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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fun Finds From Here & There

Good Morning!

I'm still playing catch up and to be honest, I don't think I will ever fully be caught up.  This has to do with two things....one, I just am not blogging as much as I need to be and two, I am still finding lots of things to show you!  I have pictures on my camera I haven't downloaded, stuff in my car, and little piles here and there of things waiting to be photographed.  Thank goodness the junk finding never seems to end! 


When we were in Spokane, we took a little break from Farm Chicks in the hopes that the crowds would thin out later in the afternoon.  Spokane has some really great junk shops!  I found this really sweet old travel bag.  Aren't the graphics great?


Some cute red, white, and blue ephemera for my 4th of July decorations.


This aqua rimmed enamel bowl is huge.  It was sitting in a stack with white and red ones and when I beelined for it, Brian said he knew exactly which one I was going for.  As soon as Miss Norah is sitting on her own, I am going to stick her nakey butt in it for a photo shoot.


I am in love with these cowboy themed coloring books.  They've never been used!  And the Texas Jigger brings my collection to 3.  They are all different too.


I sent Magpie Ethel on a fun field trip to pick these up for me from an antique mall in her neighborhood after seeing them on Instagram.  Thanks, Laurie!!


As soon as I saw these Agee Pyrex strawberry bowls, I knew they had to be mine!


When I found these NOS Humpty Dumpty drawer pulls, I had big plans to use them on one of my cabinets.  Now I can't bring myself to remove them from the packaging!  The NOS Santa cups were found at the same place.  I love when things are still in their original packaging!


More from the same seller.  This lady had tons of stuff still in the packaging.  I'm hoping she will be at the next market.


And a couple new squeaks to add to my collection.  I love finding these and can't wait for Norah to be able to play with them!

This seems like a good place to stop.  And my coffee cup is empty.  Priorities :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

~Erica

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I Almost Forgot!

Happy Sunday!

As I was going through and making some minor changes to our little neglected blog, I realized that I still haven't shown you guys the last of my Farm Chicks finds!  I am so behind on blogging.  I even contemplated taking a break from it but I just can't bring myself to do it.  Hanna and I have made so many awesome friends in Blog Land and it's been so much fun sharing all of our finds with you and reading your awesome feedback and comments.  So I plan on sticking around.  And Sister will be back too once she gets back into the groove.  Right now she is a little bit preoccupied with the most beautiful baby girl I've seen since Maddie.  Bear with me while I play a really long game of catch up.  And thank you so much for all hanging in there.  You guys are the best!!


I dug this incredible cowboy printed blanket out of the massive linen pile.


Feedsacks that I have no idea what I am going to do with but there was not a chance I was leaving them behind.  I worked hard digging these out!


Since Brian was along with me on this trip, we tended to bring home larger, more mantique style pieces.  Like this old light up top to an ice machine. 


There were tons of these giant letters at the Farm Chicks show but they were super spendy.  We actually found this one at an antique store in Spokane for a third of what they were going for at the show!  I've wanted an R for our living room forever.  This one is HUGE!


Not one to pass up an old cooler, especially in red!  This came in handy when we stopped at a giant farm stand on the way home.


More fun junk for decorating the patio and porch.


This old metal sign used to say Barn but only had half the N left so Brian customized it to make it more fitting for our house.

Farm Chicks was the perfect way to spend my birthday weekend.  Brian was a real trooper but I think that next year it will go back to being a girls trip!

Until next time...

~Erica





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More From Farm Chicks...

Good morning! 

So I promised you all that I would share more of my Farm Chicks finds soon.  And I always keep my promises.  Or at least I try to.  Most of the time. 

Anyway...here you go.  Enjoy!

 
A couple of finds from the second day of the show.  My first box of old sparklers!  These are so dang hard to find.  The box of chalk was one I didn't already have and fits in perfect with my 4th decorations.
 
 
 
Colorful smalls are some of my favorite things to find.
 
 
I have a feeling I am going to have to find a bigger display for my vintage tape tins.
 
 
These quirky little fish bait containers are so funny and the perfect color.
 
 
In order to avoid my house being overrun by vintage suitcases, I only collect the striped ones.  I was super happy to find this child sized one.
 
 
It's a good thing I have vaulted ceilings!
 
 
The massive linen pile is legendary at Farm Chicks and I could spend HOURS digging. 
 
 
I thought these NOS signs would be cute framed in the guest bedroom.
 
 
 
 
Along with thermoses, vintage quilts are in abundance at this show.  I bought two of these from the linen pile.  Can you believe I didn't already have a single pink quilt?  Now I have 2!
 
Busy day today.  Lazy days of summer?  Not around here!
 
Have an awesome day~
 
Erica
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Farm Chick Madness Part 1

Nobody panic!!  Yes, I am back and yes I am writing an actual blog post showing you things I found 2 weeks ago at Farm Chicks.  I am the WORST blogger in America!  Ever since I moved my blogging laptop upstairs, I find that I am blogging less and less.  It's not that I don't spend a lot of time upstairs, it's just that when I am up there, I am doing different things.  So I think I will keep it down in my bedroom for a while and see if that helps.  Also, there is that cursed Instagram.  I will definitely hold that addicting social media/photo sharing app somewhat responsible for my slacking. 

Okay, enough excuses!  Farm Chicks is such an amazing show.  Not only can you find amazing treasures there, but the displays and eye candy are worth the price of admission alone.  Check out Magpie Ethel's blog post about it here.  It will make you want to plan a trip to next years show for sure!

Lots of things bought over this weekend so I am going to break this adventure down in 3 posts.  Enjoy!


