Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Jim and I went to the Beer, Brats and Begonia event put on by the Garden Gallery. It's a quaint little business here in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The Garden Gallery is in and around her 100+ year old home. She has lots of plants, hand made things, antiques and art work. http://the-garden-gallery.blogspot.com/
The Adirondack Chairs were very nice, over $200. The folks seated in the center said they were very comfortable. I asked if they were hard to get up from. She said she hadn't tried yet. Then the guy said, "no reason to get up", as he took a swig of his beer. On the left of the picture are some very heavy duty bright green tomato cages, $23 each.
Here are the Begonias!
This is their back fence by the alley. To the left are Greenhouses. She also had a hippy singing folk songs for the afternoon.
Posted by Cindy at 3:46 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012
One of my blessings right now is my 24 yr. old son Nathan. He went to an Estate Sale with me yesterday in this fabulous 70's house. He's 6'4" and is standing by a $3,500 Grandfather Clock in the house. Isn't it (and Nathan) magnificent? Check out the wallpaper!
Here's another shot of the entry w/ that wallpaper and the antique blue painted closet doors. I don't know why...if I'm trying to escape reality but, I love going back in time in the decor of some of these Estate Sale homes.
I love these people, who ever they were, The estate sale folks spoke of them in past tense. She was a GOP delegate for the 1960 election so, there was lots of Nixon stuff in another room, JFK things too. But, look at her sweet bedroom. Don't you think that it was just GRAND when she had it decorated years ago?
I didn't buy this either but, it has his name on it. The man was a medical doctor. I imagined him taking this with coffee in it to the hospital each day. People were so self sufficient 40 years ago and there wasn't a designer coffee shop in the hospital lobby.
For $3.50 I bought these vintage cooking booklets. The one that I really wanted was the 500 Thrifty Sandwiches. It's didn't let me down w/ such recipes as: Ham and Peanut Butter, Ham and Raisin, Liver Sandwiches, Lamb, Liver and Raisin, Liver and Bacon, Egg and Liver, Egg and Caviar, Baked Bean Sandwiches, Tongue Sandwich, Creamed Egg and Asparagus, Hot Sardine Sandwiches. I'm going to stop, I'm getting nauseated.
For $1 I got a lot of mini staples and these staplers and such. I LOVE the 70's stapler. It's colors are perfect and the abstract fish is neat.
Last but not least, the obligatory photo of one of our dogs. This is Lily sleeping with her tongue showing. She's a Dogue de Bordeaux mix. Love her!