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Hey y’all!

Lots happening in my world lately. Had a great 5 week checkup (post hysterectomy) and was cleared to do “all the shopping” I wanted. Or at least that’s what the doctor said … ask my hubby and you’ll probably get a different response.

Sooooo, while in Temple for my doctor’s appt, I barnstormed the GW bargain barn. Woohoo! Spent a grand total of $10 and got lots o’ loot! Pictures below.

Am in the process of getting new flooring in my house and it seems we’re hitting speed bumps at every corner. I’m reserving judgment on Home Depot until the project is complete. Stay tuned for my verdict.

With that said, I am supposed to be clearing things out of the house and garage, instead of buying more stuff. Yikes. Hubby thinks I’ve gone off the deep end with my junk shopping, but I’m growing weary of discussing his issues. 😉

ANYways, in an effort to clear out the garage so we’ll have some storage space for the furniture during the flooring installation (got all that?), I had an impromptu mini-yard sale Saturday morning (yes, I obtained the obligatory city permit … thanks, City of Killeen for the $5 charge). I missed the copy deadline for the classified ad, but sweet-talked a young man named Rodney into accepting my order anyway.

The upshot is, we cleared out/sold a lot of old junk (which hubby was kind enough to remind me that I had bought at other yard sales) … and so now we have some breathing room in our garage.

We’ll see how long that lasts …

Okay, enough drivel. Enjoy the pics!

GW loot collection!

GW loot collection!

awww ... sweet angel with pink roses

awww ... sweet angel with pink roses

cute miniature bird feeder

cute miniature bird feeder

sweet little cat thingy, sort\'ve like a paper clip ... for my cat-loving friend Bonnie. i hooked it to the front of the sweet birdhouse i got also

sweet little cat thingy, sort've like a paper clip ... for my cat-loving friend Bonnie. i hooked it to the front of the sweet birdhouse i got also

more bottles for my collection ... but aren\'t they adorable?? i think they\'re hand painted.

more bottles for my collection ... but aren't they adorable?? i think they're hand painted.

LOVE this smallish old aluminum pot/pitcher!

LOVE this smallish old aluminum pot/pitcher!

my treasures on another treasure ... a great white shelf with a plate holder rim ... i shall shabby it up some more for my kitchen

my treasures on another treasure ... a great white shelf with a plate holder rim ... i shall shabby it up some more for my kitchen

$3 GW find! great old table/magazine holder ... mighty dusty though. fits right in with my other furniture!

$3 GW find! great old table/magazine holder ... mighty dusty though. fits right in with my other furniture!

really excited about this project! can\'t decide between pink or antique white, crackle or not, decoupage????

really excited about this project! can't decide between pink or antique white, crackle or not, decoupage????

any suggestions?!

any suggestions?!

soap dish that i found at GW barn for 25 cents. painted her pink, highlighted the designs, added a pink bow ... and now it reeks of terry lee! ha! the angel's holding her hand out ... i'm thinking i should put something in it

soap dish that i found at GW barn for 25 cents. painted her pink, highlighted the designs, added a pink bow ... and now it reeks of terry lee! ha! the angel's holding her hand out ... i'm thinking i should put something in it

sweet little piece i found at crafter\'s ... oddly enough, not at sue\'s booth!

sweet little piece i found at crafter's ... oddly enough, not at sue's booth!

okay, i\'m a freak. here\'s yet another bir-duh (think bambi). he\'s just your run-of-the-mill dollar tree variety. but i thought he was SO cute!

okay, i'm a freak. here's yet another bir-duh (think bambi). he's just your run-of-the-mill dollar tree variety. but i thought he was SO cute!

pinked up piggy piece ... see 'before' pic in previous blog. my piggy-collecting daughter loves it!

pinked up piggy piece ... see 'before' pic in previous blog. my piggy-collecting daughter loves it!

piggy piece, all pinked up.

piggy piece, all pinked up.

Thanks again for stopping by. I appreciate your visits and comments! Till next time! 🙂

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Hi again!

Wow! This is soooo much fun … meeting “kindred spirits” (thanks, Sue and Oliveoyl!) of the shabby chic/vintage world!

I’ve always loved antiquing and junking … but aside from my shopping pals, I’ve never really networked with others who share my passion. It’s great …. I LOVE it!!

It’s lump day at my house. That’s what my daughter used to call Wednesdays (hump-day) when she was little. She ALWAYS mixed up her words (as kids are wont to do). Funny how things like that stick around in a family … she’s 25 now and we still say LUMP DAY. 🙂

Lately, everyday’s been lump day for me. Recovering from a hysterectomy is a b*tch! It’s frightfully boring, just sitting around being the patient (as a nurse, I make an especially horrible patient)! But at least now I have something semi-productive to do with my time. haha!

Here are some more lovelies just sitting around my house looking adorable. All, or most, are Sweet Sue’s creations. (vintagesue.wordpress.com … eventually I’ll learn how to insert a REAL link here … sheesh!)

Retro/vintage-look canisters! Love \'em!

Retro/vintage-look canisters! Love 'em!

See the little turquoise melamine sugar bowl? My mama had one just like that (wish it were really hers!) ... and that's been my inspiration for a retro-kitchen! A work in progress ...

See the little turquoise melamine sugar bowl? My mama had one just like that (wish it were really hers!) ... and that's been my inspiration for a retro-kitchen! A work in progress ...

A lovely spring arrangement in a decoupaged container

A lovely spring arrangement in a decoupaged container

Another gorgeous hand-crafted pillow

Another gorgeous hand-crafted pillow

Another one! Gawd, I just love the vintage look with those gloves ...

Another one! Gawd, I just love the vintage look with those gloves ...

Sweet pink framed card (ugh!!! I MUST paint that 1970s paneling!!! Or will that work in my retro kitchen?!

Sweet pink framed card (ugh!!! I MUST paint that 1970s paneling!!! Or will that work in my retro kitchen?!

VERY sweet mosaic ... love the pink!

VERY sweet mosaic ... love the pink!

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

This piece was a birthday gift from a dear friend; a product of Sue. It's hanging over my vintage vanity, underneath my favorite sign: Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Sweet cherub from Sue ... I baptized her in pink, though.

Sweet cherub from Sue ... I baptized her in pink, though.

Gosh! An old bottle turned something wonderful, with Sue\'s touch!

Gosh! An old bottle turned something wonderful, with Sue's touch!

Whew! I have LOTS more pics but this is getting incredibly long. More tomorrow!

Till then! 🙂

Okay, can’t resist … here’s my hubby getting ready for his daily run. He’s not much into the shabby chic/vintage business … he actually dared to put his WEIGHTS on my chenille-covered loveseat!!! ARGHHH … MEN!!! 🙂

Ben, completely oblivious to the wonderfully shabby chic/Paris chic look around him ... but I still love him!

Ben, completely oblivious to the wonderfully shabby chic/Paris chic look around him ... but I still love him!

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