July 10, 2014

A Little Help

This little guy is helping me in the yard.  
While I tackle the weeds, he feasts on the bugs!

July 8, 2014

Traders Market Antique Show and Flea Market

On the 4th of July, I spent a few hours out at the Traders Market Antique Show and Flea Market.  I arrived later than I had planned and ended-up practically sprinting from booth to booth so that I could see everything before closing time!

I bought this cute wicker chair, a vintage kitchen towel and tablecloth, a Florida mug and a vintage metal file holder for organizing bills, mail, etc....

The show is always fun to attend!

July 6, 2014

Last Week

Last week I stopped at a few neighborhood garage sales and made my usual thrift store rounds. Here is what I found.

Royal Doulton Balloon Vendor Towels

 Vintage Austrian Souvenir Tablecloth

Cunningham and Pickett Pink and Gold Plates

Wedding/Anniversary Cups. For punch?  If so, I wish I had the coordinating bowl.

Two tennis set plates.  No cups, but I collect these, so I bought them.

Pretty in pink phone for a quarter!  I am probably one of the last remaining people still using a landline at home.

Floral Kitchen Towel

Lady Victoria glasses that match the cordials I found a few weeks ago.

Tiered Serving Plates

Not sure about the use for this jar, but it was cheap and plastered with pink roses!

And, last, but not least, a sweater clip for 50 cents.  A nice addition to my collection.

Hope you are having a great summer!

July 5, 2014

The Lady

Once upon a time there was a lady who struggled with knitting.  She loved to "create," but knitting caused her fingers and back to ache.  Her knitting was tight, so the garments she knitted did not fit properly.  She didn't understand how to correct her mistakes.  She eventually gave it up!  She carefully packed her knitting needles away and placed them in the back of a closet.  

Then, one rainy Saturday afternoon, the lady logged on to "YouTube" and typed the word "crochet."  (She was inspired by Carol at Old Glory Cottage.)  The lady watched several fun and informative videos and learned the basic crochet stitches.  During the next few days she made A LOT of coasters/hot pads.  She experimented with different edgings.  She crocheted three winter scarves.  She made plans to crochet a blanket for her bed and is currently working on a v-stitch scarf.  She is able to correct her mistakes.  The lady is happy!  

The End

June 23, 2014

Who is Behind the Door?

image http://boardgamegeek.com

When my daughter was younger, we used to spend hours playing my old 1970's edition of the "Mystery Date" game.  We played the game so often, in fact, that we broke the hinges right off the mystery door and, I guess, we threw it out. 

However, the fun didn't stop!  She was given her own "Mystery Date" game; the 2005 edition, and we have saved it.

I noticed this 2011 edition at the thrift store recently. It is actually a reproduction of the original 1965 version so, of course, it had to come home with me!!  

Think there is any chance that my daughter will want to play? 

June 21, 2014

The Church Sale

The church sale I attended last week was a dud.  
Here is what I brought home.

That's it.  Well, I did find a cute nightstand also, but I whisked that off to my booth before snapping a photo.  Little tables/stands are great for display and re-sale.

The thrift store was a bit kinder to me than the church sale.

Kitchen Towel

 Embroidered Pillowcases

Two lovely tablecloths

Two pieces of Pyrex

Yes, another plate.

Set of cordials from France

A small stand

And, lastly, some Nancy Drew mysteries!

Well, I played some tennis this morning....can't remember the last time I played!  Needless to say, I am sore and quite out-of-shape. I hear the couch calling my name :)

Have a great weekend!

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