Saturday, May 1, 2010


Wednesday April 28th was Mr. ALC's Birthday!!

I am one lucky lady that Mr. ALC is also a junkaholic!
We like different things and so we have a large collection of stuff
His and Mine!
So it just seems 'natural' to thrift for his gifts...
Mr ALC collects cameras, clocks, radios, electronics of all kinds and loves records and record players.  So lots to choose from for him
I found this very cool 70's label maker
Remember these? 
An old movie (yes he has film projectors also)
A great old metal slide box for his slides 
And this pretty cool wind up clock
It works just fine, but loud!  The ticking would drive me crazy!
He really liked this clock, but his favorite gift was...
This very cool old camera in the box
An inexpensive camera, but it was the official camera of the Cub Scouts and I thought that was pretty cool!  It was made in 1960 and I found the information Here
I found this at a yard sale in Texas and was very happy!
He also got some new shirts. 

For his birthday we also took a mini-vacation to The Great Smokey Mountains.  It was beautiful weather and we did some sightseeing and photo taking and just had a great time.
On our way home Friday we stopped at a few yard sales.
I found some cool things I will share with you on Monday!

Here are just a few photos I took of the beautiful Smokey Mountains!  You know my love of flowers so expect a few of those!

We had a wonderful time!



Anonymous said...

Great pictures of a beautiful place I hope to visit someday. Your header picture is lovely. Happy B-day Mr. ALC :D That's my b-i-l's b-day, too. You got your DH some fun gifts. Bet you had fun shopping for them. Bye for now~

Julie Harward said...

Well Happy Birthday to your hub...sounds like a great day, I love all the old stuff...and the scenery too! Sometimes I wonder about all the old things we gather, who owned it once years ago and who will own it after us? Come say hi :D

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday Mr. A La Carte, Happy Birthday to you.

Oh Sweetie you bough DH some wonderful gifts for sure. I love the camera and I too love old clocks. DH and I are always looking for one or two to add to the bunches we have. We will never be late, as we have so many clocks to remind us what time it is. Fun hu?? Love it.

Your beautiful trip was gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with me. I love the scenery. Loved the old church and the stone was beautiful. I could spend many days walking through old cemetaries and looking at the stonework. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing the flowers. I too have a weakness for the flowers. So beautiful.

Hope you had a wonderful May Day sweetie. I pray it was filled with sunshine and happiness. Country hugs and much love..>Sherry

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, loved the flower shots, especially, Linda. Sounds like you had a swell time. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Susan

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, happy birthday to Mr. ALC! It's great that he enjoys great finds too. I love your photographs of that church, it's incredible.


Jojo said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. A La Carte! The photos from the Smokey's are beautiful. If only the walls in the church could talk. Those pews look like they have served well and the wood is at its best.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

OMGoodness Linda...your pictures are fantastic and Mr.ALaC's Stuff is a Birthday Present Bash! He really racked it in...everthing including the rack...the slide one! Really enjoyed your Smokey Mtn. pictures. You've done some travelin' this Spring, huh?

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Happy Belated B-day, Mr. ALC!
That's my dad's birthday, too. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Mr. ALC and I have a collection in common! I love wind up clocks. However, I can't stand the noise they make, so they sit quietly on the shelf with a threat to anyone thinking about winding them up! Looks like ya'll had fun!

Mimi said...

A very happy birthday to Mr. ALC! Great pictures of your mini vacation.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday Mr. A La Carte - looks like you had a great birthday!

What will you do with all this? I still have a metal box for my slides with slides in them and I have a label maker!

The flowers - I like you Linda - love flowers.

And I recognize where you went Cades Cove - near Gatlinberg - wasn't that the first school house or something like that?

Glad you had a great time.



April is a great birthday month! Glad you hubby had a great birthday.
AWESOME photos! Just wish my computer wasn't dial-up...takes too long to see them.
Deb :)

Diann said...

Girl, you did great for all of the Mr's gifts! I bet he loved them!!

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you guys had a fun time! Can't wait to see the yard sale booty!

Brenda said...

Linda, I came by to thank you for stopping in and I see your husband shares the same birthday as my hubs. I wish mine was so easy to buy a gift for though. I ended up getting him a speaker system to dock his i-pod in. The i-pod was last years birthday gift. Glad you enjoy seeing the chicks. I am having fun with them but they are a lot more work than I expected. It is so hard to keep the temp correct in their temp home with our night and day temp still changing so much.

Claudie said...

Hello and happy birthday to your mr. wonderful Linda.
So glad you both had a great day. Randy and I had a LOVELY day and most excellent dinner in Quebec. Oh that French food would knock your socks off lol
Happy Sunday
Love Claudie

Our Back Porch said...

Happy birthday to Mr. A La Carte. You vacation pics are wonderful. I use to have one of those labelers.

Back Porch Blessings,

Good to be a Queen said...

Tell the Mr. Happy Birthday....Cades Coves is one of my most favorite places...So peaceful and beautiful..

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! Happy belated birthday to Mr. ALC! Looks like he got some fun stuff! Glad you had a good trip to the Smokies! Can't wait to see more pics! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Oliva said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby! It's so much fun when both of you can share an interest!!!
Love your pictures, and some day soon I'll be able to see it live!!! TFS

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Birthday to MR. A LA CARTE! It's so nice that you two share a love of vintage things. My hubby doesn't collect anything, and that's probably a good thing, because my collections take up all of the room in the house!
Happy Sunday!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. A LA!

What great pictures! I really need to go visit the Rocky Mountains. It has been wayyyy too long!

Happy Sunday!

Shelia said...

Hi Linda and I'm so glad you popped in to see me. Oh, what cute vintage gifts for your hubby! Love the pictures of your trip and the little olden church!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)