Happy Groundhog’s Day

Time to shed the Winter weight.

For a list of February link parties, click here.
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A (Not so) Shabby Vintage Thank You

Before the holidays I was invited to participate in several blog hops.
The best part of hops is meeting new bloggers and lots of eye candy and inspiration.

(Ahh, yes it’s a glamorous life.)

A pair of those bloggers, across a vast ocean from each other, were celebrating a milepost in each of their blogs.
Gina, Vintage Junk in my Trunk  in the eastern section of the U.S.
and Tamarah of Shabby Vintage Junk  in Australia both began blogging early in 2010.
  Isn’t it amazing how blogging brings us together!

I am super excited and pleased to give a huge THANK YOU to Tamarah for my prize and surprise.

Still, there are some things we have not yet learned how to do through the computer lines.

 And it was really exciting to receive a package from a land I have dreamed of visiting.


Although it was torture to open so slowly,

I wanted to share the experience (the joy) of opening it with you. Isn’t she sweet?


 Care was taken down to the last detail.



Isn’t this wonderful and exciting?

I feel like she really did make this just for me! 


    OK- so my photos don’t show it well, (click to enlarge)
but one of the elements is a 1969 dogtag from Albany New York.

I will steal a picture from Shabby Vintage Junk. 

 I love all the elements – dog tag, bells, feather charm and more.
Tamarah told me she got some fun elements when she came to Texas for Round Top. 
The video above is one of several on her YouTube Channel.
   She also is mum to two wonderful furkids.

Thank you Tamarah for this great surprise and the opportunity to get to know you better.

For more chances to meet new bloggers visit Junkin’ Finds Friday!

Show off your FAVORITE THINGS at Laurie’s.

Are you shopping the Op shops and Flea Markets?  Share your finds here at Her Library Adventures.

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I Am Coming Back

2011 is not getting off to a fortuitous start.

Or Maybe NOT.


I will be back here.
I will be crafty.
I will try to be entertaining.

For now I am trying to get better organized.

See what I have been posting at  DogsMom  or see my status on FaceBook.

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Typical Christmas (??) from My Youth

Will children today have such wonderful memories?

From a time when it was OK to have your elves portrayed by persons under 4 foot tall.
Worth viewing for the backgrounds, accessories, etc.
Did anyone’s brothers ever dress like Eddie Munster?
Check out the size of those Christmas stockings!
Happy Holidays to all my blogland friends!

For more Christmas traditions, visit   Photobucket 

and link up Whatever You Want here.

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I Heart (Pet) Faces

I love visiting this site and today just had to join in.




While I shot this last winter, since yesterday we have seen this face reappear hourly. She does not want to come inside.

For other gorgeous pet faces, please visit I Heart Faces.
(but leave us a little comment love first please)

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Was It Really A Children’s Show?

Ahhh, the good old days of family watching  programs together.

For more traditional Christmas tunes, visit Music Mondays. Monday’s Music Moves Me.

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Who Doesn’t Love Blog Candy?

In this particular case it is ARTSY blog candy.


Maggie is sharing some of her wonderous stash with one lucky person in January. 
She is one busy, creative, generous person so hop over and give her some bloggy love.

After I sort my stash I am going to have to offer a lot of it up as well. Good vintage stuff!

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