Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Rose China

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

I have a love for pink roses. I have several sets, did you catch that..SETS of china that have pink roses on them. My love for roses and pink one especially started I guess with my grandma. My grandma grew the most beautiful roses. They were huge and her favorite ones to grow were pink, large, very fragrant roses.

When my grandma passed away, I got one of her serving bowls that had a rose on the front. I thought I had talked about that bowl before, but for the life of me I can not find it in the archives of my blog. Maybe that is a good post for next week. Anyway, I tend to purchase china pieces when they have pink roses.

This little creamer is new to me, and although there were other pieces with this creamer the day I found it, I decided only to purchase the creamer. Did I want the other dishes? Yes of course, they were even in my basket but once I thought about the fact that I had just purchased another set of dishes recently...yes, I did just say that.......anyway......I declined the other pieces. Smart choice I'd say, and pretty proud of myself too!

I love this little candle holder I found a few months back. Too bad it was only one...but the one came  home with me. I love the flowers, and they were not broken and in perfect shape.

Here is a close up of the flowers on this piece! I love it!! The cut glass is very fine and detailed. It is fun to find the perfect treasures to bring home to be enjoyed!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!! Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Juri Wooden Toys

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
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Some days, I am amazed at what folks decide to donate to a thrift store or Goodwill. I have come across a thrift store here in town that has been here for years, but I have not shopped there but maybe once or twice. I have recently been stopping in every now and again and am simply amazed at the finds. Seriously.

The store has a lot of high quality items, you never have to worry about sifting through junk at this ship. Best part about that is the fact that it is as clean as a department store. Just this week, I bought my daughter a couture dress, that was brand new, still with the tags on it that retailed for $178.00. That bargain dress cost me a whole $4.00. Simply unbelieveable.

While looking around in the shop one afternoon, I saw a bag of what  looked like to be matchboxes. Upon closer inspection, the tag on the bag said "vintage puzzles" and the whole bag was marked for $2.00.

I asked the lady if I could see the bag and she said they were puzzles. I opened the bag and discovered these were more grand in my eyes than just puzzles.  I very quickly told her I'd take them.

These are small folks.....super small. Each box measures 2 X 1.5 inches.

Inside are the animals and trees and railings that are pictured on the WOOD, not paper or plastic. Tiny, tiny pieces of wooden toys.

It is hard to imagine how small and cute these are. There were about twenty five total boxes of all the different ones pictured above in the bag. I tried to look these up online but only found a couple, one vintage find was indeed listed as Juri Vintage Puzzle and was very similar to what I have shown here.

Another listed them as vintage box of toys. I really do not know which is correct. They are made in Western Germany by Juri. This is a very unusual find for me, and I am sure the only reason they were still at the shop as someone thought they were either boxes of matches, or paper puzzles. When I showed the clerk, she was shocked that they were not paper puzzles. She said she had never seen anything like it....and I have to agree, I have not ever seen any thing like these myself.

Sometimes, the greatest of finds can certainly the the smallest of things. Have you ever seen any little boxes like these with wooden toys inside??

Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Are You Kidding.....???????

When I sat down at the sewing machine this morning, I was certain I'd finish all the sashing for this quilt. I had all the strips cut and ready to go. Once I started sewing and cutting, I soon discovered this......

See how the left side is a little incomplete?? Yep, true....I am out of that pink sashing fabric. I started with 3 yards and really thought it was enough.....nope.....4.25 inches short. **Good Grief**

I had looked for this same pink fabric from the Sweet Divinity by Riley Blake on line a couple of weeks ago and there were several shops that had some still in stock.....tonight.....after much searching...I found one shop that had it......ONE.....I ordered two yards. I know it is more than what I need, but I have not decided on binding or if I need extra borders or not.....better safe than sorry.

What do you think?? Does this need borders or just let it stand on its own? If I scrap the border idea, what to use for the binding?? always decisions, decisions....and please tell me I am not the only one to get this far in a quilt and discover one has used up all the fabric they had on hand and not having enough to finish. Please tell me I am not the only one to have to frantically search online for fabric to finish.

On a side note: my husband said I had plenty of pink fabric, just find something I had in the closet that sorta matched and use, but NO........that will not do!  :-)

I can not believe I ran out of fabric, and more, how much of that pink Sweet Divinity fabric it took for the sashing.....I am going to go sew that last that I have into sashing now, and wait till the end of the week to finish all the sashing strips. It is almost the end of January, and this is not finished, and the other quilt has not even begun to be put together or finished. My goal is to finish both by my Birthday in March....I don't know about making it....I am sure gonna try.....after all, I did not spend the whole last year piecing blocks for both of these Jubilee quilts to stall now at the finish....I have got to get busy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup in a Vintage Restaurant Bowl

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

This week with the cool weather, I am posting my Chicken Tortilla soup recipe and of course it is served in a vintage restaurant ware bowl and plate! I love the blue and white stripe of these, too bad I  only have one matching set!

Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

Calories per serving: 164
10 Servings

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium Jalapeno pepper, chopped and seeded
1/2 medium bell pepper
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast or 1 package tenders
2 cups frozen corn (can eliminate if you want)
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 cup dry white wine or water ( I use water)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
Topping.....recipe to follow below.....

First, saute onion, garlic jalapeno and bell pepper with olive oil in a large pot until soft. Add all of remaining ingredients to large stock pot and bring to a boil. After about 15-20 minutes, remove the chicken breast and shred. ( I usually use two forks to shred chicken in a plate) Return shredded chicken to the pot and simmer an additional 45 minutes over medium heat. Serve, topped with tortilla chips.....recipe below.....

Seasoned Tortilla Strips

Calories per serving: 161
makes 7 one cup servings

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or ground red pepper ( I use Cayenne)
12-14 6-inch corn tortillas
Tabasco sauce, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, stir oil and all of the spices together with a wire whisk.

Using a basting brush, brush one side of all the tortillas with the oil/spice mixture

Make 3-4 stacks of 4 tortillas.

Cut the tortillas into 1/4-1/2 inch strips

Put strips in a single layer on a couple of cookie sheets sprayed with Pam.
Bake until golden and crisp, about 10-15 minutes. If pans are on different oven racks, switch their positions about halfway through baking. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt. Cool completely in pans and store in a zip lock bag. Garnish soup with strips

....ummmm so good!!

This is very good and satisfying and pretty low in calories...I have used the strips as a snack when I wanted something crunchy....usually about a 1/2 cup is all you need for the soup.

Enjoy!! Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Design Wall Monday: Barristers Sow A Long Blocks

My Barrister Sow A Long blocks are all done, and they are still on my design wall. Somehow, I was four short and ended up making doubles of a few of the blocks. Somehow, I must have missed a grouping of blocks.  I started this past week making the dashing for the blocks. I had an idea in my mind what I wanted and was for sure it was going to work the way I envisioned it working out....ever have one of those plans? (click on photos to get a closer look as to what I was talking about below)

Well, as usual, the best of ideas can certainly not work as planned. The far right of this photo shows the cornerstones I had planned to use. I have had this fabric in my stash and thought it was exactly what I wanted to use. I quickly decided it was not going to work the way I had envisioned it.  So, the left side of this photo is the other option. I thought about using just solid fabric for the cornerstones. No....not what I wanted either. I was going for pure simple. Cut a square and use it. Simple. Easy.......not so much.

It was not really what I wanted after all, and I had spent far too long trying to figure out exactly what it was I wanted to use. Seems like a lot more work was in order to get what I would be happy with.

I decided a square in a square was what I wanted to use for cornerstones. Nothing matching, but scrappy fabrics that were used to construct the blocks. I spent the day making ninety, 2.5 inch square in square cornerstones. Tell me what you honestly think....were they the right choice and worth all of the work involved in making them?

When I went to our local quilt shop for fabrics to use as sashings the ladies at the quilt shop frowned on these blocks. They did not care for them at all, and wanted to know who in the world would want to use such tiny pieces in  blocks. Yes, some of the pieces have the smallest of pieces but those are the blocks I love the most. The ladies suggested to use a dark blue sashing to tone down all the busyness of the blocks. I could tell this was not a quilt they were interested in and really had no interest in giving any suggestions or advice on what fabrics would be good to use. It was just a gentle reminder why I like to buy online....avoid the snooty ladies at the quilt shop all together.

I did not buy anything that day at the quilt shop, but instead, planned what I would use from my stash of fabrics I had on hand. The pink is far from the dark they suggested, but using the scrappy pieces with the pink is what I really loved.

You may remember this is one of two quilts that are serving as my Jubilee quilts and I am really glad I went with what I knew would make me happy, even if it was a lot more work than I originally wanted to do on the sashings and cornerstones.

I hope to get this almost completed by the weekend, and start on finishing up the other one, which is made from all Christmas fabrics. That one will be finished differently from this quilt, and I am excited to get started on that one as well. Of course I have a plan and hope that plan works the way I have it pictured in my mind. Ahem...we will see!

