Saturday, August 21, 2010

Flea Market Fun!!

I finished my first full week of school with kids.  Whew!  It actually went very well and I'm really enjoying these little people. I have to giggle often through the day at the things they say!! They are very affectionate and sweet and each one is soooooooo unique. One little guy is blind in one eye and was supposed to get his new glasses Friday so he was happy, but informed me that he is also "Death" in his ears.  Now that might be a little iffy.... I also had one little girl who had the most horrifying looking 3" in diameter "wound" on her side (waiting on report as to if it was a spider bite). First day of school and ends up in the hospital for surgery on it.  She is supposed to be back Monday!  I've been praying for her. There are so many kids that need so many prayers and love.

Today, I needed "HOME" therapy. So I lit my candles, turned on my music, had coffee on the porch with Lace and the dogs and got the machines (dishwasher/washer/vacum) a rollin'. Lace and I made a run to Walmart and the flea markets and I made some minor ?? purchases.  I've had my eye on this cabinet, so I "haggled".  Actually I just asked if they would take less! He came down $30.  I'll pick it up tomorrow and post before and after pics about it later! I want to do a distressed look on it.  Not a white white but a "country" white or maybe even on the verge of a linen color??  Any ideas?  I'm hoping to store DVDs and photo boxes in it. 
Then I noticed in a booth some china that was the same pattern that my Grandma Vivien had!!!!!!!!! I literally SHRIEKED out loud! Lace had to calm me and "shhhhh" me down. I grabbed it up quick and took it to the counter for the price of $15. I didn't care if it was $115 or more really, I was SO happy!!  I had been looking on Ebay, etc for it and have never found it. The pattern is Lido W.S. George White. They will always remind me of her!  My Momma inherited Grandma's set when she passed away so it is in a special place at my parent's house.  I remember vividly Grandma always letting me help her set the table for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She would tell me to go get the special dishes out of the cabinet and I got to set the table. No matter how I set the table, I never did it wrong or was corrected by Grandma. I carried those dishes very carefully and delicately and loved looking at them. Grandma spoiled me 'cause she was a redhead and I was the first grandbaby with red hair...I even got $100 for it clear back in 1959!! I want to dig through pictures now and find some where we used the china. It's hard for others to appreciate the "Specialness" of something from your past and your childhood, but I know you probably have something like that in your life.  I would LOVE to hear about it and the story of it. More than likely your story will bring me to tears! I hope someday one of my girls (or all 3 of them) will want these dishes so they can tell my story of Grandma Vivien.

I also bought some cute little juice glasses.  (5 for $2)

Decorating for Fall has hit me!! I love fall!! (DO NOT LIKE WINTER!!)  I got this pretty afghan, not really a huge bargain but love it on my couch!

On a sad note (Lace will think I'm crazy but I had to tell!), I think my hubby ran over my other pet (Todd the Turtle).  I have been babying this turtle since turtles appear in the spring. Darb and I painted a T on his back and we have always gotten him out of the driveway and to safety.  We would see him down at Lace's house and all over our 5 acres. Even the dogs played with him!  Just last night I moved him out of the driveway, and this morning he was in the dog pen with the puppies.  Then Darb left today and saw a very flattened turtle in the driveway.  She said she could not see a T on the shell but was sure it was Todd. We were both sad! Afraid Daddy was the only one who came up the drive! Yes, Mom's a little saddened. I had to go pick him up and dispose of him...not a pretty sight. Good grief I can't take it!!!

Hope your weekend is off to a great start....Hubby and I are thinking a hot dog on the grill tonight sounds good!! The sun is shining and God is good.!!  Our word for the week in our house was GENEROSITY....With all the generosity that God bestows every day, I have really had it on my mind and heart.

2 Corinthians 9:10-12
10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

On one of my chalkboards in my kitchen I have also written:  "It's all about Attitude!!" That was for me!!!  :0)
Have a great Lord's Day tomorrow!

Darb gets to pick the word for next week!!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I was mailing prizes tonight and somehow cannot find your address...Can you resend it...

Grammy Girlfriend

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Hey Tanya,

I can hardly believe you are back in the classroom already! It sounds like you are going to have a sweet year. It makes me smile to hear some of their comments. I am looking forward to leading a group of second graders on wed. nights at our church.

I have to tell ya...I LOVE THOSE DISHES!!! How sweet of our God to bless you like that. I know you are going to enjoy them.

Take care,

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