Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Newest Salvaged Gal

Susan Leavitt
The sign in my garden reads, “The best fertilizer in a garden is the farmer’s footprint,” My take on that quip is when you roll up your sleeves and get down to work, wonderful things will emerge—whether it is in the garden, with a piece of old furniture, or when you’ve invested in someone’s life. Growing up in a shop teacher’s family, I often saw old, decrepit, broken furniture transformed by my dad into timeless treasures to be cherished for ANOTHER 100 years. Likewise, when I spend time in my garden just outside my backdoor, I see tiny seeds and plants turn into delicious food or bountiful flowers for my family’s table. Spending time and effort, along with rain from heaven, and weeding, trimming out extra branches often results in fruit that is abundant. I LOVE that old junk can be made new again, repurposed. I’m thankful that I’ve been repurposed by God to live a new life for Him, and He’s working at weeding out and trimming back the past junk in my life. He is making new footprints on my heart, and He can bear abundant fruit! I’ll be bringing all sorts of “farm shed” items to the sale, to be  repurposed as d├ęcor, planters, and for a bit of farm life nostalgia. My name is Susan, and I have three grown children. I drive a wheat truck during harvest, and I live in a tiny E. Washington farm town.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

Spring is finally here and you all know what that means - the Salvaged Gals are going to have another Upscale Yard Sale! 
I was inspired this last weekend by the sunshine to head outside and rummage through my garage to unpack some hidden treasures that had been buried for the winter. 

I had almost forgotten that last fall Vickie and I had the oppurtunity to visit the 
family farm down in rockford.    

At the farm, amidst piles of old doors and windows were dozens of old bottles, tin pails, cute wire baskets and some dusty wooden crates. 

I have a lot of work ahead of me in cleaning up somewhere around 75 vintage bottles, nearly 20 old windows, a handful of charming wooden doors and the many other wonderful finds. This is only a glimpse of the great things that will be found at the 
Salvaged Gals Sale coming this April.

~ Alycia