Tuesday, December 6, 2011


It's already December and a time to gather your friends and family close and remember the good times and try to forget the bad times.

It's been busy and probably, as for everyone, the holiday season brings lots of hussle and bussle, shopping, and family gatherings. Please take a little time to hug those you love.

My last post of 2011. Here's hoping for a bright and happy 2012!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Some days are harder than others as I move forward from one life into another but I am so lucky to have so many friends that help and support me in all I do. They make me laugh and they hug me when I cry.

I am thankful.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Good News and Gooder News

Well it's been awhile since I published on my blog as time is speeding by.

I was asked to sell at Matilda's Mouse in Valley Center and with my partners Bonnie P. and Bonnie M. we quickly got our space ready for the first weekend in November show.

It was hard work but we pulled it off and had fun meeting new people and sold some great STUFF.

Now we are getting ready for Matilda's next sell December 2,3, 4th. If you've never been, you need to go and see how much work goes into creating a winter wonderland.

In between my friend, June and I celebrated our birthday on November 10th with a Caravan ride at Safari Park in Escondido. Wow, it was fun being close up with the animals and feeding giraffes, and rhinos.

Also, on the SAME weekend of Matilda's we are doing The Vintage Marketplace, one of our favorites. An outdoor faire that brings lots of vendors from far away with great buys.

Make a day of it and visit Matilda's and The Vintage Marketplace. I don't think you'll be disappointed. The Vintage Marketplace is Dec. 2 and 3 and Matilda's Dec. 2, 3, 4.

Check out the web site for details.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Something old into Something Beautiful

My friend, June, called the other day and asked me if I wanted this.

Of course, I said "I want it!"

A little paint and I think it's beautiful!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Queen Bee Doll Class Check it out!

Queen Bee Doll

November 5 ~ 10:00-4:00

In this class you will construct your own Queen Bee Doll. No experience necessary.

Cost: $90
Location: Home in Rancho Penaquistos
Maximum Students: 10

Student to bring the following:

• Teacup & saucer
• Dollhead
• Jewel for crown (can be added later)
• Button or flower for dress (can be added later)
• 8" trim (or amount plus 1" to go around doll head) to match teacup for crown
• The picture that is inside the skirt will be provided. You may substitute with your own picture. Should measure ___ X ____.

Tools to Bring:

Everything else will be provided. Come enjoy a day of creating, a light lunch will be provided.

Email for more info or to sign up.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks

Well, if you are a shopper of fun, vintage, antique, rusty, unique items then you probably where at the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks in Fallbrook last weekend.

Bonnie and I did our first show and had a great time. We appreciate all our friends coming out to support us and visit with us and check out all the other great vendors at the show. There were 40 vendors altogether with lots of great STUFF.

Fun was had by all and we will be back December 2 and 3rd with more STUFF, more fun, more vintage. Can't wait!

Thanks Rita and Christie :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Getting Ready for the Show "The Really Big Shuw"

ha ha if you're old enough to remember Ed Sullivan (dating myself) then you get the "shuw" part if not I apologize :}

I am having fun getting ready for "The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks" September 9 and 10!

I shipped 17 boxes!!! to myself from the midwest when I attended the 650 mile garage sale. Whoa, next time I'm taking the car for sure.

I got some great things and some wonderful vintage clothes and crinoline slips. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vintage Marketplace September 9, 10, 2011

Bonnie Petersen and myself will be selling for the first time at Christie's and Rita's Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow.

We are so excited and thankful that Rita and Christie has allowed us to become one of their vendors. We have been fans of their shows since the beginning and love the shopping and friendship it has provided.

We're working hard to bring everyone some unique and fun vintage items.

Don't miss the sale, it will be fun.

The Vintage Marketplace at the "Oaks"
September 9th and 10th, 2011
9am - 4 pm
4815 5th Street, Rainbox, Ca. 920128

Located between the Mission Road Exit and Rainbow Valley Blvd. exit off interstate 15 on the surface road (Old Hwy. 395) north of Fallbrook and just south of Temecula, Ca.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Put on the Feedbag Baby

No not food! I got some great feed sacks at an auction in Iowa and they make great pillows don't you think? CUTE :}

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Painting and Organizing?

My friend, Kat gave me a cute little rolltop desk and I thought I could use it in my bedroom to "organize" my paperwork....well maybe it will work. tee hee

Anyway, I decided to paint it. It took a whole other direction while painting, doesn't it always? I liken it to old weathered wood. I got it in my bedroom ready to "organize".

Maybe another day I will change the color as the mood strikes but for now loving it!

Thanks Kat!



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ALittle Look at Walnut Iowa

Thought I'd show you a small town in Iowa where I'm staying. Walnut, Iowa population 875.

This is Linda and Vern's home where I'm staying.

There little street.

This used to be their bed and breakfast on the main street, they still own the little house next door where we will be selling Linda's stuff on Saturday during their town's 3 day walk.

Downtown Walnut 9:30am

Road out of town. Did you miss it? Ha ha

Monday, June 13, 2011

this and That in Iowa

It's kinda overcast aNd rainy today but suppose to be in the 80's by the end of the week with High humidity fun!

We went over to Peace Haven today to put on a little program for the retirement home. Linda is in charge of her churches presentation once a year. We sang and played game and had homemade strawberry pies yummmmm

The other day we went to another town to get groceries (no grocery store in her hometown) and on the way home ran into a caravan of tractors going down the road...must have been a 100. I took a video but darn it can't make it work.

At American Pickers fest we saw a lady that had kitty shoes and sense Linda is considered "the cat lady" she had to buy a pair. of corse those shoes were Doc Martens and pretty high priced bur I found a knock off pair on the net. Aren't they cute?

We were busy cleaning our finds from the thrift store and Bo thought he get in on the cleaning.

See this cool old stove, it sold for $20 at the auction the other day!!!!!!!!!!

Well I'm off to watch the corn grow, more later.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Auction in Iowa

Last night my friend linda took me waaaay over to Atlantic (10 miles from walnut where I'm staying) to an auction OMG fun junque at cheap prices. I bought some grain seed bags, dollies, license plates. Fun

Saturday, June 4, 2011

American Pickers Day 2

Well another hot and humid day with a few sprinkles thrown in. We headed down to the Levee on the Mississippi to claim our spot to watch Danielle and Mike answer questions about their show.

We got there early to get a good parking space and then hit a flea market and found a few treasures While Linda took my new/old baby carriage to the car I went and got seats on the grass.

Mike and Danielle were very nice and interesting. Frank was not there....heard thru the rumor mill he has a gig with craftsman (sears) doing a tool show throughout the states.

After we rested, we went to see Bridesmaids at the movies... Fuuuunnnnny. Don't take the hubby go with girlfriends.

YouTube Video

Friday, June 3, 2011

American Pickers Day 1

We arrived last night and woke up early to go to garage sales and check out Le Claire, the home of the American Pickers.

It was 90 degrees by 11am and with the humidity felt like 100 degrees so we came back by 6pm and relaxed.

The car is full but we're going back tomorrow for more!!!

Back seat of van

Back trunk of van

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guess where I am

I' m off on my shopping trip to Iowa and hope to update my blog as I travel and HOPEFULLY with many good finds :)

Bright and early I left

Guess where i am at the time of this post.

More Later have a great day!