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Monday, November 26, 2012

He's making a list and checking it twice!!!


I was thrilled when I walked into the store to find this Santa and his list!!!  Made my day to see my name there...(Brenda) I needed that little fun excitement, I felt like a kid as if I had just found a package of mine that had been hidden away so I wouldn't find it!  I must admit butterflies were in my tummy and my face was lit with smiles!!!  Ho Ho Ho...tis the season!!! 
 
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

HaPpY ThAnKsGiViNg!

 
A BIG Happy Thanksgiving to All...from Texas!
Gobble Gobble Ya'll!!!   ;))

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lost and Found!

Ok...I feel like I've been an item in the lost and found box and now I've been claimed and found!  Feels good to be out of the BOX!!!  HA!   Life moves fast and sometimes it's hard to keep up with it all!  Getting back into more of a routine now that school has started and my substituting is making me get back on track!  No more summer break...loving this cooler weather and feeling some great posts coming soon!  On this note I ran across this cute little guy the other day...anyone remember  "Wooly Willy"?   I remember trying to drag a beard on his face, hair on his head and eyebrows, as a child!!!  (Really dating myself here I guess, but I love being 53!)    ;0)   Missed you ... Love to all...xoxo

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where does time GO?    I want to know...I want to write a children's book someday and title it WHERE DOES TIME GO? ... when I have the time!  HA!    I have been so caught up in working and moving to my little Townhome / Apartment...that I have neglected my antique booth and my blog!!!  So here I am to catch up just a little...and soon will be back in force...I love blogging and miss all of you!!!  But life has been calling so needless to say I had to answer!!!   I am moved into my new little haven and am loving it...will post pics soon...did not get to post my Round Top pics yet either...soooo behind!    My twin granddaughter's are TWO...taking Gymnastics and doing so well!!!  We are so blessed by them!!!  Life is moving fast and I hope to keep up and would love to get ahead if that is even possible? 
So with all this said...I am leaving you these little buttons...they both seemed very fitting as of now...you can grab them from shabby blogs!

                        

Hugs ...
Brenda

Friday, April 6, 2012

Life changes...and Happy EASTER!!! ;))

MIA...missing in action...that has been me...sorry for the emptiness on my blog...my daughter-in-law recently made the decision to not post anymore pics and remove the old ones of the twins (my granddaughter's) on the internet for security purposes...sad to not post and share these pics with you all, but out of respect will comply to her request!  So just some little notes from time to time about them, will you find now!  

On another note...I have taken some steps to change my life and made some major decisions to reconstruct and better my life which has taken me away for a while, but I am back (somewhat) into the swing of things now and hope to plunge myself again into the world of blogging!  I love it so!!!  I have changed a relationship that I have been in for years now...not sure where it will go, which is scary, but self assuring in a sense, I have moved to my own Apt./Townhouse (Which I LOVE!) and have taken on a Hostess job where my Son works at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Fort Worth, TX ...something I probably would have never seen myself doing except my son works there and told me they needed someone and I LOVE IT!!!  I can work 23 hrs a week and get full benefits!!! (Happy Dance!) This is a upscale restuarant and the people there are a God send!!!  Incredible group to work with!!!  I am so blessed!!!  God works in mysterious ways sometimes!!!  It has worked out sooo well for me  in every way!!!  I am still substituting about 3-4 days a week as well...so some days are looong to say the least!  But it is what works for my life right now!  All this said, is what allows me the time to do the things I love and still function in my life without holding down a 9-5 job!!!  I am in transition to finding myself and the life God intends for me and loving my booth and the antique world even more!   So sorry for the long message but just wanted to keep you up on my absence and my life!  I still have a few kinks to work out on my computer after the move ...but should be up and running again soon!   So stay posted and look for my post on my trip to ROUND TOP Antique Show in south Texas, last week!  I had sooo much fun and learned soo much!   I was invited to go with a friend Gayla Hart, from Vintageology, at LoneStar Antiques where we both have booths!!!  What a wonderful time we had!!!!  Gayla is wonderful and such a sweet and genuine person, I am so blessed to be her friend!   Can't wait to share all the pics and info with you!!!
Meantime...Easter has crept up on me and well....Happy Easter to all!!!    Hippity Hop Easter Is On It's Way!!!  Happy Days, Love to all...  Brenda

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Vintage Vine # 1959 Transformation... Ta Da...

