Sunday, June 29, 2008

Key Rings and Gnomes and Giveaway

I hardly ever go on the back porch lately, as it is so hot, and it is so hard to get out the sliding glass door. We have 3 locks, and a rod, I guess we are security conscious or else neurotic. We don't live in a crime ridden area, but we like to be secure. Anyway, while I was out there watering my avacado tree (which I grew from a seed), I thought that I might as well take a picture of my new gnome that I got at Target yesterday on sale. I have another big one on the porch that I call John, the one in the planter is little John, and I am calling the new one Sean. John is after my father-in-law, who loved to garden and anything 'nature'. Sean is standing on top of the pot that my avacodo tree was in before we repotted it, and unfortunately the little tree isn't showing up too well, and I cut off it's top.
While I was out there, I looked up and noticed that I was being watched, so I took a picture of my visitor. The round circle thing on the left is a golfing contraption that my husband bought and never used much. It was supposed to help you have a perfect swing.

On Lynette Anderson Designs she got a new key ring, very pretty in the shape of a strawberry, and she is asking for pictures of others and then is having a giveaway of a new 'woof' pattern. The first picture is of a gift key chain from my son's youngest son Kevin, and a gift key chain from my son Robert and his wife Brenda. The second is a key chain with a flashlight that my mother 'won' at the casino. I can't understand the love of gambling, but she enjoyed her times at the casino, and so I'm glad that she had something exciting in her life. The last is my 'Hold to the Rod' key chain. It is not pretty, but it has religious significance and meaning. You can read it a little, I think.


Unknown said...

hey Candace love the gnomes and the white birdhouse pic in one of your pictures. On the weekend I went to a place called Belgenny Farm and there was a massive birdhouse there dating back...who knows... but it's really old. I will post a picture this week to show I said it is massive...the birdie Hilton I call it! I actually have heaps of birdhouse knick knacks around my house. They are just too cute! Jo x

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I need to go check out the strawberry keychain. Your gnome reminds me of the Travelocity gnome. You can't get into any trouble at all with those great big, brown eyes watching out for you across the fence!

Susan in SC said...

Love your gnome! I would love to have one just like it in my yard.