Monday, April 29, 2013

Treasure's For Sale

I'm excited to be offering you some of my junkin finds!  If interested please read Here for the details of purchasing items. 

This adorable 1 Quart hen soup/gravy tureen is in good condition.  No ladle or markings.  She would love to 'roost' on your table!
$10.00 (+S&H)

Four Fire King vintage swirl individual baking dishes.  These are a really nice size 6.5" across (handle to handle) and 1.5" deep.  A major chip in one handle (shown) and a few little chips on others.
Priced to sell at $5 (+S&H)

If you have the chip bowl, I have the dip bowl and hanger for you!  This vintage Anchor Hocking green dip with hanger was bought hoping I would find the chip bowl,
 I didn't but maybe you did! 
$2.00 (+S&H)

This vintage plate made by Homer Laughlin is 9.25" and is in great condition.  Gold rim and great colors.  Add this beauty to your collection!
$5.00 (+S&H) SOLD

These great drinking glasses are unmarked but look very 70's-80's to me!  Great colors work with your vintage dishes.  I only have the three glasses, but this gives you one to break or the chance to score a single next time you see it! 
$4.50 (+S&H)

Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade cookbook 
Money Saving Meals for some great recipes
(This can be sent Media Mail for a lower mailing cost)
$3.00 (+S&H) SOLD

I will be glad to take more photos of any item listed.  Be sure to read my sales policies HERE.
Thanks for taking a look!

Wishing You JOY,

Linda 





Sunday, April 28, 2013

Treasure's from A La Carte!

I've been editing my treasures and making room for new things that I find in my junking escapades! 
I've decided to offer items for sale here on my blog once a week.  I'll be joining two parties!
Debra at Common Ground for her Monday/Tue
The Marketplace 
and
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for her
Blog Shop on Tuesdays

Here are my thoughts on sales through my blog:
  • If you see an item you are interested in, email me at lindamac at gmail dot com and include a link to the item.
  • I will list the price of each item in the post
  • I will ship to the USA and Canada at this time 
  • Shipping will be priority mail and I will use flat rate boxes as often as possible.  I will email you the final price of an item including shipping and handling before the sale is finalized.
  • I will accept PayPal, Money Orders or Checks. Once payments have cleared, the items will be shipped.
  • All my items are 'USED' and I will describe them as clearly as possible including any chips, scratches or other wear and tear.
  • I will try to leave items listed on my blog for one month and then they will be removed.
  • Please feel free to discuss price/make an offer on items you fall in love with.  I will try to list at very reasonable prices but I am really looking to find these things new homes where they will be loved! 
  • Please, Please, Please ask any and all questions and I will do my best to answer them.  I want this to be a friendly experience for all!
I will have my first listings up later tonight
I will reference this post each week so you can check the details of buying/shipping.

I hope you take this in the spirit I am doing it!
If I can make a little $$ in selling these items it is always a good thing.  Many of these items were bought with the thought of re-selling, but a venue did not really open up for me so I am trying this! 

Thanks to all of you!

Linda


Friday, April 26, 2013

Oh The Places I've Been ~ California

I'm sharing a post from 2011 when I visited my daughter Ashleigh in California
and linking it to  The Places I've Been
@ The Tablescaper
and
A Favorite Thing (I love the Beach)


A DAY AT THE BEACH

No trip to California would be complete without a trip to the beach! 
(warning long post lots of photos)
I am in Northern Calif where the beaches are much different then in the Southern part of the state.
We went to Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz
This is the only remaining natural bridge
*back in the 1900's 3 arches carved by nature out of a mudstone cliff inspired the naming of Natural Bridges.  The arches were formed millions of years ago when water, silt and clay sediment combined with one-celled marine plants

Wave action against the soft rock formed the bridges and also undercut them eventually wearing them away and leaving only islands.  The outermost arch fell in the early part of the 20th century and the inner arch broke during a storm in 1980
Only the middle arch remains but it is slowly being eroded by the waves
*Information from the State Beach brochure for Natural Bridges
This has become a favorite spot for Pelicans
I had a great time watching them swoop and dive 


