Friday, April 25, 2014 cork sniffers allowed!

Hope Everyone had a Wonderful Easter!
We're just off a week at the Beach, having celebrated Easter in a fashion that I could become accustom to!!
Back with more pics SOON!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


The deep freeze caused HAVOC on the poor Herb Bed Wine Bottle border...
HAPPINESS! OH HAPPINESS!  Saturday was in the 60's and SUNNY.  Sunday was in the High 70's and SUNNY!
As much as I crave the first sales of the Season - after this LONG WINTER I have a N.E.E.D. to be in the SUN with my hands in the dirt even more!! 
The 'beds' still need some T.L.C., but the Borders are standing
Tall and Proud B-)

 Several gardens were cleaned of their Winter debris, and the HERB Garden wine bottle border was straightened, and pounded back in securely.
OH yes, this was a Good workout on those 'Bingo-Wings'!!

Okay... so maybe, Saturday afternoon,  we did make ourselves 'public presentable' long enough to briefly stop by this Estate Sale before it closed - just long enough to swoop in and pick up this immaculate blue Train Case with insert (are we starting to notice a sickness developing here??) and unscrew this Waxed Paper/Paper Towel/Alum Foil dispenser from the wall (coming soon to ETSY) !!

As daylight hours are getting longer, STUDIO TIME is getting shorting (YEH!!!), but there are still a couple of projects I have rambling around in the back of my head...
Like plans for this necklace that I picked up a couple of weeks ago at the Rummage sale...

and working on my soldering, which still needs LOTS of PRACTICE!!

Maybe learn how to combine the two?
I always have GREAT VISIONS that I dream up as I lie awake about 3:30am...

Now, I just have to learn how to get these ideas to fruition in a presentable form!!

Or else, just not let the rest of the world look to close B-) !!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

...'politically incorrect' post.

How time flies, when you have absolutely N.O.T.H.I.N.G. to write about.
So, as the rest of the world is warming up, and we're NOT...
SWEET,SWEET Train Case & Vintage Coral/Pink Smoke-Infinity scarf found at the last day of an Estate Sale for a whopping total of $2.25!  LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this scarf!!!!!!
 J & I have been going to a few hit or miss (mostly BIG misses!) estate sales.  I Finally attended my first rummage sale of the season on Saturday morning ~ talk about a MOB scene!!!
 Picked up a few odds-n-ends for repurposing...

 Picked up a few Mid-Century & Retro pieces for resale

 and then I found this little .50¢ guy that made me SOO happy!!  My Grandmother started me on an 'old-fashioned' Sterling charm bracelet when I was about 12.  I have made it into a 'journey bracelet' - only adding souvenir charms.  Well, with the popularity of the 'Italian' charm bracelet and 'Pandora' charm bracelet, etc..., etc... - you can't buy the cheap, cheezy little charms on every street corner anymore!!  Needless to say, I've been to Disney twice and didn't have a charm from there - NOW I DO! 
 It looked like the same person was getting rid of there entire charm bracelet 'collection' - (each bracelet complete w/ charms only .50¢  and all sterling) - so I grabbed them - who knows, I may need South Dakota or Alaska someday ;-)

(MY BRACELET...and YES- there is LOTS of room left!!!!)

VERA2014#1 $1

The other morning I met up with a friend for breakfast. I showed up wearing my 'newest' favorite scarf.  While chatting she asked if it was one of 'those' infinity scarves....  I said not really because it is vintage, so technically it is a SMOKE RING scarf - but that is too Politically Incorrect for them to be called now.  I told her that I had a few of the 'originals' at home and promise I would do a CLOSET COLLECTION post on them so here are a few pics for your viewing pleasure....

FAYS!!?! I remember them!!

Not sure why you need all of these complicated instructions, when all you have to do is pull it on over your head!!?!

VERA did a few of these - check it out here

Thanks to 'Ms. Tabatha Katt' for being such a Wonderful model ;-)