Friday, April 17, 2015

Bright 50's Look Booth Display



I finally got around to redoing my large booth in the North store today ... its been an embarrassingly long time ... it was a mess!

I wanted to do a booth with lots of color pops for a while now ...  when I saw this funky scalloped shelf at a second hand store, I knew it wanted to be a part of this project .... blue spray paint and voila!
I tried to capture the fun and color of the 50's ... isn't the old TV MAVALOUS!


I have four sock monkeys for sale, and thought that it would be fun to pin them together as if they were playing together ...




Nothing says fifties like aluminum trays, and I have some charming ones.

It took me 4 and a half hours in all, but I was very pleased with the out come. ... now lets wait and see if it effects my sales at all!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Two 'New' Blue Chairs


When we went to Texas to welcome our newest grand, her two older siblings got bumped from the kitchen table.  My daughter and her husband have seating for four at their kitchen table, and with Papa and Mimi in town, and one of the chairs for their table having been broken, they sat on their bathroom stools to make room for us, during meals. 
That's why, the next day while junking at the local Goodwill, I scooped up these fun midcentury knock offs.  (Pretty cute model eh?)
The finish just needed scrubbing, but I knew they'd be cuter if they matched the kitchen. 
So the chairs got a couple of coats of spray paint and now match the cute shabby dining set. 
I used the rest of the two cans of paint to paint the IKEA spice racks Emily wanted to use for children's' book storage.  ... And here's our cute model again checking out a book in the new reading corner! 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Baby Abby Number Seventeen.

So I came to Texas to welcome a new grandchild to our family.  Number 17!
Here I am with my daughter Emily, after we'd been 'good lucked' with Cascarones at the Mexican Market!  How cute is her tummy!! 
Finally, after waiting and watching for more than a week we went to the hospital where she was checked in to be started, on the eve of her due date. 

I got to sit with her and watch the monitors, chatting and playing Trivia Crack for 9 hours. Until they upped the meds to bring on harder pains.  

That's when her husband came to support her for three more hours of the hard stuff!!


That's when Abigail came to join the family.  At first she was squinting one eye while looking around with her other eye, so we were calling her the baby pirate!! 
When she was a couple of hours old Papa (above) and Mi Mi (me) got to meet the sweet pea!! 
Here she is with her very happy MaMa.  
Today we went to the hospital and brought our girls home. 
I think Bekie and William approve .... 
At any rate they definitely approved of Mom's cool accommodations!   

And the big surprise for me is that they named her after me! I would never have guessed any one would, with such a funky name. 

Abigail Paula Talley.  Welcome baby!