Wednesday, May 28, 2008

An Update

We are back from our Memorial Day weekend away. We had a great time, did lots of fun stuff, but now it's time to "get busy!" I have less than two weeks til Farm Chicks and can you believe this? Isabel and I are doing a garage sale this weekend with some of our antique dealer friends. We cleaned out our booth and are getting rid of our junk that has been sitting around. I am also going to pull things out of the garage pile that I know I will never get around to fixing up. I am either ambitious or crazy, can't decide which one. The upside of doing the sale this weekend is that hopefully I will make some money to take with me to Spokane.

Here is a picture of my thrifting finds from last week. I had a really good day. Hit my usual thrift stores. Most of these will go to FC with me. Click on picture for a close up. My favorite finds of the day were the desk, pink clock (I'm keeping it!), little oak three drawer chest and the bassinet. The little metal rack on the top of the chest is perfect for holding test tubes which I am filling with vintage buttons. I got this idea from Joy.

On Thursday I went to my good friend Debbie's house where she helped me with a project. I had this laundry basket/cart for a long time. Got it at a garage sale ages ago. It had a nasty vinyl liner in it which we cut up to use for a pattern. I am super happy with the end result and I owe Debbie a huge thank you. She did 99.9% of the sewing on this project. She is a way better seamstress than I will ever be. So Deb, thanks so much! I still owe you lunch at PB.

We headed over to central Oregon on Friday to spend the weekend with my honey's folks. It was a very busy and fun weekend. We played golf, visited an antique mall (only found a couple things), went to see the new Indiana Jones movie (fun and good), went to church, and on Monday morning we went over to Black Butte ranch for a little trail ride.

Here is the view from the stable office. Kind of a cloudy day, but at least it didn't rain.

My favorite people in the whole wide world. Ready to ride.

My horse "Boots."

Here we are. Ready to go!

Patricia at Vintage Linen Treasures was sweet enough to tag me to do the things about me thing. I have been tagged a few times for this and I always have a hard time coming up with interesting or weird things to tell. So, if you are newish to my blog and want to know more about me, you can read about it here.

I am going to take a little blogging break for awhile, but will be back after Farm Chicks with lots of great pictures and hopefully some good stories for you.

Until then I will leave you with a picture I just got from my Dad of his long waited for new toy. Too cute!


Pat said...

Lisa, Good to "see" you today! I love your "new" old stuff, especially the little oak chest, and the laundry cute. Your little family is SO adorable! I'm glad y'all got out for the weekend. Isn't that a Smart car your Dad has? My son in San Francisco has been talking about getting's too cute!! I'll miss you while you are readying for Spokane...but will look forward to your return. You have a great safe, sell a lot and have a blast! Pat at birdnestontheground

My Shabby Roses said...

What a cute car! Guys and there toys! (o: It sounds like you had a wonderful week-end. I hope you do real well at Farm Chicks! Hope to see you there!

Linda said...

What a cute toy...he'll fun in it. Have a great sale at Farm Chicks....hope you take pictures. Linda

Rescued For You said...

Hello and thank you for creating such a great blog to visit! I am drawn to much of what you have here! Definitely my kind of place. I love love love your shopping cart liners! I have been doing markets in the Chicago area for 6 years and always take some ole carts to sell. Seems people always wished they had something to carry things in by the time they get to where I'm sat up! haha I have talked MANY a time about finding someone who makes liners! How sweet! Why do you live so far away? haha If you don't mind, I'd love to add a link to your blog from mine. I'm just getting started but know that anyone who visits mine would love yours!
Smiles, Lorie

Sweet Repose said...

Love your Dad's car, have a great time at Farm Chicks, can't wait to see the pics...thanks for stoppin' by the blog.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Farm Chicks! when and where is the sale??

miss gracies house said...

I wish you well at Farm chicks-what a cool undertaking! I'm not sure if I'll make it this is calling!
So have fun!

kat said...

Lovely cart liner from your friend Debbie--I have been searching for a liner for my grandmother's old laundry cart. Would your friend Debbie be interested in making one for me? (with pay, of course!)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh my gosh, that car is the cutest thing!

Good luck at Farm Chicks, I WANT that laundry basket thing!! so so cute

Michelle said...

You always find the best stuff!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love your dad's new car!! Love those cute alarm clocks you found, too!

Barn House said...

Hey Lisa! We knew there was something missing from the Diane-Joy-Isabel equation at our event!! :o) We are so sad not to be going to Farm Chicks with y'all...hopefully next year we will have Barn House in a manageable state so we can travel to some fun shows like that. We wish you the best...we know it's going to be a very profitable blast!!

J & J

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Lisa:

Your buggys are just lovely with the linings you have made.

I am really enjoying your blog and beautiful finds.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You are one busy chickadee! Love your horse, your dad's new toy (too cute!) and your sweet finds. Have fun at Farm Chicks and I know you will sell tons of stuff.


Timi said...

I can't wait to come find you at the Farm Chicks Show! I might need that cute little shopping cart.
Hope you have a wonderful time in Spokane and do well.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Lisa,
Love the new toy your dad got! Good luck with Farm Chicks, be sure to take lots of pics of course!
Loving your finds, I especially love the frames, they're so beautiful!

Timi said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED meeting you this weekend! We were all still talking about how much fun you were on our way home yesterday.
Hope you had a wonderful show. I also hope you have a massage and pedicure lined up for this week. YOU DESERVE IT! That was an INSANE SHOW!

WSU Laura said...

Hi Lisa!
It was great meeting you at the Farm Chicks show this weekend with Miss Timi. Cute stuff! Hoping we can get down to see you in Portland. People were constantly stopping Timi to find out where she got her oh-so-cute shopping basket. Crazy show -can't wait to hit it again next year. Hope you are relaxing.

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