Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Very Busy Weekend...

Yard sales and parties what a weekend!whew I am tired and husband is all snuggled in and napping in front of the TV. My favorite find was this Tasha Tudor book a whole 50 cents!                                    
 Here is a page from it. SSSoooo cute.
 I got a high chair for miss baby when she visits and a sweet puzzle for her.
 I found this lovely dish with a hand painted winter scene. I plan on hanging it for the winter.
 Then Husband went to the dump and came home with many treasures! These chairs are solid as a rock and speaking of rock one of them is a rocker. a good scraping and some paint they will look great around fire pit.
 This cast iron sink is going to get a cleaning and put in my potting shed. Husband also got a whole load of boards that 12 inches wide I can see some amazing cupboard coming my way:)
 One of the parties we went to was for an uncle of my husband's who turned 80. Here is Husband trying to teach aunt Doris the Greek dance. Hummm aren't you guys French Canadian? It was fun to see everyone and make plans.
 One of the parties we went to was a family baby shower again very fun lots of laughs for sure. I made these Lemon Brownies they were such a big hit I found the recipe at beyond my kitchen window.
I hope your weekend was filled with fun. I even pulled a few loops on my chair pads.
I think this quote is just right.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself....Michel de Montaigne


Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

The picture on your dish is very serene. Is it very old? And congratulate your husband on finding those solid chairs!

Okio B Designs said...

You did great! How cute is that book? And I can't believe those awesome adirondack chairs you got! Jealous!


The Barn Door said...

How nice!! You always managed to snag some wonderful finds!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

My, you were a busy girl this weekend and a party animal to boot! Looks like you also found some great buys too! Have a great week!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You did have a busy weekend and I am ever so jealous of those chairs. What a great find. Things like that are so expensive to buy. I am a huge Tasha Tudor fan myself.

Kim said...

Those chairs are fabulous. Looks like a fun time. Cute dancers :)
Miss Baby will love her new high chair. It's so much more fun to fling food with a little altitude.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Sounds like you had a great weekend. You always find the best stuff at the dump!
Pug hugs :)

yaya said...

Lemon brownies? Now that's a recipe I must try! I love those chairs..what a great find. They cost a ton, so good job from the hubs...and I'll be interested in seeing that sink all gussied up for the potting shed. Greek dancing is so fun, you can just smile the whole time! Since I've moved away from my family base, those Greek dances are few and far between..have a fun week!

Dianne said...

What a fun weekend you had! Loved your finds - especially the adirondack chairs! Will have to try the lemon brownies...

Courtney said...

I love those chairs. My husband loves a rocker...he'd be thrilled to find a chair like that for outside! And the book...beautiful. I'm popping over now to snag the lemon brownie recipe. I think your weekend sounds marvelous.

Thrifty Chic said...

Love your finds! I've never seen dad do a greek dance in my life hahaha are we sure he knows what he's doing?? Miss Baby is going to loveee that highchair and puzzle. Love you

Joanne said...

Wonderful finds at the dump! Lucky you and the promise of a cupbaord! Wow! Cute pic of your husband and aunt! Lemon brownies sound wonderful!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love chairs and the cast iron sink is such a great find! It will be a wonderful addition to your potting shed. We still have some very vintage Adirondack chairs we brought back from David's Mom's cottage on Mirror Lake. We treasure them. Your husband looks like he's having fun. I hope that all is going well.

Lots of love and hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rose H (UK) said...

Goodness Cathy,what FABULOS finds!
Love the chairs and the Winter plate oh! And the Fairy tales book - in fact EVERYTHING :o)
Lovely to see David having a dance, he must be feeling a little better (I hope). Isn't it great to have a family party and get together?
Sending best wishes across the miles as always.
Rose H

Leontien said...

sure i would love to hook you up! ;-)
The ladies are called the real farmwives of America and you can go to our facebookpage by clicking on the picture in my sidebar (the one with all the ladies) or you can go to that will bring you straight to our blog.

There you can find the Goosberry stuff but also other fun things.

Hope you enjoy!

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love those chairs! I am amazed at how good you do finding good buys!It gives me hope.

Saundra said...

Busy indeed. And lucky you to find such great those chairs.

Marydon said...

Those brownies look deelish, Cathy. At least she tried to do the dance, good for her. Can see you all had a grand time.

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Have a beautiful week.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE tasha tudor, nice going on the book..cute plate too..and the chairs...and....well....everything

happy to stop by today

kary and teddy

Donna said...

LOVE Tasha Tudor!!! AND Adironda chairs!!! Even as they are.
The sink you can keep but it should be repurposed well for your potting shed.
Think of you and hope all is going well for you and your hubby..hugs

Connie said...

Most enjoyable photos. I love when I find goodies at bargain prices at resale places and am overdue for a day of stopping at those places.