Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now?

What I mean is… before I write a post I usually “think it out” in my head first.  Sometimes I feel so happy that I have come with something “blog worthy” that I move on to the next project and never take that ever so important last step… the one where I sit in front of the computer and actually do it…

We have had the most amazing weather for the past couple of weeks, certainly makes outdoor shows a lot more fun! 


This past Saturday I was at Molly Mo’s and we had a wonderful time. 

I was under this great tree which provided shade all afternoon.

It is always a treat to be so close to home, and it is especially fun to see all my friends and customers in my home area.


With so many great shows in our area it is always hard to decide which to go to and in my case which I will participate…

Not one that wants to miss a good time it is hard to not “do them all.”

But with BALANCE as my motto,

I’m pacing myself and have a few weeks before my next show.

Coburg Antique Fair - First Sunday after Labor Day

You won't want to miss this!

Over 350 antique dealers from over six states bring their finest goods to the streets of downtown Coburg.

Food booths and musical entertainment make this an event for the whole family!

Admission and parking are free.

As usual everything always happens at the same time, 

I had to leave Molly Mo’s a few minutes before it was over to rush to the other side of town for a baby shower. 

If you are wondering how did all the treasures get packed and brought home?

Well, yes Dave the Driver came to the rescue once again…

I know, I’m so lucky,

I try not to take him for granted,

I am absolutely not trying to work him to an early grave.

Even Sam said last week, “I think you take advantage of Dad.”

To which I replied, well never mind,

 he is going to have a short break very soon…

I was glad to be able to go to the shower.

Many of you might remember Brianna.

She worked for me when Sam was a baby,

while she was in high school.

Sam thought she was his sister, he called her Brawanna.


Her maiden name is the same as my older boys and I told her,

she should marry one of them and keep her name or hyphenate it,



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lots to Love About August

Friday, I will be heading out to set up for

Molly Mo’s Antique Faire

which will start at 8am Saturday morning.



The first weekend of August was spent at Terri Brush’s Art Camp.  Both my sisters and

niece Krissi from Texas


enjoyed being together, creating jewelry and making new friends,

Terry and Karen.


And catching up with old friends.



We frosted cupcakes and used some of the local berries for garnish.


And there was even a tiny little singing frog…



The second weekend was a quick trip to Yakima.

We love our annual trek for the

Clayson Farm Antique Sale

IMG_0411It was fun seeing Stacey and her adorable “cleaning lady” 


Gotta love the barn that Leslee and Mark moved to their property a couple of years ago.


We had to leave before dark.



Sam was headed to summer camp for the first time…

I was afraid he would call us, homesick begging us to come get him.

  I knew I would have to hid the car keys to keep Dave from going for him…

I was wrong…

no call.

What do empty nester’s do?

When they are feeling a little lonely?? Wishing for a phone call… 


Works for me…


Must be why they call it Happy Hour??

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The very best part of August has to be that it is both my sister’s birthday.

A photo of them taken a few years  decades ago…


Love you,


Monday, August 1, 2011

Too much fun?

What’s that mean?


It’s like a girl too pretty, with too much class.

I didn’t see that was Celeste and Dan of Chaps (Spokane)

in line when I took this picture.


They were definitely not alone…

A minute or two before opening, a quick picture of my neighbors.



Worthy Goods


Just 24 hours earlier Dave the Driver/Loader/Builder…


I love a man that knows how to use a ladder


I made a new sign for my booth.

In case I was walking around and couldn’t find my way back.


A view from the other front side.


I was so happy that my sister Toni was able to come help for the day.

She brought the beautiful sweet peas from her garden.


The tow truck sold, hopefully I won’t be needing it…


There is that song that keeps running through my mind,

Too much fun what’s that mean
It's like too much money, there’s no such thing
Its like a girl too pretty, with too much class
Being too lucky, a car too fast.

No matter what they say I've done, well I ain't never had too much fun
Give me the reins and let me run
cuz I ain't never had too much fun.

I’d like to say it was a very, very hot day.

The running water became too much of a temptation.

I will admit to dangling my toes in the trough…



However, if you see a picture of me in the tub with Joe,

I hope you remember that pictures can be manipulated,

and really… would I do that???

Thank you Joe and Jermonne it was perfect!

I have definitely had too much fun!