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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Did someone say SALE????

YES, someone said SALE!!! Uncovered Ruby said SALE.

And they said it for this Saturday from 10:30 to 4:00.

Many of the vendors will be having things ON SALE! for
the Memorial Day Holiday.

Things will be marked down from 10 to 30%. All you have
to do is come in and see what's going on.

The vendors will have signs to let you know how much
of a discount you can get. I can tell you my space will be
at 10% off. It's a good day to shop.....hope you can make it!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Wonders of Blogging

Once upon a time I lived in Mobile, Alabama (from age
11 to 23). I saw this tin on the blog 52Flea and left a
comment. If you have not seen Laura's blog you are
missing a treasure. Laura sent me the tin!!!!!

But, she didn't stop there. She filled the tin with goodies.

She had no way of knowing that I have bunnies in my yard
(mostly) and home. (some of the ones in the yard are real,
wild critters). It just makes me smile to look at this face!

Then a lovely bar of French Milled soap......with my initial.
So very thoughtful.

Next was a sweet little flower frog to add to my collection.

And then the cutest little birdies in the world! Again, there
was no way for her to know that I also collect ceramic
She really hit the nail on the head with all my wonderful
goodies. Thank you Laura, so very much.
This is one of the wonders of blogging. I have thought at
times that I might just stop with the blog. You know,
you feel sometimes that no one reads your posts and your
blog isn't as cool as some others, so why bother. But then
I realize that the most important thing about blogging is the
people out there in blogland. Laura really brought that home to
me by sending me these little things "just because". I felt so
included in that big bad world out there...someone I would not
know if she walked in my door, whose voice I've never heard,
is kind enough to send me a tin full of joy.
Laura's blog is an enchanting blog.
Her photography is so beautiful and how she expresses herself
is heartwarming.
Blogging has opened new doors for me in ways I did not expect.
It is it's own world and I am so happy to be a part of it. Whether
or not anyone reads this just doesn't matter, because I have the
fun of putting up pictures and "chatting" about life, expressing
myself, leaving comments and enjoying reading other blogs.
I am grateful to Laura for helping me see this revelation and for
sharing a part of her with me. Thank you Laura!!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Treasures from Between Us Girls Sale

Here are some of my finds at the Junk Between Us Girls
sale in Redmond, OR. Being a lover of red, I had to have
the framed chicken wire.

The cute little case has 3 drawers and I just love me some
drawers so I had to have it.

On the cute little shelf are 3 of Julie's soaps
If you have never had her soap you must get some next
chance you have. They are wonderful!! Also,there is
the tiniest little oil painting in a sweet old frame.

Couldn't resist this little metal basket with the metal flowers

Precious little floral picture. I think there is a garden
theme going on here that I wasn't aware of before.

More gardenish things and a simple rack that will come
in handy for something. The white wire thing works
like an easel and stands up. And a little watering can.

Cutest little bird in the world. He isn't old but he has such
a great attitude I figured he would enjoy coming home with

At a thrift store I found 5 old suitcases and they all came
home full. Plus bags of other things I found at other places.
It was a good junking week. Now I have a real need to get
organized. Yes...the O word. Having only one day between our
Vintage Gathering flea market and leaving on vacation and
then hauling home more stuff......OH MY!
So, until next time, I'll be getting organized :>)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Vacation

My husband and I spent the last week in central Oregon.
Many people see Oregon as plush and green and hilly.
Central Oregon is a high dessert. Our weather would be 31
overnight and 70+ during the day. I found some great things
at thrift stores in the area and then I saw the flier for "Junk

Between Us Girls" My luck was super because the sale was
the weekend I was there!!!!
It was set up at the home of a fellow junker that
I have "followed" for years in the Redmond, OR.
area. Lisa had a space in an antique mall that I just
loved and then she moved into her own garage, so I
had visited there, too.

So, I get out of my car and the first booth I see is our
very own local, Julie, of Kindred Roses!! How great is that??

This was a super fun sale. I was limited on what I could
buy because my car was already full of other "stuff".

This is Lisa's garage made over into The Back Porch. It
is very cute!!

Peggy is the other half of JBUGs and this bed was in her

More fun things.

And more....... I did manage to get enough that I had to
make two trips to my car. It was so great to see Julie
and she will be at Farm Chicks and Barn House. WOW!
So, for me it was a perfect vacation. My husband golfed
and I junked and the weather was beautiful! And my sweetie
and I had fun together, too. (well, when I just read that last
sentence it sounded like husband and sweetie were two
different people...they are the same..)
I have more to tell you about but that will be soon,

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Vintage Success!!

This is part of my space at A Vintage Gathering yesterday.
Our Flea Market was a huge just gets better
every time. For details please see
or see my sidebar for A Vintage Gathering.
Thank you all so much for stopping and enjoying our
Market. It was sooooo much fun!!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Take a peak at tomorrows Vintage Gathering

For details on what this is all about please go to

This is BirdSong and Faded Rosie getting set up.
Here is Lisa from Uncovered Ruby chatting with Charlene of
Christmas Coop.

Most of this is for Michelle's My Shabby Passion.
Today was supposed to be a nice weather day. Please see
our blog for more details. We will be there Saturday come
rain or come shine....Hope to see you there,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Peek in my Garage

Please excuse the mess. I am getting ready for A
Vintage Gathering Flea Market on Saturday. This
is inside my garage where I am getting things
lined up.

It is our Spring Sale May 8th from 8AM to 4PM.

What would you keep inside this?

It is ready to fill and will be waiting for you at
the Flea Market.

Andy's Attic will have a wide variety of things for sale.
Small furniture, flowers, vintage kitchen, buttons and other
sewing items, pictures, pillows,linens, old rusty garden tools,
baskets, canisters, cigar boxes, etc., etc.
For more details please see


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Beautiful Mother

This beautiful lady is my mother. She was
born May 9, 1909 and would have been 101
on Mother's Day this year. This picture was
when she was a senior in high school.
I have two brothers who are in their 70s...
I came along when mother was almost 40.
She died when I was almost 40. Since then
I have learned that there were many, many
things I should have asked her. There are
many times I wish I could just see if she had
the same feelings about getting older. I miss
her in ways I never expected I would. And
of course I still love her. Happy
Birthday and Happy Mother's Day, Mom.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Keep guessing

Well, here she is again. The same person
from the last post...just a little older. Can
you guess who she is??

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Who do you think this is?

One week from today, May 9th, this
young lady would have turned 101.
Can you guess who she is?



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