Sunday, July 18, 2010

My finds

Auction Finds

Here are some of my auction finds for the last couple of weeks.

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P1010775 P1010763P1010755 P1010773 This is just the big stuff!  I have more in boxes!  Gotta go through all that sometime and get it ready to sell!  Yikes!  Never enough time!

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P1010778 P1010779 Here are some booth pics too.  Running out of room.  I need to sell more stuff or get a bigger booth.

Sitting Pretty!



My five dollar ugly duckling has turned

into a swan!  I just love how this turned

out.  The colors really pop!

This was my first so called upholstery

job.  I used the staple gun and it was

so easy.  Hope you guys like the


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I actually won something!

I am so excited to say that I won the giveaway over at Red Door Home

The Hip Hostess sponsored this give-away and I won a cool new apron!  Their aprons are tres chic.  Love all of their designs.  I picked the wild melon splash.  Love the colors and the paisleys.  It is too cool.  I never win anything so I am very surprised.  I think I am going to get a few of these for Christmas gifts.  Too cute!  

Stop by and check out Red Door Home.  It is a great blog with lots of great ideas.  Thanks Stacey for the opportunity to win this cool apron!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

My cute little ladder sold and cool crate shelves are gone.

I already miss my sweet little ladder.  Now I have to find a new one.  The other one I got was swiped by my husband.  My old crate shelves are going to need to be replaced now too.  Have to get some more character going in the booth.  I think I will just take my primitive chair I was going to redo and sit her up there for a little shelf for my basket of flowers and to hang baskets off of.  Was going to use her on the patio. 


Not much is going on here.  My babysitter is gone to Florida til Sunday and I sure miss having one of the girls watch Willow while I need an hour or two to get some stuff done.  There is a BIG auction next Saturday that one of them is going to get hired for.  ha ha Too hot to drag a 2 year old out in 100 degree heat for a blasted auction.

It’s never too hot to drag me out.  That’s when all the prices go down. 

Ya gotta be able to take the heat or you will miss an awesome deal.  Not me!  Bring on the sun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

White Wednesday

P1010377 This was the ugliest chandelier when I got it.  A coating of shiny white paint and this ugly duckling turned into a swan.   Amazing makeover I think!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hoo are you Tuesday?




I just found this fun little button on Paisley Passion. Her website is very cute.  You should check it out!  I Thought it would be fun to know a little about everyone that visits.  If you want to participate I would love to hear from you!

1. What is your favorite restaurant?  Goldie's ( cheese fries) buger joints in Oklahoma --- Texas Roadhouse- Love the bloomin Onions

2. What kind of music do you like? Red dirt country (Cross Canadian Ragweed)  Alternative - Fave is Candlebox

3. What do you watch on TV?  Antiques Roadshow, House Hunters, and love Royal Pains

4. Do you enjoy reading and if so what kind of

books do you read?  Like Country Living, Flea Market Style and other shabby chic decorating mags

5. What is your favorite color?  Black to wear!  also Like shades of brown and love the color magenta (looks ugly on me though - magenta that is!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

My “made in Italy” terra cotta planter

This is my 50 cent planter!  What a find!  I almost kept it but went and put it in my booth.   I sold my ugly 2 dollar desk today too.  Made twenty bucks on it! Would have made more if I had repainted it, but was lazy.



Sunday, July 4, 2010

Great Garage Sale Finds

Yesterday was a great day with lots of good buys.  I got a nice Home Interiors mirror plus another mirror with shutters from another retailer for 4 and 3 dollars.  Sold them before I got them to my booth in the parking lot.  Sold each for less than they were worth but I still made 20 bucks plus my money back.  Bought some planters for fifty cents (one was a HUGE terra cotta one)!!!! Sold those in the parking lot unloading my car.  Found another wooden step ladder for a dollar too.  Hubs says he is keeping it.  Already used it and said it was perfect!  Could have turned a profit on that one probably.  I got some other cool stuff for next to nothing.  Will have to get pics up. 
I sold over a hundred dollars in my booth this month and figured that I only spent about 12 bucks on the stuff that sold.  I made all my money back from last month’s auctions and paid my booth rent before that.  Hubs was impressed that I did well.  I still have a whole booth full of stuff to turn a profit on too.  I LOVE doing this.  Wish I could do this for a living and go do shows.  That would be the life!!!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010



HAVEN’T BEEN BARGAIN HUNTING FOR TWO WHOLE WEEKS NOW!!!! Hubs is watching Willow tomorrow so I will get to hunt without watching little hands grab and want germ-ridden toys.  I also won’t have to worry about her breaking something mommy doesn’t have the money to pay for either.  She, luckily, has never broken anything.  She is usually really pretty good about looking without touching, but she is starting to get a mind of her own now and will occasionally grab what she can reach.  Not good when what she can reach is an antique glass dish that costs more than a couple of dollars.  I will not know what to do without her.  I am excited at the thought of roaming in the heat til my heart’s content though.  Watch out!  Here I come with a pocket full of ones!  Ha HaP1010655

With momma’s purse—a bargain shopper in training!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yet another giveaway post!

