BTW, she had a wonderful time at camp and when I picked her up yesterday she gave me a tour of the whole camp which was just awesome. She also filled me in on all the fun things they did. Usually she is not so chatty so I was lovin it! Anyway, I'm glad to have her back home.
Did the garage sale thing on Friday and didn't find much. Here is a picture of the few things I did find.
Cute pink food cover thingy, (I sold a similar white one at Expo) cute wallpaper hat box, two glass flower frogs, box of vintage lace two adorable vintage hats, two crocheted runners (not pictured) and a chalk board (also not pictured). I pick up chalkboards whenever I find them for a good price as that is something I seem to always sell.
One sale was in a neighboring town and was advertised as a Barn Sale with antiques. Well, when I got there I was amazed to find a really cool old farm style house with outbuildings on a very large lot in an older neighborhood. I so wanted to whip out my camera and get some pictures and I would have asked if I could if there was anything at the sale I wanted to buy. Mostly clothes and toys and miscellaneous garage sale junk. I might have to sneak back there sometime and try to get some pics as I am not kidding, this was one cool house.
Last week in the scorching heat I ventured over to the "Street of Dreams" with my good friend Kate. It was industry night so anyone involved with building or decorating the homes was invited. We saw the most gorgeous homes with the most fabulous views you can imagine. Of course they were all decorated with new stuff and since I like the old, none were what you would call my style, but I could definitely appreciate all they had to offer. One had an actual massage room, steam room, sauna, indoor pool and hot tub, movie theater room, wine cellar and separate kitchen all on the lower level. I think it was about 11,000 square feet or something. Anyway, I did have my camera, but was just too overwhelmed to take any pictures. If you live in the Portland area, I definitely recommend you going to this.
I didn't get a lot done last week as I have really been trying to rest my foot. As I mentioned on a previous post, I have been having a lot of pain in the heal of my right foot. A trip to the doctor a few weeks ago revealed that I have Plantar Facaitis. Fun, right? So I have been doing my exercises and icing it quite a bit. I did manage to get one little tiny project done though.
Here it is. The little stool I bought last week with its brand new seat cover. Much better I think. This cutie will be going with me to the Oregon City Antique Fair next Sunday. Isabel and I got a double booth this year and will be next to Joy, so it should be a lot of fun. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and it will not be too hot or even worse, rain.
A couple days ago, my hubby talked me into going blackberry picking with him. I didn't really want to go as it has been so hot here, but I'm glad I did as I was able to make this.
My friend Patty gave me this cobber recipe a few years ago and I love it. It is super easy and can be adapted to make a larger cobbler very easily. I doubled this recipe because I like lots of topping.
5 c. blackberries
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. butter, melted
Grease bottom of square or small rectangle baking dish and add blackberries. Spinkle with lemon juice if desired. In a small bowl mix flour, sugar and salt. Add egg to mixture and mix well. Pour mixture on top of berries covering evenly. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Well, that's it for me today. Will probably do some fun housework and maybe a little back to school shopping today. Next week will be spent getting ready for the Oregon City Show. If you are in the area, this is always a fun show. Not too big, not too small, just right! I'd love to meet you there so make sure to stop by our booth to say hi if you are coming.
Have a fun week and enjoy what's left of summer!