Monday, August 26, 2013

Water your EGGPLANT!

 Watering the flowers in this funky zip up dress

 I camped out in my backyard on Sat night. (I found this Frida bag for $1.99)

Close up of funky dress!

 *Weird Face*

 Here is our eggplant (So cute)

*Hibiscus love*

 Frida bag close-up
 The MOST AMAZING...... shadow box shell art picture. Found at the Salvation Army for $20
When I seen it on the wall I said.... "OMG that was made for me" It's quite a big pic, about 3 feet long.
 *Shrimp Love*
(If you know what this says PLEASE TELL ME)
UPDATE: I was told in the comment section by Helen that the pictures title says: "Waiting for guests to come."
Thank you Helen

(I took a better picture of the signature in case someone can let me know the artists name. The previous two pictures were taken on a bit of a slant and were hard to make out.)
 Thanks in advance

 Candle stick holder .30 cents
 Hammered copper candle stick holder .25 cents each

 Vintage hanger $1
Pottery owl $1.50

 Illumination cat .25 cents

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The daisy skirt goes to Mongolia

(Trying to be serious ... it's not really working)
 Yesterday was my younger Brothers Birthday. I decided to wear this vintage daisy skirt.
I brought my camera to the Restaurant only to realize that I forgot my battery for the darn thing in the charger. Luckily I had my cell phone and got the pic below.
(My Brother and I)
(My plate of food)
We went to a Mongolian BBQ. It was absolutely delicious. I was so full near the end my Mr. had to help me finish my plate. *lol*
 I found my Umbrella at The Salvation Army I paid $2.50 for it.
 These daisy's grow in our yard every year. I love them they grow quite tall and have to be tied up to a stake.
As you can see they go perfect with my skirt.
I just got this lamp from Salvation army for $10.00.  It is a really funky wood and brass lamp. It has a cast iron base. Now there is one this missing..... and that would be some glass shades that go over those brass cut out cylinders. Even though the lamp looks cool without glass shades I will surely be on the lookout for some that will make it look even better.
I dunno what it is but I have taken a liking to this stuffed pig. I haven't bought it and will try and refrain myself. BUT THERE IS A BIG blanket inside the pig so it's making it rather hard for me.
HAPPY JULY 4TH to all my American Bloggie friends. I hope you are all having lovely BBQ'S AND FIREWORKS and whatever other fun stuff that goes along with your Holiday.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Canada

 It's Canada's 146th Birthday. And I went to Target to celebrate. *lol*
 After weeks of rain we are getting a hot spell. It's 38 degrees Celsius today which = 100.4 F
 I purchased myself a big lovely pineapple to indulge in. I loved it so much I named it Spikey. He rode in the front middle seat of the vehicle.... All was good until Mr. Coco took a corner too fast and Spikey Spiked him in the arm. *OOOOPS* "Why is this pineapple even in the front seat" Mr. Coco said. (BECAUSE I like him I replied.) *hehehe*
Tonight I will go watch the fireworks with Mr. Coco and Spiky will not be joining us because half of him is cut up in delicious triangles and his headpiece is in the compost.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
Talk soon

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happ BEE Summer

 Well hello everyone and Happy Summer ...... for those who are experiencing summer... for those who aren't Happy Winter.....??? (I think that shall do)
You might have noticed I have been missing for a couple of months. I blame that again on the cleaning I have been doing. The "One Retail location I was cleaning never did switch back to summer hrs" But good news is that contract ended in the first week of June. I finally have my Saturday mornings free again
(Something that hadn't happened in OVER A YEAR)
Although I haven't yet got back into my garage sale groove. I took the past 3 Sat's to sleep in and do gardening and such. I do hope to go garage saling this weekend though.
Jersey loves to smell flowers
 I purchased this cute orange gnome from Target to guard my orange begonias

 I purchased two mini roses this top one is named Holy Toledo and blooms into a bright fire orange.
 This second one is called Hope & Glory
 These belong to my Mom, I love them because of the green edging!

 My Hope & Glory in front of the gazebo

 I purchased these solar lights from WAL*MART. If you like solar lights I totally think you should buy these because they look absolutely gorgeous at night.

Okay so I have been seeing ALOT of google friend connect ending talk. And I do not want to disappear into blog nothing-ness and only be a distant memory of my bloggy friends. So I am working on setting up my 
Bloglovin account.

