Fish Heads and Rice

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Chicken Wire Window Frame

There’s a little local antique/junk shop that I discovered recently.  I’ve only been in there twice and both times I made a purchase.  I am drawn to the vintage items that were made to last.  The first time I visited there was an old window frame with chickenwire sitting by the entrance that I spied before I even walked in.  I browsed around for a bit but kept going back to look at the frame.  I knew exactly where I would use it and before I knew it I had made the purchase!

My refrigerator and basement door that opens into my kitchen are full of these treasures.  It’s so hard for me to purge when it comes to the kid’s art.  I enjoy it even more when I can change it around in this frame.  I need more clothespins.

September 20, 2011 Posted by | Vintage Finds | , | Leave a comment

Tow the Mower

I got a nice surprise yesterday when my grandson came over to mow my front yard.  He was sent by his uncle and the rig they had set up for him to bring the mower the several blocks to my house was quite comical.  As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

In case you can’t tell, the yellow bicycle has a trailer attached that would normally hold two children.  They folded it down and used bungee cords to keep the mower in place.  If I’m not mistaken there may have been some duct tape involved.  It’s amazing what you can do with bungee cords and duct tape!  I’m a lucky grandma.

September 20, 2011 Posted by | Unexpected Gifts | , , | Leave a comment

Little Writing Desk

I can kill alot of time in front of my computer.  I stumble, pin, twitter, window shop on Craigslist, and stalk my friends and family on Facebook.

I have recently fell into the condition known as empty nest.  This is in reality my third time experiencing this phenomenom as I have Boomerang Children.  They keep coming back!  This time I’m honestly hoping it will stick.  But now I find I have three bedrooms and two bathrooms that are virtually empty, like my nest.

I soon realized if I was to furnish my nest I was going to have to do it as cheap inexpensively as possible.  We’re not rich ya know.

I started looking on Craigslist and found a few pieces but sometimes when you’re looking for one thing, another jumps out at you and says “buy me!”  The voice came from this lovely little writing desk.

I love the color, I love the size, and I love that it was $30 and the guy I bought it from said it was his as a child which makes it muy vintage and it’s in fabulous condition.  The top pulls reveal a writing surface and the second pulls have little cubbies for pencils and office supplies.  The bottom two drawers are nice and deep.

Can you see how I just couldn’t resist???

September 17, 2011 Posted by | Furniture | , , , , | Leave a comment

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