Dragonfly Treasure: 2009-08-30
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Portuguese Women

I live in a small town rich with Portuguese Heritage.
Both my Mother & Father are full Portuguese, born here in the United States.
So when this article appeared in our weekly (yes, weekly!) Newspaper I just had to share!
"Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.
The first man had married a woman from Spain and bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all the dishes and house cleaning. He said it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and all the dishes were done.
The second man had married a woman from Italy. He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and cooking. On that the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day it was better. By the third day, his house was clean, the dishes were done and he had a huge dinner on the table.
The third man had married a Portuguese woman born here in the United States. He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything and the second day he still didn't see anything, but by the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye. Enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and telephone a landscaper."
Gotta love those Portuguese Women!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Treasure Hunt

I am participating in Today's Thrifty Treasures,
over at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality.
Don't forget to head over there to see what everyone else found.


I am also bragging about my finds over at Etsy Cottage style Blog
for "Show Off Monday"
After passing up about half a dozen yard sales be cause there wasn't anything but a couple tables with clothes, My daughter & I hit upon a gold mine!
You know the ones, you see them & can't get there fast enough. My heart starts beating fast...yes, I love the hunt!
A huge yard & shed to dive into. Boxes & boxes to go through.
Here are just a tiny bit of what I captured. I haven't cleaned any of it up yet, so please forgive ;)
One of the first things I spied was this darling little table.
I originally bought it to list on eBay...but I've fallen in love!
Not sure where it will go....but somewhere it will!
Don't you love the color? and with the white peeking through :~)
Love the shape of the legs too...$3 can you believe that?!
Another box of goodies (10-50 cents)


These teeny glass Ornaments will find their way to eBay.


A great pair of Shutters ($1)
I even scored a sweet hat for my Sister who collects vintage hats (50 cents) I filled the back of my van up with Treasure....good til next weekend! Among the haul are these 2 enamelware cups (25 cents for both), darling little boots (50 cents)(they will be turned into some kind of holiday decoration), a humongous 1938 Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (50 cents), and aren't those hair clips (she thru them in) to die for ?

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