Friday, February 29, 2008

Show and Tell Below
I need to join this swap at Vintage Indie so to do so I have to answer a few guestions.
a. What's your favorite part of spring? The flowers, and being outside working with the dirt. And all the spring colors in the stores.
b. What are your favorite flowers? Shasta Dasiy, I love all the beautiful colors. Although I never work with these bright colors.
c. What types of hobbies/crafts do you enjoy? I enjoy all kind of paper crafts, I started out scrapbooking and adding unique items to my pages.
d. What types of vintage do you collect or look for? I love to find old hats with the soft color flowers, if they are damaged I buy them and use the flowers. Buttons are always a must and vintage cards and paper items.
e. Any allergies or things that you absolutely can't stand? I am pretty lucky not to be allergic but I do not like all the yellow ick on my car, porch and outdoor items.
Today is Show and Tell Time, so sit back and enjoy all the great post. This is not a expensive piece and you may reconize it as a Home Interior piece.
But I bought it because it reminds me of my childhood. I can remember fighting over who would sit on the ice cream freezer. I have a cuz that is about my age and we were the ones to sit on the freezer. But paw paw would turn the handle. When cuz was sitting on the freezer I was right next to him waiting my turn. And he was always waiting on me too. Oh, how simple it was in....let's just say .....then. Now my cuz lives in Texas, it has been many years since we saw each other. He has just started a family and I have grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

It's that time again, join Mariposa at
What's in a name and What's in your plate?
Well, a scrappie friend came up with the Jerri's Junque, can't really remember what we were talking about at the time, maybe dreaming of opening a shop . The name was filed away in my small pea sized brain until I started this blog. I even tried to name my antique/junk shop, Jerri's junque and hubby said it would relay the wrong message, of just junk and no antiques.
Alot of junk and not as much antiques is fine with me.
That's the part I like anyway.
What's on your plate?
Well, just about anything, I am not picky.
But for the last few years, I have became chocolate crazy.
Dip it in chocolate and i will eat it, lay a piece of chocolate next to it and I will eat it.
So let me end this by going to my chocolate calendar and leaving you with a chocolate quote for today.
At the top of the food chain sits chocolate.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Breakfast of Champions!
Code: Breakfast of a hungry fat woman that read on a blog that this was a good new drink.
Boy was it right!!!!
Thanks, Jenn

Friday, February 22, 2008

Show and Tell Friday
This is a picture of me and my sister, Ramona at my grandparent's in the country. We loved coming to the country, playing outside and pretending. Oh, how we could pretend, and grandmother ( Ida) always had a box of old discarded clothing for us to play with. We built houses in the barn with the square bales of hay, and wouldn't come home until we were called. Hours was spent building and pretending to live in the country. Mom and Dad built in the country in 1970, next to my grandparents.
I have that cast iron cook pot, in my yard now, in the country. Hubby and I built our house in what they called the hay field 1993. This old farm in the country has changed so much, dad had to tear down the barn, about 16 years ago, for safety reasons. And my grandfather, Garnet ( jennifer, how do you like that name?) use to plow the field, where my house stands. Yes, alot has changed, but still I enjoy pretending in the counrty.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


It is offical, we have the flu.
We were in the doctor office for 2 and a half hours yesterday afternoon and night, they have night clinic. The 3 year old was tested postive for the flu and said if anyone else in the house is having symptoms, they most likly have it too. I spent the most miserable night last night, awake every hour, I thought it would never end.
But on the up side,
I have been Tagged by Jennifer over @
It's called 5*5*5*5*5 book meme
Go on over and check her entry out, after you read mine.
I will put a twist on it, can you quess what book I have picked?

"Can I give you a hand with something?"
He answered over his shoulder.
"Sure, How about cutting up some vegetables for the fryer.
There is plenty in the ice box, and you can find a bowl over there.

