Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vintage Halloween, Black Cats and Gurley Candles

Yes a entire shelf of black cats for Halloween

Happy Halloween!

A miss of new and vintage Halloween

my favorite little black cat and basket I bought many years ago, actually saw one in Texas!

I love postcards, but only have a couple of Halloween ones.

Boots approves of the Black Cat theme

I also love Gurley candles.
I can remember my Grandmother had the pilgrims, and turkeys out at Christmas.
Luckily I still have hers but I also bought my first turkeys and pilgrims for my own house with Grandma many years ago.
The Halloween ones are a bit more expensive, but I have gotten some over the years.

ghost, witches and pumpkins

wish I could get them for what they say on the bottom
different prices depending on the age

Other little vintage pieces

my little witch I have had since my childhood

And I did find something new to add in Texas, and it was only $6

the metal piece with great graphics

so I wish you a Happy Halloween
So excited is on Saturday, I always volunteer to work so those that have kids can be off, but I will be handing out candy on the front porch this year!

My Great Uncle Max and Aunt Esther
Don't you just love it, even a broom in the picture!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Vacation has come to a end...........

Today is my last day off after a glorious 2 weeks off!

Mr. and I went on our first true vacation in about 10 years.
We headed to Texas to visit his brother.

their home is on a boulevard lined with old oak trees, such a glorious view.

a wonderful old ranch house on a couple acres right in the middle of town.
I could sit out in their yard all day long, it was so relaxing

their front yard is like a park, and you have to love their fence.

We had great weather, my SIL did alot of antique shopping, the boys some work around the house, and great meals out under the Texas stars every night.

Downtown Boerne has so many more shops since I was there last.
This was a great place we went to for breakfast one day.

the interior was beautiful and the food was great!

you can find about anything, even famous pickles

a great Christmas shop

just north is the small town of Comfort, they had one of the best antique malls I have ever been in

Sisterdale general store was where we had a steak dinner under the stars and lights with some great music

true Texas entertainment

of course I enjoyed the cat that reminded me of my sweet Pinky

One day was spent in Fredricksburg, which we had been to before but we went to the Pacific Theater WWII museum, shopping and of course eating German food.

I thought you would enjoy seeing the old 5&10
so much reminded me of the one of yesterday in Charleston

window display

oh how i had forgotten about the fake flowers

row after row of wooden shelving filled with all kinds of items 

family, wine, relaxing

we just loved hanging out under the oaks in the Texas Hill Country

Monday, October 5, 2015

Vintage Finds

Where does the time go?

Seems the end of summer and beginning of fall is zooming and Christmas will be here soon!
I have picked up a few goodies, helped with a fundraiser, courthouse tours, went to a vintage market and a spur of the moment Pyrex hunting trip.

Come on with me..........
I love fall shopping

I always go home to help the organization that sponsored us for the Charleston Riot
They have a silent auction for the fundraiser, and I was helping to put things out I saw this

a Eastern Star platter, hey...I recognize those name?
OMGOsh there is my Grandmother's name
Ruth Willingham!
They sold it to me for $3

pretty mustache mug for $5, and gift certificate to my friends antique store for $10 worth $25 and a pie basket.
Not sure I have ever seen one?

you can carry 2 pies in it.

made in Rindge NH
loving it for $15

A local Flower Shop sadly is going out of business in my hometown
they were having a garage sale.

for 10 cents, they are coming home with me. Thinking they can be used in some craft project.
I gave my SIL some.

helped with tours of the courthouse, love the view of the college from downtown
family time at 1515, family dinner and Fred being wild and showing off his tee shirt from the brewery his friend owns in Colorado.

my sweet MIL turned 91!

Then my SIL headed to a Vintage Market Day
Don't forget about her gorgeous trees she makes for Christmas,
her Etsy store is on my side bar.

she uses vintage wooden spools and blocks

So at the market we found some blocks

most of the items I love, like old metal chairs, wooden folding chairs, dry sinks, things I bought years ago before they were in vogue AND much cheaper.

I have have the Holly sugar sack, still have not made it into a pillow!
adorable old campers made into shops where there

Then my neighbor took me to another thrift store
one find
lemon lime Pyrex carafe
the right price

Then my girlfriend want to get away this weekend so we headed to 1515, and our Pyrex finds were abundant!

Did you hear me scream on Saturday "Patty come here NOW!"
I found Butterprint in the original box NEVER used!
the man told us it was bought for a lady in 1957 as a present, she thought they were so pretty she was scared to use them so they were packed away. When she died neither one of her children wanted them.
An amazing find!

then we found this at a flea market! Oh my
I got my first ever pink bowl, you can see it on the shelf in the center.

Oh I am tired today! Feet up this morning, luckily I don't have to go to work Wednesday.
Well, that covers the last 3 weekends.

I work WTF and then vacation for 2 weeks!
Headed to San Antonio for my birthday, can't wait!

Have a great week,