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We had a good time in Clovis this weekend kicking off the Christmas season with a fall craft show at Old Town Flea Market. Don’s lamps were a hit as they are repurposed and one of a kind. I will be listing some of them in the etsy shop soon. The last time we participated in this craft show it was 108 degrees. This weekend was so much better. The sponsors do a good job of keeping us vendors happy with free wifi and many yummy foods available. I had a mushroom & artichoke tamale that was really good. Clovis has many antique,  vintage,  and industrial items in their downtown shops. The next time you’re in Clovis check them out.

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Don made this lamp from an old bottle capper.

This tool box is a great size for a succulent garden.

This tool box is a great size for a succulent garden.

This lamp sold as well as the bottle capper. But there other random items out there just waiting to be made into a lamp.

The bike pump lamp sold as well as the bottle capper lamp. They were my favorites! However, there other random items out there just waiting to be made into a lamp.

My friend is pretty handy in the garden and came up with an attractive pair of planters for her front porch. She knew she wanted to use a wine barrel for a rustic look. She made sure to attach the wooden slats to the metal bands and to each other with glue so that it didn’t fall apart when she cut the barrel in half. She created a short planter in the top third of the half barrels and fastened each half to the walls on either side of her front door.

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She had been planning this for her entry and thought about the details. Each planter has an electrical outlet which operates the self-timed drip system.

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They are a nice addition to a beautiful entry.

I love succulents because I am not that great of a gardener with fussy plants. Succulents don’t need much from me so they are my favorites. I have several different kinds of cute little plants that I harvest once in awhile to make fun things to have around the house. The vertical garden is one. This tutorial at Sunset Magazine has good information for making a box to hang in the patio. My husband made our box from a crech he had made for a craft project at church. He made some boxes too. They turned out so nice!

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You can see that the house has more plants and the box looks a little skimpy. We wanted to see what was best as far as spacing as the plants grew, but they both sold at a craft fair so we need to make some more! Gotta love those succulents, just water once a week laying down, and then put them back up on the wall! Easy.