FFf Eclectic Red Barn: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yummy Key Lime Pie

I never thought I was a big key lime pie fan until I made my own. Now it is one of my favorites, especially in the warm climate that we have here in Florida. It is so light and refreshing.

Key Lime Pie with Whipped Cream @eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

Having a key lime tree could be the other reason for loving this pie. These trees produce hundreds of small key limes, which is necessary since it takes around 20-22 key limes to make one pie.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crocheted Purse as a Vase

Well as you can see from the image that I did not turn a crocheted purse into a real vase, but instead used it as a framed vase.

Vintage Frame with Crocheted Purse as a Vase

However, I did combine a vintage frame and a vintage crocheted purse into a vase so to speak. I found this frame at a yard sale just as is. They had painted it brown. I thought about repainting it but then decided to keep it for a while.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Kalanchoe Beauties

 Must be a Kalanchoe kind of Friday! 

Rose Kalanchoes
There are many varieties  and colors of Kalanchoes. Vanessa over at nifty thrifty things posted her Kalanchoe pictures at Floral Friday's and provided

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Signs, Signs, Unusual Signs

Last weekend, we spent it at our home north of Orlando, in a town called Eustis. Although our home is not in the country, there are many orange groves and horse farms in the surrounding area. As we were driving around on Saturday, I saw these two signs that caught my eye. 

I have never seen a speed limit sign that had 5 miles per hour on it. Maybe you have in your area! 

Speed limit sign with 05 miles per hour

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Red roses proclaim "I love you."



Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion.

Red rose symbol of love

Florists say they can not keep enough roses in stock for Valentine's Day. In fact, it is estimated that about 2 billion dollars will be spent on flowers alone in 2013.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Vignette

You know when they say "the gift that keeps on giving!" well, my junk pile finds are just that. A while back I told you about all the great finds that my neighbors through out. Another remake from my junk pile items. This time it is a white picture frame that I decided to use for Valentine's Day. 
My husband says, "I can't let anything go to the land fill". Well, it really does bother me that so many items can be re-purposed and I am glad to do my part.

Heart frame with small pitchers and rose

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

From Dumpster to Pretty Lady

Two weeks ago, I posted about items I acquired from trash pick up on my street, my baskets. (Still have more items to refinish). Well this week it is an item I found in a dumpster. I would have liked to found more, but I was yelled at to NOT pick anything from the dumpster. Oh, well at least I got this frame.

Pink Lady Frame
It didn't look like this when I rescued it however, but I really liked it and had to have it. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Starburst( or Shooting Star) is Exploding

The Starburst or Shooting Star (botancial name: Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a wonderful flower on a fast growing, large scale shrub or small tree. Not sure if I would call it a shrub since ours is more like 15 feet tall. We received it from a neighbor about 3 three years ago. It was only 3 feet tall. Last year was the first time it bloomed and it was gorgeous and this year it is even more beautiful. 




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