Saturday, April 30, 2011

Opera Glasses Ink Well

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!

I think it's a neat little treasure!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sampler Wall Hanging

I picked this sampler up from Auntie Margaret's things. We don't have anything like it. I think it would be neat to hang with an old desk~!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ella Mae's Poetry Reading

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.

My mom did a great job reading the poems and a story with lots of her own additions in between. I think everyone enjoyed it. Here are some residents that came to the reading.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ready for Planting

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!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Five Little Peppers Book

I snatched up this sweet book(I collect these!) for only two dollars! Love the graphics!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Two Wooden Trays

I picked up these two fun trays a couple of weeks ago for only $1.00 each. They're so light weight and have a hanger so I can hang them on the wall.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Yellow Flower Shoes

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

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Easter Outfit

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

It Is Finished!

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

Easter Bonnets

I always wear a vintage bonnet for Easter Sunday! I have a bunch of them in my upstairs hallway! I'll have to pick one out!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celluloid Grooming Set

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!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cleaning off the Herb Garden

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 and Outdoor Wednesday at

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blue Star Cookie

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

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Passion of the Christ Movie

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

Another Cross Ring

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!
What special things do you do leading up to Easter?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Little Bitty Metal Egg

I found this little metal egg at the thrift store last week. I'm not sure if it's vintage or not-but it sure is cute-only $1.50.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vintage Circus Wrapping Paper

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!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rose Milk Glass Plate

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!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Zimmerman Parlor Rocker and Footstool

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

Watering or Oil Can

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!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Trailer Park T-Shirt

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

Old Sumter Can

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

More Great Country Finds

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!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Farm Living Is The Life For Me

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Red Souvnir Glass

More great gifts from Auntie Margaret. It says Grand Meadow, Minn I'm joining Rednesday at

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ella Maes Birthday Party

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

My sister's son-striking a pose!
My sister Amanda's daughter being shy. Katy is my Gram's favorite nurse. Her birthday is April 9th. Someone had just given Katy a sock monkey early since she was going on vacation!
I think she was tickled that we all showed up and made a fuss over her!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blue Chair

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.

I'm joining Mellow Yellow Monday at and Blue Monday at

Saturday, April 2, 2011

2nd Day at Brocton

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

1st Day at Brocton Red Barn Festival

We'll be re-arranging and making changes for Day 2 Tomorrow!
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