Friday, February 26, 2010


These past two weeks have been so challenging to say the least. We live in the country and have had difficulties with our internet provider...They're saying we have too many uploads monthly, so the Internet is slower than dial up...if that is at all possible...

The good news is that I found loads of time that I thought was missing!! Ha ha! Guess that means all that "extra"time I was, well, blogging!!

I miss seeing what you are all up to and doing WW and posting for Matildas' show! The sale is this week end and I have some great pictures, but won't be posting them for another couple of days until we can get the 'ol internet figured out! SOOOOOOOO Frustrating! Oh well. Life goes on. Hope you are all doing well and I'll be back blogging soon!


Monday, February 15, 2010

And The Winners Are….


First of all I want to thank everyone who participated in my very first giveaway. I never dreamed I would have so many participants over the past three weeks…. and there were hundreds of you!!

one pollow

I felt so impacted by you beautiful comments on my pillows…so, to me, my words of thanks seem a bit trifle. I have sometimes felt uncertain of this new adventure I am going on, but all of your wonderful comments have helped to easy some of that anxiety, so thank you, thank you, thank you!!

second pillow

Now, it is my pleasure to announce the three winners. There was a winner a week for each of the three weeks. Each winner will receive one of my Tattered Elegance Pillows.

Week One: Dawn of

The Feathered Nest

Week Two: Robin Sanchez of

Once Upon a Pink Moon

(Robin, please contact me as you have no contact info)

Week Three: Heather of

Portal Zine

I will be emailing you gals that won so we can arrange everything…

another pillow

Didn’t win?? If you would like to order one of my pillows I will be taking orders and shipment will begin after our next barn sale (Feb 26,27,28)…



Tuesday, February 9, 2010



I drove to my daughter’s home in Arizona once again….this is the sunrise on Friday morning..Arizona sunrises and sunsets are by far the most magnificent! This time I was going for my grand daughter, Holly’s 9th birthday. It was to be a fast trip…Friday through Sunday…so shopping was to limited. My husband came down with a bad cold so I decided to drive by myself ….time alone to think and rejuvenate.

So this is what happened….


Yeow-Za, I did it again! Well, when you find so many great things and your shopping time is limited…you have to go for the gusto, right? I again had to rent a trailer, but that’s okay cause I think I picked up some fun things…


A sweet vanity



This is an awesome hutch made in France. The doors to the top are amazing. It needs some work, so I’ll be showing you the “after” pictures soon!


A fireplace mantel


A lingerie chest and enameled-topped table…I don’t usually buy the tables like this, but when it’s close to free, why not!


This is a chaise from a cruise ship..swwweet!


I love this old street sign…. Cross & Willow St. from Missouri!


Metal drawer file and industrial stool.. And a wonderful old watercolor.


Old iron gate


A pair of antlers, wonderful Lavender from my favorite hobby store..And an iron planter/basket


And my most favorite, favorite thing…this sweet cherub. When I purchased it, the gentleman thought it was concrete…well, sweet surprise…it’s lead ( I believe)… Can I just say… HEAVY!


A pair of European shutters


A chippy ol’ concrete planter


A pair of old andirons


Here’s an old saxophone that got run over by a steam roller!!…not sure what I’m going to do with it, but thought it was different and cool.


And here I am Sunday evening driving back (with a cold.. boo hoo) to California….A fast trip but had fun with the family and celebrated Holly’s 9th birthday on Saturday at Dave and Buster’s!

Hope you are all finding your treasures and staying warm these cold winter days.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Hi everyone! Well, I'm afraid this week my "whites" (lights) are out! I'm pretty exhausted after this past record breaking month at Matildas Mouse, and need a little R&R. So I'm laying a little low, but have no fear Kathleen over at Faded Charm and all her gals are going strong for the #34 WHITE WEDNESDAY

My wonderful hubby sees to it that I get a cup of java in bed..Oh how he does pamper me, especially after my show. And why not "milk" it, right girls?...I'll have to be back in the swing soon enough..
Well, I'll see you all next week when I'll be back in full force. Do go over to Kathleen's blog and check out all the participants in White Wednesday, here. I hope you are all having a great week!