Friday, December 30, 2011

Western Charmers!

I saw these charms on eBay and knew immediately I wanted them and what I'd do with them!
(Click on photos to enlarge them!)

Great gumball charms, all with a western theme.  I took them and turned them into these!

Above:  antique copper and below, silver:

They turned out better than I expected!  I'm so thrilled with them and will be listing them on Etsy shortly.  Some of the charms are stage coaches, horse shoes with horse, bull, horse, bronco, boots, cowboy and gun in holster.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rob and John, dancing the day away!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We are old people!

As you know, I'm a huge fan of flash mobs, when done legally, that is.  Seems there's a new type of flash mob that is becoming very popular!  Here is just one that I found!

You might want to scroll down and shut off my playlist so you can hear the music for the flash mob!

I just love it.  There's seniors on oxygen, dancing away in some of the mob flashes!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Antique fun!

Yesterday, I spent the day with a friend and we went antiquing!  We met at a new thrift shop that we both wanted to visit.  This sure was an adventure!  We went around to items 3 or 4 times because they just kept putting items out.  This item fascinated me and at first, we couldn't figure out what it was.  Yes, I know it's a snowman, but what is it's purpose?

Then it hit me, it's a plate holder!  It's a heavy wire with hooks and it folds in half to store!  I tried so hard to pass it by but as you can see, it came home with me in the end.
Wouldn't it be cute with snowman plates?  How about this?
Your favorite ornaments, perhaps!  OR:
On the front door with a wreath?  Okay, enough of that.  

Home decor was half price!  Woohoo!  I got this for only $3.00, the frame is worth that much alone!
Picnic plate holders that are chickens!  They only had two.
They had container after container filled with electric Christmas candles.  They were only .50 cents each so I got two for my front windows.
Now, just one more time around, quickly.  LOL!  And that is when I spied this cutie.  I know it wasn't there the first 100 times we circled.
She drew me to her and then I realized why:
Yep, that's Holt Howard!  Just an awesome piece and even more awesome at $1.00!  I had every intention of selling her but guess what, I don't think so, she is mine!

After two hours in this place, we went to the second place.  An antique co-op.  Barely inside the door, my friend says to me, did you see this PEZ?  Just thrown in a basket on top of a cabinet, she picked up one after another one to show me.  You have my attention!  
No WAY!  Yes, way!
The home worker on the chick must have drank her lunch before painting the chicks eyes, she gave this chick one too many eyes!  I love it.  Go ahead and ask, what did you pay for those?  I'll tell you!  A total of $12.50 plus tax!  Estimated value?  $170.00, woohoo!  It doesn't happen too often but it still happens, oh, I love the hunt!

The only other thing I got are these:
Something else that fascinated me.  Vinyl coated metal hangers that fold down!
They are so interesting!  You pull the sides out, fold up the hanger part and waalah, a hanger!  You can pull them out to different lengths for different sized clothing!
Let's look at just one of them, above is one that is totally folded down and pushed together as small as it gets.
There is the same one fully extended.  It's a shame you really can't see how awesome these are!  I got four of them, red, light blue, blue and green.  

It was time for lunch, we couldn't believe we were in that first shop for over two hours!  No WAY!  Yes, way!  We ate at this really cute, old time place and had a really nice time.

Hit 3 more antique shops and this quaint 5 & 10 cent store.  I found only one more item in the last antique shop:

What a work of art!  :o)

It was just the perfect day!

Monday, December 5, 2011


I was lucky enough to see another hawk today.  I'm really not sure what this is but I'm going to guess it is a sharp-shinned hawk.  It's smaller than the ones I usually see but still quite impressive!

 If anyone knows for sure what this is, please let me know!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tree Day

You know, I've always enjoyed decorating the tree!  Despite getting it, putting it up, then deciding how you want it done this year, the dreaded lights that never seem to work from one year to the next.  Then, stepping back and thinking, nope, that is just not going to do it, so re-arranging the hanging decorations over again. 
It takes hours and hours of thinking and planning, doesn't it?  After all, it's going to be up for a month, it has to look perfect!  And you want it to reflect how you feel, show handmade ornaments from friends and relatives.  It just has to be perfect.
Today was my day to put up the perfect tree.  When I finally stepped back, I knew it was perfect and had to snap a photo.

I'm not positive, but I'm fairly sure I've done Charlie Brown proud!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Grand Jury Duty

We had grand jury duty yesterday.  It was another short session and I know that won't last too long!  There's several cases started but the DA's are still collecting documents before coming in, so they will probably all hit us at once!

I had to laugh because there was a toaster in the break room so people could toast their bagels and I thought someone got it out of the evidence room but here the court reporter brought it in.  Now there's talk about the DA Steve having an omelet station!  LOLOL!  We waited over 45 minutes for this session to start, it would have been a good time for omelets.

Steve had called a witness to appear that swore she'd be there but she never showed up, so a material witness subpoena will be issued for her arrest so she is forced to appear.  It means, they can pick her up and put her in jail until the next session.  Then, he had an officer scheduled to appear but he was really late getting to court because he went to the wrong courthouse!  LOL!  And he's a traffic officer.  He finally got to the right place and explained how they use the Total Station to keep track of evidence at the scene of a crime.  I have a new favorite word, projectile.  Say it, it's neat sounding.  I like it.

When Steve was done, Charlie came in to tell us about the progress of a case that went before the judge and a new one he'll be presenting.  And that was the end of that session!

We have one more session this year and then have a break until Jan.  Me, I'm looking forward to my HUGE paycheck!  HA!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The unveiling!

I've been talking about this for ages, today was the day!

I added pages to my Pez site and set them up for ecommerce!  Woohoo!  I now have Pez for sale on my site.  Stop by and visit it here:  Pez for Sale   Doesn't it look pretty?  

Visit the rest of the site here:

I'm quite proud of my little site, it's been a long time in the works and it's coming along.  Still needs work, like I just figured out how to make it so you can click on a small photo and enlarge it!  LOLOL!  Looks like I'll be going back through thousands of photos and fixing them.