Friday, April 24, 2015


Does anyone else get confused as confused as me when converting mm/in to 'GAUGE'??
Here's our answer...


Thursday, April 23, 2015

...Thursday night Happiness!

Does it get much better than a NIGHT Rummage sale??!

...almost Mayo!

'Miss Alden' (our booth DressForm) is ready for CINCO de MAYO - Are You??!

Monday, April 20, 2015

...ceiling is 'in the house'!

Our new METAL ceiling is on-site and getting installed TODAY- Yippee!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

...Half EMPTY or Half FULL??

Our 'Chateau' is getting a face lift! 
T.W.O. "FULL" rooms have been cleared...
Soon to come: New ceilings, walls painted, furniture replaced...

Here are the before/Now of a small portion of the SIX pieces that were 'unloaded' in this process:

"WHAT became of all of this HAEGER??" you may ask... was Carefully cleaned, wrapped, boxed, labelled and tucked away in ANY spare space in other rooms that could be found!!!

Contractor starts Monday a.m
It IS all good.

In conjunction with our 'Face-Lift'...
~The StarBurst clock went to the Dr's, and came back with a Clean Bill of Health, running like a champ and shiny as New!
~MEANWHILE... the tension lamp is on an extended stay at it's second 'Specialist' - verdict should be rendered next week.

ALL of this has left LITTLE time for 'the fun stuff'...
~but 'Where there is a will, there is a way!'

Stopped by the Co-Op the last week to 'FLUFF the BOOTH', before I left I went digging in one of the Vendor's 'box-o-gems' (A HUGE mis-match of jewelry in a tangled mess amidst 6-8 different boxes!!  ANYTHING is .80cents each!!)  I unearthed a sweet PANSY sweaterclip - but ONLY half - so I continued to dig...dig...dig in hopes of finding the other half...

2015 Sweater Clips (#5,6,7,&8)!
I ended up finding 4 other Sweater clip halves and 1 COMPLETE!!  ~Does the White one look familiar?
It is the missing end from a clip I found a couple of weeks ago!!

Remember this 1/2 sweater clip??

Went to TWO 'New-to-me' Rummage sales this week!!
~Neither one was anything to 'write home about'
~BUT they did take me to off-MY-beaten-path towns, in which I hit a couple of thrifts, which produced this FOUR LOVELIES!
(2015 VERA #2,3,4&5)!!
and look: has it's original BUTTON!! (Yes, I did go Over my 'usual-VERA-price tag' for it!).

That's about my excitement, unless you count...
The morning I was cleaning out an old jewelry box that I 'thought' was empty.  Upon closer inspection I found these two 'gems' hiding in the bottom back, under the felt lining - a TINY religious charm and a...   a... Baby tooth?!
Okay, so that in itself was maybe not that 'extra-ordinary', BUT later that SAME DAY I found this at the seaglass beach...


Sunday, March 22, 2015

...When it rains

I would like to say "When it rains, it POURS"...
but around here, it's just been Freezing as it comes down! (view from our back porch last Wednesday and VERY similar Sat a.m.)

Despite the weather, we have been on STUFF OVERLOAD this past week!

There was an Aunt's apt. that was being cleaned out, and we were able to take a few NICE pieces:
STARBURST CLOCK - not currently working, but we WILL find a way!!
HAEGER VASE (2015 #2) - You're allowed to bring 'certain banned things' into your home when they are from family -right?!!
and a MidCentury tension pole lamp. (The verdict isn't in yet as to whether this is a keeper?!!)

SAT. am brought NASTY weather, AND the first sign of SPRING-

nothing monumental... just a GOOD.JUNK.FIX!

some FUN bling!
a VERA scarf (2015 #1 - REALLY?! this is the FIRST?? )
a sweet Child's SWEATER CLIP (2015#4 )
~that's all!!~

Oh, and did I mention that 2wks ago J signed us up for a spot at an Antique Co-Op??  

This is our new 10'x7' "home away from home"!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

...Fingers crossed!

A recent trip to my hometown resulted in this...

With TWO of these...

A quick scan on the internet found these...

So a Good cleaning produced THESE...

Wish us luck!!!!