Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our Anniversary

These are the pretty flowers that my parents gave CR and I for our anniversary. They are my absolute favorite. Daisy Gerbera...The Gerber Daisy!! There just happened to be 6 of them which is the year we are celebrating! I can hardly believe CR and I have been married for 6 years already. It sure doesn't seem like it. I am so blessed to have such a godly, family-orientated man to call my own. I truly feel I've found my Prince Charming. :) Thanks Dad and Mom for the sweet gifts. They made the day extra special!!<3

Yard Sailing Addictions

CR and I always have so much fun going yard sailing and can hardly wait until the weather gets nice enough to be able to go. Last weekend was our first truly sunny weekend it what seemed like ages. I wasn't able to go, and CR hadn't planned on going. I had him make a post office run for me; while he was out there was a yard sale right there across the street from the Post Office. Along with a huge bag of yarn and fabric, CR brought home this pretty little tea set. It matches my china set. :) 

This weekend afforded another opportunity to go yardsailing, this time fully planned. I saw this adorable case. (I have a weakness for retro colors, so the pink, lime green, and orange were calling my name. When I took a peek inside, I laughed. How perfect!In it were about 20 sewing patterns. Dated 50s,60s, and 70s. Too cool! Then as I wandered through the tables a little longer I came across a shopping bag smack full of goodies.
Yep! More wonderful sewing patterns. More from 50s,60s, and 70s, this time including childrens patterns and a few of my favorites: aprons, and jammies!
We rode down forever and a day following signs for a yard sale that truly was out in the boonies. I should have known when the signs all said barn sale. :) This is one of my treasures. 1981 :D
Then, along about 3:30 we had to go to an actual store to get baby diapers. Wouldn't you know, that on down the rode was yet another yard sale. You know I couldn't resist, so we stopped in. For a whopping $2 was a whole box yielding more wonderfuls! These patterns are more modern, with tons of home decorating, costumes, and childrens clothes. 
I'd say todays yard sailing adventures were worth the efforts and drive, wouldn't you say so? ;D

Friday, June 8, 2012

Trash to Treasure Mirror

I love the detail on this mirror! Of course, most things that I want to take a picture of, I have to hold the chilren back; looks like one of them missed the memo. :O)
I found this mirror sitting alongside the road waiting to be taken to the trash. I thought it was jsut too pretty not to rescue! Mom said it looks very 70's. I thought it was pretty though,:O) and now it has a new home...mine! Yay!! :O) One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!! The funny thing about this was I was on jobsite with CR and took along my MaryJanes' outpost book. I had just got reading the Creative Junking section. How funny that I had opportunity to put what I just read into action right on the ride home. :) (There's another one of those picture piggy kids...lol)