Junkology is giving away a cool hat or tee in their "What is it?" give away contest.  I couldn't figure out what it was, but I am sure someone knows.  Plus, of course, there are other ways to win.

I woke up at 6 am this morning.  I laid Willow down and fell asleep with her at 9 and didn't wake up til this morning.  I even fell asleep with my contacts in.  I slept really good.  I didn't even want to go back to bed after I got up.  I have been looking at the give-aways ( I don't know if I am spelling that right).  Maybe I will win something.  I don't really have much else to post about.  My camera was locked up and hubs just got it fixed for me last night.  I did sand down my delapidated old table with a sander to get the gorilla glue blobs sanded off.  I used an electric sander all by myself.  I used the elbow grease method for the rest of it.  Still have a little bit to go, but it is getting there.  Weeded in the yard which should be a before picture.  Almost down with the landscaping around the front of the house.  The back of my legs really hurt from bending down.  Today I think I am going to try to dig up the old shrubs in the front that I hate.  Hate little cedar trees.  Just ugly.

Red Door Home: Why Wait to Celebrate and a Fantastic Giveaway!

Red Door Home: Why Wait to Celebrate and a Fantastic Giveaway!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Need a fix

Went back home this weekend to visit family so I missed all of my junk huntin’ for the whole weekend.  I don’t think there are going to be any auctions this weekend either.  Going to have to make the garage sale scene  and get some stuff painted.  I do have to sand down my broken down table and paint it.  I put gorilla glue on it and it will look quite shabby chic once I get it painted and distressed.  I then have to paint the table at the end of the hall.  Hubs would like me to also paint the bedroom.  Lots to do I guess.  I just need to get a little bargain shopping done to hold me over for another 2 weeks. 

P1010601 Isn’t she just lovely?  Use your imagination.  She will shine once again , once I get done with her anyways.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I just love this ladder!



I just love this ladder!  I so want  to take it home with me, but it is very attractive and invites visitors into my booth.  Would you guess that I got this ladder and 2 others for 2 bucks at an old farm auction?  Had to give one away because it wouldn’t fit in my car.  I was happy to see that the bigger ladder I put in my space was gone and this little one is still here to make me smile just a little longer.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

She bids and she scores!!!!

 Russel Wright Modern Dinnerware circa 1939 - 1959.  This creamer bowl is so cool!  The sugar bowl is missing a lid, but everything else (6 cups and saucers, 6 bread and butter plates and 6 dinner plates) are all in mint condition.  So very excited to have found them!!!!! This set was what I wanted on the trailer of stuff displayed too.  I had never heard of Russel Wright or Steubenville before, but had a feeling they were worth something.  I feel bad about how low I paid after I came home and researched them.  I struck gold.  Will have to figure out how to work e-bay, since these are too nice to put in my booth.  Do not want someone to come by and drop one of these babies. Auctioneer told me not to let them go.  Guess he knew what he was talking about.  God was definitely smiling on me yesterday.  It truly was a perfect day.  Mary my new friend from the last auction was there and I made some new friends too.  Hubby even took me to McDonald's for lunch afterwards.  What a big spender!  Just teasing.  I actually like their little hamburgers and fries.  It did blow my diet, but "Oh well!  You only live once."  Might as well be happy with a bit of meat on your bones.  I do love my carbohydrates!  I did cut down on my sugar quite a bit this week though.

Aren't these just so cool??????

This sugar bowl is missing a lid, but it is in a rare color.  I think it is just the perfect shade of blue even though it is called cedar green.  I just love this set.  Would keep it for myself but I am clumsy and it would probably have a safer home somewhere else. Besides I think I can make my money back on my auction spending ror the last 3 months if I can sell it.

Anyone care for some corn on the cob?

Got this sandwiched in between some othe bowls I didn't even know that came with what I bid on.  It is just gorgeous!

Can't wait to bake a cake in one of these!

