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gracie2

hey again y’all,

hate to keep complaining (some of you who know me well, may beg to differ, haha), but this unseasonably warm and muggy weather lately is really putting a damper on my energy levels and enthusiasm to do ANYthing short of taking naps in my dark, air conditioned bedroom.

so last weekend one of my FAGs and i hit the road (the other one went awol on us … okay, she was doing something honorable and noble like walking to raise money for the hope pregnancy center … while the other two of us went schlepping across central texas in search of that PERFECT treasure at all the garage sales, estate sales, church rummage sales, etc.). very selfish, the two of us. out there chasing our dreams and scheming of future jaunts like next weekend’s fredericksburg’s trade days.

but what a BLAST we had. my poor camry hasn’t been that packed in a long time. reminds me of the good old days when FAGGing was in full gear. oh, if you don’t know what FAGGing is and if you’re curious, you can click The Journey is Everything to read all about it. it was our “outting” blog. haha

first stop was an estate sale. i cleaned out an entire bedroom. well, almost. it had the most beautiful PINK ROSE comforter set with matching curtains. for an extra little amount, she threw in the fantastic vintage window w/mirror that was hanging above the bed.

our second stop was a sweet little yard sale run by some v. nice ladies who actually allowed jannetta (the FAG in question) to use their restroom AND write a check for her goods. ohmy. AND their prices were like THE BEST you could hope for.

“oh, 25 cents for this. 10 cents for that.”

that kinda thing. you junkers know what music that is to your ears. i must say, i’d never ever let a yard sale customer use my bathroom. call me not nice, call me anything you want, but i just wouldn’t. nor would i accept a check from someone i didn’t know. very well. but these ladies were better women than i am and they restored (somewhat) some lost faith in womankind.

we hit lots more sales, including the salado flea market thingy where we actually saw belly dancers perform (whaa?!), a church rummage sale where nothing was priced … they only accepted donations at YOUR discretion (not my cup of meat, i prefer to be told what it costs … otherwise i feel guilty because i’m a neurotic middle child) and many other yard sales. we were soooooo hot and tired and sweaty by lunch time.

and speaking of LUNCH, we backtracked a bit in order to eat in salado. jannetta wanted me to try out a quaint little place called adelea’s (i thought it was pronounced “uh-deal-yuhs”. but NO. wrong again, princess smart-ass. you say it “add-uh-leez”. emPHAsis on the first syLLAble.)

her younger cousin michael is the chef there and so we made a big to-do about knowing the chef and asking for him. he recently graduated from a wonderful culinary school in austin. he was v. kind and gracious and even gave me a sample of his chicken and dumplings (my all time fave comfort food). i loved them, but it was so dang hot i just didn’t have the stomach to eat something warm.

but the deli sandwich was delish and the home made pecan pie with chocolate drizzled over it was TO. DIE. FOR. honestly. i thought i’d died and gone to pecan heaven. michael said they get their pecans from a local vendor in salado. locally grown, locally baked, locally eaten, by local FAGs. us. yum.

okay, i have digressed waaaaay more than usual. what i WANTED to write about was a sweet little girl named gracie. she was the daughter of the yard sale lady who had the great prices and let jannetta use her restroom. while i was perusing her mama’s merchandise, she decided to follow me from table to table. she’d hide under something, then spring up and surprise me with a “Boo!”

this went on the entire time we were there. what a darling. probably about 5 years old. not sure why she latched onto me … must be my pied piper charms. haha. when we were loading up the car, she walked over and handed me a little flower. okay, honestly, it was a weed. picked from her front yard. but to me it was the most beautiful flower in the world. after i thanked her demonstratively (my mama didn’t raise no ingrate), i asked what her name was. she said, “gracie.”

“well of course it is. what else would it be?” i said to her. and i meant it. her mom and aunt were v. gracious to us and little gracie was nothing but a sweetheart, providing me with joy and amusement during our entire visit. you can’t put a price on that.

lord almighty. my word count is now officially 860. sheesh. and i didn’t even get to HALF of what i wanted to share with you. maybe the pics will fill in some of the blanks. enjoy!

love and hugs to all,
terry lee

yummy pink rose comforter and curtains and sheets

yummy pink rose comforter and curtains and sheets

close up

close up

old window frame w/mirror. gonna yank off that swag that came with it and use something else. will be part of my bedroom makeover

old window frame w/mirror. gonna yank off that swag that came with it and use something else. will be part of my bedroom makeover

great little turquoise train case. i lerve it!

great little turquoise train case. i lerve it!

