Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOO!


 Hellooo Out there in Blogland! I've missed you guys! I finally got my computer back today. First it went to "Dell", only to find out that the screen was cracked and the repair wouldn't be covered by warranty. So back it came, and then it had to go to someone local because that would at least be cheaper. Anyway, Ernie (Angie's cocker spaniel) won't be allowed to watch his chipmunk videos on YouTube anymore. Pretty sure that's how the screen was broken.
 
 I made this wreath last week. Everything (except the white candy container) came from Michael's. I kept going back with my coupons, so the whole thing came to about $9.00. I got the candy container for a quarter at the flea market. This funny lady at the flea market started throwing all her things into a big box marked .25! She said "I want it all gone!"  LOL
 
 Good thing I took part in Deb and Sandy's Halloween Swap, because I didn't decorate this year! Just didn't have the energy. And I have to save it for Christmas Decorating, right??? lol

 Sandy was my partner, so I knew that I would be getting some very special things. Sandy just "gets me". We have similar souls I think ;)
She sent this adorable tag, above.
 
 And her cookie cutter couldn't be cuter!
 
 Of course there were lots of other fun things, packaged in pretty little bags and ribbons.
 
And because Sandy is so good to me, she even included these amazing Christmas paper graphics.
Of course I was thrilled to see some x-mas tucked in there!
Wasn't that just the best package ever? Oh! Not shown is the candy corn. Hmmmm where could that have gone? LOL Thank you Sandy! I'm lucky that we're friends!
 
 Deb, Tammy, and I went to the "October Afternoon Warehouse Sale" a few weeks ago. And then we had a "craft session" at Deb's house the next day. Deb was such a great hostess! Among other things, she gave us this sweet handmade candy bucket! Didn't she do a great job?
 
 I found a couple Gurley candles. The Ghost in the haunted house was at Goodwill.
 
 And these two pails were there too!
So that's it for Halloween this year.
 
But this girl is not Spooky! This is Xena! She was our last foster girl. She only stayed with us for three days, but she was such a sweetie! Her owner decided that they were done using her for making puppies (after 8 years) and so they put her on Craig's List for Free. They didn't even ask where she'd be going or anything...just dropped her off and drove away.  She's now with a long term foster (we just do emergency/short stays at our house), and waiting for her forever home.
Somebody will be really lucky to have her!
 
Talk to you again real soon, now that I have my computer!!!
Erica :) 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Where Are You Christmas?

Hi, My Bloggy Pals! I'm here. Still alive. :)
I hope you're all doing well! Tonight I'm staying out at my parent's house and so I thought it would be a great chance to finally do a post. I'm now without a computer at my place! My new ( in February) laptop already bit the dust, and I had to send it back to "Dell".
Anyways...I've been working on some "self improvement" this summer. Yes, that's what we shall call it. ;)  And so I haven't been going to many sales or the flea market. But I did go to one a couple weeks ago. Boy, did it feel good! Ok, here's what I found.....
 
Such terrible pics! Sorry. But anyways...two knee huggers, a Santa corsage, an unopened plastic tablecloth, a mesh stocking, and other little bits. I wonder if those bells glow in the dark.  
 
This sale showed tons of vintage x-mas in the photos. But I don't "play the game" like I used to, and so I got there late...right when it started. I was #48 in line.
 
I lucked out and was able to grab the last bit of x-mas stuff.
But it was kind of hard to watch all the dealers with their piles of it. Oh well...they got there at 3:00AM probably, so they deserve it!
 
 In the garage I found a big stack of vintage lanterns, including an unopened package with super cute graphics!
 
 My favorite find of the day were these vintage sparklers! I've never found them before, and now I have an instant collection! I love the one that says "Western Sparklers".
 
 Girls, I've been kicking myself for not taking a pic of the kitchen in this home. The stove-top and oven were the most perfect shade of vintage aqua. And the oven was set into a little brick wall. It could not have been cuter. The house it self was painted aqua too.
Above are a pair of valances that she must have used in the kitchen!
Yes, I didn't even wash that McCoy pot before taking its photo. Sorry!
 
