Friday, October 29, 2010

"One Two Buckle My Shoe"

I want to introduce to you two little boys who I'm crazy in love with.  This little guy is Benjamin Robert, he is twenty-two months old.  This mamaw thinks he is the most handsome in all the land.  Dreamy blue eyes and such a deep thinker.

Three days ago something special happened to Benjamin, he became a big brother to this little guy.  Yes, Yes, I'm a grandmother all over again.  Oh, my goodness isn't he precious?  He's precious, but also a whopper 9lbs 2.4oz.   Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on him.

I leave this next week, so you my dear blogging friends, if you do not hear from me no need to worry.  I will be off doing what any mamaw wants to do, and what she does best, hold her grandbabies.

I will return with new junking adventures, and lots of visiting and catching up with you.  If I could ask one favor, just one?   Could you please say hey to my daughter-in-law here It would make this grandma so happy, and I promise I'll owe you big time.   Till then and as always, I can't thank you enough for stopping by!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Two Junkin Girls One Destination Na-Da Farm

My first blog land adventure took me to the Na-Da Farm Barn sell.   We were two junkin' girls out on a three hour tour.  It was iffy on whether I could go, you see Friday morning found me at the doctor's office.  What the heck, I was just going to be in a car the next three hours,  and this was a trip I had waited for.

Two girls out on road trip calls for some background music.  We found this album to be the best.

My first trip out to you wonderful blogging friends did bring about moments of discipline.  One is I love to buy.  I love to buy alot, and I love to buy beautiful vintage items.  I also wanted to take pictures, because pictures give the memories.  Pictures tell the story.  Problem I found, I don't do the two of these disciplines very well together.  You see, while I'm trying to take a picture, I can see next shopper buying lovely vintage item that I want out of the corner of my eye.  So first lesson,  this junkin' girl either goes with the intention of buying, or she goes to take pictures.  I have a pretty good I idea what direction I will choose. 

My picture does not do this entry way justice.  The hand painted curtains were lovely. 

Looking through a huge paper wreath.  Wish I would have taken more pictures of Anne Marie's breathtaking homestead.
Vignette swoon!  Organic cake mixes are ready for purchase in a rusted shopping cart set center stage with an industrial light shinning down.

There was vintage beauty everywhere.  As the evening started to fade and darkness set in the barn took on a warm glow.  I wondered to myself how can this city girl get herself a barn?

Oh my goodness can this Parisienne Farmgirl bake.  Two junkin' girls went home with a bag of these. 

Now the lovely Anne Marie and Jen. Still working, one holding a pen, the other a plate of cookies.  The creativity was beyond words.

Wish, oh wish I would have introduced myself to other bloggers that I admire.  But first time out felt awkward, oh don't get me wrong everyone was kind, gracious, and so happy for you to be there.  But it's a whole new world to me. This Midwestern girl, who has been a mom for so many years, now that her youngsters are grown she has found a need to roam.  First Stop took her to Na-Da Farm.  I do have one last picture.  I do not know who the mother and daughter are.  They were walking, leaving the sale at the same time we were.   I couldn't resist asking if I could take their picture.  They were pleasantly surprised.  They had dressed for the occasion, and seemed so content with their cherished purchase.
As always I can't thank you enough for stopping by!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Back and Workin Like the Dickens!

Oh my, oh my, how time flies whether I'm having fun, or working like the dickens to get things done.  Bob the Builder and I have had a beautiful jaunt up to Michigan.  Everything about our trip was wonderful, and when we got there, both of us understood why it was so badly needed. 

Now that I'm back, I have been revamping my little junk booth at the antique mall.  I went with the intention of toning my look down a little.  You know, maybe not so much color.   Yes,  I love the faded look I see everywhere.  I more than love it.  At times, I find myself up late at night examining each photo on your blogs, saying oh yes, great look, must do that.  But no, never works for me.  I guess I love me some color.  So here are some pics, no snickering now, just a little techno color coming your way.  Hope you enjoy.
See what I mean about my choices!  Color!  With a little gray to tone it down.
Thank goodness for little white pumpkins!
Halloween jars are a must.  My sister loves bottles, since she is an October baby, she will have her pick of one of these.  Happy Birthday to my sister Sheila!
First Aid sign purchased from Rhubarb Reign.  Love their stuff.  Love the sentiment of the arrow pointing to where I find my aid!
A watch'ma call it, made into a watch'ma call it!,
Hard to leave behind this apothecary jar stand!  (heart sinks looking at the picture)
I love those Bible verse teaching guides hanging on either side of the map.  Their from the 1940's.  ( heart sinks a little more looking at pictures)
I myself can never get enough loving cups! Swoon!!!
Or industrial size buckets!  Double Swoon!!!
Yes my communion table finally made it's way to the booth!
Finally the booth is together.  I have finally posted on my blog.  Now, one more thing to do, visit each of you.  I'll have to back track a little, I feel I missed so much.  But you will see me, I'll be showing up in your comment box.  Till then, Can't thank you enough for stopping by.