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hey guys!

by now all the little ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, power rangers and princesses have made their way back home after haunting the streets for treats.

i thought when my youngest turned 12 or 13, he’d lose interest in halloween. not. he’s 15 and still likes to dress up, even if he’s just handing out candy to the little guys.

so be it. life’s too short not to be happy … whether it’s dressing up for halloween, reading in bed with your husband or junking with your best friends.

below are pics of some “treats” for y’all … yummy treasures i wanted to share. lots from sue, some from other junking haunts.

love, hugs and HAPPINESS to all,
terry lee

SWWWWEEEEET rusty pink metal doll clothes wardrobe. oh.my.gosh!!

SWWWWEEEEET rusty pink metal doll clothes wardrobe. oh.my.gosh!!

precious little collage, sue's magic

precious little collage, sue's magic

some handmade tags (yes, sue's stuff!)

some handmade tags (yes, sue's stuff!)

dear friend bonnie gave me this TOO sweet embroidered pillowcase. Thanks, Bon!

dear friend bonnie gave me this TOO sweet embroidered pillowcase. thanks, bon!

My good friend Jannetta unloaded this heap of gorgeous pink tulle on me recently. WOW!!!!! Thanks, JEB!

my dear friend jannetta unloaded this heap of gorgeous pink tulle on me recently. WOW!!!!! thanks, JEB!

i'm a sucker for 'rose' anything! my mom's middle name was rose. here's a precious treasure collection from sue

i'm a sucker for 'rose' anything! my mom's middle name was rose. here's a precious treasure collection from sue

here we go! rose cottage collage!! love it!

here we go! rose cottage collage!! love it!

have had this a while and realized i hadn't posted a pic yet. an awesome vintage collage on a lady's slip. how marvelous is that?!

have had this a while and realized i hadn't posted a pic yet. an awesome vintage collage (sue's) on a lady's slip. how marvelous is that?!

another collage. princess chic. hello!?!?! that's moi!!

another collage. princess chic. hello!?!?! that's moi!!

'pearls' collage, over my mantel.

'pearls' collage, over my mantel.

pastel christmas trees in a planter. how cool is that?! sue, you ROCK!

pastel christmas trees in a planter. how cool is that?! sue, you ROCK!

whatup?! it's a little pink bench thingy with a votive in the box. hmmm. too cute!!

whatup?! it's a little pink bench thingy with a votive in the box. hmmm. too cute!!

some new boxes paired with treasure finds from sue's booth

some new boxes paired with treasure finds from sue's booth

i love this little tin. bumped iti up against a sweet floral thing by sue

i love this little tin. bumped it up against a sweet floral piece by sue

some vintage mixed with newer teasures (the little white pyrex with turquoise on the side was my mother's)

some vintage mixed with newer teasures (the little white pyrex with turquoise on the side was my mother's)

found this cutie at an antique store about a year ago. lost it in my garage and forgot about it. found it the other day!

found this cutie at an antique store about a year ago. lost it in my garage and forgot about it. found it the other day!

it's an old box, painted pink with an old quilt piece on the cover.

it's an old box, painted pink with an old quilt piece on the cover.

sweet little ballerinas oil painting; a 25cent GW find

sweet little ballerina oil painting; a 25cent GW find

paris market tote (sue's work)

paris market tote (sue's work)

found this old picture tossed in some trash behind texas roadhouse a couple of weeks ago. and i wasn't even LOOKING for junk! it found ME! ;-)

found this old picture tossed in some trash behind texas roadhouse a couple of weeks ago. and i wasn't even LOOKING for junk! it found ME! 😉

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Hey Y’all!

We’re past the half-way point of October and I’ve been debating whether to blog about this or not. Most of you realize that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month … and many of you know that I was diagnosed last year.

Call me superstitious, but I really didn’t want to chime in on the subject. Maybe because I still carry my sword and am fighting my own battle. They say I have to make it 5 years to become a “survivor”.

Well, I’ve made it 15 months since my diagnosis. I survived the surgeries. I survived the chemo (just barely!). I survived the radiation. I survived losing all my hair. And I am surviving the long-term medication that I take to keep the enemy at bay.