 And then there were Easter things, and a pretty, cotton tablecloth.
 
So that's that! It felt really good to get back to doing something that I love!
I've missed blogging too. And I appreciate that many of you checked up on me while I was away. It's great to have such sweet friends out there.
 
Hey- I know you'll think I'm CRAZY, but I've already been thinking about hosting a x-mas swap again this year. And I think I've thought of something fun. So keep it in mind for when the time comes. ;)
Erica
 
 
 
 
 


 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Baubles and Babes!

 Hi Friends! I hope you're all doing well. I'm doing pretty well myself. I'm all healed from my gall bladder removal. Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciated it so much.

So anyway,  here are some recent finds. From the flea market, these ornaments are huge! Like grapefruit sized. I'm not sure I really like how big they are, but I do love that hot pink one!

 The same seller had cleaned out her mother in-laws home, and also had the box of dwarfs, the bells and foil leafs below.  From a different seller I bought this old button tin with the pansies. It's super deep, and I can tell that it used to have a handle. More x-mas seals! Because I'm addicted.

 Bells and Silver Corsage Leaves. 

 I love this pink bell! It's covered in mica, and I'm going to make a corsage with it.

 This was at Goodwill the other night!
I always check the linen section just in case....and it FINALLY happened! It's large and clean with no holes!

Today I ran to two estate sales. The first one was so over-priced, it was a joke. Like the solid colored Shiny Brites were $3.00 each...so the full box was $36.00! hahahahah 
But I was able to dig in a .50 basket and came up with these few pieces. The Snowman will get a little rehab. The second sale was a bust.
I'm heading to the flea market in the morning. So here's hoping! I haven't been to this one yet this year. Hope it's good! 
OK- Have a great weekend. :)
Erica

ps.  I went to my (5 year old) niece's ball game the other night. 
Here are pictures I took of each of the kids. 
I love being an auntie to these 3 babes! 

Jacey is 5!

 Lucas is 4!

And Drew is almost 10 months!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Well That Was Fun!

 On Sunday I didn't feel well. I woke up with a bad burning kind of pain up under my ribs. I've had these attacks before, and they are excruciating. But usually I can head into the E.R. and they give me something for it. I've told them each time that I'm certain it's my gall bladder, but they've always insisted that "nope, it's just really bad heart burn".  This time though, the gall stones finally showed up on the ultra sound and so I was admitted right away.
 
I had to stay two nights in the hospital. Poor Wellie! She thought I was just going to Target or something, but then I didn't come back. Here she is waiting for me to come around the corner. Soooo sad! lol So anyway...now I'm home and minus a gall bladder. Spending lots of time on the couch because it feels like I've done 1000 sit-ups. Fun fun!
 
 The previous Sunday though, I was able to hit up the flea market. I found a little bit of x-mas!
 
 My vintage x-mas corsage collection has really grown. I've never put them all together though. Might have to do that!
 
 I found a chocolate covered cherry box, and a darling boxed set of greeting cards!
 
 Adorable!
 
 There was a box full of Gurley candles...like tons of them. But I only let myself pick out a couple Snowmen. And the cards were from the same seller as these wonderful x-mas seals below.
 
 This guy had dozens of unopened packages of seals! I think I bought 9 of them, but I wished I could have taken them all! Why can't I get enough of stuff like this?? lol
 
 Then the other day I went to an estate sale right before it was closing. Here's what I grabbed for a TOTAL of $2.00! A couple recipe books, a coffee can, and...
 
 The people running the sale said that it was a 92 year old man that had moved from the home. The basement must have had tons of x-mas stuff, because there were many boxes of tinsel and lights still left. But I was able to dig and find a few ornaments that people missed.
 
 A jar of mini light reflectors and some odds and ends.
 
If you grab a box and start tossing all the tiny glass ornaments that you come across into it, eventually you usually end up with a nice little pile. I love that large vile of pink glitter too!
Not bad for $2.00 right before closing time!
 
OK- Hope you all are having a nice week! I've been catching up on blog reading since I'm confined to the couch. So if I haven't visited you yet, I will be very soon!
Hugs- Erica :)