Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Skeletons Are Alive

In our Store.

Bob and I worked for the past two nights,
getting our store window ready for...

You guessed it.


So Enter If You Dare

These two jolly guys will greet you as you enter.
Beware of the spider in the web though.

We found these characters having a swinging time. :-)

Skeletons in the trees.


Sitting around reading his favorite book.

We did a library theme with skeletons of all kind.

Guard dog.




and skeletons galore.

I love how Bob hung these heads from the chandelier.

This spooky bat as well.

The black curtains even have skeletons.

I found this huge skeleton book at a garage sale.
 {this is half of it}
Fits perfect.

While Bob found these at another sale.

I think we outdid ourselves.

We used more purple lights this year.

Almost forgot about this bat.

Skeletons in a jar and another bigger one in the back.


Even the lights have spiders on them.

Happy Pre Halloween everyone.

Skeletons Are Alive Blessings To All!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Little Bit Of This

A Little Bit Of That

Can You Believe It? 

Summer Is Almost Over.

Where did it go?

Garden Centers and stores are once again
 filling up on gourds, pumpkins, mums and cornstalks.
Autumn is by far my favorite time of the year....
But again
Where did Summer go? 

The cicadas are singing in the trees.
The crickets are chanting out their songs.
The egrets and herons have flown off to their winter homes.
The trees here are already turning vibrant 
oranges, reds, yellows and browns.

Time to bring out my hooking gear.
One day I will finish this rather large rug.

My buttocks baskets holds my wormies.
{pieces of cut wool}

Last Sunday we went to Bob's cousins house
for our Detroit Lion's opening football game.
He lives just around the corner from us.
I made both chicken chili and my sweet & spicy chile.
Both were a hit and easy peasy.
Just put the ingredients together and voila...
let my crock pots do the work.
Yes I have 2 crock pots.
Bob wanted me to make both chili's, 
so he bought me another one at a garage sale
that had never been used a few weeks ago.

I managed to hook another corner while watching the game.

Even started the third corner.

One day I will finish this...one day.

Our buying trip was not so successful this time.
Finding prims cheap enough to re-sell at
a decent price is getting harder to do.
We do not like to gouge our customers
like some antique stores do....
but it is getting to be a tough market out there.

Also my thoughts have already turned to Christmas.
Calicos and wool will be made into a pillow.

I am calling it a 
Log Cabin Christmas.

Finally a happy mistake was made 
while we were gone these past few days.
I had eaten my tangerine and must have forgotten
to throw my peels in the compost we have.
This is how I found them yesterday after getting home.

They are drying up nicely on their very own.
From now on I will keep the peels,
and let them dry naturally.

I will cut them up into smaller pieces and add to my 
dried orange peels for more color.

Goes to show that mistakes sometimes are a good thing.

Off to work on my log cabin.

What's in store for your DAY?

A Little Bit Of This & That Blessings To All!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Final Bedroom Pics

Happy that Monday at work is over for me.
Was a busy day.
I was constantly watching Irma wherever I could
all weekend. 
Although she is not done with her destructive path,
at least the worst is over...I hope.

Our show was a success.
Had great fun chatting it up with friends
Janet, Earlene, Bobbie, and Marsha.
Also enjoyed a few of our customers who came.
Thanks for stopping by Barb, Nancy, Ruth and Diane.
It was great seeing you!

Thank you Dawn for being a great hostess to us.
Without you, there would be no show.

We bought two cabinets for our home.
It was a tight fit, but hubby Bob sure knows how to pack
a van...and pack he did. 
Because we did not sell any furniture,
we were not sure everything was going to fit.
We had stuff between us to the roof of the van,
and Bob even piled stuff on my lap. 
I did squeeze a few things into the van for myself too.
{will show in a future post}

For now here are the latest pics of the guest bedroom.

{Heavy Picture Post}

Looking into the bedroom from the hall.

Hard to find blue spongware pitchers.

A favorite Kitty made from an old quilt.
I have always loved these colors.

A very special chair.
It was mine when I was a child.

Continuing with my pear theme.
The blue striped blanket is a linsey woolsey one.

Picture above is an early 1800's dress pattern,

Another linsey woolsey center seam blanket.
This one in gold and white.
Perfect for Fall.

Wide view of this side of the room.

Sneaked a pear inside this wreath.

One of my favorite stoneware crocks.

Another fabric pear I made,
paired (no pun intended)
with some ticking, piece of coverlet and bowl.

More fabric pears inside this flax winder.
Flax is what linen is made from.

Area between the closet and bedroom door.

Do you spot my horse to the right in the hall?

Here it is at the end of our hall.

Trio of benches with sewing items.

View looking at closet.

Forgot to show you my angel hanging from the door knob.
Maybe if you enlarge the pictures, 
you might be able to see her.

Well that is all of the bedroom.
Bob and I are off to our semi annual buying trip
for our store this weekend.
Leaving on Thursday.
Next weekend I will start my Fall decor in our bedroom.
Stand by...there will be more to come.

Again hope everyone made it through alright with Irma.
Unfortunately I did hear someone passed away in GA.
My prayers go out to the family.

Final Bedroom Pic Blessings To All!