Tuesday, August 21, 2012

need advice please!!

Hello all-

Today I stopped at a garage sale (surprise surprise) and I found this lovely antique enamel dish- I think it will be lovely to hold glass jars with soap ect. for the new laundry room we are in the midst of building now..

My question is ... I have found these animals- I have a poodle, a penguin, a elephant ect.... the only marking on these is made in hong kong- they are plastic made to look like wood, they have rhinestone eyes and usually a gold chain around there necks.. does anyone have any idea what year they are from or what they were used for maybe a carnival prize????   I have googled asked in antique stores - nobody has a clue- do you... I would be interested in what I may find out Thank You!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

get organized with the help from the flylady!

Today I would like to help all my blogger friends that are trying so hard to get organized before school starts back up, then the fast approaching holidays.
 I do not get paid or endorsed to send you all over to a wonderful site - her name is Miley aka the flylady.net she is the greatest, sweetest, helpful women. I feel God gave her to us for a reason- go check her out then you can thank me later!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Once upon a marina's dream

This is a short story for all my blogging friends!!

Once upon a time there was this adorable little restaurant right off of Lake St. Clair in Michigan. It sits in a lovely little city named Algonac.  We love to go to it by boat and after lunch we soak in all the sun, little shops and I always take a peek in the boat salvage yard.  Enjoy your pics of some sweet Michigan summer.   
                                    The End

on the boat...u can see the sweetest yards.
 and homes of all sizes.
 Parking for more than just cars
 our rope monkey!
 we are hungry!
 cute decorations!

 flip flops are the best!
 little nautical delights

 lunch on the deck!
 beauty in all things!

 More Michigan beauty!

 Love the old salvage
look a green bottle to make some art with!

Garage and Barn sale finds

 Hello All, I hope your weekend is going wonderful so far. As for me,  it couldn't get better- I have been doing all the things I love- I started my Friday by picking up my little love, my granddaughter  (20 months) and took her to her first of many garage sales... she is a natural like her grammy!!  I would like to share with you some of my finds today- lets just say I will have a very busy fall ahead of me with projects galore ahead of me!!
 This darling table- can't wait to get some chalk paint on it- I ordered the paint from Fox Hollow Cottage and I cannot wait to paint my heart out!

 Couldn't resist these chandeliers - I think I will remove the guts and put candles in them- paint will transform these beautifully!

 Future blog on taking a ugly garage sale lamp and turning it into a beauty!

 Yep another fun lantern for the patio!
 I also found a old toy box in the barn sale filled with all kinds of mid century toys-- Etsy buyers will be happy!!

 Before I sell this beauty I will clean her up and have my dh take photos of her in a mid century dress I bought her- he is after all, a professional photographer- magerphotography  is the name of his business- he also has a full mat and frame shop in our basement.
 The boys were thrilled with the fishing gear I found- in the back of that old barn!
 Oh, I just love old boxes!
 Haven't decided what I will do with this old wine barrel!
 I have seen many magazines setting out old suitcases, as decorations.
 How lucky I went to my first canning class on Saturday morning.  I was delighted to find this 50's funnel set-- still unused in the box.
 At .10 a piece I think these will be great for a future art project.
 More fun finds... I just seen in Better homes and gardens Kitchens and Baths... the old folding rulers are shaped like a easel to hold a picture.
 a jar of antique fishing lures!
 Cute little blue birds made in Japan.
 little milk cows- made in Japan.
 More mid century finds.
 don't look in her eyes--spooky!

 old Christmas ornament.

 Old jelly jar made in Japan!
 old glasses holder!
 Brass fly ashtray!

Paper mache Jesus made in Mexico                  

Thank you for checking out my fun finds... in the future you will find many fun items for sale in my etsy store-- that is that will be a great day!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kraft Super V Capri sun

You can enter for a chance to win $1000.00 yepper's !!!!  or $500.00 for the runner up!! Just jump on over to DebbieDoo's http://tinyurl.com/cx6tnu5  and follow the simple instructions!! Good Luck!! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today Debbiedoo blogged about her sisters wedding candy table- so I recalled my friend Mary's daughters graduation candy table- take a look.  I think she did an awesome job also.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

keepsake pillow tuturial

Hi again- While moving i came across all the sweet momentos that I have saved for one reason or another - lets give you a few examples- my girl scout pins. the huge number one mom earrings my son bought me for Christmas at the school bazaar. Little cake toppers from my shower, small little animals I had since I was 6- so they have all safely been tucked away in a hat box- 

so the other day I was at my favorite thrift store and I see this little pillow .95- cool, lets make a memory pillow - it took no time at all - 

Items needed

Momentos of your choice- think outside the box- you may have your sons old army guys put them on a camouflage pillow.
hot glue gun