Wednesday, January 29, 2014


My hubby is not really overly observant over my decorating.....(putting it sweetly)

So, you can imagine my surprise when the other day he says, "I don't know why, but I love that in your glass thing."

OK!  that is really close to a decorating compliment.

This was a gift years ago....when I was in the cutesy country faze and had a LOT of blue.  Now I have hardly any blue.  But this Fenton vase was a keeper.  It is retired now.  It really is quite beautiful and only one of two Fenton pieces I own.  Not that I wouldn't like more, but, hmmm.....kinda pricey!!

My little snowmen are soon to go into I wanted to share.  I should get out the Valentine's....I really SHOULD!

Monday, January 27, 2014


What can I talk about today?  The weather here is fabulous.  I feel good, thank you Jesus!  We did a little yard work over the weekend.  I didn't take pics yet of my estate sale finds.  I changed our bed today...washed the know.... Hmmmm, uh, I think I am boring!

Well, I picked up this little faux boxwood wreath for my patio at Garden Ridge a couple of weeks ago.  70 percent off Christmas....but hey, it doesn't look Christmas to me! 

I called my son and said "I haven't heard from you." 
He said, "Mom, when I call, you tell me the same things."
Me:  "Sorry,  that is as exciting as it gets here!"
My husband:  "What, you want the Rockettes here?"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

So this is What I Bought!

When I go to a store, my hubby usually takes me.  He is real good about it....but you know how it don't really need this or that.....

Well, yesterday when Candy and I went shopping I asked if we could just stop at HL.  I knew what I wanted and  I wasn't going to be talked out of it!  Good thing we went when we did.  It was the last one!

I found  the crochet collar at an estate sale quite a while back.

I put on my old 1928 jewelry....see the evelope  has a stamp from the 80's when I bought it.

I think even the base is cute!   I am so tickled....I knew she would look cute in there!!

Then at Garden Ridge....I did really good and only bought one absolutely necessary item!

Do you see it??

My new little gnome.  Squeal, squeal!! (I think I must need help!)

Yes, that is my Geraniums....they are really pretty right now....(sorry snow is in the high 70s and I for one, am LOVING it!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

When Girlfriends get Together they.....

A.  Go Shopping
B.  Eat Lunch
C.  Talk and Talk
D.  All of the Above

My friend Candy and I got together today.  She came out to Mesa and left it up to me to figure out what to do.  I hit a homerun....or maybe I should say a touchdown!!

We went to Garden Ridge.  Mesa has the only one in far!  She loved it!  We looked at almost everything.

Then we went into HL for me to pick something up.  I will show you that later.

Followed all that by lunch at a new place I discovered.  It is called Inside the Bungalow.  It was adorable and the food was beyond delicious.  We had soup and sandwiches.

Here are some pictures!

Old coffee grinder.

The one side with painted cement walls.

 I tried so hard to get is the bottom half of the wall in the ladies restroom....pattern pieces.

One of the inside dining rooms.  We ate outside though.

This is one of the outdoor tables.

Candy loved this tree.  I am not sure what it is, but these were the flowers.

My friend Candy.

Another old coffee grinder.

What a wonderful day.....including a call from my CA125 went down another 1500 points!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This Ole Girl had Fun Estate Sale-ing Today!

My finds!

 Another rolling pin!  the top one in the above picture....

 We ordered a few more add ons to the rack, so I am done NOW!

This old metal tray was 50 cents....
Oh, I hear you Red girls already!

This old beater.......

 These cookie cutters were 25 cents for both.  I believe they are hand made.

If you can make it out, they are hand soldered.....

Ok, this made me totally squeal.  I have been looking for one of these but never could find one.  They are very similar to the one my grandma used.  They were $5.00 a  piece......which is more than I usually spend on an item....but I HAD to get them!

Look at the sweet clasp!

My hubby gave me these for Christmas and I don't think I showed them...My favorite candy  M&Ms.  These have Snowmen, Trees, I Love You, and Always.  And yes they are gone.  I wanted to hide them for me, but he said, "No, that is why I bought them, so people could see and eat them!".....OK!

It was a Fun day!  Our neighbor went with us, and she had never gone before.  She is now totally hooked!!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I found some cute things!!

Our community was having a garage sale.  My friend Carol and I went around in the golf cart!! and found just a couple of treasures.  I saw some walking away too....but that is the way it goes sometimes!

Then hubby and I went to Walmart and looky what I found!!

Too cute!  Perfect for my fairy garden....

And did anyone else see these chargers at Michael's?  I just broke down and bought them.

Good least I think so!

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