Friday, July 31, 2009
I also thought I'd show you a few more of my recent finds.
What are you diggin'?
David and I are heading to Canton tomorrow to meet up with Tracy and Steve of A Simple Country Life. They came all the way from Alabama to see the sights of First Monday and to do a little shopping, ya know. They have been here a few days and from what I gather, they are quite happy they made the trip.
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Lynn has some space at Golightly's in Ft Worth. Have you been? Just perusing around, I can see that I love her taste. So back to the story, there she was shopping and visiting. As I was looking at all the goodies to be had, it seemed quite a few things that I picked up were already Lynn's. Yes, she got there before me and made piles. Dadgummit.
I made my pile and Lynn proceeded to inquire if she could take pictures of my pile. Really? And so, I asked, "coming out of retirement to post my finds?" and she tells me she is the personal photographer for Tina of Dream in Cream. Do you know Dream in Cream? I said, "Sure! Post my goodies on Dream in Cream. Why not?"
Dear readers, if you'd like to see my pile, soon destined for one of my avenues of sales (Primitiques, Winnie & Tulula's, Warrenton), stay tuned to Dream in Cream's blog.
In the meantime, go over to Whitewashed and harass Lynn into posting on her own blog again!
Since it is wrong to post without a picture, here is an industrial table I picked up a couple weeks ago. It is currently at Winnie & Tulula's. Cool piece, eh?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Surely, you know what is comming soon.
Do you realize that we are less than 2 months away from the Zapp Hall Antique Show in Warrenton? Show dates are Friday, September 25th through Saturday, October 3rd.
This will be my first time to set up and sell at this world renowned antique show. David and I will be there with lots and lots of goodies. I have been advised by several experienced sellers to stock up, stock up, stock up. So, you better believe I am taking heed. I think David may be tired of me telling him every single weekend, "I need to be buying". Bless his heart. He is one heck of a trooper! So, how many trucks, trailers and uhauls should we bring? hmmmm...
Yes. I will be selling this kind of thing. No. Not the sign. The dead people's stuff.
Of course, I am a believer in surprises, so consider this one of your very last full on, big picture sneak peeks. No. You local folks. You cannot buy it now. See? This is why I don't show and tell!
Any advise from you old heads? I mean experienced sellers?
And you buyers. Go ahead. Tell me what you want to see at the show this fall. Color? Rust? Chippy? Frenchy? Whites? Christmas? Fabrics? Wood? (painted? stained? distressed?) Industrial? Mirrors? Concrete? Garden? Here's your chance!
Indeed, the show is comeing, comming, coming soon!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Someone propped me up here, on the primo vinyl sofa, at the age of 2 months so that I could give you a lil advice.
Listen up Miss Bella,
Schmooze your Grand Cat Daddy and he will make sure that the world is yours. Go ahead and schmooze your daddy while you are at it. He already thinks you hung the moon!
Don't worry about sitting ladylike at this age. It's darn near impossible with these diapers.
See my left hand? Left hand. I forgot you're just a lil kid. Ok, the side the kitty cat is not on. See my fingers? My very own Daddy about stunted my growth by putting my fingers in the hook 'em horns position every time he walked by me. He was bound and determined that I would wear orange and achieve my higher learning where he got his learnin', at The University of Texas. Does anybody think Dad is bothered by the fact that I am (years after this picture was taken) madly in love with a bonafide, maroon wearing, cult ring bearing Aggie? Thankfully, my fingers didn't stick that way.
Bella, you just get yourself smart however you can. Drink your milk and grow yourself. After that diaper thing, you'll have plenty of time to sit ladylike, I'm sure.
Love your family as much as we all do, and your life will be more full than my tummy after a bottle of milk.
Miss Debbie, thank you for inviting me. I didn't get to rsvp, so I hope you don't mind me crashing the shower. I'm gonna go crawl under the bed and see what I can see. I think I saw something moving and that's always fun to explore!
I kinda wish we still had this vinyl sofa to sit on. Or at least to sell!
ps. If you are confused by all this fuss, Miss Debbie at Talking Trash is hosting a baby shower for her beautiful Bella. Go here to read all about it.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Tammy Missy showed up and we commenced to make a little Sangria. We couldn't find a glass pitcher, and you KNOW I am a glass snob, so we used a glass vase we found. It worked very nicely.
The rest of The Tammys hit town and the party started. We, of course, enjoyed some spa time and then we came home to enjoy that Queenly Menu that I showed you all. Tammy Brenda is enjoying her Pinky Champaigne and Tammy Missy is loving her salted Rita.
