Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Things I Love

Are there things in your house that just make you smile every time you look at them? Maybe you don't use them much, but when you see them you kinda giggle inside 'cause they're either so cute, or you got a really great deal on them, or they have sentimental value to you. I wanted to share a few things from my house that I could never part with.

I just love these artichoke statue thingies. I got them last fall and although I haven't found the perfect spot for them yet, I don't care. I knew I needed them when I saw them in the store.
This mirror is hanging in my foyer. It's a not the best kind of mirror for checking yourself before you walk out the door, but it fits perfectly in the space.

I'm always drawn to milk glass when I see it at auctions or yard sales. I got this cutie a couple weeks ago. I used it with my July 4th tablescape.

I bought my sister-in-law a set of these adorable measuring spoons for her birthday and before I left the store I asked the saleslady to ring up another set for me! They're just precious. The handles say "Queen of the Kitchen". Too cute!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Veggie Night

My parents have a great garden this year. When we were visiting with them over the weekend, they loaded us up on squash, okra (or okry as my mom says), cucumbers and tomatoes. We had a veggie plate last night for supper.

I cut up the okra and let it sit in a bowl of beaten eggs for a few minutes. I didn’t have any corn meal but I found a box of Jiffy corn muffin mix in the pantry so I thought why not? I coated the okra in the muffin mix, dumped it into a pan with a little oil and fried it up. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but it was pretty good.

I breaded the squash with flour and fried it too. Fried ... that's how we do it in NC.

Then I cut up some cucumbers and YUM! Supper is served! Not the most exciting, but it filled our bellies and we were happy.

Here’s Bubby … waiting for us to finish. Isn’t he the cutest???

So, what did you have for supper last night?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Did somebody say "Yard Sale"? I'm on my way!

I woke up at 5:30am Saturday morning, took my shower and was ready to go before the sun had a chance to come up. Isn't it funny how you can always get out of bed when you want to do something fun (no matter what time it is), but when that alarm clock goes off for work you wait until the very last second???

I had looked at the newspaper the night before and knew there weren't going to be a lot of sales, but I always find sales on the way to sales. So, I got my hubby up and made sure he had money in his pocket and away we went.

We stumbled across a few good ones. I got these apothecary jars for 50 cents (for both of them ... yeah, I know ;).

Then I got this tall glass vase at the same sale for another 50 cents (pretty good deal, huh?). I threw out all the "stuff" that was in it. It was some kind of potpourri that had definitely lost its scent.

At another sale, I came across this adorable metal wall pocket. It was already painted and chippy. I asked her how much and she said "oh, how about 50 cents?" I don't know where it will go, but I'm sure I'll find a home.

My hubby wanted these two iron birds. Got 'em for $3. We're obsessed with birds, bird feeders and bird baths. Here they are on a railing of our deck. I hope the real birds aren't afraid of them.

Then we went to a moving sale where they wanted $35 for this bench, but we bargained with her for $25. Isn't it cute? It came with this cushion and it has storage inside. LOVE IT!!! It now has a happy home on my deck.

Lastly, we went to an auction on Thursday night and I got this cute wicker chair for $10!!! I threw a piece of fabric I had in my craft closet over the cushion that came with it because it looked awful. I love how the paint is kinda chipped off in spots.
Now, run over to Rhoda to see other treasures from the weekend!