Wednesday, October 26, 2011

...'tis the season!

The gumdrop tree has been decorated...
the pumpkins have been carved & seeds have been roasted...
new recipes have been tried...
(this brownie/pumpkin cheesecake was voted by all a Definite Keeper!!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


If you 'ever' had any inclination to know more...more...more..., or just want to look at some 'pretty pictures, this is a wonderful fall afternoon read! So sit back with your favorite cuppa, and enjoy! VERA photo... 'cause we needed a photo!)
I'm loving the 'VERA PAINTS INDIAN SPIRITS' series (#34 of 39 in the slide show)
I MUST FIND FOR MY COLLECTION!!! Has anybody out there seen it???

Thursday, October 13, 2011

...demanding equal air time

After all of the VERA, and all of the SWEATER CLIPS of the last couple of posts, I can't overlook this simple gem that came my way in a $2 box lot in a Church basement Rummage Sale last weekend.
After I 'ever~so~gently Tore that horrid nasty oversized arrangement from the floral foam that had been ''forever affixed'... and replaced it with something a bit more subtle...
VOILA!HAEGER (ala Retro 70's ) 2011 #10

Friday, October 7, 2011

...~ ~ wiggle ~ ~ wiggle ~ ~ wiggle ~ ~

The Fall RUMMAGE Season is upon us, and I couldn't be HAPPIER!!
'Opening Day' (for me) was yesterday, with another today and tomorrow...
Old Lion Head Door Knocker
a dozen Polands & Indents for 75¢

a couple of heart wreath forms and red garland for making Valentine wreaths ~ .25¢
...but, here's where I start ~~wiggling~~
for TEN PENNIES, I bought this old craft book from the 1950's...
I bought it just on a whim...
just because I like shells, and thought it would be 'fun' to look through.
I have NO DESIRE to do the TEDIOUS work involved in making shell jewelry!
I definitely am not that precise of a person,
nor are my eyes good enough for that!!
Oh, maybe the purchase of this book had a 'wee-bit' to do with this itty-bitty habit I have of bringing home any shell jewelry that I happen to find 'dirt cheap' at sales..... WHY? dunno. Do I collect it? NO!
Do I have a special fondness for it? ...yeh, guess so...
Does it have a special home in a back guest room on a valance for all to see? ...yeh, it does.
Guilty on all charges - BUT I DON'T COLLECT IT!!
and as I was flipping through my 10 cent book, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
An actual section on my Beloved SWEATER GUARDS!!!!
I don't think that I have E.V.E.R. seen 'anything' about sweaterclips /sweater guards in PRINT before!!
Believe it or not, I have always been VERY partial to these 'shell' sweater guards! They have a PROMINENT place of display on one of my bird cages!!
I had always thought that they were mass produced to be sold at tourist 'junk shops' (some I KNOW were, 'cause I have their original tags), but now I wonder if any were 'handmade'??
Want to see just a few of mine??
that turquoise (in the above photo) was one of my very first sweater clips!
(Yes, I will admit, I am this anal and do have ALL of my sweater clips / guards arranged according to styles ~ materials ~ chain types ... It's just me & who I am.)

Adore the one on the far right!
there it is up close - isn't it a BEAUTY?!!
Okay, Okay - I could go on, and on, and on, and on with them - but I think you have seen enough 'pretty pictures' for one day 8-), so I won't bore you any longer! You get the idea - the book was a SWEET Surprise!
Isn't that the FUN of saling - the unknown?! I think that is what keeps me going!! I'm sure that 10 cent book would have ZERO value to almost Anyone else, but to me, it was almost priceless!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

...count with me...

Several garage / estate sales in the paper and I was off to an early start!...ONE!
Yes, 'FOUR' sales, but NOT a single thing purchased!! Makes for a pretty darn boring blog though, so you are getting some VERA photos in FUN Fall colors - they always make me smile, so maybe they will brighten this drab blog too!!
One last chance to redeem a beat Friday of Saling~ an 'ELKS Rummage' sale that I have done well by in the past...
It was 'slightly' better than the previous sales, but still no 'photos'!! I made two small purchases, but they are both destined to be stocking stuffers for people who read this blog, so....
Hope you enjoyed the VERAs as much as I enjoyed digging through my scarf 'stash'!!