Sunday, January 26, 2014

Antiquing Again...

My friends and I went antiquing again this past Wednesday. It was nine and a half hours of rummaging paradise.
I snagged a Case pocketknife, literally from the box of an old man that had come in to sell a few things to the dealer.

Then for nearly two hours we sifted through the contents of an old tub full of thousands upon thousands of buttons and broken costume jewelry (to be used for a future craft project).
A sampling of my treasure trove.
 This print called my name the first time I laid eyes on it on January 9th. I couldn't get it out of my mind, so when I went back I was on a mission. I talked the lady into keeping the ugly frame it was in and selling it to me for half the original price. My friend named him Samuel. I think that's a proper name, don't you. The real secret is, I would have paid full price. I mean who could pass up that adorable little face?

Last but not least, I added to my sock monkey collection.
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Sock Monkey.
Our time was well spent.
Have a great week!!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Warm Weather, For A Change...

After all the freezing weather we've had this week, today was beautiful. I decided to build a fire pit in the back yard. My consulting team showed up just in case they were needed.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Perfect Combination...

Sleet, Snow, & Chili...
The weather here is turning nasty. I went out this morning to feed the kitties, and if I didn't weigh so much I might have been blown away. It's 32 degrees now. The weatherman is predicting sleet and snow. We'll see, right? It's ok with me because I got up really early this morning and started a crock pot full of chili (4lbs), so the weather is actually playing right into my hands.
I will let it cook until about 5 o'clock and then add beans for half an hour or so. This is my favorite chili mix. It's called "Williams". I took it for Christmas at my dad's and 8 lbs. were quickly scarfed down with no complaints. I put a can of Rotel in today. I like it hot, with onions, jalapenos, grated cheese, and cornbread. The longer and slower you cook it the better. I think that might be the secret.
The house is starting to smell all chili-like. Ummm can't wait.
Stay safe and warm!!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Have you ever wondered why people give names to inanimate objects?
I overheard a lady this week talking about her van. She called it the "White Goose". She said when it had to be worked on she felt very sad for it and missed it dearly. My first thought was,  "OK. ... that's weird.", but my next thought was, "Wait a minute, what about my RV named "Maybelle" and the guitars I call "George" and "Doc" and the mandolin named Hazel, Hazel Dickens to be exact. Then there was Godzilla, and Bluebelle and ... "Well", I say, sort of smug to Hazel, "At least I only give them names,  at least "I" don't personify things that aren't real."
She didn't answer.
Have a good rest of the week!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Eight Hours On The Road...

When I left home this morning the weather was perfect, I had a room reserved, and was in no particular hurry. This was a good thing as every antique store in my path called my name.
This is a child's viewing coffin used in the movie "Lonesome Dove." A little too creepy for my tastes.
I liked this treed coon, but I didn't like the $75.00 price tag.  
 My favorite kitchen store in one of my favorite towns.
 At the end of the day I netted two old books, a green depression glass pitcher, an old paint scraper, buttons, a small cookie press, two pie birds, and some odds and ends.
It was a good day.
Hope you had a good day too!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Old Man Winter Returns...

The house is brimming with "littles" and it's freezing outside. We are warm and cozy inside. The best way to be. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year...

Cleaning and cooking for two days produced a wonderful New Year's Eve party with family and friends. Lots of food, music and Texas 42. The last of the partiers left at 2:20am. and made it home safely.
Happy New Year!!!!
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