Monday, April 29, 2013

it's a sign

or 3.

my friend Susan from idle awhile was wondering if i would share my treasures from 
junk bonanza. 

i just got a few things, one find are these signs from good ol' clems variety store.
you know how i love vintage signs.
not sure how old they are, but figuring that there are not too many variety stores left and the cost of candy nowadays i think they must be from the 70's at least?

anywho they were a good price, 
it was a sign.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

mother lode at the junk bonanza

 we made it!  but before we got here we had to go thru.......

yucky snow.

i picked up my sister-in-law sue and we made the trek to shakopee, minnesota.  It should have taken less than 2 hours -  took us over 4 hours.  not fun but we made the best of it.

the next day was a much better day as we headed to the
 junk bonanza.
so much to see and buy.

the guy (on the left) is on the show "west end salvage" on hgtv  
we need to head back to iowa to check out his shop.  

cute booth, cute name

mama's happy display

sue's checking out this cute retro booth.

which had this blue typewriter - perfect buddy for my pink one.

sign #1 - need 

another way to use globes.

sign #2 - need

do you see that cool sign on the back of the shelf. 
 sign/shelf #3 - need

nice to see some friendly faces - here is jan from gracies cottage and kathy from down lilac lane.
it was great to catch up with them.  
 jan and my sister-in-law sue were sporting cool chucky taylors, i need to get with it. 

thought downton abbey would show up.

out-door arbor - ha!

 sign #4 - need!!! 
as you can imagine not in my price range.

artful junk display

 sign #5 - please!
 seeing a pattern?  i love signs - but again passed. 
  cute yellow bar/ garden/ craft/ cart.

cow - in a field - in a truck.

junk bonaza had a wedding lab -
4 booths filled with wedding ideas, very nice.

this booths specialty is turning vintage wedding dresses into updated wedding dresses.

junk bonaza was fun, but it is good to be home. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

diy pom-pom

here's my try at making my own
 honeycomb pom-pom.
i pinned it here
need to work on it, as mine won't open up all the way around and i pretty much used up the whole glue stick on one pom-pom.  
kind of fun to try making these yourself, guess it's 
back to the pinterest board.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

wanted: home for plate

i found this, 
now i just need a tin can camper to put it in. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

wisconsin in holiday

look at what i found the other day. 
 i had seen this cover on pinterest and pinned it awhile back.  i love the cover and never thought i would actually come across one.  it was a bit more than what i like to spend and it's not in perfect condition, but i couldn't leave it behind.

the cover artist is richard e howard. 
 he states that he "spent time on a lake like this near madison once, but the house was just a rugged little place.  the one on my cover is the kind a wisconsin lake deserves - and if i can't afford to build it today, it doesn't cost me a thing to paint it". 
i am sure that rugged little place where he did stay now costs a million to own. 

a fun map.

there are many photos and articles about wisconsin in the magazine, here's a great photo of a crowded beach on the shore of lake michigan near milwaukee.
the reason the beach is crowded and not the lake may be due to the 60 degree water. 

of course farming is a big part in the magazine.

how's this for a family photo!
I just noticed that this family farm is in stoughton, and that is the town where i found the magazine - see it was meant to be.

family dinner after a hards days work, which is never ending on a farm.
mom's giving the evil eye to daughter for some reason....

and one of the great treats we get to enjoy from all that hard work on the dairy farm is delicious wisconsin cheese.