So call me what you will. But don’t dare say that I’m not a survivor.

Lest you think I’m a strong woman, I could not, would not have survived these last 15 months without the love, prayers and support of my precious husband, children, sister and dear friends … these and many more I call my prayer warriors. You know who you are.

Ladies, get your yearly mammograms. Please.

Love and hugs to all.

Terry Lee

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Hey y’all!

What a crazy week! Has anyone else felt the effects of the full moon? When you work with and around children, you can always tell when it’s a full moon … without looking at the night sky or the calendar.

Thank God the weekend is here. Can’t wait for Sue’s sale and the Crafter’s sidewalk sale!! Woohoo!!!!

Meantime, I wanted to share my most recent project with you guys. A couple of months ago, I bought this darling retro piece, a rocking loveseat at the Sal-Army. I loved the structure and design of this unusual piece … but it needed some TLC. Also, the cushions were this gawd-awful puke-green color but I knew I could ditch them or cover them (I did both).

Last weekend, the planets and stars aligned (I had the strength, time, motivation and creative juices all at one time) and I finally got to work on it. With absolutely no forethought (as Sue says, “I don’t think, I just DO!”), I began with a paint brush and a bucket of “antique white” paint.

Finished up with Goodwill bargain barn-acquired curtains to cover the green seat cushions, valances for the skirt and pink fringe from Sue’s booth. Tossed the back cushions (yuckie yuck) and used two old bed pillows covered in yard sale-found (10 cents!!) pink pillowcases. Tied a couple of bows on each side and lay a lovely throw pillow from Sue as the final touch.

The total make-over, including the actual loveseat itself, was under $20. Put it on my front porch next to a sweet little glass-top, rusty table from Sue’s booth and then hung some adorable little garden chandies over it.

Am very pleased (and surprised!) with the results. Now … on to the pictures!

Love and hugs to all!

ugh! ugly puke-green cushions on a grrrrreat retro piece!

ugh! ugly puke-green cushions on a grrrrreat retro piece!

finished product!

completed project, still in my living room

finished product ... antique white paint and on-the-cheap gw linens ... and a lot of hot glue!

on the front porch, its new home

rusty little garden chandies, hanging on front porch

rusty little garden chandies, hanging on front porch. sue's creations

closer up. love these!!

closer up. love these!!

moved the old bench (formerly housed on the front porch) to the side yard, under a tree.

moved the old bench (formerly housed on the front porch) to the side yard, under a tree.

precious little table with glass top ... i stuffed some flowers into the center hole for an instant flower arrangement!

precious little table with glass top ... i stuffed some flowers into the center hole for an instant flower arrangement!

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Hey Y’all!

If you’re reading this, more than likely you’re familiar with my “VintageSue Fanaticism”. She’s one of the most creative, vibrant souls that I’ve ever met. She can take a piece of garbage (I’m talkin’ trash picked right from the curb) and turn it into something so amazing, so wonderful (yes, so yummy!) that you would be proud to display it in your home.

I call it her “magic”. I don’t know how she does it … but it continues to amaze me and thrill me each time I enter her booth of lovelies. It’s like a spell that washes over me. She calls it “craziness”, but whatever you call it, it is something very special.

Talent and creativity aside, what makes this lady even more special is her sweet, generous spirit. She has a “Pay it Forward” philosophy and I’m willing to bet that it has served her well.

Here then, are pictures of just some of the goodies that Sue has blessed me with … both given to me and some I bought from her. In my opinion, they are ALL gifts. So here’s to you, Sue!

