Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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(Hi all I am sorry, but I am knee deep in projects and won't be posting for WW until Wed evening...if you get a chance please stop back by as I always love our visits and I'll show you a glimpse of what I am working on! Have a great Wednesday and please check all the other bloggers that are on time for White Wednesday hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Hi all! I have been wanting to do Junkin Mondays hosted by Clara and Marcela over at Cottage Charm and Family Inspirations for quite sometime, but never seem to be able to get the 'ol act together! Today, I spent time organizing my guest room where most of my finds from Saturday's junkin were thrown! Can you see the wonderful Wolfe dress form I got! I was so excited. The lady I stole it from (er, purchased) it from actually had just purchased two, yes 2, from a yard sale I was on my way to! Well, after begging, crying, and pleading with her she finally parted with one... to moi!! Can you believe it! And the price, well let's just say... yipeeee!! Now, to sell or not to sell...humm. I have so many projects to get done for this next show that I am already freakin! So it's a good thing I got somewhat organized today.
When your done here be sure to check out all the other gals that are doing Junkin Mondays.

Here's so of my finds from the Saturday...(the Chandelier is from two weeks ago) The ottoman will get a new look with the linen I have been purchasing.

These are some of the linens I got and this chair (the ones my cats were lying on in the previous post) will get a new look with some of these linens.

I found so many really great linens on Saturday for my pillows and a few other items that I am going to add to my lines!

See this wonderful iron piece? Well, the lady I got it from got it in France. The top is missing and it has a wonderful leg (not shown), so it's a console I guess. It is so beautiful, But with the top is missing do I put a mirror?, glass? or completely re-invent it... that is the question..I hate not using the leg, cause it is beautiful, but I am thinking of re-inventing it...can you guess into what? If it works, I'll be showing you soon...otherwise you'll see it as a console in my space for our November barn sale 13, 14,15 . Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Debbie over at Talking Trash has tagged me for Halloween fun. Tina over at The Tattered Cottage is hosting a party, You've been Boo'd. So here's what I am suppose to do...Tag 4 people. So....I thought I would show a few more "Spooky" Halloween Pictures and then at the end I will do my tagging...HAVE FUN!! Happy Vintage Black Friday hosted by Jill over at Gypsy Brocante...head on over to her blog to check out all the other gals participating in Vintage Black Friday!

Sorry a little blurry...Here's "MAGIC", the Momma sleeping on baby, Mattie. This is a new chair that I am attempting to upholster..yeh, good luck the cats have taken over I think!

What a Fun pillow Sandra made "The Spookett Family"

I know, I know..blurry again...guess I had one too many Starbucks!! Spooky hands typing out that scary ghost story!

And here's how I feel after all that Starbucks.HA!
And now for my tags, drum roll, please. Now you all go out and do some tagging, ya hear!
You Have Been BOO'd The air is cool, the season is fall,Soon Halloween will come to all. Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...Tricky witches at your door. The spooks are after things to do,In fact, a spook brought this "BOO" to you. The excitement comes when friends like you,Copy this note and make it two. We'll all have smiles on our faces,When we see who Boo'd who's places.

#1. Jodie over at
Everything Vintage
#2. Debra over at Common Ground
#3. Anne over at Fiona and Twig
#4. Marcela and Clara over at Cottage Charm and Family Inspiration


Theresa over at Garden Anitqs Vintage is have a superfabulous 3 year Blogaversary and giveaway! Head on over to join in on the Fun Fun Fun!! Now your really busy gals!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Welcome to White Wednesday, hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm (click here). I can't believe that another week has are they movin' quickly lately!! Today, I thought I would show you more pictures from this month's barn sale. All of the gals really out-did themselves this month! After you take a look you can see more bloggers that are having fun with White Wednesday by going over the Faded Charm.

One of my pillows , a line that I introduced this SOLD!

Another line of my SOLD too!!

Sandra's great medical cabinet, a great find!

Colleen's wonderful desk and her extra large cloche from Texas

Alexa's area...Isn't that chair great..there's a pair of them!

This is also Alexa's area. She really knows how to display!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm a Flea Marketeer!

