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Hey y’all!

What a crazy week! Has anyone else felt the effects of the full moon? When you work with and around children, you can always tell when it’s a full moon … without looking at the night sky or the calendar.

Thank God the weekend is here. Can’t wait for Sue’s sale and the Crafter’s sidewalk sale!! Woohoo!!!!

Meantime, I wanted to share my most recent project with you guys. A couple of months ago, I bought this darling retro piece, a rocking loveseat at the Sal-Army. I loved the structure and design of this unusual piece … but it needed some TLC. Also, the cushions were this gawd-awful puke-green color but I knew I could ditch them or cover them (I did both).

Last weekend, the planets and stars aligned (I had the strength, time, motivation and creative juices all at one time) and I finally got to work on it. With absolutely no forethought (as Sue says, “I don’t think, I just DO!”), I began with a paint brush and a bucket of “antique white” paint.

Finished up with Goodwill bargain barn-acquired curtains to cover the green seat cushions, valances for the skirt and pink fringe from Sue’s booth. Tossed the back cushions (yuckie yuck) and used two old bed pillows covered in yard sale-found (10 cents!!) pink pillowcases. Tied a couple of bows on each side and lay a lovely throw pillow from Sue as the final touch.

The total make-over, including the actual loveseat itself, was under $20. Put it on my front porch next to a sweet little glass-top, rusty table from Sue’s booth and then hung some adorable little garden chandies over it.

Am very pleased (and surprised!) with the results. Now … on to the pictures!

Love and hugs to all!

ugh! ugly puke-green cushions on a grrrrreat retro piece!

ugh! ugly puke-green cushions on a grrrrreat retro piece!

finished product!

completed project, still in my living room

finished product ... antique white paint and on-the-cheap gw linens ... and a lot of hot glue!

on the front porch, its new home

rusty little garden chandies, hanging on front porch

rusty little garden chandies, hanging on front porch. sue's creations

closer up. love these!!

closer up. love these!!

moved the old bench (formerly housed on the front porch) to the side yard, under a tree.

moved the old bench (formerly housed on the front porch) to the side yard, under a tree.

precious little table with glass top ... i stuffed some flowers into the center hole for an instant flower arrangement!

precious little table with glass top ... i stuffed some flowers into the center hole for an instant flower arrangement!

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Hey Y’all!

The Girls were let loose on the streets of Waco this weekend. My shopping buddies (and dear, dear friends) and I went junkin’ on Saturday and Waco was our target destination.

Had it all planned out … I googled antique and thrift stores in Waco, complete with a map pinpointing the location of each one. We promptly got lost and ended up in a not-so-nice neighborhood. No worries. One of us spotted a yard sale sign and we soon forgot about the map.

I scored TONS of bling (pics below), including some way cool antique watches (for crafting projects). The prices weren’t bad, but I paid a much higher price for traipsing through their tall grass: chigger bites all over my lower legs. Hmmph!

Eventually we found two of the four GWs in Waco. The Girls scored some goodies and I stocked up on some dangly earrings (a girl can NEVER have too many dangly, blingy earrings!).

As planned, we swooped around The Circle and ate at The Elite … an historic landmark in Waco. Elvis frequented The Elite when he was stationed at Fort Hood in the 50s. Good food, good friends, good times.

We finally made it downtown to The Gossip Bench, a quaint little antique store. Treasure pics below.

Got home last night, exhausted but happy. Junkin’ with The Girls is always good medicine for me. And I got a full dose of it this weekend!

Enjoy the pics.

Love and hugs to all,

Terry Lee

chigger-infested yard sale

chigger-infested yard sale

bling loot from the yard sale

bling loot from the yard sale

ohmygosh! i LOVE these old watches!!! yard sale find!

ohmygosh! i LOVE these old watches!!! yard sale find!

more little doodads from the yard sale

more little doodads from the yard sale

who takes pictures of the goodwill sign? crazy ME!

who takes pictures of the goodwill sign? crazy ME!

the girls getting down and dirty at the goodwill. you GO girls!

the girls getting down and dirty at the goodwill. you GO girls!

terry lee playing dress up in the goodwill

terry lee playing dress up in the goodwill

who takes pics of the GW mannequins?! that would be moi. she looked so sad!

who takes pics of the GW mannequins?! that would be moi. she looked so sad!

my new dangle earrings (ala goodwill)

my new dangle earrings (ala goodwill)

the landmark elite

the landmark elite

the girls, sitting in THE booth where elvis sat!

the girls, sitting in THE booth where elvis sat!

lovin' up on elvis at the elite cafe, elvis room

lovin' up on elvis at the elite cafe, elvis room

elvis at fort hood

elvis at fort hood

my favorite elvis pic (yummy!)

my favorite elvis pic (yummy!)

jannetta in front of the gossip bench antique store

jannetta in front of the gossip bench antique store

great little brown pyrex piece and turquoise plate from the gossip bench ... love them!

great little brown pyrex piece and turquoise plate from the gossip bench ... love them!

great old wire basket from the gossip bench antique store

great old wire basket from the gossip bench antique store

the landmark alico building, downtown waco ... that thing is TALL!

the landmark alico building, downtown waco ... that thing is TALL!

county courthouse (yawn). where's the junk?!

county courthouse (yawn). where's the junk?!

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