Saturday, April 28, 2012

Honey I'm Home!!!

I'm back home in Georgia!  I had a wonderful trip and visit with family, but it is always good to be back home!

A big Birthday wish to Mr. ALC today! 
I made banana nut muffins for breakfast and gave him his 'bag o' junk' present!  He loved it all!
My guy truly is a junker and I love it!

This old Polaroid belonged to my Dad and now is part of Mr ALC's camera collection
(he loves it)

Two items for a couple of his other collections
The shaving mug was found at an Estate sale and the travel alarm at a thrift store

This is my favorite of the gifts!  
I found this Fresh-o-later at my friend Sherry's booth in Laurel, Ms.  I knew as much as my guy loves coffee this was a great gift for him!
The Fresh-O-Later was made by the Community Coffee company back in the 1930's and they have been selling them ever since!  

This was a fun joke gift!
I found this book at the thrift store and had to get it.  Mr ALC is always saying we live with a neurotic cat!  It is a very funny book!

Charlie is not so sure the book is THAT funny!
Charlie is looking over the pile of 'stuff' I got from my parent's garage....
good stuff of course!

We will be enjoying dinner and a movie at home tonight and maybe some cake! 

I'm linking up to Thrifty Things Friday even if I am  late!  Hope you are having a fun weekend!



Susan said...

Welcome Home Linda! You did some great junkin for your hubby!

Catherine said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Enjoy your fun evening!
xo Catherine

Linda at French Hollow said...

It's always good to be home isn't it? Welcome back. I just wanted to tell you how much I love your new banner photos.

Blessings, Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm glad you made it back home safe and sound, Linda. Happy Birthday, Mr. ALC, I'm happy that you liked the Fresh-o-lator!!!

Marty Oravetz said...

Oh what fun gifts. Happy Birthday to Mr. ALC. Hugs, Marty

thestonerabbit said...

I love that coffee thingy...I'm guessing that keeps the grounds fresh??? Love it! I will now be on the "look out" for one! I'm sure your hubby did love his Birthday Bag o Junk....I'd have enjoyed that, too! Good job!

Glad you had a great trip!


Keetha Broyles said...


I LOVE that he LOVES "junk" presents.

Fisherhubby would throw them back at me if I gave him some of my "junk" finds for his birthday!

He wants NEW junk from Cabelas or Bass Pro Shop - - - and it ain't cheap either!

Barbara F. said...

Welcome back! Happy birthday to Mr. ALC. Sounds like a wonderful evening at home to me. xo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Welcome home! I know you'll have plenty of thrifty finds to share in upcoming posts. Enjoy your evening!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Happy Birthday to Mr. ALC! What fun gifts you got for him.
Welcome back home! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see me. I'm a little confused - is Pyrex and Fire King the same stuff or were they just manufactured at the same time?
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Ames said...

Welcome back! It's always nice to go away and it's always nice to come home. Enjoy some home time with Mr. ALC.~Ames

Nancy's Notes said...

NO place like home!! Happy Birthday to your hubby, enjoy your nice evening that you have planned. Fun gifts there, Linda!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! And that DOES look like a lot of good stuff! The camera is great and I think I have a little travel clock like that one! It's fun when you know that hubby will like his treasures! Enjoy the weekend and welcome home!

The Tablescaper said...

What interesting treasures. Happy Birthday to Mr. ALC.

- The Tablescaper

France Guérin said...

Welcome back home!
My husband does the same thing when we visit my in-laws. He brings the goodies back. I also like those alarm clock. Have a nice evening!

Rebecca said...

I love every little thrifty find of yours! Sure wish I knew what a Freshalator did/was! I DO love coffee....

Cheri said...

Happy B-day to Mr. ALC. Linda you find the greatest "junk"...I need to take you shopping.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. ALC! How great that he loves vintage stuff and loved his gifts! You found really nice "junk". Want to pet your neurotic cat, he looks sweet!

Aledia said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. ALC!! How nice it is that he is easy to please, those are some fabulous finds! Your neurotic cat is really pretty!

Have a blessed week!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday Mr. ALC! Glad you got home safe. What is that Fresh O Later used for? I know Charlie is glad to see you too! sandie

C'est moi Claudette said...

WOW what a score. My dad had one of those Old Spice mugs OMG.... I love it.
Glad you are home safe and perfect timing for Mr. ALC's birthday.
I'm off a week from today yippee

Vonlipi said...

So cool that Mr. ALC is a collector too!

I'm sure Charlie is not neurotic. Give him a big kiss :)

joanne said...

Glad you are home safely, can't wait to see all the treasures you've found. Happy Birthday to the Mr! have a good Sunday.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Neat gifts! Love the coffee container! Have a great Sunday.

From another Georgia Girl,
Kathy (Sharing Shadymont)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

It is always good to get home again, but it looks like you had a good time!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday to Mr ALC...and welcome home to his beautiful bride:) You are so hubby doesn't quite get the junkin thing...but it's all good, right?

Karena said...

Linda, how fun, I love all of your loot!!

The 2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera...(of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is on my site, please stop by! Her work is amazing!

Art by Karena

the cape on the corner said...

i just got home, too! welcome back, and glad you were able to enjoy mr. alc's bday-those muffins sound good. and that cat book! hysterical!

i do hope your visit with your family was good for you all!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Glad you got back safe and sound. Happy (late) birthday to your sweetie. Glad he liked the treasures.Susan

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Glad to hear you made it back home safely and with your car full of vintage goodies. I guess Charlie can't figure out what all the fuss is about. It seems like just yesterday when those Polaroid cameras were all the rage.

~~Carol~~ said...

Welcome Home Linda, and Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. ALC! I wish my husband liked thrifty gifts, but he would rather have a guitar or some other kind of expensive musical equipment!