Friday, February 25, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Isn't she cute? I can see this on a desk to hold hard candies, extra pens or pencils, or perhaps in a bath with flowers spilling out of the top. Many uses beyond the once tiny coffee pot.
It seems like not that long ago (well, maybe 40 years or so) we met a couple that we thought were "old".
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
DebbieDoos blabbing and blogging. I hope I did this right... they have a newbie party, (probably on Monday and not Tuesday...)
She has some tutorials for us newbies -- I feel like the queen of newbies right now... so, so green
Look on the right side = there is a button if you don't find her otherwise.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Mr and I hit the roads early, but then because it was so cold, for here, there were not many sales.
We did hit a jackpot at one around 9 Here are some of our treasures
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Every year the teachers have their students make a mission and every year there are sugar cube missions, missions from shoe boxes, missions that look like their makers were college graduates (perhaps they were), missions that blow your minds.
Anyway, you get the picture. Little A has a great sense of creativity and she sees possibilities where others see roadblocks. She has a goal, especially if it involves crafts... Well, I said I would be happy to let her paint her mission project as I had an overabundance of craft paint from a rock painting phase that I went through some time back. She arrived proudly carrying her project, mounted on a wooden base. Her daddy had helped her cut and glue the buildings together and it really looked like a little paint and she would be on her way.
A few hours later, a few paint spatter clean-ups later, a few burnt fingers on the hot glue gun later, and a whole lot of laughter, fun and time well-spent together, we arrived a whole lot closer to a finished project. Little A still has the dream of an arbor inside the courtyard, possible bells in the towers, and who knows what other creative do-dads that she will come up with.
It was so fun to work together, and I know my own children will say, "hey mom, we didn't get to do craft stuff like this when we were that age" -- to that I say - then I had to clean up and make dinner for 8 after using the kitchen table, counters and all that craft stuff out - (sorry, no frozen pizzas in the freezer then) -- then I did good to keep my sanity.
Go there now: http://allthingsvintage88.blogspot.com/
See if you win the tote bag (although it wants me!)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
We have had a few days of recovery from our show/sale in Alameda this last Sunday and it is time to get "crackin'" again.
I have a few pictures of the Alameda sale that I thought I would share.
A side view. Notice the happy shoppers... in the background.I can see that I need to stop taking "landscape" type pictures and more "portrait" type. In my "old school" of photography thinking, when I used film... get in as much as possible because you are going to pay for that picture when it is developed. The age of digital is soooo nice. Just need to change that thinking...
Now, this one probably has to be my all time favorite -- SOLD!
On another note:
Here is a picture of our fellas hanging out after our Bible study on one of our Sunday meetings
Have a great day
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
These cute little stools and bench only need a little soap and water to make them sellable.
Mr got two of these old hair-cut station cabinets. So neat.