Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

This is why this weekend is special.

missouri 005

This is my hubby’s youngest son.  We attended his graduation from boot camp in the Army this past week. 

Here he is with his wife and two daughters.  He left the next day to fly to California for further training.

May all the men and women in our services stay safe.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Need Your Help

Hubby and I are planning a trip to Missouri and Arkansas in the near future.  I need suggestions from you all about places and sites to see.  

Are there any good thrift stores or flea markets that you might know about?

Please let me know as quickly as possible,  for we are trying to make plans now.

Thanks for any help with this.  I know bloggers always have the best advice.  Right guys?  

Now for a little something lovely to look at.


Friday, May 14, 2010

I feel bad

for not posting anything in so long.  (Pro, Sorry) I have been extra busy lately. 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I opened a booth at Something Old and Something New Flea Market in Breaux Bridge, La 2 months ago.  I have been pulling merchandise from every corner of my house to sell. 

It is so exciting when you sell  something.  I can not tell you how excited I was the first time I got a sale.

Also, I have been helping do yard work.  And when I mean yard work, I mean work.

may 2010 003


This is a friend helping us out.  Without his help we would have not been able to finish this as quickly as we did.  Thanks Glenn.

This is the finished patio.

may 2010 030

Here we are loving a nice afternoon.

may 2010 032

I have been shopping too.  Look what I found.  When I tell you a got it for almost nothing, I am not kidding. 

may 2010 064

may 2010 065

may 2010 066

I also found a ton of vintage sequin trim and fringe.

may 2010 067

This was originally from a costume shop that closed at least 20 years ago.  I picked up a huge box of pieces of fur and fur trim.

may 2010 071

may 2010 072

may 2010 073 I put some of the sequins in my flea market booth.  I am thinking maybe I should put some on the etsy site.  I have never sold anything there.  So not sure.  Maybe selling supplies would be the thing that would sell. 

may 2010 076

I’m thinking some of the blog world people might like some sparkle.

may 2010 074

My daughter and I have been picking up vintage and old (there is a difference) suitcases and trunks. She came up with the idea to make end tables and coffee tables with them. 

may 2010 087

may 2010 092

I don’t have a picture of the first one we finished, but I will get it to you soon.  We sold it before we had even finished it.  We have the next one sold too. 

Also working on handmade pillowcases.  Check out the ones I made recently.  I know they are a little different (odd), but I wanted to make something a little unusual.  I couldn’t resist the Mom fabric.  What do you think?

may 2010 086 may 2010 084 may 2010 077

Plus I have acquired a Mommy cat and her 2 kittens.

may 2010 005

I think that has caught me up for now. 

Bye for now.