Sunday, April 19, 2009

WOW What a week!!

It's only been a week since I last posted but it seems like forever. But WOW what a week. First I hope everyone had a great Easter with family and friends and the Easter Bunny brought you lot's of chocolate in your baskets. YUM! I have a slight addiction to chocolate. I try to do my part to keep the chocolate industry in business by having a small piece of chocolate everyday! Well, I had a wonderful Easter! Not only was it Easter but it was my birthday also. Usually, I try to ignore that I'm getting older (I really don't feel as old as I am LOL) but since my birthday was on Easter, I thought I would do what I enjoy most....Treasure Hunting!! I had my weekend all planned out. First I was going to go to one of my favorite shops , Sister's & Things, in Ontario Oregon. Lupe is the owner and her shop was the first I discovered after moving here. I LOVE her shop and have made a few purchases. So, I decided to start my weekend early and stop by her shop on friday. I was interested in a bedroom set she had which included a bed, dresser and vanity, (very similar to the one featured on page 32 in the summer issue of Country Almanac). While we were talking I mentioned that I would paint it white and probably would only want the bed, she then remembered she had another bed that she thought I would like and of course I fell in love with it and the best part was I wouldn't have to do anything to it. It was perfect the way it was!

I really love the new bed and the details on the top of the headboard. looks great with the new vanity I purchased a couple of weeks ago. Friday was a good day, but it gets even better. As I told you earlier, I had my weekend planned and was mapping my course for a saturday of treasure hunting. My youngest is my partner in crime and he was ready for the early morning start. I was up early, had my cup of chai tea w/vanilla caramel creme and was headed out to the back door to let Bear, our Labradoodle puppy, out for his morning constitution. After convincing Bear that, yes, he needed to take care of business and no not chase the cat, we were back inside and I was ready to start my day! That's when I noticed there was several messages on my answering machine and while listening to the first one (which was my older sister) and thinking she doesn't even know that my birthday is Sunday, not Saturday when it finally gets through to me what she is saying......."open your door, we are outside!!" So, I run to my front door and there in my driveway are my two sisters, Bunny & Dena and Dena's granddaughter Daria!!!! They had driven 12 hours to see me because we have never spent our birthdays apart and they weren't going to miss this one. I love my sisters! Since they were only going to be here for a couple of days, they wanted to see some of Idaho and what better way than to visit some sales. The first one we went to was The Red Dresser Sale. I purchased this candlabra. I just love it and knew it would be a perfect birthday present for my best friend who also shares my birthday. I think it would look great with some floral or greenery in the bottom.

This is a sweet baby blue coverlet that my sister Bunny bought for me at the Red Dresser Sale.

After that, we headed to a store I saw advertised on Craigslist. Again, we weren't disappointed. My sister Dena bought a vintage Tea set for her granddaughter Macie who collects tea cups and Daria bought a porcelain shoe for her mom. Bunny picked up a couple of cobalt pieces to add to her collection. I bought the triple photo picture frame and green rose dish. The pedestal dish I picked up at a thrift store. We had such a wonderful day of shopping and visiting well into the night! Easter sunday we all had dinner at my brother-in-law & sister-in-law's house. Cindy's mom cooked a ham, potatoe salad and all the trimmings. YUM!!! Then we had birthday cake and ice cream for moi. It was a fantastic weekend but over way too soon as my sisters and niece left on monday to get back for work.

These are treasures I found at an estate sale my son & I went to yesterday. The buttons are of roses and the vintage bottle says "Hair Tonic" on it, the label is fading and missing in a couple of spots. Also, I picked up the four silver items which are rug braiding I just have to find the instructions on Rug Braiding I have had for a few years now!

Close up of the bottle that will look great on the new vanity or maybe the shelf in my bathroom?
Until next time...
~Toni ~


  1. What a fun weekend and birthday!

  2. Belated.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES...TONI !!!

    I am adding you to my bloglist of friends:) and Welcome to blogland!!! I love your finds and from one chocolate gal to piece a have more will power than ME!!!
    They Know me at my favorite candy store...which I haven't been to in awhile...humm...
    Thanks for visiting me and I'll be visiting you weekly...or more.
    Glad you had a great birhtday! Sometimes my birthday is on Easter and that makes it extra special...
    Happy Monday!!!
    ~Deb :)

  3. Hi Toni , Thanks for stopping by my blog. I listed the Amy Butler apron that you inquired about in my Etsy store. I have so many aprons I want to sew before now and the Farm Chicks show. Its in Spokane Washington , are you near there? Your blos is so sweet , I'm on my way to add you to my blogroll. Sue

  4. Hi Toni,

    Just happened on your blog and I really enjoyed it! I will be back!

  5. nice to meet you....all these new people today! It's so great!

    Stop on by anytime you can :)

  6. Hi Toni,
    I just came across your blog via another blog and I'm so glad I did. All your treasures are just beautiful. I hope you don't mind if I follow your blog.
    Have a wonderful day

  7. nice to meet really enjoy having fun
    doing what you like best and that is so nice.
    you really had a wonderful birthday with your
    sisters and neice. happy birthday and god bless
    celeste in az


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~