Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Country Drive and more!!




While on my visit to the Dallas area

(the last two weeks) 

my brother-in-law took
me and my sister on a 
country drive 

 
This beautiful drive took us
to the little town of Quinlan, Texas

Where we found this wonderful shop














What a delightful surprise!!

Every Little Birdie says
Never know where a country road
will take you! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thingamajig

  1. Definition of thingamajig (n)

    Bing Dictionary
    • thing·a·ma·jig
    • [ thíngəmə jìg ]
    1. thing unnamed: a word used when the proper word for something is not known or does not come to mind
    synonyms: thing · thingy · thingamabob · gizmo · doodad · doohickey · widget
    I found a thingamajig
    at the Warrenton Antique Show
     Don't know what it is
    or what it's called
    or what it's for

    but I knew I liked it 
    and had to have it!!!!
     
    Every Little Birdie says
     What do you think it is?????

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Simple and Sweet

Look what I found at one
of my local thrift stores


It was in a pile of old linens

A little tattered and torn
but nothing a needle and thread
couldn't fix

Isn't it the sweetest little
baby dress!

I added an old locket of mine that has
pictures of my mom & dad 
(taken on their honeymoon)

It now holds a place of honor on the wall in my bedroom


"I once was lost
but now I'm found"

It has found a good home with me!!!!

Every Little Birdie says
 I love sweet little surprises!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Birthday Surprise

My birthday was back in February

Last time I was up to visit my Mom
she said I have your birthday
present back here in my bedroom

She took me back and to my 
utter surprise

There was the old family
music box

  It's been in my English family for over
100 years, maybe 150 years

She brought it back from England
on a trip to visit my grandparents
in England when I was five

I have always been madly in love
with this old box

So I was so very honored 
that she would pass it down to me!

It now takes a cozy spot on top the wine rack in my dining room
 It has three bells, is hand cranked,
and has a channel changer switch
to change songs

It makes the most beautiful music
this side of heaven

 

Thank you mom for trusting me
with this beautiful old treasure

 I will love and care for it
until it's time for me to pass it down

(note to sweet daughter - it won't be anytime soon!)

Every Little Birdie says
   Love the sweet music of times past

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Miss Matched

My sister and I were strolling
around the fields
at the Warrenton Antique Show
last week when I came
upon some junk laying in
the grass in front of
one of the tents

.......and look what I found

 These great old pot lids
Each one unique in it's own way

I thought to myself
"I can do something with these"

I've had a few ideas but nothing
has moved me to action yet

OK, fellow bloggers
I know how talented you all are
What do you think I should do with them???

Every Little Birdie says-
 I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Frame It!

As mentioned
in an earlier post 
part of my loot shoot 
from my trip to Warrenton/Round Top
included some doilies, old linens
scrabble letters, and an old picture
 
I promised to show you
what I did with my new treasures
 
Take a look-



 
 
I painted an old frame
backed it with foam board
covered that with an old linen runner
 
 placed my doilies
and started gluing vintage items



I think it turned out pretty stinkin' cute!!

and it found a home above the
bed in the guest room

Every Little Birdie says-
 Hope my guest enjoy it
as much as I do!!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Junkin' = TREASURES

Last post I promised to show
you the treasures we bought
while shopping in
Warrenton/Round Top
at the Antique Show

R e m e m b e r
One man's junk is another "woman's" treasure!!





Loot Shoot Thursday night at the hotel
But wait.....
there was more shopping
on Friday

 Aluminum bowl
Silver baby cup and fork & spoon

 Pretty lamp shade & plate

 Old photo, pretty bowl

 A collection of old lids
The finished display will be in my booth soon!!

  Not sure what this metal piece is.....

but I knew I had to have it!

  Old bottle for $1.00!!
(I added the antique flower)

 Gold frame, doilies

 Crocheted tablecloth

and lots and lots of linens




OK, here is another teaser.....

Next post I'll show you
what I'm doing with some of these
treasures.........

Every Little Birdie says
  Don't you just love someone
else's good junk!!