Monday, October 24, 2016

Ramsign Giveaway!!

I am so happy to once again offer a Ramsign giveaway on my blog!
These amazing porcelain enamel signs are gorgeous and I'm so happy to offer one of you a free sign with a value of up to $99
You could choose your house numbers or as many are doing the year they married!  These high quality signs will last for years.
Several styles, colors and fonts to choose from!
I've wanted one of these signs forever and always enter the far no luck, but one of you will be LUCKY!

To enter leave a comment letting me know you would like the sign.  You must have a way for me to contact you should you win or your entry will not count.
I love these red and white signs!

The giveaway starts today Oct 23rd and the winner will be announced on Friday Oct 27th.  Enter as often as you like but all entries must be on this blog post!
(and you must indicate you want to win)

Thank you Tezz and Ramsign for letting me host this wonderful giveaway!

Rules once again:
Enter a comment on this post that you would like to win the Ramsign value up to $99

I must have a way to contact you or your entry will not count

Good Luck To All!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thrifty Friday Finds

I promised to show you what I bought at this diggers antique store called 
I saw lots of things I liked but the prices seemed high.  I found two things and one wasn't marked.  When I asked she made me a good price so I realized she would bargain with you.  It was time to move on to our next stop, so these are the only two items I purchased.
Pottery of course! 
The white planter was $1 (NapcoWare) and the sweet little turquoise was $3
I have a good size collection of white pottery now and plan to showcase it in my home somewhere soon. 
I researched the little turquoise piece and found this out.  Made by Vitreous China, San Antonio, Texas.  I found these listed as Alamo Pottery and made in the late 40's - 50's.  This piece is a small tulip bowl.  The color is really pretty and a great addition to my pottery collection.
If I ever get up that way I will visit that store again and try to bargain more! 

We then went to Seneca, SC and found 'thrift shop row'....REALLY!  About 5 or 6 thrift shops on this one street.  And yes I stopped at almost all of them, but really didn't buy much!
This was a fun book,  I only collect S&P Orphans but it's a good reference guide and at $2 I decided to buy it.
I never pass up a good glass container especially if it's .25
My Mom has an ice cream scoop like this one and I love it so this .50 version came home with me. 
My best find at the thrifts was this Japanese made flower frog.
I have quite the collection of pottery flower frogs now and plan to do a series on them soon.  Only $2 so a bargain!

What have you found lately?

Come back on Monday for a giveaway!

Wishing you JOY,


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Where's Linda????

Here I am!
I've been flying coast to coast
Road trip to the mountains
Looking at houses with a friend
Visiting with family
Babysitting the Grands
Teaching Sunday School to the children at my church
Bible Study with some wonderful friends
Cleaning house

What I haven't been doing is...
I've missed blogging but for some reason I've just had a hard time putting posts together.   But I'm still here and I hope you haven't all forgotten me!

Today is my Mom's 86th Birthday
Here she is with her sister when they visited us a few weeks ago! 
Tiger being a 'cat' with Mr Sam
Playing Soccer at the YMCA
Scout doing her Scout thing!
She is saying new words all the time!
I'm hoping to slow down a little bit and enjoy Fall.  I hope you are all doing well!
Come back soon for a great giveaway on my blog!!

Wishing you JOY,

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thrifty Friday Finds

One afternoon I stopped at a thrift shop just to know how that goes.  I wasn't really finding much until one aisle had all these goodies. 
This pretty cobalt blue depression glass bowl was .79
This made in Japan planter features another donkey and since Donna told me never leave one behind, I now have two.  One more and it's a collection! 
Again only .79
(do you see a pattern here?)

This next find made me so happy!
So excited to find these fan shaped bookend planters in mint green!  I bought a set in pink not long ago at a vintage shop, and paid way more then the .79 each these were marked!  Good find!!

Things have been busy around here but I was able to spend some time with the Grands.  Tiger is enjoying Kindergarten and playing Soccer at the YMCA.  Scout is growing like a weed, saying more words daily and is one of the happiest little one's I've ever seen! 
They are so much alike but also so very different!  I love them both so much!

I'm excited to say I've just planned a trip to Calif to see my daughter.  I miss her and since she won't be able to come East until Christmas, well this Mama is going West!  We were able to book my flights using a combo of her airline miles rewards and mine!  

Next week I'll share the treasures I found at that really junky antique shop and the great thrift stores I found on the road trip. 

Wishing you JOY,


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Thrifty Friday On Saturday!

I didn't thrift shop much last week but I did find some thrifty frames!
Michael's had frames for 70% off so I went and found a frame for the watercolor of Charlie!
I love the color of the frame, it is perfect for this watercolor.  I was thinking white or black but this frame is just right! $6

While shopping I decided to finally buy a frame for a large photo of a Paris flower market I took 3 years ago on my trip to Paris.  
Sorry for the glare from the glass but I'm so excited to have this framed.  I'll hang it in my bedroom.  frame $10

On a junkin road trip yesterday I stopped at this filled to the brim antique/junk store! 
Diggers come on in!  I had a great time and found a couple of treasures which I will share soon! 

I haven't seen the Grands in a week so I'm off to spend some time with them today! 

Wishing you JOY,