Friday, December 31, 2010

Thrifting In The New Year!

I was surprised to find several of my favorite Thrift Shops open today, as it is New Year's Eve and they usually are closed - but they were open! First thrifty find is the cute pastel bunny toy - I have several others already so he will fit in just perfectly.

So pink and adorable - this vintage ceramic teddy bear is. He kind of reminds me of the Snuggle bear in the TV commercial :)

Next was a very wise buy, a darling vintage ceramic owl to add to the continually growing owl collection I now have...

And I found another Tiki mug - ooooh, I just love finding Tiki items!!!

Found 2 cute little ceramic birds that followed me home also....

I jumped for joy when I saw the pair of vintage chalkware fish - they will go well with the mermaid collection I have.

One lonely little rooster salt & pepper shaker hitched a ride in my shopping cart too!

And I came across some great vintage Christmas decorations that came into the shop late, and they just put them out at half price!!! - I wish I could find a set of those Santa mugs with the pale green edging, they are so lovely.

I have taken down most of the holiday decorations already, and I had forgotten to take pix of them this year - I had one little area left to pack that had a few stragglers left - this is the top of a vintage Hoosier cabinet in my kitchen. I put the Pillsbury Doughboy ornament in the middle of the wreath just for fun :)

See you tomorrow with more thrifted finds!

Have a very Happy New Year, and I hope it is filled with loads of thrifty goodness!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Thrifted Goodies!

Yes, I know it is about time I started sharing pix again of all my thrifted/yard-sale goodies! :)

To start off, here is a beautiful red rose vintage tablecloth found at a flea market - it is gorgeous and in mint condition! It cost all of $2!
As always, just click on the pic to see a bigger view of it....

Two sweet little bluebird figurines I could not resist....(and cheep cheep too!)

Vintage aprons! These were 50 cents each - I especially love the one with the pink butterflies.

Here are all 4 of them - the white one with blue trim is hard to see, and so is the chocolate brown one with yellow trim.

A set of vintage owl wall decorations for 50 cents - hoot! hoot!

Beautiful old Japanese cup and saucer with rose pattern - 25 cents!

Vintage Crochet Design booklets! I do not know how to crochet, but they were so colorful I could not pass them up...

Love all the floral design ones, and especially the Big Top in Crochet - too cute!

Sorry this pic is lousy, but the yellow pottery vase is really very pretty!

And the last pic for today is a rather odd little vessel of some type - it has a dimensional rabbit head on the front of it - kind of hard to see in the pic. Strange little piece but it had to come home with me :)

Lots more to come, will see you tomorrow!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Feeding The Squirrel Family, and A Merry Christmas To All!

We have tons of birds and critters that visit daily. There is already about 4 inches of snow on the ground, and we are getting another 6-7 inches today. Yes, we will have a White Christmas!

I looked out the kitchen window and noticed many of the squirrels digging around in the snow trying to find something to eat. So of course I grabbed a couple of packages of buns I had bought to put out for the birds, and shared with the squirrels. I put out 2 packages and this is all that was left after about 10 minutes.

I had to take some pix to share with you, they were so happy to be munching away in the middle of the snowstorm. Be sure to click on the pix to get a bigger view of all this squirrely cuteness! :)

And I would like to wish a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday Season to all!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Feasting

When the Halloween pumpkins are gone,
And the leaves have all fallen to ground,
When the air has turned windy and cold,
Then Thanksgiving will soon be around.

Thoughts of loved ones all feasting together,
Pleasant pictures from past times appear
To dwell in each heart and each mind--
Then Thanksgiving is finally here!

The kitchen has scrumptious aromas,
The dining room looks oh, so fine,
Decorations with pilgrims and turkeys,
And now we are ready to dine!

First the napkins are placed on our laps;
Now the prayer for the meal to be blessed,
Then we stuff the good food in our tummies,
And we hope for it all to digest!

Poem By Joanna Fuchs,
found at this lovely website


Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Garden - Update

Look at how much the plants have grown!! It has been so hot and humid here the plants are growing like crazy. Here are a few pix I took a couple weeks ago - they are even bigger now!

This picture (below) is the second garden in the back. I put in some extra tomatoes, squash and a few cauliflowers.

Here are some tubs of herbs I planted, they are doing great. I love fresh herbs to use in my cooking!


Saturday, June 05, 2010

Planting The Garden

I've been busy this week! Started planting the vegetables and herbs - can't wait to start eating fresh goodies from my own garden!

The first 2 pics show all the tomatoes I have planted - lots of different varieties and heirlooms, and extra cherry tomato plants - they are my favorite!

The picture below shows some of the cucumber plants I just put in. I hope they do better this time - last year some kind of bug attacked the vines and killed them. I do not use pesticides on any of my plants, so don't want to go that route.

I use large buckets to plant many of the herbs in. I like to be able to move them over to the patio when I want, so I can smell the heavenly fragrance from them!

More to come, and lots of thrifted goodies to show you too!