Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shiny, Sparkly Stuff

We go treasure hunting every Saturday, and as we were driving down the road
we spied sparkly things sitting on several tables. 
 Do you know what these are? They are vintage insulators.
 They go on top of electrical poles.
They make them in several different colors, shapes, and sizes.

This was my photo opportunity of the morning.
I did take them with my phone.
Hubby and I are going to start taking photos with our Nikons.

 I like the way the light reflects off the glass.
I even got two insulators for free.
Please read some of the other interesting posts
 on Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday...the letter is S.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

McAlisters- our new fav!

After I got home from school on Friday, we went to the booth.
We usually go about 4 times a week to restock the shelves.
Empty shelves means sales and we are doing well in our new, larger booth!
I cook most nights and really enjoy doing it....I know some of you are
not fans of cooking dinner but it gives me a chance to relax.
I like to cook and with a glass of wine and some kicking tunes, 
I am a happy girl in the kitchen. 
Saying that, I DO NOT COOK on Fridays, usually I am tired after
teaching pre-k all week and it's a treat for us to go out and "get a bite".
Out rule: no more than 20 dollars. We have become quite good at eating
just about everywhere for that price or even less.
Last Friday we spent right around 15.00 including tax and it was yummy.

We went to McAlisters and ordered off the pick two. I got a 
bacon potato and a chef salad. It was supposed to be half a potato but it was 
a whole one. I overheard a lady say that if you get a super potato, it is two potatoes!
The blue cheese dressing was great! I took half of my meal home and had it for lunch on Saturday. 

Hubby got Nachos and a potato, he could not eat all of his either.
The food looks like an ad, I took these photos with my phone.
The service was wonderful as well! 
I know their sweet tea is really good but I don't do caffeine for dinner,
besides it costs almost 2 dollars a glass.
I'm cheap, I only drink water when we go out unless it is included 
with the meal. 
If you have a McAlisters nearby, give it a try, you will become a fan!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hubby and I found this lovely vintage silver plate 
on one of our adventures.

 We are going to put it in our booth,
it's eight place settings and a few serving pieces.
We are selling it for 70 dollars.
It's a simple pattern by Oneida.
I have not even polished it and it is still shiny.
We use silver plate as our everyday because I like the weight 
of the fork when I hold it.
I love to find treasures.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunny Sunday

Last week it was snow and cold!
This weekend it was 72 degrees and sunny and hubby and I went
on a driftwood hunt.
Hey, I took these photos with my IPhone...pretty good.
 This looks like the beach, not beside the Tennessee River.
I have these great art ideas for the wood.
My students are going to paint and decorate them, maybe make them
into wood monsters.
 The best thing is that all this wood was FREE!
We are going to make some fish and beach signs out of the wood
to put in the booth.
We are moving to a bigger booth, an eight by sixteen, which is double the size of our
"little booth". I am going to take a personal day on Friday and paint the
walls and shelves. I will be posting photos of my new booth soon.
I'm a little nervous about moving to a larger booth, hope it will work out!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


We have 7 inches of snow.
That's alot of snow for Tennessee and we have been out of school since Tuesday.
 Reuben is loving the snow.
When he runs, it comes up to his belly...but he continues to run.
 Hubby went out to measure the snow,
 see the ruler in the background.  
 Winter Wonderland
 The sky is so blue
and the ice on the trees is starting to melt.
 My bug-bug is buried under the snow.
Wonder if we will go to school tomorrow?
I have my Valentines ready for my class!
Hope your weather is as lovely as ours.
Happy Thursday

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My class

During the winter, we must take advantage of any "nice" weather to go outside.
Here are 5 of my 20 pre-k students, outside on the playground.

The adorable knitted hats that 4 of these students are wearing were made by one of our grandparents. She made a hat for each of my kids for Christmas.
What a nice group of children, and wonderful parents and grandparents I have in my class.
I have been so blessed to have a job that I love! I have been a teacher for 32 years and I still love it as much as the first day I walked into a classroom.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine Hearts and a Court Jester

We had 3 days off from school last week and I made little cloth hearts,
hubby found love quotes and wrote them out for me.
I sewed a button on the card and then to the heart. 
 I have these darling zinc containers and put the hearts in them 
and placed them all over our booth. I also sewed some
burlap hearts and put button hearts on them but I forgot to
take photos of them. 
 This beaded bag is darling, hubby found it.
 Love all this color
I found this unusual vintage court jester and
I can't decide if I like him or am just a little creeped out by him.
Lots of people are scared of clowns but I have always liked them, 
what do you think about him?