Wednesday, April 15, 2015


That's a big braid you have there, lady.

Painted wooden doll with a braid or a loaf of challeh. (hope that's spelled right). I'm thinking Russian Christmas princess. Fun fact: my second biggest page views are from Russia. Can't figure out why, but welcome Russians!

Monday, April 13, 2015



I sometimes think the answer to that is "Nothing". Not true. 


 In the past 2 months, I've read these books. 8, but the Game of Thrones ones are so long ( over 1,000 pages each) do they count as 10 books? The one with the glare should read; City of Dark Magic. Maybe I'll re-read The Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings next. Haven't read that since high school.

 Got a new driveway on Saturday. Also on Saturday we were driving around the country side and found a thrift store out in the middle of nowhere, it was doing a booming business.

 Found this giant-size table cloth. That's The Doctor's head. It had some staining, which mostly came out, but for $2, I couldn't let it sit there. It's a map of German castles.

 Another green planter. Another $2. Yes, I may have a problem with green planters, but I use them.

 Today was take the plaid to the dry cleaning day. It happens every 2 years. From left to right: vintage jacket: AKA The Horse Blanket, vintage not a shirt/not a jacket, probably vintage by now black watch shirt, the rest are pretty newish. The Doctor loves his plaid.

Who loves free stuff? I was at a charity shop that gave the costume shop some vintage awhile ago, the volunteer recognized me and said she'd been tiring to get hold of the shop, because she had a bag of vintage to donate. I told her that I don't work there anymore and she said look through the bag and take what I want.

 Awesome maxi-skirt. If it fit I'd wear it.

 Beautiful coat with a fur collar. There were other pieces that the shop would be able the use, and besides I didn't want to be greedy.

More stuff that I found awhile ago ( to busy reading Game of Thrones to post, haha). Cinderella shoes, which I don't think are vintage and a groovy tie.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015



Another tiny visitor from my sister-in-law's collection.


She's standing on top of the heater regulator, that's how tiny she is. It seems that she's lost her arms and shoes, poor thing.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015



That is a not to0 subtle reference to what I did this Easter weekend. First off, my BFF came to visit. On Saturday, we Eased on Down The Road to the Fine Arts Building (AKA, FAB) to watch The Wiz. It was great to see all the kids in a show that I hadn't seen before-----and had nothing to do with. They did a wonderful job.

And spring was sprung!

 Here's The Doc standing  by his baby. He planted this Bottle Brush tree maybe 3 years ago. We brought it home in the back set of the car. He's 6'2", I'd call that a success!

 My new rose bush is blooming madly.Most of the other bushes survived the winter and are starting to bud.

 I don't know what these are, but they are pretty.

 The passion flower bloomed for Easter, some would call that a Revelation. I just happen to like passion flowers.

And I can't forget myself. New thrifted skirt, brand new tank top (for Nordstrom, $5) thrifted cardigan, old leggings, and old shoes. The cat sign was found in the trash on the way home from work years ago. It says "Spooky".

I didn't eat too much Easter candy, I swear. I've been doing Zumba for about a month and haven't pulled/strained anything or fallen over. If I could only tell my right for my left, I'd be better at it. It is fun and in 6 months I may be able to get through a workout without getting my arms and legs tangled up.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015



Wednesday? Already? Haven't been doing much of anything. Ok, I've been reading A Song Of Ice and Fire (AKA: A Games Of Thrones). Started book 5 last night. One of these days HBO will have the show on streaming for free and I'll watch it.  Until then, enjoy this very weird doll from my sister-in-laws collection

She couldn't remember where she got this or if she made it. Somethings are best forgotten.

Happy April Fool's Day! (no joke)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015



Last post I  mentioned that I'd found a doll at a rummage sale. Her she is.


Poor thing, doesn't have any hands. Her skirt and hair are some kind of fine straw and she has a wooden stand, no feet. She was $1.

BTW, I have nothing against instant coffee. I just remember the powdered stuff my Dad would drink  back in the 60's. It was pretty awful. 

I've been (finally) doing some gardening. Weeding and seeing what didn't survive the rather harsh winter we had. A couple of plants died, but the rose bushes seem to have spurge into over drive. Roses and rosemary.  

Monday, March 23, 2015



It's Spring Time in my part of America. No snow here. It was almost 90 the other day.


Look! A little baby lime!

 My fingers are crossed that the other flowers turn into limes, too. Sometimes they fall off. The lemon tree was flowers, too.

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I love the way it smells.

 This giant plant in the yard started life as one of those "Christmas Trees" that home centers sell in December. It's taking over.

 This one is on the other side of the yard and was also a Christmas tree.

Do you know an easy way to plant cactus?

 Don't pick it up with your fingers. Ouch!!

 Use a pair of old tongs. You can hold them with one hand and plant with the other. Or if you have help, the helper can hold and you can plant. It works great on keeping the plant upright.
That's the McCoy planter I found the other week for 50cents.

 Here's another idea. Use a pretty cup and saucer for a strange plant.

I didn't go to the big Jr. League rummage sale on Saturday. I was in a grumpy mood and didn't feel like dealing with people. But the weekend before I went to a different rummage sale and found a couple of things.

 Santa's to add to the collection.

 And an re-issued of a classic cookbook. Yummy recipes and beautiful artwork. All for $3! That's including the Santas and a weird doll.

Here's a couple of other things I've found around town.

 Another planter, which is sitting on an old thrifted scarf.

Does anybody drink instant coffee anymore? There's no way I could have passed this cute little guy up.

Wish I could have seen the solar eclipse the other day. I have seen one years ago and it's freaky. No wonder people way back in olden times thought the world was ending. 

Enjoy Spring!