Currier And Ives

Currier & Ives Picture

Currier And Ives were the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Their lithographs represented every phase of American life, and included the themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, the Mississippi River, Hudson River scenes, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary […]

Been Junkin…

Blue Onion Soup Tureen

I needed a day out yesterday and decided to go..junkin... Some of the treasures found.. Blue Onion Soup Tureen - $4.99. I already have the canister set, so this was a nice addition. I feel in love this cute vintage lamp, the crystals alone were worth the cost, $10.00.  One thing I am is a […]

Out Junkin!

Vintage Cameras - 1929 Charmer

After finishing decorating our Christmas Porch...I had some time to head out and do some junkin!  Oh be still my heart I do love to thirft. My heart was beating when I spotted this adorable lamp.. It is old, adorable with the prettiest ceramic flowers and leaves... I just fell in love with it, will […]

Out Junkin…

Alfred Meakin Staffordshire England Dishes - The Mille

Good Morning! Wednesday's are the days I always go out junkin (well one of days I head out)!  Yesterday as I headed out I hoped to find dishes....dishes I could use for Thanksgiving. The first store I hit was GW... no dishes...or maybe I say  no Thanksgiving dishes. I did find four very pretty ones […]

Out Junkin!

Fall Crochet Thow

After a very disappointing night I read Psalms 91.. Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” You will not fear the terror of night, nor the […]

My GOODWILL Farmhouse Mantel!

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Smile peeps, Wednesday's I usually head out for a day of  Treasure Pickin! Last Wednesday I hit some thrift stores, but NEVER expected to find this at Goodwill... It is a solid oak farmhouse mantel! I couldn't believe my eyes as I headed back to the furniture section. But there she was leaning against the […]

3 French Hens – French Country Market


Smiles peeps, Last Sunday a group of ladies and I headed West... to the 3 French Hens - French Country Market at Canal Port, Morris IL. Morris is really a cool town, and has one of the few prospering and historically intact down towns in Illinois. It's also one of the top 15, based on […]

Friday’s Find – It Was A Very Linen Day!

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Smiles Peeps, We took Bo downstate for his 2nd hydrotherapy session... Bo did really good, he was able to go 7/10 of mile! He hasn't moved a muscle since we got home and he's completely out! I haven't been out thrifting much this summer - way to HOT! While driving home we hit a few […]

Thursday’s Finds – Vintage, Thrift Store and Craigs List Finds!

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Smiles Everyone, It's a dreary cold day here, The great thing about thrifting is the thrill of the unexpected. What will I find? Would you like to see last weeks finds.... Love this round ottoman found on CL - $15 bucks.  The fabric is a lush velvet. Even came with a glass top, love […]

Our Main Living Area Redo – In Stages!

1929 Charner

Smiles, We've been in the process of up-doing our main living area. Since I've retired I don't push myself like I use to.. I'm enjoying a more laid back lifestyle, taking my time and enjoying the process. The foyer is done, and you can see it here. There's been a whole lot of patching and […]