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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,

Thursday, May 7, 2015

From The Flea...

Happy Thursday!

It's been a while since I've done a flea market find post.  So I have lots to share!  Lucky you!

On Saturday, I decided it was time to get rid of my giant farmhouse table.  It seats 7 people WITHOUT the two leaves and we really just didn't need that size of table anymore.  So I told Brian that as soon as I found the perfect table, the big one would have to go.  Little did I know that the very next morning at the flea market, this enamel table would present itself.  PERFECTION!  I am using my Target folding chairs temporarily until the right chairs come along. 


Look at the details!

I found a second set of Gurley cowboy/cowgirl candles.  The box has seen better days but I still think it displays good.

I can't seem to stop buying Texas Ware bowls.  They can be so expensive so when I find them for $5, it would be ridiculous for me not to buy it.  And I am not about being ridiculous.  The vintage glass is one I surprisingly didn't already have in my massive collection.  It is almost identical to some of the Swanky Swigs I have. And I always pick up the Hazel Atlas cowboy shot glasses when I find them.  They just fit in so well at my house.  Booze, cowboys....you get the idea.

I missed out on all these deer at an estate sale the other day and I was pretty bummed about it.  But I was super happy to find the guy who did get them selling them at the flea market.  Meant to be!

The first Jadeite dinner plate I have ever found and this sweet little condiment set were picked up from one of my favorite sellers.

Some new to me candles, a cute plaid box of party sticks, and some vintage straws were found from the guy that normally sells new Fiesta dishes.  It was really random that he had old stuff on his table.  You jsut never know!

And I surprisingly found some Pyrex.  I am so happy that my days of being a new collector are over and that I have most of the pieces in the patterns I collect.  Everybody here is absolutely PYREX CRAZY!!  I was lucky to get these pieces.  There is a lady who buys every single piece that is for sale at the flea market, even the dishwashered ones and patterns that nobody ever buys.  There is also an old guy who scoops up whatever he can find too.  They are both dealers but I have no idea if they sell locally or online.  I try and stay out of their way because they are both super ruthless and rude.  The only reason I got these bowls is because I just so happened to be looking at something else on the table while these were getting unpacked. 

There is a guy who sells all of his late grandmother's things at the flea market.  He is the nicest guy and is always willing to let me haggle.  He told me these were his games that he used to play when he visited her as a little boy.  I just can't imagine getting rid of something that held such wonderful memories.  Can you?

I love old cookbooks but need to keep better track of which ones I already have.  These ended up being duplicates and will be sold eventually.


I love decals and old seals!  I have so many things I can use these on.

This package of vintage birthday napkins brings my total to three.  An official collection!

Time to head out the door and pick up Miss Maddie from school.  Today is her last day for the week and tomorrow we are taking a little road trip to visit a very sweet addition to our family.  Can't wait!

Until next time....