Le Petit Marche

Sunday, July 28, 2013

All kinds of Grasses for all kinds of uses

I'm wrapping up the Online Sellers scavenger hunters theme for last week (always behind I know...) which was grass.  My last post I could only think of grass, as green grass, in parks on lawns and walking on it.  I hadn't even thought to explore the larger picture of different grass types and purposes of said grasses. Did you know there's 37 types of ornamental grasses alone?  And dried grasses are soft and pliable and are easily woven into soft baskets, hats and handbags?  And one of the most commonly used grasses to make wicker is sea grass, which is especially durable.  I had no idea so I went on a scavenger hunt to see if any of my fellow Online Seller scavenger hunters had any of these sorts of items.  And look what I found at KatzzsKloset.  Not one, but two delightful wicker baskets.  So stop on by Online Sellers and visit all of us to see what treasures you can find!

Small Round Mini Kitty Wicker Basket              Vintage Chicken Woven Wicker Basket

Monday, July 15, 2013

For the Love of Grass

I feel like I've been in some time warp or something and haven't been doing anything with the scavenger hunters on Online Sellers.  I also haven't been minding my own store. In fact I have almost given up the whole selling/blogging/social networking scene.  Burnout maybe.  I have, however, been busy cleaning out my garage a few mornings a week and had 3 huge pickups from some local charities.  Now you might wonder why I don't list the items on my store, well, the stuff was mostly clothing and I don't really want to deal in clothing.  I still have a ton of electronics, but no time to test them to see if they work, so they'll be going as well. Sure, it would have been great to see if I could make a little money off all this stuff, but I just wanted it gone.  I may still have a garage sale to see if I can get rid of the tons of books, CD's, DVD's I still have. I figure as long as I can get my car back in the garage by winter it's no rush right now.  The Online Sellers scavenger hunter theme this week is grass.  So far the grass here has been staying pretty green with watering help as we've not had much rain.  And it's very lovely to walk in your barefeet.  The days are hot and summer is in full swing.  Le Petit Marche doesn't have any grass or anything to complement grass, but nothing  enhances a nice lush green yard than flowers so in that vein I found this lovely gardening book Designing Beds and Borders at Eccentric Thrifter.

Many of the scavenger hunters have gardening books and perhaps picnic items that would be nice for a picnic on a lovely green grassy lawn.  Some come visit us!