Friday, May 29, 2015

..."I don't know CANADA!"


'REBECCA' is up-n-running, so that MUST mean it's SUMMERTIME in The FingerLakes!

Ventured out yesterday to a favorite Annual BARN SALE - benefit of a local Animal Shelter, and came home with our vehicle LOADED!!

These two 'little' boxes HAD to come home with me!
Before I divulge what I 'stashed' in each... 
Which would you choose? 
BOX 'A' (blanket chest type box w/ hinged cover & sliding drawer inside)
BOX 'B' (Old Canada Dry wood crate)

Well, let's see what's inside BOX 'A'!

For the sweet sum of about $12 we got all of this goodness! Box, buoy, 5 souvenir trays, carved wd Argentina doll, MCM martini glass, cloth doll, USA wood puzzle, vintage wood Bobblehead, Pineapple Bank, Dragon, 4 vanity boxes, and several song books!

Did YOU choose BOX 'B'??
Well, good things come in small packages too!!
This crate added up to about $13. for: Crate, sm London candy tin, Brothers sewing machine tin full of buttons, 2 tea tins, Seahorse pottery vase, CANADA puzzle, 2 magnifying glasses, 2 NIP beads/findings, tin of 35+ hankies and a package of quality Darts!

While perusing the Barn, I spotted these two lamps for sale.  NO they did NOT come home with me, but look at the bases - WOOD BLOCK PULLEYS!  Confirms the identity of one of the items that we purchased about a month ago !!

After the Subaru was packed to it's limits, - did I forget to mention we also purchased this little gem?...

For a couple of years, J & I have been considering buying a 'composter'- to do away with the 'un-sightly' pile in the back corner of our property.  This COMPOSTUMBLER was just.the.CHEAP.ticket!!
(Sorry folks, the blowmold Snowman was already SOLD!)

Okay, so with the Subaru stuffed, I ventured on...
We like to 'buy-local' when possible (and avoid those 'Big Boxes'), but so far this season a few plants I was searching for had alluded me. 
 I would not give up!
I followed a long series of backroad signs to an Amish Greenhouse.  When I pulled up the driveway, I was greeted by a mini-pony w/ her baby (look towards her tail to see the white baby).  My cell-phone picture didn't quite catch the 'Buggy' parked off to the left.  Sights like this make 'The Journey' !!

LATER~ J & I worked on piecing the USA 'state' puzzle together... nice MCM puzzle - except "OHIO has gone MISSING"! (nothing personal!!)
Then when I pulled out the CANADA puzzle, J decided he had done enough puzzles for one day and declared (while exiting the room)...

"I don't know Canada!!"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

...HOLIDAY time!

WE did a little 'fluffing' to the booth this week - RW&Blue!
A tribute & a 'special' THANK YOU to all who have served!

This is my 'latest fav FUN display...


Wednesday, May 20, 2015


...with some Old
In with '1!' New...
2015 Haeger#2- cov'd Mauve Agate dish!
  I'm TRYING to be Good - REALLY!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

... And another one's done!

A morning of play - with my FAVORITE find being a TINY pair of Leo Ward BIRDS for a whole Quarter!
   ...and then an afternoon of yard work - Several flower beds stillll need attention, but the berries are Finally done!

Do you remember what they looked like before?
Yes- so now you can see why it took so long, and I am SO HAPPY!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

... every once in a while

You stumble upon a new 'piece', 'tidbit of info', or a 'photo' that renews a Passion ~ be it for a craft, hobbie or a collection.
Diana at ADIRONDACK GIRL @ HEART did just that for me this morning with this quote on her blog:

"People want to feel or express emotions in their clothes and furnishings.A bland cocoon is a dull existence."
 ~Vera Neumann
That resonated and made my day!
THANK YOU so much Diana!!


From dishware...

to linens...

The colorways.
The Lines.

...and THANK YOU so much - sweet BlogFriends who help keep the 'spark' alive!!!
Hoping EVERYONE's day is off to as great of a start as mine!!!

(just in case you haven't had enough VERA to hold you over...

Monday, May 11, 2015 fire at a time

Do you ever feel like you are sooooo far behind.... On EVERYTHING???
We skipped 'the saling' this weekend, in favor of SPRING GARDENING!  

The Berry Beds were LONG OVERDUE!!

...One fire out.

Then there were those bookcases that I mentioned in a previous post ~ 

One down, One to go...

Painted, positioned and stocked!!
...another fire under control.

It hasn't been ALL PRODUCTIVITY for me though!
An old friend recently called, he had cleaned out his storage unit and come across 'some jewelry', his Mom used to 'sell' at a NYC flea market back in the Late 70's- early80's.  He knew I liked to craft with 'junk' - did I want any of it??
Silly Question.

There was well Over 250+ pieces!!

Most of it by 'Jeffrey Lawrence' for Lawrence-Bentley.
I've been trying to research a bit - not much luck...

It is sort of what I imagine Pier1 in India would stock!!

THAT'S IT for TODAY - hope to be back soon with something more interesting to show you!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

...still not sure

Thinking these 'things' may be the wood blocking for pulleys...

BUT, I really have NO USE for Giant Pulleys, so this works ~

(Painted one side w/ chalkboard paint, and using it for a 'hat display!!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Happy CINCO de MAYO!
...a view from GAC- Booth#11 (Dealers #10) !!

Monday, May 4, 2015

...Cinco de Cuatro

  ...or, HAPPY CINCO de MAYO 'EVE'!!
Is everyone ready??
Did you hear that Taco Bell is giving away free Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches on Tuesday 5-5-15??
Can you tell that I spent a L-O-N-G day in the SUN - weeding?!!  ...and right about now, ANY excuse for a drink that involves Tequila sounds REALLY Good!!
Speaking of 'Happy Thoughts", I'll leave you with some TULIPS for TUESDAY from our abode...
The garden variety...
and My Favorite, the VERA variety...

2015 VERA #6 - .50¢ (from a local evening MOVING SALE!!)