Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
(SCORE - two sweater clips and a glove clip!!)
Then onward to
a church thrift in M...lus,
and then for a first time visit to a seldom open thrift in C..lus!
(where I found another Ouija Board - YIPPEE!)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I'm trying to get an Etsy shop up-n-running...
but there is less than a week until 'The most important of Holidays'.
I don't want to waste time trying to figure out how to get a 'GADGET' onto my blog that will link people to my Etsy Shop,
...I WANT TO PLAY!!!
(I will be forever indebted to anybody out there who is willing to help me with this 'crisis' !!)
To soothe my Etsy-frayed nerves, I decided on a Way-Scaled-Back theme this year - more of Autumn than Halloween. That's fine with me! One of my favorite past-times during the Fall are walks, in which I inevitably come home with pockets full of acorns, chestnuts, leaves - you name it! (Today, I even came home with an empty wasps nest!!). Here's how it is playing out so far...
...two Haeger Jack-O-Lanterns,
...'just found today' Haeger candle-holder (far left),
...and a piece of curly Wisteria vine with Cardinal-Crows proudly perched!
...Haeger (of course) filled with
...Japanese Lanterns and
...dried Tiger Lily stalks (accented with pheasant feathers!)
The garden remnants, strategically arranged in the corner, so as to look like they belong~
...pumpkin (still waiting to be carved),
...funky gourds for 'Thanksgiving theme conversation',
...Tiger Lily stalks,
all guarded by my old Crow Decoy!
Can you see why I have so little patience for Etsy right now, when I have these 'important' things to do?!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
...grab a can of spray paint from the ever present stash...
...and get busy transforming to Halloween 'garnishes'!
(Hey, if the Almighty Holiday decorating doesn't get done this year, I will be one step ahead for next year!!)
Who needs glitter, when there is spray paint on hand??
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Back to 'Montreal' - one of my Favorites!! Anniversary trip... Halloween... 24" x 36" poster - (The kind that is like a Giant sticker w/ the entire back adhesive for 'durable' posting)... a few drinks... back alley... The 'acquisition' was quite a 'journey' unto itself!
an object that recalls a certain place, occasion, or person; memento
Austral and NZ euphemistic slang to steal or keep (something, esp a small article) for one's own use; purloin
[from French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenīre to come to mind, from sub- up to + venīre to come]
Monday, October 12, 2009
The basket made for added storage in the 'soul cart', but what was going through my head as I bought it? 'They make great storage' 'It is so useful' 'It's a Red Man... you don't have a Red Man.' WHY? WHY?
Before taking up residency in Blog-Land, I owned ONE picnic basket. The one that our family actually used for Picnics (novel concept!) when us kids were little. Now the 'Red Man' is the 4th that I have bought in the last few years. Blog-Land residents have taught me that they are great for storage, and look SO much better than plastic bins. ...It's all YOUR fault! (and that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)
This past weekend I went to a rummage sale - 'Fill a box for $3'. This kind of sale is always dangerous for me. After spotting a few things that I could do okay with on Ebay, I grabbed a box....
...and do you know what else went into that box?
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I don't want to spoil anyones fun, so (for now) I am just going to show the goodies that I laid claim to...
...bindings, lace, ribbon, sparkly drink candles, tobasco, stickers, ladybugs, crab and zebra pin (OH MY!). Fishy charms and Go Fish cards. Hawaii earrings, blue/white beads, lipstick mirror, dress clip, hankies, pins and baggies of dangly ornament/earrings?! OH, and the Halloween Joy - dishtowel, clothespin clip, SOCKS, picks AND, the bestest of best...................... the eyeglasses you see my pumpkin proudly wearing in the first photo!
THANKS GIRLS! THANKS SHARA - for organizing!!