Monday, December 28, 2009


HAND PAINTED NECKLACEThought I would post a couple more Christmas pic's since it is snowing like crazy and I am stuck in the house. The first is a pic of my son's family tree, my DIL decorates in the country style and really does a great job... the tree is something else...decorated with all hand crafted ornaments
it really is beautiful.
The second pic is of another item my DD painted for me about 10 ys ago. It is a wood necklace,
she used the Debbie Mitchelle ornaments and down sized them and made the necklace my SIL cut them out with his ban saw. I ware it every Christmas. Don't forget to check out my other blog
Thats all for now...
Blessings to all.

Friday, December 25, 2009



Merry Christmas everyone! This is surly a blessed time of year, the birth of our Savior!
Pic's today are of the nativity my DD painted for me a few years is most beautiful!
She does wonderful work.
And a pic of our Charlie Brown tree this ornaments just a few lites. I did not want a lot
of stuff to put away as I will be leaving next weekend. Today will visit son and family then home to put on a ham...for anyone the my stop by. I will be meeting DD and family in Pittsburgh on Monday going out to eat dinner and exchange gifts. Then will stop at their home on way to FL. Wow can't wait. Check out my other blog to see Maggie's Christmas.
Have a wonderful day
blessings to all

Thursday, December 24, 2009


COOKIES TO GO I don't know if I will make the VTT but I will post anyway. When my son was here painting my
home he was making fun of my vintage thing'ies! I got to thinking about it and figured I might as well use all my vintage instead of just looking at thats what I have been doing. These items are what I used yesterday to make cookies. hmmmmmmmmm wonder if that makes them vintage cookies The two bowls are part of my vintage Pyrex set, then I used a few of my vintage metal cookie cutters, and really old vintage measuring cups, and the old vintage measuring spoons. Using all these things makes me feel good and I like using them. Have a Merry Chirstmas!
blessings to all

Thursday, December 17, 2009


CHERRY CAKE SAVER Hi all this week for VTT I am showing you some of the "rehab" work that I do. A few years ago
I use to sell a lot on ebay....I would take old vintage items and give them a new life. Here are a couple things I would paint.....vintage lunch bucket and vintage cake saver....I would try and get some that were in pretty good shape and the prime, base , and paint my sweet cherries on them.
Cherries were a hot deocrating item at the time and I sold hundreds of items .....but alas all good things come to an end and so did ebay. I don't waste my time trying to sell , I was going to try again but after watching it for a week or so .....changed my mind. I still might try an esty store at some point.
Also I started another blog to post about geocaching and my traveling tales when we start south in Jan. so be sure to check it out...
and dont for get to check out our host blog
blessings to all

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


FRONT ROOM IN MY STORE Thought I would do some vintage Christmas stuff. These are pic of my store in 2004 just before
I retired. The first pic is in the kitchen area, I painted all the walls red and wood work would not believe how people loved it...the would come in and say where is the Red Kitchen and then spend tons of time in there as I had it jam packed with stuff. The white Christmas tree is trimmed with vintage red plastic cookie cutters and a vintage star with mica sprinkled on it. There are a lot of other vintage items there the table was a red and white enamel table you can just see the edge of it. The second pic is of the front rom looking from the check out counter. It is jam packed also as you can see click on to enlarge get a better view. Well thats all for now don't forget to check out our host site
blessings to all

Tuesday, December 1, 2009




OLD ERIE RR STATIONThis is a great little museum train park totally staffed and care takeing by volenteers and they do a great job! They built everything over a period of time a little at a time. It is a great fun place to visit and learn some history. Besides what I have posted they built a small museum houseing a old model T that was build by Greenville Steel Car Co. they built tons of RR cars. All gone now. But at one time they made a few cars. Empire is the name of the car. The old Erie RR station was a bustling station at one time. My uncle was the station master there for many years and my dad worked for the Rail Way Express and made trips unloading and loading train for the RWE. I remember him takeing me to the station when I was a child and I was facinated by the old wood hand carts with the big metal wheels. Still love them now. Another thing from my childhood days was when they would get intresting thing in at the Railway Express he would take us kids down to show us, one thing that stands out in my memory is a little boro (donkey) that was being shipped some where and stopped over at his office. Ahhhhh what one remembers lol. This site also has a geocache located on it. I will post about my finding it on my geocache blog. If we just look around with eyes of a tourist we can find many things in our own area the we take for granted, when we look at them everyday. Well thats all for now.
Check back often as I have found many other things.
blessings to all

