Monday, August 10, 2015

The Pawn Shop Files

So. August in Maine. It's a nice month. My new header pic was taken in August at the Boothbay Botanical Gardens, which is fairly close by (20 minutes, depending on traffic). My own gardens (I hesitate to use such a grand name for what I've got) are quite sad due to lack of time but I do have some Hosta


and some strange mushrooms growing. They're very orange.


lovely Hydrangea (I adore how the white turns that lovely shade of green)


and these pretty white flowers whose name I've forgotten. Anyone?


And then there's the pawn shop, which has been quite busy with summer people as well as our many regulars (and oh, aren't they a colorful bunch...). We've got lots of stuff, including a ton of old bottles we just got in. Those two boxes are just a fraction.


Here's a shelf in our kitchen. Don't you love the roosters?


And finally, some of my favorite artwork, like this floating tree. We wants it.


And this watercolor (I do like a nice seascape - something with movement and mood)


And this one. It's a watercolor, too, and so intricately drawn...*sigh*


Yep. It's a pretty fun place to work. 

21 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like the one with the bare trees and the wall. It looks like a scene out of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

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  2. You have more growing than I do - well done!

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    1. I'd say thank you but those all grew without any help from me, lol.

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  3. Love the artwork, and am sure the regulars are colourful.

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  4. I love your new header photo! You always take such amazing pictures!

    It sounds like you are having so much fun in the pawn shop - so many cool things to see.

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    1. It's actually an old photo recycled, but thanks! It's very August, don't you think?

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  5. Sounds like a peaceful August. That's good.

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    1. August is a nice month here.

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  6. we do love hydrangeas!

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  7. I really love old kitchen wares.... Even the cheesy stuff is cool because it is nostalgic.

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    1. I love old kitchen wares, too, especially old china, even though hardly anyone buys it anymore unless it's really special.

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  8. I'm always amazed at what some people can do with watercolors. Not me, of course. But some people.

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    1. I do dabble with watercolors but boy, I sure can't paint anything like that last one, which is exactly the way I'd like to be able to paint.

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  9. I love to see trees, in art. Great new banner. Happy rest of August!

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  10. We have a botanic garden in Denver that's gorgeous, but I hate the parking situation, so I haven't gone in ages. I've been considering risking it, though. I love neat trees and seascapes in art!

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