Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Now that's what I'm talkin about...

Bright and early Saturday mornin, I headed out to try to find a few goodes for the shop before openin...I only had a few hours to kill, but managed to snag a lot in that period of time!

Arriving home....
Chippy, crackly, rusty..LoVe!Some of the goodes are heading into the shop this week, a few new a bit of TLC, and the olde wicker chairs & iron bed (to be turned into something extra sweet) will be ready Spring Tyme in the Country! (coming in March!)...

As for the rest of my weekend, Sunday out & about produced a few smalls...which will head into the shop this week too ('cept for the garden-y goodes ~ again for Spring Tyme in the Country)!

I'm a happy junker & the shop is looking HAPPY again (after christmas, things look so "sad" & empty)!

The sewing machine has been fired up again today & will hum away for the next few days to have some new handmades ready for the weekend!

Check back in soon!

Happy Junkin! :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Mayonnaise Jar

I stumbled upon this on another blog today & wanted to share it along....

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded
With an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions
Things that if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --
The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are
important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.

'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend..'

Monday, January 11, 2010

In my blood....

They say once a junker...always a junker...it's just in your blood...

I kept telling myself that as I've struggled thru a big "funk" both creatively & personally...My dear friend Judy, from the Cinnamon Stick, has been trying her best to help get me out of it & I truly appreciate the friendship & encouragement! I love you Judy!

I've been trying...I really have...went junkin a few weeks ago & it didn't work...I didn't feel a thing....which brought me down even more....

so today I took a jaunt to one of my first junkin grounds from many years ago..hoping to spark something...with a good friend in tow, what a nice day it turned out to be...



While I didn't find a ton of smaller goodes like I normally do, today scored me a few larger pieces to fill in some of the EMPTY spaces in the shop...I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!! Every piece is already in the shop ready for Wednesday...EXCEPT the 5 gallon Red Wing crock ~ THAT piece has to be added to my Red Wing collection....::big smile::

Into the shop also went some "smalls" that I had picked up in my trip to Pa back in the fall..yes, I KNOW, FALL! But, better late than never!

AND, oh JUDY!! I am SEWING again!! FINALLY! Soo those heading to the shop later this week will find all sort of new handsewn wares..I'm slowly getting there....


stay tuned for news of my 2nd Annual Valentine's event!!!