Sunday, December 26, 2010

Feet kind of back on the ground!

Hello everyone!  Sorry we haven't been keeping in very good contact.  Our update today is that Andy received a new lumbar brace last week.  Hooray!!!  So now it's out with the miserable turtle shell brace seen above and in with a more flexible, comfortable brace.  He will now begin physical therapy.  That will be hard on him, so please remember him in your prayers.  As to an update on our home construction - we are so close to being finished.  Just small details now but all the painting is done and the furniture is back in it's place.  We have been practically camping out in the back bedroom of the house.  What a mess, and I think I was very close to insanity!  We just had a wonderful Christmas with our family and are now looking forward to what the New Year will bring for us.     We recently went to an auction and scored some huge tables and industrial pieces.  I had mentioned we needed display pieces and boy do we have them now!  It is time to start getting serious about Warrenton and work when the weather permits.  
We wish you all a Safe and Prosperous New Year and thanks to everyone who checked in on us.We want to send a special thank you to Renee Jackson for being a wonderful chauffeur and friend!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back in Cherokee

Well, we are back in Cherokee.  Not home yet,  our house is under construction.  We will be staying at Andy's parents for a few weeks or until construction is over.  Andy is in lots of pain and moving very slowly.  He has to wear a brace made of hard plastic whenever he gets out of bed.  He has those big bulky boots on both feet.  He is walking on crutches.  We still have a long road ahead of us.  Our daughter Lacy has come to sit with Andy so I can get back to work.  I will try an keep you posted.

I'm starting to have second thoughts about Warrenton.  I'm worried it will just be to much for us.  We'll just see how much help we can round up and see what happens.  

Thanks fo much for your prayers and concern.  We really have felt it all.  We have been overwhelmed with the love that has been shown toward us.   Soon....Susan & Andy

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Estate Sale

Hello junkers!  Do you know how hard it is when your husband is lying in a hospital bed and you drive by an Estate Sale sign?!!  Well, I did just drive on by, but man I wanted to stop.  I guess he really should come first!  For an update, yesterday he lost his nose tube, catheter, oxygen and heart monitor.  Feeling so much better.  He walked a couple of times and his stomach is finally working properly.  Hoping it will just be a few more days before we can go home.  Thank you all for your love and support.  Soon......Susan

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fred's (Andy) accident

Hello everyone,  i just found a computer at the place I'm staying for a few nights.  Andy was involved in a head on traffic accident on Monday afternoon.  He was air lifted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.  We have been here now for almost a week.  He has a broken back, right shoulder, left ankle and ribs.  His back injury was severe, no paralysis thank the Lord.  He had surgery Wednesday and they did a fusion at L1.  His back pain is much better but his stomach is still not working properly.  They drained fluid off his lungs yesterday and today he is feeling much better.  He still has the drain tube in his nose and many more tubes and wires.  He did get up today and walk.  He has a custom made brace that looks like a turtle shell.  He can not get out of bed without it.  He will have a lengthy recovery, but he will get there.  For those of you that are wondering about Warrenton, we have this wonderful team of family and friends that are going to help us get loaded up and delivered.  Not saying we will be there the whole time, but all that good junk will be there.  We have been overwhelmed with the acts of love that have come our way.  All your calls, cards, texts, emails, gifts will not ever be forgotten.  We send much love to Marcella and her family for their loss and hope to see them soon.  Thank you all again for your concerns.  With love,   Susan & Andy

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I told Andy a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to bring my metal table and chairs that were out at Fred's World back to the house so we could have a place to sit and enjoy coffee and evenings outside.  I love to eat outside.  I know it's really hot right now, but we eat late anyway.  

Well, I found this great little set this weekend at a yard sale.  Perfect!  I think it will even fit on the front porch.  We'll see about that, but for now, I've already enjoyed my cup of coffee!

It's time to get very serious about Warrenton.  It is so hot, but I bet we get it done.  We have so much stuff this time - we need more space.  I'm off to clean some things.   Soon.....Susan

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Andy has been working on the store front of the boot shop.
He is adding a junk shopping alley in the rear.  
So, when you're in the Cherokee area, 
just call or drop by for a tour. 

Closer view

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fredericksburg time again!

I can't believe it's already been a month since the last Trade Days.  
This weekend 16-18th is the Fredericksburg Trade Days.
Come out to see us in Barn #4 Space 19 1/2 & 20.
I still have this...

and this....
And I have added lots of vintage clothing and fun funky stuff!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010




Monday, July 12, 2010

Latest Haul

Here are a few shots of our latest load.  Andy found this great old arrow sign.  Boy, he can sniff things out!

