A couple of things.
Being an artist and a junker, I never felt I had really earned either title.
These are things I want to be when I grow up.
Ummm...time is running out.
I have been plugging away at working instead of playing at these two passions.
Things seem to be paying off. We will be participating in a new Antiques and Craft show in New Richmond, Ohio tomorrow, and if all goes well we will come back each month through the fall.
So I have been frantically gathering things, small things, for the show tomorrow and wishing I had a truck for big things when I get a call from my favorite antique mall, Ohio Valley Antiques, this afternoon. I have been on a waiting list FOREVER. They have two spaces open and I will be choosing the one I want Monday.
See???... tenacity...good things come to those who wait and all that.
These flowers are a lesson in tenacity. Both are what gardeners call volunteers. In other words they have planted themselves and will not give up. The rose is a wild one that is growing right through the center of my Hibiscus shrub. It is huge, like ten by ten, and currently covered with a mass of pink dainty roses.
Who am I to say it doesn't belong?
I welcome back this lovely lady year after year.
Providence planted her in just the right spot and she isn't going anywhere.
The hollyhocks? Well, they are never going away, much to my dismay. I adore them right now although after many years of self seeding the only truly tenacious blooms seem to be a rather boring vanilla. Where is the riot of pinks and reds?
In about a week or two I will not be loving them so much. How can anything so gorgeous become so shabby and tattered looking as it ages?
Well, that's a whole other lesson.
One I would rather not touch today.
If you are enjoying a lazy Sunday in the New Richmond area, stop by and say hi. I will be the slightly tattered and well aged lady in the Junk Gypsy hat (Thanks Deb!) who is tenaciously clinging to her dream.
"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness."
Yours in hanging in there, P.
Oh, by the way, check back next week. I will be having a FANTASTIC give away! Really!
I mean super GOOD!