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lady-with-rose

hey y’all!

hope this finds everyone all “loved up” after valentine’s day. don’t get me wrong, i believe in love and all, but something about v-day just seems so contrived, materialistic … it’s retail-craziness.

i was in wal-mart the other day (i know, it was against my better judgment … but i pre-medicated myself … thank god for valium and the like … haha!). anyway, i kept passing the dreaded “valentine aisle”. everytime i’d go by, i could feel my heart (the dreaded PVCs for you fellow medical-types) fluttering and my respiratory rate would increase (aka hyperventilation).

let’s be clear about this. it wasn’t because i was excited by the lovely walmart merchandise … it had something to do with the overwhelming commercialism of it all. and possibly all the other last minute shoppers crowding the aisle.

anyway, i managed ONE pass through the aisle. not that i was planning to buy much. i was (blatantly proud) MAKING valentines this year. but how the hell do you make chocolate?!

anyway, by the time i made it to the end of the aisle, i truly was hyperventilating and had broken out in a complete flop sweat. i was drenched. i think i had hives. so much for pre-medication. no amount of valium or ativan could touch my wal-mart-itis. none.

okay, i’ve digressed. here we go. i grabbed some bags of chocolate and made straight for the checkout. but before i did, a fellow disgruntled shopper made a comment to no one in particular. “this is all a bunch of sh*t.”

yikes! what a comment! but i couldn’t have agreed more. i was in a bit of a mood, so i replied, “i know. i agree. i just want to shove all this candy off the shelves and pull down that damn valentine sign.” (the one advertising LOVE/candy/valentine teddy bears and the like, hanging from the ceiling).

i think i scared her off.

but back to handmade valentines. that’s what i wanted to share with you. i did decide to make valentines this year. one for the love of my life, ben (dear, long-suffering, enduring husband o’ mine), one for my precious beautiful daughter tara, and then one for each of the beloved FAGs (if you don’t know who they are, then you haven’t been paying attention! see previous blogs).

i think they all turned out well. i’m not that crafty … i call myself a craft impersonator. but they all seemed to like them (or at least they had the good grace to pretend they did).

i’m also including some pics from a recent trip to burnet. was supposed to be a FAG trip, but only 2/3 of us were able to make it. but on we went. found some really terrific treasures. read captions for more info.

enjoy the show.

stay loved, stay well.

terry lee

a dozen 'i love yous' from my valentine ben

a dozen 'i love yous' from my valentine ben

valentine to myself ... french amor collage. used an old silver platter, vintage photo and bling.

valentine to myself ... french amour collage. used an old silver platter, vintage photo, vintage lace and bling.

close up

close up

closer still!

closer still!

handmade valentine gift for a dear friend and co-FAG

handmade valentine gift for a dear friend and co-FAG

a closer look

a closer look

another handmade valentine for the other co-FAG.

handmade valentine for the other co-FAG and dear friend

closer look

closer look

together ... i think they liked them. we three girls RULE!

together ... i think they liked them. we three girls RULE!

valentine i made for my dear hubby

valentine i made for my dear hubby

inside, with poem i wrote for him ...

inside, with poem i wrote for him ...

aww ....

aww ....

was making this for my daughter, but decided to keep her for myself! i'm a horrible mom!

was making this for my daughter, but decided to keep her for myself! i'm a horrible mom!

another french-themed collage ... love that lady in pink!

it's another french-themed collage ... love that lady in pink!

vintage bling and lace

vintage bling and lace

valentine i made for my daughter tara

made this for my daughter tara

she loved it!

she loved it!

inside of tara's valentine card

inside of tara's valentine card

she loves pink roses ... that's my girl!

she loves pink roses ... that's my girl!

okay, the rest of the pics are from a recent jaunt to burnet with bonnie (2/3 of the FAGs … jannetta couldn’t make it). most of the treasures are from the knothole. some killer stuff!

have never seen anything like this before ... it's a vintage nightlight ... how cool is that?!

have never seen anything like this before ... it's a vintage nightlight ... how cool is that?!

another view. this little lady is too beautiful!

another view. this little lady is too beautiful!

precious, precious vintage s&p shakers with pink roses

precious, precious vintage s&p shakers with pink roses

another 'set' of vintage shakers. they don't match, but who bloody cares? they're fabulous!

another 'set' of vintage shakers. they don't match, but who bloody cares? they're fabulous!

ohmygawd. i could NOT walk away from this beauty. it's a vintage pink cosmetic jar with a gorgeous vintage lady on the lid. how wonderful is that?!

