Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rhoda's Thrifty Treasure Monday

I didn't go to any garage sales this weekend so I decided to post a picture of this little cabinet I use in my bath. It was a freebie, a co-worker was cleaning out his fathers tool business and he had a bunch of stuff that was headed to the trash. I found this cabinet, painted it, added a shelf and it's new home is my bathroom. I hope to find nicer containers to put my toiletries in, but it works for now. Also, the towels I added the crocheted trim to, just to jazz them up a bit.
Be sure to stop by Rhoda's and see what everyone else has found.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What is your favorite hobby?

Mine is hiking and viewing wildlife. I'm fortunate live in a location where it is easy to do both. Here are few pictures...before we left in my back yard was this cute little fawn and mother.
( If you click on the picture it will enlarge)

At the refuge we saw numerous birds but it's so difficult to get pictures, here is one I was able to snap...a bobolink maybe?

Look at the size of the mushroom!

And how pretty is this wild bush? The best was viewing this guy on the way home!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

It's Monday again and time to join Rhoda for
Today's Thrifty Treasures. I love seeing everyones great buys!
I bought this deck of cards at a yard sale for 50 cents. The lady is so pretty and all the cards have different scenes of the US and Canada. It looks vintage to me!
The hope chest was a bulk pickup find a few weeks ago, and I came up with the idea to converte it into a file cabinet.
My dilemma is how do I update this? It's going into a craft/office/music room that will be all mine. A friend suggested decoupaging music on top. I love that idea. I'm thinking copying old music and doing exactly that. Help on updating this would be greatly appreciated.
I love comments and throw your ideas at me!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

What have you read lately?

I just finished Merle's Door, Lessons of a Free Thinking Dog by Ted Kerasote. Well, I consumed it to be accurate. If you enjoy reading about dogs I highly recommend this book. It is set in the area around Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The book was entertaining, informative and a joy to read.

Merle adopted Ted and the book is about their relationship. This book made me appreciate my dog and her uniqueness even more, my Snuggles is a dog unlike I ever had. She is her own person and after reading this book I understand her so much better.

I am always looking for a good read, so what have you read lately?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

I treated myself to another orchid, I love the color combination of the pink and yellow.
Be sure to visit Beverly at for more pinks.
I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend and please take the time to honor all our veterans living and deceased that have served our country.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday's Treasure Share

Please join Rhoda at to share your weekend finds. It's so much fun to see all the treasures that everyone has found over the weekend.
I found the top runner in perfect conditon at an antique store for 2$. What makes it so special is that it goes with my round table throw!! Score!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pink Ladies Slipper

I found out the name of this exotic flower I found in the woods on one of my hikes this week. Pink Ladies Slipper, a member of the orchid family!! I thought this looked like a orchid when I saw it.
(Orchids often have swollen, ball-shaped tubers that were regarded in traditional practices as having medicinal value. The root of lady's slipper was used as a remedy for nervousness, tooth pain, and muscle spasms. In the 1800s and 1900s it, and other orchids, were widely used as a substitute for the European plant valerian for sedative properties.)
Isn't this interesting? I took this from this site if you are interested in reading more about this beautiful and other wildlife plants.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pink Saturday

I forgot to let Beverly know I was participating in Pink Saturday this week but decided to post anyway because I took a hike at a local State Park and found all these beautiful pinks.
All of these pictures were taken in the woods this week so these are the wildflowers and bushes in bloom in my area now. We hiked for 6 hours and never saw another soul. I was so excited to see all these pink flowers, now I have to find out what they are. If anyone knows the common names I would love to know.
Visit Beverly for more pink and have a wonderful weekend. Mary

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pink Saturday

My Pink Saturday items are this pretty little mustard or honey cup that is in perfect condition and this is the only garbage find on this shelf. Everything else was bought or given to me. It pairs nicely with the ebay plate to the right of it.
The shelf was only 4 $ at a garage sale and holds more of my pinks.
I love how pink goes with the yellow, green, and golds..
The pink columbine on the left I found in the woods this week on a hike!
And I bought the pretty pink pansies this week for my planters. What pretty shades of pink!

Please visit Beverly at for more pink. Happy Pink Saturday!

I hope everyone has a very Happy Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lovely Lilacs

A sure sign of Spring, when I walk into my home and the lovely aroma of lilacs greets me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2nd time around

I found two chairs for 35$ on Craigs list, both antique rockers. My sister took one and I the other. I think for 17.50 I did pretty well! For more 2nd time around visit Diane at
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My finds for the weekend.

The first is an adorable teapot...for 3$ how could I pass this sweet thing by? Not when it has a bird on the top!

This cloth is old and quite large, It's in great condition and I found it at a local antique store for 5$.
Please visit Rhoda at for more links to some great bargains!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pink Saturday, Pink Dolphins

Isn't this creature beautiful in it's pinkness, a pink Dolphin!! Check out the story for more info on this beautiful pink animal.
For more pink delights visit Beverly at
Happy Pink Saturday! Mary