Saturday, November 6, 2010

Such a Great Saturday!

Today was so much fun. Marty from A Stroll Thru Life...and I met up with Liz from Rose Vignettes. We met for lunch and of course, some shopping. Oh, did we have fun. We went to a discount Fabric store, a Shabby chic store and several resale shops. You can imagine how much financial trouble us three could get into, but actually, we all behaved pretty well. Although we all did buy something!

First I just thought I would show some pics around my home. I love these candle holders. I know Tale of an OC cottage has them also, but hers are now white.....I left mine brown. I have never seen any others since I found these. If I ever do, I am buying some for gifts....

My beautiful roses have opened up some more. They are so beautiful..

This is one of my purchases. It is the front of a lock box from a post office. Most of you don't know that I worked in Wisconsin for the PO as a civilian clerk. One of the hardest and most stressful jobs I have ever had. But I did it! and when I saw this and it was affordable...I had to have it. Putting the mail in the lockboxes was one of my daily jobs.

I have to show you this fabulous find. It was in one of the resale shops. Have you ever seen anything like this? Now my mom and grandma always collected the green stamps....but neither had a holder. It is metal, I am sure probably from the 50's. I told Liz that one of us had to have it...she said I had a bigger heart attachment to that was it. I bought it. Now I need to find a book and some stamps to put in it. Don't you think it is cute????

I went to Walmart this evening and they had that Fall tray that many of you have picked up for $7.00. I refrained when it was 9.00, but 7.00, no way I was leaving without one again. It matches the chargers I bought there last year.

Oh, don't you just love a fun day with girlfriends. I tell you, I just love Marty and Liz and 3 years ago we never knew each other existed. If you get the chance to meet up some blog friends definately do is wonderful memories being made the whole time!!


Sandra said...

Hi Ceekay. What a fun time you all had. I'm so glad for you. I love the little stamp holder. I remember when my mom and my grandmother used to collect those stamps and trade them in for merchandise. Sigh, wonderful memories. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday:)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your sweet finds and I can tell that all of them are touching your heart! Love the little stamp box. I remember my mom collecting S&H green stamps and getting all sorts of neat things! Now...I would love to see pictures of you gals shopping!!

Happy Sunday!


Linda said...

What a great girlfriends day, Ceekay. You found some cool treasures, I love the little holder for the trading stamps and books...we use to collect the S&H and Blue Chip stamps...what fun memories of the good old day they bring back.
Love your cozy H O M E candles...hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Sounds like you girls had a great day!
Yep, I remember both the post office boxes and green stamps. ;-)
~ Sarah

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

So happy you gals had so much fun!!! I LOVE the stamp holder. We never had those, "I" was the official stamp poster. "Have sponge will travel"... I did it for my Mom and my Grandmothers... OH, I posted MANY stamp books in my days. I NEVER saw one of those wonderful shelves though. I bet originally it was bought with "GREEN STAMPS"! I would have grabbed that too, hehe...
Hugs to you, Donna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love all of your treasures, I had the best time. You and Liz are so much fun and the shopping was fabulous. I think I should have bought that riding hat. Oh well, I can always go back and see if it is still there. Great lunch too. Hope we can all do it again soon. Hugs, Marty

Cyn said...

LOVe the green stamps holder! My grandma had one but it was plastic. Oh the hours I spent putting those stamps into books. My mom collected Gold stamps?? I remember they were not green. anyhow Lovely finds. Please tell me where this discount fabric shop is??? My friend and I are looking for discounted fabrics all the time.

The French Bear said...

Wonderful, I can only imagine how much fun that would be to meet up with other bloggers!!! I tried once but the woman ignored me......
You gals had lots of fun and such great finds!!! Those candle votive holders are so sweet!!
You must have sore sides from laughing!!!
Margaret B

Cherrie said...

Your flowers are so beautiful!

Susan said...

Ceekay! I am so glad you enjoyed your day!! I love all your pretty treasures!!!

Marydon said...

What a lovely day you had with the girls, C. It is always fun to be with your friends & just 'shop' & 'hang out'.

I had not seen one of these stamps holders before ... cool!

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH what fun!
I never knew you were a mail lady!
I bet that was a stressful job.
Love all your goodies!

LDH said...

Sounds like such a great time with dear friends!

I remember green stamps in grade school. The little box is just adorable.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very cute finds!! Love them all.

Liz said...

Dang! I should snapped that up! :P

Just teasing! It is sooooo perfect with all your kitchen antiques. I'm glad you didn't let get away. :)


Myrna said...

HI Ceekay~
Just to clarify~The Christmas mantle was in the sitting room and the fall mantle is in the family room. We are blessed with TWO fireplaces!!
Thanks for you sweet comments!

Karen said...

You DID have a good time! I am so glad. I knew I'd be jealous of the shopping you girls would get to do . . . and YUP!
We collected Blue Chip stamps and Green stamps but we didn't have a box for them. I don't really remember where we put them as we saved them, I just remember putting them in the books and then getting to go SHOPPING with them after we had enough. That was so fun for us! Great memories.
YAY! Hugs.

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