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Lovelies from Sue ... thank you!!!

Lovelies from Sue ... thank you!!!

Happy Friday!

First, I’d like to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Sue! She left a little goodie bag at Crafter’s for me, which I picked up today. I couldn’t wait to get home and open it up. Lots and lots of sweet, adorable notions that I will one day use in my projects.

I was soooo excited about everything and wanted to share Sue’s sweet “pay it forward” spirit with you. So I arranged everything on my table and took a picture (see above)! What fun! Thanks Sue. Great to see you at the barn today, too!

Speaking of the barn, I usually try to “barnstorm” (that’s what I call swooping into the GW bargain barn) every weekend. I didn’t get anything today because I had with me:

A. My 14 year old son, who was complaining of the heat (okay, so it’s like 130 degrees inside the barn)

B. My husband … who after rifling through the books for 10 minutes, was sitting in the car waiting not-so-patiently for me to “FINISH UP IN THERE ALREADY.”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about junk/antique/vintage/(insert your fave kind of stuff here) shopping, it’s this: Do not, under any circumstances, take your husband or children with you. That is, if you want to have any fun whatsoever.

Okay, I realize it’s sometimes necessary to have smaller kids in tow (hi Sue!). It’s just that life is ever so much easier, sans children and husbands, when you’re doing serious junking.

Even though I didn’t pick up anything at the barn, I did find some darling treasures at Sue’s booth today. Oh.My.Gawd. I got several of her creations and I am so excited to have them! Haven’t taken pics yet … but I will tomorrow and promise to post them immediately. Stay tuned!

For now, here are yet some more random pics from my home collection.

My new chair cushions for the breakfast nook ... I absolutely LOVE that color, right after PINK! Great retro color, huh?

My new chair cushions for the breakfast nook ... I absolutely LOVE that color, right after PINK! Great retro color, huh?

My sooo-gawdy pink lampshade, perched on a gold cherub lamp w/prisms. LOOOOOOOVE it!!!

My sooo-gawdy pink lampshade, perched on a gold cherub lamp w/prisms. LOOOOOOOVE it!!!

Rose Cottage ... a nod to my mom, Alice ROSE ... sitting atop my mom's vintage mirror, which hung over our piano during my childhood. Whew!

Rose Cottage ... a nod to my mom, Alice ROSE ... sitting atop my mom's vintage mirror, which hung over our piano during my childhood. Whew!

My first-ever vintage chandelier. Found it at Ross Antique Mall outside Waco, pre-hysterectomy. Sweet hubby installed it for me ... and it works!!

My first-ever vintage chandelier. Found it at Ross Antique Mall outside Waco, pre-hysterectomy. Sweet hubby installed it for me ... and it works!!

Love this little piece ... Sue-crafted heart with all kinds of lovelies on it!

Love this little piece ... Sue-crafted heart with all kinds of lovelies on it!

Key w/pink ribbon. How sweet!!

Key w/pink ribbon. How sweet!!

I absolutely LOVE this antique room divider. Got it at the antique show at the Expo in Belton a couple of years ago. It has sweet pink and blue Victorian ladies on the panels. Ohmygosh!!

I absolutely LOVE this antique room divider. Got it at the antique show at the Expo in Belton a couple of years ago. It has sweet pink and blue Victorian ladies on the panels. Ohmygosh!!

Close up of screen

Close up of screen

What a day! Have a great weekend … and happy junking/’tiquing!

Till next time! 🙂

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Hey there! I’m not sure the “world” is reading, but that’s the title I suppose everyone gets for their first blog.

A little about me … I’m a mother of three (Alan, 27, Tara, 25, Matt, 14), a school nurse (RN) by trade, and wife of my best friend, Ben.

IF I could make a living out of it, I’d love to open an antique/vintage junk shop! I adore shabby chic, vintage items and like to make my own creations from vintage treasures. Sometimes they turn out pretty cool … sometimes like crap. I never know!

We’ll see how this works out … I’d like to post wonderful pictures of my crafting/shabby chic/vintage projects in the future, but for now, I’ll just share with you some creations that I’ve purchased from a wonderfully talented lady named Sue (http://vintagesue.wordpress.com) and are now proudly displayed in my home.

Thanks for visiting!

Terry Lee

GREAT vintage luggage, altered. Thanks, Sue!

GREAT vintage luggage, altered. Thanks, Sue!

Awesome re-done dresser, all shabbied up! LOVE the pink rose knobs!!!

Awesome re-done dresser, all shabbied up! LOVE the pink rose knobs!!!

Belgium watering can on shabby little pink table. LOVE it!

Belgium watering can on shabby little pink table. LOVE it!

Great collage ... April in Paris!

Great collage ... April in Paris!

Top of altered file box ... so shabby, so chic. Gosh people!

Top of altered file box ... so shabby, so chic. Gosh people!

Hand-crafted pillow (I LOVE Sue\'s stuff!!!)

Hand-crafted pillow (I LOVE Sue's stuff!!!)

Paris Piano

Paris Piano

A little Paris on my piano! Ooh-la-la!

A little Paris on my piano! Ooh-la-la!

A VERY sweet old shabby pink table with a stack of pink boxes. Sigh!

A VERY sweet old shabby pink table with a stack of pink boxes. Sigh!

My sweet bottle collection

My sweet bottle collection

Cute silver tray adorned with lovelies! Sweet pink and blue crochet doily underneath made by my maternal grandma\'s hands

Cute silver tray adorned with lovelies! Sweet pink and blue crochet doily underneath made by my maternal grandma's hands

Sweet rose (5 cents!)

Sweet rose (5 cents!)

Adorable pink cherub!! (Sue\'s of course!)

Adorable pink cherub!! (Sue's of course!)

That’s all for now! It’s taken me two days to get this far … ha!! Maybe next time will be easier …

Till then! 🙂

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