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Monday, June 28, 2010

Stockton Flea Market

This week I'm joining:

Linda over at Coastal Charm


Diane over at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Sunday Melissa and I drove to Stockton
and met Brandon, Tanya, her parents and her brother
at The Stockton Flea Market.

It's held at Delta College in the parking lot.
Nice size...
not too small or too big.

Lots of good treasure junque to look at :)

I picked up these to sell...
but
I think I may just keep them both!
$3 and $1


A cute little band $1


some candle holders that will receive some sort of a make over.
$.75 each


a sweet Turtle for the garden $5
a knife for #3's Christmas Stocking...
(it will be here before you know it!) $3


Vintage chickie .50
starfish .50



Okie not hop to and see what others found!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rose Colored Glasses


Friday seems to come faster and faster these days.
And Friday means Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time.

I'm showing some of my Roses.
95% of them are rescues or from my Mom's. 









Look who I found!
Didn't think any of these reseeded this year.












Yes, I know they all need to be deadheaded.
I just don't know where the time goes!

Wishing you a Rosy weekend!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Arrg Matey, There Be Treasure Here!!


I joining:
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


Dianne at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words for Second Time Around Tuesday


Saturday's Treasure Hunt turned out to be great!

but at other sales too.
There was SO much to look at in many different buildings at the Estate Sale.
Very overwhelming...yippeeee! LOL
It was held by an Estate Sale Service,
so the prices were not as inexpensive as I would have liked. 
But there was still good buys to be had.

This is what I ended up comming home with...

Inspire pillow, Holiday Handkercheif,
cute litte heart shaped Pillows...   



Such a sweet Baby's Bonnet

Holiday Diecuts, old post cards (1918), old Easter Bunnies,
tiny Bottle Brush Wreaths,
Sweet Candle Sconce (I'm keeping it, love the color!)
and sweet chalkware Puppies in a Basket...this one has hooks on the bottom.

Everthing in the box was $6.00.
See the Bunny with the blue jacket above right,
this is what is has on the bottom.
Haven't seen this before.
So I actually got all these for $5.95 ;)


There were some garden statuary...
even after one couple loaded up their truck!
I walked out with these precious babies.
$10.00 each


So I spent a total of $36.00, 
Not to to bad. 

When we got back into town we headed
downtown to see if there were any Garage Sales.

Spied one, stopped and
found out she really wanted to get rid of everything!
Oil Lamp $3
didn't really want or need it but for $3!!
Old Coffeepot .50
The metal items .75 for all
Old Dust Pan .10

Cute little Bangle .50

Wine Trivia Cards .50 (good for Altered Art)
The Enamleware cups were $1 a set,didn't need them either but for a buck!
Glass Candlestick .50


Then on the way home we passed the Museum...
The Historical Society was having a Yard Sale in front!
OOOO Lots of tables and great goodies!!
I couldn't park the car fast enough!

We walked up and they told us everything was half price..
YEE HAW!!!

All the very old books were .25 ea
little tray .10
clock .05
Shell box .50

OH and BTW do you see what all my finds are in?
An old lovely blue suitcase,
can you see what the tag says???

"FREE"!!
and it's in really good shape too!


Ok back to the goodies...

All the old Utensils were .25 ea
cute pink recipe box .10
pair of Blue Jays .25
assorted bottles .05
sweet Nursery Rhyme Cards .10 (good for Altered Art)
Melissa found an Alaska Plate .12
Boo Sign .25

Inside the pouch are about 20 old Maps..they were all FREE!!
(altered art again)
and yes, those metal things hanging on the side
are hobbles. They are really small...must be for sheep or goats.
Hey, they were cool.... .25
Enamelware Laddle .12
And some other cheapy odds and ends 

So all in all, we had a great day!!
Lots of fun and goodies to bring home.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paul Bunyan's Farm


Thought I give you a little peek at "The Estate Sale".

Yes, Of course I went!!

I was excited but sad too.
It reminded me of when we had my parents.
So many people looking through your stuff...
inside the double barn, tool shop, house and yard.
We heard that the husband had passed away and
 the wife was in the hospital with a feeding tube.
Sad at how they built this farm up and
now it was being all sold off.

When I saw people leaving with items that I would have been interested in,
 I pushed aside my feelings and let the excitement take over.

Yee haw!!

Tools, tools and more tools.
It was like a museum.

Some were huge!
Must have been Paul Bunyan's!

This could have been his Axe


wheels for Babe's cart...


I could not even lift the one in the middle...
it was longer than my arm!


compare the size of these with the guy's shoe
in the upper left corner....


excuse my pictures...they are from my phone ;)


l o n g . . .


how cool is this pitch fork?!


Now for what I bought......

that will be in my next post ;)

Well, I need to take photo's of it!

Ok Ok just a sneak peak.....


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Friday, June 18, 2010

Kid in a Candy Store!!!

OMG!!!!!

LOOK what just popped up in my email!!

Old Farm Estate Sale!!

Tomorrow just 15 mins from my home!!

Look at those pictures!

You know I gotta go!!
Can you hear my heart pounding??

Is it Saturday yet?

How 'bout now?

hmmm... guess I have to wait a little more.


Now?

ah Shucks!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gusty Winds and Veggies

It's Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time.



I was so upset, frustrated and downright depressed
last week that I missed Fertilizer Friday.

We had such strong gusty winds for several days.
my Cecil Brunner Arch went from this:


to this:


When the wind finally died down,
 friends and I were able to get it back up
and anchored to a 10' metal stake
that was driven into the ground.
 

The Rose seemed no worse for wear,
the arch on the other hand had some split boards,
but I think the Rose will hold it together for now.

I took a big sigh of relief until I turned and saw....


half of my Orange Tree was broken :(

I finished cutting the branch off
and then saw a tiny Orange on the branch that was left.
This is one of the trees we rescued when the house was sold next door.

Now the question...
should I leave the Orange on it or
remove it due so it can recover from the damage?

 

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I thought I'd share my oldest Son's veggie garden.
It's his first and looks great!

My Dad always had a huge veggie garden...
Papa would be proud Brandon ;)

Zucchini, String Beans...


Pumpkins....


Corn....


Butternut Squash....


Tomatoes and Peas...


even a few Beets! Yummo!


OK OK... I have to share this.

The place they are renting has this old water feature
...it is gorgeous!

Can't you just see it in it's full glory?
with fish swimming inside?


The pump actually worked at one time.
Yes, it needs lots of work but
I bet it was gorgeous in it's day.

Love the Petunia on top ;)

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Here's my veggie contributions for the week..

Our first Cherry Tomatoes :):)


But more are on the way!


It's finally turned hot here so all the veggies are happier.

Lots of baby fruit too....

Figs


Nectarines (another rescue)


Cherry Plums


Granny Smith Apples


Thompson Seedless Grapes


mmmm, my mouth is watering!!

Now Hop to it and see everyones gardens over at Tootsie's!
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