Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Friend Julie

My former co worker and friend just started a blog called "Being Ritzy". She is one of the most fashionable people I have ever met (and cute as a button too!) I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce her blog here and get some advice for her as she is a newbie.
This is her first post and I must say she certainly can put an outfit together, I know I love this look!
Click here to see what Julie's thoughts are on preparing for cooler weather

If you have any advice for her as a new blogger please comment on her blog or mine and I will pass it along!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dog Day Afternoon

Not many treasures this week, there was only one Estate Sale (on the Hill) that looked promising so I popped over Friday afternoon to check it out. I think I missed out on most of the good stuff by not getting there earlier when the doors opened. Still a few treasures remained and I quickly had my hands full. It was obvious that the owner of the house had been a dog lover as there were many dog items everywhere. I found the most gorgeous old piece of yard art (it was of a dog of course, all rusty and beautiful) out in the back yard but wouldn't you know it - Not for Sale! I always seems to find the one thing that is not for sale! Oh well, I was able to rescue a couple of pups and a few other things (mostly linens which I certainly don't need). So here we go, this is what I brought home:

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
I think the small metal one is a Hubley Party Favor

 I'm not sure what this one is (a carnival prize maybe) but he is so cute! If you have any idea what he might be let me know.


(the frame is gorgeous!)

Some Hankies
Cocktail Napkins (for my collection)

And some great Fabric (the roll was only 5 dollars)


Hoping everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

From the Tree to the Jar

When I bought my house several years ago I was thrilled to see three fig trees in the yard, they reminded me of my childhood. Sweet memories of a huge fig tree that grew beside my Granny's house and of the most delicious fig preserves she and Mom made from the fruit of that tree. Over the past several years I have wanted Mom to teach me how to can my figs but other things seem to always get in the way and canning always ended up on my "things I want to learn how to do but never seem to have the time to" list. 

As I watched my figs ripen on the trees, I decided that this was going to be the year that I was finally going to get those figs from the tree and into the jars. I set a date to go over to Mom's house Saturday morning and she took me through the canning process step by step. I think she was happy that one of her girls actually wanted to learn how to can. We had a wonderful time together as we always do (the Lord has truly blessed me with the best mother ever) and I came home with 12 jars of fig preserves. I can't tell you how satisfying it is to pick fruit from your own tree and end up with a pantry full of homemade preserves!

Of course me and my oldest son had to try some out when I got home and it was so yummy!

I did not do any junking this weekend but I did get a few things at a small estate sale last week and on Saturday when I dropped off several jars of the figs to my brother he had a present for me so I thought I would go ahead share.

Old Laundry Basket from my brother


Another old Lamp
Apothecary Bottles
Musical Flash Cards
Beautiful Angel 
Sweet Little Penguin Family made in Germany

I have to say it has been an amazing weekend. Hoping yours has been the same!

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