Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fundraisers, Flags, and Family!

 A friend of mine was having a cancer fundraiser for her granddaughter this past weekend. Of course cancer touches close to home as we are all effected by this horrible disease. I scored some beautiful items. One being this wonderful scale. I collect them and couldn't pass it up. It was all make offers and I offered $20.00 she said are you sure that isn't to much. Well I thought it wasn't enough, so I went back the next morning and bought some more. All items pictured above were $1.00 It was a feel good day!

 The month of May is our wedding anniversary. 28 years. Some days it seems like yesterday and some like an eternity. This garden flag was made by a  young lady with lots of talent. I love it and can't wait to get a holder for it. I know its going to fade and get weathered and I almost don't want to use it. Trying to get better about using that lotion, perfume, pretty dish etc as life is to short not too!
 Now for the super fun part. This little lady of mine pictured above. She is my granddaughter Londyn aka shugs, shuggie fae. She is 6 now. She has a heart of gold, compassionate, sensitive, smart, well you get the picture. I adore her beyond measure. Her little cousin was born March 30th. Her name is Saylor B'nai and Londyn is smitten with her like we all are. My daughter managed to snag some wonderful pics yesterday. I couldn't help but get teary eyed.
I am off to participate in a church function today. Guess you could say this weekend definitely is a feel good weekend. Blessings Pam

Thursday, April 23, 2015

She Believed She Could So She Did!

 Well I have had a week of it! While not going into a whole long story I had some dental work done, something they felt I needed done but I wasn't bothered at the time. It has been very exhausting and taking a toll on me and my family. I feel like I am the most important piece to the puzzle and when its lost the whole family becomes lost. So two trips to the dentist, two prescriptions for pain pills, two for antibiotics, a whole bunch of crying and whining I am on the mend. I never missed work but for one day but would come home medicate and lay down. I wanted to be me, energized, creative, busy and just plain me, but everyday I just made it through. Today I pushed through and am managing. Praying for comfort and peace and praising God for healing my body.
 A beautiful gift at my door last night from my twin sis Penny who picks up the slack at work when I am down, feels my pain and loves me unconditionally. She is my rock and without mama here she really does comfort me. I sure miss my mom when I am sick or in pain.
I am slowly preparing for a big sale in June and keep pulling from my shed so many treasures. So much work but I pray it is all worth it. I really need to purge some beautiful things. I am so surprised at how much stuff I have accumulated through the years. Blessings Pam

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Weekend of Treasures!

Last Friday it started with a trip to Blackberry Junction a local three time a year shabby show! I am always so anxious to see the booths and how they are set up. So much work goes into each booth. I came home with a few treasures and kept it under $20.00. Lord knows I don't need anything. This large frame which is like 16x20 was $2.00 I couldn't believe it. Loved the basket with lid for $6.00
 Than I headed to an Allasta Party. It is kinda new and I don't know much about it just that I am excited about it. I met a new friend who hosted named Sicily! I came home with this beautiful dish, picnic basket not pictured and my bag came that I had previously ordered. I had the Shabby Hoot added in memory of my parents.

The following day we headed out of town and went to a mini mall sort of speak. They have a World Market and Michaels and needless to say I was so overjoyed. Came home with some treasures. Sunday I played and put them all away.
 Couldn't resist the  braided sea grass rug from World Market. The little heart greenery wreaths were a nice touch to my hutch. Added a little basket and some more greenery. The tea light lights will hang in my back yard this summer. Cant wait.

 Managed to hang some stuff in my bedroom. Oh those blinds though have to go!!!!

 I love my shabby things and am wondering about a place for those wings. I have two pair and love them both. One is painted white and one is stained dark wood like the trim in our home.
Today I went to work and a customer/picker brought me in this scale and all this silverware. A gift and I was overwhelmed again. Be still my Heart! Have a wonderful evening. Blessings Pam

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Blessings!

