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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hello friends, I can't believe how quickly the days go by...I didn't realize that I hadn't posted anything since last Friday. Things have been pretty busy around our home. The carpenters are finishing up our siding and new windows. There is still a little painting to do and when that is all completed I will be sure and post pictures. My favorite window is the one above my kitchen sink. It's bigger than the previous one so now I can look out the window without standing on my tiptoes! Can't wait to show you that window.
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Our church is getting ready for their annual bazaar which is always held the first Saturday in June. Those who donate items or help with the set up are able to make purchases prior to the sale. I found this sweet Mother cup and knew that it had to come home with me. I also found a Pampered Chef stoneware baker. There were many other items that I could have purchased but I'm waiting until Saturday.
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Thank you all for your sweet comments about my dear Mom's Bible and my flea market freebies. I love being able to share these things with you!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Show and Tell

Once again I am happy to participate in Kelli's Show and Tell.
This precious Bible belonged to my dear Mom...I know this Bible was very special to my Mom because by looking at it, you can tell that it was well used...this Bible was not for display! Now that my dear Mom has gone home to be with the Lord I really treasure it. I love this Bible because my Mom believed all that was written in these pages and seeing her notes written in it in her own handwriting makes it even more special to me.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Flea Market Freebies!

First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who stopped by and left such nice comments about the pin my Great Aunt gave me. I really appreciate it that you took the time out of your busy day to come and visit me.
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Last Friday and Saturday my dd helped out at our local Relay for Life event held in our town. They had a flea market both days. I went to help them with clean up and was surprised when they told us that we could have anything we wanted for FREE! Here are the sweet treasures I was able to bring home with me...I'm so surprised some of these items did sell. You wouldn't believe the amount of items that were left.

A sweet homemade apron, a glass vanity tray, jello mold with cherries, a bird house, two small wooden houses, a biscuit cutter, and corn cob stripper, a sugar bowl, a fold up cookie/dessert holder (I honestly don't know what to call it...lol) and a wire urn.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Show and Tell

My Great Aunt Sal traveled to many different countries. On one of her visits to the Netherlands, she bought this pin. I was delighted when she gave it to me (I was just a small child). I have always loved it because of the sweet wooden shoes! I wish I knew what it said on the pin...can anyone tell me?

Visit Kelli's blog There Is No Place Like Home for more Show and Tell!

UPDATE: Thank you to Mama Lieveheersbeestje for giving me some information on my pin...I really appreciate it!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Treasure Hunting

Here are a few of the treasures I found several weeks ago: These sweet flower prints were .99 cents each. The body powder container was only $1.49. These items were found at a thrift store. The bottle of Laura Ashley Perfume (found at a yard sale) was only .50 cents! I'm always happy when I find sweet things for a great price!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Show and Tell Friday...On Saturday!

Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home hosts this weekly event. Please visit her sweet blog if you've never been there before. Circumstances beyond my control didn't allow me time to post this on Friday.

I love bracelets even though I don't wear them. The first picture shows my collection. The second picture is of a bracelet given to me as a small child from a neighbor. The third picture is of a bracelet given to me by my dear Mom. She worked one day a week at a thrift store and got it there. The fourth picture is of a bracelet given to me by my dear Mom's best friend who is like a mother to me. June had this bracelet for many years and I always loved it. I was so touched when she gave it to me. There are two birthstone (June and August) charms on it for her and her husband...this is special to me since my dear Daughter's birthday is in June and my birthday is in August. The fifth picture shows a bracelet with bees on it...I thought it was sweet...my dear Mom got this at the thrift store she worked at as well. The sixth picture is of another bracelet but I have no idea where it came from. It's really heavy and has some interesting items on it. Click on the picture to enlarge it. I hope you have enjoyed my Show and Tell items!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Girl With Roses

Remember this little thrift store find for .99 cents? Well, I thought the picture frame was way too dark for this sweet girl so I decided to give it a makeover!

I think the frame looks so much better in antique white. I gave it a crackle finish, but I'm not sure it shows up in the picture.




Wednesday, May 9, 2007

I've Been Treasure Hunting

Here is what I found:
I just love this old picture frame...this is going to be used for my chalkboard...now if I can get my dear Husband to cut me a piece of wood to fit it! I also bought a birdhouse and a wonderful old black kitchen scale...I've always wanted one...it truly was my lucky day!


Sunday, May 6, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Manuela from The Feathered Nest and Kellie from Acorn Cottage tagged me to list 7 random or weird things about me. Here they are:


  1. I am an only child raising an only child.
  2. I didn't get my driver's license until I had graduated high school, turned 18 and had my first full-time job.
  3. I took banjo lessons for 3 years in my late teens.
  4. I have a weakness for buttercream icing...forget the cake...give me icing!
  5. I am deathly afraid of heights.
  6. I do not like dirty shoes. I thoroughly clean all of our shoes before they are put back in our closets...they tend to last longer this way (I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing since I love shoes)!
  7. I like to have everything neat and orderly (some would say I'm a neat freak). I admit that at times I may be a little obssessive, but it could be worse right??? My dh always jokes about this and says, "Do you think someone will break into our home and say, Oh my goodness, they didn't push their chairs in at the table!"

I'd like to tag the following friends: Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home , Anita at Cottage Affairs , Lynda at Hedgerow Hollow , Nancy Jo , Andrea at Southern Heart , Allie at My Cozy Home , Mindy at Peaceful Corner

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Goodwill Hunting...

With all of the activity of the new windows and siding being installed I decided to take a day to run some errands. While out I stopped at the local Goodwill. Here is what I found:

In picture 1 I found a sweet picture for .99 cents (discounted to .49 cents) and two bunny figurines for .69 cents each. In picture 2 I found the black iron tree stand for $2.49 (also discounted down to $1.25). In picture 3 I found these three sweet bird prints with matted frames for .99 cents each!


Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Gram's Cookie Cutters

Here is a picture of the cookie cutters I'm planning on hanging in my kitchen. I remember my dear Gram making many delicious raisin filled cookies and yummy doughtnuts with the round cookie cutter. I don't really remember her using the other cookie cutters, but they're special just the same!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Spring!

Spring has finally arrived here in Soutwestern Pennsylvania. The first picture is a field near our home. It is covered in dandelions...I know they are a weed but they're just beautiful with their little yellow faces shining brightly in the green grass! The second picture is the view that we have from our home....I don't think that pictures even really do it justice...we never tire of this view!
Click on the picture to enlarge it so you can get a better look!