Monday, July 27, 2015

Bedroom Tweaked & Finds


 I've been finding more Christmas...the Christmas Tea treasures I'm keeping for the Christmas tea party at church...The teapot was only $2.00  WHAT a Deal!!! Perfect shape!

More Christmas. Sweet as can be stockings :)  I'm keeping the drinking glass, but you already knew that. LOL!!



This wall was too "naked"...and boring...

Better don't you think! The center iron piece I bought when I was with Linda & Faye. The other pieces I've been saving for just the right spot!

Worked my duty day...sold a Jiffy peanut butter jar...the rest of the week I'm getting ready for the Girlfriend 60th Birthday weekend. We will be going to a Class of '73 - 60th Birthday party that I'm helping with at a sports bar on Saturday evening. Sunday just us girlfriend's are going on a Breakfast cruise on a local lake. Friday evening is "Happy Hour" at my home. I haven't seen one of the girlfriends for 10 years!!! Throw in a little shopping, eating, and catching up!!! FUN ~ FUN ~ FUN!!!

Hasn't the month flown by...I sure think so! I hope you all have a great week!!!
warmly,
deb

p.s. Another dear friend has ovarian cancer and surgery is Friday, if anyone would hold her up in prayer, you know I would deeply appreciate it! X0 Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Recent Finds


This little guy was a recent find on the milkweed that we are "growing" in the yard! I'll have to start looking for the cocoon :)

This is a vintage church "offering" bowl. It has a long handle to reach across the pew to gather the offering! It goes well with my church board!


Haven't bought buttons for awhile. I' trying my "hand" at games...



and some chintz for my collection! They had a tea pot, but it was chipped. I adore the square plates!

I met up with a couple of bloggers, Linda and Faye on Friday and we went treasure hunting. None of us took any photos...too busy talking! It was a pretty humid day, but that didn't stop us!

Another busy week, just like everyone else! So thankful the humidity went down. It was a perfect summer day! We went to the flea market early morning.

I forgot what I need to do to change my photo on my blog...can anyone help me out?! Must be a "age" thing! LOL!!

Keep Enjoying the summer!!
Keep cool,
deb

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Mantle & Meeting a Blogger


I finally changed up the mantle...seashells are fun to use :)  



I made the "sea shells" card last year and made it look old :)


 I thought the lantern looks good with shells in it...


Last week I was able to meet, Oliva, from Oliva's Creative Quest blog and sidekick, Jack.  It was a fun few hours of chatting and crafting! Thanks Oliva and Jack!!!

Update on sister....she is still having chemo treatments. I thought she was done, but not for another few weeks. Surgery sometime Sept(?)...

It going to be very HOT & HUMID the next few days around here...my goal is to stay COOL!

deb

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

China cabinet redo & Races


I've been wanting to paint the inside of this cabinet for YEARS and finally did it...before above


 After with all the treasures back in place. I wasn't going to put the lace trim up, but it looked to bare without it. Fresh, clean and thinned out!



I was at Elko Speedway in New Market on the 4th with daughter & SIL...I LOVE racing :) 
 Since it was the 4th they had motorcycle as an extra feature...they would do complete flips in the air!


and BUS FIGURE 8 racing.  No crashes ...sad face  :(   Fireworks after all the races. Nice evening!

Fun week with meeting a blogger, next post, lunch today with a girlfriend, tomorrow duty day, Friday a great estate sale to go to and bridal shower on Sunday!!! S-L-O-W down July, I want to enjoy the summer!!!

More Great News, a sweet high school girlfriend, Connie, is coming the end of the month as we are having a 60th Birthday gathering!!! There are 6 of us that try to get together. The last time was for our 50th birthdays! WOW!!!  CAN'T WAIT to see her!!

I hope you all are having a nice summer.
warmly,
deb

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recent Finds & Happy 4th !!!


My recent finds were Christmas ones along with the sweet rose light fixture which I plan on hanging somewhere in my home. Do you think I should paint the roses...would white be okay. I do like the red, but think another color would be better in my home.



 Deers were everywhere! LOL!!! Cute Santa too!


I don't have many things to decorate for the 4th with and made this wreath when the girls were here to craft. This will work.I could also get out my red vintage truck...hmm...maybe I'll dig around and see what I find! LOL!

Looks like I'm going to stock car races on the 4th with my daughter, SIL & grand girl. So far, hubby doesn't want to go along...

HAPPY 4th Of JULY!!!
warmly,
deb

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Gaga Over Kitchen Glasses & Gift

I am just "gaga" over vintage kitchen drinking glasses. I found some new ones yesterday. They are the ones with the red, yellow and aqua/green on them with flowers in a basket! Do you see my lemonade glasses...perfect with ice cold lemonade in them :)  




 This is inside the entire cabinet where my everyday plates are and my growing glass collection.  It is the little things that can put the biggest smile on my face :)


Which leads perfectly into some "love mail" from my friend, Debbie Kay! I also have a collection of themed kitchen towels...so now I have some for the 4th. Magazines to look over. I already saw a couple of recipes that I want to make. Debbie also knows that I make cards and sent me these packets of cards to make.
THANK YOU, Debbie! You are a sweetie who is always thinking of others!!XO

Tomorrow is my duty day. Tuesday my Grandgirl and I are going to see the movie "Inside Out" It is the FIRST movie that I am taking her to. When she was little, she seemed afraid of going to movies. Too loud she told me as one of her parents took her when she was little...anyway...I am so looking forward to time with her!! (Blessing!)

The garage sale was poor... under $200,oh well! There is always September!!!

The kids are coming over tonight for "dads" day.  My kids are from my first marriage. However, they feel that hubby is more of a dad to them. (Blessing!) He has been the one that is there for them!!!  Ribs on the grill, coleslaw and homemade honey cornbread muffins, that I just made this afternoon with banana cream pie...hubby's favorite! We are even going to eat outside on the picnic table.

I read this today: "Choose JOY"!!

warmly,
deb


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Recent Finds & Garage Sale~Part 2


 This is the cake I made for Mom's birthday. Angle food cake, whip cream, fresh strawberries and a drizzle or 2 of chocolate...YUM!!!


 Recent finds...baby ben clocks always sell, even it they don't work! The round license my stay at my house! I'm SO bad about keeping things...


 SO, here I go again with round TWO of the garage sale. I even went through SOME of my crafting papers!

I have my duty day tomorrow and then back to loading up the garage with more treasures! This is only MY garage. Hubby's had a TWO CAR garage and it will be LOADED TOO!! We are hoping for great weather and Many sales!!!

My bluebirds left the nest and I saw one of them take off! It was so sweet to watch and today while watering the flowers, a hummingbird decided to drink right there in front of me! That was AMAZING to watch! It sat on the feeder and drank away! I'm calling that my Blessing/Gift for the day. Each day I write down something in my journal to be thankful for or a blessing! Thanks, God!!!

I hope your week has Many Blessings/Gifts and there is Always, Always, Something to be Thankful for!
warmly,
deb