Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bits and Pieces from the Week

Today when I was leaving a comment on Pixie's blog, the verification word that came after I pressed send was this...

Now, I know what I want to be when I grow up! I want to create word verifications!

Neighbor Mary called last week to tell me her family had a new edition. After wrestling babies from mama goats a few years ago, we were glad to know that the mama's could deliver all by themselves!

Did you see my Etsy sidebar on the right? While I was getting things organized to list on Etsy, I came across this vintage goody just in time for Mother's Day. Mother Mottos are so pretty! I'm not sure I would give this to my mother with that photograph in it, but I would have to leave it behind a picture of me and my mom! You can tell a boy picked this photo...For future references guys, choose a FLATTERING photo of your mom. Not one that shows off her fat rolls and wrinkled skirt (or are they skorts?)!

This morning, the sun hadn't risen yet. I could see the silhouettes of my leafless trees. By the time I grabbed my camera, the sun had come up more and the contrast wasn't as stark, but it was still pretty. The blob in the center of the photo is a squirrel nest. I can see it from my living room window but haven't caught a squirrel coming or going yet. Spring is coming, so babies will be coming, too.

What a great way to end a week! I have been submitting suggestions to Rachel's weekly contest to win a necklace pendant made by her. She gives you a picture that will be on one side and you provide the quote that will go on the other side. No surprise mine are usually smart-ass! I won! I won! I think I'll just sit by my mailbox and wait for it to arrive! I'm so lucky! Visit Rachel at Two Dog Pond to order your own!

Paper Play

I promise this is the last post about the auction. These are the paper goods I got in a box. The plates are a little dirty. I definitely would not eat off of them. But they are too cute to chunk! What would you do with them?

This Santa is just sweet!

Valentine's Day is represented, too!

And let's not forget Halloween! Don't you love the square ones?

Moving on to party time...

Party hats with visors? Keeps the glare of candles out of your eyes!

I wish I was Speedy Gonzales! I'm a plodder. If I try to be Speedy, I usually make a mess or break something!
Should I toss these in the trash? Send them to somebody who can use them? Make cake? Hmmmmm!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Stuff, Too!

So, I emptied out my memory card and spent the morning in the basement getting some more auction goody photos!

I don't know what it is about a tin of water color paints that makes me smile!

Chunky restaurant dishes remind me of my high school days waiting tables at Town and Country!
Ironstone creamers are my favorite!
But I like this glass one, too!

This berry bowl with a log cabin scene might have to go on my wall!

This chip and dip dish was in one of the boxes with the Santa Claus. It was a convenient bowl to grab when we found the stash of eggs beside the heating unit. Cora told on Shakira when she went over to add an egg to the pile! Thanks Cora!

A stack of 5 fluted pie pans was in another box!

Painted glasses are just plain fun!

These vintage bottles were in another box. The one on the right still has medicine in it. Anybody need some Mercurochrome?

Another cute Santa! LOVE HIM!

The label is glued down to this old coffee pot. It's a good thing it's "HEAT PROOF!"

This strawberry pot is marked Williamsburg on the bottom. I imagine they were mass produced, but I love the shape and color. The planter is only about 6 inches tall.

This piece of metal rests against the ceiling with a chandelier hanging from it. Any kind of funky shaped metal goes into my pile for my future whirligig. I have to learn how to weld first! My pile is getting really big.

Vintage Christine, are you paying attention? I didn't want you to feel alone with your horse themed posts this week.

I have been trying to figure out who made these. The auctioneer thought they were Shawnee. On e-bay, someone posted they are Morton. No markings are on these cute kitties!

Deco and metal...sigh!

Don't you love the colors?

Vintage hankies...currently soaking in Oxy Clean and water. I love including a hanky on top of birthday presents.

This is the cute chest that was hiding the boxes and boxes of hats that I showed you yesterday! Even though the lid is missing, I couldn't leave it behind. I had no intention of bidding on it, but my hand had other ideas!

A pressed tin tray piled with some seriously tarnished teaspoons...these are soaking in warm water and waiting for me to return to the kitchen for some buffing action.

Four coffee cups with bright colored flowers...e-bay? Etsy?

And, if anybody can tell me what the heck this is, I'll send you some of my goodies. All of the birds game with it, some wired to the wood-like ceramic piece. What do you think? Aunt Edna's foray into ceramics? A bird watcher's ode to his obsession? Or, does this have a real use? Somebody educate me!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fabulous Auction Fix!

Saturday night was spent at a country auction! I'm thrilled with the goodies I got. Keep in mind that I'm only showing you a fraction of the hats I got. I'm going to keep my mouth shut and just let you look!

Okay, you know I can't keep my mouth shut!

All of these photos were taken at SuzAnna's Antiques!

I had to borrow the beautiful Hathead Tina for my model.

Hathead Tina belongs to Debra who has a fabulous booth at the shop!

Of course, live models are always best. Thanks Jenny!

But, the shop was rocking so Jenny had to give up her modeling career and wait on customers!

Thanks guys for letting me use your props and background!

I'll shut up again and let you continue to look!

Milk glass was abundant, too.

Somebody's hard work will be passed on!

Santa was too dang cute to pass up!

Pretty dishes make me happy!

I'm not sure what this is, but I liked it!

This is my favorite purchase of the night. It's a vintage yardlong. The photo doesn't do it justice!

There are loads of other goodies in the basement, but my memory card was full!

I do love me a good old country auction!