Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In the words of Bjork

It's oh so quiet
It's oh so still
You're all alone
And so peaceful until...

You fall in love
Zing boom
The sky up above
Zing boom
Is caving in
Wow bam

Yep it's a bit quiet around here now a days. I have some things I could post but most nights I am pretty sleepy after work. So for now I leave you with this song :

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The monogram necklace

Mr. B rarely reads my blog. Gasp I know, what on earth is he thinking. Well just in case he strolls this way I want there to always be a wish list for him to view.
I love monogram necklaces and have always wanted one. I have way too many pieces of jewelry to even consider getting one more, but this is just so beautiful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's is less then a month away...

So what do you have planned? I am thinking we have nothing much going on. Last year we had dinner at home and we made it fancy. Not too sure what this year will bring. We may finally use the gift card to our favorite restaurant http://blondrestaurant.com/ as a combo Valentine's - Beth finishing school celebration. We still haven't done that ! I received my letter in the mail the other day saying I will receive my degree shortly ! Such a great accomplishment.

Just for fun let's do some Etsy Valentine's vintage searches. Here is are some cool things I found.

Hope you do something good on Valentine's day. Even if you are single and have a protest Valentine's dinner with friends, I hope it's fantastic !

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Saw this on my cousin's blog and it sums up how I've felt all month. Shame really, life is so precious to be in a slump... here's to to better days and hope.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

On the road again ...

Scenes from our travels. Shame that I couldn't get my camera out in time for the Delaware Water Gap's really pretty part. But it's cool, there is always next time.

Back in NY

The forever broken skyline

Random shots of the Gap

Till next time... Let's hope for better shots =).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The $50.00 challenge

It's no secret that this economy is a woozy. Years ago we all made much more money, including myself. This past weekend we headed to Pennsylvania to my moms house. I had budgeted $130.00 to go shopping and then on Thursday that amount quickly lessened to $50.00. Of course at first I was upset because I was working with a small enough amount already, but then I got over it. I decided to challenge myself to see what I could get. Here are some of the items. I think I did quite well.

Here is what I came up with :

An old sugar bowl, two ball jars and a cast iron coat hook. Although it won't be used for coats.

close up of the bird coat hook

Close up of the covered sugar bowl

here is where the Ball jars landed, in our laundry room

See them on the right?

Those four items came to $26.00, so there are still some left to go... But this next piece really can not count in the $50.00 since my mom technically bought it for me. But it was with in the price range to equal up to the $50.00 if I would have paid for it myself.
A vintage washboard

Because we have a half bath that is mixed with our washer and dryer, a few months ago I decided to embrace it as a laundry room. I redecorated a bit to make it feel more like a laundry room. I had an old wash board in my shed that we hung and the new addition matched well with it. I couldn't believe my eyes when we hung the second one on just how well it went !  Here is a million views of it in our laundry room/bathroom.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Picture overload

This past weekend Mr. B and I headed to Pennsylvania to visit my mom and popparoni. It was a much needed visit filled with comfort, food and lots of laughs. Sometimes, well most times, when we go there, we antique. There is a great Antique Barn there called Peddlers Village. It's filled with amazing things. Here are some shots that I took inside. Apparently some vendors are a little touchy when it comes to photos. One person running a booth questioned why I was taking pictures and advised me "in his opinion I should not..." HA ! What a grumpy old man !

There are some great treasures to be found inside the barn. Some I did actually get, but more on that tomorrow. First two pictures of non vintage items. There is a little nook in the front of the barn with items made from the Amish. This is one of them. I loved it.

I want my father in law to make me this. It's a bench made out of a raised panel door ! So cool

Another shot 

These are just cool. Copper wire in glass bowls. I'd never pay what they were asking, but a great idea !

Ball jars.

Love these glass door knobs ! So awesome.

Gorgeous tea set. Very expensive too !

 Here are a few items in the grumpy old man's booth. No one else mentioned to me to not take photos and there were no signs. Maybe I should have just known? I don't know. Any one else experience this?
Cute little lighted Christmas tree.

Awesome old seltzer bottle, and do you see that stained glass back there to the right? So so beautiful.
I think I have a crush on hunting pictures.

 Here are some more treasures found a long the way.

Cool playing card banners.

Just love the old ladder they used as a prop.

Christmas galore !
So cool but no room for this puppy at my house.

I always see this there, I love this silhouette pattern. But very expensive !

I tried so hard to think of a place for this shutter. Could not come up with one, so it stayed in PA. Sad.
 Then we moved to another antique store down the road. This one is nice, but overpriced ! My mom did get my the old window here though, so I guess she is good for some things.
What greets you on the outside
An awesome stained glass Fleur De Lis. If I knew my sister in law would like this, it so would have been her b'day gift !

Oh how this picture is crappy, but Mr. B really wanted this lol. It's still in PA. too =).