Here is the shrimp dish that you heard about. I swear there is shrimp in there somewhere. Check out this Wilton Armetale Grillware. I fell in absolute love with this amazing dish! Tammy Cindy actually laid the dish right on the grill. Would you look at what happened to the cheese? Holy melted, burned cheese YUM!
Chef Tammy Cindy got after the grill like it was her very own. More melting burning cheese is oooozing out of that chicken. Can you say deee-lish?
Tammy MaryJane and Tammy Cindy enjoyed their frozen Ritas.
Ever wonder where crowns are kept? We kept ours under cloche, resting on our coasters that read, "I'm not here to make things better, only to observe and pass judgement."
It simply would not be a Tammy weekend without our Scrabble tiles!
We watched Tammy Brenda as she decorated a cake for an order she had to deliver Saturday morning. I will be posting about Brendal's Cakes in the very near future. Would you check out this amazing cake? Tammy Brenda ROCKS!
Saturday, The Tammys hit Malakoff for some Curious Goods shopping. Thanks for snapping the picture, Rhonda!
Then we headed to Athens and checked out Sweet Pea and Winnie & Tulula's. Donna snapped this one:
After all that shopping, we were in need of refreshments so we headed to Tara Vinyard and Winery in Athens. There, we enjoyed some wine tasting, some steak eating, some wonderful, live jazz music listening and lots of star gazing. The night was beautiful!
It was a wonderful time, our Tammy time. We are already talking about next year. I imagine we will find another place to gather next year and David won't have to get lost.
FYI, Sweet Pea is having a back room sale this Thurs/Fri/Saturday with 50% to 70% off. Wow! Bring your truck!
Speaking of trucks, I have a truck full of junk. Maybe I'll snap and share one day this week, too.
Are you aware that Warrenton is in less than 60 days? Theresa posted about that countdown yesterday. I have got to slow down on the blogging and pick up on the shopping! You know I'll be there selling, don't you?
Friday, July 24, 2009
SPQ Girls’ Weekend – July 2009 - Queenly Dinner Menu
The Queen Mum’s Shrimp that’ll make that Tiara fall off yo’ head
Gulf shrimp stuffed with a mild jalapeno, wrapped in proscuitto, lightly grilled, then suuuuummmmmuuuuthered with cheddar cheese – Yummy Mummy!
The Queen’s favorite Tea Time crackers and cheese
Assorted crackers served with Raspberry Chipotle covered Cream Cheese
A TOAST to ring in the weekend
Champagne infused with Raspberry Vodka - pinkies up, please!
A Salad Fit for Mighty Fine SPQ’s
Baby spinach with lightly toasted pecans, green apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and bacon – tossed in a red wine viniagrette
Paired with White Wine - Conquista Torrontes (Argentina, 2007),
OR….. keep guzzling that yummy, very Queenly Champagne delight, pinkies still up, please!
A sampling of the following Queen’s Greatest Hits (No, I’m not talking about Fat Bottom Girls or We Are the Champions….)
H.R.H.’s Perty Chicken Wraps
The finest SPQ-sized (a.k.a TBG-sized) yardbird breasts stuffed with proscuitto and swiss cheese, wrapped around asparagus and grilled to perfection – yum, yum hunny-bun!
Spud Stud Worthy Ribeye
Tender cut of grilled-to-perfection boneless Ribeye, seasoned with a bold spice mixture– too bad no Spud Studs will be there to enjoy it – ha!
Out of this World (but NOT out of the Mississippi River) Scallops
Tender sea scallops, with a big-O bear hug of basil and proscuitto, pan seared in a light extra-virgin (which we were when we met each other) Basil Olive Oil
All served with Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and paired with your choice of 1 or ALL of the following:
White Wine - Conquista Torrontes (Argentina, 2007),
Red Wine – very bold 7 Deadly Zins (Napa, 2006),
OR….. keep guzzling that yummy, very Queenly Champagne delight, pinkies still up, please!
A Tribute to
“American Thighs: The SPQ Guide to preserving your ASSets”
Sweet bananas, pan seared with butter, brown sugar, dark rum and cinnamon, served over Bluebell’s finest vanilla ice cream – keeping those American Thigh assets in good shape!
