Wow, talk about a wild weekend! I need a weekend, to rest from my weekend. - You know what I mean?
Friday we worked on getting our vegetables planted. If they make it to harvest it will be a miracle. The kids have already dug them up & re-planted them 5 times.
They also think if you water them every hour they'll grow faster.
Saturday was our neighborhood garage sale. Instead of participating, as I should have, I continued to help the economy! On garage sale mornings, the kids get a couple of dollars from their piggy banks, we pick up Dunkin Donuts for nourishment (aren't I a good Mom?) & hit the road. My kiddo's love finding treasures of their own. Our rule is, if you bring something home, then you have to donate an old toy to Goodwill. Now that I think about it, we've probably bought back our own toys! Full circle right? Here's a peak at my haul.
I love these stitched dish towels, the birds are so cute.
Lot's of little jewels.
The rhinestone safety pin was .50!
Old French school notebooks, they contain tons of maps & pictures.
And the linens & lace! I'm so dang happy people don't appreciate these things.
They were practically giving it away.
The last house we hit was grunge paradise! Rust everywhere. I love the way the residue from the vanilla stained that bottle. Very cool.
I told you there were some rusty treats! Look at that crazy sprinkler on the left. Great base for an assemblage. I bought a bunch of mason jars & covered jam jars. Someone told me they are actually snuff jars?! Whatever they are, I cannot get the lids off. Age & rust have seared them together.
I jumped all over these Army accessories. I love the olive drab color, & the wool on the gloves is wonderful. Wish I could find a sweater like that. Don't you love the number on the canvas bag? I will so be using that in some sort of collage. There was also a little shoulder bag to hold a canteen, my son confiscated it to play GI Joe. I found a very cool puppet show/lemonade stand for the kids at one house. They spent the rest of the weekend making funky, ghoulish Kool-aid & pawning it off on everyone in sight. I wish I'd taken pictures.
My greatest task this weekend was getting my new blogshop open!
You've heard the quote 'it takes a village' right?! Well I have 2 super stars working on my blog. Our sweet Karen, & Michelle at Shabby Creations. Michelle is the whiz who designed my beautiful header last year, she also created my blog shop. Karen is working so hard 'foofing' up blogland, but took time to help a poor friend. She talked me through the process of setting up shop, & what she couldn't explain over the phone, she just did.
Dawn talked me down off the ledge a couple of times, & Rose kept me laughing through it all. Rebecca & I shared our shop trials & triumphs via email. BTW, Rebecca's new shop is ready too!
I'm pretty proud of myself & grateful to my friends for helping me to accomplish one of my goals.
These pictures are from 'the shoppe'.
So now you know what I meant about needing another weekend! Hope your's was great too!