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Monday, September 29, 2014

Tea, Toast, and Treasures

I found lots of wonderful treasures at the auctions Saturday....some for my booth....and some for me!    I know it's a long time til Valentines Day,  but I just have to go thru the box of vintage cards that I got the bid on before I pack them away til February.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hallway Gallery

I finally got the fall mantle done last week.....yea!......but,  I stole three mirrors from the hallway to put above the!   That left a whole lotta blank wall in the!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Go to the Auction

It's no secret to anyone that follows my blog that I love to go to auctions!    Saturday there are two big auctions,  and I wish that I could be in two places at one!
Normally the auctioneer will let you come out the day before the auction to do a preview, and that's what H and I did today.   I took some pictures to show you what the auction looks like  but before I show you those,  I want to show you this humongeous junk wreath.    The wreath is probably 20 feet across,  yes I said feet!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cutting the Last Roses

I cut the last of the roses this morning.....sad face.....there may be a few straglers later,  but probably not enough to make another bouquet.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Making an Owl's Nest

I have been using owls in my fall decorating and they need some NESTS!   Since my owls are fairly big  (about 7-8" tall)  they need some big nests.    I searched the stores and the ones I found were either too small or too pricey.

Saturday at the Auction

Saturday we went to the auction of an old school mates mother.    Her home and its contents were being auctioned off because she had moved to a retirement community.
   She must have dabbled in ceramics because there were boxes of molds and quite a few pretty ceramic pieces.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Tablescape

I got the bid on this gorgeous silver tea set at the auction a few weeks ago.    Some of the auction goers (is that a word???) said it was the deal of the day,  and I happily agreed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunflowers Attack Potting Shed

We planted a wildflower garden on the west side of the Potting Shed this spring.   The bag of seed indicated that none of the flowers would be over 5' tall.......hummmmm.... these sunflowers are about twice that size.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Junkin on Saturday

We went to the auction over the week end....surprise....I didn't buy ANYTHING,   nada,   zero!     I did find a few things at some yard and estate sales though.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Fireplace Mantle

It is a cool rainy day here in eastern New Mexico,   perfect for doing a little fall decorating.    I have needed to change the decor on the mantle for quite a while....the spring decor was still!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gone Junkin

We had a cold front pass thru eastern New Mexico over the week end.   Cloudy skies....cooler temps....feels like fall!

 On Friday we drove over to Portales, NM  (about 20 miles from here)   There is a group of the sweetest ladies that have a sale once a year in one of the buildings at the fair grounds.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

How to Make a Fall Wreath with Natural Materials

I made a fall wreath with all natural materials gathered from our yard,  the only addition was some stalks of grain from a nearby field.   You could easily substitute some natural grasses from your yard for the grain....let your imagination run wild!