Friday, February 25, 2011

Flea Market Friday

 This is Flea Market Friday, an event hosted by Kecia at Lemoncholy's Studios!!  It's a great time were you can brag and shop off the wonderful treasures you find at flea markets, resale shops, garage sales and maybe even dumpsters--that's right, I'm a dumpster diver (although, technically, I've never actually been in a dumpster).  So here are a few pictures of a few items I managed to pick up recently.  You'll notice there are a few clocks of various sizes and types.  I can't help it--I have a clock fetish!!  And I only showed you a few of the many, many clocks I've picked! 

I love these little guys!
This wonderful Old Spice shaving mug still smells of Old Spice.

This is a pair of really old, cool ice skates!!

This precious cloth bear is from England.

So these are just a few of the wonderful treasures I've found recently.  Be sure to check out the great stuff others have found and check out the following link.  God Bless all and any who read this--Pat, A Remade Life

Lemoncholy's Studios

Monday, February 14, 2011

How I Spent My Saturday Morning!

This past weekend was my monthly antiques, crafts, collectibles show at Winnie Texas.  It's a great show and I've been doing very well there.  The biggest challenge is that I live about an hour and tens minutes from the show, so I have to drive back and forth both days of the weekend!  I try to use that driving time as a time of reflection, meditation, etc--I listen to good music, church sermons, etc.  It usually works, HOWEVER,  this past Saturday morning was a nightmare!!  There was a wreak-a big tanker truck had a wreak and exploded, leaving hazardous materials all over the freeway! (no one was hurt-what a miracle) The freeway closed, we were ALL detoured down a small country rode with no other way to go and that 1 hr. 10 min. trip ended up taking me 3 1/3 hours!!!  So with all that time on my hands I began taking pictures.  Here are a few. 

This was the only scenery for miles! 
I stared at this guys tail lights for a lllooooonnnnggg time!!

If you think it's boring looking at these pictures, you should have been there to 'look' at this for over 3 hrs.!!  Ok, so I'll stop whining now and let you know I did make it to the show and sold LOTS of stuff and made some good money.  So the moral of this story is---blessings can and do come out of adversity!!  God Bless all and any who read this,  Pat,  A Remade Life

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's COLD outside!

As you may already know, I live in southeast Texas, close to the Gulf Coast.  Our weather is pretty much warm most of the year with intermitent cool spells that really don't usually amount to much.  So when we have a really COLD front come in---well, lets just say we go a little crazy!!   Now, I'm not talking major blizzard like they are experiencing up north or even the snow storm they are having in Dallas.  But when we see ice on the ground, our minds can no longer function and we must stay home in our snuggies with a cup of hot tea in one hand and the remote in the other!  In honor of that 'stay-home' attitude, the following are pictures of what we consider a good reason NOT to go to work!

My ice covered car-the door was iced shut!!

I did manage to shed the snuggie and go to work this morning.  When I looked out my window I saw this poor little bird trying desperately to keep warm.  I asked my boss if I could bring him inside - he said if I could catch him, I could bring him in!  On second thought, birds are made to endure such weather, right?

Hope everyone is safe, warm and home in their snuggie!!  God Bless all and any who read this,
                                                                                                    Pat, A Remade Life