Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"P" is for purty amazin husband

As I was trying to clean up a very messy kitchen after work last night my husband comes into the kitchen and remarks "I would have been home earlier but I had to take a "P" in Newport". I look up from what I'm doing about to announce, is that really neccessary to tell me you had to take a- and that's when I saw this precious piece of treasure in his hands. He and his crew were asked if they could take the time to take down the old letters off of the old Newport gym. And as wonderful as my husband is he thought of his wife and her love of all things old. He said the crew laughed at him and then decided they'd take home the letter that matched their last name as well.

To paint or not to paint... that is the question

Here's the handsome fella..



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Nebraska Junk Jaunt Find

See the little pumpkins? Another junk jaunt treasure. I found them in Cairo Nebraska for .50.
I also found the fall arrangement on the jaunt as well. Love the candleholder.
Works great on my footstool.
Or maybe I should say works great on my footstool until the football hits it. I'm holding my breath.. Will post more pics of the junk jaunt goodness as the days go by.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Nebraska Junk Jaunt Success!

For the past 4 years my Mom and I have traveled the "Loup" of the Nebraska Biways for the annual "Nebraska Junk Jaunt". We have made it our once a year mother and daughter event. And might I add we are never dissapointed by the fun we have, people we meet from all over the U.S. and even sometimes people we consider "celebrities".
(Old metal box that will more than likely become a flower box in our back yard)
This year we were faced with a few adversities in the preparation for the big event. My job took me to Lincoln Tuesday night with continuing education classes scheduled for the rest of the week. I crammed my 8 hours in Wednesday and Thursday so we could start the jaunt early Friday morning from Grand Island Nebraska.
( Totem pole for gardens)
The pics here are from Grand Island stops.. with more pics to come in the next few days.
(More Totem Poles in every color imaginable)

This corner jaunt was filled with lots of goodies. I purchased an old scale and a large seashell. My Mom found an adorable small blue patina wheel barrel here.
Love this trunk! The inside has been painted orange. It will work great in my soon to be newly painted bedroom. All of the goodies in it were from our first stop of the day. Prices were amazing at this stop. Honestly we should have just stayed here all day as the building was full and they just kept on bringing out more treasures.

These old wash stands were crazy cheap. After this stop we were spoiled by the prices.
Can't wait to share more with y'all. Anyone else take the trip? Would love to hear from you!
Stop back tomorrow and hopefully I will have more pics. I'm dissappointed that I didn't take more pics.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Leave Room In Your Garden For Angels To Dance

This is a quote you will find as you wander around my moms garden. As summer winds down, I thought I would try to catch up with posts and pics from the summer. See the angel? Made from an old pillar from my brothers front porch.