Monday, August 3, 2015

...and The Bucket List is a 'bit' lighter!

...3,000 miles...10 days...5 states...2 countries!

I haven't been to Canada in about 10yrs. , and now in the last month I have been there twice!!
'Nova Scotia' and 'New Brunswick' have been staples of my Bucket List for years - NO LONGER!

...and I am 'single-handedly' trying to bring back 'The Hat'!

Who else would be soo amused by the Bathroom Signage?

"Who is that Crazy Lady in the Hat, taking pictures of the Men's Bathroom??" !!

Now we are back home, and trying to get 'in-the-swing-of-things' again!

Saling... charm bracelets, Vera Bradley Bags, old Crisco canister (we collect them in different colors), misc. jewelry, Fossil watch, sqwish toy, mink Poodle pin, Dr. Seuss birthday figure, ..and S's keys?!?
Did you see that - TWO sweaterclips (one is even a signed LISNER, on original card!

AND a Great FirePlace screen!!  Bought with the 'intension' of taking to the shop to sell, but we better get it there quick, 'cause jewelry display images are dancing in our heads!!!
It is hard to tell from this horrible photo, but we also picked up a GLITTER CROW w/ a lime green tummy!!

Taking advantage of our Wonderful 'at-home' weather, A photo shoot has been in progress in our yard... 

Wouldn't these be sweet 'mannequins' for a Fall Craft show,
Do you know of anybody who makes Build-a-Bear / Am Girl Doll clothers for resale??

THAT's all for now...
and remember:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

...rain, rain go Away!

The skies FINALLY cleared a 'bit', so I took off on foot (I'm without wheels for a couple of days!!)...
  A couple of 'strike outs', but I persisted!!
The good thing about walking is that you get to see sights that may normally go unnoticed!
At times I felt like a 'billy-goat' on the steep streets, but a few 'fancy' sales made the journey SO worthwhile!!
  Just dropped off Load I, now I'm off to visit the other end of town!!
The 8Ball says 'it is highly likely'!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

FOUR for 4

Hope EVERYONE has been having a lovely weekend!

In an effort to clear a 'little' inventory,  we are having a 4x4 SALE in our ETSY shop - svelteSTUFFj....
Details: 40% off with code BLOG4
Dates: FOURth ~ FOURteenth of JULY (7/4-7/14)

no 'new' pics, but thought you might enjoy...

(didn't quite have enough candles for my Dad's recent 84th celebration ~ so we improvised with what we had!!)

ANYBODY know the name of these flowers???????

Stop by our etsy shop, and get the 'goods' before they are gone!!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

...'Momma always said~'

My Mother has always said "If you get a chance to go, you should!  Never stay home just to do housework.'  She has always had a Clean/Neat house, and at 82 she's still 'GOING' strong!  I guess the same goes for yard/garden work...
...after vacationing for a week, The Gardens were doing just fine!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Just back from a brief  'holiday' with 'The Girls (+1 hubbie)'.
Beautiful... Relaxing...Layed Back...
EVERYTHING a 'Vacation' (as opposed to a 'Trip') should be!  I even sunburned my wrist, as I wasn't wearing my wristwatch.
Needless to say, females 're-kindling' (while '+1' fished...) led to some interesting conversations (okay, maybe a 'bit' of alcohol was involved...).  After talking with some other 'native-vacationers', one member our group described the acquaintances as 'FANCY!'.  This led to in indepth conversation as to what she meant.  We all started inputting our own definitions of 'FANCY'.  What is YOUR definition of 'FANCY'???????

So, now I'm home and unpacked...
NO, this isn't the luggage I packed to go,

...this is EXTRA CARGO I picked up as we were ending our vacation.
All packed and leaving the lake, on our way out of town at 11am, we caught glimpse of a Church setting up a yard sale - WOO-HOO!!  The PERFECT ending to a PERFECT week!!
I think it is a Really good thing that we were on a bit of a time-crunch, as well as space in the CAR being limited!! 

I think I managed to make our stop worth-while (wink!wink!)! A couple of retro 1/2 Aprons, Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Souvenir dishtowel, vintage Dr. bag, Rope fish boat-bumper, Wolf Sculpture Owl, Alexandria Bay Souvenir plate, Austin Prod. chalk sculpture, Blue Mountain Pottery Mug, France Fridge Beverage glass Jar, Tupperware burger, Rubens pitcher, 3metalFrog business card holder (?), WearEver Aluminum Teapot, Mardi Gras mask, 2 'Terms of..' towels (golf & fishing), and a whole bag of Canadian vintage recipe books/manuals/advertising!!  Nothing was priced individually, they just looked at the pile and quoted a price.  These items averaged out to .40¢ each!!
**I Forgot to mention those incredible 'child' skis that I saved in-the-nick-of-time, as they were being tossed into a truck ~ enroute to The Dump!?!
We've been having a ball going through and researching all of these CANADIAN finds!!

 back home...
trying to play 'catch-up'!

Up early to gather some RIPE berries before 'The Rains' that we are supposed to have for the next 4days!  Managed to get 6quarts - and did you know that if you stain your hands 'mulberry purple', that 'red raspberry' stains GLOW??

and then the rains set it.

PERFECT time to make a Mulberry Pie...
and dream of 
'FANCY dinners at The Lake'...
...and 'FANCY' sunrises...
...and my Favorite 'FANCY' turquoise Boathouse...

...and 'FANCY' sunsets.

Friday, June 26, 2015

...all good things must come to an end.

Heading back to The States today...
THANK YOU Canada for being a wonderful host!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

...MORE "B's"!!!

This was our view from the back porch when we got up this morning!
  Yes.  The mulBerries are in full swing! -and the deer seem to approve.  We've been gathering them daily for about a week now... Freezer is stocked, and MANY batches of mulBerry-rhubarb muffins have been consumed.  Now, the rest are fair game for the Birds, squirrels and DEER~ as I'm skipping the country to 'Kah-Nay-Dia' for a 'girls week'!!  If anybody knows of any 'must sees' between Toronto and Baysville / Lake of Bays- let me know :-) !
  Let 'Summer' begin!....