Friday, February 18, 2011


As dealers, junkers and buyers...have you ever walked into a place and EVERYTHING you saw you wanted....of course , we all have.  I got a call from a friend who is leaving the business (only temporarily I hope).  She said to come over as she was getting rid of everything.  The first thing I saw were all these dress forms...Jackpot!

Then I go on to find tons of wonderful old pearl necklaces...Jackpot!

Then she opens a closet door to find a trash bag full of these great petticoats...Jackpot!

And as if I was not already in heaven, I look up to see the most incredible 50's vintage prom dresses...JACKPOT!

A couple of these I had bought recently, but the two new ones are perfect...Double Jackpot!

This dress reminded me of Gone with the Wind..."I saw it in the window and just had to have it"!

I love the Jackie O feel of this dress.

A tall girl must have worn this as I have the dress form as high as it will go and it still touches the ground.

Very, very 50' and black.

The piece on the top really goes in the back at the waist, but I thought is looked cute as a veil.
Jackpot...Jackpot...Jackpot!!!  You won't believe the wonderful old rusty yard stuff I got as well.  It was a GREAT day!  Maybe I should go to Vegas???

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Religious Art Work...

Let me start by saying I know nothing about religious artwork...just that I think it is pretty.  I read in a lot of magazines that it is very "In" right now....but I have never been accused of being, "In".  My Grandmother always had a few pieces in her house (not as ornate as the ones pictured here)...and they hold fond memories for me.  I think the colors are so pretty and the art is so calm and peaceful.  I have a special fondness for the more tattered and worn pictures that have obviously spent some time in someones home or church.  Found these in a booth at Lone Star Mall and just thought I would share. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

I Have Pickers!!!!

I got a text 2 weeks ago from a friend of mine with a picture attached.  She said that she and her husband were at the lake and while shopping came across this great birdhouse.  They both thought of me when they saw it and had attached a picture to see if I wanted it.  The price was GREAT, so I said yes, please buy it.  I met them for dinner and this is the birdhouse.  I LOVE IT and am struggling with selling...although I have walked with it all over my house and cannot find a spot.  I am sure it will end up at the Mall (or Hico).  Another friend called Tuesday and said he found an auction on-line that looked good and did I want to go.  We went and did buy a few things.  These two friends got me thinking.  If ALL of my friends started searching for junk for me....I could have pickers all over and have tons of stuff to sell.  I think this is a GREAT idea and will put out an email to them all today and tell them of my plans!  I am sure they will all want to participate...don't you?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mark Your Calendars...

Mark your calendars early!  The dates for The Homestead Spring Antique Fair are May 13th and 14th (in Hico Texas).  This is such a wonderful show with AMAZING dealers and displays.  Collect all your friends and make a fun day of it.   In addition to the show, enjoy lunch in the outdoor patio area, shop in the Homestead Store and around the downtown much to see and do.  I look forward to seeing you guys there.   

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow on Top of Ice....

I have been cooped up in my house since Tuesday with icy conditions...then I wake up this morning to snow!  Although beautiful...I have MAJOR cabin fever.  I am looking out my window as I type this and the flakes have gotten much bigger (probably should have waited to take these pictures).  No telling what my next few posts will be if the snow continues and I am trapped in my house this weekend?  Maybe pictures of my socks....bills....or a expos'e on whether comet or soft scrub works better?  Keep posted...some very exciting stuff to come...pray for my sanity!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rolling Blackouts and Light...

I awoke this morning to my home alarm beeping at me.  When I made it to the alarm pad, I realized I could not read the inscription under the blinking light, so searched half asleep for my reading glasses.  When I returned and wiped my eyes enough to see, it was the button marked, "Trouble".  The alarm was not set, so I could not imagine where the trouble was.  I walked through the house inspecting the doors and windows to see if something was broken, but nothing.  When I finally tried to turn on a light and it would not come on and I looked at the clocks that were not working, I realized that the electricity was off.  For the next 30 minutes, I walked around realizing all the things you cannot do without electricity.  I walked to the computer...Nope!  I decided to cook some toast....Nope!   Television...Nope, Radio...Nope!  Ugh...then came the thought that is 12 degrees will the heat in the house last?  The pool pump is not running, will the pipes to the pool freeze.  Don't open the refrigerator to save the cold!   A lot can run through your mind in 30 minutes when you don't have anything to do.  Finally I heard clicking as things started to come on and the electricity was restored.  When I turned on the television, I heard that the power company was conducting rolling blackouts around Texas to preserve some energy.  Thank goodness mine was only 30 minutes...I heard much worse.  I thought about how gloomy my house was without light, so I took some pictures of a few lamps and lights around my house (when the roads are icy and you have been cooped up in the house for 2 get bored!).  You don't know how much you miss light until you don't have it.  I love dishes, clocks, bird cages and lamps...weird, I know.  So here are a couple of lamps I have around.  Have a great week and if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area...stay warm and drive safely.  I can't wait to get above freezing on Friday.