Monday, June 20, 2011

Retirement party in the neighborhood

Pat and Paul had a hard time keeping the balloons still and cutting the cake at the same time! The cake was soooo delicious! Thanks Pat for buying it at Giant Eagle.

We could not decide where to put the Congratulations banner so we stuck it between the two tables...I am jealous Ann, I wish it was me retiring at such a young age. Enjoy life now you deserve it!

On Friday night we had a retirement party for one of our neighbors. It was a great time with good friends and good food.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Burton Antique Market

Went to the Burton Antique Market this weekend with my friend, Dawn and her daughter, Abby. Here are some of my great finds. I can stop the search now for my third spice cabinet. I found it after searching the market for over an hour in the hot sun but it was worth it. I got it for a steal, of course, I had to add my own touch to it with paint and distressing it to look more primitive. Also, the little table was just so was found in a new shop in Burton, Ohio downtown. I also had to paint it to my own taste. It had two holes on the second shelf but with a little wood puddy, they are now gone (that was another reason why I had to paint it). I just love the little drawer in the front. It was such a great day going to the market with Dawn and Abby. They took me to some other quaint places in the surrounding areas. We had lunch at Mary Yoder's (famous Amish restuarant). Then hit a country store and had more fun with a simple $3.99 whoopie cushion! I never laughed so much that day.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Neighborhood 2011 Memorial Day picnic

Our Memorial Day neighborhood picnic was great fun! As you can see from the top picture our three great chef's at work! The hamburgers turned out delicious despite the fire!

Primitive sale

I stopped at some primitive sales this weekend and found some great stuff! I just love the stone bee hive, it is really popular today and can be found in country decorating magazines and real primitive shops. I have seen them in Southern Ohio made of stone and straw type material. Great for outdoors or in. I thought the small ironing board with the light green patina was adorable to put my pots on or can be used for my crocks in the kitchen. I was surprised to find it for sale, the lady did not want to part with it last year! I do not know what I am going to do with the red cubby box I found, I just liked it...might put on a cabinet. Some of my great finds will be included in our neighborhood street sale, Saturday June 25th. Check out my ad on Craig's List for other pictures. Mark your calendars..


I love to use unusual things to put flowers in rather than the same ol' clay pots, like the small blue shelf with the drawers and the black shoeshine box, really neat stuff you can pick up at garage sales or flea markets for almost nothing and bring them back to life with flowers. I also like to use ladders for displaying my garden items. It is a really cheap way to dress up your yard!