Thursday, October 22, 2009

Before and After

You may remember:

Now: with a little make-over magic:

Fabby/shabby goodness!

Just Arrived:

These are the most lovable bears made from vintage findings! They are created by Ronda Powell, she lives about 2 hours south of us in Pennsylvania. A few weeks back she was on a shopping weekend with a friend and happened in, isn't it amazing how kindred spirits find one another? A great conversation, a few emails, a couple of photos and voila!
She has graciously allowed me to name them, so I thought tags of vintage little girls and fun old fashioned names would be fitting.
Lola, Ophelia, Ruthy, Gittel, Mitzy and Caroline are waiting patiently for new homes, that is if I can "bear" to part with them...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I love the first snowfall!


Waking up, yesterday to this was a special Birthday treat:

My next special treat of the day was delivered by my very, very special friend, September, a pumpkin latte (yum! my fav!) and a little jewel that caught our eye a few weeks back

Threw in a little junkin'

Went to dinner with 5 gal pals at my favorite Restaurant. Was graced at the end of dinner by a delightfully large almond amaretto cake that we were thinking was way too generous of this restaurant to provide, however my Mom and Dad snuck in before we got there picked it out, paid for it and had it delivered at the end of our meal, sweet huh?

And ended the evening snuggling with my husband and son who gave me a gift card for the mall to buy all the things I need but hate to spend money on...

I am so thankful for all the wonderful people in my life...

I could not have asked for a better day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank you to all that came out for:
"Moonlight and Magic"
This was my first 4 day open house, despite the fact my OONTHEJS was in overdrive, I loved every minute of it!!!
{**OONTHEJS-overly obsessive need to have everything just so.}
{as a medical professional I have been an advocate of this diagnosis for years, remember friends you heard it here first!!!}

All heading to the shop for the open house. Remember the buffet/credenza type thingy... this is it, in all its pretty shabby glory!

This is Melanie from Sugarhill Farm, she has wonderful essential oils, vinegars, creams, bath salts and much much more, not to mention she is a total cutie pie.

You can check her out at:

This funky, fashionable hat ends up on every fun loving chick's head! What is it about pink flowers?

And don't think for a minute that I didn't get up at the crack of dark Saturday morning to search for goodies that I couldn't possibly live without:

Jack pot!!!*8* French books!!!

A pile of over 25 matching doilies.

Some groovy vintage purses.

An awesome blue enamel tub, sweet green vintage wicker hamper, cool rose waste can, another (I know what you are thinking) covered cake plate, the sweetest pink and blue vintage quilt, and a tapestry pillow.

BUT, the most interesting was this:

An antique wine shipping crate from Portugal 1941...<>

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Fun...

Before and After

Not so lovely...

Ahhhhh lovely...

Friday Finds and Saturday Treasures

Slim pickins'
Not a great week for junkin'...
Did you ever notice when you have an event coming up that you want extra stock for the goods just aren't there?
Any whoooo, I did pick up this very cute or soon to be cute piece.
Thankfully since I sold my sweetie pie cream desk in the window I needed a breath taking replacement.
You just wait to see this baby in its true shabby form...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Halloween teaser:
I've started the holiday window, this is just a sneak peek:Much More to Come...

Friday Finds and Saturday Treasures

Last Weeks Finds, that is...
A great oval mirror with the original rose decal, very cute ruffled slip, a cute vintage umbrella (and an amazing carpet bag not shown ?can you guess who I'm gonna be for Halloween?) and a handful of great purses.

An aluminum serving pitcher, gold rimmed cream and sugar servers, books and a stash of great jewels for projects.

Along with this sweet white table.

As you know, Thursday evenings are full of anticipation for me...I can't wait for my Friday treasure hunt. So, stay tuned to the junk channel!

Sooooooo many goodies never enough time (or $$).