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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weekend Treasure Hunt

My friend Judy and I went off last Friday treasure hunting. We went to 3 different places. One was a yard sale right in my neighborhood. The lady use to have a shop in one of the shops we loved to go to. But because of the economy the store had to go out of business.

The lady having the yard sale was one of the people who rented a space. She is from Germany. She really had alot of nice things. I got from her a set of silver plated candlesticks, linens, 2 beaded bags, 2 pieces of crystal one a bowl and one a vase, 2 metal painted candle sticks very shabby chic, a bone china teacup, a pink vegetable bowl, and a hunter green leather travel jewelery case. I hit the jackpot there. I could have gotten a whole lot more , she really had some nice things, but I restrained myself.

The second place you have heard me talk about before. It is a small shop owned by 2 best friends. I found the Austrian China there.(I posted about in a older post) This time they only had a couple of piece of sets. First is the red rose pattern. They had 2 luncheon plates and 1 shaker. Even though it is just a piece of set I love it and it looks so nice in my china cabinet. Then I found a piece of set that is light blue roses bone china. There is 5 bread and butter plates, 5 cups with 2 saucers, and 5 white saucers. Some of this set is chipped. I don't mind because Iam thinking about a future mosaic project.

The 3rd place I found a couple of weeks ago. It is in the next town. about 20 miles away.(Which is very good because I can get myself in trouble in this one.) I took my friend Judy with me this time. I found a pretty china bowl with a red rose on both sides of it. It was a very good price because it was missing it's top. But I think it is still very pretty so it came home with me. She had a plain white teapot which I had to have for my Christmas tree (older post) I have some pretty pink rose decals so I may dress it up. Then I found a Royal Albert Bone China teacup. Made in England it is of the Enchantment collection. (Jack Pot!) I also picked up a couple of picture one is a painting, one a print. I will show those latter because the first trip I made there I picked up another one. So I will show all of them another time.

You will see some of these things in my Etsy shop MyVintageShop ( you can click right to it from the side panel)Some things will be staying for awhile at my house and some will be going into the shop. I like to list 1 thing a day. I hope you will check back from time to time to see what is new.

Thank you for dropping by and letting me share with you the fun Judy and I had.
Until the next time, Carol

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Helen Steiner Rice

I would like to share with you some wise and refreshing words with you this beautiful Sunday morning.

The Fragrance Remains

There's an old Chinese proverb

that if practiced each day

Would change the whole world in a wonderful way.

Its truth is so simple, its easy to do,

And it works every time and successfully, too.

For you can't do a kindness without a reward--

Not in silver nor gold but in joy from the Lord.

You can't light a candle to show others the way

Without feeling the warmth of the bright little ray,

And you can't pluck a rose all fragrant with dew

Without part of the fragrance remaining with you.

Helen Steiner Rice

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do. Until the next time. Carol

Monday, June 22, 2009

Be such a woman

I love this quote and would like to share it with you today. As something to think about!

"Our world desperately needs faithful women who share the Good News of Jesus with joyful exuberance. Be such a woman. The world desperately needs your enthusiasm ~ and your testimony ~ now!"
~ John Wesley ~
Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, Carol

Sunday, June 21, 2009


To my sweetheart of 33 years who is someone worth crowing about!

He is the one I go to for everything. He maybe thinking what is she up to now, or this can 't or shouldn't be done. But after just a little persuasion He helps me.

We have raised 2 sons, who now each have a daughter each. He has been a wonderful Father all these years. And now is a spectacular Grandfather. They call PaPa.

He takes his vacation to spend with his granddaughters. The 13 year old lives in Indiana so he takes vacation to ride up to spend time with her or bring her back to stay with us for awhile. The youngest just turned 4 and he takes a week to take her to Florida so I can spend some time with my folks and she can see them so when she is older she will remember them.

So now you just are getting a glimpse of why I want to crow about my sweetie! I could go on for days.


Thank you for listening and I hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful day!

Until next time, Carol

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Beauty of Flowers

"Flowers are sunshine,

food, and medicine

to the soul."

Luther Burbank

Monday, June 8, 2009

Anna's last day of school

They had a end of the year school programe at school. Just like all school programs except this one had my granddaughter in it. ( All you grandmothers out there know what I mean.) We were to far away to get a good picture of her on stage, but I will share with you what I have. Thank you for bareing with this proud grandmother!

Anna's last day of school

The dark haired beauty is my granddaughter, the blonde cutie is her friend from school.

Untill next time, Carol

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Flowers from my yard

These plant is on my back deck. It is in a wash tub that I painted aqua blue ,which is my accent color because my house is a pink brick. It is called Solomon Seal . My 93 year old aunt Anna Mary gave it to me from her garden, Her gardens are beautiful. She had it in the shade and it was leggy and not very pretty. She called it her ugly plant so I still laugh and sometimes call it my ugly plant. But as you can see all it needed was plenty of sun light. As with all plants it is important to keep checking to find out where the perfect spot is for it.
These 2 roses are on the east side of my house. They are in the ground. I have more but they were not blooming . The roses below these are on the west side of my house. They all are in pots. My husband likes the flowers better in pots. I have to agree they are so much easier to take care of.

These 2 pictures are of my blue glazed pots with begonias. We pulled up the azaleas last fall and replaced them with these pots. I have Begonias in the summer and pansies in the fall and winter.This way I can have flowers across the front all year round. As you can see they go all the way across the front of the house. You can also see they are as tall as the steps.

these are some of the pots of Zinnias I have in my rock garden in the back yard.
Thank you for stopping by and until next time, Carol

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fairies in the Garden

My Granddaughter is turning 4 Saturday June 6Th. She is having her first all girl party. The theme is Fairies in the garden. She is having 5 of her little girlfriends over . They have planned to do, Fairy coloring, a fairy game, and a flower wreath to make for their hair. Her Mom is making her cake. I made 2 table cloths for the little tables the girls will be sitting at. They are of a embroidered Fairy in the garden. She is surrounded by lots and lots of roses. I also made 6 gift bags her mom will fill with goodies for them to take home.

I am so proud of my daughter in law she is so good at these things. I know she is going to make one little girl very, very happy. Not to mention 5 others.