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



For today's VTT I have pic's of a few left over vintage purses from my store. I just
can't bare to part with them at a fleamarket. I don't know for sure what I will
do with them maybe esty if I ever get a store started there. I am going to list some vintag
Christmas on ebay tonite...I have a link to my ebay on the side bar. Also going to start an
geocacheing blog also. I got a travel bug in a cache yesterday and can't wait for my trip to
FL going to pass it along then.
We got the house painted outside, what a relief.
till later blessings to all

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here is an old log cabin that was found when another building was being torn down. It is the oldest building known in Mercer Co. PA. Wow can you imagine a whole family living in it. Things were sure a hardship back in the day, I wonder how many of us could cope with living at that time? This log cabin is sitting in the small park where I found the lock geocache.
Now for the house progress it is all painted but a small trim around the front porch roof. What a load of my mind. And one step closer to my goal. A big step at that. Thanks to son for all the work. I found out doing this type of labor is not in my future, I can't do all the things I could when I was younger, intresting finding out about these "old age things" I know I will be glad when I can be a "retired" woman. I can't seem to add the pic's at this time so I will come back and try again
till later blessings to all

Friday, November 6, 2009


MICRO GEOCACHEMaggie and I went caching today was sunny but cold maggie stayed in the truck! Found 3 out of
5 we looked for. A couple of these that I cant find , I dont think they are there anymore I wish the owners would either up date them or take them off Didnt take my big old camara today but the pic I posted is of a cache I found the other day. This is the smallest one I have ran across. It is total of about 2" has a tiny length of paper rolled up inside that you sign.
I really like the hunt of this new hobby ...but no one else in my family seems intrested. Other than geocaching and cleaning up around the house today I did not do much. I have started (yesterday) to clean cupboards in kitchen taking out and putting in boxes things I will be selling
when I retrun home in the spring, keep out just enough to live on for the next 8 weeks....tomorrow it is going to be sunny and 60 in the afternoon so son and I are going to get
back to painting on the house. Next 3 days are going to be nice and I think we can get it done.
Well thats all for now going to read my RV blogs and watch a little TV.
blessings to all

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Geocache and Toruist



Well I have been thinking about things that I would blog about while traveling full time in an RV.
I know its going to be awhile so got to thinking about if I were passing thru this town what would be of toruist type intrest here. When I went to a town about 13 mi. away (Sharpsville PA) looking for a geocache I found a very toruist area that I never knew was there, and I have lived here all my life. I found the cache and then looked around. This #10 lock is the last you can see along the Shenango River in N West Pa. it was part of the Erie Extension Canal. This town made a nice little park here and you can also go fishing in the river. You can see the river flowing beside it in the second pic. The canal went from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. For more info you can google the Erie Extension Canal. This is just an added fun time to Geocaching. I think I will be posting a few more things around Mercer Co. as I find them.
THE HOUSE! Well I would say we got the house 3/4 finished. Hope to finish this weekend as
it will be in the 60's and no rain. I finaly feel like major progress has been made takeing me closer to my new adventure. My first travel adventure will be this coming Jan. 2010 ( no rv yet)when I go to stay with my dad in FL for a few months. I plan on blogging about my travels and time there.
well thats all for now

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday Jewels

Vintage green leaf necklace

Hi everyone got some more of my jeweles to show you, I still have a tote full of vintage jewelry left over from my store days. I think I am going to be takeing some to FLA with me this winter and set up at fleamarket there. Make a little extra $$. Still busy working on the house. We willhave another nice day tomorrow. Dont for get to visit our host!

blessings to all


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Son painting trim
Windows primed with white.9 AM: Well still can't figure out if I should use this blog for my getting ready to RV on down the road or start a new one. So I think I will just ramble on this one till I figure it out. Was a great day in NW PA after 3 weeks of cold and rain so son and I were able to get back working on the outside of the house. We hope to get all the windows done to day green trim. I will post later on today let you know how much we actually got done. Maggie and I usually go for a long walk first thing in the moring well since it has turn chilly we wait till later on in the day. I really need to do more excersing, when we get to FL in Jan. hope to do a lot more walking. Oh yeah ..ask #1 son if he wanted a piece of homemade apple pie...and let it me know that he declined!

Second post 6PM Well we didn't get the windows done today. Hope tomorrow. I did not do much after paintin, fixed dinner grilled burger, vegies' and ice cream sandwhich, wall mart has the best peanut butter ice cream sandwhches. I find I can't do as much hard work like painting the house as I use to , must be the retirment age thing. lol
thats all for now thanks for stopping by!
blessings to all

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



SILVER Hi all, have something not red in my kitchen so thought I would share it. Next to red kitchen I like green, and have a few things jadeite fire king coffee mug, an old Morton spoon rest and an old apple. With it I have some metal thingy's old orange juice squeezer, an old single cup drip coffee pot or a child's not sure about it, and an old pitcher . I think I will be keeping the mug and spoon rest and everything else will be sold. I am thinking on getting an Esty shop going kinda hard to get in the mood. well thats all for tonite thanks for looking.
Don't for get to check out our host

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingy Thursday!