Thank you to all my followers I reached 200 followers on google friend connect in the past couple weeks YAY!

I have put a Blog lovin Icon in my side bar. Hopefully if you press it, it will take you to where it is supposed too. *LOL*

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

7 of my weekend Purchases

 Funky green shelf and drawer liners. I am keeping these in a safe place until I either move or buy a house. I would love my kitchen cup boards lined in this stuff.
 Pink moonstone double strand necklace
 Carved rose necklace
Blingy Spider brooch
 My find of the weekend! A vintage YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) Opium tassel necklace
There is a solid disk of opium perfume inside the Burgundy enameled disc. 
I seen this in the display case of one of the thrifts I rummage at. My eyes were instantly drawn to the boldness of the necklace.... but then I seen the small YSL letters. So I took out the trusty web enabled phone and did a quick google search which brought up one listed on Etsy for $219 USD needless to say. I stood at that display counter like a HAWK watching a fish in a lake. (Until someone came over to help me)
I seen the price tag. (A mere $3.99)
The worker comes over. *Points to the wrong necklace* "No (I say politely) the one next to it."
"I want to buy it." Do you need to look at it she says? "It's $3.99 right?" I ask  Yes she says
"I will take it" I reply. 
I guess that heightened her curiosity as she examined the thing like it was a precious gemstone chiseled out of a rock.
I then seen her eyes go a little bigger. YEP I'm pretty sure she seen the YSL logo.
I hope whoever priced it doesn't get in poo poo! *hehehe*
*Victory Dance*
 Vintage Opium Necklace in picture above is for sale HERE on Esty
The ad that helped me KNOW I was getting a amazing deal.
 Elsapel bright orange bag. Purchased for $2 from a yard sale. Will surely become one of my favorite yard saling bags. It's huge it's bright and Mr. Coco will never lose me amongst all the crazy yard sale HOOPLA!
 Found this dress in the same store as the Opium necklace. I paid more for it than I ever pay for dresses. But I plan to re-sell so eventually I should make my invested money back.
From what I am seeing on other blogs there is alot of great things being found at thrifts and sales.
That makes me HAPPY!

In the past couple years garage saling has become WAY too popular here. I noticed it more last year... but now this year it's INSANE. The garage sale ads listed online have over a couple hundred hits. There is like 10-15 cars at a time at each sale. 
I know it's these popular shows that have turned all these people into crazy bargain hunters. (Picker shows, Antique Roadshow, Storage wars and so on)
I have a feeling if I am gonna find any good stuff it's going to be because I am one of the first people at the sale.That will prove to be difficult as I don't like being a pesky early bird. The two last garage sales I held we had people show up an hour and a half early. They even have the audacity to knock on your door (Before anythings placed outside) Or call days ahead of time asking if you will be selling 
(Whatever kind of stuff they are looking for.)
"Awww well I will just keep on saling as I normally do and try not to let those people piss me off"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kewpie Vacation

 Went on a day trip out of town. I took Kewpie for some documentation of the trip.
 We stopped at McDonald's for breakfast
 Highway shot
 Arrived in the town of our destination and used the bathrooms at The Bay.
 Picture of me downtown, with one of the many painted buildings
 Taken from the window of an antique store (Obviously a antique window too) *heheh*
Baby Carriage
 Awesome chair!
 Kewpie could not have been happier ..... he found some relatives. TOO BAD they were locked up in a glass case in the Salvation Army.
 Stopped in at Value Village
 Kewpie did a little rock climbing!
 I purchased this fringe dress from Value village
 Accessorized with Yellow and white Jewelry
 I just found these last week. They are one of my fave purchases of the year so far right next to Beatrice my carpet bag purse.
 Bought these for a 5'er on Saturday morning at a garage sale. A little more than I would have liked to spend... but I have been trying to not be a total cheapo! *hahaha*
Vaseline glass dish purchased from Salvation Army.
It has been a month since my last post. The reasoning is because of work.
One of stores we clean was supposed to switch over to Spring hours at the beginning of April. And it STILL HAS NOT HAPPENED YET. I was so looking forward to be able to clean a little less and have a bit more time for my hobbies. It can't be much longer before we get the go ahead. I mean Spring did start here on March 20 "WHAT'S THE FREAKIN HOLD UP?"