Sunday, July 31, 2011

Be back later, I'm...

going out to enjoy the sunshine in my garden...

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Rosie Garage sale!!

A few months back I went to a fantastic "garage sale" with my MIL. I use the term "garage sale" lightly because this was anything but a typical garage sale, this was decades worth of collections. There was everything from furniture to dishes and party-ware and even a 1950's fully restored Jukebox. 
Needless to say, I walked away with nearly half of what the they had in that garage and I won't EVEN tell you what I spent but let's just say, to date it was by far my most expensive "garage sale" ever!
Below are just a few pieces I picked up, a great collection of Roseville pottery which I didn't even know I liked until I saw these beautiful colors. I called my friend that owns Timeless Antiques in Aurora, Oregon and asked her to help identify the pieces and what they might be worth.
So here they are...

#3014 Iris 1938 9 1/2" Basket $300.00...I did not pay anywhere near that!

Above,  #3079 Snow berry Bookends pair $175 for Mint condition each but I didn't plunk down anything near that!

#3026 Console Bowl Bush berry $295.00...nope didn't pay that either!

#3034 Magnolia 1940's  8" Basket Shape No. 384 $275.00... 
nah, didn't pay that either :0)

Below, #3076 Zephyr Lily 1946 Candlesticks pair $ guessed it, didn't come anywhere close to paying that price...nope uh-uh, not me...

and last...just for's that amazing fully restored Jukebox! The guy that was having the sale popped in an old 45 record and it played beautifully!
 Don't cha wish you were at this sale too, you could have owned this for $5, might still be for sale 'cause I sure didn't buy it although this baby is a beaut!

Linking up today for another Vintage Inspired Friday at

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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The season you are looking for might have been removed, had it's name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

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I guess this means summer is down the drain...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

If you ever get the chance... visit the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show  in Sisters, Oregon it is worth the effort to get there! Words alone cannot describe what a joy the show is!

The quilt pictured above is this years' theme quilt draped over a fence with "The Three Sisters" in the background. 

The Three Sisters  located in the the Cascade Mountain range in Oregon are three volcanic peaks and is just a charming legend.

North Sister, also known as "Faith," is the oldest and most eroded of the three sisters.
Middle Sister also known as "Hope," is a stratovolcano consisting primarily of basalt. Last erupting approximately 50,000 years ago, it is considered extinct.
South Sister, also known as "Charity," is the youngest and tallest volcano of the trio. It is a stratovolcano, an older structure, no more than 50,000 years old, which last erupted about 2000 years ago...amazing when you think about it really!
They are the third, fourth, and fifth highest peaks in the state of Oregon and are located in the Three Sisters Wilderness area. 
The Sisters were named Faith, Hope, and Charity by early settlers and the name has prevailed though most Oregonians simply refer to the town and the mountains as "Sisters, Oregon".

(above photo taken on a recent trip to Sisters, Oregon)

(above this year's quilt show poster)

above is the raffle quilt, isn't this just amazing!!! All I can say is,I wish I had won it!!!

Above is what the town looks like during the show...the traffic is redirected so the town becomes pedestrian friendly...

one of the amazing quilts entered; "Daisy and The Cruiser" by Janet Fogg...

and as you can see, the show has a little bit for everyone...even the guy that isn't into quilts can "wish" for a collectors car like the one above!

This darling bike above is this year's patchwork quilt bike from
 Blazin' Saddles bike shop in Sisters, Oregon...I have to say, this is about the cutest little "girl bike" I have ever seen and I SOOOO want it!!! 
Isn't she cute!!!

So...if you ever get the chance to go to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show its worth the trek to Oregon!

Happy trails from Sisters Oregon...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When Life Hands you Lemons...

Go shopping at your favorite Timeless Antiques shop in Aurora the Antique capital of Oregon and purchase a great Lemonade set!

I had the pitcher from a previous hunt and when I saw this darling vintage set of six glasses and "chippied up" carrier I knew they had to come home with me to live happily ever after.

 As you can see the painted graphics on the pitcher is a little different but the two pieces really compliment each other...

and its very much like my flower garden, sort of a mixture of a little of this and a little of that...

and red is one of my favorite colors so I knew I just couldn't pass this little set up...

 don't you just love the fine rustiness on this handle!  

 yep...I do too!

Now all we need is to go fill up that pitcher with some fresh squeezed Lemonade and go back out to the porch, pour a glass and sip... 

BTW, Timeless Antiques has an eBay store and it is just as full as the shop in Aurora!

Oh and this week I'm joining Susan from Between Naps On The Porch for another Tablescape Thursday! OK well this is sort of a mini tablescape but hey, I've been busy antiquing and not setting my table...

Linking up with;
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

235 years ago...on July 4th, 1776

This great nation, the United States of America,

In a struggle for what was right and free,

Was proudly born...

May we celebrate that precious freedom

For which our forbears fought so bravely...

 The freedom that is inherent

In the Stars and Stripes, our revered flag...

Celebrate Freedom
This Fourth of July!