Now since Homecoming is OVER, I need a really BIG favor...
Can you please help me unpack?
That's right, I've never unpacked from my Texas trip last weekend...
Please excuse the mess...My library is currently a mixture of stuff that was just thrown on the floor from the second I walked in from the garage.
I'd love it if you sat with me and helped me unpack so I can enjoy my finds with you all over again...what do you say?
I received a cute little burlap bag filled with goodies from Beth...
These two girls are so awesome and so very generous...I loved every second that I spent with them.
Next up are the goodies that I found shopping around Warrenton/Round Top.
This was my favorite find below.
It's an old Clark's spool of thread display cabinet.
It too was just placed on the floor until I find the perfect place for it. I have found many of them here and there and all of them were either priced too high or not for sale. This one however was perfect for ME at a good price and a well loved exterior that I admire so much. It had my name all over it :)))
um..well..maybe this was my favorite find below...
You can find her beautiful handmade bags made of fabric remnants mixed with the unique goodies of Mindy at the Primitique...
As a bonus to my beautiful new bag, I added my nametag that Julia made me a couple of months ago. I think it's just perfect!
Lisa found this wonderful vintage photo album for me and I just fell in love with it. She has such a good eye.
I'm sad the cover is busted up but the photos inside made up for it!
I may just tear the album apart and use pieces of it here and there.
Don't panic about me tearing it apart. Most of the pages are already separated from the spine. Plus...I want to add these cabinet cards to my extended family.
Isn't this one such a cutie? She looks like an angel with feathered wings...
Beth shared her porcelain numbers that she found and I love my funeral cabinet card. I collect these as I love everything "funeral" and death (but not in a creepy kind of way). This little cutie was a precious find too...
And while shopping with Suzanne and her daughter Elizabeth in Fayetteville, I picked up some 50 cent items like this little rusty scale and old jigsaw puzzle. The story book was a little more than 50 cents but I fell in love with the cover so who's counting pennies anyway, right? ;)
These were all my cool finds above but I think the most awesome "deal" of the trip for me was these old door back-plates...
I've been paying about $5-$8 a piece for them in the past. I'd have to pick my very favorites and only buy a couple at a time. But while in Warrenton, I found a ziploc bag containing 32 of them. The dealer sold me the whole bag for $30!!!! Thirty dollars! That's less than a $1 a piece! :)))) What a nice man!
I also bought those old hinges in the upper right hand corner too. I have a "thing" for rusty old chippy hardware.
Not sure why...I just do.
The wooden box above is an old cassette holder. My sister in law was out junking and she picked it up for me (she's such a sweetie). Do you have any ideas what I could do with it? I thought I had seen a great idea once on someone's blog but I've drank too many diet cokes since then and I surely don't remember ;(
So this my dear is what I'm doing on this day, DAY 3 of my birthday month. As I type this, my clothes are washing, the Saints just beat the Panthers and all is good in the LeJeune household.
oh...let me add that I'm stitching away on a swap that I'm participating in and I am LATE in turning it in :(((
I've never been late on any swap but it's a good thing that Sandy loves me.
So if you are in her Vintage Glove Fat Book Swap, don't blame her for being late. Blame me, my birthday, and my travels...it's all MY fault. I'll get my pages to her before the weekend so she can put them all together and get them out to you asap!!!
I thank you for helping me unpack my goodies from Warrenton/Round Top and...
I THANK YOU for all of my wonderful Birthday comments both here and on Facebook. You guys are the best!!!! :)))
We still have many gifts to open in the near future. Here is just a few that I haven't opened yet!!!!
This one is really making me curious!...
Although I didn't open it ON my birthday because I was so busy with Homecoming...it sure is striking my curiosity! I can't wait to dig in to it, but I promise not to do it without YOU!
Besides, we have all month!!!!
See ya tomorrow!!!!