Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thrifted Treasures

Now that Father's Day has passed, it's safe to show you Sweet Mans gift- O.K. so there really wasn't much of a chance that he might actually read my blog and discover his surprise! Any hoo, i found these yummy antique decanters at a garage sale -$20 for all of them! I know! So happy!

I was lucky to find another piece of my mothers childhood china. It's a Homer Laughan pattern with the sweetest little blue birds on it.

And these lumpy meshy food covers

I fell in love with these two wrought iron Airedales. They weigh a ton! Perfect door stops, and better behaved than the Airedale we had when we were first married-much better!

Well, Ms. A and i have loaded up the car and are getting ready for our road trip to Iowa. She is competing in a National Forensics Tournament this weekend. My friend Joyce and her daughter (who is also competing) are riding with us, and she has it on good word that Iowa is a great state for antiquing! We just may have to leave our suitcases by the side of the road to make room for our finds. Sometimes a girl has to do, what a girl has to do!

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day!

My Dad and i 1968

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tea Time

Tea anyone? While out treasure hunting today, i found this sweet collection of tea strainers.

Two of them had tags from the Chicago Worlds Fair Hall of Science." 1833-1933 A Century of Progress". Maybe they are souvenirs from 1933?

Ms. B thought this one would be perfect for the fairy garden-i think she's right.

This copper colored one is made in England and has a light bulb pull for its chain.

At .50¢a piece, i couldn't go home without them. Can you blame me?

I took home a pretty good haul today. Even found sweet man a fathers day present- but i can't show you yet, on the rare chance that he reads my blog!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Ta Da!
All the elements cooperated and i was able to finish spray painting the outdoor furniture. I was also successful at pinkafying the lawn, my feet, the dogs tail and many curious insects. So sorry! I love how it turned out and the pop of color it gives to this part of the yard. I still have a can left over...hmmm, that old watering can could use a makeover, nothing is safe now!

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Go spray paint something!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oh Deer!

We awoke this morning to Rylee and Max whining at the front window. What was it? A chipmunk? A bird? A squirrel?


Just this beautiful deer making a breakfast of our hostas.


Can we keep her? Pleeease!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Sneak Pink Peek

It started with a few pieces of boring mis-matched furniture...

and a can (or six) of 'Berry Pink' spray paint, and patiently waited for a day that wasn't too wet, rainy, windy, humid or sunny...

and began outdoor furniture make-over! Now i have to wait for another day that's not too wet, rainy, windy, humid or sunny to finish the other pieces! This may take a while. And a lot of spray paint. Some where in the heavens there is a small berry pink hole in the ozone ( right next to the one i created with hair spray in the 80's) with my name on it. I'm SO sorry ozone layer! I love you, i really do, but i love this pink furniture , too ♡

I'll post the pictures when it is all finished. Here is a little up-date on the old bunt pan i picked up at an estate sale a few weeks back- i drilled a few drainage holes in the bottom and made a planter out of it. Lovely! However, it leaves a rust stain on the deck. Not so lovely. Thus the plastic plate underneath. Eh, still think it's cute : )

Hope you 're having a great Thursday! And welcome to three new followers! Woo-hoo! Thanks for visiting my nest!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Charmed, I'm Sure

I'm a sucker for charm bracelets. I have several that were my mom's and her Aunts. Some were found and some collected. I have a couple that i collected as a kid. Raggedy Ann, Ziggy, Snoopy are just a few of my little girl 70's favorites.

I thought this group of vintage earrings would make a darling charm bracelet...so...

i started by clipping off the backings from the earrings and bending the remaining wire into a loop.

Then i added a jump ring and attached it to a bracelet.

Ta da! A cute flowery charm bracelet (modeled by the 'charming' Ms. A)

How is your Wednesday?