Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Antique Red Roses

And my husband said this rose wouldn't live! My sister and her husband tore down a house next door to them(don't worry-it was nothing worth saving) except for this rose bush. I've always seen these in people's yards-but where do you buy them. The old ones are the hardest to come by. This is the first year it's bloomed! I didn't think it was going to amount to anything(nor did my husband) but I think it will start to take off in the next few years.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Pots, Pots and More Pots

I decided to post the pots on my backporch after posting the ones on my front porch on the Shabby Pink blog. They really need to be cleaned and thinned out some. I love the little scalloped table that they sit on!

I'm joining Mellow Yellow Monday at http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Five Little Starrs Book

Had a wonderful time antiquing on Saturday with my husband-and I found several wonderful pink items and this little cute book for only $1.00.

I'm joining Blue Monday at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 28, 2011

17 years of Marriage

Today is the day-17 years ago on a Saturday that my husband and I got married. It was a backyard wedding at 10:30 in the morning. We're planning on going antiquing(YEAH!) and out to dinner with family.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Getting the Barn Ready

Well I've spent part of the last two days cleaning up the barn so I can get ready to open. There is still so much to do. I'm getting a late start this year due to the rainy days. I hope to be open sometime in June. I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pollywogs Chocolates

I'm having some difficulty with my camera-I can't seem to get it in focus. I've been trying everything to fix it. My mom has the same camera-so I'm going to have her look at it. I picked up this chocolate tin last Saturday for $1.00. It was filled with cool buttons too.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Purple Lilac Bushes

When I met my husband and moved into our home in 1994-there were almost no bushes. I worked with a landscape designer to find old fashioned plants to place around our home. These are three dwarf korean lilacs that we chose. I only wish we wouldn't have planted around the foundation. From pictures-they didn't do that in the old days!

I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

White Frigidaire Hydrator Pan

Scored this little charm last weekend for $2.00. I'm trying to think of something fun to do with it-any ideas? I'm joining White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 23, 2011

Two More Candy Containers

Here's a couple more candy containers(I'll have to get them all together and get a picture!). I'm putting together quite a collection-but these are so fun to collect! Both $ .50 each! I'm joining Rednesday at http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Tins

Picked up both of these tins for $.50 a couple of weeks ago. They'll join my two collections-Candy tins and Bathroom tins.
This one is neat-for Katherine Beecher Butter Mints!
Sorry for the blurry pic-I tried again and again to get a better shot. Here's what the tin says and it's itsy bitty too.
Dentists Trial Size-Alkaline Denture Powder Net wt .16 oz.
Backside are the directions.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Antique Porch Picture

Another thing I collect is Porch Pictures. Pictures with people posing on their porches or in their yards. I love to study the backgrounds-the landscaping and plants, the architectural details of the house, the furniture they sit on(usually their prized possessions, and of course the hairstyles and clothing. I got this wonderful piece at a garage sale today for only $.50-can you believe that!!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Green's August Flower

I just love old medicine bottles-especially the ones with the labels! This is another addition to my bathroom shelf for only $.50!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Old Saraka Tin

I love old tins-and this one was only $.50!!!! I have several shelves in my bathroom where I display vintage bathroom items-this will go perfectly!

I like that it is in really good shape too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Old Gasoline Measuring Stick

I had never seen one of these sticks. Picked it up for only $1.00. Pretty cool!

I'm joining Vintage Thingie Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bird's Nests

Do you see what's in the corner?

I robin's nest-but no eggs yet. Can you see it-nestled in among the rose bush leaves? See the little nest-for a wren? I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ and White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Oakland Messenger January 6, 1949

Top Half of Article

Celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary

On December 28, 1898 at high noon at the James Zimmerman homestead(OUr FARM!!!) near Ashmore, Illinois, Miss Anna Clare Zimmerman, daughter of William and Olive Zimmerman and Mr. Clarence Wesley Snyder, son of William and Margared Snyder, were united in marriage. Rev. George Fisher then pastor of the Ashmore Presbyterian church officiated. About 50 guest were seved a sumptuous turkey dinner(OUR FARM used to raise turkeys) on this occasion. As was the custom 50 years ago, the wedding dinner was followed by an infare held at the home of the groom's parents on the day following. About 30 guests were so entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder and another high noon turkey dinner was enjoyed by all.

Bottom Half of article mentions Max Coon(my husband's father), a grandson, had charge of a guest book to record the names of those attending in order that his grandparents might enjoy the memory of this day in days to come. The article told of the many guests that attended and where they were from.

