I thought this quite unusual(another of Auntie Margaret's treasures!). It's an inkwell-that looks like opera glasses. And someone has painted little designs all over it!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
My Grandma has written lots of poems and a whole series of short stories over the years. When she went in the nursing home a few months ago, my mom thought it would be a wonderful idea to share some of them with the other residents. Today was the debut. My mom choose a great mix of poems-something to entertain everyone.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I'm ready to start planting, but not as much as my farmer husband. He says the ideal day to plant is April 25th and we've gotten so much rain this year-it may be a while! But everything looks so lush and pretty!
I'm joining White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2011/04/white-wednesday-97.html#comment-form
and Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/04/427-outdoor-wednesday-120.html
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I snatched up this sweet book(I collect these!) for only two dollars! Love the graphics!
I'm joining Rednesday at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/2011/04/rednesday-flowers-and-winning.html
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Aren't these shoes wonderful? I bought them several years ago to wear with the dress I wear sometimes for Easter. They've got an old-fashioned look to them with a modern twist! I'm joining Mellow Yellow Monday at http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com/
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Here's my Easter outfit. I'm huge on everything matching! My hat has a yellow rose to match my dress and my purse is white with black polka dots and I added a yellow rose to tie it together. I'll post pics of my shoes tomorrow!
My mother says that this is the way the news said you're supposed to wear your hat-down low-not high back on your head. I've always worn my hats this way(people can't see your eyes(and what you're looking at!). I got several comments at church about the way people used to wear hats all the time and the nursing home ladies and gentlemen loved it! I love to see their smiling faces! Hope you have a Happy Easter-Remember the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
Friday, April 22, 2011
This picture pains me to see. When I think about the suffering Jesus Christ took for my sins. Today is a day for reflection of the sacrifice our Lord and Savior made for us all.
He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many-Isaiah 53:12
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
All this for only $10.00. I know this doesn't sell for much these days-but I still think $10 was a bargain! It's not white-but it's not yellow either. Don't know what color I would call it!
I'm joining White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2011/04/white-wednesday-96.html
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday afternoon my husband and I went out and started cleaning off some of the gardens. This one was so overgrown with prairie sunflowers-it looked like a huge weed patch. We'll have to get out there and start spraying for the weeds-with all the rain we've got-they're already coming up! I'm joining Rednesday at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/2011/04/rednesday-happy-easter.html and Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 18, 2011
My talented co-worker brought in some of her creations-they were so pretty-I didn't want to eat them. BUT -I DID! I'm joining Blue Monday at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2011/04/blue-monday-happy-easter.html
Sunday, April 17, 2011
If you haven't seen this movie-I urge you to see it this week. It will change your life. If you don't know the love of Jesus Christ-this is a good place to start. When this movie came out a few years ago, I went to see it at the theater. It was so hard to watch I had to turn my eyes away. I try and watch it every year at this time and it still has the same effect on me. This is another way I prepare my heart and mind for Easter.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I was given a plain cross ring last year right before Easter. I bought this one last week at our local jewelry store for only $1.00. I like to wear it especially right before Easter to remind myself of the sacrifice Christ made for me!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I picked this fun circus paper(sorry-didn't get it turned right way) at the thrift store Tuesday for $3.00. If you read my blog last year-I was sooooo into circus items. This will come in handy to put in a cabinet backing or something else fun!
I'm joining Vintage Thingie Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-thingie-thursday-vintage-garage.html
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I picked this sweet little plate up last week at the thrift store for only $1.00. I think some red ribbon wound thru the sides would really dress it up!
I'm joining Rednesday at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/2011/04/rednesday_12.html
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I'm ready to get started buying plants!
I'm joining White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/2011/04/white-wednesday-95.html and Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/04/413-outdoor-wednesday-118.html
Monday, April 11, 2011
We are so lucky to get this parlor rocker from Auntie Margaret. It belonged to the Zimmerman's who lived in our house! I hope to redo the fabric to something older at some time-but it's in excellent condition!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Picked up this can this morning at the antique mall for $14.00-whether its or oil or water-it will go with all my other watering cans!
I'm joining Silver Sunday at http://thegypsyfish.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-silver-sunday.html
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I found this cool t-shirt with a vintage camper on it and had to have it. It also has that light mint green color on my new camper. I can't wait to wear it when my new camper is finished(probably in a few years!)
Friday, April 8, 2011
My friend Jami bought this a couple of years ago at an antique store and was bring it to brocton to sell. I grabbed it up-not sure what I'm going to do with it either-but the patina is nice and you don't see many of these around!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I was so lucky to get these wonderful country antiques at a bargain at the Brocton Red Barn. The aprons will come in handy at my sales and the bonnet may be used at Dr. Rutherford's house. I don't have the other items in my collection-so I really scored!
I'm joining Vintage Thingie Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-thingie-thursday-vintage-memory.html
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here's an area next to our back barn where I put farm things I've collected and plant flowers around-I'm ready to get my hands dirty and plant! I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/04/46-outdoor-wednesday-117.html
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Gram's is 87 years young!
My Gram's Birthday is today-April 4th-but we had a small party for her yesterday. She doesn't like a very large crowd-it confuses her because she can't see and then the voices all get muffled.
My niece acting silly-my dad in the background
Sunday, April 3, 2011
This is the chair that will end up costing me more than $8.00. It's the one I went out to get from a vendor's van and the wind caught the door and broke the glass out of the window.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Tete gave me some suggestions-put the rabbit in the birdcage and move the tray down to the table.
Another suggestion from Tete was to put one chair on top of the table and to move the Easter grass further down into the glasses! We moved Jami's round table outside to see if we could sell it with a fellow vender(no luck)
Tete suggested we move the bigger things to the back so we switched the table and the ironing board! She also said-put that basket up on top!
Over-all sales were o.k. Jami did good on her primitive items-I didn't have as much luck. My friend Tete even had some sales(YEAH). I did learn some valuable lessons though. After having a stomach ache all day(and only porta potties to use), I went out to get a chair I had purchased from another dealer out of her van and the wind caught the door and hit a utility pole and shattered the back glass out of the window-Lesson #1-let them bring the merchandise to you! It was almost the end of the day and after slow sales-I was so upset. Then on the way home my friend Jami lost the swing(I should have sold) off the flatbed and lost a piece of it-Lesson#2-tie things down better.
All in All-I had a wonderful time with my friend Jami. We got to spend an evening doing girly things(she brought pedicure and manicure sets and chips and dip!) and grew closer in our friendship. She is an amazing lady who is so helpful and kind-so the show was not an entire loss because the relationships we make are the biggest reward!
Friday, April 1, 2011
- Opera Glasses Ink Well
- Sampler Wall Hanging
- Ella Mae's Poetry Reading
- Ready for Planting
- Five Little Peppers Book
- Two Wooden Trays
- Yellow Flower Shoes
- My Easter Outfit
- It Is Finished!
- Easter Bonnets
- Celluloid Grooming Set
- Cleaning off the Herb Garden
- Blue Star Cookie
- The Passion of the Christ Movie
- Another Cross Ring
- Little Bitty Metal Egg
- Vintage Circus Wrapping Paper
- Rose Milk Glass Plate
- Ready for Spring!!!
- Zimmerman Parlor Rocker and Footstool
- Watering or Oil Can
- Trailer Park T-Shirt
- Old Sumter Can
- More Great Country Finds
- Farm Living Is The Life For Me
- Red Souvnir Glass
- Ella Maes Birthday Party
- Blue Chair
- 2nd Day at Brocton
- 1st Day at Brocton Red Barn Festival
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