 Hope your having a nice Easter weekend. We started it with a large family dinner last evening. We got to meet the newest addition to our family. A little niece name Saylor. We have had many babies being born lately. So much fun.
 My Londyn aka Shugs, Shuggie Fae, I adore her. She always has a smile on her face. Such a happy girl. Being her gammy completes me!
 After a busy very stressful week, I spent the day alone doing what I enjoy piddling. I had so many things to catch up on and I managed to get most done.

 I won this mason jar on instagram and I turned it into a lamp. I have since been to Hobby Lobby and replaced the lampshade with something smaller.
Tomorrow we will see the grandkids for a short time as they have plans with their great grandparents. I just got done completed their Easter baskets and now time to relax. Blessings Pam

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shabby day with a friend!

 We had a fun day last Saturday. We drove about 45 mins to some local shabby sales. We scored some fun treasures, enjoyed each others company, caught up on the old neighborhood as I have just recently moved, ate a good lunch and hit the Goodwill on the way home.
 At the end of the day we displayed our treasures and took pictures. I really wanted to snag some of her treasures. Although I came home with a few of my own.
 I couldn't pass up this vintage rug, it caught my eye and I was in love!

 Kinda had a little shabby collection for my room.

 I collect vintage silverware and couldn't resist these napkin holders. I wish they would of had more.
This little black basket was a $2.99 score and I added a enamel tag to it. Simple but cute. Hope your enjoying spring. It is spring break here and it down poured all day yesterday. Blessings. Pam

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Using Parents belongings!

 One thing I have been told is how everything I have has a story. Most of it has a story or came from my parents. This tool box I dug out of the attic when my parents were still alive. I brought it down rusty, crusty and chipping paint everywhere. I asked my mom if I could have it and she said what on the earth for. Well I saw the potential and am now using it for my jewelry.
 I have picked through the parents belongings a time or two and found these wheels. I love them.
 Even this little brown wood mantle staircase ball came from my parents shop. I love it.
 This large wood piece with the arrows came from dads shop and I haven't decided if I want to paint it or leave it?
 My sis Penny snagged this barrel of mamas and I loved it from the start. Now my sis doesn't keep anything to long and asked if I wanted to use it for awhile. Oh yes for sure.
 Some of the door knobs came from moms as well, and glass insulators also.
 This hood light came from the shop also. I love it.
 Lots of little collectables. Some from the parents some not.

 Birdcage sitting on mama' sewing machine.

I love this weather we are having . So far I have not killed my flower. So happy. Hope your having a wonderful day! Blessings Pam

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Amazing weather we are having!

 We have had some wonderful like spring weather. Hi 50's and a few high 60's. I know we have months of rain but am taking it all in and enjoying it!
 Still unpacking and arranging things around here. I am loving the covered patio and can see some real entertaining going on this summer.

 Received some beautiful flowers for my birthday. Funny story I brought them home and couldn't find my vases I packed away. I have mason jars and jars of all sorts and sizes, had a duh moment when I realized I didn't need a vase..
 Had to share my beautiful cuff from my sis for my birthday. Faith, hope and strength really do carry me through each and everyday.

 Also some more pretties I received for my birthday. Chalkboard tray and soap dish. Loving how my downstairs bathroom is coming along. We have open skylights here and I have come to live on little sleep. Once the lights shine in I am awake. My new motto: early to rise early to bed.
 My mantle is the focus piece in the t.v. room. Its a work in progress. I just hung my galvanized light above it yesterday and its on a dimmer switch which lets off a soft glow.

 We have a t.v. room and a sitting room. This little sofa works good in the sitting room. Kinda where we can just sit and regroup before starting the day. I have several birds when I open the blinds in the morning and I like to sit and watch them here for awhile. I bought birdseed and a feeder yesterday and cant wait to put them out today.
I couldn't leave without sharing my Scooby with you. He is my sidekick. Constantly with me and I adore him with all my heart. He loves his new home too! Have a wonderful day. Blessings Pam
We do not remember days we remember moments!