Monday, January 31, 2011


I always hear.....don't do a post without photos?  why?  visuals are important.  We see so many kinds of photos and quality levels out there.  In an effort to 'get better' Tracy has been having some fun photo parties. 
Today we are doing some 'macro' shots. 
I love the detail and shadows on this one

 These are some shell napkin rings

 Shades of White

Ready for some color?? This was taken last summer.
Hey Mr Beetle, are you ready for your close up?
Check out the other photos at 

Don't forget to take some photos of your Junkin Finds and I'll see you Friday!


Saturday, January 29, 2011


Thank you all for your get well wishes!  I am feeling much better and even sat on the screened porch today.  
Glorious fresh air! 

I am going to use a previous post for two fun parties
First posted January 27th 2010
So this week B is for Birds........

Have you ever found yourself with a collection you didn't know you had???  That's what has happened with me and these little birds.
It all started with this little guy.  I got him from my Bio-Dad's house after he passed away.  It just spoke to me.  

It is made by Goebel and I love the glazes on it

I remembered I had these salt & pepper shakers a good friend had given me for my birthday....they look a little angry don't they

This cute little bell with a bird on top came home with me one day

Soon Joined by more birds 

and MORE's an invasion!
NO, It's a collection!

These two are my current favorites.  I love the color and they are tiny and just too cute!  I got them in a 'junk' bag yesterday for 50 cents along with..

This cute little guy who is marked JAPAN

This one is a candle holder

You've seen these guys before
 An all white bird

So yes I would say I have a collection, and this does not include all the cardinals I have that I use around Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by..Do you have a collection you didn't know you had?  I would love to hear what it is!

Of course you know I have so many more birds now that is a whole year later!  They are so sweet and cute and small and easy to collect!  Thanks for joining me on this fun look back.  Here are two fun parties so go on...join in the fun!

Chari at Happy To Design
Happy Junkin,

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Welcome to Junkin Finds Friday #13

I'm not feeling very well today.  A little stomach bug.   I don't want to miss our little party so I have one photo of something I picked up at the thrift last week.

I found this cute little cat for 30 cents
Could not resist! 

I hope all of you are feeling better then I am and have some wonderful things to link up for JFF~

Happy Junkin,


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


If you remember last week I found this really cute snowman cookie jar! 

He inspired a tablescape! 

It's a fairly simple table, set for breakfast
I started with green place mats to pick up the green in the snowman's scarf

I played around with lots of plate combos but decided I really loved a couple of restaurant ware plates I have
that are made by Homer Laughlin USA
One in red and one in green
The patterns are different but compatible

I used a large white charger plate, red design plate, solid plate and white milk glass fruit bowl
The same layers in green
I'm using white handled flatware and a plaid napkin
The milk glass fruit bowls have a pretty shape and design.  I found both of these at thrifts at different times.  If you love something but there is only one, don't be afraid to buy it.  Often you will find another to add to it.   It has happened to me many times.
Cardinal S & P add more red to the table
I found this matching restaurant ware plate at the thrift last week for 35 cents

Here is my snowman cookie jar as the centerpiece
I added a red candle even if it is breakfast

Which made the snowman smile
Everything on this table was thrifted or bought on clearance (candle and napkins)
I'm joining
 With Suzanne at 

See you tomorrow for Junkin Finds Friday!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Today we are sharing our fur babies!  Charlie is my 12 year old cat!  He is a really sweet boy! 
Pretty Green Eyes
 I have had many cats in my lifetime but Charlie has been with me the longest and he is very special
I saw Charlie at a PetSmart and adopted him that day
It was love at first sight!
 Here he is when he was about 3 years old
 During our last move to this house Charlie was a big helper....
 He has been known to hide in plain sight

  and spend many hours out on the screened porch!

My boy Charlie!

Be sure to visit all the other pets over at 
Thanks Debbie for having this party and letting us all brag about fur babies!


Thursday, January 20, 2011


 Welcome to Junkin Finds Friday #12

Thrifting has been a little slim for me but I did make it to the Goodwill the other day and found two items that I was thrilled to put in my cart!

 Isn't this the cutest snowman ever!!
And he is a cookie jar!!
Don't know if I'll put cookies in him but he will be the centerpiece on my dining room table this week for sure!  He was a bargain at $3.70

This next find made me happy, why?
It's small Christmas quilt with a train on it!

I will have a new Grandson by next Christmas
and this will be perfect for him!
I think it's fairly new? not sure but for under $5
I think this is a real find! 

So what did you find this week?  Remember it does not have to be from a yard sale/thrift shop/estate sale.  Any bargains you might find are welcome to this party!  Please put a link to this party in your post and link up to your post not your blog.  

Last week we had 29 people join in!  I want to let you know I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to join in to JFF!! 

Happy Junkin,