Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Last finds of 2016

These are my last estate finds of 2016.  Most of this was a 10.00 bag:)  Love it when the estate sale has "bag" sales.

HAPPY NEW YEAR blogging friends.  I hope that the New Year brings much happiness, good health, peace, joy and many Blessings from the Lord!

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Merry Christmas to all of my blogging friends. May the New Year bring many Blessings, Hope, Joy, Peace, Health, Happiness. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! 


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Mail

I received this from Linda, Itsy Bits & Pieces,  yesterday. A very unexpected gift of JOY! Thank you so much!

This Santa & reflector is from Sandy. She also sent all the goodies below! Thank you so much, Sandy. Sandy's blog is 521 Lake Street. She has stopped blogging so I won't link her up.

Lot's of crafting supplies.

I am working on Christmas cards. Lot's of snow is coming tonight and very cold temps, so I hope to finish them tomorrow. Maybe I'll make cookies too!

Thankful that I have a cozy and warm home.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Luncheon Tablesettings

Saturday was the Christmas luncheon at church and this darling dress form was made by one of the talented ladies on the committee. She is so talented. She also made the faux food on the trays.

I love the colors the hostess used. Love the snow flake plates.

Red and white are a favorite color scheme that was used.

Love the square plates and the shoehorns are a favor. So unique.

I set this table and used paper plates with my Cup of Christmas teacups. I didn't have enough and used some other Christmas teacups. I used paper plates to encourage other ladies to set a table in case they don't have china.

I also set this table, again with paper plates.  I added candles after I took the photo.

I think this is my favorite one!! She used a bedspread on top and the snowflake plates. This was set by a mom & daughter!

Altogether there were 18 tables that were set for this event. 153 ladies/girls signed up.  I set 2 tables because we didn't have enough hostess.  We also had a candy bar for all to get treats from. This year my daughter and grandgirl came along with my mom & middle sister and a couple of friends.

Now I have time to get my Christmas cards done, wrap a few presents, buy a few gifts and maybe bake some cookies, hubby's favorite.

Merry Christmas....I have heard people saying this greeting this year! Hooray!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Decor is Up

Vignette on the coffee table

Silver, white and shinny mantle this year.

The tree has the same theme going on. 

Santa corner...ho ho ho ....

The real Reason for the Season! The Birth of the Savior, Jesus!

The Christmas luncheon at church is this Saturday and I am setting 2 tables! I will take photos and share them later. All together there will be 18 tables decorated by different women. Almost 150 ladies coming. Lot's to do for the event as I am on the committee.  We are also having a candy bar. Just like last year and that is a hit with everyone!


Monday, November 21, 2016

More Bachman's Christmas Ideas House

Sweet sign that was in the kitchen.

Beautiful dining room table setting. Love the colors!

Fun bathroom ideas...

JOY my favorite word and love the "window" pieces  :)

Pretty bedroom.

I hope you found some ideas. More of the tour to come!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bachman's Christmas Ideas House

On Friday my Mom and I went to the Bachman Christmas Ideas house. This is some of the outside decorating.  I didn't take photos of everything.

Sweet mitten wreath on the shed door. Love it!

One of the outside window boxes already for the holidays. Love this too!

This is the porch into the house.  So many ideas!!! My-Oh-My!

I will show you more of the house in later posts.

On Tuesday, Erica and Tammy are coming over and we are having a Christmas Craft day! Hot glue gun, here we come! I will take photos of our creations!

Tonight is my TV night. 3 good shows on the public TV station.  The Durrell's of Corfu, Poldark and Indian Summer (which is okay) Not much on the regular TV and we don't have cable, dish or satellite
 etc... Is anyone else watching these shows?

Has anyone started decorating for Christmas?? I have seen some people have on instagram! Too early for this gal! I enjoying see how they are decorating for Christmas.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Thanksgiving Mantle & Christmas at the Booth

Here is my simple Thanksgiving mantle...turkey plates & figurines. Easy-peasy! I am very Thankful for the many blessings that God gives to me and my family!

Last week I brought in a few things for Christmas! This is my booth at Antiques on Mainstreet in Hopkins, Mn.  I will be bringing more in until December.

I did  a little rearranging too. It's always a good idea to change/move your treasures around.

