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

LOVING THIS LAVENDER




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

HAIL YES





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.