Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Vintage Thingies Thursday or I Went to Wisconsin And All I Got Was This Crummy Teapot!
This is going to be an action-packed post! I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, so if you'd like to see other bloggers' vintage thingies, check it out. So I'm back from Wisconsin, and our Girls Gone Wild Weekend, and garage saling was a bust. It was so hot and sticky, and there just wasn't anything catching my eye. I got the aforementioned Hall teapot, and that's it. So I had alot of money burning in my pocket when I got back home! I am a new convert to TJ Maxx. Usually nothing "new" comes in this house, except for food! I wanted a birdcage, and I just wasn't finding any at garage sales, so I came home with TWO from TJ Maxx!
This one is pretty durn cute as is, but I wanted it for the garden, so here's what it looks like now:
And this one is quite lovely too, but...
I like this better!
Now for a few vacation pictures. I won't bore you too much, but I had to show you what we had to drive through to get there. It rained so hard that all the cars had to turn their blinkers on, so that we could see each other. A couple times I had to sit under an overpass, because visibility was zero. And it hailed too.
This is my sister Mary, my Mom and me, just before we made ourselves sick by eating too much chicken and dumpling soup, sausage, cabbage rolls, jiternice sandwiches (mixture of pork and....liver. I didn't find this out until this year. Still like it thought), and every flavor of kolackys.
This is my niece Gretchen on the left, and our daughter Liz on the right. She only ate the soup and kolackys!
We had so much fun together, but this was also a sentimental journey. We visited my father's grave, and this is my grandparents barn. My aunt and uncle live there now. I love this barn so much, especially the smell of it: machine oil, hay, earth. Oh, and one last thing. This was a Girls Gone Wild Weekend, and we only had the cops called on us once! No, it's not what you think. I said no nudity on this trip! We were taking pictures of the dam where our grandpa used to work, and someone called the police on us! It had to do with terrorism, but come on, this was a town of 2700 people! So that was my wild weekend!