Vintage Tins

Vintage Tins and homemade Choco chip cookies!
Been having major problems with my verizon dsl ...but looks like I can do a VTT today.
Here are a few tins that I have collected over the years....I like red tins to go with my red kitchen....but have a few hershey's in there too...also made some cookies last nite...what I do is make put a batch of dough then bakes some and the rest I make into dough balls freeze on cookie sheet then put in zip lock freezer bag and when I get a craving for cookies take out a few and bake them....that way I don't eat a ton of them at a time which I would do if they were around!
This week I started working on getting my house ready to son is helping me and we got 7 windows scraped, caulked, and primed...I's a little late in the year for doing this outside work but....thats the way it end up I don't think we will get much more than windows done this year. At least it is a start and I am happy about that! Thats all for now don't for get to visit our host
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Hi all.....sorry I have't been posting....things going on you know how it is sometimes. Today for the VTT I have some of those melted plastic chip Christmas decorations. I have a few of these but only have pic's of 2 rigth now. I plan on listing them on ebay. Now that flea markets and yard sale time is over here in the north east I will try my hand on ebay again. I use to do very good there but the last few yrs its not been so good. Any way here the are candy canes and candles.
Thanks for looking and dont forget to visit our host

Wednesday, July 29, 2009



I have a lot of vintage Christmas ornaments ...use to sell them on ebay....not so much any more... I remember the first box I sold on ebay.....I couldn't believe how much I got...a box of shiny brite indents with mica excellant condition in original box I got over $70 for them...I just couldnt' understand got me hooked on ebay....but things have changed soooo much since then. Hardly anything sells on ebay any more. Dont for get to visit our host
blessings to all



CASHE LOG INSIDE. Old hobby and new hobbie...I have revisited an old hobby I had many many years having a ball not catching much yet..... but I have to relearn everything.
New hobby....Geocaching....this is so much fun..........Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. The first 4 cashes I have found by clue only GPS...not easy....most do not give many clues. Any way I posted my first find so you can see how it works....the clue was wood and hammer....I looked it up on the maps provied on the web site and went from there....I found the wood sign and and the hammer ...first pic....looked all around the ground didn't see a thing ....looked up at the hammer and there it was...second pic...wedged between on the top of 2x4. Got it opened signed the log and put it back for next was so much fun trying to figure it all out then the hunt and then the find! Some of the caches have items in them and you can take something and leave something in the cache but always sign the make this more enjoyable and be able to find the hard ones I will have to get a GPS..I have been wanting one guess this will be on my toy list. Looking at the geo site I was very very suprised how many are hid in my area. Go to the geo site sign up (free) and check your area....I used my zip code to locate them. This is very addicting but you really should have the GPS. Well can't figure out if I want to start a new blog or just use this one for everything...I'm still working on down sizing and selling everything.
blessings to all
ps on geo site I am grammynmaggie

Wednesday, July 22, 2009



Hi all....It sure is hard getting to post on my blog sometimes! To nite I was all but ready to give it up when all of a sudden here I am.... So tonite I have a "bunch" of vintage tin cookie cutters I have tons of these little thing'ys. My dd paints on these and makes Christmas ornaments out of them sell really well. I dont paint them because she does and we use to do shows together.If I can get her to email me a couple of pic's of them I will post....they are great. I will have some more trash to treasure pic's to post tomorrow if I can get back here. Don't for get to go check out our host blog
blessings to all

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


REMEMBER THE FREZE BOX ? Isn't if funny how we can forget things, then see something and ...ahhhh light bulb goes off and jerks us back in time. That is what happened when I saw these Kordite boxes. When I was a kid we had a large garden as did my grandparents and there was a lot of canning and freezing going on! It is what we ate on all year long. My mom got $25 per week for groceries family of five. Now for sure things were a lot cheaper back then but it still was a stretch even back then and she did that for over 25 yrs. until she past in 1969. any way these things are from a gathering I sold on ebay last yr. Don't for get to visit our host
blessings to all

Thursday, July 2, 2009



PINK FIRE KING I have had some problems logging in to my account, anyone else? But I am back today with some pretty pink vintage thingy's. Really neat vintage water glasses, I love vintage glasses and have a nice collection that I use everyday. I will post them sometime. I have a small collections of vintage crochet potholders and here is a pink one. Then there is a beautiful pink depression glass divided plate. Love depression glass also. Last but not least are a pair of fire king custard cups. Hope you enjoy my pind thingy's today. Don't for get to visit our host
blessings to all