Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekend Finds and One Off to Camp

Up and out early on Friday morning to hit the sales in my town. Lots of sales, but mostly kids clothes, toys and newer stuff. I did manage to find a neat old wood bookshelf, a pair of floral applique pillowcases and a neat vintage tablecloth in unused condition. On Saturday I decided I was going to hang out at home and be lazy. I had gotten a few books from the library and it was the perfect time to read (hubby gone fishing, kids sleeping in, etc.).

Later in the day I did happen to stumble (funny how that happens) on a cute pink painted armoire/wardrobe on craigslist in Oregon City and as luck would have it, I was the first who come come take a look at it. It has a few minor problems, but overall very cute and the price was good.

In my mind I am already sanding it quite a bit for a more distressed look and changing out the extra large porcelain rose knobs for some sparkly glass ones from my stash. As I was driving out of Oregon City I noticed lots of garage sale signs. Turns out there was a community garage sale going on in an older part of town (lots of neat historic houses making me drool) so I parked the car. At the first sale I went to I found a very neat old mirror frame, older dresser mirror and painted chippy mug holder. Next sale I got a cute wood/caned vanity bench and rustic little table with a terrible paint job. The next sale I went to had lots of cool antiques, but prices were pretty high. I got a cute old and dirty little wood medicine cabinet with its original glass shelves still intact. Went to a few more sales, but didn't find anything else. Was thrilled with my purchases though.

Yesterday morning I picked up Isabel and we hit the Aurora Antique Faire. I was very good and didn't buy a lot. Just a old mirror for myself, two cute pink corner shelves, a cute metal vanity stool (I have the perfect pc of vintage fabric picked out for this one) and two little silver candle holders.

Here's my haul for the weekend minus the linens and mirror as I forgot to get a picture of those.
My lovely 14 year old just left for camp this morning so I told her I wanted to get a "off to camp" picture. "Oh Mom!" she says.
"Come on, smile like you're really excited to be going," I say. That's better!
She will be gone all week and I will miss her, but at least I'll get to use the computer a little more. I can't believe that my baby girl will be starting high school in just a few weeks. We were at Target yesterday and it was packed with people buying back to school supplies. Oops! I forgot my list. Anyway, it is still too early to be thinking about school as far as I'm concerned. We'll just do like we always do and scramble around at the last minute trying to find everything.
Timi, my new BFF I met at Farm Chicks, tagged me a couple weeks ago to do a mid week Meme. (I still don't know what "meme" means) This one is where I'm suppose to tell four things about myself that you should know in the unlikely event you invite me over for dinner. My response is, "just 4?" Okay, here goes and I'm sorry Timi if some of these things looked like I took them from you, but there is a reason we are BFF's you know!
1. I am a sort of picky eater. I don't like tomatoes, (unless they are sundried or in spaghetti sauce or ketchup) mushrooms, peppers, olives, brussel sprouts and I'm sure a few other things I can't think of right now. You don't have to cook anything special for me, but don't be offended if there is a little pile of picked out things I don't like on my plate.
2. I am not really much of a wine drinker or beer drinker for that matter. Just give me the hard stuff mixed in with something sweet (ie strawberry daiquiri, amaretto sour, baileys Irish cream on the rock, you get the idea).
3. I love to hear your stories and am not afraid or too shy to ask questions. Okay, let's face it. I am a nosey person. I have to know the whole story and if I don't get enough details, I'll probably ask more questions to find out. It drives me crazy not knowing the whole story. That said, I love to tell my stories too (especially after some of the above mentioned cocktails) and I might even interrupt your story to tell you mine. This isn't because I'm trying to be rude, only that your story reminds me about my story and if I don't tell it right away, I'm likely to forget it.
4. If you ask me to dinner, I will always ask what I can bring along and as I am the self proclaimed "queen of the side dish" I will probably bring along some kind of salad, beans, or casserole of some sort. I also really like to bring some kind of yummy hot dip as I love hot dip and I never make it unless I have or am going to a party.
So that's it. I'm sure I could go on with more things, but that gives you a good idea. Speaking of hot dip. I will share with you a recipe I love to make. I call it Theresa's Dip, because my step sister Theresa made it years ago at a family party and I loved it so much I made her give me the recipe.
Theresa's dip
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. sour cream
dash of Tabasco
1 small can chopped green chilis (I use mild)
6 oz. chopped cooked ham
1/2 c. chopped green onion (tops and bottoms)
Mix all together and back in a casserole dish for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve hot with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Well, that's it for now. Just waiting for my honey to come home from a five day fishing trip this morning. Can't wait to see him. He had a very successful trip and had a lot of fun too. I already gave him a heads up about the new (old) furniture currently gracing the front porch and he's in such a good mood that he said he doesn't even care about it! Woo Hoo!
*Blogger is once again driving me crazy. Before it was adding spaces now it's taking them away. I can't win!


Connie said...

Oooooh, that's adorable, sweet chick!! I'd have that in my house too ......good deal for ya....

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, I think you're the Craig's List Queen! You always find some great items. I hope your daughter has a wonderful time at camp!

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Lisa,
Can you come to dinner? Anytime..Bring anything you like that is what we will have! Don't forget the hot dip! Do we need crackers, chips or bread with that!
Please can I live on your porch with all the good stuff?

cherished*vintage said...

Cute little wardrobe! My favorite of all is your new banner - it's rosealicious! (I know... I'm a dork) hehe

Linda said...

You found lots of goodies and I like, like, like the armmoire.

Your meme was neat...please come for dinner any time...and please bring that yummy hot dip dish...delish ~ I'll have the chips:).
I'm copying the recipe just to be on the safe side. Hug, Linda

Shabby Addict said...

I LOVE craigslist! I am so bummed though because I just moved from San Francisco (where Craigslist was HUGE) to Southern California where people don't really do a lot of craigslist. So sad! You found some darling pieces!!

magpie ethel said...

You certainly had a good haul this weekend! You do have the good luck! What camp is your daughter heading to? My kids usually do Westwind or Camp Collins. (both have already completed their camp weeks this summer...we are in the long haul till school starts)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You are the queen of finding good stufffffff!! Will have to try out that dip. Yummers!

Becky :)

Tammy said...

Fun stuff!! Lovin' that pink cabinet, and I know you'll cute-it-up even more, you clever girl! xo

bee'nme said...

Lisa,'re a magnet for the world's cutest stuff!! (the ping cabinet is to die!!) I loved your meme answers BTW - too sound like an awesome dinner guest to me...oh, and I won't hold'll get the whole story out of me, no problem!! ("meme", according to Wikipedia, is a bunch of nonsense that involves Darwinism and the propigation of ideas, blah, blah, blah...I prefer to think it refers to the fact that they are all about "me"...the we can get to know more about them...)Hey, I never said I was the brightest crayon in the box! If you want to talk junkin over dinner, I'm there...if you want sparkling conversation that includes the word "propigation" in any context, oh well, I might not be much fun ;o)

Hope the rest of your week is a blast! Take care...

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

TheVintageHusband said...

Wow, looks like you found some great stuff! We recently visited Oregon and found some great things as well. Good luck on your next treasure hunt.

one gal's trash said...

Hi Lisa,
Can't decide which is cuter...your daughter or the pink armoire!

Halo Hill said...

Hi Lisa! I LOVE your pink cabinet!! Your daughter is cute! Have fun with your empty cart. I need to buy a cart liner from you sometime, I adore them!


Jillian said...

I love your passion for hunting down stuff...Dear Hubs and I would do it more often if we had better storage. I can live vicariously through you!


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuute stuff!!!

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