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Monday, September 17, 2012

Animal House

Sister Hanna here!  It has been way too long, I apologize.  I've been lucky enough to be with Erica two weeks in a row.  It was great, but also really tiring.  It's a 3 1/2 hour drive to see Sister and after teaching all week, it's even harder.  I hate to say it, but I am thankful that I will get a weekend at home this week so I can finally put away all my treasures.  Plus, I get to see Sister in Vegas in less than a month, so I have something to look forward to!

There has been a definite theme to what I've been purchasing lately and that is animals.  I am an outdoor girl and studied fisheries and wildlife science in college, which I use as my excuse for this animal menagerie I've acquired.  I also try to stick to birds, deer, and squirrels, with a random donkey here and there.  Yes, sometimes I stray, but how can a girl resist.

First off, at the antique festival in Coburg 2 weekends ago I was on a mission to find some bookends.  These beauties are solid wood and now are propping up my favorite bird and flower books on one of my end tables.  I don't know anything about them, but am exicted to do a little research.

I also picked up some salt and pepper shakers to keep me company in the window sill in the kitchen.  I was most excited about my Shawnee owls that Sister got me.  I've been dragging me feet on purchasing these little guys for a while and now they wink at me while I'm cooking; it's too cute.

At Pick-a-Dilly this Sunday I picked up a few little deer that I knew needed to move in with me.  The tiny guy is new, but I already had his mom.
And, how could I resist this dopey guy?

Last, but not least my Sister in Law got me these adorable measuring cups for my birthday.  I love that they stack into a tree, it's so clever!  Although they aren't vintage, I'm totally in love with them and they look just like me.  She is really good at finding me prizes that fit my taste!

Well, I must be off to the life of a school teacher (lots of grading and maybe a glass of wine.)  I think I will link up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot too!

Until Next Time! 
Sister Hanna


  1. I love those squirrel shakers! And those are sweet measuring cups... Are they ceramic?

  2. I love your finds. I thought about the two of you the other day. I had hit a dry spell on Pyrex and good vintage items. But a friend from out of town came to church Sunday and she had brought me gift of 3 Pyrex bowls. Then I was driving by a roadside flea market of tables and stopped and found a set of Hazel Atlas Coffee Cups for just $3.00 total. Check them out at my blog http://mamawsplace4.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-have-got-to-get-camera.html.

  3. I adore the bookends!!! Anything woodsy like that, my husband loves! I'd love to know where your sister-in law got those measuring cups from! So adorable! :)

    1. She got them in a little shop in Lahaina last time she visited Hawaii. She was so sweet to haul them all the way home for me :)

  4. OMG. Sometimes you drive me nuts! Always love your scores!

    Winking owl s&p's have been on my list. And those measuring cups are quite clever indeed. I almost owned a pair of squirrel s&p's exactly like those, but had to pass since they had a chip! Boy was I bummed.

  5. Great animal finds! I love the bookends! Didn't you guys just go to Vegas? lol I'm jealous!!!
    Erica :)