We turned the clocks back last night and now it is dark too early for me! I do like having the sun up when I get up...oh well. With the weather so wonderful, it doesn't feel like I need to think about the upcoming holidays.

I think we are having soup and pie for our Thanksgiving dinner.  I have done it a few years ago.  The "kids" have other homes to go to and eat a large meal, so having soup and pie is perfect!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Enchanting Rose Teacup Swap Reveal

The very sweet and lovely, Stephanie from the Enchanting Rose has a wonderful teacup swap. I received all these fun wrapped gifts from Susan.

Susan, who doesn't have a blog sent me this peony teacup. Peonies are my favorite flowers. It is s very pretty teacup!

Susan also sent along a few extras which I have enjoyed. Teas, the seasonal potholder, teabag,  sweet mini book and a calendar for next year! THANK YOU SO MUCH, SUSAN! You are a generous lady!

You can visit Stephanie's blog tomorrow for the Reveal. Stephanie is a blessing to so many bloggers. THANK YOU, Stephanie for putting together this twice a year swap. God Bless you! XO

Happy November! The weather in Minnesota is AWESOME!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Estate Sale Finds

Looks like Christmas finds were the finds of this sale. I tried not to buy too many Christmas treasures as I have a FEW totes already that need to be priced and off to the booths. Right after Halloween the Christmas treasures will appear in the booths.

Oops, I see this photo is a tad fuzzy! The large felt reindeer's may stay with me for awhile as I haven't seen any these before.

I thought that mini bench was cute. I may paint it before I bring it to a booth. The wood tote is cool also.

I made some pumpkin muffins today...YUM! way better than the sweet potato ones that I made a couple weeks ago.

We are going to a costume party on Saturday and I have no idea what I want to "be"!!!  Anyone else going to a party?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Mantle & Gifts from Blogging Friend

Here is my Halloween mantle. Nothing scary, just some good old fashion fun! I don't have a big collection.

I hope that kitty doesn't get Mr Owl. Both are vintage papers.

I rec'd a fun fall package from Debbie, my blogging friend. One of these "days' we will met! We enjoy sending each other gifts during the year. Thank you, Debbie :) I have been burning the candle which smells so very good!

The leaves are at peek in my area. So beautiful! God's amazing artwork/creation! The sun is shinning and the dogs are waiting for a walk! I hope you are able to enjoy this season!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Crafting Fun & Recent Finds

A few finds from a recent outing...

Recently, Oliva was over and we crafted for awhile. She made the fall banner above along with the autumn sign from scrabble letters.

I made a few cards and a couple of tags. 

Next post will be of my Halloween mantle. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Teacups Galore!!!

A couple of weeks ago, while doing my "duty" day at Mainstreet, a woman came in with a couple of boxes of teacups for sale....was I interested??? I bought all of them.!!!!

35 teacups and saucers. I have put a couple away for myself, a couple are already at the booth and the rest of them I need to price and bring to the antique shops.

Today I stayed home and baked banana bread and sweet potato muffins. All from scratch! YUM.  I should have been outside and enjoying this perfect fall day! I also cleaned the house and decorated the mantle with my vintage and cute Halloween things. I will post it soon.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Stay-cation Week

Hubby was home this week, staycation, and I made this delicious meal...recipe below.

Hubby had a birthday. We went to a few antique shops during the week, estate sale today and the "TO DO" list wasn't touched! Oh well! We also ate out a few times.

I started Bible Study Fellowship this week. This year we are studying the Book of John. You can go to the link and find a group in your area! It is international, non-denominational, and a very good study!

Fall is here. The temps are cooler, the leaves are beginning to change, the sun is setting earlier and I can feel fall in the air!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Fun & Catching Up

I bought some baby boos at a local grocery store. They are so much fun to use for fall decorating :)

I just love this little owl and I did find another one!

October will be a pumpkin mantle...I had to "peek" into my pumpkin tote...happiness :)

Busy week with my son's birthday and then my daughter's  and hubby's is next week.

Had the garage sale last week. Oliva, fellow blogger, stopped by. It wasn't the best garage sale that we have had.

I will be starting  Bible Study Fellowship at a local church, on Thursday afternoons. It is a wonderful study, open to everyone. This year the study is JOHN. I would encourage you to find one in your area

Fall is in the air!!!