Bluebell’s finest with or without chocolate sauce
keep guzzling that yummy, very Queenly Champagne delight, pinkies still up, please!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Last year around this time, I was meeting up with some girlfriends in Granbury. When my Tammy friends and I got to our loft, we were greeted with this lovely floral arrangement. My boyfriend had found out where we were staying and ordered these beauties for us to enjoy during our stay.
The next day, the ladies and I headed to the spa for some relaxation. When we got there, I was told that my boyfriend had paid for my entire day of luxury. (I have a picture of me and the girls after the spa, but, we have spa face, spa hair, spa daze. So. No picture for viewing!)
Since that time, my boyfriend has continued to love me and spoil me rotten. This year when the girls and I were discussing where to go for our trip, David invited us to stay at his house. He said he would get lost for the weekend while we played in his casa. Suweet!
While my boyfriend is wandering around being lost, we'll be playing with his Keurig coffee machine. It's pretty fancy!
I promise we will not rest our drinks on the green felt, love. But, I can't promise we won't dance on top of the table!!! I guarantee, we will be grillin' and chillin' while David wanders aimlessly in his lostness.
One of the girls, Tammy, had a trampoline at her house when we were growing up. She, in fact, broke her arm on it. I'm hoping to re-live some flips. But, no runs to the hospital or calls to the lost man for a ride to the hospital! (I hope)
I lied. Here is a picture of us after the spa last year. Thank you for getting lost honey, from me and my Tammy friends!
Sunday, David, at the appointed time, I would appreciate it if you would stop being lost and find me. Ok!?
I sure do love you, Mr. Wonderful!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday morning, David and I hit the road, gps plugged in. We stopped at garage sales along the way, picking up a few bargains.
Our first scheduled stop was Carolyn Westbrook's Summer Market in Chatfield. We enjoyed the less than 100 degree weather as our eyes beheld Carolyn's wonderful decor and linens.
I really liked this industrial piece with the mirror atop. Sharp! For more pics from Carolyn's, go here. By the way, all of these pictures were taken by David. Boyfriend and photographer extraordinaire. (When you view his sets, I highly recommend watching the slideshow. You will see that option in the upper right hand side of your flickr screen.)
After drooling on all the good stuff here, we hit the road with Malakoff set on our gps. We had to stop and see Donna and Debra of Curious Goods. Here are the pics that David took at Curious Goods.
Have you heard of "rugging" a house? It's the new rage. It is much cleaner than rolling or toilet papering a house. The unexpected is as shocking as hundreds of plastic flamingos in the front yard.
Remember the quantity bargain rugs I got garage sale-ing Friday? Well, I decided as a joke to "rug" my sister's place.
I was on the phone with her when she walked in and discovered the redecorating job I had done. Her confused voice said, "what are all these rugs?" She looked left and right and everywhere seeing a total of 27 gold and blue A rugs all over her place.
I don't know who laughed more! Good, cheap entertainment. Watch out! You never know when you might get rugged!
Happy Monday morning!
Friday, July 17, 2009
I saw these rugs at a garage sale today and thought they had a weird D on them.
I got over that brain fart and realized that if I merely turned them, the weird D was actually a fancy A.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Marcie, of Mayron and Marcie (the m & m's). Marcie of Unique Unique Design. Marcie, grandmother to Haley, is in need of our prayers. Haley was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor when she was 6 years old. This little girl had radiation and chemotherapy and now, after three years, the doctors have found another brain tumor. Haley is undergoing surgery this Monday morning at 7:30. Won't you pray for Marcie's family, the medical professionals and Haley?
Also, earlier this month, I mentioned my Tammy friends. We are getting together this next weekend for some eating and drinking and spa-ing and laughing and giggling and story telling and well, you get the picture! Memory making.
In my earlier post about the Tammys, I mentioned that one friend, Tammy, has a daughter who is chronically ill. For the sake of anonymity (you know how teens are) we'll call the girl child, Teenage Tammy. Well, Teenage Tammy is having a flare up of some kind and Tammy is waiting to hear some results of blood tests before she determines if she is going to come to our Tammy Reunion.
All of this to say, would you please pray for Teenage Tammy? Being a teenager has enough challenges without adding chronic illness to the mix. Pray for healing and comfort. And maybe, if relief comes quickly, Tammy can still come play with us. And Teenage Tammy can rest easy.
Thanks, y'all! I can't wait to show this mother and grandmother the outpouring of love and support from y'all! They will know and feel your prayers and what a wonderful thing!
Now, here are some framed cherubs I picked up today.
Metal frames. Velvet background. Chalk Cherubs. With color.