Saturday, January 31, 2009

Antique Weekend Continued

Here is one of the many beautiful, colorful plants this Antique/Garden shop has to offer. Maybe I should submit this to "Pink Day"???? Who KNEW you could buy a small orange tree that had so MANY oranges ready to pick! We tried one and they were delicious and sweet.
This is my friend Susan A. (everybody calls us "The Susan's")...kinda like twins....many people think we are sisters and when we introduce ourselves as each being Susan, we get a double take. We've even gone so far to tell them we ARE sisters and our mother was just to lazy to think of two names, so I'm Susan Kay and she's Susan Lynn. (hahaha...did I tell you we are a bit silly and goofy too...??? But we have a blast!) The OTHER Susan is also a Master Gardener so I use her as my garden consultant and yard labor frequently. Who doesn't need a friend like that!?!?!

This is what winter in South Texas looks like.
Orange blossoms smelled divine....but the bees like them too, so, WATCH OUT!!!

We ended up getting a Blood Orange and are looking forward to Blood Orange Martini's this summer on the deck.
Just another look at the plethora of plants and fun this cool store has. It's HEAVEN!
These cute little statuary just begged to go home and live in our garden. Beside have a thing for doors and windows.....gates and wrought iron fence turn me on too! Is this portion of fencing sweet?
Well, we are out the check out counter and they have all the bins of fun little metal decorative pieces. So we dig through them and add more "stuff" to our stack at checkout. Hmm....all in all it was a great day out. We got some cool things, had some girl bonding time and passed another awesome Saturday in Houston, Texas.....ya'll come down sometime and I'll take you to this cool spot! I'll even buy you a cup of coffee (or ice tea in the summer)! See ya!!!!!

26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful blog you have! Love your home! Enjoyed my visit!

    ~Maryjane

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  2. We have about three months before I will be plant shopping. And never would I be purchasing a blood orange tree... that makes me officially jealous!

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  3. This really is an amazing place. Do you have to bring citrus trees inside during the winter months there? We are just a bit too far north to plant them, but my friend has a lemon tree that lives inside during the winter. I would love to have room to do that, they are the best lemons I've ever had! I love the cubbies at the check out with all the little goodies, for some reason I've always been drawn to those old keys, and they have lots! Great trip, thanks for the shopping tour. Kathy

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  4. I have been working out in the yard all morning. It's 70 degrees here today. This is getting me excited to start planting things...

    I love that first picture, what is that?

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  5. I'm so jealous.....I'm afraid that's not what it looks like in Arkansas. Everyting is the color of haystraw. BOOHOO!

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  6. Can't believe the weather there is warm enough to get the gardening going! I'm so jealous! Love the orange tree. post some pictures when you have everything in place. Till next time - Sharon

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely day Susan and how lucky to have a master gardener as a friend, the plants and those bunnies and squirrels and the iron fence are wonderful, it has been very warm here in San Fran usually we have a lot of rainm so we made the most of the garden today :).

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  8. wish our weaher here would allow a orange tree!! But no such luck!!!

    Girl bonding is fun isn't it?

    Have a great sunday!

    Monica

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  9. Howdy Susan,
    Looks like the ideal day to me!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  10. What fun! Blood orange martinis...now you're talking! What a great friend to have. Garden consulting AND labor???!

    Do you ever get told you look like Susan Sarandon?

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  11. Hey sweet pea!
    Thanks so much for you and Tyra coming out "west" yesterday to see me! It was a blast...ya'll are too cute...and LOTS of fun & full of laughter. It is obvious how much you both love life and being together as friends.

    I look forward to seeing ya'll again and until then....keep laughing and having fun!

    xo...deb

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  12. I've enjoyed the shopping trip. LOVE that little caddy with the license plate that you bought. Shopping with friends is sooo much fun.

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  13. Oh, flowers, how I long for them. That is one gorgeous place to visit.

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  14. HI.... so glad you came by, I can not believe you call that winter, you lucky bums!!!!! Glad you like my blog, come often!

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  15. Don't you just love the weather here in Texas in the Winter? Although I love the snow, I enjoy the fact that a lot of weekends we can get outdoors and wander through antique/junk shops and browse the garden centers! Looks like you had a fabulous day!

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  16. I loved your story about your "other" Susan. I have a friend who is also named Jennifer and she is my gardening consultant. Isn't it nice to have a friend like that???

    Beautiful pictures!

    Jen

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  17. What a cool shop. I would love a shop like that near.
    Debbie

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  18. i am dreaming of the smell of orange blossoms...mmmmm...
    chasity

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  19. Oh, I'm so jealous of your weather!! The plants are beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate it.

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  20. Susan,
    Now that looks fun! Lucky you for the weather, a good friend of mine just moved back from Houston. She loved the weather, but not the traffic! Thanks for sharing, Cindy

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed going along with you on your "garden tour". I too love to go to garden nursery's and see what I could plant in my backyard. I need to plant an orange tree too!! Yum!!

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  22. Ok I want to go to that shop , it has everything I like! You 2 had a wonderful day out!

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  23. Hi Susan, me again. I just wanted to say Thank You for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. Even on the barf post! ;)
    I'm excited to have "found" you, and looking forward to exploring your blog, it looks like we enjoy a lot of the same things.

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  24. Blood Orange Martini's sound good to me.....I'll meet you on the deck! I wish north Texas wasn't so cold in the winter... but another month and we are on our way to spring! The grass will be starting to turn green. Can't wait! ~Cheryl

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  25. Hey, Susan, thanks for stopping by our blog! We're new to this but having a ball and feeling like we're meeting new friends everyday. I'm loving your blog and will certianly be back for a longer look!! SweetMelissa

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