Friday, August 31, 2007
We had another fun filled last-days-of-summer-break day yesterday. Told the kids they could each take a friend to Oaks Park, an amusement park on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, OR. We had a great time despite the heat. Only managed to get a couple shots of them, of course couldn't get any pictures of them together.
This year I have two middle-schoolers which will be really nice for drop offs. They have mixed feeling about starting another school year. We have had a great and fun summer and I know personally, I am ready for school to start.
Look what I got in the mail when I came home!
This is the french collage pack I ordered from The Decorated House. I just love how it arrived. Almost too pretty to open up. I already have big plans for this great stuff. To start, I think I will make a journal/scrapbook for myself to finally organize all my stuff from the trip I took to Paris last year. Don't you think it will be cute? I have never really done any collaging, (is that even a word?) but I have been wanting to try it and now that I have all the goods I need to get started, I should just...get started. ha ha I think if I have good luck with the journal, I may even tackle a french themed tool box. Cool, can't wait!
Isabel and I are headed over to Monticello today for a little updating and refreshing of our booth. Out with the old, in with the new (old stuff). It will feel so good to get that done. There is another antique show coming up in September in Troutdale (not too far away) and we are both trying to figure out if we should do it. We have so much stuff, it is a little overwhelming and of course, we just keep buying more. It's a sickness, I know.
Tomorrow, hubby, the kids and I are going to the coast for a little fun in the sun and on the water. We are taking the boat out to do a little crabbing which we have wanted to do for awhile. It is just one more fun thing we are trying to pack in before school starts. Hopefully we will have some nice weather over there. Wish us luck!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This our last week of summer vacation so we have been trying to have a little fun before the daily grind starts next week. Yesterday the kids and I met friends at this really cool place called "Players" in Lake Oswego. It's a combination arcade, bowling alley, restaurant, party place. Very cool and nicely decorated. Wish I had remembered to take my camera. The kids had a great time bowling and playing games. My friend Andrea was nice enough to have both of them overnight last night, (thanks Andrea) so I did a little thrift store shopping this morning. Didn't really find anything too great, some clothes for the kids. Since I know you like pictures, here's a couple of my recent finds that I mentioned in previous posts.
Cute floral bedspread found at Oregon City Antique show.
Close up. So sweet, too small for my queen though.
Silver soap case
Wicker purse with flowers found at Monticello. Added the bird I found at a garage sale.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
We all sewed up a storm. I completed three jackets and almost finished a shopping cart liner. Sew productive! ha ha
Here are Isabel (on left) and Joy. Aren't they just adorable? You can tell that they are just having so much fun. And look, they are both wearing pink. Too cute! Feel free to click on the picture for a close up. They would just love that.
We were actually sewing in Joy's shop called "Auntie Joys" but now it's mostly a work space. She does lots of antique shows and has special sales at her place throughout the year. Speaking of Joy, I didn't ask her if I could say anything, but I am going to anyway. Her home is being featured in the next Romantic Country Magazine! I am so excited for her. I promise you will love the pictures of her home.
Here is Joy modeling the apron she made today. Isn't it great! I just love that pink and brown combo, don't you? Hey, didn't I say that in a previous post? I think so. Well anyway, it really turned out so cute. I think she has at least six of these ready to go for the Oregon City Antique show this Sunday.
Close up of Joy's apron. Cute toes Joy!
Here are some pictures of the jackets I did.
I'll take a picture of the completed shopping cart liner and show you a couple of my recent craigslist finds tomorrow. Gotta finish up all the little stuff, tagging, packing, loading tomorrow as I'm going to have an early start Sunday morning.
Before I go, I just want to say thank you for all of the blog love I received on my last post. I am truly amazed that people are actually reading and enjoying my blog. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling just knowing that there are others out there that share my interests and like looking at all my stuff.
Hugs to you all!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Today will be spent either back to school shopping or getting ready for the Oregon City Show. It is the last show we are doing this summer. Isabel and I are just sharing one 10 x 10 booth so we are only taking whatever will fit in our cars. I hope the weather improves by then. We did this show last year and had so much fun. That's when we met Joy and Diane.
Have a great week y'all!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
After that I sewed a little quilted case for my new camera. I didn't get a picture of that yet. It's nothing special, just something to protect my camera if I want to throw it in my purse. Now that I have my blog, I have to remember to take pictures of stuff. The last thing I made was a liner for the shopping cart I pictured the other day. I did make it out of the quilt I bought at TJ Maxx and it turned out great. I will post pictures tomorrow. I did a ragging technique and let me tell you, my hand sure is tired from all of that cutting.