I always take a 'foot' photo at the beach
I'm telling you that water was cold!!
Ash enjoyed it also
The other end of the beach has homes perched on the cliffs...we stayed several hours and then went in search of lunch
We went to Zeldas on the Beach at Capitola
Wonderful view from the outdoor restaurant
Mojito anyone?  Yummy! 
I remembered to take a photo half way through my food!  I had a shrimp and crab melt with potato salad... it was very good!
This is the life!
We spent the rest of the afternoon at 
Lighthouse Field

Lighthouse Field State Beach

Also known as Point Santa Cruz, this area forms the northern boundary of Monterey Bay. It is one of the last open headlands in any California urban area. Surfers, tourists, birds – including the rare Black Swift and wintering Monarch butterflies are drawn to this area. Sea lions populate the offshore rocks.
Lighthouse Field State Beach has the distinction of being home to California’s first surfing museum. The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is in the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive. Overlooking internationally renowned surfing hotspot Steamer Lane, this museum has photographs, surfboards, and other interesting items tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz.
The museum was not open while we were there
but we did see some surfers out in the water
Waiting for that perfect wave
Most of the surfers had wet suits on as that water gets really cold


The view out over the cliffs
The sea lions were really loud!


This was also a dog friendly beach
It was so much fun to watch them run, fetch and dig in the sand.  The owners seem very responsible and most had 'poop' baggies with them


From the beach look towards the lighthouse
Yes, I was here!


The sun was starting to set

We headed home a little sunburned and much more relaxed
 then when we started the day! 

Next....wine country!

Hugs,
Linda




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Birds Of Spring

The birds in my yard have been very entertaining lately!  
Tweeting (not on Twitter ha ha) and flying about searching for food and building nests!
This tablescape is inspired by the Birds of Spring
This plate was my inspiration for the table
It just says 'Spring' to me!  

I layered a large white charger plate and a vintage green plate underneath the salad plate. 
*edited to add that I think the green vintage plate is Edwin Knowles Yorktown.  Thanks to Monica who helped me research* 
The bright green place mat was perfect and added two other colors; yellow and blue
The plaid napkin brought out the yellow and blue in addition to the green.  
I went with the blue handled flatware
I love this blue and green goblet and while I found mine at Goodwill, I've seen them at Ross.
Adding a little bird napkin ring continues the theme of this table.  The napkin rings were found on deep clearance at Hobby Lobby.
Pier 1 bird salt and pepper shakers on a pale yellow plate
At each place setting is a little yellow bird salt shaker.  Vintage and in bad condition, I love them anyway and they are perfect to add that extra touch!
My newest thrifty find is this cute bird napkin holder.  I paid 95 cents for it and added some bird paper napkins to the holder.
For a centerpiece I added my potted peace plant and a soft yellow bird and a LOVE sign
*When fresh flowers aren't available a green houseplant still adds some life to a centerpiece*
I hope you enjoyed my birdie tablescape!

Wishing You JOY,

Linda

I'm joining these parties!

Let's Dish (April Challenge)
Jann's Share Your Cup Thursday
Tutorial Tips and Tidbits
Tablescape Thursday
Thrifty Things Friday

Monday, April 22, 2013

Beach Baby!

I wish the 'Beach Baby' was me but instead...
It's this cutie pie! 

Tiger and family were able to have a long weekend beach trip and this boy who loves the ocean enjoyed it so much!!  

Here he is with his Aunt Katie!
Many of Blake's family were there also and it was a lot of fun for Tiger to play with cousins, Aunts and Grandparents!
Oh and playing in the sand with his new toys!
His Mama has promised me more photos but I couldn't wait to share these with you!

In Honor of Earth Day I want to share Tiger helping his Dad
put out some mulch around their new yard!

Climbing a tree
You know Daddy helped! 

 One of my favorite photos of my sweet Tiger
All ready for a trip to his 'school'
He looks way too grown up here! 

I'm joining Kathe for


Wishing you JOY,

Linda