Okay it is only 4 sentences, but then it goes on about the bowl by the sink.
This should be enough.
I will give you a hint.
It is not Bridges of Madison County, but it does sound like the scene in the kitchen, drinking a beer, before dinner. Man, maybe I need to re-read Bridges.
I will post it in the comments tonight what book it is.
Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

As yesterday was Presidents Day and the children was out of school, we disconnected ourselfs from the outside world. Everyone of us are battling this ick and no one feels like much anyway. I noticed the Hallmark channel was showing Swiss Family Robinson and Pollyanna. Surprisingly, it held Maliks attention for 3 hours, he didn't care alot about Pollyanna and went back to this video game. But we all enjoyed our movie time, and I enjoyed the fact that it was my type of movie.
Way to go Halmark Channel for the movie selection and time with my grandsons.

Monday, February 18, 2008

*Happy Birthday *!
Sunday was Malik's 10th Birthday
It rained all day and we all have a touch of some kind of cold/sore throat kind of thing.
So I baked him his favorite cake, Red Velvet and he stayed in his room all morning trying to master the game he got on Saturday night for his birthday. So excited to be out of school today so he can continue to play game.
I just want to say, how proud I am of you. You are growing into a wonderful, kind hearted and thoughtful young man. You think of others, and have a heart of gold. I can't believe you are 10, it seems only yesterday that I carried you to the nursery after you were born. You captured my heart at that very moment. I pray so hard that God will give you strength to forgive, except, love and endure all things. You have proved to us over and over again you have a strong faith, and we pray you will let him guide you throughout your life.
I love you , little man

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thank goodness the weekend is here, now we can Booze it up.......
Just kidding....
Just a picture of the beautiful blue bottles @ the shop. See the wine display was a wonderful Thrift store find. Way to go Jennifer for pointing it out.
Makes a nice display and I have sold a few for detergent and olive oil.
We have a full but not so thrilling weekend planned. Work, babysitting, cleaning, grocery shopping and maybe alittle rest.
Here's to a great weekend, clink clink!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

I wanted to share these pictures of my livingroom, It is a very small room, since we knocked out a wall and took most of it for my studio. But no one ever uses it and it is my show place. To show off my treasures. I love to read about Ireland and the rolling green hills, the cottages and to visit there is a dream of mine. So until I do, I have created alittle cottage of my own. Enjoy the tour.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sniff Sniff, what is that smell? Is it? could it be, naw, it can't be LOVE.

Well, it is that time of the year. Time for men to leap out of their element and try to guess what we, women want them to say and do for one of the most romantic days of the year.
I love my hubby with all my heart, and if possible I love him more with each day. He was a romantic, and remembered all the little dates. Like our first kiss and first offical date. When he ask me to marry him. But as the years, have passed, he has changed. I have changed. We are happy, and in love. But sometimes, a girl wants the romance back, if for only one day a year.
Last night he ask, And what do you want for Valentines?
Do you know what this means?
He will stop by Winn Dixie and get what is left. He will get a card and sit in the parking lot of the store and try and write something that will make me jump into his arms and say "I love you".
Just like alot of other men that knows they better not come home empty handed.
And you know, I will.
Because I love him, with all my heart.
Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Yeah! It is snowing in Alabama!

Monday, February 11, 2008

As a child of the 60's and 70's music played a big part of my life. I was reading Jennifer's blog today she had joined a Fun Monday over at Since I am not a computer suave as she, I must just post mine here. Not sure how to post from there. I could not decide on just one so here is a selection of greatest hits. I like them all....... Hope this works.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Show and Tell Friday
So I thought I would take pics of the familyroom. And tell you about my favorite's.
This picture was a auction find over a year ago. I was so giddy about getting her, and hubby was shaking his head. And for only $5.00. This grand Lady inspired the colors for the room makover. No matter she was damaged, if it has cracked paint or worn smooth, this is my type of goodies.

