Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Mister and I went to the thrift store today. He didn't find anything to his liking and I got a few little things, these two being my favorites:

A Bradford Christmas tree topper

and this cutie, cutie, cutie little Avon plaid Thermos (1978). It's about 5 inches tall and I can't wait to display it with my real thermoses!

Monday, August 18, 2014


I was cleaning out my closet today and found an envelope that had these documents inside. I thought it would be fun to share them with you!

Remember these old things? My mom would get them for us as soon as we were born. In the late 60's, when the Boston Bruins were winning the NHL Stanley Cup with Bobby Orr at the helm, I memorized my SS# by applying the corresponding Bruins player to each number on my card!

This is a record of my polio vaccines. I'm surprised that they were giving them as late as 1966.

Smallpox? Sure, why not! It looks like I got two in the same year; don't know what's up with that.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I picked up these light covers (for a ceramic Christmas tree) thrifting recently and, not knowing what to do with them, dumped them into one of my kitchen jars. I think they look pretty good in there!

Monday, August 4, 2014


We got a new car last week!

Backstory: Lee's '95 Buick has never ran right since we got it two years ago. It's in such bad shape that he won't let me drive it. Plus, he's been driving it a year without a new inspection sticker. My truck died about a year ago, so I've had no wheels of my own; been using my mo-in-law's car for groceries and appointments. At times I've felt like a prisoner on my property. (Thank God for gardening!)

Saturday, as Lee was coming up the driveway from work, the car started sputtering and barely made it up to the house; then it died. So last night he was looking on Craig's List at cars and he spots a '96 Buick Riviera that was posted 3 hours previously. The location was about half an hour away. Everything looked good, he called the guy, and made arrangements to go see it tonight.

The guy called this morning and said he'll be in the next town over for business and Lee went to Milford (with his mom's car) to meet the guy and check out the car. Lee liked it and said he would definitely buy it.

The guy called back again after an hour and said his wife was getting off work at noon and she would follow him to our house to drop off the car! Which they did - and we have this beautiful "new" car in our driveway that has been meticulously cared for! God sure put this together in less than 24 hours!

Now to show you a few thrift shop finds from the past two weeks:

I picked up some vintage miniatures, a single red-capped S&P shaker, and a "ball" of crochet stuff.

Then, at another place, I picked up this gorgeous small mixing bowl of an English cottage and garden that says "Homestead" at the bottom of the pic; followed by a book called "Simple Pleasures in the Garden" and a handful of vintage buttons!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I'm sitting here at the computer and Katherine (21) comes in and sits at my craft table waiting for me to finish up. She looks around at my crowded craft table and said, "You need more space, and I don't mean Space Bag space either"!