It's been a long time coming...almost a year now in September!   I   F I N A L L Y remodeled my booth at Lonestar Antiques and Simplicities Tea Room...in Fort Worth...   What a relief, I worked 2 days straight...about 6 hour days and with help from my booth neighbor Pat at  MY TATTERED ELLEGANCE...which by the way is where I got the footboard to paint my sign on!!!  She has the matching one, in her booth!  Thanks Pat!!!    I recovered the walls in a burlap/upholstery material I got at a thrift store in Roanoke for 75% off...18 yards for $9!!!  Love it...so this is where it began!   Burlap, Lace and Black tie bows!   I had a display unit that had two sliding glass doors and with the help of Tyler from the Antique Mall (THANK YOU TYLER!)  they were removed and repurposed for dividers in the middle of my booth!  What a transformation...BIG SIGH!   Take a look...
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DURING>>>


















































AFTER>>>



After the remodel!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Vintage Valentine...


I want to share this Vintage Valentine...dated back to 1910 and was printed in Germany...unfortunately the picture doesn't do it  justice!  This was in an old box I found years ago at my GREAT-grandmothers house!   I love these finds and wanted to share!!!  Will share some at easter as well...I found a box full!!!!  ;))

Happy Valentine's Day!


This is demensional and folds out! 
A treasure... I am sure... in it's DAY!!!!


So beautiful...just looking at it makes me feel the love!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Be My Valentine!

February 14th, Valentine's Day...is just around the corner and I am Heart Struck with my twin granddaughters!  Some days I can't believe how Blessed I am to have these little dolls in my life!!!  So...I MUST do what a grandmother is mean't to do... Brag, Brag and Brag some more!!!  I must share a little Valentine LOVE with you all...
  
And...February 23rd they turn TWO!!!

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They love puppies!!!

 



  



 



Happy Valentine's Day!!!



                                                      XOXO...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Vintage Vine...and Lonestar Antique Mall...

Okay...a look at my booth and a few others I fancy at the antique mall...hard to believe I am on my second year!!!  Hoping to grow into a little more furniture in the future...learning the ropes and catching a little shabby chic fever!  Mounted Animals seem to be a hot item as well as buffets and mantles...here are a few pics of some of our booths ....for you to enjoy!  ;0))

 The Vintage Vine....




Antique Royal Typewriter
Vintage Wedding Dress...





Doilies...


               




My neighbor next to me...
Pat at My Tattered Ellegance...

Tattered Ellegance
  



Beautiful framed music!



My neighbor across from me...
Jenny at Relics by Rose...





My friend Gayla at Vintageology...





One of my Favs... Ruby Graces... Denis and Mary
do a wonderful job...







FleaPiphany...

Always unique finds....


Beautiful Display...


Carmen and Amee  at Booth 07

07...Unique lockers...


and many more finds to follow on slides....


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also check out our tea room!!!.........


with flavored tea, sandwiches, soups, salads, and mouth watering desserts!!!
 Closed Sunday's!

LoneStar Antiques
5605 Denton Hwy (377)
Haltom City, TX   76148
817.581.1446
    

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Gift From My Neighbor...Love Thy Neighbor!

Neigh*bor - a person who lives, works near another,  neighboring; to adjoin; to be near.

My sweet neighbor next to me at the antique mall made this beautiful welcome board for me at Christmas and I have it at my front door!  She is Pat Close at   http://mytatteredelegance.blogspot.com/  and is the sweetest person ever!!!  It is dear to my heart as I saw a board similar and commented on it one day while I was with her and next thing I know she had made one like it and gave it to me for Christmas!!!  I just love her so much!  She is also the BEST neighbor, as she helps me so much in my booth!!!  Pat is truly a kind and caring...not to mention talented, woman and one I am PROUD to call FRIEND and lucky enough to call NEIGHBOR!   Thank you Pat!

See...so inviting...It makes me smile everytime I walk through my front door!!!  ;0)


So inviting...makes me smile!  ;))






Such detail...

Signed and dated...I love it!


Our Home Is Always Open....SO SWEET!!!



Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
[Roman 13:9] 








Monday, January 16, 2012

Love is in the Air!

January 16th...and Heart Day is fast approaching!  Show the ones you love how much they mean to you...your family, your girlfriends, you BFF, a neighbor...
I am focusing this year on two very special hearts... 
I am trying to ready myself for  spoiling my twin granddaughters this V-day and here are a few things I am going to start with...




A girl has to dress the part!

She might need to sing to the world!


Have to tell them how much Mimi loves them! They love puppies...so these were a must have!!!  Cards and stickers...perfect!


Talking animals...what a perfect world! Push the button on their tummy and they make a sound!


Chocolate Puppies...Heart these!!!


Sweets for my sweethearts!