Thursday, October 30, 2008

My oldest sister was born a Goblin

Born Halloween day 19 and 53.
My OLDEST sister. She's old. When I am as old as her she will always be the OLDEST. ...because she is so old.
happy birthday, sis
love you!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


My BOO! banner

Friday, October 17, 2008

Great Finds!

You can believe I snatched this beauty up fast! Glass soap dispenser with lots of bling! This will go in my bathroom.
I love this gorgeous lightswitch plate! Ornate metal with Mother of Pearl center. Again, this will go in my bathroom.

I have a weakness for small white flower vases so when I saw this cutie with all the little knobbies I had to have it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ok, back to 18th c Atelier

Enough about the new little dawg. I want to get back to my fav eye-candy and post more pics of things I love, love, love. Well I love a lot of things but I am always drawn back to this kind of stuff. I am a junker, thrifter person as you know. It goes back to when I was a small child and my goofy grandma would come for an extended visit. Her white station wagon would be PACKED with all sorts of things! Clothes (old clothes, old gowns, costume looking garb, western peasant skirts and blouses, etc), jewelry (turquoise and silver rings, bracelets, bangles, on and on), shoes (she wore the lace up the front, thick heeled shoes which was great for her to dance in) clear plastic heels (size 4 ladies...I am not kidding. I felt like one of Cinderellas ugly stepsisters trying to put those on). I could go on but I have obviously veered from my main subject here.
This is my grandma Essie Mae. You can blame the following on her.
First of all I must say that none of the pictures below are from my home. I wish they were (my friend Vicki may be poking her eyes out with a sharp stick right now. She has awesome style and beautiful home to prove it. No clutter there!). Here I go veering off the main subject.

Lovely, lovely chandelier! I need this! What time is it, you ask? Time for me to own a clock like this!
I just love jam-packed cabinets! Orderly = boring!
Again, neat and orderly is just down right boring.
I have stuff like this but I just need the cabinet!
I dearly love chippy painted furniture.
Oh, I can hardly wait for the holidays!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A new poopy, I mean puppy!

Lulu and I went to the flea market yesterday just to look around. After looking around for a while Lu spotted some puppies for sale. I told her they looked like they might be Australian Shepherds, the kind of dog my hubby has been wanting. Sure enough, that is what they were! There were two males and one female. This little guy stole our hearts so we bought him! Isn't he cute!!? Please pretend you don't notice the gawdawful flooring in my kitchen!
Just look at the dawg, look at the dawg!
Here he is thinking seriously of jumping off the porch!
Here he is after he jumped off the porch and landing on my flowers!
This puppy is pooped!
Allison called me in her room to show me how the puppy ended up sleeping.
He did this on his own. Oh, the easy life!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dressform Re-do

I can not claim this as my original idea. I got the idea of the dressform redo from another blogsite that I like to visit. I really like the way mine turned out.

Before Blahness!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hang on to your hat!

State Fair

I liked the piggies on the right riding piggyback
No, this is not a long necked poodle. It is a very funny looking Lama.
"No, I don't want to pet it".
My girls

Thursday, October 2, 2008

God Bless Sarah!

Chickies and Gourds

Rhode Island Red pullets. I only wanted a dozen but the minimum order at McMurray Hatchery was 24! YIKES! If all these babies survive we are going to be eating a lot of eggs; or chicken dinners! Aren't they cute!
Earlier in the summer season I planted about 6-8 gourd seeds. *(Never try to eat a gourd seed). Here are my gourd plants practically eating my potting shed. I love it! And yes, I need to mow!

Here is one of my many birdhouse gourds. I love the color!
I am the type of person that likes overgrowth. Neat and trim is for golf courses. Pictured is my orange sunflowers, morning glories, cosmos, and zinnias growing around and over the chicken yard fence.

Fun Stuff!

My old Underwood typewriter with the poem THE RAVEN by Edgar Allen Poe.
Say hello to my little trick-or-treater Karen. I need to find her a pair of shoes.
Her little plastic feet look so cold!
My latest thrift store find! Must make cushions!