It’s About Wednesday And It’s Actually Wednesday!

It is a gloomy Wednesday…that’s for sure…it’s hot…muggy…and there is no sun in sight.  And…it’s going to start raining!  Again!  But…it seems to be good weather for all of our plants.  Den planted zinnias and daisies in our cutting garden.  We used to have tons of perennials everywhere but somehow they have mostly disappeared…along with a few other things.  It’s a mystery…I also had a green iron frog in my cutting garden that was my grandmother’s…we have been looking for that for years.  And my little stone blocks that are always by our front door…gone!  Den says he thinks he moved them to the garage when the door was painted but now we can’t find them…anywhere!  I loved those blocks!  The big difference between Den and me is that I have a difficult time tossing cherished items…he does not.  I have pieces from my mom all over my house and Den’s mom, too.  If a cherished plate or cup breaks…I tuck the pieces into planters or jars…I have an old Ball Jar that was my aunt’s…filled with buttons from my grandmother’s house.  I have another one filled with seashells and a broken plate from Den’s mom.

Am I weird?  Do you do that, too?  Please say that you do.  I have an old satin bed jacket that was my mom’s from her shower.  I have my grandmother’s linen napkins.    Everything is tucked in baskets or drawers.  The napkins are still ironed by my mom!

I don’t want to be weird…it’s just comforting to have these things around me.

I have always loved my curvy front walk!  I think we need more flowers! I love my horsy hitching post…it’s all rusty and shabby.  It’s perfect…Den wants to paint it to get the rust away.  I love the rust!  And…the basket filled with lobelia?  It’s falling apart but I love it…I can’t throw it away!  A new basket would not be the same…at all!


Reading and loving this book…


I am off to read!



13 thoughts on “It’s About Wednesday And It’s Actually Wednesday!

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I loved The Other Mother…and your front door and the plants are beautiful.

    I have things I hang onto because of the sentimentality of them, like a little mug with a penguin on it that my youngest son gave me when he was 12. His daughter always chooses to drink her coffee in it. And when he is visiting, he likes using it, too.

    I have a beaded necklace that I wore to a party where I met my second husband. I have it hanging over the door of a Jelly cupboard in my dining room. It looks nice there. If I wore it, it might break…plus it doesn’t work with my current style. LOL

    Happy reading!


  2. Ti says:

    It is gloomy and rainy here too!! We are never on the same plane for weather but today we are.

    I love the flowers. I don’t keep a lot of momentos because I can’t stand clutter but I do have some things. I don’t think it’s weird. I think if I had more room I’d keep more stuff.


    • Patty Magyar says:

      Oh Stefanie…thank you so much…we really just lucked into this great little two block development with big huge lots and the pond…it is so peaceful to just sit on the deck and watch…everything…neighbors come to fish…we can feed ducks…we really do love it. Our block used to be a dairy farm!


  3. lakesidemusing says:

    Now that we’re home, I am so far behind! No flowers yet, outdoor furniture still in the shed… I want to use your front entry as my inspiration this year. It looks so inviting!


  4. Mary says:

    I think we have similar decorating styles. I love your outdoor items. I totally get hanging on to cherished items and think the Ball jars idea are genius. Thanks for sharing.


    • Patty Magyar says:

      I put everything I can in Bell jars…buttons, seashells, broken antique pieces of plates, even some of my grandmother’s crocheted lacy things. Thank you! I am glad you like my idea! I used to keep concert ticket stubs and pieces from cards in jars, too, especially when you can see pieces of the writing!


  5. Kathryn says:

    I can understand when something precious to you goes missing, I’d be looking for it for years! Only trouble with rust is one day the rust will eat it all away!!


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