I would love to revisit England again. I absolutely loved my trip to England.
I had a busy but fun Saturday morning. My friend, Betty Ann called me to come over to her house which borders the Nemasket River to watch the annual town canoe race, but before I left I snapped a couple pictures of stray kitty and Fluff Puff.
peek a boo...I see you.
Here are some of this years canoe race photos.
There is a bridge near my friends house, and the canoes have to come out of the water and cross the road as the Nemasket river is so high they can't canoe under the bridge. The spot where the canoes reenter the water butts up to my friends property. So, we watch and cheer the racers on from her yard.
this was an elderly man who made his own lightweight canoe. He told us the canoe only weighs 17 pounds. There were between 30--40 canoes and kayaks in the race and they had a beautiful day to challenge the fast moving water in the river.
After the canoe race my friend and I went to New Bedford to pick up her grandchildren, and on the way home we hit some yard sales..first of the season.
When I got home this afternoon, I checked my tube of E6000 glue, and since it was still good I was all set to make some glass garden totems. I already had blue plates that I picked up in yard sales last summer so I had everything I needed to make some glass garden totems.
Below is a photo of the blue and white large ginger type jar that I found this morning and used to make into a garden totem. I took the top off and glued down my plate. Thanks so much Shelly for sharing this fun idea. The plate I used has a nice rim so it can hold water or bird seed. I wish I had more of this type of plate. The bottom piece was $4, but was marked down to $2.00, and the plate cost me 59 cents. Not bad...$2.59 for a nice piece for the garden.
I then made two more garden totems from inexpensive vases that I found last year at thrift and yard sales. I also have some brown and carnival glass colored pieces to make into garden totems. Just need to find a couple more pieces to make what I have in mind.
The totems are easy to make and now I am always looking for different shaped thick pieces of colored glass, plates and taller heavier vases and candle holders for the bases. I like the heavier glass, because I figure it will stand up better outdoors and not be so fragile. Give totem making a try, as I think you will enjoy making them and they look pretty in the yard. Recyle and repurpose those old teacups, glasses, plates, vases.
Have a wonderful weekend. Elaine