I would love to do more sewing today as it is just the perfect weather for it, (raining and clowdy)but I need to get over to Monticello with some stuff. Might do a little thrifting along the way too. Enjoy your Sunday!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Two vintage wood chairs, two old metal tool boxes, pair of embroidered pillowcases, yellow roses sheet, floral ralph lauren sheet, sheer drapery panel with pink roses, little wood drawer, lace pillow, cream pottery planter, vintage muffin tin, two bird cages, vintage floral print, bamboo easel, ceramic bird, pyrex casserole dish, vintage pencil tin, cellulose vanity pieces, two cement garden squirrels, a concrete deer, mini ironing board and four small trellises.
I've noticed lately that tend to find multiples of items in the same day. For example, the chairs, tool boxes, bird cages. I guess my eyes are just trained to look for those items. I don't know for sure. Anyway, I was really happy with my finds and certainly didn't pay much for anything.
I also managed to track down a copy of the new Somerset Artful Blogging magazine. Wow, what eye candy. I totally have blog envy. I got it at Barnes and Noble if you are looking for it.
Had a great day at Joy's yesterday. Of course I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pictures. But the kids had a great time playing with all of the farm cats and I had fun sewing and chatting with Joy and her sister Toni. Thanks for the fun time Joy. I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Here are some pictures of my cute kids and their friends.
By the time we got home it was close to dinner time. My wonderful husband took my son to dinner and a movie and my daughter had a babysitting gig, so I had the whole house to myself! Woo hoo! You think I would do something fun and creative? No, I just vegged on the couch watching tv. Today we are headed over to Joys. Will have to take some pictures of her awesome projects.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
This morning I actually went walking. I am trying to lose weight. I would like to lose about 10 lbs by the time school starts so part of that plan is to walk for an hour every other day. I have to say that I have been doing a pretty good job at that part. The diet is another story. I just love to eat. That is it in a nutshell. Food=Good! I'll let you know how the weight loss goes. After walking I listed my last two panels of the barkcloth I bought in California during my vacation.
Aren't they pretty. I actually bought six panels. I had already sold 3 of them on ebay and so I decided to keep one and sell the last two. Anyway, I was just checking my email and found that not only did they sell (I did a buy it now), but the person who bought them already paid for them. Wow, that was so fast! So, as much as I am sad to see them go, I am really glad to have the money. Now I can go do some more shopping, wee, hoo!
My buddy Isabel and I have been dying to see Becoming Jane, the new movie about Jane Austin so we decided to do that tonight.
Oh, one last thing. I forgot to tell you about the wonderful french bakery I went to yesterday in Lake Oswego. It is called St. Honoure Bakery and they had the most delicious croissants I have ever tasted. The chocolate ones are to die for. Give them a try if you are in the area.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
We had the best time at Diane's Molly Mo's Antique Sale on Saturday. The weather was perfect. A little windy, but not too bad. She lives in a gorgeous farmhouse and has an adorable barn she has turned into a shop. Here are some pictures/eye candy for ya!
Here are me and Isabel in our booth. I'm on the right. We had a lot of fun. Sold some things and bought some things.
Here is what I got at the sale: blue rose ticking sheet, 2 pink rose ticking pillowcases, two rolls of vintage wallpaper, two cream ruffled chenille shams, vintage crochet tablecloth, bunch of vintage fabric flowers, handpainted bottle, pink bench, pink bed canopy, little cream cabinet, pc. of floral fabric and a rhinestone brooch (not pictured). I am going to use the wallpaper to line the drawers of the cabinet and put on the side panels. I want to use this as additional storage in my bathroom.
So, today was my husband's birthday and Isabel wanted to do another antique show, but since it was his birthday, I didn't feel like I should abandon him, especially since I was gone all day yesterday at Molly Mo's. So, I made a compromise. I told him I would only be gone in the early morning to help Isabel set up her booth. That way I could do a little shopping too. Joy from Auntie Joy's (antiejoy.blogspot.com) decided to do the show too and she had a booth next to Isabel. The weather was really crummy in the morning, drizzling turning to rain, kind of a bummer, but it cleared up later in the morning. So here is what I found to buy at the sale:
several pieces of vintage lace, three vintage slips (two white and one dusty pink), two pages from a victorian scrap book, green wicker basket, a porcelain posy, five pink goodie bags from "The Withies" and on the way out I bought the cute rolling cart which I will definitely keep.
This lady was so cute. She bought one of my vintage fabric denim jackets. I asked if I could take her picture wearing it. She just loved it and it was one of my favorites. I guess I will just have to make one for myself now. Thanks so much Isabel for selling the jacket and my shopping cart (the one pictured above) for me. You are a sweetie!Time for bed!