Welcome to this week's list of likes!
Doesn't this look inviting? We love the front porch, with it's little sliver of a mountain view. I like to sit a moment to cool off from my walks, before jumping back into house jobs. The chairs are from Pier One. Also from that store is this wonderful blue pumpkin
It looks great on the mantel right now!
Monday, I wrote a post about my table purchase and weekly goals (in case you missed it, look HERE)
This bowl is hand painted (not by me although I've painted a lot of pottery over the years), and I've owned it for years but never had a place to display it til now.
The two lovely hand painted pottery candlesticks are from my niece who lived in Mexico for a long time, and I think they look lovely with the bowl!
|One giant picture is hanging where there was already a hanger in place|
I'll never have a "house beautiful" magazine house, but I like my collections
We have flamingos for the yard, but didn't want to shock the neighbors right away.
This one, sans legs, found it's way into the bush next to the front steps. I love it lurking there!
While attending a couple yard sales, we passed this and I asked dh, did they resurface that driveway in colored pebbles?
I saw this sign at the yard sales and had to laugh...
In case you can't read the bottom, it says, help me get my garage back!
Tee hee! Poor woman sat in the heat surrounded by stuff no one was taking away.
The owners of the table we bought gave me this little red wagon too! For free! It's creating a nice scene on the back porch now
I read about Princess Sewing baskets (produced in the 1950's in Ill. ) in a quilting magazine so...
When I saw one at the recent estate sale, for $15 and 50% (so $7.50) off that, well, I got it! It required some cleaning up and I took the long chords off to wash 70 plus years of handling, off, it was surprisingly hard to get them threaded back the right way. It's not rocket science but I had to do it a couple times!
I love vintage sewing items and have several. This one was in great shape, one of two that I saw there, but in an effort to enjoy not hoard, I purchased only one and am thrilled! It's already worth $45 on ebay so it's an investment, DH.
I found this at another yard sale. There were brush rollers in it that I didn't want.
The owner, a kind woman of about age 60, lovingly looked at it, and said she used to roll her mom's hair every night for her, and asked who would buy just the rollers? I wondered did she think someone might actually use them on their hair??! I said, I'm buying the box for the $2 you wanted, but will not use the rollers in case she wanted to keep them (instead of me throwing them out) and she did keep them, but her husband was shocked I would pay $2 but I love items from the 50's and 60's and was too tired to bargain.
Hi to my friends! I've had a good time this week playing with new dogs and being with my Mama and Daddy. I played with this guy at one yard sale
and it was all fun and games til he noticed his Daddy put his toy in the sale, and he had to retrieve it and growled at me not to want to buy it! Heck no, Buddy! No way I'd take your toy! First of all you are twice my size, second it has your spit all over it so it's obviously yours! Besides...
I got a new toy and almost have it chewed into shape.
I liked that Mama held my ears back while I urped up grass this week, nothing worse than getting sick in your curly ears. Good to have a Mama who cares.
I liked when we LEFT the vet's office. She had to check my ears, and re-dose the right one, and they poked me with a needle what hurt a little but they did it in the room so Daddy held me. (a vaccine booster the vet said would make him sleepy)
I've been just a little tired since then but you can be sure I'll be up and running again real soon so send over the dogs!
That's it, please visit these nice people also keeping track of things they liked this week. If you want to join us let mama know and she'll put in your link too!
Linking to these parties!!
Wednesday around the World
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can I get a whoop whoop Fridays
Thankful Thursdays pet parade