Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

This week, Beverly said we could post pictures in fall colors, so I kinda fudged and have posted some of my favorite pictures in red, yellow and orange. I know I don't have any of these pictures in pink, and I wanted you all to see something else I'm interested, another one of my hobbies.
I do have a pink picture, for everyone who needs pink.
This weekend's post is also about interests my boyfriend and I have. The first picture is a stuffed caterpillar, that's probably about 4 feet long, that he gave me for Valentine's day in 2009.
Next, here are my fudged pictures, not your normal fall colors pictures, but I hope you enjoy them, if not, I won't be offended, I love them.
My boyfriend and I are both huge fans of vintage cars, I love muscle cars. These pictures are some of my favorites from the Good Guys car show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds from July 2007.
First up, are the red pictures:
This one's a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, year unknown.
Next is an Oldsmobile 442, year also unknown.
A Ford Cobra Torino, year unknown.
A Chevrolet El Camino, year unknown.
and a Dodge Coronet, year unknown.
Next up, yellow:
First a 1967 Chevrolet Camino
A Ford Torino, year unknown.
A Ford Mustang Boss 302, year unknown. I had to take a picture of this one, as I have this car in a 1/18 scale model, I LOVE this car.
A Ford Pickup on a Chevrolet Chassis
and a 1969 Yenko Camaro
And lastly, orange:
A 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle
A 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda
A Chevrolet Malibu, year unknown
A Ford Mustang, year unknown
And last, but not least, a Plymouth Roadrunner, year unknown
So those are my fall colors for Pink Saturday, if you want to see more, most likely not cars, head on over to Beverly's.
I hope you enjoyed my pictures, and I love hearing your thoughts.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy White Wednesday

I hope these photos aren't too bad, they're taken in my closet with my cell phone.
Here are some white items I found while rummaging through my things today:
These are some of the toys I played with as a kid. The littel bunny is a keychain, and I have no idea where I got it, it was on my backpack when I went to college. The dinosaur, my brother and I used to play with all the time when we were kids, we named him Ice. The tiny pegasus is from the movie Hercules, I don't know where I got that one either, but he's pretty cute. You can also see my white kitty in the background, she'll make a better appearance in a later photo.
This is a rabbit fur pouch that I bought at the state fair one year. Very cute, but I hardly ever use it, it's a tiny bit small.
And here are some more white toys. My cat, Celeste, she's also covered in white rabbit fur. The owl is covered in white crystals, not that you can tell it at all. The sheep I got at a local store. There's also a stone eagle and a stone scottie dog

I hope you enjoyed my whites today, head on over to Faded Charm for more white items.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Garage sales this week

Alright, went to 5 garage sales, and our library's book sale this weekend.
First sale was about a block away from me, I got canvas boards for $1.00, a book on Iowa for $1.00, the paper punch for $.50, and the mysterious bag for $.75
All I saw in the bag was the lace, but here's what else was in it:
Next sale I went to was a church sale, it was pay whatever you thought was reasonable, I thought $3.00, but just being up there in line, I was persuaded to pay $5.00
I got these activity books, napkins, journal, pencils, and
a box of buttons, the Santa figuring, and the 2 pins.
Here's a close-up on the pins, I'm planning on putting one or both in the Halloween giveaway:
Next was another garage sale, the Puzzlemania/Mathmania activity books were $.50 each, Guess Who was $2.00. I find it funny how people love to try and sell activity books where all the activities are already done.
I got the bag of stamps for $.50, the cat stamp was $.75, and the stuffed animal was $.05. The stuffed bug, is a doodelbug from Sesame Street, you never see those anymore, so I had to buy it and for only a nickel.
Here are the stamps that were actually in the bag, what sold me was the two frogs, I bought the whole bag for those.
Lastly, I went to the library book sale today, I usually go on Sunday, because it's half price then, but I'm out of town tomorrow.
The Quick and Tasty book was in the special collections for $3.00, and I'm not exactly sure why, the book next to it was in the regular nonfiction section for $1.00, and it's much bigger than the other one.
I also bought these image books for $.50 each.
Check out Debbie's party here, go here to see last week's sale finds, and don't forget to sign up for my Halloween giveaway here, it ends on the 20th.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

I had a hard time figuring out what to post today, I'm finally writing this post (at 8:30pm Friday night). I decided to show you all my latest favorite pair of socks. They're knee-highs with skulls and cross bones on them, and I got them for $1.25 Here's a close-up of them (ooops, turned out a little blurry, sorry)
If you want to see more pinks, head on over to Beverly's, click on the button on my side bar.
Also, don't forget to sign up for my Halloween giveaway, here, it ends on the 20th

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

White Wednesday

OK, this is the first time I'm participating in this, so I hope I do it right. I've seen a lot of White Wednesday posts on blogs I read, and I wanted to join in.

Now, this isn't all white, but I hope it has enough white in it to work:
I don't usually decorate for Halloween, but this year, Nancy in one of my Yahoo! groups was kind enough to send me the triptych in the photo below, so I felt I had to decorate. Here's my tiny decorated radiator:
Starting at the left side, I have a cute little green striped gourd, and a ghost I bought in January for 80% off.
Next, I have a bowl, I bought at an art festival in September, and the triptych that Nancy sent me:
And last, but not least, I have some "S'more" Snowmen I bought at a garage sale this summer (which I forgot about), and a tiny little bear dressed up for Thanksgiving.