I swear that I can't go to the local convenience store without finding something for Miss Norah.  So why should the Farm Chicks show be any different?  I can't wait until she can wear this sweet little apron with the windmills on it.  I'm gonna be the fun aunt that bakes with her.  I have awesome memories of doing that with my favorite aunt.


I got an apron for myself too.  We are going to break the internet with our cuteness :-)


I barely escaped this booth alive.  There was a vintage crepe paper wedding party magpie on the loose!  But check out what she bought here.  I really can't blame her.


This giant roll of vintage wallpaper will go a long way with projects.  I am going to line a bookshelf with it first.


I bought these pink elephants from a sweet girl who was also selling her grandpa's homemade honey.  We bought a jar of it and it is amazing.  You just never know what you will find at Farm Chicks!


Brian was pretty proud of this find and of his ability to haggle the seller down in his price.  We have two of these with different graphics and the possibilities with them are endless!
 


I bought this same pitcher and matching glasses at an antique mall in Seaside a few years ago.  But over the years, it acquired a small crack.  Super happy to replace it since it is one of my favorites!


This sweet baby deer was my first find of the show.  I just need to find him a mama now.


I have a huge collection of old picnic jugs that I display on my patio during the summer.  I love finding ones I don't have.


Try as I might, I was totally unable to resist this awesome Tonka jeep and luggage cart.


I managed to almost complete my Glasbake basketweave mug set in one fell swoop.  I also found two Swanky Swigs that I didn't have.


Tons of way overpriced Pyrex at the show so this piece is the only one I bought.  The sweet lady who sold it to me either hasn't caught on to the craze yet or simply didn't care to overinflate the prices on her items.  I paid $7 for this.  And it is in awesome condition.


Just about every single booth had at least one thermos for sale.  Which was very fitting since the theme of the show was Summer Camp. 

This looks like a good place to stop.  I promise I won't make you guys wait too long for the next installment. 

Have an awesome weekend!

~Erica

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunday Morning At The Flea!

Happy Monday Blog Friends!

So I see that those of you who have not yet joined the ranks of Instagram finally got to meet Miss Norah here on the blog last week.  Isn't she just precious?  Okay, lets be honest here.  She is precious now but with the unavoidable influence that her mother, myself, and cousin are going to have on her, it's only a matter of time before we have turned her into a wild little hellion!  But don't fret!  This will only make me love her more.

School is just about out for the Summer.  On Friday we moved Alex home from his first year of college.  I can't believe how fast that year went!  But it's so nice to have my family of 4 together again.  It was really hard to get used to and truthfully I don't think I ever did. And guess what this weekend is?  FARM CHICKS!! I cannot wait.  I had to miss out last year because it fell on the day of Alex's graduation so there is no way I am missing out another year.  Plus, my birthday is this weekend and I really can't think of a better way to spend it.  Sadly, Hanna and my bestie Rachel have to miss out this year so I'm dragging Brian along with me.  He is such a trooper.

Yesterday I was up at the crack of dawn (as usual) and decided to go to the flea market.  I wasn't really planning on it but the rest of my family didn't get home from fishing until late the night before so I knew they wouldn't be getting up any time soon. I was right!  They were all still in bed when I got home.


I have been wanting this syrup bucket for a long time.  I love finding things that have my last name on them.  I've only ever seen one of these in a local antique mall and they want 8 times what I paid for this one at the flea.  I couldn't pass up the colors on the sealant can and the little green table is just what I needed for my patio.  No painting required!


How cute are these sweet little puppies?  I picked them up along with the advertising measuring glass from two of my favorite sellers.


Added more faucet handles and an old hose nozzle to my collection.


I have these flower frogs scattered throughout my various displays.  Even if they aren't holding an old picture or other piece of ephemera, they still look great by themselves.  I got the globe bank to sell on IG.  Gotta make more junkin' money!


I seriously have no business buying any more Texas Ware.  But there are way worse things that I could be addicted to!


I rarely see Crown Pyrex in person.  I was lucky to find 3 pieces of the Tempo pattern.


Yay!! My first vintage sand pail!  And for a whole dollar!  The seller threw in the old Dixie cups for free.  They fit in perfect on my party shelf.


I was only going to buy 2 of these Prolon cafeteria trays but the seller made me an offer I couldn't refuse and so I ended up with 13.

Busy week ahead getting ready for our fun road trip on Friday.  Follow along on IG so you don't miss out on the adventure!

Have a great week~

Erica




Monday, May 18, 2015

Meet Ellanorah!

Hello blog friends!  I cannot believe a month has flown by and Miss Norah is already one month old today!  I know many of you have seen Norah on mine and Erica's Instagram feeds, but I felt it was tine to formally introduce you to our newest little thrifter!

This little critter (Erica's nickname for her) arrived on her due date!  Ellanorah Martin Morris came on April 20th, at 4:38 pm, after 62 hours of labor, weighing in at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 19.25 inches.  I had my awesome Sister there supporting me, along with my Hubby and Mom.  Erica definitely helped keep the mood light for the 6 hours of labor at the hospital.

Miss Norah is a great eater and is already up to 9 1/2 pounds!  She loves baths, is very vocal, and has been sleeping a total of 9-10 hours a night!
Norah had a great visit with Erica and Maddie last weekend and I somehow was able to keep Erica from stealing her, although there were many comments about how she would be going home with her Aunt.
This will be our first week with no planned visitors so Norah and I plan on lots of cuddling time and enjoying this Mom's 3 weeks of maternity leave that she has left.  We can't wait to share her thrifting adventures with you!

Always  a Pleasure,
Hanna