Monday, July 25, 2011

Paper airplanes ... Just for little boys?

Been to Booth 58 lately? Check out our travel theme. Mr. 58 helped us make a string of paper airplanes... made out of road maps. See 'em hanging from the ceiling?

A gentleman was shopping when we were hanging them. He warned us that the planes would be awfullly tempting to any little boys coming through the mall. Then he admitted that they were even tempting to him..... a grown-up little boy. We'll see how long they last! They may have already had a crash landing.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Girlfriends.....We're in it together!

Love this quote and design from Leigh at Curly Girl Designs. She always says it just right! This goodie made a perfect gift for my 2 girlies as we are headed on our yearly road trip. We aren't going far this year.... Just far enough to be away, and leave the dads in charge for a night. Our plans?  Sit, Eat, and Laugh... three things we do very well.  Nothing beats good old fashioned girltime!

Do you have a girls getaway planned? How about McKinney?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Souvenir Plates

I have been collecting souvenir state plates for a while now.  It is pretty easy to find them while out junkin'.  Some of my plates have been handed down to me from grandmothers... some remind me of places we have visited... and others are just too cute to pass up!  I have a vision to cover a wall in them someday...

Last week, Mom and I shook things up in the booth.  We added state plates to our plate rack wall.  They are very colorful... not the "usual" for us... kind of kitschy ... but cute.  (By the way... We put great prices on them!)  Our new look makes us want to hit the road in search of an adventure!  Pack your suitcase... It's road trip time!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Have you heard of the Bubble Guppies?  Nope?  You must not be between the ages of 2 and 5!

My kids love these cute colorful mermaid-like creatures and all their adventures.  We don't get Nick Jr., so it is a treat to see episodes of the show when they visit their Memaw. 

You might not be a preschooler - but chances are you have noticed that mermaids are all the rage right now.  We fell more in love with these mythical beauties last year when we found Charlene's posts about her mermaid adventure in California.  Amazing art, ladies!  Since then, we have tried to snag everything mermaid for Booth 58.  Recently, we included quite a few mermaid postcards.... quick sellers. 
So... a great lesson to take home... Watch Nick Jr. more often.... You just never know what will be the next rage in vintage decor.... Mermaids now.... Dora and Diego later?  yikes?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wave a Flag

How are you and yours celebrating this year?
Come wave a flag in  McKinney.... There will be a Hometown Parade in Downtown at 10 am on Monday. Our kids love the fire trucks!  It always really feels like an old fashioned parade.... a fun way to say Happy Birthday America!
After the parade,  have lunch on the square.... The Pantry , Spoons, and Sauce are three great family friendly spots that we like.  Finish your afternoon at the Car Show and then some air conditioned shopping at the Antique Company Mall!  You never know what "fireworks" you will find....
Happy Independence Day

Friday, July 1, 2011

On the Road

Our family has been spread out across the map .... Mr. and Mrs. 58 are at a friend's wedding in East Texas with my brother, sis-in-law and their 3 cuties. Brother will be Best Man and Niece #1 is the sweet flower girl.....

Saw this photo in Carolyn's booth at ACM this week.....
You think an outdoor East TX wedding in July will look like this? ha!

My family of 5 will be heading to other grandparents' house on the lake in Missouri.  Big Brother and Sister are looking forward to fireworks.  I hope we can stay awake until dark this year!  We have plans for fishing and swimming and just relaxing. 

Also found this display in Carolyn's booth (she always has the COOLEST stuff!  I could spend hours just looking...).

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