Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Week in Pictures...

It's been another week of getting ready, and waiting. Doing all kinds of things that I won't be able to do while I'm recuperating. By the time I actually have my surgery, it will have been the longest six weeks of my life! I'm not stressing, not worried, not obsessing-just ready to move on and start feeling better!

 This is what happens when you ask someone in your house to "deadhead the hydrangea" -Yikes! I've been babying this for 3 years, I think it's a lost cause!

 View from my sun room window.

 Late blooming Rose of Sharon bush.

 Love, love, love this girl!!!

 Still pretty, even if it's on the compost pile!

 Happy Pumpkin candle 

 Ornaments a co-worker picked up for me at a garage sale last .

 bumper stickers I got in the mail for free!

 Not old, but I love it!

quarter license plates for my state of Michigan repurpose project.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Perfect Fall Day!

After church this morning my youngest and I hopped in the car and headed to our favorite cider mill. We knew it would be crowded this time of year. We've been going to this orchard for 20 years, and every year it gets more and more crowded. It was a gorgeous day-bright blue sky, sunny, gorgeous fall leaves-BEAUTIFUL!

This year was CRAZY crowded! They even cleared a field for more parking, and it was FULL! I couldn't even begin to count the cars-there were hundreds! Luckily, we found a close spot, and after a trip inside all of the chaos (11 lines of about 8-10 people in each line), we were back on the road with our warm donuts and cider slushies-YUM!!!

Cheers! Hope you have a great week!!

Cheap Finds

I didn't get out to very many sales this weekend. On Friday, I was stuck at home waiting for a well repair person to show up. He finally got here around noon and was here for about half an hour. It was an electrical issue and it took him about a minute to fix it. He waited to make sure everything filled up and worked properly before he left. We are very thankful that it was such an easy fix!!

After he left, I went to a couple of sales and the things I got, were super cheap!

Total spent: $1.10.

Friday night we went to Rochester Hills to the Onyx to watch my cousin's sons play hockey. They play for Rochester College, and the game was against Oakland University. It was an action packed,fast paced game, and LOTS of fun to watch! They won 5-3, making it even more fun!! It was a late game, so we didn't get home until well after midnight.

Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Week in Junk...

I've had a pretty quiet week. Just the usual, work, family, volleyball, and a little junk. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a good week, none the less. Hope you are having a good week!!

Here are my finds for the week...
 I never realized how tiny these little nut cups are until I found a couple at a church rummage sale for ten cents each!  I've been on the hunt for the other colors ever since.

 It fits very nicely under the individual creamer.

 Just need the mauve blue nut cup and my set is complete! I'm not a very traditional collector, I'm not interested in collecting every color, just the ones I like. 

 Last one in the set! Its been a great summer/fall for Gooseberry!

Using some Fiesta bread plates as risers for the bowls!

This beauty is my most exciting find...I am really thrilled to have it. It has a little sticker on the back that says Strawser Auction-Becky Turner Collection. You can search for those words and find out more about her. I'm honored to have a piece from a fellow collector, and seeing it everyday will remind me to pray for her family, as they walk through the valley of the shadow without her. 

Have a wonderful weekend! Remember to take time to laugh, and make memories!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

More Rain, More Wind and More Treasures!

Today was the day! The second ever and last of the season, Davisburg Antiques Festival. Just like last May, it was rainy, muddy and cold, and also like last May, Auntie and I found some great treasures! It's a LOT closer to home than the Midland Antiques Festival, but it's also a LOT smaller than Midland. We recognized a lot of the same vendors from Midland and from last May. It's kind of fun to shop their booths again and again, and get to know them a little bit.

We had all the rain gear, and there seemed to be less mud than in the spring, but the wind was going right through us! I think the temperature only got up to 41 degrees!! Several vendors kept tarps over their tables that were outside and some of them even kept their tents closed. I thought it was crazy to rent the space, bring the stuff and not open. There were shoppers all over the place. I noticed a couple that was waiting for a guy to uncover his tables so they could see what he had and he was busy moving around things that could get wet and was oblivious to the couple. I don't think he even saw them.

Every dealer today, that we dealt with, was willing to go lower on their prices and make deals. I only got a few things, and Auntie only got a few things...until the very last tent! where she got a couple of great deals on some vintage Christmas stuff!! I'm so excited for her! I wish she would have let me take a picture of her face to show you how excited she was-you would have a great big smile on your face just for seeing hers!!

It was a lot of fun, despite the cold, the rain, the wind and the mud! We even ran into our junking buddy Marie-it's always fun to see a friendly face in the crowd-especially one that is attached to such a sweet, bubbly gal.

I think there were more vendors this time around than there were in the spring. I wish there were more "vintage" vendors. I was disappointed at how much shabby chic, painted furniture there was, but I guess like every other fad, it will have to run its course. I see all of that chalk painted furniture and think of how I could do it myself and save a ton of money. I would think that a lot of people would have the same mindset, but maybe it's just easier to buy it all done rather than hunt for the furniture to paint, and then paint it.

Here are just a few shots of what we saw wasn't a good day for pictures.

 We saw LOTS of vintage Christmas stuff.

 Look at this!! How fun!! I'm going to make some of my own!!

 I about swooned when I saw so many bright vintage tablecloths in one spot!

 What a cute way to display small linens and pillowcases!!

 A lot of the vendors had sheets of plywood leading into their tents. Look at this cart!!!

 I think I'm going to get a pair of rubbery boots to wear when the weather is like this. My feet are still frozen from being so wet and cold. 

 This is what I got today. Orange is the color of the day.

I also bought a hat pin. New beads on an old pin.I love it!

This was the back of my car. I've been so frustrated with my guys all summer for not putting the left side rear seat back in-I was glad that they didn't because we would have really had to do some strategic packing to get it all in if the seat were in place!

Now I'm off to make some hot chocolate, crawl under a blanket or two and catch up on what you've been doing this weekend! Hope the rest of the weekend is a great one for you!!