Flea Market Style is have a blog party and you're all invited!! I know this is a little late for the Monday Flea Market posting, but with the Barn show this past week-end, I really didn't get to go out and junk, but I also didn't want to miss out on the fun...SO here's a couple of items I got junkin' last week. I haven't done anything with them yet, but they'll be beauties for our next Barn Sale, Nov 13, 14, 15!! After you've taken a peek be sure and got over to Flea Market Style and see all the other bloggers that are participating!! Heck join in!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Wow! What a fantastic show we had Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! It was sheer bedlam on Friday for sure. We had lots of new faces and saw lots of gals we haven't seen in awhile, which is always nice! Tonight I am showing you Sandra's space. She is one of the very most talented people I have met in this business. She has an amazing style and sense of design.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Duh! I was trying to be so proactive by uploading my pictures for Vintage Black Friday on Wednesday when I did my White Wednesday...I didn't realize that when I finally posted them it shows it was created on Wednesday not much for working the system!
PS You can, however, see my true Vintage Black Friday post below (yes...done on Wednesday!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Welcome to another Vintage Black Friday hosted by Jill over at Gypsy Brocante. Today I thought I would finish up showing you my area for this month's Halloween sale at the barn. I will be taking lots more pictures of the other gal's spaces at the barn and post them after Friday. Have a great Vintage Black Friday and do go over to Jill's blog to see all the other gals that are participating in this weeks PARTY...Warning.............................
It could be spooky!


This might be stretching WHITE WEDNESDAY hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm, but with my ribs, the new baby and a show coming this Friday, Saturday and Sunday..I guess I have to be a little bit of a rebel and streeetch my post! Here's a sneak peek of my area. I'll post more for Vintage Black Friday!! Be sure to visit all the wonderful blogs that are joining in today! Have a great day!!

Monday, October 12, 2009


May I introduce you to our new little bundle of joy....BROOKLYN MARIE PAYNE. She was born today at 11:21 a.m., weighing a dainty 6lbs 8ozs. and a sweet little 19 in long! Mother, Baby and Papa are all just doing fabulous! Thanks for all you thoughts, emails and prayers! Love Ya guys!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


We just got a phone call from our son, Dave. His wife Linda went into labor this morning with their first, a girl...Brooklyn Marie. She will be admitted to Scripps and now we're just waiting...Whew! I forgot how nerve-racking this is! Our grand son is 4 so it's been a few years since "Mimi and Poppi" experienced these emotions! I'll keep you all posted...Yah Hoooooo!!.....JUST AN UPDATE....(6:30 p.m PST) We're still waiting! Things are moving along, but slowly. They may decide to break her water if it hasn't broken by 10 p.m.....Thanks for all the comments and emails

Friday, October 9, 2009


My Gate

Sweet buttons
Victoria Baby Shoe

with baby shoes
and family pocket

Close-up of
fireplace surround

Old iron
fireplace surround

My little

Civil War photo album
that my
purchased in 1865 for $.65!

Hi everyone, I am joining in on the fun...VINTAGE BLACK FRIDAY!! How fun is this, especially with Hallowwen coming. It is hosted by Jill over at Gypsy Brocante.After you take a peek, go on over to her blog for the links of many more who are joining in on the fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Welcome to another wonderful White Wednesday hosted by Kathleen over at
Faded Charm.
This week I was going to show you what I am working on for this month's show...BUT a couple of days ago I was, as usual, running around doing twenty things at one, when I realized that I was sick to my stomach from taking my vitamins and not eating. So naturally I sat down and ate a wonderful complete healthy breakfast...NOT..Instead I grabbed a couple of crackers and continued my madness.
All of the sudden I realized I couldn't breathe! A cracker had lodged in my windpipe. I thought, don't panic, Gale, just cough and you'll be fine. After many attempts to cough the cracker piece up, I soon realized I was in trouble!! Thank the Lord my husband, son and nephew were all in the house. My nephew has had Navy Seal training and so he preformed the Heimlich on me. He got me to cough the cracker piece up after three tries ( a very very tiny piece)..BUT in the procedure broke my left rib! The pain is quite unbelievable, but I will take this over the alternative any day. SO, like a "good girl" I am resting and not lifting anything heavy, or house cleaning or vacuuming (sigh, wink wink) Which brings me to White Wednesday...I have had to try and fill my days doing something, as it so hard for me to just sit. I decided I always wanted to start a line of Tatter Elegant Wizard of Was are a couple that I have made over the past few days. They are a light weight linen in neutral colors with tattered edging. I will put them in the next show to see the response. If they do well I will look into expanding into a line. Oh, by the way, the fabric is all recycled fabric ei. curtains, tablecloths, etc. So we'll see....
Have a great WW and do check out all of the other great sites that are participating in White Wednesday! I appreciate and look forward to your comments!