Before and After #2

We’ve been diligently working away on our little trailer house on the prairie.   Several months ago, I showed you our first before and after, and now, several months later,  I have another.  It’s a slow process.

Although the place we bought and are working on is a D-U-M-P, it does have some good qualities.

Like the wonderful fruitless mulberry that I am going to transform into my whimsy tree.  A whimsy tree is a made-up word from my sister Jolea who first created a tree of whimsy in her backyard.  It is simply a tree that is adorned with whirligigs and doodads and thingamiggers and whatchamacalits of all shapes and sizes.    Jolea then began sending me whimsical ornaments to hang in my trees to create a whimsy tree.   I have plenty of trees here where I live now, but none of them are whimsy trees.  They’re either too straight, their trunk is too tall to reach the limbs, or they’re dead.  It takes a special tree to be whimsy tree.  And none of them fit the bill.

But I have one at our Little Trailer House on the Prairie.

A whimsy tree needs adornments hanging from it lovely branches, but I decided to add something to the base of my tree as well.

Base of Whimsy Tree Before:

Base of Whimsy Tree After:

I love my flamingoes!!  A lady from my church named Susan paints these little boogers.  I bought one for myself at a craft show.  I figured if I’m going to be trailer trash, I might as well do it up right. 

Nothing says trailer trash, like flamingoes in the front yard.

I giggled with delight when my sweet friend Suzanne gave me the other one for Christmas. 

 

They’re perfect.

And whimsical.

And they make me smile.

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