Sunday, January 31, 2010


For years, Colt has stalked and tried to kill some of the ducks on the pond behind our home. Decades ago, this pond was always loaded with many different duck breeds and lots of bird watchers would come lurk. I guess that's why it's not called a tank (that's pond in Texas slang) .
One of my favorite stories of his stalking was when he was still in high school. One afternoon I looked out my bedroom window and could see something red in the pasture. After a closer look, I could tell that someone had parked on the highway and was slowly making their way to the pond. Once they got closer I could tell it was the boys. His friend was wearing a bright red shirt! I don't know how they thought they could sneak up. They were always hunting or fishing. What a wonderful place to raise my children. No video games, etc. just pure country! I wouldn't take for any of it.

He got 2 birds with 3 shots. Not bad. He said he finally figured out you've got to have the right gun!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anybody else getting ready for Warrenton?

I've been playing with a few displays at the warehouse.

It's time to start getting serious about Warrenton. It will be here before we know it. We have had such a hard winter, I hope spring will be nice to us.

Even though I have a few Valentine items here, I think I'll still have a pink table.

It's all for sale so if you see anything you like, just shoot me an email.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Last week when I made my visit to the thrift shop, I found this box sitting at the front door. Do you know how fast I swooped it up!!! Had the cashier put it back for me and I made the rest of my sweep through the store. When I check out she is nice enough to list everything for me for my records. After getting home and settled, I pulled out the list and boy was I surprised. My big purchase was $1.00 yes! yes! Now I can't wait for next Christmas- it's all there too!

I had a computer virus last week and am back and running. Luckily I didn't loose any info.
I've added some of our leather star ornaments to my Etsy shop. I know it's not Christmas time, but there's no reason they should be used only for Christmas. There are many uses for these babies in your decorating or projects. Soon....Susan

Monday, January 11, 2010

New babies and a New Year

Our neighbor called last week and told us to load the girls up and bring them down to see the new babies. Morgan tried and tried to get him (the baby donkey) to come to her. She was calling him like a dog. So cute! I wish you could see the big ole pout on her face when he wouldn't mind. I thought her bottom lip was gonna end up in the dirt! Here she is giving up.

He was jumping up and down. So cute!

We couldn't get the baby llama to stand up.

Here he is with mom.

Dad didn't like us at all. He is mean. He kept spitting at us.
Don't worry, we didn't go in the same pen he was in.
This is just part of the wonderful rural area we live in.

Tomorrow I will try and post the home of our new friends the McWilliams. They built a new home using repurposed and fantastic architectural pieces all throughout their home. They were on the Christmas Tour of Homes and she asked me to take photos and send them to her.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


ME !!! I'm so excited. I won one of the feed sack pillows from Michelle's blog. I will post photos of it as soon as I get it all settled in on my couch! It will be perfect in my newly decorated room. Thanks Michelle!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's starting out just pretty durn good!

I have recently added a few things to my Etsy shop.

A few vintage Valentines.

More note cards....and many more items to come.
Be sure and keep checking back.
I had several sales this weekend and
junkin' buddies came for a
shopping spree. It's starting out good!
Happy New Year!