Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Slogan?

My son tagged me in a facebook post he made today.

He took a photo of a billboard he saw while he was in one of the larger towns near here (2 1/2 hours away)...

I am considering using this as a slogan! 

Sorry for the blurry pic, it was taken by phone from a moving vehicle :)

Just in case you can't quite pick it out....  "BUY RUGS, Not Drugs."

It's followed of course by the dot com part, but I haven't even looked it up!  Just thought it was pretty fun, just like my son did! 

New Slogan?  I don't think so....


Sunday, June 17, 2012

rustic mirror

Finished this today after a long delay...

The window frame has been long ready for the mirrors, but I just didn't grab hold and get going on this for some reason!

Took me maybe 1/2 hour to cut the pieces and put them in and not much more to finish off the back and get the hanging wire on.

This past week has seen me 'catching up' on some of these starts and the mess that is my house.  Maybe this means I'm getting back to par and can get going now....

All for now~  Julie

Total relaxation

This sight always makes me stop and check things out...

Looks like I've got two dead horses, doesn't it?

It was a nice cool morning yesterday and the girls must have taken the opportunity to sleep in for a bit!

Sure wish I'd been able to sleep in, too!  :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bidding like crazy...

Today I went to an auction sale. 

A friend was selling all her worldly goods and relocating.

I knew she had some really nice stuff ~ and we have alot of the same tastes. 

Didn't think I would be able to afford much, but thought I'd go and support.

Boy, was I wrong.

Not sure if it was the weather.  Or that the Relay for Life was happening a block away.  Or everyone thought things would sell high.  Or what...

It was almost sad how low things went. 

So low, that I couldn't leave them go for what they did.

Here's a few pics of the big stuff I brought home.

Fainting couch - this belonged to her great great grandmother...  we may have a wild hair and upholster it in spotted cow hide?

This dresser is gonna be mine!  I paid 70$ for it...

A little hall table/desk...

A cast iron bedstead...

Daughter Lexi has claimed this $25 steal.

This dresser needs a little work, but it was almost free....

Dillon fell in love with this one and talked me into paying a little more than I would have liked to. :)

Another almost free project.

Windows - I have some of the glass pieces.  Can't wait to play with these!

Another favorite of Dillon's.  A little bedside table.

A BIG old cool box!  Not sure if it's a storage chest, blanket chest, or what.  Would you believe the sides and tops are wide plank pieces of wood?  Huge pieces of wood... I stole this for 10$ - I'm gonna be keeping this, lol.

A fun little tramp art table that no one else seemed to appreciate.  I may see if I can find a home for it that thinks it's as cool as I do.

All this, plus a pickup load of boxes of household and decorate items gives me this....

A full garage :(

All for now.  I need to go digest this big piece of fun that I've bitten off!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Subtle Purple

This runner has purples and grays in it.
I like it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Another runner ;)

This one was originally some curtain material. 
I think I've gotten 3 different runners from this big piece of throw away!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Apple Green runner

Another one of the new runners!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekend at the Fort...

2012 Booth at Fort Sisseton. 
Double size.

Random women in period dress. 
 This was earlier in the morning before the crowds picked up.
 It looks like the beautiful day it was, doesn't it?

 A table runner just off the loom this week. 
More pics to come in the following days :)

Had a nice weekend for this outdoor craft fair.  
Decent sales~ I had a special on full size rugs.
Trying to rotate out some of the older rugs that have been around for a little while.  
Sale worked!

On Saturday, I was wishing I was at an auction sale... there was a loom advertised.  
Looked like a Union. 
Couldn't be there,

My parents went for me.
They got this loom for 


Going to go get it from them tonite.
We'll see what a five dollar loom looks like :)

All for now~