27 August 2010

Beachcombing Lil' Birdie...


Lil' Birdie
The Olympic Peninsula ~ Washington State 


Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

: )

Julie M.


22 August 2010

Clayson Farm Antique Show




When a sweet gal named Timi spread the word about the Clayson Farm Antique Show...my mama, who's been "flea bitten" ever since Barn House, said, "Oooh...let's go!"


So...Saturday, we hopped in my rig and hit the road to apple country.


By the time we reached our destination...this lovely little gal was filling up her second truck-load of goodies.


How cute is that chair???


My mom went on a search for the perfect dresser...


...as I paused for a moment to take in the show.


Would you like to be a fly in the flea?



Here we go!



















After finding a sweet vintage dresser...



...my mama settled in the shade of one of the farm's lovely trees to catch up on a little reading.










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I happened upon The French Hen at the way very end of the show.  
{I believe that their blog is in pre-production}

Mmmmm...


Can't wait!!!



I would've been happy to take ALL of their treasures home with me!


In addition to my mama's dresser...which needs a bit of work and is a post for another day...I found a few lil' things of my own!

Are you ready to see them?

Are YOU ready to see what I bought at the Clayson Farm Antique Show?
{Please forgive the photos...it's Sunday...I'm working on resting! : }



I bought 3 tins!  Yippee!  I am actually pretty happy with them.  I collect vintage recipe boxes, so I was quite pleased when I saw the lil' tole style box peaking out from bits of packing tissue in a tub of goodies a vendor was pricing.  I already had that one...so, now I have bookends!  The white box with the red lid is also a recipe keeper...with 3 sections.  2 for standard cards and 1 for those a bit larger.  I found {bought} the red tin with the decal as I was heading out the gate.  It should come in handy for organizing all sorts of wee kitchen bits.

{Just click here to learn more about my kitchen and my little breakfast hutch.}

I found this next vintage goodie inside the barn.
{two of its layers are not shown}



Hmmm....


One can never have too many lil' tins!
{these 13 happy little molds from Blue Ewe were my first purchase at the show}


As always, I hope that YOU are having a beautiful day!

: )

Julie M.

Please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures!

southern hospitality

21 August 2010

Time and a Sweet Pink Chair...or Two...



Rest


Do you need it?


I know I do.



A wee scene from the Clayson Farm Antique Show ~ 14 August 2010


Do you ever look at the clock and then...sometime later, but not after long...look at the clock again and realize that you were mistaken the last time you read it...

...and you've just gained half an hour?

I've done that several times this week.  I love it!

&

Just a few hours ago...I gained an ENTIRE DAY!!!

Well, an entire day this weekend, at least.  If ya'll have been following my blog lately...you will know that the last few months have been a little crazy.

I've hardly been home.

So, imagine my surprise when i discovered that a party (toddler birthday/open house) I thought was going to be a 5+ hour drive (roundtrip) this Sunday...is NEXT week!!!!!  Ahhh.....I'm not just relieved that the Lord told me to check the date again...I'm so thankful that this Sunday....I will, Lord willing, be able to...

 REST!
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I would also like to share some more pictures from the lovely afternoon my mama and I spent last weekend at the Clayson Farm Antique Show!
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In the meantime,

I hope ya'll have a beautiful weekend!

: )

Julie M.

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I'm entering this lil' pink chairy photo into Chania's 1st Photo Challenge!  Please visit Razmataz for more details.  Thank you!
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14 August 2010

Road Trippin' ~ Highway 101 ~ Part II


"Are you awake?"


"Yes."


"Zzzzzzzzz...."


"Are you awake?"


"Yes."


This little dialogue went on for several hours as I attempted to not give into sleep as my mama drove Hwy 101 down to Vancouver.


My last visit to the Olympic Peninsula ended as a solo act.  So...for this trip...my mama was gracious enough to get behind the wheel.  We ended up leaving our lil' ol' neck of the woods much later than planned, and thus...hit Forks at just about Twilight.

Can you see it?


How about now? 


We pulled into town to look for some place to eat...to no avail.  So, I bought a bag of Cheetos at Thriftway, ate a piece of cold leftover pizza from Kingston...and we hit the road.  I can't remember what my mom ate...but it probably included those mini Ritz cracker cheese dealies.  Yeah, my precious daddy said that if anything ever happened to him...we would starve.  

He was a foodie, a road-trippin,' treasure huntin' foodie.  

This crazy adventure of ours, driving an entire peninsula out of the way down to the Barn House Show...was in honor of my dad.  He has now been with the Lord for 11 years...and he would be so proud of my mama...my mighty Wonder Mama.  


Would you like to know what she did earlier in the evening?

Are YOU ready to hit the road?


Buckle up!





As we wove around the lake, my mom pulled over from time to time to let other vehicles pass.


One such vehicle was that of a Park Ranger.



Mom's "Whew!" of relief as the Ranger passed us...turned into an "Oh, my goodness!" just a few miles down the road.

For...at the very moment that I was taking this picture of the south end of the lake...



...my mama spied the Ranger's cruiser parked in front of what appeared to be a little convenience shop.  I looked up just in time to see the slender Ranger, with her? back toward us...crouching...gun drawn...carefully peeking around the corner of the building.


The scene was gone in an instant...and then my mama said,


"Should we go back and help?"

"What???"

"Shouldn't we go back and help?"

"Mom, that is not OUR job!"  I said.


About this time, another cruiser heading up from the South zoomed past us on their way to the scene.

"Oh, good...they have help," said my dear Emergency Room Nursing Wonder Mama.

"Mom..."

"What?"

"Were you serious?"

"Well...?" she thought...out loud.

"Well...."

1.  We do not want to get in the way of the Officers who are doing their job.

2.  We do not want to donate our car or ourselves to the bad guy/guys.

3.  We do not want to get caught in a crossfire.

4.  We do not want to get eaten by a very large bear.

5.  If you've read my last post...you can insert wee goldie's comment here.  

etc...

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Pray tell...what would you have done?  Do you have a mighty Wonder Mama?


I've tried googling it repeatedly...and have yet to discover what was going down by the end of the lake.

Do you know?



I hope that ya'll have a safe and sound weekend!

My mama and I are fixin' to hit the road!


: )

Julie M.

11 August 2010

Road Trippin' ~ Highway 101


What would you say if I told you...


...that this wee old church which sits quietly in the corner of Washington State...


...looks out across the sea?


And what would you say if I told you that just barely a lil' way down the road from this church...rests the longest continuous truss bridge in North America?


Would you believe that I drove over this bridge?


ALL FIVE MILES OF IT!
(Well....at least that's what I was told...that it is five miles long)


What an incredible view!!!


Mmmm....cozy!


But THIS is not the view from the church.  This is the view from across the way....from a lovely old house in Oregon State.


(no...not this one)


This is the house...



...yes, this is the house...that The Goonies saved way back in the day!



Now...in this view, to the left is the school...where a wee goldie-locked girl...


...stood up to a future Governor.


AND


back across the bridge



past the chapel

&

 through the light


way back up the coast...the previous night

without a clue that we'd be visiting Astoria...and with cause, I may have uttered the words of that little girl...to my mother...




to be continued...

: )

I hope you're having a lovely week!

Julie M.

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