Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In with the Old and Out with the Old

You are welcome to come sit for a spell anytime! On the left are my three "new" old chairs. Mom and I found two of them here locally (the first two). She then found the other some where some other time (the one with the pillow). Anyway, the chairs traveled to Dad's shop and he stripped them all down to the metal before priming them and repainting them black. I was not sure if all three would work on my front porch, but I think they do! They are definitely comfortable to sit in. Dad and I tried them out when he brought them over this past Sunday. I just love the design on the chair on the far left. It is stamped in the metal as being made from a company out of Philadelphia. I had not seen a chair like this stamped before with its manufacturer. Please ignore my wild and bushy shrubs as well as my water deprived plants! I did not trim shrubs this weekend, but I promise I did water my plants!
After we got these displayed, I had to decide what to do with my old wicker settee. My first thought was to send it home with Dad for the burn pile! However, my friend Sheila was out walking and she likes "crap" (as another one of my neighbor calls it) as much as I do. She had the brilliant idea of painting it another color and putting it out in my shade garden. It is pretty much ruined and would probably cost more than it is worth to be repaired at this point. It is old wicker and, because of its age, the seats have decided to just give out. I thought putting it in my shade garden was a great idea!! So the picture on the right shows its new home! This was a good idea for another reason as well. Dad is scheduled to have rotator cuff surgery on Friday. This saved him from having to deal with it at all, saved him some bother to his arm, and gave him one less thing to feel like he had to complete by Friday!
I have been listing some new tags and bags. I have a few other surprises to list soon. It won't be long!! I hit the "crack" store (as some of my friends like to call it) on Monday and would you believe it crossed my mind to go again today . . . . just in case something new was put out! I think the addiction has gotten me!!! I had a great relaxing time this weekend with my scrapbooking friends!! Thanks ladies!! I needed that!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


to borrow an old phrase from Betty. . . .


You might even win!!!

Contest runs through Sunday, 09/20, at midnight PST.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy 94th Birthday to my Grandaddy!

My Grandaddy turns 94 today and, would you believe, I have not been able to speak to him yet because he has not been in his room when I called?? I thought I had timed it when he would be there, but obviously not. He lives in an assisted living home, but he is involved in practically every activity they do. This is my Mom with Grandaddy a couple of years ago. Thankfully Grandaddy is in good health, both physical and mental, for his age. He is so determined and has such a good attitude about things! I say this all the time, but I truly hope I have his attitude when (and if ) I get to his age. Can you imagine all the things he has seen in his lifetime? He is a WWII vet and served overseas. Once he returned to the US, he was hired as a postal carrier and worked there, as well as farmed. So, I am mailing his birthday present tomorrow (yes, I am a little behind). Here's hoping he has had a great day . . . . and that I can find him in his room later to tell him Happy Birthday!!! Love you Grandaddy!!

McClard's Fall 2009 Festival

These are some pictures from our show this past weekend. Mom made the ghosts to the left and she sold out of them!! I thought they were pretty cute myself! The pictures to the right both just show bits and pieces of our booth. Several items shown sold. We had a good day overall. We have learned out we can set up and not get on each other's nerves. We have gotten better about loading our vehicles - which is a very good thing! There were several people out and about. We received multiple compliments on our booth which was very nice. It didn't seem like we had a lot of sales, but, if I remember correctly, this was our second highest selling day! It did get hot and I got burnt . . .again!
Mom and I did good while she was here and didn't really go on a major shopping spree. She purchased a couple of things from the antique mall on Friday (we did do some shopping before the show), but nothing big. She bought two Scottie dog planters at the show because they matched some she has at home. I bought two wire baskets. We went out Sunday and went antique shopping again, but neither of us bought much that day either. We just didn't have that thing (or things) catch our eye this trip. Which is ok. We don't have to have huge shopping trips all the time! We did get caught out in a bad rain storm Sunday afternoon (heard it didn't rain here), but, thankfully, we were sitting on a couch at the antique mall going through about 8 to 10 boxes of postcards and/or pictures. We were happy to sit the storm out that way. Plus, I had been wanting to really go through those boxes for a long time!
I am sure I will be back later to post more!! I have a couple of other things to
share today!!
Happy Labor Day!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

And another card. . .

WOW!! I am on a little roll right now. I do have another card made, but I don't like how the pictures came out so I am going to have to retake them.
I have added SEVERAL tags to my Etsy store and, I am quite pleased to say, I have a slight run on some sells. I am not getting rich, but I don't do sell for that reason. It is fun and creating my tags, cards, and stuff actually relaxes me (well, at least when I am organized and know where stuff is!)
I have relisted tags I made last year that are geared to being attached to homemade goodies, treats, candies, baked goods, etc. You get the picture. The week of 09/14, you can have a chance to win your own set of each of the 4 designs (6 tags in each set so 24 tags total). Plus, I have included some other Halloween-themed tags to be sent to the winner. All you have to do is to check out http://www.fabulousfunfinds.blogspot.com on the week of 09/14. She will be promoting the tags and having the contest and will notify me of the winner. Her blog features an e-tailer each week that includes a giveaway and/or promotion. I was excited to be asked to contribute.
Sorry, I did not post a picture of my September sample for Out of the Box. I am working on my October samples now. Think 3-D, coffins, and tags!!! How is that for a hint!
Mom will be here shortly and we have our show tomorrow. I don't think either of us are as prepared as we would like to be, but. . . . we still have fun. I am sure we will fit in at least a little antique shopping while she is here as well!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Yes, I made a card. . . finally!!

A very simple card, but a card still! I am pleased with how it came out. I made a couple of others as well, but I will wait and save them to post later!
Mom will be here tomorrow and we will do our second show of the year at McLard's in Scottsville. We always have a lot of fun doing these shows. I don't have as many old things to sell this time, but that is ok. It will be a good day irregardless!
I am having a great time making all this fun Halloween stuff. That is somewhat ironic considering it is not necessarily my favorite holiday. Oh, well! Back to making cards. . . .