Every year on the first weekend of August, thousands of fanny pack wearing yardsalers gather along highway 127 for a weekend of cheap treasures. We set out Friday and started the route at the beginning – Gadsden, Alabama. We shopped for a while and ended the day with a couple of cute items for our antique shop booth – more on that at a later date! Saturday morning we started bright and early in Dunlap, Tennessee.
The crowds were out, and there were so many great things for sale.
My main problem this weekend was trying not to spend every penny we had. I had a lot more luck this year, unlike last year’s trip. So many pretty glasses and bottles. I’ve never seen purple glass like these below. They were so pretty! I fell in love with the illustrated glasses too. If I had space for them, my kitchen cabinets would be filled with pretty glasses like these.
Also, how adorable are those pedal cars!? My legs are little long to drive one, but I can imagine how fun they would be if I could!
I’m still in the process of getting my house back in order, but soon I’ll have some photos of the things I brought home.
Have a lovely weekend!
I’ve been a little M.I.A. lately…have you noticed?
Lack of inspiration is partially to blame. I have been sketching a lot for future embroidery projects, and I’ve started a new piece that will be in my upcoming Etsy shop. Overall, life has just been a little on the crazy side.
More recently though, we started a very large job at home – installing new hardwood floors! It’s been a huge learning experience for both of us, and the results are amazing. I’ll be posting some before & after shots as soon as they are complete. We’ve been working on the floors for 2 months now! So much goes into this process, and it takes a little longer when you can only dedicate a couple of hours a day to the task.
Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve accomplished so far…
I can’t wait to get my home back together and show you some finished shots.
Also, last weekend, Dustin and I packed up and headed north for the World’s Longest Yardsale route. It was an awesome weekend and I found some pretty great things. I’m putting together a post or 2 this week to show you some of those treasures, and some other shots I got along the way.
So, stay tuned!
I just cant get enough of these maps lately.
poster world map print // typography map // watercolor map
It’s been a great weekend around here. Lots of time spent with my sewing machine, a new embroidery project is in the works and we even had a little time to stop into one of our favorite antique spots.
Isn’t this circus poster really cool?
I added some pretty pulls to a new dresser I painted for my bedroom. I think they are so pretty and feminine.
In my yard, my hydrangeas are in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous. I cut a couple blooms for our coffee table.
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend as well!
Everyone says their mom is the greatest, but mine really is. She’s been the perfect example of what a strong woman should be, and a best friend when I need someone to listen.
My mom has always been a great sense of encouragement in my life. She’s never stood in the way of my dreams, but stepped aside to let me create my own path.
I always know I can count on her…especially when it involves my favorite white chocolate pretzels for Christmas.
She’s beautiful, funny and caring, and I hope I’m just like her when I grow up.
I love you mom! Happy Mother’s Day!
For a while now, I’ve been thinking, planning, dreaming of having an Etsy shop. I love shopping on Etsy, and I want to share my handmade items too! So after months of talking about it, and thinking “I should really do that”…I’m doing it!
Last weekend I sat down to brainstorm about possible items. My shop will include sewing projects, embroidery and some crochet too. I would also like to include smaller vintage finds that I pick up at the antique shops around here.
I’ve blocked off some time during the week to work, and I’m really excited to get started.
So hopefully in the weeks to come, I’ll be announcing the launch of my Etsy shop! Wish me luck!
Sorry for my absence! We’ve had weekends full of friends and busy work weeks lately…so I’ve been bouncing around from one thing to another it seems.
This weekend, we went on a little antiquing trip, and I got this cute little guy.
Another exciting bit of news to share involves this beauty. My father-in-law built this coffee table using an old barn door. I love it’s rustic look, especially with the old hinges and handle still attached! It has so much character.
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I know it’s a little late in the day, but Happy Easter! This long weekend has been packed full and very productive. We managed to mark a few things off our to-do list, get in some much needed exercise, and visit with our family.
I snapped these photos at my mother-in-laws house on Friday afternoon. They are Clematis, aren’t they beautiful? I hope to plant some around our mailbox soon. I’m in love with the color. They are so bright and springy.
The same day that I sent off my package for the Stitch Swap, I also received my little stitches! Rachel of Suz Made Me Do It totally had me pegged! She sent me 2 adorable hoops, some new embroidery thread, a packet of patterns for mini Christmas stockings & a sweet little card. As soon as I had a chance, I emailed her to let her know how much I loved it all. If you know me at all, you know that I loved both of these. 1st of all, a daschund…come on, of course I love it! And the 2nd hoop was also adorable. I love the flowers, I love the colors. She did such a great job.
I have them hanging in my office now.
I wanted to share my finished piece for the Stitch Swap! I dropped it in the mail yesterday.
I really enjoyed being a part of this swap. You can see photos of some of my fellow stitchers here.