Got 6 of these.  I bought them from an old guy who just likes to bid on stuff and they were with his stash and I paid him for them.  Just 2 bucks for all 6.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beautiful Pillow giveaway

Go to and sign up for the awesome pillow giveaway.  These pillows are from a wonderful retailer Outer Banks Trading Company.  Lacefield Designs makes the pillows.  Anyway stop by the Inspired Room and check out all of the details.
Hope I win one.  They are the prettiest pillows I have ever seen made.

I have 15 followers! Hee hee

Made it to 15 followers tonight.  Too funny.  My husband thinks I am crazy for doing my goofy little blog.  Gives me something to do when everyone is in bed and am manic and can't sleep.  Just got done finishing cleaning the kitchen.  I made chicken fry, mashed potatoes and real homemade gravy made with the dripping from the chicken fry batter. Just like a good southern wife would do. My husband is not from the south (Chicago and Spokane) He got stuck with an Okie.  
 Was very proud of myself.  I don't like gravy and it usually ends up looking like mortar mix, but I tried really hard tonight and it turned out awesome!  My husband said it did anyway.  I double breaded the chicken fry's and they were great.  Last time I cooked them, they bled when we cut into them. Not a good sign.  They did however look very nice and crispy.  This time I cooked on a lower heat for a longer time.  Chicken fry isn't supposed to be bloody is it? 
I would like to say " Thanks! to you 14 followers! ( I am a follower too. My little area looked so sad with no one following when I started.  How pathetic of me.:(   Very excited to see that people are coming by every now and then. (even if they are just getting here by mistake) I know I am not that exciting but I try.  Going to an auction tomorrow.  Love this auctioneer.  He was the one that hauled my load of crap back to the house when my husband  was gone. He will be glad to see me again. HA!!!!   He did tell me to come this week though....  This time I won't need him to truck my stuff back to the house cuz the babysitter lives just a block away from this auction. I can just load up and haul it to her house for pickup from my poor husband later.  Free babysitting too tomorrow.  Girls are going swimming in their yard and gonna watch the baby.  How sweet.  They just love her.  I am one lucky mama when it comes to babysitter and her family.  Truly God put them in my path.  They are just angels.   Well, I have blabbed on and probably just boring you, but it is kind of fun to ramble on without anyone telling me to shutup!  I love to talk, but I am trying to be a better listener.  Love reading everyone's little stories on their blogs.  It's nice to know that there are other crazies out there like me and a lot of sane people that give some of us crazies great ideas.  I will leave you with a picture of my box of door parts..... got for a dollar with some other junk last week.  Imagine that!  Auctions are better than the Dollar General any old day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Giveaway at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home

Check out the Santos doll giveaway at  Her blog is just awesome.  I just found her and have heard about her wonderful shop on lots of other bloggers' sites.  She is celebrating 750 followers!  WoW!  I am happy to have 12.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

window to dining room wall art

Here is what I did with my old window I got at a garage sale.  The glass had already fallen out and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it and my wall was empty next to the dining room table.  How Boring!  Anyways, I decided to hang it there.  The color of the old paint blends well with our colors.  I put the little wreath on there that I had hanging somewhere else.  I think it will look better with a bigger wreath, but for now it works,  Even Steve said it looked good.  Ha ha 
Looking at it on this post, I must get a BIGGER wreath.   Garage sales start tomorrow!!!! Yea!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flowers and the many shades of hydrangeas on one bush!

I am linking to nifty thrifty tuesday

Checkout nifty thrifty tuesday at coastal charm.  She has a great site.  I am linking up wit one of my posts of auction finds.  Hope you are having a great day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Think I have a boring blog! How sad!

Got a feedgit thing that tells me where traffic is coming from on my blog.  Well it's mostly  coming from my house.  Did get two others today, but it still seems very sad.  I have to figure out what to do to jazz up my blogging.  I try to be funny.   I know I don't have enough of before and after because lately I feel like the before has too much character to be turned into an after.  I have been busy in my booth though and need to get some cool pics of my little vignettes that I have down.  Probably still not as impressive as some of the other way.... cooler sites showcasing all of their talents.  Well... today as I was dusting the table my husband had made for me for Christmas( which needed to be stained or painted), I just decided right then and there to whip out the stain I got on clearance and get after it.  Didn't take a before pic without stain, but I did manage to get a before picture of the mess.  So... without further adew or more boring rambling here is my before and after.  Pretty lame, but maybe one more person will accidentally hit the wrong button and end up here and see it.  Ha ha
I did get some pictures of my beautiful Hydraneas outside today, but I will put those up tomorrow.  Thinking about a giveaway to lure unsuspecting people to my crazy little blog.  What could I give away?
The before!  See the rose petals somebody who shall remain nameless dumped all over the floor.
The After!  All nice and neat! I love my new bird cage!