Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday's Wash Day---Old-New-Green-Redo.

  Going Green-Monday, or Wash, Pick Tomatoes, Weeding, and Flowers.

 Our side patio stretches long and skinny along our fence and flower/vegetable beds.
When we have gorgeous weather like today,
I like to hang out wash, especially bedding and linens. 
Wondering what I should post---I thought of this on the tail-end of washday. 
Going GREEN saves electricity and the wash smells so good for just a few perks.
And, I loved being outside under the blue sky! Yay!


Besides going GREEN with the wash, we picked and are ripening our tomatoes on the NEW Ikea cabinet, from a previous post. Ripening usually takes 1-3 days, and the tomatoes are safer from our pesky predators and insects that seem to think our garden is a food market, sample station.



The IKEA cabinet from previous post here: Ikea cabinet coffeepot tweak


Of course all the OLD antiques and things on the top had to go to the kitchen table.


Trays of tomatoes, getting their final sweetening. 
Some are not perfect as we try to be as GREEN and organic as possible.
The yellow tomatoes are so sweet, the best, and I will can those by themselves.
The minis are getting roasted, directions here: DIY Roasting Tomatoes



The dragonflies on the fence beckoned me to do a bit of weeding. Those are Asian Eggplants to the lower left, and the gray leaves are a huge Kohlrabi, 
and are my husband's favorite. 
We will be using Kohlrabi as a snack with humus dip soon. 
Kohlrabi are a cabbage-like tubers that grow above ground, 
and are great raw, fried, or in stews.
 I will do a posting soon, when we harvest; they are now baseball size.

So I pulled weeds, all along the fence and pinched my Marigolds. 
The Hollyhocks, sadly are in seed stage, and just a few flowers are left here and there. 
Still very interesting, and I will wait for the seeds to dry…
and then spread them all along the fence for a REDO, or technically, redux.


So--continuing the going GREEN, I picked flowers, nearly the last of the summer. 
Besides weeds, I pulled somethings unintentionally, 
which ended up in the floral bouquet for the table. 
A few Hosta leaves, the last Tiger Lily…a single white Viburnum blossom 
(totally confused bush-usually blooms in spring), some Zinnias, 
a Phlox, white and orange Marigolds, Coleus, and Ageratum. 
My arrangements are very casual and I make do with whatever is available. 



The fresh flowers in Grandmother's OLD blue coffeepot, 
the one she burnt a hole in the bottom of, but a glass fits nicely inside, a REDO
Her OLD cookie jar, a NEW apple candle and the NEW Xmas (2015) pig, 
that has taken up residence for the year, courtesy of my friend, E. 
The OLD fish poacher holds bottles of bubbles and napkins…
essentials for every table, LOL.



Another something OLD, my BarberryLane sign from my old shop, 
circa 1999-2009, in Volo, Illinois.
The sign surfaced in our garage excavation and will be a REDO
soon for my Etsy shop, BarberryLane 
We are still going through leavings from my parent's house, my closing the shop, 
and my own collecting.
 Sometime soon, I will shop again in the garage and post, like here: From the Garage



Gramma's OLD Red Wing Monk Cookie Jar. He's really that bright yellow, 
and still smells like Danish butter cookies Gramma stored in there.


On this side of the arrangement is Coleus and some purple Ageratum. 


So I managed to get 
OLD, NEW, GREEN, and REDO, into this post.




And always, Thanks for stopping by, on my Monday-Wash Day.
Sandi
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9 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi, thanks for visiting my blog! I love your clothesline and your vegetable harvest!! I miss putting out tomatoes this year (basically a garden) because of the move to the cottage. Too much other things goin on! You have a SWEET blog~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  2. Hi Sandi, what an amazing tomato harvest, and I love the wonderful shelf for all your cookbooks! thanks for coming by to visit!

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  3. Hi Sandi, You certainly do old, new and redo perfectly my friend. Love those tomatoes sitting out to ripen. A lovely site and so delicious home grown as well.
    Love your table centerpiece using treasures that have such great meanings.
    Seeing clothes on the line is a favorite and brings back so many memories. That fresh scent is heavenly.
    Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great day.
    Blessings, cm

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  4. Hi Sandi, You certainly do old, new and redo perfectly my friend. Love those tomatoes sitting out to ripen. A lovely site and so delicious home grown as well.
    Love your table centerpiece using treasures that have such great meanings.
    Seeing clothes on the line is a favorite and brings back so many memories. That fresh scent is heavenly.
    Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great day.
    Blessings, cm

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  5. Hi Sandi,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments about my beach post for today's Let's Talk Vintage! party. I just LOVE your tomato ripening area and you are making my mouth water for some salsa and homemade sauce!! Love how you shared all of your "Green" practices, too. Enjoy the day!

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  6. Great post! I'm with you about hanging laundry ... love the smell! I've never used hosta leaves the way you did in your arrangement ... what a smart idea! I'll happily copy! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great post! I'm with you about hanging laundry ... love the smell! I've never used hosta leaves the way you did in your arrangement ... what a smart idea! I'll happily copy! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a wonderful post filled with so many charming things!! I do love red in the Kitchen!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. We recently moved from our house of 43 years to a condo. So no hanging of clothes outside, but we are fortunate that we can plant what we want in a small area. We have tomatoes and green pepper and lots of various flowers. I love your dragonfly.

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And great to meet you, Sandi