Monday, August 25, 2014

chritstmas in august

i picked up this peg board at a restore store yesterday.
2 bucks. 
love the patina and thought it would make a cool 
background for the holidays.

true to form i had some twinkle lights hanging 
on the previous display 
and i put them back
on the pegboard and plugged it in 
and they wouldn't light!

4 months until 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

almost bought a vintage canned ham!

yup, this kind.
i would love a real canned ham - the camping type but
this type of canned ham is more of a reality.
i did ponder purchasing this as
it would go great with my 
grocery kitchen theme seen here.
but i did come to my senses.
for now.....

i am sure you are wondering where you could have gotten this
canned ham for yourself, it was at 
it was a last minute decision to go today.
i wasn't sure if i wanted to battle the heat,
get up early, drive etc.
but i am glad i went.
having been a vendor i appreciate 
everyone showing up with all their
treasures, it's alot of work selling at the market.
i didn't buy much but had fun wandering around
seeing what was out there.
below are a few items 
from the day.

 at first glance i thought this cool vintage stove was 19.50
wrong, $150.
didn't have my glasses on.

cute sign, cute name.

 love this, but it is
not in the budget.....
side note, when i was little my go to flavor
at basking robbins was licorice!

this was my purchase of the day.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

groceries and ice cream cones

here is one of my finds on our trip up north.
now all i need is a
grocery/ice cream shop to go with it.

it's this tall.

Monday, July 21, 2014

wonderful wisconsin - up north

we have been away up north on vacation, 
enjoying nature in the northwoods of wisconsin,
well part of the time......
alot of time was also spent indoors,
enjoying vintage treasures of the northwoods.
below are snapshots of the trip.

oh look, lou and margaret came along for the trip.
time for nature photos, and be sure to 
make it to the end, no fish story here.

yup, kyle caught a 42 inch muskie,
it's was a beaut!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


got jealous of lou's
trip to florida,
so she headed to las vegas.