband they are being used for..guess what?..gates! I've tried to get at least one away from him but so far no deal..Happy Valentine's Day..Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, My friend suggested using it for a summertime fireplace screen and I think that sounds adorable, so . . . that's what I'm planning on doing this spring and summer :) I'm thinking maybe a flower box in front or a banner strung across it. All that I know for sure . . . is that I love it! Maybe you need to grab a screwdriver some night and rid your hubby of one of his gates . . . . do you think he would miss it?

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  20. oh, i love it, connie! such a great find! wishing you a wonderful valentines day:)

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    1. Thank you . . . you are a sweetie:)

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  21. Love what you did with that thrift store stool Connie! It looks so French chic! What a great score on this gate!! I am excited to see what you do with it! Cheers from your newest follower.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet and kind words, and thank you for following my blog. I am looking forward to becoming great blogging friends :)

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  22. What a nice friend! I love the gate. I want one! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I loved your stool makeover too Connie! So pretty.
    You have some serious sewing skills! I love quilts. I'm not patient enough to make one myself though. I'll just enjoy yours. Hope you had a nice Valentines day.

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    1. Hi Sherry, thanks for the visit. Have you, by any chance seen the cover of the latest Country Sampler magazine. There is a picture of a gate like this one being used as a summer firescreen over a fireplace. It is adorable. That is the first thing that I plan to do with my gate. I think that it might be one of those things that could live many different lives throughout the year in our little home :) You are so kind with your comments . . . I'm not sure that I have a lot of skill, but I do enjoy myself, LOL

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