Saturday, September 13, 2014


Some of you wanted to see my kitchen table set up, so here it is. I didn't bother cleaning up around the table or waiting until K.C. moved out of the pic! I only have one round tablecloth, a pale yellow, which doesn't match the kitchen, so I'll have to start a new hunt. All my rectangle ones aren't wide enough for this; I need to get some solid ones to put under the rectangle ones.

Mister says it's solid, without a veneer. And it has FOUR leaves!

I went to the thrift store the other day and found this wonderful Homer Laughlin Harlequin blue creamer. It will match my H.L. Riviera collection that I've started!

I also found this nice, long Christmas welcome banner.

And, finally, the Find Of The Year! A Christmas List box! Why is this so exceptional? Because it's "brand new", looks like it's never been used with no scratches and the band still around the dividers inside. And, mostly, because it was only ONE DOLLAR! These babies are now in the $15+ price range online. I love the pop-up Santa when you open the lid. Yay me!

Saturday, September 6, 2014


We've acquired yet another "new" kitchen table! This came from my aunt's estate; she passed in January. My sister and cousin have been cleaning the house and this was the only item left that no one else wanted. I was so surprised because it was my aunt's husband's dad's, then they inherited it. My earliest recollection is of it being in the same dining room in the same house in the early 60's up until the present. So I have no idea how old it really is. Mister can't tell if it's mahogany or not, and it's about 54 inches across.

Obviously, Mister hasn't had time to put it together yet - where do I put all my clutter until then? LOL!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Mister and I went to the thrift store today. He didn't find anything to his liking and I got a few little things, these two being my favorites:

A Bradford Christmas tree topper

and this cutie, cutie, cutie little Avon plaid Thermos (1978). It's about 5 inches tall and I can't wait to display it with my real thermoses!

Monday, August 18, 2014


I was cleaning out my closet today and found an envelope that had these documents inside. I thought it would be fun to share them with you!

Remember these old things? My mom would get them for us as soon as we were born. In the late 60's, when the Boston Bruins were winning the NHL Stanley Cup with Bobby Orr at the helm, I memorized my SS# by applying the corresponding Bruins player to each number on my card!

This is a record of my polio vaccines. I'm surprised that they were giving them as late as 1966.

Smallpox? Sure, why not! It looks like I got two in the same year; don't know what's up with that.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I picked up these light covers (for a ceramic Christmas tree) thrifting recently and, not knowing what to do with them, dumped them into one of my kitchen jars. I think they look pretty good in there!