Love and hugs to all!


framed vintage wallpaper

framed vintage wallpaper

love the roses, love the once upon a time!

love the roses, love the once upon a time!

fun 'vintage' sign

fun 'vintage' sign

adorable little white table!!

adorable little white table!!

old tin ... too sweet

old tin ... too sweet

another great little creation

another great little creation

sweet ladies in a frame

sweet ladies in a frame

heart with vintage cards

heart with vintage cards

wonderfully unique collage

wonderfully unique collage

piles of goodies from sue

piles of goodies from sue

i love every little piece!

i love every little piece!

love these oldies!!

love these oldies!!

sweet collage and crafting items

sweet collage and crafting items

more from sue

more from sue

i'm CRAZZZZY about this pillow!

i'm CRAZZZZY about this pillow!

this is a vintage hat, re-made by sue. what fun!

this is a vintage hat, re-made by sue. what fun!

oh.my.gawd. i absolutely LOVE this 'paris bag' filled with paris-themed lovelies! it's perfect, sue!!!

oh.my.gawd. i absolutely LOVE this 'paris bag' filled with paris-themed lovelies! it's perfect, sue!!!

killer vintage pink apron. sigh!!!

killer vintage pink apron. sigh!!!

Sweet pillowcase

Sweet pillowcase

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Hey Y’all!

Before I start blathering on about the junk I unearthed today at yard sales and the Goodwill, I want to say a public THANK YOU to dear, sweet Sue, aka VintageSue.

She said she was leaving me a goodie bag at Crafter’s, and I picked it up on Wednesday when I was there, shopping (more like RAIDING!) her booth. Well. Let me tell you, I was speechless. And that doesn’t happen often. HA!

The lady hands me this huge plastic bag (the kind comforters/bedspreads come in) and it is STUFFED to the gills with all manner of niceties, lovelies, goodies and preciousness!!!! Oh.My.Gawd. I could hardly wait to get home and tear into it!!

And that is where I stop the story. For now. I have not taken pictures of all those treasures, so you will have to tune in NEXT time to see just what Miss Vintage Sue shared with me. What a sweet, generous lady she is. Pay it Forward, she does. Thank you, Sue!!

There was a plethora of yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, community-wide sales, book sales, holiday bizarres, flea markets galore this weekend. I wanted to hit each one of ’em, but of course, that never happens.

I sweet-talked my hubby into taking me to Temple. He dropped me off at the GW barn and he headed to the mall. A couple of hours later, I toted several bags (come to think of it, I think HUBBY carried the bags) out to the car. Lotsa great loot there.

We went on a couple of wild goose chases, hunting down phantom yard sales and an estate sale. Not knowing Temple all that well, we didn’t have much luck. However, we stumbled upon a large yard sale at a church. It was the last day of a three-day sale and they were practically BEGGING people to take things. GREAT bargains. Ka-ching!

Happily, we headed home with Chick-Fil-A on my lap.

Eventually (when?!?!), I will get organized and start doing something with all this junk. Sigh. Soooo many projects, soooo little time and energy!!

Happy Weekend, y’all. Love and hugs!

Yard sale treasures

Yard sale treasures

And she continues to buy Eiffel Towers ... one is a pink bottle, the other an old Avon bottle!

And she continues to buy Eiffel Towers ... one is a pink bottle, the other an old Avon perfume bottle!

Note the old jar lamp ... will tosss the pot pourri and put something cute inside!

Note the old jar lamp ... will toss the potpourri and put something cute inside!

Lovely scarfs, linens

Lovely scarfs, linens

Okay. This is probably my favorite piece of the day. A 1960 (so cool, so retro!) clock! $1.00!! (Also, love the vintage luggage behind it!)

Okay. This is probably my favorite piece of the day. A 1960 (so cool, so retro!) clock! $1.00!! (Also note the great vintage luggage piece behind it!)

Love this sweet little pink tin

Love this sweet little pink tin

Very nifty little tin

Very nifty little tin

Crocheted pretty. It says 'Jesus Cares', but I like the pink roses on it. I mean, I KNOW Jesus cares ... yikes.

Crocheted pretty. It says 'Jesus Cares', but I like the pink roses on it. I mean, I KNOW Jesus cares ... yikes.

Merci, Merci! Sue's magic!

Merci, Merci! Sue's magic!

Here's a collection of birdie items I bought (mostly) from Sue.

Here's a collection of birdie items I bought (mostly) from Sue.

This sweet little pinkie I found in downtown Belton (Vintage Daze) earlier in the week. 75% off!!

This sweet little pinkie I found in downtown Belton (Vintage Daze) earlier in the week. 75% off!!

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