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!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Just like most places in the U.S., spring has come early to Nebraska. People say, "it's still March, we could have snow!". But, the forecast is for highs of 70's for the next week. I'll take it.
Here's our dog Lily riding to the Dog Park last Sunday. We think she's the most interesting dog, loads of personality. Curious about her mix we got a Dog DNA test and sent her DNA in to be analyzed. We got a big surprise. She's sort of a rare breed, her one parent was a Dogue de Bordeaux, also called a French Mastiff or Bordeaux Bulldog. The other parent was a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd. She actually does a LOT of herding. We fostered her for a Rescue Group last year and I got attached to her so quickly that we just had to keep her.
Are you all enjoying your Spring? We are, went for a one hour walk this evening. Lovely out!
Posted by Cindy at 7:06 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
We spent Christmas Eve. at my mom's down the street from us. My nephew Brandon brought his girlfriend's family. This photo is of her sister and family. Don't you love my Nathan over to the right there? He still has his "No Shave November" beard. I told him it's December. He said that it keeps his face warm. Makes sense as he's a Jimmy John's bicycle delivery guy...in NEBRASKA!