I’ve been going through my flower garden dead heading my flowers that are finished blooming for this summer. I never look forward to this time of year, cutting faded blossoms and thinning my flowers…..I am already longing for next spring.
In the meantime, I’m getting last minute shots of “the harvest”. I
have had four of these Live Forever Plants (Sedum Purpureum) in my flower garden. This one had to be removed as the garden is getting much too crowded.
I started with this image that includes an enamel kettle my friend gave me. I put some water in the bottom and added the stalks as I cut them. You can also see the Glue Pot that I referenced in my post title. WHAT…A…FIND!! (more on that later)
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Next image with a slight change/addition.
Next image showing the 2 parts of the Glue Pot.
For the last image, a total move to my chippy boards with cheesecloth. I like them all but have also fallen in love with top down shots.
Okay, NOW for a little info on the Glue Pot. I follow a few pages on Facebook of our local antique shops. I found this Glue Pot at “The Big Red Barn” while visiting there on Saturday with my friend. I had seen it on the Facebook page and it is marked (I think you can see it) with Marietta, which is my hometown. I was so excited to see if it was still at “The Big Red Barn”, and sure enough, there it was. I honestly thought I’d never be able to afford it but the price tag was $18.00!! I’ll have it!!
NOW….I get it home and decided to do MORE research on it. Turns out it’s NOT from my hometown of Marietta, Ohio BUT from the Keystone Glue Factory in Marietta, Pennsylvania that opened its doors in 1907.
I’m now a bit disappointed BUT still thrilled with my purchase, especially when I researched what they’re selling for verses what I paid for it. NOT that I’m in any hurry to sell it……think it’s a very interesting piece and believe I’ll just hold onto it…..at least for now. Besides, I think this is something my oldest son would LOVE to have one day.
I’m linking up with Barb Brookbanks’ “Sunday Sundries” today and COULD go on more about another find I’m celebrating this week, but will save that for another post. Another find I’m REALLY excited about!
Hope you enjoyed today’s post and until next time,
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!