Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rednesday is Vintage Time

Happy Rednesday everyone! I am happy to share my vintage clock with you today. Truly happy! You see, this clock has given me so much trouble! I bought it at an auction about a month ago. Being an electric clock I knew chances were good it did not work. I was right on that account. So, I thought, "Easy enough. I'll replace the electric movement with a battery movement." Well, that wasn't so easy. I had many little obstacles to work through. I won't give you a blow-by-blow account because truthfully I don't want to think about it anymore! I'll just say I am pleased with the end result and it is happily residing above my hoosier cabinet. Never mind that I have three other clocks in my kitchen (on the stove, on the microwave and the radio, too) this is my favorite!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogging friends, new and old! My blog is so new that I am so thankful for every single one of you that takes the time to visit me (and maybe leave a comment, too!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rednesday Again....I'll share another quilt.

Hey, it's Rednesday again! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything since LAST Rednesday. Just a crazy week around here. I've actually accumulated quite a bit of "stuff" this past week, so I have lots to share, just need to get organized, UGH!

Saturday was my daughter's birthday. Her last year of adolescence. Next year my baby will be a teenager! She is such a sweetie. Just last night she crawled in bed with me to talk and snuggle a little bit, too! I know these moments will become fewer and fewer, so I savor each one I get!

On family birthdays I hang this quilt. It's a pattern by Eleanor Burns, the Quilt in A Day lady if you've ever seen one of her shows. I bought this pattern back in 2000? At the AQS (American Quilters Society) show in Nashville, Tennessee. This is me and my friend, Deb with Eleanor (in the middle.) If you look in the background you can see the her sample of the quilt. I went more retro, a lot of the fabrics I used are 30's reproductions. (Click on it to get a better look!) The kids look forward to waking up on their birthdays to see it hanging on the hallway quilt rack. My daughter loves the sundae with the green ice cream on the right. Even at twelve she pretends to eat that green mint sundae! I guess it's become a family tradition.

Next week I HOPE to have something truly vintage to share. I have something I've been trying to finish for weeks. I just can't get it all together. So, stay tuned!

In the meantime, make sure you check out the site: It's A Very Cherry World to see lots more red stuff!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rednesday Is Here - To Honor Our Veterans

Welcome to the Rednesday on Veteran's Day! This is my first Rednesday. Being a lover of RED this is a perfect match for me. I discovered Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World last week and thought this was right up my alley.I decided NOT to dig through my boxes to find some patriotic red for this day to honor our veterans. Instead, I went with what you hanging around!

This is a quilt I made back in 2001. I believe it came from Better Homes & Garden....don't quote me. Super easy pattern! Just strips of stripes and saw-toothed stars! It's wall hanging size. I like to make them about 60" square. It fills my quilt rack nicely and I change them out with each season.The flag was a challenge to display. I got this one at my BIG auction two weeks ago. It came with a HUGE lot of garden tools, galvanized pails, etc. It has some tears and I'm in a quandry of what to do with it. I know you are suppose to destroy flags no longer fit to fly, but I want to keep it! I just don't know what to do with it. Any suggestions? I'm all ears!
Now getting back to the important message here. I want to say, "Thank you" to all the veterans past and present that have fought for our country. We continue to enjoy all the freedoms of the constitution of the United States of America because of YOU! To my veteran neighbors: Phil (next door), Melvin (behind and to the corner) and the "other" Phil (we share a backyard fence.) Thank you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Story Continues

I've been looking at my auction pictures on my computer. There is no way I'll finish posting about this last auction today. It would be one serious "cloginfer" (this is a technical term used my my in-laws.) Basically an overload.

So, I think I'll try and stick to a theme and keep a few things back for random posts.

I have to show you my table, though. I think it's fabulous and it only set me back $4! I think this would make a fine desk. The day I find a decent file cabinet to replace the one in my current desk, that will happen. In the meantime, it will serve as a picnic table and be used during my annual garage sale.
Lots more paper items to show. These are the most unusual cards. I'm not sure I have them figured out just yet. The back flap contains the gummed envelope edge. So, my guess is you fold the card in half? That way the gummed edge is adhered the the back? Somebody smarter than me can set me straight! Anyway, they are very lightweight. I like this bird image.
Here's the mark on one the cards. They all have identifying numbers.
Lots of stickers, and a random card. I imagine there are lots of uses for these.Cats. Now I don't have anything against cats. I just prefer dogs. Although we have neither. Our family lifestyle isn't conducive to animals. We have a parakeet that we take to my mother's whenever we go out of town. Nuff said. I'll be selling these. I need to research the marks. Anyone want to spare me and give me a clue?A couple pieces of glass I am keeping....for now.

A bowl in the "Sandwich" pattern. What an awful name for such a pretty pattern!A cute little jar. I never get tired of canning jars and containers in general!So, I THINK I'm going to attempt my first estate sale in quite a few years. All the goodies my fellow bloggers have been showing off has convinced me to give them another try. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bigger Than a Breadbox.....Still More Auction Stuff

Well, Halloween is over. My dear daughter loved how her costume turned out. I was less than thrilled, but if she's happy, that's all that matters. It certainly didn't affect her ability to bring in the candy. She came home with ten pounds! Quite an accomplishment for someone only weighing 60! To be honest, she did stop home once to "unload."

That being said, I am now free to continue posting about last weeks auction. As I said, my car was packed full and most things weren't bigger than a breadbox. Well, this one is. I love, love, love this ironing board! I have no idea what I will do with it, but isn't it pretty?Look at the label. In such good condition. And the color? It's perfect!Staying on the laundry theme. Here are some cute little clothespins. Not even big enough for doll clothes. Miniatures with different do-dads attached: mushrooms, flowers, ladybugs, etc.
All these picks (and more) came from one box.

Umbrellas and fruit. I really like the fruit. I will call the orange one a pumpkin, NOT an orange.A group of ladies. Wearing Easter bonnets, don't you think?Assorted minis. The birds are so tiny, maybe 3/8"?
Glass birds. I think I'm going to have to sell some of this stuff. I have no illusions that I will create something with them!Finally, a children's party book from 1923. I fell in love with this.There are illustrations for each holiday with lots of party planning ideas and recipes. (Click on the picture to get a good look.) It's holding together just fine, but the cover along the spine is chewed up a bit. It scares me to handle it too much. I'd like to think of a way to display it.Oh, and I did come home with a breadbox! Nothing too fancy, but I couldn't resist when at the end of the day the auctioneer allowed us to take a pile of left behind items for $1. I grabbed quite a few box lot cast offs for that $1. This being one. Hubby always has a pile of papers next to our phone. I asked him to put them in this. I may jazz it up, somewhere down the road. For now it serves a purpose.
If you can believe it, I still have about a dozen more pictures to share from this one auction. So, stay tuned. I will post them before I go out "hunting" again.