Fun and interesting vintage finds…

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I’m still not 100% sure what this is??? except a really cute wooden pig with missing ears and a pink nose.

In a previous post about my latest venture (you can read about that here) I told you how I love auctions, yard sales, thrift stores and curb side finds.

In this post I want to share some pictures of the fun, quirky and sometimes useful vintage things I’ve bought or found.

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All the way from Newfoundland – a hand carved wooden fish

As some of you may know (if you’ve been lucky, like me, to be able to attend an estate auction) that auctioneers will sell what is called a “box lot”  and these usually  go for a pretty affordable price. Continue reading Fun and interesting vintage finds…

20 uses for tea tree oil

20 uses for tea tree oil

20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil - AMAZING list of clever and quirky ways you can incorporate this powerful essential oil in your daily routine!

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries to  treat a variety of common ailments, and there are many practical uses for tea tree oil in our everyday lives! Keep reading to learn 20 uses for tea tree oil! Continue reading 20 uses for tea tree oil

One man’s junk is this woman’s treasure…

 

a92fa1190f7391c762045e61ed9559cd“The saying is something like, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or “one man’s garbage is another man’s gold” which both mean that what is of little value to one person, may in fact be of great value to another person.”

In a previous post I talked about my love of garage and yard sales, auctions, thrift stores and the thrill of the hunt searching for my next vintage trinket or treasure.

At almost every yard or garage sale the person selling the goods will have a box of stuff that they don’t think anyone will buy and it is marked “FREE”.

I think the hubs cringes when he realizes I’ve spied that box and make a beeline to inspect.

One of my recent free finds was a …. Continue reading One man’s junk is this woman’s treasure…

Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!

I love the month of May, it has always been my favorite month of the year.

I love it for so many reasons but the top three are:

My dad’s birthday, my Birthday happy birthday                                                                                      and

happy mother's day

Three wonderful reasons to celebrate and all three of these reasons to celebrate usually fall within a day or so of each other.  I am very lucky to still have both of my parents and any reason to celebrate with them is always fun.

This year, however, we are 5000kms apart, so we won’t be sharing cake or opening gifts together BUT thanks to the wonders of modern technology (FaceBook and FaceTime) and some old school technology (telephone – thanks Alexander Graham Bell) we will still be in touch.

Now details of the giveaway… Continue reading Oh the lovely month of May AND a fun giveaway!!

Caramel Cones – Easy Microwave Recipe

 

Caramel cones

Two years ago my sister sent me an email with a picture that read “Remember these?”

Boy did I…but when we were kids they were always store bought.

I was beyond delighted when I continued to read and there was a recipe. It was easy, simple and made in the microwave (which meant easy clean up – YAY).  Continue reading Caramel Cones – Easy Microwave Recipe