Saturday, January 30, 2010

Even Happier!

I am smokin hot this week!!
If that table wasn't enough to get you maybe this will!!
Weigh in today
Down 2.6 lbs!!
Total now!!
When Craig decided to join me in this battle, I made my mind up that we could do this without me going to Weight Watchers meetings! This has to be a huge change in our lifestyles and I was afraid if I depended on that crutch while the weight was coming off I wouldn't make the permanent changes necessary for the life time commitment! I keep the Weight Watchers concept in mind at all times when planning what we are going to eat! Actually I am losing faster now than when I was attending meeting!
I am most proud of Craig, he is addicted to sugar like it was a drug and he has given it up cold turkey!!
He has lost 12 lbs!!
Go Craig!!
I know most of you could care less about this, but it is a huge deal to me! I am more encouraged to today than I was yesterday!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Scored Big!

See how Happy I am?
I spotted this table at the Red Barn and I about had a heart attack!!
I rush back to the booth to get Craig to see it!
I wanted it soooo bad!!
Guess what he liked it to!
So! I scored big time!
Not that I ever have to ask him for anything,
I just like having his approval!
He could care less about what I buy!
When I first saw it I thought it was concrete
and I said to Melony of the Seed Box...........I bet that
thing weighs a ton! No...........she said, it is fiber glass!!
It's still very heavy though!
My heart was racing so fast I felt like I was going to pass out!
Silly! I know! Over a stupid table!!
The top is 54" in diameter,
means I can fit 6 chairs around it!
I wasn't even sure it would fit in my kitchen!
But I knew it would look good with my chairs!
But it did!! Whaa Whoo!!!
This is what the top looks like!
Melony said she bought it at an estate sale
and it was out by the pool!
She said she started to pull off the vines,
but decided she liked them and wanted to leave them on!
I love them, I've even been thinking
about trying to glue the ones on that are falling off!
Doesn't this look like concrete?

I know they are coming to take me away!! Ha! Ha!
I have freaky baby doll parts all over my house,
now I have dried up vines on my dining room table!! LOL!!

See why I love it so much!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Barn

I must say the Red Barn experience was a fast one! Having only a few hours to set up usually freaks me out! I prefer a 2 day set up, that way you have more time to ponder how the displays have turned out! I never know how things are going to come together, I just set stuff out on a table and let the items speak to me! Silly, I know! But that's how the process works for me!
I love looking at great displays, and when I walk into someones booth and my mouth falls open, I'm captured by all the beauty! You can have great stuff and if it's not displayed in a way that captivates your audience, then you've failed. But you can have so, so stuff and display it in a way that makes people want to buy it all you've succeeded! I love the art of display, yes I think it is an art!
This is not some of my best work, it was a rush job! Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Queen Anne's Place

While we were on the way to Texas I got the sweetest e-mail from Ann, a lady I had never met! She read on my blog that I was going to be having a 200th post giveaway and she wanted to know if she could donate one of her Treasure Linen Keepers as a gift! Off course I said yes! But this is not the giveaway yet, this is to get you acquainted with Ann and her creations!

What is a Treasure Linen Keeper Portfolio? Glad you ask! It measures 14"x20" and is lined with acid free paper and has an expandable spline. There are several different fabrics to choose from. It's great for holding pressed linens, photos or treasured documents! The keepers are so cool and the more you put in them the better they look!

You have to go check out Anne's Web Site

The last time we talk she said she would even consider wholesale prices for some of you shop owners!


Sunday, January 24, 2010


Leftovers is one of my favorite stores in Texas!
It is amazing!
You find yourself wondering around for an hour and then realize you still haven't seen it all! Their displays are to die for! It gives your brain an overload is the best way! Enjoy the pictures!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Texas Trash

When we got to Texas one of my friends said
there was a new shop in Carmine!
Of course we had to go check it out! OMG! It was a treat for the eyes! I loved all the bright colors (yes, I said I actually liked all the colors!) and the displays were great. The owners, Linda and Richard Hamilton are very talented and sweet! They make all these creations themselves!

If you are ever on Hwy. 290 near Carmine you have to go there, you won't be sorry

If you are in a bad mood, you won't be when you leave!
The store makes you feel alive!

They feature art by various artist.

Off course one of these freaky creations came home with me!
Not this one, so if you want it give Linda a call!

I just love these, how charming outside
when all the flowers have faded for the winter!
Keep spring alive!

Fun Art!

I love rust!

Freaky!! In a sweet way!

If you make a purchase, you get to spin a wheel for free stuff!
I'm not very lucky, but it was a fun experience!
PS. I almost forgot to tell you
I'm down 2 whole lbs, this week!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Porn Comments!

I have spent the better part of the morning scanning through old comments for some undesirable comments left by a porn site! They randomly posted on several old posts!!
What do people get out of this??
My blog has nothing to do with porn, nor do my readers want anything to do with it!! This makes me sick!! Unfortunately, now I have to read my comments before they post!!
The blogger is DISA
So watch out for it on your blogs!!
The text is Chinese or Japanese!!
I hope I found all the comments posted, if not and you see one please tell me the date and name of post and I will trash it right away!! Can you believe this?????

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whirlwind Trip!

My Booth

Garden Antiques

Wow! What a short turn around for such a long trip! Boy that went by so quick I'm not even sure if I was there or not! But I do have pictures to prove it! The show at the Red Barn was OK! I will never do that one again, it's just to far for me for a 2 day show! I did get to spend a couple of days with my son, best part of my trip! And I got to catch up with several great friends! All in all we had a great time and feel fortunate to sell what we did!

Thought I would show you a few pictures of some of the dealers at the Red Barn. I have many more pictures and a several great stories to tell you, I'm just to tired right now!
Willow Nest

Judy Hill

Carolyn Westbrook

Not sure what is going on with blogger this afternoon! Had more pictures loaded and they got lost some where! I promise I will do better tomorrow!
I forgot to tell you I did manage to lose .4 lbs! We went to a couple of parties and the food was great!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eiffel Tower

Fabulously French did a post today about her love for the Eiffel Tower! I to love the Eiffel Tower! I first saw it about 15 years ago and was smitten by it massive size and beauty! I was amazed at the view from the top, I never realize Paris was so huge! I long to go back some day, and I'm sure I'd have to go visit the Eiffel Tower again!

Anytime I see something with the Eiffel Tower on it, I have to have it! Craig makes fun of me all the time, but that's cause he's jealous he's never been there! This is a cute wind chime I found the other day, I had to have it! Not sure if I will leave it in wind chime form or make a bracelet out of it!

Weigh in today
down (.8)
that's almost a pound!
Woo who!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Almost Show Time!

It's Big Red Barn show time! We leave next week for Texas and I can't hardly wait! I'm hoping for warmer weather down there, it's crazy cold here! It was 7 degrees this morning when we got up. I know it's a lot colder in other parts of the country, but it sucks when you have to work out in it! Craig starts loading the truck tomorrow, I usually help, but I don't think I can stand the frigid weather!

Restocked my booth at Bennie's Barn today and worked on sales tax for Texas and Kentucky! Glad that's done and behind me! Thought I'd show a few new booth pictures.

One other piece of news, I coming up on my 200th post! So you know what that means, it will be time for a give away! I will work on that when we get home from Texas, stay tuned for more information!