Monday, June 27, 2011

More Ironstone! And A Special Treasure!

Last week I celebrated a little Birthday!

My Sister and I spent the day at our favorite Antique Mall!

I could not pass this up!!! 

Seriously, the chicks are salt and pepper shakers!!

And of course I added some more Ironstone!

Is is me... or does it seem Ironstone is getting more expensive.......?

I found one these bowls!! 
A little one, to add to my collection!

And the best find of the whole day!!!!!


A RAT TRAP!!!!!!

Look how big this sucker is!!!

We spotted it at the same time and my Sister had to give it up
because it was MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Doesn't the Rat Trap look just precious 
next to my Ironstone!

I think it fits in just perfect..........

Oh and I ordered my Chalk Paint on Friday at 2:30 

And it was delivered 
SATURDAY at 9:00 am!!!

How sweet is that!!!

I got the starter kit so I could get the book too.

This so awesome having a Chalk Paint dealer right here in Colorado!!

Here is Amber and Brads Blog,



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blog Block Party!

Today is day 3 of the Blog Block Party and I am heading over to 

I'm excited about this one!

I love all the junk on my porch and in my yard!
In fact I love my yard!!

All my buckets and washtubs I got at a horrible, 
rat, mice, and whatever else 
infested salvage yard!!

Well worth the danger!!

Can't forget the chicken coop!

The girls need summer flowers too!!

Here's the door to the hen house!

I love this chicken bird house! 
One of my treasures!! 

This old cart I got on an adventure in Iowa!

Thank goodness there were 2 of these sister was with me and
we saw them at the same time.......

These chairs have a great story how I got them.......
that's for another day!

Love this truck door.......look it has bullet holes!!

This metal head board another great find at the 
really horrible, but fun salvage yard!!
It weighs a TON!!

These stairs were from an old house......
Just moved em on over to my front porch! 

The red wood around the flower garden was from 
an old broken picnic table that 
was left in the yard when I bought this place.

I love, love LOVE this bathtub!
It is so great for parties!
One giant cooler!!

And of course there's this dude!
Every yard has to have a tacky Gnome!!

Hope you enjoyed my tour!
 Stop by anytime, I'm always on the back porch 
so just walk around the house!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Great Weekend and a Birdcage!

First of all what a great weekend!

I have been working on my 30 year reunion for pretty much a year 
and it truly was the best
reunion EVER!

Ask anybody!  
We had so many people show up and it was a blast!

If fact everybody said I should start my own party planning business........

Ha, I couldn't handle the stress!! 

I have over 100 photos and I thought today
 I would show you all of them......
And explain who each person is!
Now doesn't that sound like a rip roaring time!!

**insert cricket noise here**

HA I kid!!

Back to what we're all here for!!

See that birdcage, back over there among all my other junk....

One of my Good Will finds.
It's wicker, and it was tan.

It took about a million cans of spray paint to get all the edges.

I took a piece of cardboard, some sheet music
and joined the 


I added some treasures to it.......

I made one of those them there cloche
things everybody is always makin.....
Except mine is in a birdcage,
without the glass dome thing.
really, it's not really 
one of them cloche things......

How do you say that word anyway??


It's about time my pretties showed their faces!!!!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where's Jane........

If you remember back, I told you I was planning my 

30 Year Class Reunion!!!!!

Well it's this weekend! 

If I get through this........

I have so much to do before Friday!

Between the food, the tables, and the decorations,
 I have to lose 10 pounds, have a face lift, 
get my nails done, dye my hair,

See you next week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

House Make Over

I love to go into other people's homes and re-decorate them.

Sometimes I just do it without anybody asking......
say... I'm at your house for dinner and I use the restroom
I will move things around while I'm in there!
I can't help it.......people need my help.......
I know it......?

And sometimes people PAY me to do it!!

Enter, Babs, a new empty nester.
Both of her kids are off in the world and she moved from her
big home to a condo.

Babs is an antique, junk collector such as myself.....
So I knew this was going to be fun!!

Here's some random things we put together
around her home.

Look at this dresser, too cute!!!
This is the entry way,
and I didn't take a pictures looking in from the front door!
Bad blogger......
There is an awesome screen with a red frame 
around it hanging on the wall.

Cute, cute kitchen!!
(nice, the cupboard door is open)

This is the dining area.
Sorry so dark.
They table and chairs she has are white.
We found a darker table at the big CK!
(my sister's consignment store, Cotton Kloset)
This room is next on my list, I mean Bab's list......

Now, in this photo.......can you pick what's wrong.......
Decorating 101......
Hanging things to high!!!!

Ahhhhhhh, more better!!!!!!

Do you love this mirror, or what!!??

Cute bathroom stuff!
That cabinet is metal!
Love it!!

Look at the planter holding the T-pee!! 
How cute is that!!

And now for the bedroom!
Babs has so much great stuff, this was so fun!
Look at all the awesome stuff I found to hang on her walls!!!

That's her parents wedding photo inside that empty white frame. 

And the shutters under the table to cover the cords!
I'm a genius......just saying.......

Look at this's fake, it's hollow!
But love the pink straps......

Changing lamps........

Look.....the chair from my last blog......
This view is looking in the bedroom from the door.

This is the extra bedroom we are still working on.....

I did get some pictures hung.
This is art work her kids made when they were younger.

More to come on the extra room,
and then we'll conquer this.........
Something has gotta go.......
We're working on it.........
baby steps with Babs, baby steps!!!!