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pink-fru-fru

hey y’all!

my, how time flies! i didn’t realize it’d been so long since my last post!

you’d think that i’d have more time now that i’m staying home (home-schooling my youngest) … but noooooooo. not so. we stay very busy and we’re having a blast. it’s a great blessing for both of us.

anyways, here are a few pics of some recent treasure hunt finds and of my front room, which is now officially “paris-themed”. last weekend, i SCORED a vintage singer dressform at a yard sale. shall i tell you how much? okay. FOUR bucks!! she’s now in my paris room. love her. and need to name her. she’s my first.

another notable find … a big ol’ pink fru fru dress (bridesmaid?? prom dress??) at the harker heights goodwill bargain barn. ohmygawd. it caught my eye as soon as i walked in and it just wouldn’t stop yapping at me the entire time. “take me home! you need me! i’m PINK! just look at me! buy me!” i finally caved in and put her on the pile of junk i was buying just to shut her up. geez.

oh! and sue, i absolutely LOVED your visit! i never knew my garage could be so much fun! ha! sorry ’bout the stale sandwiches (and on PAPER plates to boot!). gawd, i’m an awful hostess … 😦

hope y’all have a great thanksgiving holiday. don’t forget to count your blessings … great and small.

love, hugs and blessings to all,
terry lee

ohmygawd. i fell in love with this fru fru dress the minute i saw it at harker heights GW barn! the BARN?!?!?!

ohmygawd. i fell in love with this fru fru dress the minute i saw it at harker heights GW barn! the BARN?!?!?!

close up of fru fru dress

close up of fru fru dress

paris pillow with adorable bird

paris pillow with adorable bird

love this frilly hat ... planted her on a glass shade and rosy plate

love this frilly hat ... planted her on a glass shade and rosy plate

paris-themed collection

paris-themed collection

love this paris lady collage of sue's

love this paris lady collage (sue's creation)

paris, paris, paris

paris, paris, paris

sorry, i forgot to take a picture of her naked. found her for very sweet song at a yard sale last wkend

sorry, i forgot to take a picture of her naked.

sweet piece sue made, on my dress form lady

sweet piece sue made

my 'doll' has a new home! love her. gotta name her ...

my 'doll' has a new home! love her to pieces! gotta name her ...

close up of my new toy

close up of my new baby

too cute little collage

too cute little collage

lotsa lovelies from the GW barn ... lace, vintage hair pins, ribbons

lotsa lovelies from the GW barn ... lace, vintage hair pins, ribbons

a basket of PINK yummies from sue's booth

a basket of PINK yummies from sue's booth

also found this great retro GE hand mixer at the GW barn. love that turquoise!!

also found this great retro GE hand mixer at the GW barn. love that turquoise!!

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fag-car

hey again!

okay, before i get into my blog, i must preface it with the following information. some of you already know about my tight-knit little group of friends with whom i go out junking and ‘tiquing and eating as often as possible. some of you already know what we call ourselves. but for those of you who don’t, hang on to your purple hats ’cause i’m fixin’ to lay it on you.

we are The FAGs. no disrespect to alternative lifestyles intended. in fact, the name has nothing in the world to do with alternative anything. when we first started shopping/junking together as already dear friends and co-workers, we wanted to name ourselves … shades of the purple hat ladies, if you will.

however, they are waaaaay too organized and besides, we wanted our OWN name. since we all tend to have attitudes (some of us a little edgier than others …) and are somewhat rebellious (uh, that might be moi more than the others), we came up with … WARNING … the faint of heart and gut might want to close their eyes now … the F***ing Attitude Girls! hence the acronym FAGs.

at first, our husbands and children were taken aback. but after a few years, they have adjusted nicely. “are you fagging this weekend, dear?” they ask (yes, you can use it as a VERB!!). “mom, are you shopping with the FAGs on saturday?” it’s as natural to them as breathing.

to us, fagging means GIRL TIME!! junking, thrift stores, goodwills, antique stores, yard sales, estate sales, road trips, cramming crap into the car trunk till we have no more room, eating at great little diners, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, and laughing till we pee our pants, crying, whining, sharing and just being together. it’s good medicine for all of us.

and now to the blogging! the FAGs hit the road last weekend with georgetown as our goal. we made it, late in the day, after several yard sales, estate sales and antique shops along hwy 195. what a BLAST we had! and oh my, what great treasures we found! my poor car (camry) was PACKED to the gills. the trunk, the backseat, the front seat floorboard. at one point we thought we might have to rent a u-haul to get it all home!

i’ll let my pictures do the rest of the talking since i’ve done way too much already. thanks to sue for cluing us in on the gatherings in georgetown. worth the trip for sure! but getting there was more than half the fun!

love and hugs to all,
terry lee

one of our first stops was ruby's attic

one of our first stops was ruby's attic

inside ruby's attic, we pose with "lucy"

inside ruby's attic, we pose with 'lucy'

marilyn monroe mannequin inside ruby's

marilyn monroe mannequin inside ruby's

one of our stops, in florence, was this great old house ... the best yard sale i've been to ever!

one of our stops, in florence, was this great old house ...

the old house is having a yard sale!!! woohoo!!!

... and they were having a yard sale!!! woohoo!!!

windows that used to be in that house. five of 'em in all. a buck each. have i died and gone to heaven?!?!?!

windows that used to be in that house. five of 'em in all. a buck each. have i died and gone to heaven?!?!?!

ohmygosh! this antique stepstool is over 100 years old and used to belong to the owner of that house ... and see those AWESOME key hole plates on top? from the historic house also!! all mine for a buck. A BUCK!!!!!

ohmygosh! this antique stepstool is over 100 years old and used to belong to the owner of that house ... and see those AWESOME key hole plates on top? from the historic house also!! all mine for a buck. A BUCK!!!!!

killer white wicker vintage table. mine!

killer white wicker vintage table. mine!

sweet little old lady who used to own the house chats with bon and jannetta

sweet little old lady who used to own the house chats with bon and jannetta ... the stepstool belonged to HER mother-in-law!

yea! we finally made it g-town and Gatherings!

yea! we finally made it to g-town and Gatherings!

we check out the sidewalk pretties first ...

we check out the sidewalk pretties first ...

sweet vintage aprons

sweet vintage aprons

great vintage display

great vintage display

red fru fru dress in the little girls' room!

red fru fru dress in the little girls' room!

bonnie admires all the lovelies

bonnie admires all the lovelies

jannetta holds up a vintage collage

jannetta holds up a vintage collage

i ADORE this old sign. my daddy taught me to fish off the banks of cowhouse creek. love it!!

i ADORE this old sign. i was raised on the banks of the cowhouse! my daddy taught me to fish there. love it!!

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