I hope you all enjoyed this, I have plenty of other white things to use for upcoming Wednesdays.
If you want to see more white items, hop on over to Kathleen's blog at Faded Charm.
OOPS, forgot to say, go here for my Halloween giveaway, it ends on the 20th.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Silver Sunday

OK, since I'm out of the loop, I found out early this evening that it's Silver Sunday, and wanted to share the items I have bought since the last Silver Sunday:

Here's a cute little silver plate I found last weekend.
And here's a silver bowl I found a few weekends ago. It's got way cooler when I got home and found out it's the tarnished version of a bowl I bought earlier in the summer. Exact same Paul Revere Design by Reed & Barton, or so the bottoms are stamped.
I also found this cute scallop shell compact this summer as well.
Hop on over to Beth's blog to see more Silver Sunday.
Don't forget to go here to enter my Halloween Giveaway!!!


Garage Sale Finds this weekend

This weekend, I went to 2 sales on Friday, and 5 sales on Saturday.
I don't have pictures of what I bought at the first sale, I know I bought some yarn and a tiny pumpkin "bag" to include in my Halloween giveaway.
The 2nd sale started at 11:30, and I had to be at work at 1pm. I misjudged how long it would take to get there, so had to slow myself down in walking as the ad said "no early birds", but when I got there it was barely 11:30, and there were tons of people. There were a lot of cool things there, unfortunately the pay line was a little wierdly set up. There was a garage and stuff in the driveway, the pay table was on one side of the garage and there was stuff laid out on the other 2 sides and in the middle, when people started lining up to pay, they were blocking stuff that others were trying to look at, and since there wasn't much room, the line split up and then there were two lines. It turned out ok, I got done and home with enough time to get ready for work, here's what I bought:
A large cloth doll, about 13 inches tall (I keep having this plan to alter cloth dolls into something cooler, I've bought 2 tiny ones earlier in the year, and haven't done anything with them either) for $1.00. A sheet of leaf stickers for $.10, there was a sheet of very small glittery Halloween stickers for $.50, but the sheet was smaller than the one I bought, I decided it wasn't worth it.
I also bought small Thanksgiving napkins for $.25, and some bigger Thanksgiving napkins for $.50. We usually use paper napkins for Thanksgiving, so I decided these were a good buy.
I spent $1.85 at that sale.
Saturday, I had 4 sales planned out, one was about a half hour walk from my house and then I planned to back track back to my house. There were about 10 sales in the paper, but as I walked back towards my house on a pretty busy street, I noticed all these sale signs everywhere. Maybe the 80 degree weather got people to decide to have sales.
At the first sale, I found this great older BINGO game for $.50
I also bought a bag of old game pieces (figured I could use them in art) for $.50, a stuffed frog (to add to my frog collection) for $.25, and a neat 3 footed bowl (?) with handles on each side, and you can't see it in the picture, but there is an etched flower in the front for $1.00.
I spent $2.25 at that sale.
There was another sale across the street, that I had gone to earlier in the year (partly the reason I went back, I have a tendency to do that, also in the ad they posted HOARDER's DELIGHT, and how can you pass that up?), but they didn't have anything exciting this time.

Next I went to a sale that boasted to be a huge sale, cleaning out grandma's house. When I got there, about an hour after it started, it wasn't that big, but I did find some neat items:
A little creamer and sugar dish, I have a pink version of the creamer, and I love the set to go with it, for $2.00, $1.00 for each piece. Also found a cute blue teacup and saucer for $1.00
Also, found some cute jewelry pieces, the box was $1.00, the stick pin was $.25, the gold and pearl bracelet was $.25, and the earrings were $.50. I have no idea what I'm going to do with these pieces, but they are incredibly cute.
I spent $5.00 at that sale.

The next sale wasn't on my list, but one of the sale signs I saw on my walk back. It boasted a bake sale, which picqued my curiosity.
I bought a plate of cheerio bars and peanut butter corn flake bars, they were both marked $2.00, but I got them for $3.00. I also bought some band candy, both $1.00. The person doing the sale was a neighbor, which totally makes me more interested in bake sales, she told me that the high school no longer let band kids sell they're band candy in school anymore. This is the same candy my friends sold when I was in high school (about 8 years ago), so I knew it was good candy.
I also bought this really cute stuffed pig for $.50, and the two bundles of yarn were $.25 each. The two little things at the bottom were free.
I ended up spending $6.00 there.

The last sale was also put on by a neighbor, I only found a few things there: a sheet of adhesive jewels for $.50, and a bag of beads for $.50, unfortunately, I think I jumped on the beads, because after I got home, I decided there wasn't much in there I wanted. Anyone want a bag of beads?
So, I spent $1.00 at that sale.
I ended up spending less than $20.00 this weekend, which sounds like a good weekend to me.
Go here to sign up for my Halloween Giveaway!!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Hello all, and Happy Pink Saturday, I also need your advice.
I hope this works for Pink Saturday, as it's not completely pink, but it does have pink in it.
My grandmother made (crocheted or knitted or something else with yarn) this blanket (I believe it was referred to as an afghan) for me when I was younger. It was supposed to be a graduation from high school present, but as she died before I graduated, it was given to me earlier. Here it is on our porch swing (which hasn't been on our porch for some time):
Here's a close-up of the stiches:
Through out the years (almost 10), I have used it quite a few times, it's really nice and cozy, and in that time it has acquired a few stains (and smells a little). Here it is on our porch railing:
And here's another close-up of the stitches:

And here is my question for you: Can I wash this in the washing machine? I know there's a gentle cycle, and I also know aside from standing in my shower and spraying water on it and lathering it up with soap, I don't have any other place to wash it. I was thinking I could probably put it on the gentle the cycle with some soap and it would work. The stitching seems pretty tight and as I said I've had it quite a few years, about 15 actually, so it's been through a lot and other than a few spots it's in roughly the same condition as it was when I got it.
Any suggestions would be great.
If you fancy looking at more pink items, hop on over to Beverly's blog, and check out the other blogs on here list.
Also, don't forget to go here for my Halloween giveaway!!!! It ends on October 20th.

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