I am linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for design wall Monday. Have a great week and thanks for looking at my project this week!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Casa Neverlandia - Austin, Texas

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

I have mentioned here before that my daughter lives in Austin, Texas and it is always fun to go and visit and experience all the "Austin" things....weird and all. In fact, the more out of the norm, the better! 

Last week, I told you about a shop and the food trucks on South Congress and how much we enjoy them. Another aspect I love about that part of Austin are the homes just off of South Congress. They are a mix of eclectic homes, some of them in their original condition, but many have been redone and are most amazing in their decor and style. I always wonder about the people who live inside those houses, always want their story or a part of their story. It holds a magical sort of allure for me and I tell my family all the time, that if I lived in Austin, I'd want to live here in this area. If I could not do that, there is one other area I really love that has the same feel. My daughter just laughs and rolls her eyes......not her style at all!

Last month, when we were in Austin, we were getting ready to head home and had to walk through some of these streets in the neighborhoods to get to where we parked our car....ummmm.....yes, the parking could be a little better, as we had to walk several blocks......but that turned out to be a wonderful thing.

We happened by this house once we found the car and made a wrong turn. Turns out to be the right turn...would you just look at this house...I was mesmerized and forced, yes forced my husband to stop. And would you believe this time, there was a story that went with this mystical house. Oh. Joy.

The house has this sign out front and was fantastic information about the  owners and the house. (Click the photo to read this information.) It is hard to imagine the house being purchased for 13K in 1979.

How many times do you see a fantastic home and wonder about it and the occupants? I was really interested in reading this sign, but was more fascinated with what I was looking at. The house is magnificent, everywhere you look is something fantastic and unique that was used in the homes decor.

The colors, the glass, the siding, the paint, the landscaping, the front door, every where you looked was a fantastic array of beauty on this one house.

I wanted to go up and ring the door bell, just to get a closer look. My husband kept telling me and my daughter to get in the car before someone called the police. Reluctantly, we got in the car....

....but not until I thought once more about walking up these steps for a closer look. The house is spectacular nestled in the trees of this eclectic  neighborhood.

I know this weeks Vintage Thingie is a bit different, but I wanted to show you how fantastic homes can be in this town that would like to stay weird. If I am not careful and keep out of these neighborhoods, I just might find myself trying to relocate there. I fear I'd fit right in and be right at home.

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!! .....and I guess I should say, ALL of Austin is not like is rather normal and sorta boring....I prefer the more wilder side of things that this town has to offer. *wink * wink !!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Christmas Gift That Was Two-Fold!

Sometimes a gift that is two-fold is the best gift of all!

That one sentence my friends, is an understatement if I have ever known one. I'd like to share this story with you all, and it may be longer than you care to read, but it is one I know some of my friends will want to hear. I hope it warms you heart as you read about something that certainly warmed mine.

Early in December, I posted this post, about a lady I read about on facebook who was selling her dachshund treasures in order to be able to provide a Christmas for her four children. She was selling her dachshund figurines on ebay and had two auctions up and running. I glanced at the auctions, and realized rather quickly that they were out of my budget and I knew without a doubt, that if I did in fact win one of those auctions, I 'd send her a note and tell her to keep the doggies and enjoy the money.  I know myself, and I know that is what I would have done.

When I soon realized I would not be winning one of the auctions, I felt like surely there was something I or we could do to help. I posed that very question on the Frankie Doodle facebook page that had mentioned one of their early customers were having to sell their dachshunds. Soon others started to ask how they could help, so another lady and myself emailed back and forth and was able to set up a "chip-in" to help this family during this holiday season. Several people were able to contribute a little something and we managed to give her a little extra and were very happy to do so. I believe we collected $295.00 for this family, and I'd like to thank each of you who were able to contribute in some way. That is wonderful!!

I do things like this when I can and most of the time, I don't tell my family, or even mention it to them. I have on many occasions given my lunch money for the day to someone on the street needing a hand up. I have crocheted a scarf and throw and gave it to a lady who lives in a park on the other side of town just this past December.  When your heart speaks, you need to listen and answer. I don't question what happens to things I have given or how the money is spent, that is not something I feel I need to question......most of my family however, sees things a little differently than I do most of the time, thus the reason for keeping some things to myself.

Shortly, after setting up the "chip-in" things got hectic for me during the holiday season. My daughter graduated with her Masters degree and we were busy with that and the holidays got here so quickly, there was just not enough time in the day to do all I needed to do. I kept meaning to check and see what the auctions on eBay finally went for, but I just never got around to doing so. It was easier to watch the "chip-in" from the link on my blog and I just never made it back to find the link to the actions again. However, this family stayed in my heart and I seldom went a day without thinking of them during this holiday season. Through Facebook, I was able to send a message the week before Christmas just making sure she received the money and wished them a Merry Christmas.

