Monday, May 25, 2015

Yard Sale Finds

We were camping at Dale Hollow this year during the annual Highway 52 Yard Sale. I didn't buy much, but we enjoyed a few hours of looking around on Thursday afternoon and met some nice folks.

I picked up the Iris & Herringbone fluted fruit bowl made by Jeannette Glass Company for only $6.  I have a pitcher in this pattern that belonged to my maternal grandmother. She also gave me a few Blue Ridge pottery plates, so I snagged this one for a dollar. That cute little hobnail glass vase and the 1960's era green bamboo pattern square flowerpot were a deal at $2.

I'll have to say I am disappointed at the quality of yard sale offerings lately. While some are nicely presented with reasonably priced things, many that we saw were just piles of garbage that I would have taken to the dump. I know they say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but dirty, smelly clothes and broken, rusty appliances heaped out on the ground isn't my idea of a good yard sale.  I'll skip those, thank you. 
  
 
Remembering our heroes on Memorial Day

"We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, 
but to praise them."  ~Francis A. Walker

Monday, May 11, 2015

Random Observations

 
Thinking something does not make it true.

Don't fix problems you don't have.

Good customer service is rare these days.

Always water the grass you're standing on.

Some children honor their mothers once a year; others do so every day.

Tend the flowers in your life, and pull the weeds.

Don't be a someday person...do it now.

If it looks, acts and smells like a skunk, it most certainly is one.

Believe in more than you can see.



There are more flavors of crazy in this world 
than Baskin Robbins ice cream. ~JRI


Don't ever take a fence down
until you know why it was put up.
~Robert Frost

Monday, May 4, 2015

Marvelous May!

Cinco de Mayo: Since I love Mexican food, you can bet I'll celebrate by enjoying chips, guacamole, a big plate of Pollo Loco and an icy cold bottle or two of Pacifico.

Mother's Day: Without my quirky and hard working mama, I wouldn't be the woman I am today. She always took good care of me, so now I'm returning the favor with love. I'm grateful that I can talk with her daily, and that she's still a feisty redhead. Thanks, Sam!

Flowers: My yard is full of spring flowers and I love them all! Pale and dark pink peonies, delicate white azaleas, violet tall phlox, purple, peach, white and yellow iris, hot pink carnations, sweet smelling lilacs and heavenly roses in yellow, orange and pink.

Strawberries: I don't grow them but Portland berries are the sweetest and best. They're beginning to come in, so I'm heading to Bradley's for a crate of these juicy delights.


My mama taught me that I had the power to achieve my dreams, to find my own way, and to be responsible for myself.” ~ Katie Scarlett

Labels

1930's accountability Accuquilt adapt addiction adjust adventure advice affirmations amazing antiques attitude autumn baby quilt balance be yourself beach beauty birthday blessing bliss BlockBase Blue Wren breathe brightness camping card trick cat challenge change chevrons chips & salsa chocolate choice Christmas closet clothes clutter coffee color contentment cooking crafts crazy creativity crochet decorating design designs distraction DIY downsizing drama dreams energy EQ8 exasperating people excitement expectations fabric fall family feed sack festivals flexibility flour sack flowers flying geese Flynn Quilt Frame focus fool free spirit freedom fun furniture garden Granny Hill Granny Rose grateful gratitude Halloween happiness hexagon imagination independence insight inspiration intuition inventory Janome joy just for today karma laughter lemon pepper lessons letting go life lists little things loose ends love magic Memorial Day memories Mother's Day motivation NASCAR nature opportunity organizing paradise passion patience peace perception perspective positive energy productivity quilt quilting quotes reflection refresh relaxation remnant renew resilience resolutions responsibility retro routines satisfaction scraps sewing sewing machine simplicity simplify snow solitude Southern traditions spring st. patrick's day stitching strawberries stress sugar sack summer sunshine thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts tropical prints useful valentine vintage waiting weather winter wisdom wishes yard sales