ohmygawd. i could NOT walk away from this beauty. it's a vintage pink cosmetic jar with a gorgeous vintage lady on the lid. how wonderful is that?!

okay. this little lady was just standing there and when i walked by, she whispered my name then begged me to take her home. naturally i did because she's teal (turquoise!) with pink roses. what a sweet face, too!

okay. this little lady was just standing there and when i walked by, she whispered my name, then begged me to take her home. naturally i did because A. she's teal (turquoise!) and B. she has pink roses. nevermind C. a sweet face, too!

sweet little pink tin piece with heart mirror and dangly bling

sweet little pink tin piece with heart mirror and dangly bling

and now the piece de resistance of my treasures: a circa 1915 satellite adjustable table co. typing table!

here's the vintage typing table from burnet

vintage typing table from burnet

what a find!

what a find!

cast iron body and legs

cast iron body and legs

close up of label on body

close up of label on body

it's home. and it's happy. so am i.

it's home. it's happy. so am i.

researched my new treasure on the 'net and found this great vintage advert for MY table! love it! circa 1915.

researched my new treasure on the 'net and found this great vintage advert for MY table! love it! circa 1915.

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hokey-pokey

hey again,

i shall spare you all the gory details of my lengthy illness. not because i don’t wanna talk about it … what southern gal doesn’t? but because i have SOOO much else to write about and pics to show.

last weekend (see?? it’s taken me THIS long to get the pics uploaded and blog about them … due to my aforementioned lengthy illness) we went FAGGING in stephenville. woohoo!!!! it was a blast, as usual. and oh. my. gosh. did we find some treasures! there were several garage/yard sales, a flea market and, after a couple of failed attempts with jannetta’s new (and might i add, annoying) GPS gadget, we finally found the antique store we were hunting.

not much shaking there, although i did get one little beauty from the place (a sweet vintage lady figurine bust).

where we hit paydirt was at the garage sales and flea market. i found LOTS of vintage items, simply too numerous to mention. pics are below. linens, bowls, plates, cups, shutters (pink and greenish!), a PINK lady sunbeam shaver (w/plug cord and box!), old bottles and a rusty, crusty huge jar filled with matchbooks (?), a VERY old, rusted, crusted-over trash can, a PINK chenille spread (will have to be a cutter, very stained and well, stinky), a way cool book from 1945 titled, “alimony”, a pinkish/copper set of westbend salt and pepper shakers, a vintage pair of ladies’ eyeglasses and buttons and bling and an adorable blue birdie and, and, and … well, i got carried away. wasn’t gonna mention everything.

in case i forgot something, you’ll see it in the pics. the best part of this junking day (aside from being with my beloved FAGs) was that the place i scored the MOST treasures was the exact place i spent the LEAST. grand total of $6.50. toooooooo wonderful!!

grab some sonic ice to chomp (or your favorite snack), sit back and enjoy the show!

lotsa love and hugs … and thanks to all of you who keep praying for this tired old body o’ mine,

terry lee

my goodies, my treasures

my goodies, my treasures

too sweet rose bowl! $1!!

too sweet rose bowl! $1!!

rose bowl with rose pie plates behind

rose bowl with rose pie plates behind

sweet SWEET vintage plate

sweet SWEET vintage plate

old bowl filled with vintage linens, scarves and my beautiful lady figurine

old bowl filled with vintage linens, scarves and my beautiful lady figurine

isn't she lovely?! isn't she wonderful?

isn't she lovely?! isn't she wonderful?

sweet old shutters, already painted my fave colors!

sweet old shutters, already painted my fave colors!

love 'em!

love 'em!

sweet three-piece pink set of table scarves

sweet three-piece pink set of table scarves

more vintage linens

more vintage linens

LOVE this rusted out, crunchy old trash can!!

LOVE this rusted out, crunchy old trash can!!

who buys this stuff? moi! why would anyone let go of this?!?!

who buys this stuff? moi! why would anyone let go of this?!?!

inside of trash can, sticker describing how wonderful it is!

inside of trash can, sticker describing how wonderful it is!

the vintage pink lady sunbeam (for 'underarms') ha!

the vintage pink lady sunbeam (for 'underarms') ha!

a few of my lovelies ... love that 'alimony' book from the 40s! and ohmygosh, that pink melamine cup!!

a few of my lovelies ... love that 'alimony' book from the 40s! and ohmygosh, that pink melamine cup!!

