Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend happenings.....

Let me begin today's post with a big thank you to all the nice things you had to say about my new specs!! It is so nice to have so much positive feedback - when I was trying on frames I think I only tried about 6 on before I made a decision - I knew what I did not like so that made the job go lots quicker - also I make decisions pretty quickly - I am not a very wishy washy person - my dad had a saying.... "either sh- - or get off the pot." Colorful I know but words to live by!!

The weekend started off with a little running around Friday after work and in that maelstrom we passed a little flower shop - and they had just piles of flowers spilling out onto the sidewalk - I just couldn't pass up this bunch of beauties....


After gardenias I have to say that lilacs are some of my very favorite flowers!!! Lovely colour, lovely fragrance and such good memories!!! Growing up in Maryland the house we lived in had big lilac bushes on the side yard that where just wonderful every spring!!

Then on Saturday Dale and I ran around doing the usual estate/garage saleing
- here is my very small haul -

I enjoy old cookbooks and these were all from the mid 30's and where give aways then - on Saturday they cost me .25 each - I also found another the glass frog - but am not sure I really want to keep it...... the 19th century print of Paris is really nice and the two linen towels and olive wood utensil will be really handy. The small Jesus picture was practically free so I couldn't pass on it. The weather was just beautiful bright and sunny in the upper 70's lower 80's both days.

The two finishes from the weekend I can't show just yet - one is an exchange and has to get into the mail in the morning and is a secret. The other is the most recent La-D-Da piece - but the snap I have is so very bad that I am totally embarrassed to show it - can you believe it!! I will try for another snap today and post it tomorrow.

I think that's about it for today!! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
edgar

16 comments:

Sadie said...

Those lilacs are beautiful!
So cheerful. You have some lovely finds as usual.
I love your dads phrase, bought a smile to my face for sure. Hope you have a great week.

Suzie said...

Lilacs are my favorite springtime flower, and a lot of that is because I had a row of them outside one of my bedroom windows, when I was growing up. I drifted off to sleep on their fragrance many a night. The one in my garden is just now starting to bloom, so I'm getting ready for an aromatic trip down memory lane.

And lucky me! I had a honeysuckle vine just outside my other window!

You got some terrific finds! I love old cookbooks too, but got that same Pennsylvania Dutch one new, when my Mom brought it home to me, from a trip that my parents took to the Amish communities in Pennsylvania, back in the mid 60's. I still have it, and hope that you enjoy your edition, as well!

It sounds like you have a fun weekend! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Karen said...

the lilacs are gorgeous! i'll just admire your lilacs as they would give me a migraine so please give them a whiff for me (i really do love them smell).

love the floral frog.

Deanne J said...

The Lilacs are so beautiful, they're one of my favorites too.

Melissa said...

I love lilacs too. I have a small pink one in the garden and now I want to collect them all! I have seen a deep purple one with white edging around the petals. Stunning!

Love your Saturday stash haul.

Natasha said...

Those Lilacs are beautiful! I think they have got to be one of my favorites as well next is the Gerber Daisy.

Great little haul there. Old cookbooks are great. I cab read a cookbook like a book.

TakeCare and have a wonderful day!

Jan said...

Neat finds, Edgar! And I love your new specs! Very dignified! (^-^)

Jennifer/OH said...

My dad has some colorful Italian version of your dad's saying! I've actually gone on-line to translate some of the stuff we over-heard as kids and YIKES!!! Good thing we didn't understand it back then.
Love the old cookbooks. I have the complete Better Homes and Gardens A-Z set that belonged to my grandmother. The best part is when I'm leafing through a volume and a little scrap of paper falls out with that very distinctive handwriting of hers telling all the adaptations and changes she made to various recipes.

Deb said...

The lilacs are beautiful. Ours are just coming out now. And it's so funny, I have that Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook. It was my mom's back from the 50's.

Bronny said...

Lovely blooms - I can almost smell their fragrance from here!
I love your haul - I also have a small collection of old cookbooks - cannot resist them - sometimes I'll even use them, adjusting them for today's ingredients.
I'm now curious about the frog? Do you have a collection? My frogs are all throughout my glass collection. I have them divided into glass/lead/pottery too.

Milly~ said...

LOL...your Dad sounds as colorful as my father in law. What a sense of humor. The new specs are wonderful.

Glenna said...

Lovely specs! I'm the same way about choosing things--no waffling to speak of--and funny thing, my dad used to say the same thing. Do you suppose that's the magic way of turning kids into deciders? LOL!

Also, I have a mischievous question: how long, at the rate you're collecting things, before you need a MUCH larger home?

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh, those lilacs are just stunning! I wish I had more room in my yard to plant one, but alas the postage stamp doesn't have room. Love that antique print too!

CindyMae said...

The Lilacs are just gorgeous! Love your finds from Saturday! Never can pass up Jesus, and the old cookbook are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing the stitchy items you sent out!

Robin said...

my MIL says the same phrase; guess it's universal, huh?

love the new LDD piece in the previous post...too cute!

LauraNorthernCA said...

Edgar, I don't think you know me, but I met you at NiaH a couple times. My daughters adore Mary. I *just* treated myself to some lilacs -- $9 at Trader Joe's. I love them. I'm from Maryland too -- grew up in Montgomery County, if that rings any bells.