Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Flip Flop Wreath!

Happy Hump Day!  How is the weather in your neck of the woods?  We are hot, hot, hot with storms every single day.  Except it hasn't rained at my house for a while and I have been having to water the garden, which is kind of a pain, but I do enjoy the sun!

Do you like to wear flip flops?  I will confess that I don't.  I have never liked any shoe that goes between my toes.  I have a couple of pair of sandals that do that and they don't get worn very much.

However, I did buy 5 pairs of flip flops last week at the Dollar Tree and this is what I did with them:
It's a Flip Flop wreath.  I know you have seen this on Pinterest.

I though this would be the perfect wreath for the door to my pool house.  Other than the flip flops I didn't have to buy a thing.  I already had a grapevine wreath and the silk flowers and ribbon.  Pretty neat wreath for $5.00!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekend Finds!

Good Monday Morning!

It is sunny and HOT here is SW Virginia.  It is supposed to be in the 90's all week.  After the winter we had, I'm not complaining.

This Saturday my sister and I hit the yard sales really early.  The first sale we hit was my favorite of the day.  Actually I had been over to the sale the day before and knew I had to go back because this is what I got!
Look at all this fabric and buttons!
All the fabric was so nice.  Already measured and was .25 a yard!  I am going to have so much fun sewing this up.
The rest of my "loot" 
At the same sale I got this Corning casserole in a great size for .50

A Princess House (Remember Princess House parties?) ornament for .10
I also bought a Princess House ice bucket and depression glass compote that I forgot to take photos of because I used them for our Father's Day dinner.
On to other yard sales I got:
Pretty "Fruit" tablecloth 
I love this tablecloth because it's a Dogwood, Virginia's state flower.

This is a little alarm clock that I think I can fix.  The music box feature still works I just need to get into the back and fix the Ballerina and see if I can fix the clock.  I have had some luck with that in the past.  Isn't this the coolest clock?

Yeah I need another cookbook like a hole in the head.

I guess I am now collecting this pattern.  I have 3 different pieces with this design, that makes a collection, right?

This is part of the vintage Christmas stuff I got.  That cup matches the dishes that I got a month ago at a yard sale.  And look what was hiding in that Santa mug arrangement

A very cute and confuses looking little pixie!

Also a bag of tiny flowers I can use with my crafting.  I have completely run out of little flowers so I am so glad I found these.

I have been wanting one of these for a while.  This vintage one is brand new in box!

I can't wait to play with it!

This is my favorite find of the day.  It's not very vintage but it's a cigar store display case.  It is on a lazy Susan type stand and spins.  All four sides have two openings.

It is so cool.

The graphics of it are beautiful.
Did anyone else find any super deals this weekend?
Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Cherries and mean people!

Good Sunday afternoon,  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was very busy.

Our cherry tree is full this year so DH picked them Friday evening while I was at book club and yesterday I spent the day making preserves.
First you need to pull out your 1903 cherry pitter.

This contraction really works well!

 Put the cherries into a pot with Sure-Jell and sugar and boil longer than it says on the package!

I ended up with 3 pints and 16 half pints.  To tell the truth, I am not fond of cherry preserves but dear husband loves them.  So I make them!

I have also been very busy with my garden!
weeding daily..
I finally found an organic product to keep the potato beetles off and the potatoes look great now and are blooming!
Seriously tomato, you have lots of limbs, you do not need to grow 16 tomatoes on one stem.  I am going to have to pull some of these off!

Now about the mean people.  Someone broke into our barn this past week and stole valuable parts off dear husbands drag boat.  This makes me furious!  Not so much that they took the parts, those can be replaced but I feel so violated!  Someone came onto my property while I wasn't home and took stuff!  The police were notified, we have called all our friends who own drag boats to be on the look out for the parts and all the performance shops in town are also on the lookout for anyone who tries to buy the parts to make the devices stolen work.  So now we are having to install security cameras on the property, another cost we didn't need.  What happened to "do unto others"??  

Hopefully this will be a better week!