to DIE for vintage eyeglasses bagged up with some bling

to DIE for vintage eyeglasses bagged up with some bling

tiny rusty bottle ... looks like pumpkin seeds inside. am afraid to open it up. haven't had a tetanus booster lately

tiny rusty bottle ... looks like pumpkin seeds inside. am afraid to open it up. haven't had a tetanus booster lately

cool, cool old rusty-lidded huge jar filled with matchbooks

cool, cool old rusty-lidded huge jar filled with matchbooks

awwww!!! a buncha buttons in a tin and a SSSSSweet little blue birdie!!!

awwww!!! a buncha buttons in a tin and a SSSSSweet little blue birdie!!!

he's a keeper! even came with his own little cage, but i took him out for the pic

he's a keeper! even came with his own little cage, but i took him out for the pic

ribbons and the like

ribbons and the like

great cut-glass bowl

great cut-glass bowl

love these shakers from westbend!

love these shakers from westbend!

yummy (okay not so yummy, slightly stained and smelly) pink chenille (but for a quarter, who am i to complain?!)

yummy (okay not so yummy, slightly stained and smelly) pink chenille (but for a quarter, who am i to complain?!)

his and hers vintage hand-embroidered pillowcases ... hubby's gonna LOVE his! heehee

his and hers vintage hand-embroidered pillowcases ... hubby's gonna LOVE his! heehee

lovely black and pink scarf

lovely black and pink scarf

the official FAG ring photo (i'm the pink ring ... 'cause i'm the head FAG)

the official FAG ring photo (i'm the pink ring ... 'cause i'm the head FAG)

FAGs lunching at the cotton patch (fried mushrooms to DIE for!)

FAGs lunching at the cotton patch (fried mushrooms to DIE for!)

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centerpiece

hey again,

so much for keeping my blog fresh. sigh … oh well.

have had such a difficult time shaking this illness. i feel semi-okay one day, the next like death. it’s been exactly FOUR weeks since i started this stuff. enough already, i say!

okay, anyhow, i did manage some junking on friday. matt (my son) and i went to the GW bargain barn in cove. lotsa fun and came home with a few treasures. pics below.

also including a couple of other pictures from around the house. i made a fantastico centerpiece using the infamous roadside white plates and some yummy turquoise-esque beads and feathers. i was pleased with its beauty and uniqueness. my son looked at it as if a space alien had just landed on the table. hmmph. that boy needs some culture.

enjoy the pics and pretend i said something clever here at the end. 🙂

love and hugs,
terry lee

my GW bargain barn treasures

my GW bargain barn treasures

sweet tin with vintage lady

sweet tin with vintage lady

belt buckle bought because of bling ... but you can't see it very well in this pic

belt buckle bought because of bling ... but you can't see it very well in this pic

old luggage. as IF i needed more baggage ...

old luggage. as IF i needed more baggage ...

but i never can seem to resist this old stuff

but i never can seem to resist this old stuff

these old wooden boxes just whimpered and whined until i picked them up. so dusty, so musty. will shabby them up with some pink paint and bling

these old wooden boxes just whimpered and whined until i picked them up. so dusty, so musty. will shabby them up with some pink paint and bling

my son liked the shape of this box with the attached lid, but NOT the flowers. he's taking it on as an art project ... will paint it red and use it for something, well, something.

my son liked the shape of this box with the attached lid, but NOT the flowers. he's taking it on as an art project ... will paint it red and use it for something, well, something.

an old mother's day cup ... couldn't resist the roses

an old mother's day cup ... couldn't resist the roses

lotsa, lotsa pink lacy curtain panels and valances

lotsa, lotsa pink lacy curtain panels and valances

50 cent victoria's secret purse ... love, love, love, just in time for valentine's!

50 cent victoria's secret purse ... love, love, love, just in time for valentine's!

what to do with a stack of 24 plain white plates your husband drags home for you? this!

what to do with a stack of 24 plain white plates your husband drags home for you? this!

am WILD about this color!

am WILD about this color!

stacked my freebie plates and used them as a pedestal for a beads and feathers table centerpiece

stacked my freebie plates and used them as a pedestal for a beads and feathers table centerpiece

yummy beads (thanks sue) in glass, on top of the stacked plates

yummy beads (thanks sue) in glass, on top of the stacked plates

love these turquoise feathers!!

love these turquoise feathers!!

NOT a goodwill find ... a sweet old mailbox painted, from sue's booth

NOT a goodwill find ... a sweet old mailbox painted, from sue's booth

pink feathers in the pink eiffel tower bottle ... just as sue suggested, it looks FAB!

pink feathers in the pink eiffel tower bottle ... just as sue suggested, it looks FAB!

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