Sunday, February 19, 2017

Broken chair? No problem

It has been a really long time since I have posted on this blog.  For the life of me I couldn't remember how to do it .  I tried again and here I am!
A while back, I bought a chair from a church rummage sale.  It was only 4 bucks and it was one of those pretty embossed chairs. I planned on painting it and adding a cool quote to the seat, using my Cricut.

After I got it home, I discovered that the spindles had become loose and someone attempted to repair it with a brad nailer. There was really no hope for it in its present state. Dismantling it was about all that I could do with it.

Sometimes, Plan B is better.

I took a mallet to it and dismantled it. I am going to be able to make all kinds of totes and things with the pieces. At first, I had no idea what I could do with the chair seat. It was wonderful, thick lumber. Turns out, it wanted to be a cross.  Of course, my Cricut had to be employed. LOL

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Soda crate cubbie

Shopping at Warrenton is so fun because the vendors bring such cool stuff to sell! I found a vendor on the top of the hill that was selling pieces of old soda crates. Yep, I will take 7 of them, thank you! 

I took this one and made a cubbie with it. It took a bit of planning, but I figured it out. Martha Stewart has nothing on me!! LOL

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chupacabra sighting

Yesterday morning, my Dad and I were watching out the window towards the creek that runs along the back of their property and this strange creature trotted by. I said, "What the heck is that"? My Dad grabbed his camera and said that it was a coyote. It was not a coyote. It ran like a hyena. Fortunately for us, it was kind enough to stop a couple of times to shake, making it possible for my Dad to get a good photo of it.

I told him that it was a chupacabra. It is actually a Xoloitzcuintli. It's a rather odd creature. The picture was taken in Bastrop on Pine Creek. My parents have seen lots of wildlife, but nothing like this!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hop to it!

My sweet neighbor had a rummage sale and she gave me first dibs! She kept showing me stuff and I kept saying, "Put it in my stack" and almost $200 later, I had quite a stack going. I bought a few magnetic chalkboards and decided that the wooden rabbit that I had picked up earlier would go great on one of them. Originally, I was going to build a shelf and attach the rabbit to the top of it. It was much easier to add the rabbit to something already made, don't ya think? 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Have a seat

 I bought his cool metal patio chair a while back but I was over it. . . until I thought of making it into a cool photo holder, that is.
I made not one, but two (count them, two) photo holders. I am really liking the chair now.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Partying with Binky la Faye

I am so glad that I was invited to Binky la Faye's 11th hour Celebration of All Things Fall through facebook. We were already planning to be in Fredericksburg and Llano wasn't much farther down the road. The party was held inside of her antiques store.
Isn't this one of the coolest witch hats that you have ever seen?

 This is who greeted us at the door. Very cool costume.
 Part of the celebration was a Halloween fashion show and this costume was my absolute favorite.
 We even partied with a voodoo witch. (Cindy is probably the nicest voodoo witch you could meet)
 Binky posed with me for this one. She put on one heck of a party. People at her party were trying to get Howard and I to move to Llano. It's a sweet town. You can live in Llano without paying the high taxes of Fredericksburg. Sounds good to me.
 We met lots of cool people. I can see the benefits of living in Llano.
I even won a door prize. Like my new hat?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Warrenton draws me like a magnet

On Friday, my sister and I got up early and drove over to Warrenton. We saw houses for yard birds . . .
 . . . and houses for song birds.
This bench had so much cool all over it. It would be perfect on someone's front porch. It wouldn't be for mine because we barely have a porch on our house.
I even saw my sister kiss a pig. It belonged to Oleta of My Pig Flew. I scritched its snout. I certainly had no interest in kissing it even though it was a friendly pig. I guess most pigs are and I hear they make good pets. I just would have to be paid or lose a bet to kiss one.
I even spotted a metal weinie dog.
I bet Mike Wolfe would be all over this one!
Some people are just plain genious. How fun would this be as an entrance to your side yard?? I saw many, many more really fabulous items, but as usual, my camera stayed in my backpack most of the time.
Now Saturday was another story. My sister had to work so she couldn't join me for a second day of shopping fun. The radar made it look like the rain had moved east, so I decided to drive back over there only to have the sky opened up and dump some much-needed rain to the area about an hour after I arrived. It made shopping incredibly challenging. I wouldn't recommend it. You have to be made of tougher stuff than what I am made of.

The ladies that I usually see at Warrenton have moved over to Marburger Farms which opens tomorrow. I sure wish I could be there!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Antiques Road Show Veteran

I am now an Antiques Roadshow veteran. My sister and I got up at the butt crack of dawn to drive to Corpus Christi to get there at 7:30 am. I am NOT a morning person so getting up and functioning at that hour is a major feat for me.

We got there just on time and scored an upfront parking space. Being from here, I knew one of the best places to park. Tee Hee.

Once inside, we walked 1/4 of a mile to the other side of the building and got into one of those cattle lines. Since my sister and I were among the first to enter the building, we weren't too far back in line. The first stop is at a table where you are given cards to indicate which line you are to get into next.  Everything flowed very fast and I was in the first line only about a minute.
I was given a ticket to see an Asian Arts appraiser but this item was really an item that a Metalworks appraiser needed to see so I had to take my referral ticket and get in a different line.

I was next up so no big deal. The appraiser told me that these two pieces weren't originally together. They had been "married". He said that the cloisonne egg is modern and the egg cup is English 19th century. I told him that it was a May-December romance. He valued the egg at $10 to $15 and the egg cup at $50 to $75. Based on what I bought it for, I did good. I picked it up at Mary Lewis Kleberg's estate sale.
My next item took me to the other side of the venue and I was first in line for that one as well. I bought a set of books that were all written by Rex Beach at the turn of the century.
All but one book was inscribed by Caesar Kleberg. I guess someone somewhere along the way didn't return his books. LOL The book appraiser said that these books would fetch more $$ around here since not everyone is familiar with the Klebergs or the King Ranch. Living in Kleberg county, we know exactly who the Klebergs are and all about the famous King Ranch.

Even with that, he appraised the set of 7 books to be worth between $250 and $300. SCORE!!

Since both of my items were once owned by very important, local people I was sure that they would want to film me for the show. I guess not.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

I found Jesus!

I found Jesus! Actually, he wooed me years ago, but this morning, while out hitting the yard sales, I found this Jesus the Good Shepherd figurine.
I also found these wonderful Enid Collins purses. Did me a little happy dance. Yes, I did.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Antiques Road Show

Can you see me doing a happy dance? A friend of mine gave me these coveted tickets. The tickets say that we get to take two items each for appraisal. I've already thought two things that I want to have appraised. I just need to decide on what the other two things will be. I have to haul these things around so I know that I don't want to take furniture.

I am so excited!! I think I'll get my hair highlighted in case I get to be on television. I guess I better get my appointment set tomorrow. . .