Sunday, May 29, 2011

Marine Rescue

As we celebrate Memorial Day, let us remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. We have a special place in our hearts for Marines, as our son is one. When we saw this old Marine languishing in the corner of a booth at Antique Company Mall, we just had to rescue him.

This water colored photo dated 1952 is of a proud young Marine just out of boot camp.
The inscription read "Always, Love Dad 1952". Did he serve in Korea? Viet Nam? Did he serve just a few years or make it a career?

We don't know his story, but one thing is sure. If he's still alive, he's in his 80's and he's still a proud Marine. Once a Marine always a Marine. As they say, Semper Fi!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Red, White, and Bikes

Bike the Bricks will be this Friday in Downtown McKinney.  Amazing to watch!  These cyclists get up to speeds of 40 mph around the Square.  Fun for the whole family.  Big Brother will be especially interested since he just took his training wheels off and is already the pro!  

Yesterday we added some patriotic to Booth 58... complete with our own air show!  Cool vintage toy airplane mom and dad found at an estate sale.... we've been waiting to fly it into the booth for some time.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 23, 2011

School's (almost) Out for the Summer!

Well, the official countdown is on now.... 8 DAYS UNTIL SCHOOL IS OUT!!!  Kindergarten is almost "history" to Big Brother.  It has been a great year for him.  He has learned so much.  One of his favorites has been his art class. 

One day while rearranging our booth, I recognized my son's art teacher...... Justin Preston.  I introduced myself as one of his students' moms and then I found out he too is an ACM vendor.  We have admired his repurposed mason jar lamps for some time and now we know the guy behind the magic.   Truly art! Not your oridnary artist... this guy can also corral a classroom full of 5 year olds - with paint brushes!  He deserves awards!  Stop by the glass cases to see Justin's work.  Great for Father's Day gifts.
(photo's from Justin's website - go checkout his art gallery!)
Hats off to all you teachers out there!  You have created art in your classrooms all year long....   Hardest job in the world!  Happy Summer.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spent Friday bringing the beach to Booth 58.  Added lots of shells and other found treasures.  Also added a new table and a small cabinet with doors.  Wall papered our back wall with vintage sheet music... looks cool! 

Mr. 58 painted these terra cotta pots with chalkboard paint... cute addition to our mantle.  I had herb names written on them... but now "She sells sea shells" is perfect on the 4 pots.

Love the blue mermaids I found.  Great next to our vintage Florida juice glass.

Just this morning I heard my hubby say to my little ones, "I wish we were still at the beach." 
Me too.   Nothing like the sand between your toes!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

We're back!

The Booth 58 Gang just spent a wonderful Mother's Day weekend on our annual family beach getaway.  Fun was had by all.... Including Mr. 58 - pictured below with his two favorite Beach Ballerinas.  The seaweed was a bit thicker than usual, but that didn't stop us from having a blast.
Mrs. 58's 6 grandkiddos gifted her with this beautiful beach themed bracelet..... Tracy at CremDeLaGems created it just for Mom... and it was PERFECT! 
We've loaded up the truck and we are on our way back to Booth 58.. with "oceans of treasures". Stop by our corner of ACM to see what the tide washed up... We promise the seaweed won't be too bad!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Small Garage Sale

The other day, Mr. 58 and I were running errands when a sign nailed to a telephone pole caught my eye. It read "Small Garage Sale" with an arrow pointing down the street. Now this really got our curiosity up because who advertises a sale as small? Well, we found the house and saw an old door set on two chairs. There were a few items including one small silver trophy cup. When I showed interest in the ONE cup the seller commented that he had several more somewhere in the garage. Off he went and a few minutes later returned with six trophy cups dating back to the early 1900's. We were happy to take them off his hands.

We still cannot figure out why he thought describing his sale as small was a good idea but we're glad we stopped to take a look.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Celebrate the Good Things

The Booth 58 Gang is gone to the beach this weekend… Celebrating the Good Things in life with the whole fam...good fun... good food... good laughs … And of course one of those good things is MOM! We all think she is the best! Better than "good" - She's the BEST!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fellow Junk Lovin’ Mamas out there!

We are bringing the beach with us back to Booth 58 … Stop by soon to see what “washed up.”

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Safe Place To Land

Looks like the Antique Company Mall is expecting a flurry of feathered friends this Spring. Bird cages seem to be the rage in home decorating. This large green one is ready for occupancy in our booth.

Many others can be found around the store.

They all seem to be a safe place to land!

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