Sunday, July 10, 2011

Show & Tell Sunday for July 10th

It's time for the newest edition of Show & Tell Sunday!

First of all, remember how our hydrangea was coming in blue to prove to us our soil is acidic? Well yeah, the two mopheads are definitely bloomed now, and the color is quite clear:

And remember the almost-dead rescue African Violet I got for $1 at the nursery a couple weeks ago? Well, look what a Wardian Case and a little attention will do:

The bee balm along the fence has fully bloomed now as well:

We ran out to a local antique and craft shop and picked up a couple of things yesterday. First of all, we couldn't resist Prince Albert in a Can:

(Side note: I actually never really got the joke about "Do you have Prince Albert in a can? Better let him out!" because I never knew that Prince Albert was an actual brand of tobacco!)

We also bought this beautiful little copper watering can. Of course we couldn't test it for leaks in the store, and when we brought it home it was leaking. We had to run a line of clear sillicone caulk up the side of the seam, and now it seems to be doing ok. It should be great for watering our indoor plants, especially the African Violet, which prefers room temperature water:

And finally, a second addition to our silhouette wall. I'm hoping to add numerous more silhouettes both to this wall, and the one on the other side of the doorway.

Tom is a big fan of Death from the Sandman comics. So much so, actually, he has two Death of her, and a band of ankhs.

This craft project is entirely hand cut/carved paper. Her signature eye spiral was the hardest part by far:

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