Thursday, April 30, 2020

Welcome May

The end of April and Welcome May

Teddy Bears like to see what is happening in the world so, after taking their photo I moved them to the front room so they could keep an eye on things outside the window. 

I have a few of pieces of my spring collectibles gathered on my Welsh Dresser shelf.

Like so many  blogging friends, we are preparing our garden beds and making our plans for the growing season - today dahlia, red petunia and mixed marigolds were added to my front planter boxes. The fern that comes back each year is doing well.

Buying seeds randomly was not really my best idea - bought because they were right in front of me and I was rushing, not because I had pre-planned the seeds I wanted to plant. 

In early April I printed out the 'time to plant - seeds' from the online Old Almanac. I was somewhat past the 'starting seeds' time. I forgave myself.

On April 11th I mixed up the potting soil with coffee grounds and very crushed egg shells and opened the cherry tomatoes package - 24 seeds inside. Lay them on the soil and covered with a dusting of potting soil.

Of the 24 seeds planted 17 sprouted and are now sharing their fragile stems and first two leaves. Such little treasures. This photo is from April 25th

and here is April 30th. Another 3 seeds began their journey so there are now 22.

Another visit to Bruce's Market - another child painted project - Be Kind and Smile.  From my back yard  - Apple blossoms,  blueberry blossoms and then - the sweet teddy bears.

Thank you Dear Friends for visiting today.

Be Kind 

Be Calm

Stay Safe



Sharing with:

Sam of Raggety Bits
Tarah of Grandma's House DIY 
Kerryanne of Shabby Art Boutique 
Roseanne of Creative Homemade
Beverly of How Sweet the Sound 
Michelle of The Painted Hinge
Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes


  1. Things will grow when they get planted, and even better you and I have a longer growing season to enjoy :)

  2. Those worn teddy bears are so precious, Joy! I am enjoying your journey and updates. Happy May Day!

  3. So glad your seeds came up so well! I finally have little baby marigolds and they are so cute.
    I've heard teddy bears in the windows are common so people can go on walks and do bear hunts. Not having been out for 50 days I don't know from personal experience--LOL! Have a great weekend. :)

  4. Cute bears and gorgeous dishes.I am waiting for your garden!Hugs!

  5. something soothing about watching plants grow. My transplanted Broccoli grows at least a 1/2" each day, leaves are getting huge. Going to take a chance and put them in the ground tomorrow. Perfect post teddy bears, seeds, BE KIND, and plants. Smiles, Sandi

  6. My childhood teddy bears were that worn; it made mesmile. I started a pot of zinnia seeds. I just have black thumbs. The 6 pansy plants I put into 2 pots are OK, though! Maine is still cold!

  7. Joy, your garden sprouts are coming along nicely and I love your teddy bears! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  8. Joy - who can resist a teddy bear, much less three? So heart-warming.

    Yes, many of us are getting our hands "dirty", and what joy it brings. It literally grounds us and reassures us that some things continue in their cycle regardless of our human frailty. In the last couple of weeks, I have been overjoyed to see plants sprouting from seeds I planted last fall. More to come on that.

    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  9. Happy mosaic Monday. Your teddy bears are adorable


  10. Hello, I love your cute teddy bears and the birds figurines. We usually buy small seedlings already started for us. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead.

  11. Those old teddy bears make my heart sing! I think I'll get a couple out and put them here on the sofa to enjoy. They are so much comfort! Love seeing your new seedlings too! Happy Spring! Stay safe!

  12. Your little plants are growing nicely and aww the sweet memories of childhood in the bears.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade


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