When on a whim, Elizabeth and I decided to rent the booth, Mr.58 jumped right in. He has become the ultimate repurposer, refinisher, truck driver and treasure picker. He sacrificed his garden this spring and instead polished his skills in the paint department. The heifer shed, located in the pasture, became the workshop and even his bulls seem amazed at his new found proficiency with a can of spray paint. You can find them standing at the door or gazing in the window as he turns the latest find into a piece of inventory.
He has become very sharp at choosing the chippy, tarnished, stained piece, even if he says he still doesn't "get it"! Last weekend at a rummage sale he went to the left while I went to the right. When we met at the check-out he claimed the prize..he had found an ironstone teapot and a large tarnished tray....We couldn't do it without Mr. 58.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This morning as I fluffed our cluttered corner at ACM a bit, I added a white creamer with bright yellow pencils and wrote on a little chalkboard "Time 4 School." A beach theme still sticks around our booth, but my mind is onto a new season.... Back to School!
I sent my first little one off to kindergarten this week. What a milestone! I even made it through Monday morning with only a few tears. Big day for our family. Our little guy seems like a big man now... This mama is proud!
I asked Mom to share a few of her "vintage" back to school memories....
Now, I am off to carpool line.... Eager to hear about what new discovery today brings!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
What are you doing to say "So Long Summer"? One last trip to the lake? Catching a baseball game? Tax free back to school shopping? Or just staying in the a/c?
We're packing away our pool floaties and pulling out our new backpacks around here..... Filling our new pencil box and counting our crayons and markers....