Sunday, February 1, 2015


Went out antiquing yesterday with a friend.  We had planned on going to three co-ops but spent so much time in the first two that we never made it to the third one!  LOL!

Didn't come home with much but managed to find a few things I had to have!

I have been wanting a step stool for a long time now, I finally got tired of the hubby yelling at me because I stand on a chair to reach the kitchen cabinets!  I looked at new ones, which I love but they were getting bad reviews.  They just don't make stuff like they used to!

 I finally found this one yesterday and it is perfect!

Got this little gadget for re-sale.  The color is just awesome!

This is all mine!

And so are these:

Red tartan plaid bowling shoe carrier!

Drumsticks, yes, drumsticks:

Now, have absolutely no clue what this is but I found it interesting and can just see it hanging in a primitive farmhouse!

These come off the hanger and look like a funnel.  Each one is stamped with numbers from 1 through 36.  

I'm going to need to show it to some groups I'm in and see if anyone knows what it is.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snow Day

It was predicted we'd get 1 to 3 inches of snow.  I woke up to 8" of the nasty stuff!

Wasn't sure if the newspaper was delivered or not and if it was, it might be Spring until we find it.  Um, hubby found it with the snowblower!  So much for the coupons this weekend!

This is a mid-century house a block over.

It can be pretty on the trees!

More expected on the way!  Oh, happy days!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thrift shopping

Ever go thrift shopping and come home with items for re-sale but the more you look at them, the more you want to keep them?
That's the case with some of these items!  I thought I was SO lucky to find these, it's unusual to come home with 4 items for re-sale that I got at fantastic prices and such fun stuff.  I clean them up, research them and then photograph them and as I do, think about keeping them!
I found this stitchery kit that just looks so fun and funky, I couldn't resist it but I won't have any trouble selling this!

 Another item to sell is this bright red desk caddy.

 Here is where it becomes difficult!  I just love this casserole by Pyrex called 'Designs'.  Not an easy item to find and in such great condition.

 Now, would you know what this is? 

 Not me, thankfully, it has part of the original cover with it.

 Now I want to keep it but know I shouldn't.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DIY Christmas Wreath

This is a quick and easy wreath to make for the holidays!

Items needed:

12" Styrofoam wreath
Tinsel garland (approx. 3 feet)
Med. size plastic bulbs (used for ceramic Christmas trees.  I bought a bag of 150 bulbs and had leftovers)
Hot glue gun

Wrap wreath with garland until full looking.  Use the awl to start holes and randomly stick the colored bulbs into the hole using the hot glue to secure them.  Continue until you like the looks of it and that is it!

This is one of those things that really does look cuter in person but you can get the idea.

It has the look of the vintage tinsel trees and is suitable for hanging in the door because it won't fade.  I want to try a second one with a smaller size garland so the bulbs aren't so "hidden".