Sunday, May 29, 2011

Well we just got home, from the US this afternoon!!
We had a great trip!!
When we started out on Tuesday we thought we would like to go to Boston for Boston Clam Chowder!!LOL
But once we talked to some people in a few different place they said don't go to Boston the Hockey is on and they are a bunch of SNOBS! And they can't drive!!Hahaha
Well we never found out as we headed to Cape Cod instead and it was just lovely!!
We had lots of great sea food and fun!!
6 of us took off Tuesday morning and went as far a Watertown NY. Did a bunch of power shopping there!!LOL
Wednesday we stopped in Lenox MA. and did bit of shopping there and this is the first time people said don't go to Boston, so we looked at a map and up came Cape Cod!! So we made reservations and off we went Thursday morning for the Cape!!
We arrived in Cape Cod and shopped till we dropped and did sight seeing and ate lots of food!!LOL
Grant and Annie had the award winning clam chowder at Captain Somebody? They said it was the best they ever had!! I had the rice pudding for desert and it was just like my Grandfather made, just pure heaven!!!LOL
We hit the beach for a walk and also hit a famous night spot on the Cape, but we didn't stay long as the age group was a little young for us, so back to the hotel where we met up with a nice young couple and sat ouside and had lots of laughs!!
The Cape had the most beautiful homes, so pretty and well groomed!! Everyone had their homes and businesses decked out for the Memorial Day Weekend!!
We got our poppies at one store from a Vet!!
This holiday is like our November 11th Rememberance Day!!
We hit some of the tourist traps like Candy Co, and India and t-shirt type place, and many more!!
We even hit a yard sale on Friday morning on the Cape as we saw a fellow put up signs by our hotel, so on the way to have breakfast we stopped, of course I was the only one to buy something!!LOL I got a set of salt and peppers that match my good dishes, and yes they made it home in one peice!!LOL
All in All it was a great time, but it always nice to come home to your own BED!!!LOL
Hugs P

Friday, May 20, 2011


So I have been searching different things on the web these days and I like to use things that we throw away!!
So in my search I came across this UPCYCLE!! So its' not recycling when it comes to crafting. It upcycle!!
I like this term better!!
I have been repurposing things for years.
We go to our local dump every 2 weeks to drop or garbage, but we also scop out the drop areas for the larger areas, our dump also has a drop hut for good clothes and house hold items!!
I will even pic up stuff set out on the road!! I have gotten lots of neat stuff this way too!!
Right now I am looking for aluminum can projects for my cousin, he does the airplanes and has designed a dragonfly too.
I have only found one guy that sells his projects, but I have been looking for others.
I also noticed a lot of soda can jewellery cut on a sizzex, I have done that, but felt it was a little sharp, but I am seeing some of my dies being used, so I am hoping before my next show to get some of these done too!!
Heading to Boston soon, and while down there I will get in a bunch of shopping for some supplies and maybe a couple kits, one I want to try is the clear resin.
Anyway soo0000 many ideas so little time!!LOL

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May Long Weekend!!!!

Well it's the May 2 4 Long weekend, here in Canada!!
It's yard sale city every where, every group has their sale this weekend!!
Grant and I will be out to a few tomorrow, and Saturday morning too!!
All the cottagers come up to open up there cottages and trailers.
This is also the start of not going down town except in the early morning!!LOL
Tourist take over up here and it is no fun for the rest of us!!
As far as I know we have no one coming up, but my brother has a house full so I imagine we will be over there a lot this weekend!!
BBQ'n and having fun watching the young ones go for the first dip in the lake of the season!!
It will be cold as we haven't had a lot of hot days in a row!! All the power to them, I will wait till mother nature heats up the water!!
With the price of gas right now it is keeping family and friends at home more, so we may have a quiet summer.....Naaaa not likely!!!LOL
Have a great one all!!
Play safe and enjoy the summer!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jamboree Vendors

Well I have had a busy few days signing up vendors for the up coming 4th Annual Kinmount Country Jamboree.
We are offering Free Vendor set up this year!!
I have been put in charge in finding new vendors!!
I have really enjoyed this!!
A list of vendors so far.....
Home Party Jewellery.."Just Jewelry"
Handmade barn board furniture...."The Rustic Cottager"
LED and fire toys...."Friendly Fire"
Wook items for the home, watkins, copper and silver jewellery,
lawn ornaments and more, my jewellery too!!
I have 15 vendors to date!!
I have been getting a good variety, and I am thrilled and o are the organizers!!
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!!LOL
Hahahaha!! Just got another call for a vendor as I was typing!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

To the dump we go!!!

Well as my blog name says I like to seek out old stuff and make it anew!!
Today we went to the dump on our by-weekly run.
Not much to get, but I did pick up a craft paint holder!!
I bought mine at Micheals Reg. Price of $65, but I had a coupon for 50% off, so I paid about $35 for it.
So I couldn't believe my eyes went I saw one sitting at the dump, almost new!!
I think I will use it for displaying earrings on at my shows!!
Re-Claim it to a new purpose!!LOL

Jamboree Fun!!

Well the Jamboree season starts next month for us!!
I have decided to be vendor at a couple of the ones we go to.
I am for sure going to be a vendor at the Kinmount Country Jamboree this year.
I am also in charge of finding new vendors and offering them free set up!!
So far I have 10 booths signed up, and no repeats yet!!
I am very excited about this season and have been having a lot of fun buying my stock!!
I have a ton of bandanas , and have been making them into other things.
I also have been making charm earrings.
I will post pictures of some of my creations in the next couple days!!
I am very excited about doing this!!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Down to the wire!!

Well we are getting down to the wire of our yard sale!!

I am praying every day for good weather starting today!!

We are taking all Mom and Dad's stuff to another town to sell it!!

We would never get the prices for Moms collectibles up here, so off to Oshawa we go!!

Today we take the first load. We have 2 pick-ups and 2 trailers heading down after lunch.

We are setting up at DH's sons, so it will all be stored in the garage till tomorrow.

We have tents so it will be rain or shine, but I am still praying for shine!!LOL

Tomorrow we take down the second load and our travel trailers, to stay in!!

We will park those at my sisters, so we have a place to sleep for the weekend and we don't put anyone out. We like to take care of ourselves!!

So set up starts tomorrow, we will tarp everything in, till Friday and we will finish the set up then. We start selling Friday afternoon, and through till Sunday!!

I can't wait to get this thing going!!

I love putting on a yard sale, but I love going to them even more!!LOL

Wish Us Luck!!!