Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gorgeous Giveaway!!

Fiona and Twig

Look what I found.
My friend Anne at Fiona and Twig, is having a wonderful giveaway,
to celebrate her article in Romantic Country Magazine.
Click n the picture to check it out.

barbara jean

Fun Finds Friday

Rusty boxes for the garden.

Old Spice shave mug, soap, and brush,
and a 100% badger shaving brush.

Black box filled with goodies.

Know what this is??

Part of the Burroughs adding machine
I am taking apart.
Wouldn't it be cool attached to a board for a note pad?

Two small glass juicers

This symbol on the handle of the bottom one.
Anyone now what it means ?
Thanks for coming by.

barbara jean

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

John F. Kennedy 202 Photos

I just found this book...John F. Kennedy 202 Photographs
From Childhood to Martyrdom.
Full of great photos of JFK...

This is an amazing book,
and in pretty good condition.
A wonderful find for the store.

Thanks for coming by.
barbara jean

Dawn's Giveaway!!

Dawn, at
The Feathered Nest
is having another giveaway.
You do NOT want to miss her giveaways.
They are always great!!
(and you will love her blog!!)
Ends April 6th. Get on over there and sign up.

barbara jean

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Garden & Rustic Treasures

Love old garden stuff.
old faucet knobs....
beautiful patina...
garden benches...
and chairs with flowers.
an old painted bunny from years ago.

shabby bench and rusty pump.
(pump is from another post, and found out it
was used on a kitchen sink. That is why the unusual shape.
Just love it!!)
click to enlarge.

and these unusual things.
Someone said they are the top to a chain link fence.
Is that right?
They would make a cute doodad to hold napkins
down at your next picnic.

And love these old spindles.
I wondered what would happen if I painted them white now,
while they are wet.
Seems like it would end up peeling and be a
perfect shabby look.
What do you think? Ever painted anything wet?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Flowers & More Fun Finds

Sprucing up the place.

Put in a few flowers at the store today.
Fixin' it up after the winter blahs.

I thought this was just a cute little old sewing box,
filled with really old goodies....
till I looked closer at the top and figured out it was
a cigar box. Oh well, still cool, and the oldest needle book I have ever seen.
It is literally falling apart.
Do I leave it?
Or tape it together n the back side so the tape does not show?

And here is a new little (or not) piggy for the store.
No! Not my sweet little granddaughter,
the pig she is holding. =)

Isabel, our 10 year old granddaughter,
is my flea market/garage sale buddy now.
She loves to go and we have so much fun together!
Good call on getting that pig sweetie. =)

blessings to all

barbara jean

My friend Tete, at
Beyond the Garden Gate
has some of the cutest Easter images for you.
Please go take a look,
and be sure to scroll down a few posts where she has more,
with cuteness posts between them all.

Monday Blessings
barbara jean

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Little Spring, and Fun Finds

A bit of Spring.

See the box with the milk bottles and curly willows?
I have a cute idea brewing for it.

got this cute little stool a while back.
do ya' love it?? I do.

Trying to decide:
Paint it white? black?
cover seat? Kind of like the wood look.

Glass pitchers.
look below at the scallop design on it.
(sorry it is sideways.)

And why did they make pitchers that lie on their side?
Do you think this is old? Or just an old style?
So much to learn in this business of gathering.

More fun finds to come, and maybe even some creative
happenings soon!

blessings and have a wonderful week.

barbara jean

Burlap Bag Giveaway!!

Shannon is having a
200 Blog Followers Burlap Giveaway at

A Southern Belle With Northern Roots

This is one of the adorable projects you can do with her bags:

Hope you will go look around her adorable blog.
She has great ideas.
And don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Blessings and Happy Monday

barbara jean

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pink Saturday Alice

Just this one little sweet 45 for my Pink Saturday today.
Not sure I ever saw the movie when I was little.
I don't think I ever saw it at all now that I think about it.
Is that weird?

Pink Blessings everyone.
I'm joining Beverly and all the other pink lovers.
Thanks Beverly, for hosting!!
barbara jean

Friday, March 25, 2011

Totally Awesome Giveaway!!!

Go to
Tales From and OC Cottage
for the most awesome and grand giveaway ever.
As much as I want to win, I'm sharing with you my friends.

Now, say thank you, and go sign up!

barbara jean
PS Don't forget to chekc out her blog
It is wonderful!

Fun Finds Friday

Garden Fun.
This is the coolest pump I have ever seen!
Very different!

Garden idea:
Stove damper for garden box display.
Could hang a sign on it too. =)

Fun Find: a whole box of casters.
Will probably fill a jar with these.

Collectible plate from "Oklahoma!"

Vintage Disney Bambi watch.

My sweet little music covered box is up for grabs.
$15.00 plus shipping.
Go HERE for more details

Blessings on your day.
Barbara jean