Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Weekend Surprises

Isn't Easter about surprises? I imagine a few people were not expecting the stone to be rolled away when they went to check Jesus' tomb. Though Easter really is about the resurrection of Jesus, it's not surprising to find plastic Easter eggs scattered on lawns on Easter weekend. My Easter surprises did not come in a plastic egg, however. The first surprise came when a visitor showed up at our gate Saturday wanting to know if our house was the one for sale. 
"No," we replied. Yet our little cottage cabin interested the visitor who just happens to love cabins.
Surprise #2: A neighbor held a yard sale with a fridge and washer for sale - two things my cottage cabin could use.
Surprise #3: Mr. Fun and I were blessed with a new table and chairs - FREE!
I love surprises, especially exciting ones. I gardened this weekend and planted tomatoes, - and strawberries. My husband and I stopped by a yard sale Saturday where I noticed a strawberry clay pot. The day before I had purchased a strawberry plant at Lowe's. When I walked up to the pot, however, I saw string wrapped around the pot and other items. "Has someone already bought this?" I asked the gentleman. 
"No," he said, "That's not for sale."
"But I want it. How much will you sell it to me for?"
"Seven dollars."
I browsed a little more then approached the gentleman again about the strawberry pot. "I really want that pot, but I don't have $7.00."
"How much do you have?" he asked.
"Five dollars." He let me have it for $5.00! I was excited.
To top it off, I've started my raised bed garden. If you're interested in knowing more on how to begin a raised bed for your garden, read my kitchen blog on Wednesday.
It was a fun weekend, filled with outside work at the cottage cabin, but fun.
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Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I like this post and of course, I love surprises! Sounds like you had plenty of them this past weekend. Happy for you!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those strawberry pots even though I NEVER have much luck with them...

Donnie said...

sounds like you were in the right place at the right time more than once this weekend.

Lynda said...

I have a strawberry pot too but have never planted it. I hope yours works out then maybe I'll try it! You were blessed this weekend, good for you!

Sandy said...

I had to stop by and say thanks for your visit to my blog today and for becoming a new follower... I'm so into gardening but it's so hot here in the summers.. everything just melts and fades..but I never give up, plus, I have two huge hickory trees that umbrella my entire yard..ug!
I'll be back to see what your up to next..
thanks again

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I was just given a strawberry pot by a friend..surprise! LOL
I'm debating what to put in it. I think I'll try succulents. Never had any luck with strawberries in it.
Have a great weekend!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Great price on that strawberry pot...It is going to look great with all your lovely fruit cascading down the sides too.

Blessing Kelsie

PS: Thnx for the visit

Anonymous said...

I love strawberry pots. Mine has seen better days and is needing to be replaced but don't think I will find one for as cheap as you did! Great buy!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Surprises are always fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's xoox, tracie