Monday, November 12, 2007
This past Saturday, I went to the Indoor Flea Market again with Kerry (the boys' bio mom) and her fiance. I forgot to bring my camera which come to think of it, wouldn't have mattered because our computer isn't recognizing the driver for the camera all of a sudden. So, I have pictures stuck in there that I can't retrieve anyway. Shame too. I found HUGE fairies that Karla would love. I found tole trays that Robin would love. Of course I found a million things that I would love to own but I was very good. I spent $20 and "layed away" a few loverly dishes from Dana's booth. You can see them here. Everything on that shelf is mine. HA! She was nice enough to mark them sold and I will bring her the money next week. I'm all about the transferware these days. And this particular set of dishes has ROOSTERS on it!!
As I mentioned before I am going to make apple cinnamon garland this year for my Christmas tree. I have all of the applesauce and cinnamon I'm going to need. I found jute twine on Saturday for a buck. I decided I want glittered pinecones on this garland. And I found about 2 1/2 dozen pinecones. Funny thing. I asked the young girl there how much for the pine cones. At first she told me $.25 each. I thought that was a little high for pinecones. She then asked her father who must have been talking to his wife on the phone. And I could tell by the tone of his voice he was none too pleased that HE was working the booth and SHE wasn't. He told me I could have them all for $2 (MUCH better than the $7.50 the daughter wanted.) As she was putting them in a bag for me she asked if the wire rack (that I'm saying looks like something to keep logs in) was included and I of course thought he was going to say no. He quietly and a little persnickety-like said "if she wants it - give it to her." I wanted. So the moral of the story is girls - don't send your husband out to do a job if you aren't going to be happy with the results. He sold me something for $2 that I'm sure his wife and daughter would have charged $10 for.
I found 3 bags of red ball garland that I'm going to use as the "cranberries" because I decided I wanted those on this garland too. 3 bags for $3. Not bad. And I finally own a cake plate. I have said for years now that I need one. Any woman will understand that. But for one reason or another I have never bought one. I found this woman selling a brand new, but discontinued cake plate from Home Interiors. It's cream colored ceramic and has a red ribbon is intertwined around the edge. It's beautiful and it was only $10. I know how much those cost. So I was pretty pleased. And on my way out the door I found this 16x20 painting of a hen in a black frame. "HENS" painted so prettily below the hen herself. They were asking $5. I only had $4 left and again - go to the man working the booth. The daughter, probably 16, wanted to ask her mom. The son, probably 12, said very matter-of-factly, that's FINE! So all in all, I had a great shopping experience and I learned that I like to deal with men better!!
Blessing of the day: I'm blessed to live in a country where my freedoms are protected by the men and women who fight for them, for me and for this country. God bless the veterans! (I love you Daddy!)