Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wedding Flowers, Finds & Prayer's Needed

 We had great success at Bachman's floral! The consultant was very helpful. Daughter will have a large bouquet of WHITE and Fuchsia Cally lilies with a little bling. The bride maids will have pink and the grooms men will have white as well as the Groom! We stayed UNDER budget. Hooray!!! Very simple and yet elegant. Everyone is happy :)  So, any local Bride to Be, GO TO BACHMANS! You won't be disappointed!!
Friday we went to 2 estate sales which had some good old treasures. The photos above show most of the goodies! The pyrex has it's lid. I'm keeping the canister set and the old Christmas cards to send out. Ball jars seem to be a hot item right now. I do have lids and they sell around $8+ each.

Tomorrow is a work night at Auntie M's. I'll bring home smalls that aren't selling and they will end up in our "estate" sale in May. It's going to be a HUGE sale!!! 2 garages loaded!!! plus things under a canopy!

Hubby put down new indoor/outdoor carpet in the breezeway. "Some" little doggie has used it for her potty area! NAUGHTY! Anyone want a little dog???  Another project done!

There are some bloggers out there that need our prayers. I'm not going to link you up to them, as I didn't ask them for permission to share this with you....Linda has breast cancer and her first chemo is Monday. Deb's Mom has passed on. Sharon's sister has also passed on. Sandy & Erica suffer from RA. Laura's hubby needs a job and Theresa's brother is in the hospital. My BIL is in the hospital with bacterial meningitis since Thursday. I'm sure there are many others who need our prayers...God is Powerful, a Healer of our hearts and physical needs and only wants the best for us! Thank you for those of you who pray.  


Monday, April 21, 2014

Recent finds & Project

THANK YOU ALL so MUCH for the Birthday Wishes!! It was a sweet birthday. On Friday hubby and I went to a collector's estate sale and it was pretty good! Prices, so-so, but we bought treasures. The ones in the photo above and below. I now have 3 old puppies. This one looks like Jackson Brown:)  2 old scrabble games and some fun tins!!!

Isn't that small baby shoe form darling:) Cool blue bird tins. There were some bluebird plates, but too beat up for me.  Saturday we went to a big flea market at the fair grounds. It was windy and a tad chilly! I bought a couple kids books. Things there were high. There were some very cool treasures, but not for my pocket book! Always fun to window shop!!!
 Bought these a couple weeks ago. Clocks always sell at the booths. The old grate is for my collection :)

This is my tiny dinning area that needed trim. SO, I stain & varnish the trim and hubby installs it. That is how we work on projects around here:)
Much better! I wanted to have this done before a blogging friend comes to visit me in May! Sandy, from 521 Lake Street is coming here! Having company is one way to get projects done, plus the wedding! LOL!!!

It was a very nice Easter! The weather was perfect. Lots of food and family here! God is GOOD! I hope you all had a Blessed Easter also!

Daughter tried on her wedding dress and it's a tad tight! We are getting SERIOUS about dropping a few pounds! It's 5 months away!!! This Saturday is the florist appointment. They ordered the invitations yesterday on line.

Hoping to get the yard work started soon! Always something to do :)


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Celebrating Easter & My Birthday

 HAPPY EASTER~ HE IS RISEN!!!  May the Lord Bless you and yours. I am so Thankful for what Jesus did for me and you on the cross. May you draw closer to Him. This postcard belonged to my Grandma and was sent to her in April 1922 for her 4th birthday from her Grandma! COOL, Right!

Saturday is my Birthday! I'm hoping for a wonderful spring day! It's cold this week. Crazy!I had to wear my winter coat this morning... I wish I had a pretty dress like this for my birthday this year! LOL!

It's going to be a fun and full rest of the week. Tomorrow meeting my friend, "Jeanne" for lunch and some treasure hunting. Thursday is Bible study. Friday, hubby and I are going antiquing. Saturday, not sure what the plan is and of course, Sunday is EASTER! The "kids" and my Mom will come over for lunch after church. It's going to be an AWESOME  few days. It's never too early to celebrate!
Easter Blessings to YOU ALL!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bachman Ideas House

 All these photos are from the Bachman Ideas house. This is the porch table setting. It's light and refreshing. This theme for spring felt very "clean" and light. A change from other idea house themes. I do love the paint choices. Bachmans is a family run florist, garden and decorating store with a few stores in Minnesota. The main store is in Minneapolis and has a awesome restaurant!!!

Napkins for window treatments in the kitchen. Of course, HANKIES would also work!

Dinning room is very clean and refreshing.

 Fun way to organize a small bathroom!

 Master bedroom.

The "den" is cozy and I love the wicker "chair".... It is always fun to see new ideas and thoughts for decorating ones home.

Gotta run today. More later!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Booth Downsizing & Easter goodies

 Won this sweet bunny from Celestina Marie last year I think! She painted the bunny and eggs and they are so pretty on my table. Sorry I can't link her up as I don't have her right new blog address. See my sidebar!

 Before is above. It is a 10 X 9 space with 2 duty days....

After is 10 X 7 feet with 1 duty day. It looks much smaller as the cases aren't that narrow. Sales haven't been the best for us at this shop. Hoping for huge improvement! Time will tell.

Sweet Sandy sent a little Easter treats my way! Thank you, Sandy!!! She made the darling little birdies. They are so cute and have glitter on them.

Went to the Bachman Ideas House and will share the few photos I took there. Pretty colors and rather a "modern"  and "clean" feel to this theme.

Any Easter plans??? Since my birthday is the day before, it will be a combination celebration! I'm not sure about the meal or any other details.

Snowed on Friday and it's almost melted. ENOUGH!! Took the puppies on a walk today and then they got a bath. Dirty feet and bellies, but we all enjoyed the walk.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Cloche Swap & Card/Tag Swap


Kim K was my partner for the Easter/Spring Cloche Swap and see the Darling bunny cloche she made for me! PLUS, she made the sweet pea pot basket and the little egg! Sorry there is glare on the photo. She also sent along a few goodies/papers/cookie cutter and sweet treats! THANK YOU SO MUCH, KIM!!!  She gave me very sweet keepsakes for my Easter mantle!  :)

I was also in the "A Swap for All Seasons" swap and the theme was Mom's day in Peach! I received this darling card, tag and peach embellishments from Lorraine. She sews on her cards and tags and that makes them so special!!! THANK YOU, Lorraine. I'm pretty sure that the card and tag will stay with me :)

This little Sweet Pea will be 4 tomorrow! She was naughty today and "pooped" in the house...Bad Dog! So, she may not get any presents tomorrow....LOL!!!

Thursday I am going to the twice a year "A Gathering of Friends" sale and then to the Bachman Ideas house. A fun day with a couple of fellow dealers. Of course we will have lunch out!  I'm looking forward to the Idea house. (it might snow on Thursday!)

Saturday is my duty day at Auntie M's. We down-sized our booth so that our rent is less and have 1 duty day a month instead of 2. I'll show you the before and after soon.