Great old blue bike.

I am loving this old 3 wheel bike.  I can just see pots of mums in the back for fall.

Cute little old green stove.

Wonderful grape concrete planters.

Metal # 1's

And this wonderful chandelier.  It needs a little love.  Can't decide to re-wire myself or just let someone else worry with it.  What would you do?    Soon......Susan

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Biker Dude!

Colt was home recently for a little R & R.  He's been working in Lafayette, Indiana.  He works for a company that has purchased the first trucks in North America that have a lift high enough to work on wind turbans from the outside.  Before, all work has to be done from the inside (climbing all the way up).  They have had contracts in Oregon, Washington, California, Indiana, and Texas.  He's hoping for Australia and Europe too!  He just loves being up that high.  Mom and Dad don't like it that much but he's happy.  Anyway, he recently had his 1982 Harley Davidson Sturgis edition bike serviced and went for a joy ride.  Stopped by on his way home and I snapped a few photos.  This bike was originally my uncles.  He custom painted the designs and fixed it all up.  Nice ride - I don't want to ride though!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Lacy's Garden

We visited with our daughter Lacy and her family this weekend.  The girls were in the 4th of July Parade in Glenrose, TX and then later were in a small Little Sparkler Pageant.  They have worked really hard on their little garden.  It is sooo cute! 
View from the back side.  The little shed is even decorated.  She works at a nursery and she rescues plants that are being discarded.  They all need a little love, and I think they are getting that.  
It is all coming along very good.  The girls are having a great time picking veges.  
Who can go on a trip without junking?!  As always, the pickup was full by the time we got home.  Actually it was full before we got to Glenrose!  I'll show you later....Soon....Susan

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Etsy Treasury

I received an Etsy conversation from Lisa from looploft stating that she had added one of my items to her Treasury.  I'm not familiar with that so I pulled it up and really enjoyed viewing the items in this way.  To view the Treasury files you go the the Etsy home page.  On the left side bar is a section on Ways to Shop.  Click on the Treasury button and browse along.  I love the way every thing is color coordinated.  Enjoy something new......Susan

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Country Living Oops!

I received my copy of Country Living magazine yesterday in the mail.  This afternoon when I got home from work, I plopped down to soak it up.  It was going good until I reached page 75, twice.  A printing error I guess, 8 pages (16 counting front and back) are printed twice.  Then I noticed the very last page, only one page of Patriotic, July 4th!  What's wrong with these people,  why can't they show some patriotism now that we need it more than ever!  Lastly,  on the binding I noticed July/August - does this mean we will only be receiving every 2 months?  Ok, I have vented now!  How do you feel about this?   Soon....Susan

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fredericksburg Trade Days

We have our booth set up now in Fredericksburg.  We got home last night at midnight!  It takes so much work and we really didn't have that much merchandise.  Hot, sweaty and stinky we were!  I hope sea shells are hot now, I've ended up with quite a few.  I just love the stripped chair.  I have really enjoyed working with the lavender.  I hope it sells well. If not, my house will sure smell good!  Come see us in Barn 4, space 20 this weekend.  Soon....Susan

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I recently made a visit to a local winery, Alamosa Wine Cellars.  They have several bushes of lavender and advertized "cut yourself".  I'm not very familiar with it and was curious.  I made a quick dash on Saturday afternoon and learned a lot.  Brittany helped me and she was wonderful!  She taught me how to make lavender wands.  So pretty and they smell sooooo goooood!!
Here are a few pictures of the plants, even some pretty grape clusters.  Be sure and check out their winery if you are in the hill country.  It is a really fun place to visit and they are very friendly.

I will have the lavender for sale this weekend in my booth at the Fredericksburg Trade Days.  I'm in Barn 4 space #20.  Come out to see me and smell this wonderful scent.   Soon....Susan

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Recent Finds

I went to an auction a few weeks ago and picked up this chair.  Everyone there thought I was crazy and kept asking me what I was going to do with it.  I kept repeating myself - "Nothing"  I love it the way it is!  When I got home with it Fred thought is was "Kick A..." also!  

We cleaned out a barn recently and found several rolls of burlap sacks.  Some are plain, but most have coffee labels, etc.  These bags were used for pecans in our part of the country.  In case you didn't know, San Saba is the Pecan Capital of the World.  They are all in great shape. 

