Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I would LOVE to show you the pictures that I took today at Warrenton, but they don't seem to be on my camera. Very strange. Only the picture of the wine tasting is there. I was getting tired until I went to the Cole's wine tasting party. After that, I was ready to shop some more. Go figure.

The weather has been delightful and I've already found a few goodies. I can't wait to hit it again tomorrow. If my camera is nice, I'll have more pictures, too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Estate sale pretties

Some family friends of ours had their first day of an estate sale this morning. My DH and I went over to see what goodies we could find. Red did a lot of woodworking projects so you-know-who wanted to see what kind of tools he might find.

We arrived about 45 minutes early and still were numbers 21 and 22 so we had to stand outside drooling for awhile. I spied the wicker furniture sitting prettily in the garage and figured that I had no chance of getting it. Guess I was wrong because there you see it! There isn't a big call for chairs with no bottoms around here, so I was able to nab that. I have some ideas circulating in my brain for it. The telephone table would look lovely "shabbied" up a bit. Can't decide if I want to go pink or white. Probably white.

Estate sales can be a real adventure.

Friday, March 19, 2010

All for a nickel

Well, I didn't want to be rude and question their pricing strategies, so I happily paid my 5 cents for this coin purse full of foreign coins. I could probably spring for a candy bar or a piece of gum in countries all over the world - Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Columbia, Singapore, Mexico . . .

Somehow, I ended up spending over $80 at this particular sale. The rest of it wasn't priced as odd, and I found some nice things; most of which is going to my booths in Corpus Christi. The most expensive piece was a cute little oak dresser with a serpentine front. I plan on showing that to you later. I will be painting it and want to show you a before and after. I just couldn't leave without it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

American Pickers takes a road trip

Frank and Mike are getting closer to my part of the country. They still have hundreds of miles to go, but they ARE getting closer. On tonight's episode, they made their way to Louisiana. I'm hoping they travel on to Texas. I'd like to see what kinds of treasures they would find here. I just don't want them to buy what I want to buy. LOL

Graphics courtesy of American Pickers

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rent free housing

I've been out in the workshop playing carpenter all morning. It was quite pleasant today. I just finished my latest birdhouse condominium. This structure will be rent free and is available to any bird who would like to call it home. The taller units have false bottoms in them so that they will be easy to furnish. I don't want the bird to wear themselves out filling it with nesting material.

I make these birdhouses one-at-a-time. Since there are over 60 individual pieces, it would be just crazy to keep up with more than one.

This one is going to my booth at Third Coast Antiques since I sold the other one yesterday. *happy dance*

Monday, March 1, 2010

Estate sale yummies

Last Saturday, I went to a very nice estate sale. The only problem - I was very, very late. Silly me forgot all about it until after lunch. The good part was that the workers were getting awfully tired and wanted to be done. They were making some awesome deals. Deals on what was left, that is. I don't even want to think about all of the treasures that went home with someone else.

The sale was for the late Mary Lewis Kleberg. You can read more about her by clicking HERE. She did wonderful things for Kingsville and South Texas. She will be greatly missed.

This was a really cool piece. Can you read the engraving? It was done in 1895. Sweet, huh?