Final ‘pre-market’ post.

It’s almost time!!!!

My car is already loaded.  The kids (my son and daughter in law) are helping me load the U-haul tomorrow evening, and Thursday morning we deliver to the Rebel Junk Marketplace show at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

A couple of quick pictures of some last minute items I just prepped for the show.

Several different colors of REAL dried Hydrangea.  (from MY garden!)

Shabby chic square metal birdcages.  You can see what they originally looked like in the upper left hand picture.  I dry brushed them with a soft white paint, originally just as a base coat and prep before spray painting them white and distressing them.  I decided the the dry brush looked so good that I didn’t need to do the extra work!

LOVE these red and white lace edge metal cake stands.  (I love cake stands in general though!  I have a personal collections of 8 of them!)  They are so much fun to work into booth displays; for adding height or emphasizing a certain item.


Lots of assorted glass bottles and vintage jars headed to this show.

I’ll be spending all day Thursday and Friday setting up my double wide booth.  Hoping to get done in time to take photos before the early bird shopping starts on Friday evening.   (I did NOT accomplish this last year.  sigh.)   And I’ll TRY to post some photos when I get home Friday night to give you locals a preview.

I’ll for sure have time to post pictures next week, after the show for those of you who are not local and can’t make it to the show.


And DON’T FORGET to ASK for your 20% discount!

Think about it.

 The Buzzard, the Bat & the Bumble Bee.
If  you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet  and is entirely open at the top, the  bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an  absolute prisoner.  The  reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from  the ground  with a run of 10 to 12  feet.  Without  space to run, as is its habit, it will not even  attempt to fly, but  will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with  no top.
The  ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable  nimble creature in the air, cannot  take off from a level place.  If  it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can  do is shuffle about helplessly and, no  doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight  elevation from which it can throw itself into the  air.  Then,  at once, it takes off like a flash.
A  bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be  there until it dies, unless it is taken  out.  It  never sees the means of escape at the top, but  persists in trying to find some way out through  the sides near the bottom.
It  will seek a way where none exists, until it completely  destroys itself.
In  many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the  bumblebee.  We  struggle about with all our problems and frustrations,  never realizing that all we have to do is look  up!  That’s  the answer, the escape route and the solution to any  problem… just  look up!
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Angi, from Angi’s Angels came by the store the other day to pick up their first check.  (they are the group the is making cards to raise money for Race for the Cure; I sell the cards in the store and donate ALL the proceeds back to them)

Angi’s husband’s grandmother, who lives with them, and is a breast cancer survivor, has even been helping with folding the paper designs.  I wanted to do something special for Grandma when she came in with Angi to pick up that first check, so I bought her a dozen roses and thanked her for being such a great helper and inspiring the younger gals.

The smile on her face as I gave her the roses was priceless!

Here are some of the beautiful new cards they just brought in for Valentines Day.