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thanks-santa

hey y’all,

i really goofed with my last blog. shortly after it hit the press, my dear, sweet hubby informed me that i had failed to mention the absolutely WONDERFUL christmas gift that he gave me … a way cool printer/scanner/copier/fly me to the moon machine … which is HOW i am now able to scan and upload those great vintage family photos that i shared with y’all.

how could i have been so remiss?! old age. chemo-brain. teenager-induced ssstresss. people in wal-mart. any number of excuses. i’m SOOO sorry, sweetie pie. i LOVE my new toy. but i love you more. how’s that? 😉

anyways, on to the pics … some of my other christmas presents (not everything, so stay tuned), some of this and that.

happy weekend!

love and hugs,
terry lee

my friend bonnie got me these vintage turquoise pyrex pieces. we both cried because without realizing it, she had bought me the SAME set that my mother used to have ... i only had one piece left of hers.

my friend bonnie got me these vintage turquoise pyrex pieces. we both cried because without realizing it, she had bought me the SAME set that my mother used to have ... i only had one piece left of my mom's.

love it!

love it!

LOVE this heart-shaped lovely from my friend jannetta. it's a sue creation ... how precious!

LOVE this heart-shaped lovely from my friend jannetta. it's a sue creation ... how precious! uh, what exactly happened to the man's face?!

dear, sweet, mary (she's such a valentine!) made this collage for me for cmas. it's soooo perfect!!! i love it, mary!

dear, sweet, mary (she's such a valentine!) made this collage for me for cmas. it's soooo perfect!!! i love it, mary!

can't tell you the story behind this sign because it could possibly incriminate my sister and  me. let's just say that i saw it, wanted it ... and now i have it. PINK letters!

can't tell you the story behind this sign because it might incriminate my sister and me. let's just say that i saw it, wanted it ... and now i have it. PINK letters!

sue, i got the DIVA suitcase after all! jannetta bought it for me ... and that sweet little white angel basket next to it. looks sweet perched on my cabinet.

sue, i got the DIVAS suitcase after all! jannetta bought it for me ... and that sweet little white angel basket next to it. looks great perched on my cabinet.

heavy old clock i found at the GW barn a long time ago. it worked, but didn't like that it was all goldtone. FINALLY painted the floral part, numbers and hands pink, glued an old fork and spoon on it (it's in the kitchen) and a castoff earring at the bottom.

heavy old clock i found at the GW barn a long time ago. it worked, but i didn't like all that goldtone. FINALLY painted the floral part, numbers and hands pink, glued an old fork and spoon on it (it's a kitchen clock) and a castoff earring at the bottom. perfectly gawdy (gaudy for you english majors) and over-the-top, eh?

close up of my 'new' kitchen clock

close up of my 'new' kitchen clock

an irresistable little piece i bought for myself, from sue's booth. sweet plate adorned with buttons.

an irresistable little piece i bought for myself, from sue's booth. sweet plate adorned with buttons.

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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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