Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thrift store Tuesday!

I had the little Grandmunchkin Monday night and met up with his mama at the thrift store (a great meeting place) Tuesday to give the little one back. I found a few neat things while I was there.I bought this gorgeous Vase/Candle holder for $3.50! It stands about 10"-12" tall.

I like to collect these old scrapbooks for future Altered Art Picture Albums for the zillions of pictures I own!


Very cute Vintage black eyelet number for LuLu. She loved it! Of course she wants it shortened and taken in a little. It is SNAZZY! Oh, to be young again! (and tiny)

I did not find this at the thrift store. It was in one of the many piles of stuff we are getting rid of. It is a part of an old hanging light that I am going to turn into "something else". Anyway, I thought it looked like a little crown so I have it sitting on my coffee table. It's just me.

This is an old album that my daddy brought home from Japan about 45 years ago! Isn't it beautiful?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Great Garage Sale Find!


My daughter and son-in-law went to a garage sale last Saturday and found this armoire. She knew I had been wanting one ever since we moved out here on the farm. The sellers were asking ONLY $125.00 OBO and daughter got it for $100!!! It is huge! It measures 48" across and has the black distressed finish. An armoire like this usually cost $1,000 plus in any furniture store. I am so happy, happy, happy!!

Thanks again Darling Daughter Amanda!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Essie Mae

Essie Mae was my paternal grandmother. She was quite a free-spirited woman. Quite the contrast compared to my maternal grandmother Pearl. Pearl was a big breasted, warm and loving mother of 14 children and grandmother to over 60 grandchildren. Essie Mae, on the other hand, was the mother of two. She wasn't what one would call motherly. She married young but I suppose not ready for the mother/wife role. She loved to go, go, go and have fun. She loved to dance more than anything that I know. She quit dancing at age 96 and died at age 97! What a woman! Essie (on the right) with a friend

Here she is posing in my daddy's sailor blues.


Here she is being silly!

Here is Essie with her favorite husband Fred.

This would have been a great pic to have posted on April 15th!

Essie and Fred Dagan in the early 1940's

Monday, April 21, 2008

Picture Day!

My Chicks on Picture Day
Don't be fooled. They love the camera!

Drama Queen Chick


Yeah, Ladies I'm Rhett. You better watch your backs!

My chicks get pretty quiet when I come to visit.

Sometimes I wonder what is going on in their little minds.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hail Storms and Apple Blossoms!

Our Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Close up of the Apple Blossoms

One of our Oklahoma Red Bud Trees

Knowing we were in for some bad weather I went out and took a few pictures of my beautiful Apple tree that was in full and fragrant bloom! The redbuds were also covered with gorgeous blooms. Unfortunately, early this morning we were hit with a powerful hail storm! There was hail the size of marbles coming down with a vengeance. It knocked alot of the blooms off but I think everything is going to be ok.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wall painting and thrifting

It's been awhile since I posted. I've been taking advantage of dry days by working on my flower beds and such. Yesterday it was pouring cats and dogs again so I thought it would be a good day to go to daughter Amanda's and paint that wall mural she has been wanting for grandson's room. Later I stopped by the thrift store. I am trying to find some trinkets for a chandelier idea that is burning in my mind. It will be posted later when I get it finished. Anyway, here are a few pictures of the OREGON TRAIL map I painted in Grandmunchkin's adorable western bedroom and the few items I purchased at the T-store. Enjoy!
Cute little frame with oval glass and a Silver Heart Tray

Pretty cut-work napkins, table runner, and place mats.
Crochet lace pillow shams

Close-up of the map

OREGON TRAIL map

A view of the room! So cute!