These are a few of my sea shells, I have collected over the years. Sorry the pic is blurry.
And this sign was another auctions find. I don't care if it was made from a headboard, it just spoke to me. Now I am on the hunt for a end table a lamp, sconces and a rug. And then the room will be complete. Well, maybe I need a few more sea shells.
Hubby never says a word about my re-decorating a room. Because when I decide to change, I will just sell it at the shop. There is bound to be someone with my taste out there, somewhere.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

This beautiful young lady became apart of our
family when she was only 4 years old, when
my brother married her mom. Several years
later she was diagnosed as a juvenile diabetic.
She graduated high school last year, and started
nursing school last fall. Her health has declined
the last year and tonight she is in CCU. The doctors
think her kidneys are trying to shut down. Please
keep Elisabeth in your prayer tonight.
Boy, what a week! There is major
rearranging and redoing at the
shop this week, daughter has the flu
or something like it, basketball
pratice every night, getting ready
for the first game on Friday night
and just everyday chaos.

Here are the pics of my recent Estate and Junkin trips.
I love love love the glass place cards, can't you just see them at a luncheon, before bridge, with the girls.

This little fellow, just stole my heart.
And I love odd pin cushions, the heart box, well, it's Valentines. Maybe a nice man with buy it to put a large diamond in it, for his sweetie.

Love old packs of needles, and even a lady needs a pretty swiss army knife, of sorts.

This find, was actually found by Jennifer. Or she pointed it out. The wine rack was a thrift store find. I recently had bought 3 cases of unused wine bottles, don't ask. I will tell you, we live in the country and alot of guys make wine, and women too. Passes the time I guess. As we opened the boxes, we noticed they are all cobolt blue, they made a outstanding display. The two pictures were bought for the frames, but I kinda like them both. And the coal bucket will sell fast, good color and still useful.
Well, I am already looking in the paper for this weekend sales. Maybe I won't miss the auction house that burnt.
Happy Thursday.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Went Junkin yesterday and the car was full, but not packed. I believe we could have gotten a few more things in , but we ran out of time. Jennifer and I had a good time, we both needed to get out and about, you know girl time.

As the day wore on and we were getting hungry and tired, we found humor in everything. This sign just cracked us up.

I dropped everything at the shop yesterday so pictures tomorrow.

I will leave you with this little story.


One Nation, "Under God".

One day a 6 year old girl was sitting in a

classroom. The teacher was going to explain

evolution to the children. The teacher asked

a little boy: Tommy do you see the tree



TEACHER: Tommy, do you see the grass



TEACHER: Go outside and look up and see if you can see the sky.

TOMMY: Okay. (He returned a few minutes later) Yes, I saw the sky.

TEACHER: Did you see God up there?


TEACHER: That's my point. We can't see God because he isn't there. Possibly he just
doesn't exist.

A little girl spoke up and wanted to ask the boy some questions.

The teacher agreed and the little girl asked
the boy: Tommy, do you see the tree outside?


LITTLE GIRL: Tommy do you see the grass

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Did you see the sky?

TOMMY: Yessssss!

LITTLE GIRL: Tommy, do you see the teacher?


LITTLE GIRL: Do you see her brain?


LITTLE GIRL: Then according to what we were taught today in school, she possibly may not even have one!

(You Go Girl!)

Monday, February 04, 2008

Just thought i would show you a picture of a great spread I got at a Estate Sale on Sunday. It was so busy that it was hard to get around, but I pushed my way on through, Sunday is 1/2 off day. It is so hard to get to these sales with the shop but Hubby and I wanted to get out for awhile. You know he had to get back to watch the Super bowl. On the way home I ask, Who is playing? you should have seen the look I got. Anyway, got a few more little things, will post tomorrow. Going junkin again today. Wish us luck.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

These are my collection of Hankerchiefs, that all started with the first one being my grandmothers. It is stained because she dipped snuff, but it is a treasure just the same. When I was a child grandmother would fill a empty and cleaned ( I hope ) snuff can with cocoa and sugar for the me to play with. There was also a box of old clothing that we would play dress up . It was so much fun to pretent to be a grown up. I believe I still have one of her snuff cans and a picture of me and sister all dressed up. It was so much fun to come to the country and play.