Raise your and if you are tired. *HAND UP HIGH* I don't know what is wrong with me, but I am just BONE tired. It just seems like I always have one more big thing to do and I just don't think I can do one more thing. Except the next thing on my list is to drag in the Christmas stuff and I will do tha no mater what. Even though The Breadman thinks it is a "waste" of time. See, that shows how well he knows me - the vintage Christmas that I find and hoard all year long - that is my favorite thing in the world to rediscover this time of year. I have sold SO much vintage Christmas between the Junk Ranch and both of the booths. I keep seeing all those cute things go and I am starting to get remorseful about letting them go. So, I need to see my magnificent pretties to realize that I kept all the good stuff! When I decorate, I strip the house down to furniture only and then I Christmas it UP. It is a huge job, but I am really looking forward to seeing my pretties! My vintage stuff in our house means Christmas to The Bean - so it will be done. Silly Breadman anyway.
Today we went to see Mockingjay. It was very good if it is on your list to see. I haven't read that book yet, so I didn't know what to expect at all. We have no plans to see Dumb and Dumber To.Tonight we went to the lighting of the Lights of The Ozarks and the Christmas parade. It was early this year due to in town Razorback games. The highlight of the parade was Lara's cute twins carrying little signs as they walked to support their local alderwoman in an upcoming run off election. They were SO proud carrying their little signs. (Just so you aren't alarmed their Daddy was with them. They weren't out politicking alone.)
Oh, and the lights were pretty darn spectacular too!
I have been hitting a few thrifts when I can on the hunt for vintage Christmas. I have found some things that made me happy and a couple things to sell. I bought a Kitty Cucumber Christmas Musical for $1.99 and sold it in less than 24 hours for $52.99. I love sales like that!When I was at the thrift, the D*ggars and the 19 K*ds and Counting film crew where there. The girls were shopping and the crew was filming them shop. I tried to stay focused and look for vintage Christmas since I was there for that purpose. But, several times I was looking on the shelves in my own world and I would look up and the camera was pointed straight at me. So, I might be on another show without meaning to be! I actually spotted that Kitty Cucumber after I spoke to Michelle while we were waiting in line.
As we were leaving, the youngest daughter there in the center gave The Bean a big smile. Which is funny because I am always telling him that he needs to marry her! He needs a big family since there are only the three of us.
Recent thrifted finds:
Sweet angel tree topper and a Santa mug. The mug was a set of NOEL mugs, but ironically enough, there was NO L. I bought the O since it looked normal on it's own.
There is one thrift that I have had good luck at finding the good old Reader's Digest books but it is several towns away, so I don't go there as often as I should. I went last week and I was rewarded with 48 beautiful old covers. I was prepared to spend $12.00 since RD books are 4/$1.00, but *surprise* books were half off, so I only paid $6.00 for 48 books! I haven't cut these apart yet since I am looking for different things to do with them other than making my clipboards.
Everything here cost $3.00 at the Super Cheap Thrift. That glass jar had the ugliest arrangement of 1970's cat tails and dried flowers and colored corn in it. It was awful. But now that it is empty - that;s a super cool jar!
Sunday I make a milk run as it started to snow. I made a quick stop at Goodwill (it is right next door to the store!) and found this great little gnome.
All these ornaments came from differnt thrifts after one big day of thrifting. One here, one there - it made me happy. Those spun head gnomes riding on those satin balls - OH MY GOD. My favorite!
Sorry for the rambling and random post. My life is pretty darn ordinary and boring, so I don't know why any of you read this stuff! But, I am SO HAPPY that you do!