I plan to get a large frame to put this newspaper in. My sister in law, Nancy, found this article in Auntie Jo's documents and thought we would like to have it-YES-we love anything with the history about the farm!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Antique Jingle Cups Game

I picked up this old game for only $3.00 a couple of weeks ago. It's made of tin with yellow, blue, red and green cups. The directions say-Jingle Cups may be played with any number of discs and players. The thrill of the game is to score by dropping the discs into the cups. If disc drops into cup of same color, score on base of game next to that cup is doubled. Each player continues until all discs have been used. The manufacturer is Wolverine Supply Co of Pittsburg, PA.

Has anyone out there heard of it?

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Miss Kitty's Visit to the Vet

Miss Kitty went to the vet for probably the first time in 15 years. I'm not a bad pet owner. Dogs go every year-but Miss Kitty is a real B_ _ _ _ _ when she wants to be. In fact, the vet couldn't even draw her blood because she thru such a fit. They had to wrap her in a blanket to even look at her-she looked like a cat burrito! I was so afraid that she wouldn't be coming home due to her age. She was so curious looking around!

The news wasn't as bad as I had feared. I still have some more time with her. She got medication for her joint pain and I hope that will help relieve a little discomfort walking. She's my first pet ever and I just love her soooo much!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Plastic Glasses

Picked up these glasses at the garage sales last weekend. They're not in very good shape, but I love the design and colors. May look pretty tied together with some roses inside!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Old Chevrolet Tailgate

Can you tell what this is? I could right away-it's a tailgate from an old Chevrolet pickup truck. I know it's a little rusty, but I love this color. For $10 I just had to have it. I'm going to put it in the loft of my sale barn until I figure out what to do with it! I felt like the American Pickers when I found it last week at a garage sale! I'm joining Vintage Thingie Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blooming Spirea

I just love this time of year-when everything is blooming and it hasn't gotten too hot to walk around the yard and enjoy it. I still need to buy my annuals to put out-so everything is just white for the moment!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Oakland Corn and Bean Festival Poster

Isn't this neat!!! Already framed-$10.00-bought it at the Oakland garage sales-where my husband grew up! I'm going to try to find out what year this was made-but I just love the colorful graphics!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Vintage Up and Down Board Game

Isn't this the cutest board game? Bought it for $1.00 at a garage sale last weekend! I think it would be great framed!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Antique Toaster

I've always wanted one of these-but you don't see them very often and I scored this one at the sales for only $2.00! I love the neat design and details! Here's where you put the toast in!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom

What can you say to your Mom to tell her thank you for being such a great Mom? Write about her and post her picture all over blogland!!!

I can hear you right now reading this Mom-I hate this picture and tearing yourself apart. I had to go back 2 years to find a picture of you. You always said as we were growing up that you were behind the camera, not in front of it-and I've decided-I'm going to take more pictures of you! By the way-someone at work last nite told me how beautiful you are!!!!! (BYW- I have people tell me that all the time about you!).

Anyway-I love you! I know we tell each other that a lot and I know I like to tease you about so many things-but I think you're great! I love spending the nite at your house so we can catch up(you can show me your quilt pieces for the hundreth time-just kidding)-no really-I enjoy our talks. The quiet time at the day's end when I can just relax and get some mother/daughter time without the distractions of the day. And- I love the extra little things you do to make my stay-over special(turning my bed down and chocolates on my pillow(which I didn't see and slept on all nite long one time!).

But most of all-I love to see how you continue to grow in life and in God and how you share that with your friends and family! Your and inspiration to those around you-and certainly to me! I love how you're taking enjoying life to it's fullest everyday. I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Parlor Organ Top

I bought this parlor organ top on my Birthday shopping trip with my husband last December. I just love ornate things like this! I have special plans for it-if I can ever get it built!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Victorian Photo Album Collection

I think this is all of them. I bought the first two today for $5.00 each. I don't know why I love these, except for the beautiful covers, and of course, they're old and victorian. Some people are taking them apart-but I could never do that. So much history-if they could only tell the stories of the people pictures they held inside................. Love the inside of this one with the gold flowers

Green with metal Album

Pretty swirl design inside Orange with flowers This one has an interesting inside Sweet lady on the front of this one. Plain Inside full of lots of wedding photos This is one of my favorites-love this beauty with the puffy sleeves-it almost looks like fairy wings. Because of that- I put vintage fairy pics on every page(I'll show the entire book at another time!)

Burgundy with ornate metal edging-pretty worn Plain Inside-full of photos

I'll be putting the best one on tomorrow on my Shabby Pink World Blog.

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