November 30, 2014


Welcome to my home!

I finally got it decorated for the holidays.


 This is the Mayowood Mansion in Rochester, MN.  

My family and I enjoy taking tours of older homes, especially at this time of year when they are looking so festive.  

 I was not allowed to take any indoor photos today, but the home is beautiful and rich in history.

November 20, 2014

Trips to the Thrift

My most recent thrift store finds are scattered throughout the house.  Some are still in bags.  Some are sitting at the sink patiently awaiting a good scrub.  Others are in line for their photo session.  Ugh!  I have fallen behind.  Here is a sampling:

 This angel has a ceramic head and paper/lace body.  

Super tiny mug.

 I found many sets of spoons...all with pretty, elegant patterns.  However, no forks or knives in matching patterns to be found.

A pair of cute angel candle holders.

Alliance China Company ~ Regal ~ Platter


I found all sorts of mirrored vanity trays!

More candle holders

Christmas tablecloth

More Pyrex

A whole set of dinner plates ~ Teahouse Rose

And, of course, I copied everyone this year and made myself a globe.  No deer though.  I am mad at them :)

Hope you are having a great day!  It is sunny and cold here.

November 6, 2014

Ladies Room

Now that's a bathroom!!

My sister brought these photos to my attention.  The bathroom is located in a home that is FOR SALE in a small town in Minnesota.

It could be YOURS :)

November 5, 2014


Strolling the aisles at the thrift store.......

October 27, 2014

Grand Opening

A small, quaint thrift store in my area is closing its doors soon while, just a few blocks away, a brand new Goodwill store is having a Grand Opening Sale.  The Goodwill store opened despite quite a bit of neighborhood grumbling.  I'm not sure if the neighborhood had a problem with the concept of a thrift store moving-in or a problem with the traffic it would create, or both!  Anyway, I was delighted to visit this new store over the weekend. 

Other news....I inherited an Iphone 4S from my daughter recently and now I am ADDICTED to Instagram.  Help!  Who will be my sponsor?  My intention was to use the phone/Instagram as a means for selling my vintage treasures, but I find myself spending way too much time gazing at all the photos of other people's vintage treasures.  I even had the audacity to make a purchase!   Thank goodness Facebook and Twitter do not excite me, otherwise, I would never get anything done around here!

Happy Monday.

October 4, 2014

Last Week

My daughter went out to run errands last weekend, spotted an estate sale sign and gave me a ring!  To be truthful, I was very unenthusiastic about attending because it was the last day of the sale and I was positive there would be nothing left for me.  I don't even attend the first day of sales much anymore because of the unbelievably high prices.

Child's Wooden Milk Crate and a Pink Ford Car

Lovely hat, clip earrings and a Norwegian date book from 1950

Kitchen towels


Norwegian Runner/Wall Hanging

The sale was held in a small townhome.  I didn't stay too long because of the  super hot and stuffy conditions, but I'm so glad my daughter convinced me to go.  There were so many lovely vintage treasures to be found at "last day" prices!

Thanks for visiting!

September 14, 2014

A Great Piece

Finding nice pieces of furniture to place in my booth has been a big challenge for me over the years.  My space is short and narrow and includes just one wall.  

Last week I found this bookcase at the thrift store. It is certainly banged-up, but I like the style and details and the dimensions are just perfect for my space.  I do not have a lot of experience in the re-furbishing department, but am going to do my best and freshen it up with some paint.

My snapdragons and petunias are hanging-on, despite the cold snap, and today I bought a few asters, mums and bulbs.  I got angry at the deer and rabbits (and the neighbor's dog) this year for eating everything, yet I must carry on :)

Have a great week.

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