Here's a cool sign Fred found too.  How do you like the way I flipped the trailer?  I don't know why they didn't load it upright!  The ice cream cone attaches to it.  Love it!  Sure is big!

This is a cool piece he found.  Galvanized invention for farmers. Andy scored another deal today.  He just keeps bringing it in.  I think we will have to rent the whole Bar W Field next show!  Soon.....Susan

Monday, June 7, 2010


We had a terrible hail storm last week.  I got a call from our neighbor that it was coming.  I ran out to the pickup just as it hit.  I was going to go downtown and get under the awning at the old station.  On the way to town, our poor old dog Scooter was running home being bombed like crazy.  I pulled over and let him in the vehicle with me.  Man, wet stinky dogs!!  We then headed back toward town.  By the time we got there it was really hitting hard.  It hailed for a solid 40 minutes.  Anywhere from nickel, quarter and golf ball size hail.  Coming from every direction.  The wind was bad too.  Just yards behind us a huge old tree was uprooted.  Many in a little strip headed toward our house were a mess.  When we finally got home, our pump house was overturned and the pressure tank was broken off the pipe.  No water!  Great!  A piece of siding was even off the side of the house.  There are dead leaves and limbs all over town.  I don't think we will ever get it all cleaned up.  All our vehicles have damage. 
I had just been to the nursery where Lacy works the 
weekend before and bought some new plants to make a flower bed.  Needless to say they all look very sad.  I'm embarrassed to even show you a photo of them.  They look like they haven't been attended to. 

Here is what's left of our tomato and pepper plants.  The peppers have been abundantly producing for quite a while now and we were just getting small tomatoes.  I think most of the tomatoes will come back, but I'm not sure about the peppers.  

We've been working on our rent house in Cherokee for a new tenant.  
Glad that's all done, now I'm moving on to the next one in San Saba. 

Somewhere in here I need to prepare for our new space at the Fredericksburg Trade Days.  We have rented a space in a barn.  I've got it mostly all in my head, but getting it all layed out is the big part.  Andy said to just leave that up to him.  I will have faith.  He always comes through. 

Check back soon to see photos of our latest finds.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


We lost our good friend Doug yesterday to his fight with throat cancer.  These photos were taken before and at the blog party that Theresa Cano hosts each show in Warrenton.  Doug's brother was our chauffer to the blog party.  Doug loved to come to Warrenton to buy things for his Victorian home.  He was a wonderful craftsman.  He and Renee came up to Lampasas for the city wide yard sales a while back and then came on over to Cherokee afterwards to spend some time with us in the hill country.   They even shared the Halloween carnival with us.  We have always enjoyed spending time with them and he will surely be missed.  Renee,  take care and we'll be in touch.  Andy was serious about the road trip!    Peace to you, our dear friend!  Love, Susan & Andy

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm a winner!

Look at this wonderful revamped vintage necklace I won on LULU REDSTAR'S . I just love it! Be sure and watch for her new website to be launching soon. Thanks LULU.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More goodies!

Here are a few shots of recent finds. Great old bike.

Cool tractor seats

Some type of grain or feed funnel. Would look really cool hanging from the ceiling.

Fun green table and vent

Brand letters crudely cut out and painted orange.
It's all for sale. Just shoot us an e-mail if you need pricing.

Headed for Fredericksburg this weekend. Taking lots of junk!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Yard update

Here she is all set up now. Isn't she beautiful.

This dry sink was from the Dr. estate. I love it!
I just need to add a little more decor.

Lacy brought me flowers for my B'day from the nursery she works at.

We hit another auction this weekend.
This has to stop now! We have no more room for anything!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Estate Sale Finds

Recently we headed to an estate auction. It was a Dr.'s estate and he had lots of medical equipment and related items.

Andy bought all of the medical books. (Renee you would have really liked this stuff). Later he scored the lawyer book cases. He really wants to keep them but they should really be for sale. He will probably end up with them for Father's Day, but don't tell him!

Blood pressure kit. Not sure of the correct name.

This was my favorite purchase from the Dr's estate.

This wonderful goddess fountain.

Here's her base - see the fish at the bottom.

Many many more goodies were had here. Can't even begin to take photos of it all.
It's all unloaded now and packed tight. Now I'm still going through my Lometa estate sale loot. I've already acquired 3 trash bags full of vintage clothing to be washed up. There are some real beauties there along with lots of fun things too. I think it will take forever to sort through it all.
I'm working on another post for a later time. Maybe I won't be so far between.