Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Have you discovered Etsy? If you're not careful, you'll get addicted!
Monday, June 29, 2009
This deco wall sconce rocks. The heavy gold, the perfect glass. Ahhh, the stories it could tell.
When I found this small table, it did not have a top on it. I married it up with this metal piece I had. I wasn't sure I loved it, but it fit so well, I felt like it was meant to be.
I didn't just shop! David and I took a load to Winnie & Tulula's and did a reset. I love giving the space a new look with all the new goodies.
Didn't I mention progress? Indeed, David and I got pedicures Sunday after church.
As my mother said, I am practical. These shoes might not look good if we go out dancing, but when touring Boston, I think they will be the best choice. We went shoe shopping and we both came out with what we hope to be wonderful walking shoes.
I'm sure there are still "need tos" on my list. But, I am breathing easier. We leave for Boston Friday morning. Maybe I'll pick up another pair of shoes, or two before then.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I love this teak chair, footrest and side table. Looks like the perfect place for a lifeguard to catch some rays, eh?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
At this very moment, my hair is being dyed.
I have garanimaled a few sets on the clothes rack. Haven't tackled jewelry yet.
If this post is confusing you, read yesterday's. I was in a bit of a tailspin.
I, for sure, without a doubt, need new shoes. I'll try to address that situation tomorrow. Bass Outlet usually serves me well. And I think they are having a sale. I sure hope so. Those four tires weren't free!
I tried to say thanks yesterday, but I'll say it again. To you who left comments, encouragement & ideas: Thank You! The voices of calm and reason prevail. Y'all Rock!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I sounded fairly calm in that first paragraph, didn't I? Well, I am not. I am freaking out. From this point on, pretend that I have eaten a lot of chocolate and drank a lot of caffeine. (I haven't really, but I feel like it) Here goes:
We leave next Friday. I know, that's over a week away. Let me point out to you, that is only 1 weekend away. And have I mentioned I have a full time, non-junking job during the week? Oh, dear!
Today, I dragged a clothes rack into my bedroom and started trying to figure out just what one wears to each of the aforementioned activities. This is kinda like putting tape in the driveway and presetting before the grand opening of W&T's. Preparation. It seems like a good way to go.
I wondered where more clothes were and remembered the clothes rack in my guest bedroom. Yes. I have closets. But, somehow, the racks get filled, too.
Do I need a haircut? Shall I dye my hair? Hats! I need to pack hats!
Do tell. If you were leaving for vacation in 10 days, what would you be freaking out about?
David's Mom and Aunt. I just cannot get away with camo pants, black tank tops and ball caps in these women's presence!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I love her grace.
Do you like heavy stuff? Tell me your heavy story.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
With lots of cool old places along Hwy 80, I was always entertained, wondering about the history of those old buildings/stores/businesses.
Today, I lucked upon a piece that screams Hwy 80 history. This old sign holder once stood along Hwy 80 in front of an old drive up lodge/motel in Terrell, Texas. It still sports the chains that held the vacancy sign.
ps. Keneesha at Me & My House is hosting a Junk Party. Head on over and check it out.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I got to meet one of the Red Shed Girls, Valarie, at the Grand Opening of Winnie & Tulula's Saturday. She gave me a scoop that you will want to mark on your calendar.
You heard it here first! Saturday, June 27. Hook up your trailers and be ready to fill 'em up! The ladies are hosting a French Market Sale at their store. The whole sale will be French based and they are putting out all the things they bought on their Paris buying trip. Well, holy cow! I'm gonna have to talk David into this one!
I hope to see you there!
Monday, June 15, 2009
The crowds came in and they seemed pleased with what they saw.
Here is part of my space, before the crowds hit.
Many of the things you see found new homes Saturday.
You might recall that I planned to take an entire truckload with me Saturday, with the hopes of doing a reset before I left that evening. Well, every time a hole appeared in my space, David would make a run to the truck for more goods. By the end of the day, my truck was empty and I had a big smile on my face!
Another big thanks to Gloria, her staff and family for making the day run like a well oiled machine. To the other dealers, I'm thrilled to be a part of this with you. Y'all rock! I wish I could just hug every single person who came out Saturday for the grand opening. Thanks to you for making the trip to Athens!
A kiss for David. photo courtesy of David Grins with Gloria, the Queen Bee of Winnie & Tulula's and Sweet Pea Collection.
And giggles with Donna of Curious Goods! photo courtesy of David
A shout out to my boyfriend David, who was a big support through this entire process, from "I'm thinking about becoming a part of Winnie & Tulula's", to power shopping, to preparation, to setting up, to bringing his camera and making our memories visible in photographs. Wanna see what he took Grand Opening Day? Click here for the slide show and click here to go straight to his set. Enjoy!
If you didn't make it, come out any Wednesday through Saturday, 10a - 6p. 119 E Tyler St, Athens, Texas. What am I doing sitting in front of the computer? I need to go shopping!
ps. For whatever reason, my home computer is not allowing me to leave comments anywhere. Ugh. I'll try to get caught up on comments when I'm at another computer. It's always something!