Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thrift store finds and a little snow on the cacti!

Here we go...I'm back at it.
I'm getting to know my way around a new town, mainly the thrift shops, flea markets, stuff like that...the important places!

Not a lot of luck at the thrift stores but I took a chance on this bag of lace, it was all jammed in there so tight and nothing extremely pretty was showing....

(I didn't notice the price tag wasn't really showing up when I took the picture but it reads mens $3.99)

 out popped all of this gorgeous lace...

I'm not very knowledgeable about lace other than crochet and tatting...

My most favorite thing was this tatted doily measuring 8" across...

and this very delicate lace circle measuring 22" across
(pictured below)
I have no idea what type of lace and if anyone is a lace expert out there I sure would like to know what this is called.

A couple of crochet pieces, everything is in great condition, I wonder where they came from and who the woman was that made these, or owned them.

Now as for where I am...

What's that? Snow on cactus?
We found a steal, and I mean a steal, of a deal on a house on 6 acres in southern Arizona...totally by accident and the way it all happened...I believe it was meant to be.

But snow? 
This was a snowy day here and the view to the north from our front porch.
This is part of the Rincon Mountain range, looking at the south end of East Saguaro National Park.

One morning I awoke to this sky! No tweaking here...this is for real.

Mr. Wild is back in MN but I'm staying here for a few months and painting, arranging..stuff like that. The house needs a little bit of attention so that is my job.
I've met several neighbors, super nice neighbors. The gals have taken me on walks to show me where all the best hiking trails are. I'm trying to make myself get out every day and walk to get back in shape.

But enough of the snow already! They are forecasting it again for Wednesday.
Otherwise it's sunny and warm, quiet as can be except for the birds during the day and the coyotes at night. (And there are a lot of coyotes...could that be why they named it Coyote Creek?) Poor kitty does not go any further than the porches and only if I am with her.

The plan is to decorate on a flea market budget. There was an article in one of the decorating magazines that caught my attention (I wish I could remember which one) the woman never paid over $100 for anything for her home and that is my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to;

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

 Okay, I am still bogged down with too much happening in my life...all good stuff...but a lot of new stuff. (Eventually I'll post about it). Just a few minutes ago I went through my small stash of Valentine cards and pulled a few to post.
I found about 5 large zip lock bags of vintage cards at the Oronoco Gold Rush days last August for $1 a bag! I found one card that had a woman's face hand painted on silk and in perfect condition, I've never seen that before.
So here are a few older Valentine cards that I thought were the best out of the bunch.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Valentines Day!