Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This grapevine pumpkins was from Robin at The Robin's Nest and is beautiful when lit up. A big pumpkin on my metal painted bucket and a tassel from Susie at Bienvenue. Remember, if you need an adorable tassel for anything visit her here.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
It really was a fun little project. This kit had the colored balls and the wire and gave complete, precise instructions of what to do.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Look at all of this! A pumpkin kitchen towel, beautiful ironwork tray, a huge nest and a tiny sign saying "Have a Boo-tiful Day!"
Also, a gorgeous picture frame with a satin ribbon on it. I can't wait to put the perfect picture in it.
Here are a couple of the items right now up on my computer desk. I just LOVE all of my goodies and want to thank Shannon for this great gift.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Melissa at The Inspired Room is hosting a 20 Things to Treasure in Autumn.....why don't you join in?
- fires in fireplaces
- flannel sheets
- pumpkins and gourds
- smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, cloves
- warm robe with cozy socks
- chili with cornbread
- going to the Pumpkin Patch
- hot chocolate
- having the windows open
- craft shows
- lounging in a warm tub
- cool days and crisp nights
- colorful leaves
- friends and family
Saturday, September 20, 2008
- I could shop every day! Seriously, not grocery shop but any other kind of shop.
- At my very part-time job I wear capris, tees and flip flops.
- I have owned a poodle almost all of my life.
- I LOVE vegetables and many times get a vegetable plate at restaurants when we go out to eat.
- I have some kind of fascination with cookbooks (and have a lot) but I hate to cook....go figure!
- I am 13 years older than my only other sibling, my brother (same parents) and he was 5 years old at my wedding.
Now here are the rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Write 6 random things about yourself.
- Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
- Let each person know you tagged them by leaving a comment on your blog.
- Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.
So I am going to tag:
Katie at Blessed By 3 Miracles
Ramona at A Day in the Life of Ramona
Duchess at The Daily Adventures of Four Ed's
Shannon at Bless Our Nest
Gretchen at Bird Nest Cottage
Debbie at Ribbonwood Cottage
Friday, September 19, 2008
The normal price on these tea light holders was $19.99.....I can't believe they sold any for that price. They are not very big at all. Lucky me, I got them for the bargain price of $1.99.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Look at this beautiful tissue paper.......
I won her market bag that she knitted herself!!! Can you believe it DAWN MADE this!!! How talented is she!?!!
Also included was a little something extra.....some DAWN...how cute is that!!!?! Thank you so much Dawn and I just LOVE it and can't wait to use it.
Then a day or so later I won AGAIN....oh my gosh!!! This giveaway was from Diane from A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words. I couldn't believe my luck and couldn't wait to see what I won. My box came in the mail....as I said that is exciting itself......
Look at the fabulous goodies....I just know Diane picked them out especially for me. Seriously, they are just perfect. A magnolia scented candle...it truly smells heavenly, some Southern Comfort Praline Pecans, some adorable decorative towels with some sparkle on them (these will only be used in my decorating) and a fabulous iron birdie holder ( will hold candles, nests, and right now a pumpkin). It is hard to see the birdie holder but believe me it is CUTE!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Pretty plates and crystal candle holders....these are to make some more "homemade" cloches.
I think the pattern is so pretty and delicate and will be beautiful under a cloche with some shells or summery items. Look at all of these!!! I think I will probably paint one more black and the rest will probably be white (you know already thinking ahead). And I just fell in love with the Welcome sign.
Here is a close up of the sign. It has been put away until after all the holidays. Now the Welcome sign was a little pricey for that store but I still only paid $4.23 for everything. I'll take a bargain like that any day!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Books galore - bins and bins
One of the two attached outside tents with strollers, outdoor push toys...just all kinds of things....
Bassinets, electronics, tables of toys...
Just look at all the stuff....anything you want for a child.
I believe that was the rack in the back of maternity clothes and bins of accessories, sleepers, undergarments, etc......
There are racks upon racks of clothes, all double hanging (top & bottom) for every size, girls and boys up to size 14/16. There is a whole room of girls and a whole room of boys clothes.
Here we are with our working aprons on. I was checking in clothes and scanning them for stains, correct on the hanger, right barcoding, pinned together if multiple pieces. Renee was working on the racks. We volunteered for 6 hours yesterday.
We use a laundry basket to shop with. You are going through the racks pulling out clothes tossing them into the basket. Then we sit down and go through them thoroughly and again check for stains and if we really want that. We have tons of fun. I was a long day though. We left at 7:15 a.m. and didn't get home until 10:30 p.m. This sale is so big in the area that this year they added a whole other building that was just as full as this one. So, we not only shopped at the one we worked at but also at the other building.....whew.....