Monday, December 31, 2007
I also found this wool hooked rug. I haven't washed it yet. The colors should pop as soon as I do.
On the ground floor there is more. They have one room that is much more organized than the rest.
I think this room is adorable with lovely things.
I made 2 small purchases this trip. I'll add them later today after I wash them up. Dona bought a lovely chair for her bedroom. I can't wait to see the pictures on her blog.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I also stopped at the Yard Sale Store and they were having a 50% off Christmas items. I usually don't buy anything at these types of stores because I am cheap, excuse me, frugal, and I know that I can get the items for less than they are selling, but at 50% off these were a great buy.
You can't tell but Miss "O" is missing a wing. I didn't realize that until I got home, but I don't mind.
I also found a Miss September angel. I searched e-bay to learn about the calendar angels and didn't realize that they too are collectibles. I have no intentions at this point to collect the other 11 months. But watch, this summer I will now see them at everyother sale that I go to.
It has been at least 3 weeks since Dona and I went out on a shopping adventure. We have plans to go to the Nottingham Flea Market tomorrow. I was there a few weeks ago and got some bargains. I really miss the summer yardsales when the truck is packed with finds and we have even had to stop, unload at either one of our homes and go back out again, only to fill the truck up one more, or two more times. Oh, the memories.
I hope to have new finds to share with you tomorrow.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Some are more colorful than others.
But I enjoy them all.
My bed as it looks today. Tomorrow it may be a different look.
I saw an afgan similar to this one in an antique store a couple of years back. They were asking $85 for it. I even brought this one to a couple of sales and tried to sell it for $55. I am so glad that no one bought it.
This one was washed by someone and shrunk it a little.
I had the red, white and green afgan on my bed for Christmas. The flowers are roses, but who cares.
I can't bear to part with them. I can't put a price on the love that someone put into them to make them. That is why I am trying to save the most recent afgan that I bought. I know that I thought that I would try to have it complely fixed by Christmas. I must have been dreaming on that one. I have more afgans and I will share them with you in another post.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
One thing I don't need to pack away is my red glass collection. I used to take all of these dishes out only at Christmas and one year I set the table with them. I have tried just about everything in these shelves, books, pictures, pottery, ceramics. I never was happy with anything, until one year I decided to keep them up all year long.
The built in shelves are on both sides of my fireplace.
When you come in my front door this is the first thing that you see. This was the reason that I fell in love with the house, and I still am.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I usually have 3-4 trees but this year only 2. This is the "fun" tree.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
There is a local radio station that plays Saturday with Sinatra and then Sunday with Sinatra with DJ Sid Mark who has been playing his Sinatra show for years.
I wish I brought my father to see Frank Sinatra in Atlantic City when he appeared there. But my children were younger, and I was busy, money was tight, and I always thought that there would be another time. I think we all have one of those stories.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I also found this vase. I will put this away until the spring. I have another vase that was made in Portugal in the shape of an iron. See, this is what I do. I just couldn't leave the vase there, but I don't need this vase. I'm afraid that this will lead to more and more vases. Do you think I need an intervention? Is this normal behavior?
I have satisfied my addiction for now.
I will save the Goodwill for next weekend, if there are no sales.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I still have more decorations to bring out. I hope to get everything done on Saturday. Dona and I are going to the Candlelight Christmas Tour during the afternoon and then I am having a dinner for my daughter's birthday on Sunday night. My baby turns 20. I can now say that all of my children are in their 20s. You know, I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I thought I would share my decorating one step at a time. I can only do so much each day.
I am so surprized at how many vintage Christmas finds I have. I collect all year at sales and put them in a special drawer. When I get into that drawer in December it is like seeing them for the first time. It's like a Christmas present to myself. I only got so far as decorating my twig with vintage balls. Well, how about a branch. A lilac bush branch. This way the colors and designs of the balls don't get lost in a real tree. I guess I could have put on lights and strung some beads first, but I was so anxious to get started that I couldn't be bothered.
Aren't they adorable!!
I put some of the larger balls in bowls until I get a tree.
I still have more boxes to open. I think I will need another twig, I mean branch.
Next thing to do is to get out all of the angels. That's another day.