Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Camper Party!!

This week started out rough. Lil Kay was in trouble at school, he was in trouble at home. There was much yelling and plenty of tears. We were all tense and on edge. I felt like the world's worst mom. I knew we needed to turn this around. And fast.

It hit me part way through yesterday afternoon - Camper Party!! So, after work, I went to WalMart, got some supplies and picked up some Subway sandwiches. When I got home, I gathered the rest of my supplies and we headed out to the camper!

After eating our sandwiches, we covered the table with a vinyl tablecloth and broke out the crafting supplies. It's September. I figured it's a good time to start Halloween crafting. Besides, kids love glue! And ModPodge is the king of glue! (Okay, I love glue, too!)

Love the way our tissue paper covered jar pumpkins turned out! We also made some mummy jars by wrapping guaze around the jars and putting on wiggly eyes. (I didn't get pictures. Mostly, because I had to help a lot more with that project.)

Did a little reading on the bed/couch. In fact, after we put Boo to bed, Lil Kay and I snuck back out to the camper to do some homework and more reading. It's so peaceful in the camper!

And, we ended the evening with cupcakes leftover from Boo's birthday party on Sunday. And, that reminds me. I forgot to clean Lil Kay's stained face this morning. He went to school with a blue mustache and beard. Swell.

This was such a good evening. I spent time with the kids without any distractions and we had a great time. I'm very excited about this camper. I'm hoping it will become like an extra room in our house. A sanctuary of sorts. But, it needs more pillows....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Auction Highlights

Small auction on Saturday. There weren't a lot of really fantastic items, but enough to keep us interested. I spotted this orange carafe early on. The marking on the bottom is almost impossible to make out, but after some research, I found that it is a Metlox Pottery piece. I just loved the color and shape.

I can't pass up a deck of old playing cards if the graphics on them are good. Saturday, we scored an entire box full! These are all just fantastic. My favorites are the Mixies and Tree Spotter decks, but all of them have great graphics. The Go Fish deck is fish shaped with solid colored faces.

This pottery item came along with the Metlox piece, but I have no idea what it is or who made it. I love the black on orange design, and I'm always drawn to items with a fish motif.

These are the only markings on the piece. If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them!

We are currently working ourselves into a frenzy getting ready for the Red Barn Outdoor Market on Saturday. If you are in the south central Kansas area, you should really try to attend. I know there is a lot going on this weekend, but this event is so unique and fun!

Check out more cool stuff at the Thriftosaurus Link Up!!

More vintage goodness at Vintage Thingie Thursday!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Auction Sampler

Great auction today! It was held in my hometown, so there were lots of familiar faces, not to mention bargains! I'm pretty excited about this huge ornate frame. I just know that this is going to be snatched up as a decorative statement piece!

I knew this was a German religious piece when I bought it, but my German is rusty at best. I broke out my German/English dictionary this evening and broke the code. It says, "Ohne Kreuz keine Krone" "Without the cross, no crown." I loved it when I bought it, and I'm becoming more fond of it all the time! I'm thinking I'll put a hefty price tag on it, and if it doesn't sell, I'll get to keep it!

More religious pictures. I love the art deco details on the Last Supper picture, and the glitteriness (I may have made up that word) of the "Jesus Never Fails" picture. (We came home with a boatload of pictures and frames, because Roger "cleaned up" the leftovers for next to nothing. These are the ones I actual had to win!)

I love vintage Halloween stuff, but I rarely get the chance to buy it. Today, I decided that I wasn't going to let a box full of it slip through my fingers. I bought a box of vintage masks and these two tin noisemakers.

This vintage wallpaper sample book caught my eye early on. It looks as though it has been used for craft projects, but there are still plenty of lovely vintage samples to drool over!

These bridal magazines are all from 1952 and 1953. I've been browsing through them this evening. The dresses are just gorgeous, and the ads are quite educational. But, I have to admit that I am especially enjoying the articles. They are sooooo 1950s!

Loved the vintage nursery decor at this auction. This set of 1960s wooden rock a bye baby images is adorable and in incredible shape.

This Hickory Dickory Dock growth chart has a few condition issues, but how cute is it, anyway?

There is a note written on the back of this framed print saying that it is a Swan Soap advertising picture from the 1940s.

And, if you have a nursery, you're going to need a diaper pail! I love that the label on this is still at least partially intact!

Roger is still questioning my purchase of this pink Coleman cooler. Yes, it's dented. But it's PINK! Someone will want this for a their retro camper or even as a cute planter on their deck. And if they don't, it has a home with me. The inside is pristine. I wouldn't be afraid to use it for storage.

This is just a sample of everything we brought home. I'm no longer worried about having enough stuff for our upcoming barn sales. The first one is in two weeks on September 15. Check it out here - The Red Barn Outdoor Market. And, if you miss us there, we'll be at Kansas Barn Sale on October 6.