Sunday, May 10, 2015


Yesterday (Saturday) was my town library's semi-annual book sale. Katherine and I went and this is what I hauled home with me:

I also got a huge coffee table-sized picture book of Ireland for my Becky. Book's in her room and I didn't feel like making the trip upstairs for a photo!

There was a rack of  "costumes" and one of the library ladies told Katherine she could take what she wanted, free, because she always goes to the sales. One of the items she took was this vintage bathing suit! It's by Rose Marie Reed and I have no idea what vintage it is. Katherine was hoping one of my blog friends might have some info on this.

I was asking my neighbor a few days ago where she bought her strawberry plants last year and we had a nice neighborly chat. Next day her son brings over this single plant in an adorable ceramic "can". I went to a local gardening center yesterday and got twelve more, so now I have a baker's dozen!

(sticks for cat prevention!)

And, speaking of cats, Calico likes to climb up the ladder leaning on the back of my little shed and survey her world from there!

Friday, May 1, 2015


It's a chilly, dismal Friday morning. I'm warming up with a cup o' Joe in my recently thrifted Hallmark mug! Have a super fun weekend, everyone!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Do you think you're addicted to thrift shopping? Who, us? No way! Better check here . . . just to make sure:

Now, on that note, here's what I picked up recently:

I snapped these pictures on two different days, not realizing I had the bunch of ribbons in both! Looks like I better get crafting!

Monday, March 30, 2015


I made these mini spoolies using some Easter tree decorations I found at a thrift store last year, 3/4-inch tall spools, and some poker chips and counting disks for the bases. They're so darn cute - not sure if I'm going to keep them or sell 'em!