Sunday, August 30, 2015


is it too early to decorate for halloween?

we'll we have to get ready for our grandson.
ok, he's only 5 months old. 
but hey, by oct. 31st
 he'll be almost 7 months old!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

meant to be

i was out running errands saturday and stopped in at one of
the resale shops that i visit from time to time.
the shop is a business that buys out estate sales and 
they are only open
saturdays from ten to noon. 
crazy hours.
but they are also open other days for special sales.
right in the front entry as you came into the shop was this vintage display piece.
it was very framilar. 
i had actually seen it at an estate sale about a month ago.
it was in the basement, which was a little dark and
i didn't know if i could take it apart.
so i passed on it, begrudgingly.

so it was meant to be, it had to come home with me.
it comes apart very easily.
for the meantime it will live in my craft room, until i have room
in the antique booth.
where i will once again use it for a dispay piece :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

i break for tomatoes

 on my biking route around town, i pass a business that has a little 
tomato plot in front of their shop.
free for the picking!
i stopped to pick a few while waiting for ours to ripen.

 a great way to enjoy them is with cottage cheese, 
and a little salt and pepper.
we are in wisconsin after all.......

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

august elkhorn

he's back!
a a ron rodgers came back to the 
elkhorn flea market.
needed a little break before the pre-season game 
this thursday.

he's not the only big cheese at the 
flea market.
the madison mayor was checking out the deals.

cute sign?
it was the perfect pink trimmed in violet.
just wasn't sure if the drawing of 
barbie was of barbie's evil twin,

this can of glass wax would make me want to clean!

you can't tell by this pic but these are vintage child size chairs.
i have never seen the real deal, child size.
i showed this photo to a friend and she said
she remembered sitting in the eames chair on the right at her dentist when she was little.
i was thinking i need to shop for a new dentist............

fun NY travel plate

cute smaller shop counter, perfect green color.

hi again!

jadite and red.
no need to say more.

 green cross?

ready to go - soda shop set-up. 

don't forget these,
found in another booth.

 $6,000 dear anyone?

this was my big find.
it's an old aluminum halliburton case.
my dad worked at the company 
when we lived in california.

if you see any spy/espionage movies,
they ususally are carrying their spy gear in a case from halliburton. 
one of my all time favorite movies, 
rear window, with jimmy stewart
has a scene with one and i am sure it was made when
 my dad was there : )

my parents still have their set of haliburton luggage
 and still use it when traveling.
it's gotten a few dings 
since the traveling days as a youngster with my parents 
on route 66. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

things are pretty exciting around here

what lurks in this cabinet???
well, we lost power this morning for a few hours,
  not much else to do during that time
so i thought i would organize something.

 i picked an easy item.....

 cupcake toppers!

and other fun baking novelties.
hope you all stay awake as you read exciting. 
i should have taken a before photo
but basically everything was a combined and a mess, so 
i gathered glass jars to sort some of the items out.

 all organized!
stil awake?

these were also in the cupboard,
now where do i put them???