Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sister's n Things 2nd Annual Sale

Only a few more days. . . . . . . . . . .
Sister's n Things Second Annual Sale Event
in the Vintage Gardens
Fri. 7/31 4pm - 9pm
Sat. 8/1 9am - 3pm
2131 Locust Way (corner of Estates & Locust)
Fruitland, Idaho
Look for Lime Green Signs
Event is hosted by: Sister's n Things, The Tattered Cottage, Bummer & Me Antiques, Tabletop Antiques, Tea Room & Antiques, Primitive Junque by Arlene and ANTWIQUES
After shopping visit with friends & enjoy a glass of Lemonade / Iced Tea - You can also enjoy a Taco Salad for $4.00
Enter to win a $50 Sister's n Things Gift Certificate
New this year will be a Floral Design Class on Fri & Sat
Flowers / Materials will be provided - Fee is $50 per class
Class will accommodate only eight persons - so enroll early!
Don't Miss This Event.......
Until Later,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Friday

To all my blogger buddies in blogland, I hope you have a wonderful Friday!
I have been away for awhile and miss you all so much!
I think I'm starting to have blog withdrawls! LOL
I have been busy on projects (more on that later)
I will have some pics soon
Until then have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ladies - You Don't Want to Miss This One

I absolutely HEART giveaways! And this one hosted by Cheri at It's So Very Cheri is one that you don't want to miss. Cheri has given you many ways to enter your name multiple times!! Everyday you can enter and on Friday she will pick the winner! Just look at the adorable gifts you can win. . . . . .

This adorable garden shed sign (that would look absolutely adorable on my shabby metal gate!!)

This sweet little Robin's nest, handcrafted by Cheri herself. I think it is soooooooo cute and would love to win this also. . . . . .wouldn't you??

Last but certainly not least is . . . . . . this beautiful black and white waist apron handmade by Cheri. I think I would actually love to cook if I could wear an apron as lovely as this one.

Now you have seen the BEAUTIFUL gifts you could win so. . . head on over to It's So Very Cheri, the rules are simple, it's easy to enter and you can enter more than once!!!
Until Later,

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fabulous Finds - Happy Dance

I'm joining Rhoda for her weekly "Today's Thrifty Treasures" at Southern Hopsitality.
Stop by and see what fabulous treasures everyone has found this weekend.

So far this weekend I was not very lucky with garage sales. They usually start on Thursday around here. I had only bought the two items from my earlier post at a thrift store. Today I decided to try a couple of yard sales listed on Craigslist. I was pretty sure by the address of one, that I had been there before. I was so excited to see it was the one I had thought it was. I remember getting some of my favorite pieces at this sale and since the other two were busts, I was hopping to score some fab finds. A lot of vintage dressers, chairs, some dishware and an antique sofa. I was starting to lose hope when I spotted a piece, a rusty metal cake stand. It has a wonderful lace trim and just the right amount of rust for me!! WOO HOO! I asked the daughter of the gal if she had anymore pieces like this one and she said YES, she would grab it. Out of the house she comes with another cake stand! I asked the price, counter offered and she took my offer!! I have to tell you, I got a great deal on them! (Can you tell they are my favorite) Yes I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!! I have the perfect delicately etched plates to go on top!
I see a garden tablescape with these :) and possibly a cloche with one :)

Here is a close up of the rusty patina and lacey border. YEAH!!

I also picked up a pair of small black shutters and a vintage towel drying rack. The rack was only .50 cents.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Now I'm off to go strip (with my new heat gun) and paint a few pieces!

Until Later,


Friday, July 10, 2009

I Loved Them Then & Now...

Don'tcha just love when things come around in style again. I do! I only wish I had the knowledge then, when I actually possessed the item, that I have now! We all now that what we possess now, what's popular, lusted after, collected, will again in time have the same desire for us or someone new. When I had my first little house at 16 1/2 years old (yes, you read that right! LOL) and yes I did continue to go to school with my classmates and graduate while working two part time jobs. I had, what I thought, was an adorably decorated home. It was the 70's, and the colors were drab, avocado, orange, brown, yellow.........YUCK!! But, I always reached outside of the normal box when it came to color! :) Even then I hunted at flea markets, yard sales and discount stores to decorate with. One of my favorite pieces in my kitchen was a wooden fork and spoon pair that I think Home Interior sold. I could never afford it, but a friend's mom was throwing out a perfectly good pair!!! My friend was shocked when I asked for them. She thought they were ugly and couldn't understand why I would want them. But, I knew they were perfect for my kitchen. I hung onto them for a couple more moves and like everyone else sold, donated or gave them away.

Well, yesterday I went to Savers, a local thrift store, and found a metal fork and spoon!! YEAH!! I know you all have seen them out there in blogland, well I'm now a proud owner!! And I know exactly where they are going to go :)

While there I also picked up this cute little frenchy sign. Love it!!

Until Later,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My son the Hero

This might be a little squeamish for some of you so I apologize right up front before I tell you my story. This isn't a hero story you often hear of someone rescuing people from a burning building, it's about how my son was a hero for me. It was Friday afternoon and I was watching a movie on t.v. Something I rarely do, if I watch t.v. it's HGTV that I have on. During a commercial break I decided to get a glass of tea. When entering the dining room just off the kitchen I noticed the screen on the sliding door was open about 6 inches and baby kitten was inside playing with Bear under my table. Since I'm trying to teach him to be an outside kitty, I picked him up and walked down the two steps to my patio. This is where it might start to get a little squeamish, I was knelt down talking to the kitty, assuring him that he will love being outside, when out of the corner of my eye (now remember, I have stepped down two steps, and I'm kneeling) I SEE it. Stretched out, long, silently laying there. A SNAKE!!! I should tell you about now that I am DEATHLY afraid of snakes!!! I still don't know how I did it, but in one swift move I jumped straight up, clearing both steps and backwards!!! through the open sliding door! Screaming, I ran to my son Tyler's room, poor kid couldn't understand a word that I was saying and was I'm sure, at that point, wondering if his mother had lost her mind!! I did manage to get the word snake out and kill it!

Being a wonderful son who could see his mother was a little stressed, he said he would take care of it. At this time, I am on top of my dining room table, no joke, dancing around, and he is on our patio with a shovel and that darned snake is striking at him. He's thinking that he will just shoo it off and I'm crying and screaming for him to kill it. (To everyone who loves animals, I'm sorry) but my fear of the slithery is so deep that I have to know it's dead before I will get off the table or ever venture into my backyard again. After Ty takes care of the snake and is disposing of it, off our property, I'm now thinking that it probably had a buddy who is now in my house!! Again, being the good son that he is, he humors me and searches the whole house, looking under anything a snake could get under! Once he sees that I am calming down, he said, "mom, you do know that snakes don't travel in packs and that was the only snake and he's gone" I agreed and very cautiously, searching the floor to make sure it was safe, got down from my table.

My son Tyler, was my hero and saved his momma from living on top of the dining room table :)

Until Later,

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July !

Wishing all of you a safe and Happy 4th of July !!

Until Later,