find o' the day! a precious blue vintage lu-ray bowl ... got it with a bunch of other goodies at the church rummage sale. gave them $4 for the lot. and i have the matching platter that was my mom's!

find o' the day! a precious blue vintage lu-ray bowl ... got it with a bunch of other goodies at the church rummage sale. gave them $4 for the lot. and i have the matching platter that was my mom's!

with my mom's lu-ray platter in background

with my mom's lu-ray platter in background

this beauty speaks for itself. got it for prolly 25c. hard to tell since i bought so much with it.

this beauty speaks for itself. got it for prolly 25c. hard to tell since i bought so much with it.

like these precious vintage cups and saucers

like these precious vintage cups and saucers

pair of vintage serving utensils and a grrreat pink melmac-ish bowl and platter

pair of vintage serving utensils and a grrreat pink melmac-ish bowl and platter

vintage avon bottle called garden girl (pink!) and sweet little white bird (another vintage avon)

vintage avon bottle called garden girl (pink!) and sweet little white bird (another vintage avon)

another view ... so precious!

another view ... so precious!

great little tins from the church rummage sale. esp love the french girl

great little tins from the church rummage sale. esp love the french girl

oh-so-lovely rose cup, again from the church rummage sale (part of my very well spent 4 bucks)

oh-so-lovely rose cup, again from the church rummage sale (part of my very well spent 4 bucks)

you can't tell by the pic, but this little beauty is VERY tiny. about 1 1/2 inches tall. love its pinkness and rose designs

you can't tell by the pic, but this little beauty is VERY tiny. about 1 1/2 inches tall. love its pinkness and rose designs

a PILE of vintage crocheted doilies for 25c. wow.

a PILE of vintage crocheted doilies for 25c. wow.

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salado-chapel

hey y’all!

hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! we were very blessed: all three of ben’s sons were here, including mike and his wife burgandi and their little one, harrison. he’s the first grandbaby! tara and matt (my two youngest blessings) were here as well as ben and me. an almost full nest of baby birds (no matter how old they get, they’re still our babies)!

ben and i have fallen completely and madly in love with grandbaby harry. we seriously considered hiding him from his mommy and daddy so they might leave him behind. but in the end, we thought better of it. would’ve been a tad extreme, don’t you think?

on friday, burgandi and i went shopping in salado and left grandpa and daddy behind to babysit harry. had lunch at a quaint little tea room (very girly!) and found great deals on some very sweet things … but most of all, it was some serious “girl time” with my daughter in law.

the house is mighty quiet today … just matt and me. feeling kinda blue and missing baby harry. i’ve written it before, but i can’t help but wonder what a mama bird feels, if anything, when all her birds fly out of the nest. the older i get, the more sentimental (and sometimes downright depressed) i get during the holidays. especially when i don’t see all of my children … or if i get to see them and then they leave again (as they should!). sigh.

okay. enough wallowing! am including pics of the family, especially the grandbaby … and a few from salado. i found two VERY sweet little birds who are now at home in my collection (pics of that too). what IS it with me and birds, anyhow?! it’s a sickness i’m afraid. they are just toooo sweet.

enjoy. and hang in there. this time next month, it’ll all be over … for another year. whew!

love and hugs,
terry lee

grandmommy-and-harrison

he loves his elmo

he loves his elmo

thank you. thank you very much.

thank you. thank you very much.

grandmommy steals some sweet sugar

grandmommy steals some sweet sugar

grandpa gets some too

grandpa gets some too

historic salado chapel

historic salado chapel

inside of sweet chapel

inside of sweet chapel

love those angels!

love those angels!

would love to renew our vows here!

would love to renew our vows here!

burgandi admiring an adorable christmas tree in a salado shop

burgandi admiring an adorable christmas tree in a salado shop

this is my new baby bird from salado. fell in LOVE with him! too precious!!

this is my new baby bird from salado. fell in LOVE with him! too precious!!

meet my other new bird ... will add some sparkle to his wings ... too sweet

meet my other new bird ... will add some sparkle to his wings ... too sweet

old bird cage filled with birds and fluff ... love it!

old bird cage filled with birds and fluff ... love it!

bird cage with my two new birds from salado

my two new birds from salado, perched on their new home

a peek inside the birdie cage ...

a peek inside the birdie cage ...

found this birdie picture at the GW barn. painted the dark wood, added pink glitter, bling in the nest and some lace. now she looks great in my bird collection

found this birdie picture at the GW barn. with a little TLC ... painted the dark wood pink, added pink glitter, bling in the nest and some lace ... they look great with my bird collection

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