Christmas morning came, and one of the first thoughts I had was of this family. I silently wished for them a wonderful day filled with wonderful new memories......but rather quickly, it was time to start cooking as we were heading to my brothers house later in the day and I did not have a lot of time to dally. So when I thought about sending a Christmas greeting that morning, it never got sent, I just got busy and the thought slipped my mind. forward to the afternoon at my brothers house. Now we do things in a rather non traditional way in regards to gifts in my family these days. We do not exchange gifts between my brother and my families really, we do a gift exchange, but not individual gifts. My mom always buys individual gifts and when it came time to open gifts, honestly, I did not even read the tags as they are and should have all been from her. So in my ripping off paper from brother tells me that the box I was holding was from him. "What do you mean, from you??", I asked...... I vaguely remember him telling me to just be careful opening it and it was from him..and quickly informed me I had not read the tag.

Carefully but suspiciously I opened the box. Suspiciously, because my brother is a practical joker and well, I could think of a few things he could put in a box to cause a good laugh when I opened it.....hope he does not get any bright ideas by this!

Inside the box was a lot of packaging wrap and two pieces of paper on the top. The first was a note from my brother......the first line was "Sometimes a gift that is two-fold is the best gift of all!"  I quickly knew once I skimmed that letter that if I finished that letter, I'd be a blubbering mess, I skimmed the note as if I had read it and quickly went on to the next piece of paper.

I could feel all eyes in the room were focused on me and was feeling a bit uncomfortable trying to "hold it together" The next piece of paper I did not get read either...I noticed first off "Frankie Doodles" and that was ALL I read. I did not read another word, but looked up at my brother and asked how in the world did he know about Frankie Doodles. I assumed that my brother was lurking on Facebook and saw when I had commented on that Facebook page.  I assumed  he had purchased a piece of Frankie Doodle Dachshund art work for me for Christmas.

This was the first dachshund I opened and of course I loved it. I thought that was what he had ordered for me, but somewhere in the back of my brain, I felt this was sorta familiar in a way. I told him I loved it and thank you.....then he said keep opening the box, but be careful. 

 The second one I opened was the dachshund in the first picture....and when I saw that mind raced....I knew.....I knew....but how could that be???  As tears stung my eyes, I looked at my brother and said without question..."These are that ladies did you know???" Then all at once I realized my brother had somehow found out about this situation and had bid on the auction on eBay and then gave them to me as a gift. I am sure I had one of those real ugly face cries, because there was no way a pretty cry was coming from this....between tears, I slowly unwrapped each one, and honestly with each one I opened, I was so torn with the thoughts of sending them back to the lady who sold them and then feeling bad about having those thoughts as my brother got them for me special. I had a lot of emotions to sort out and never did read those two notes until I got home and could read them without an audience.

My brothers note was a gentle reminder that no matter how hurt I feel over things and people we have lost, he is still here and we both share in those memories. He is my brother and he loves is shameful how we sometimes get so wrapped up inside our own hurts we forget the things that matter the most. I will try and not forget again. He knew I'd be confused but hoped this gift would be a great surprise and special.  The second note was to my brother from the lady who sold my brother the dachshund figurines. Again, I just did not read it and never realized it until that evening. Seems my brother swore her to keep a secret and not let me in on the surprise.

 I still shake my head at the fact my brother surprised me with this incredible gift for myself, but more importantly, his gift of the purchase of these figurines had a huge part in the assurance that this family had a good Christmas. I can not tell you how special this was for me and how it was the most incredible gift anyone could have ever given me. Christmas evening after we had returned home, I logged into Facebook and had a message from Karen, the lady who sold the dachshunds to my brother...she said that she heard I had a special gift this year.... yes indeed......I told her I was still trying to sort it all out and honestly, felt a little guilty for having the figurines.  Below is the message she sent me the night of Christmas, and I want to share it with you all. I hope it serves as a reminder to listen to your heart, you just don't know what little or small thing you do will make such a huge difference to someone else.

"Your brother emailed me when he won them and was very excited to give them to you! He insisted I keep it a secret. I loved the doxies while they were here but it is your turn now! I will collect others in the future! I feel like this was an extraordinary experience that we were all involved in and that is the joy of it all. I keep Joanne (Frankie Doodle artist) in the loop and I think she was blessed by the love of her sculptures and the community of friends that grew through all of this. I shared the story of your brother's gift with my kids and they are true believers of "things happen for a reason". I couldn't wait to see how surprised you were! You had no idea what you had a hand in! Thank you for your kindness and thought and prayers! We will live on, just differently, but these special stories and moments make it easier! Be Blessed"

.....the best gift of all is indeed one that is true that is.  The very idea that my brother took the time to research what on earth I was making comments about on Facebook, then spending the money to make sure I was able to have the figurines is most special. Not to mention, his letter to me reminding me of what is so very important in the big scheme of things was an incredible gift and I can not deny that. But also the fact that he was able to bless this family by wanting to do something nice for me is also an amazing gift to my heart.

