Saturday, October 20, 2012



My Miss K has spent part of her Fall Break with me this week so I've been one busy Nana.  No time for blogging!  Too consumed with having fun and doing things like pumpkin hunting.  Seriously celebrating my incredible love of Autumn this week and anything and everything related to Pumpkin Days.  I love them.

This weekend my favorite little girl and I are going to attend PUMPKINVILLE.  It's a fun hands-on-gathering in downtown OKCity that is presented by OG&E (OK Gas & Electric).  It's chock full of crafts, pumpkin decorating, treats, cider pressing, story telling, treats and they even have a hay bale maze.  Sure to be a blast for both of us...  I'll share our pics next week.
(Great $5 Find!!!)

Today I'm showing you a few fun finds.  I'm not too much one for whimsy and so I rarely purchase things that are super-cutesy.  But...when the retail store I managed closed it's doors nearly ten years ago I couldn't resist bringing the little Native American/Pilgrim figurines (at the top) home with me.  This year I decided to actually set them out, but FIRST they needed a little makeover!  Gone are the orange, brown, red and gold paint colors and in their place is a sweet soft white with a hint of AS (Annie Sloan) dark wax.  Too cute not to love.

Next comes the vintage soup tureen!  Perfect condition and I love that it has the ladel.  SCORE!

Found this sweet pumpkin shaped candle holder last year.  Love how it looks with a wee bit of my 1978 wedding bouquet.  The patina is perfect for Fall... 

Does anyone know what the rose above was originally manufactured for?  I only found one although I'm sure they were sold in pairs...  Have a clue now?  If you guessed a drapery tie-back then you would be right.  I love it just sitting on my mantel!  It came as you see it...didn't have to do anything to it.  Couldn't believe it!  Cost:  $1.99 (eeeek!)

This canvas over wood picture/sign originally had a mannequin on the front.  Not sure what happened to it but it was all dulled out (maybe from the sun?) and looked hazy.  I snagged it for a few dollars and plan to paint GUEST COTTAGE on the front with pink roses... 

I'm lovin' it!  Can't wait to get started on it!


Because I love love love candles (white or cream ones, please!) I was excited to find several Bois Malted Cream jar candles at ROSS for $6.99 each.  They retail for $14 each in gift shoppes everywhere.  Great score!

Not only do they smell fabulous but I love the wick!  Helps all the wax to burn evenly!


A few weeks ago my Mr. AGPMan and I lunched at our local Cracker Barrel Restaurant.  They were having a HUGE MARKDOWN SALE on tons of stuff and I bought the sweet bag you see above for $4.  Original price was $24.99.  It came as you see it (minus the lace doily peeking out!)... 

Today my Miss K helped me tend to my booth space and afterwards we stopped by Goodwill to have a look around.  Found a few amazing things...a faux leather jacket for her for $2.99 (will be perfect for 50's Day next spring) and a couple extra small Ann Taylor (Loft) tops for $1.99 each.  Because they both are so tiny they fit our girl perfectly.  Also found the lovely framed print you see above.  I plan on painting the frame out (you KNOW I will!) and replacing the paper backing!

Price was $5.99.  Keeping this one for my bedroom.  Love it!

The basket above was just reworked a bit for Fall.  The roses you see were some my hubby gave me several months ago.  I love the color they dried out to be.  I had a dozen, but one by one they fell apart. :(   I added the fallen petals to a jar of potpourri and tucked the last three stems inside the lined basket.  Love it.
 Last but not least is a book I snagged today for $2 at a garage sale.   I loaned my copy out sometime back and have yet to get it back...  So~home this one came...  I love Susan Branch!  Her beautiful artwork makes my heart sing!

Hope your Saturday is fabulous!  Mine is going to be jam-packed and full.  Looking forward to every second of it!

More soon.

Love to you...


Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a bunch of good deals you have gotten! That sign is perfect for you. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Love that wicker purse--so cute you added the doily. Have a great weekend-who knows, maybe you'll find some more treasures!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, some great finds, Rebecca! I love that tureen and what a score at $5.00. Great sign! Literally a blank canvase for you to create on now. That is an amazing picture to find at Goodwill.

Julie Marie said...

I am just drooling over all of your beautiful finds!... love that tureen and your pumpkin with some of your wedding bouquet in it... I want to go to Pumpkinville with you and Miss K!... you KNOW Autumn is my most favorite time of all... and that would be sooo much fun!... please tell her hi from me... and I know her birthday is coming up before long!... your Fall basket with your roses and treasures is so pretty!... glad you are having a wonderful Autumn!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ginger said...

Love all your sweet finds and your little pilgrims are so cute after their makeover. Know you and Miss K will have a wonderful time today. Tammy and I are joining a Halloween card class today, should be fun.

Unknown said...

Wow! What great finds. I esp. love the purse, lady, sign (can hardly wait to see it painted with your amazing roses and SO love the soup tureen. I keep looking for one at my local thrift store that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. WHY are they so expensive? You made out like a thrifty bandit. lol
I'm glad you and your granddaughter are making such wonderful memories together.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You better not invite me over any time soon! I might try to sneak out with the wicker purse...and the Susan B. book tucked inside! heehee! You've been busy having FUN! Happy Fall!

Linda said...

So glad you had such fun with your sweet girl. But it is always so good to see a post from you...and to see all of your fun finds..and your re-dos.

I love white candles too...and I love your little metal pumpkin with the flowers inside. I have one too and I never thought of putting flowers inside!

I love Cracker Barrel...and their sales. I need to get hubby to take me there soon!

Happy Saturday Rebecca!

sharon's shabby creations said...

Hey Rebecca,

Loving your new blogmail!!

Hugs Sharon

White Lace and Promises said...

Love how you can make all your finds perfectly white.

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