Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I've Missed You

I've missed all my blogging buddies!! I have been a little busy but A LOT bored!! I wish I had great stories to tell about all the places I've been. Unfortunately, the only places I've been are through the books I've been reading. Ha Ha
I wanted to share with you the house we're building at school. I should take pictures the same time every week but.....we all know that's not going to happen.....tee hee!!! This is the beginning though. There are 2 sides of the floor because we build a modular home. Our class has the right side. We spent a week working on floor joists, then laid plywood. I have more pics but, I'm going to try to share them a week at a time. I don't understand how I can stay so tired all the time. I go to school with plenty of energy and after sleeping late in the mornings I still come home and take a nap!! Any ideas how I can stay awake?? I keep thinking I would get something done if I would stay off the computer and sleep less....but....that's not going to happen!!! lol. Well, I've been a good girl and I've been staying home to save money....sad!! Christmas is coming.....So, I have nothing exciting to show. Until next time!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Part 2, Hillsville Finds

I have lots of goodies to share with you today!! First I found this wonderful brush for $1.00. I love the pink and white!
They had an entire tent full of jewelry for $1.00!!! I know I don't share my jewelry finds buy I do love jewelry.....costume, vintage, gold, silver,stainless steel I could go on and on and on about jewelry! This was not everything I was able to purchase, I decided not to go overboard...this time!!

I adore these old song books! Aren't they lovely? One is from 1869 and I'm not sure about the other.

I paid $4.00 for one and $2.50 for the other one. I think they are wonderful treasures!

I saved the best for last!! I fell in love with this stand. I hardly ever buy anything big on our trip. For one thing we fill the car and there's very little room. For another thing I've always believed in buy 10 things for $10.00 not 1 thing for $10.00. I checked the price and it said $45.00. NO WAY! No matter how much I liked it $45.00 was way too steep! So, I walked around and just kept coming back to this little stand. I decided not to buy it. Then, after thinking some more I thought well, if it were $30.00 I would go ahead and buy it. The gentleman was so nice. He said $30.00 was his bottom price and I handed over the money!!! YAY!

It actually came from a dental office. The stand is on wheels and it adjusts up and down (depending how tall or short the patient was)! I am so glad I bought it! I have so many uses for it already. I think it would look great w/ a huge fern in it. Towels in the bathroom. Filled with Christmas balls for the holidays!!! I could go on and on.
That was the extent of my shopping for the weekend. I think I spent around $60.00. Not too bad for all the junk...or treasures I came home with. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Part 1, Hillsville Finds

I thought I would spread my finds over 2 days. I'm running out of projects...(that I want to do). I still have tons of things...I need to be!
I found all of these items at yard sales. I found these berries.....for.....are you sure you want to know???? OK...I'll tell you.....$1.00 each! I know, I couldn't believe it either! They are huge...the picture doesn't do them justice. I even asked to make sure (although they were marked)! I purchased 4 of them. I think they'll be great for fall or winter decor. At the same sale I bought all the bows for $1.00. A huge piece of Christmas garland w/ lights, and ornaments for $1.00. The small tree.. for $.50.
I purchased this metal sculpture for $.50. I had plans to rip it apart, not sure about my plan now, I'm beginning to like it!

I bought this silver platter for $.50. Can't wait to clean it up and use it. I also bought these 5 lampshades $1.00 for all. I'm excited to glam these up!

These were also great finds. They are plate holders as well as candle holders! I'm not sure what color they should be. I've thought black, white, or just leave them gold. I bought the set for $4.00.

Well, that was part 1. Hopefully I can share my favorites with you tomorrow. These were just to tease!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I wanted to share some pics of the flea market. It's a little difficult to see in some of these pics but, this is the main street. There are tents lined up on both sides of the street as far as you can see. View to the left. Here is the view to the right. I over heard someone say they expected around half a million people at this flea market over the weekend (I believe it)!!!!
Here is the largest of the fields. There are 2 others. There is a field I've never even been to before. Each and every tent holds a different vendor.

They had linens and quilts.......

Lawn and garden decor.........

Some really neat items made from salvaged wood, doors, and windows.......

Fall and Halloween decor..........

And Christmas!!!!

They have a little of EVERYTHING!!! I didn't buy very much at the flea market but I have lots of goodies to share from yard sales!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hillsville, Va....Here I Come!!

I'm heading to the flea market in Hillsville, VA tomorrow! I am so excited! The thing about an entire town having a sale have to find something!!! We normally stop at garage and yard sales on our way to the flea market. That's where we find the best deals. I actually make VERY few purchases at the actual flea market. The things there are beautiful but WAY out of my price range. I wanted to share some of the things I've purchased from my trips in the past. A set of night stands....2 for $30.00
This lovely picture. Perfect for spring! I'm thinking it was around $15.00.

My vintage prints.....I love love love!!!!! Wishing now I had bought at least 10 more of these....crossing my fingers to find the same vendor again!!!! They were amazing bargains at $3.00 each!

A large metal ceiling tin!! I think it was around $10 or $12.

I'm hoping for nice weather....great bargains.......and lots of fun......wish me luck!
As soon as I recoup from the hrs. of driving....then, hrs. of shopping I'll share my great finds...or lack thereof!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ohh, Country Victorian!!!

I am just like a kid on Christmas when a new magazine comes out!!! This is a good one!!! I can't wait to sit down and read it!!! I always get so excited I HAVE to flip through the pages. While I was flipping guess what I found???? Sandy Foster!!!! I have looked at her blog so many times for inspiration! I wish my ENTIRE house looked like her playhouse! I love it!!!!

Well, I have school again today....I suppose this will have to wait until I get home....I know sad!!!! Have a great day and run out and pick up a copy!!!!!!