These four dachshunds are more than clay figurines you would sit on a shelf and admire. The are the gentle reminder of love and a caring spirit that we each should have towards those we know and love and those we may never meet. I will most certainly enjoy them and treasure them all the days of my life. They are a part of a two-fold gift...a gift of love....a gift of compassion....a gift of hope for better days. And certainly, those kinds of gifts are the best of all.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sewing In January....and a lot of cutting too!!!

I have been so busy sewing and trying to get things done that is on my to do list for 2013. First, and foremost is to not start any new projects until the ones I have sitting get completed.....or at least near completed. I did however sneak in a couple of projects in December that would carry over onto the "to-do" list for 2013.  One of those projects was to sign up for the Winter White Friendship Block exchange, I talked about it HERE.

I cut into that fabric and constructed a block to see if it was going to work in regards to size and pattern. I have to admit, I worried, fussed, ripped and worked on this one block more than I do believe I have ever worked on a block before. I told ya' I was worried about joining a swap like this, so I stressed over this one!

But I did manage to get all the fabric cut, and the middle section sewed together on the other eleven blocks and this will most likely be ready to send off to Lala towards the end of the week.

I do hope it fits well with the other blocks and hope it reads winter to others besides myself. The unfinished block measures 9.5 inches. The block itself blends with the design wall fabric...but I think you can see that cute swirl white on white in the photo.

I did save the bonus triangles from cutting the blocks....I may have to sew these tiny things together into squares and maybe use them in the quilt...believe me, they are small.

Here is my sewing table....some of the winter blocks are still sitting waiting to be sewn together, those strips are going to be the sashing for one of my Jubilee quilts. I did two of the jubilee quilts, one in Christmas fabrics and one in fabrics I loved from my stash.

I had both of the quilts on my design wall, but had to remove the Christmas blocks and work on one at a time. I am ready to sew the sashings together and cut the corner stones and assemble this one. I also need to finish the other one, and have them done by my birthday in March. Both of these will be my Jubilee Quilts, both made the 50th year of my life. I love how they are looking finally all together on the design wall, and want to thank Randy over at Barristers Block for the great sew along this past year.

Lastly, here is my Easy Street quilt which is the new Mystery by Bonnie Hunter. I have everything cut and ready to sew. Part one is on the right, all done and now just need to get started on the rest. I did not use Bonnie's colors, as you can see, so I am excited to get a little further along on this and see how it all comes together. It is rather difficult to see all the progress on this quilt by others and realizing I just could not keep up the pace during the holidays this year. But I will work on it a little by little and get this one done this year.

I have a few other blog post I need to get done this week, and try and get back on a schedule. I have lacked time and motivation for several weeks.....need to get over that slump and get back to what I enjoy doing....just wish I had a little more time in each day and wish I felt a little younger with a lot more energy!!

Have a great week everyone!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Vintage Dog Treasures

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. The 
First Vintage Thingies Thursday for  2013. That is hard to believe! Time is marching on!!

If you have a love for vintage things, have come to the right place. We have a really good time each and every week!!!
If you are new to this party, please take the time to
read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies on display that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

As you all know, I love doggie treasures!! I have a couple to share with you today. The first one was a gift from my mom. We were at a shop in Austin...a terrific shop that is full of the most unusual things that you could search your whole life for and NEVER see them for sale anywhere else.

This shop is on South Congress, right where all the food trucks husband and I love this place and always want to take people there when we visit my daughter. Funny thing is, I don't think any of these people we have taken there are half as impressed as we are...we just love it and all the yummy food trucks.

 My sister in law, mom and I were browsing among all the uncommon objects when my sister in law spotted this cute little dachshund planter. It is rather small and of course I wanted it. I promised my mom that once she purchased it and wrapped it up, I'd forget all about it.....ummm....sure I did!!  Shhhhhh don't tell mom any different!

This little dog was not found at the shop, but would have fit in well there. I spotted him on one of my thrifting trips and brought him home. He may end up in my etsy shop at some point...he is not a dachshund after all, and well....that is all about that!

Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday, I am so glad you are joining me this year once again.

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