Monday, January 16, 2017

The Deck and One Proud Great Grandmother

First and foremost, I am so proud of Laynee!!  She was named Student of the Month in Kindergarten.  I am so excited for her.  It was quite an honor at the Award Assembly!!

Update on the deck and pergola.  The pergola I bought late last summer at Lowes'.  It had to be put together before we started on the deck to determine sizes, etc.  You can see Bella is checking out every thing they bring in her backyard.

The two hard workers are my two grandsons.

The pergola all finished.

Bella and Laynee supervising!

Next - starting on all of the supports.

Here is the deck with the pergola attached.  These sliding glass doors are off of my master bedroom.  The steps go around two sides and the side next to the chimney will have railing on it.

Side view.

Laynee was really wanting to help.

I splurged and did the deck in Trex.  No paint, no stain and warranted for 30 years.  It has a really pretty woodgrain pattern in it.  

Can't you just imagine the pergola with white flowing curtains and a gorgeous black chandelier that I already had from an estate sale?  It'll take a few months to get it all gussied up but that will be the fun part for me!!



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Saturday Treasures 1/11/2017

Last Saturday I went to the Flea Market and one Estate Sale.  These are my treasures!!

Don't mind telling you that my heart skipped a beat when I saw this set of Mason dishes.

They are Mason's Patent Ironstone in the Watteau pattern made in England.  I couldn't help but think of my good friend Joy at Vintage Green.  I know how she loves Mason dishes.  I need to find four more cups, and the sugar and creamer.  The pieces in the bottom left corner are big soup bowls.


Love these small pieces and they look like they are a set, but the little saucer is from England and the S&P shakers are Dutch.

Sweet little planter.

Love this lattice bowl with the ceramic cherries,

But, do you ever see something and it just makes you so happy?

Well, this put a smile on my face.  A bag full of vintage, handmade lace and trim.  Can't wait to use it on pillows for Mother's Day!!

Have a lot going on here.  We were in single digits last week and today my car registered 80 degrees.  The last two days I've had a crew working on my deck and pergola for the sliding doors off of my bedroom.  So, will have some photos soon to show to you.  We are suppose to have anywhere from 3-5" of ice this weekend, so I'm hoping they get finished before that hits.  Otherwise, it'll be a while before it is finished.

Have a great week!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

My Obsession With Little Things

I really do have an obsession with little things.  I seem to just drool over anything old and small.  

These are my Coca Cola glasses and holders.  The glasses come out and I really am not sure which glass is the oldest.

One is just a plain Coke glass and the other one is kinda "bubbly" glass.  

The holders spell out Coca Cola on the sides.  They are so cute.  I have found four of them and would love to find more.  I did find some at an Antique Show and I picked up four thinking the tag said $7.50 each.  When I got ready to check out they were $75.00 each!!  WOW!  So needless to say, they didn't come home with me.  There are two variations - one is alot heavier than the other.  The picture above is one of the heavier ones.

Then, I found these at an Estate Sale.  There were only three and one of them has a chip on the lip of the cup.  They are tiny - only about 2" tall.  The holder and the saucer are silver.  They are stamped on the bottom:

Pedreira SP
Made in Brazil

The saucers are so tarnished that they look sort of a bluish color.  Some day when I have absolutely nothing in the world to do, I'll try to clean them up!

(Probably not!)

I don't think they are good silver but they are so cute.

I love all small things, especially these three...

We have had so much fun over the holidays and I anticipate much more in the next few months.  I have a very positive attitude about 2017.

I think it is going to be a great year.

I had a great day on Saturday at the Flea Market and an Estate Sale.  Will post my great finds in a day or so.



Monday, January 2, 2017

Saturday Treasures

The last couple of weeks I have had some good luck at estate sales and last Saturday at the flea market.

Isn't this a beautiful piece of embroidery?  It will make a gorgeous pillow.

This is a brooch I found.  It is so cute.  The little locket at the bottom opens up to put a picture in.  

YEA!!  More butter pats.  I shutter to think how many I actually have.  I know - I just won't count them and then I won't feel so bad. I won't actually know how many I have.  LOL

Some cream colored pieces.

A nice silver tray and two vintage tablecloths.




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