Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I had fun over the weekend going to a community garage sale. Now that I'm not in business any more, I don't buy half of what I used to--so I'm buying stuff that I need, or at least pretend I need. (Like the date bars and peanut butter cookies.)

Yardsaleloot The magazines were a steal at a nickel each, 3 new cat bowls, a make-up bag, doilies up the wa-zoo, Rubbermaid spatulas, a veggie brush, pumice stone. The Mary Engelbreit book was only 50 cents.

Why do I need a wedding guest book? I'm going to put something over the top and use it for another purpose where I want to collect names and addresses. These things are sooo expensive new, that I buy them whenever I find them. This one was only a dollar.

Cottage_barn_starWe also decided to get a barn star for the family cottage. It was a great price but the wrong color. Luckily, I had a can of Ivory Silk paint. Four coats later, and it looked good. I had to get on the ladder to hang it. That was a little scary--but I'm a brave woman. Now I'm wondering if it should be lower. What do you think? (See my beans on the left side of the picture!)

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Whoa! Is it Thursday already? I meant to post this on Monday. Where did the week go?

Last weekend I was able to put the corner cabinet back in its place. I wanted to give it time for the paint to harden before I put anything back on it.

If you'll remember, it was originally painted forest green. I saw this "leapfrog" green in a magazine and though it might make a nice contract in the yellow bedroom. I really like the way it turned out. What do you think?

Corner_cabinetps_2 Corner_cabinet

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I've posted four things on Criagslist so far and for the first two I had people who e-mailed me and said they wanted them. Then they found out how far away from them I am and decided, "eh, fuhgetaboutit."

Last week I posted two of my display pieces from my old booth at the antiques co-op. I didn't even get one call or e-mail. I posted best offer, but apparently nobody wanted my little orphaned pieces.

Hubby says it's time to take them to Goodwill.