Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Architecturally Speaking

I love old buildings!! In the six years that B.J. worked in New Orleans I  never grew tired of riding around looking at all the buildings dripping with architectural elements.  I would always wonder if the locals took them for granted.  It made me sad to think they could because I would like to hope I never would!

Old Montreal did not disappoint! I literally could not take in all the architecture but here are just a few pics from an afternoon outing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Taste

Although it was a short trip and a business one at that, B.J. and I managed to get a big taste of Old Montreal, Canada.

And it was scrumptious!

We stayed here in this luxury hotel in the heart of the city, St. Sulpice.

Walked through this cathedral.

Ate a steak at this restaurant, Gibby's. 

And a fabulous meal at this one.


Walked and walked admiring the sights and sounds of this beautiful city, trying to take it all in. 

The icing on the cake.

Simply Vintageous by Suzan


A highlight of the trip was meeting a blogger I have been following for a long time, Suzan Sweatman and her husband, John, who live in Montreal.  Our trip would not have been the same without our visit with them! Truly!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bargains or NOT!

The stories you are about to hear are true, only the amounts have been changed to protect the innocent, the innocent being me! 

Sometimes when I think I am getting a bargain, it turns out to not be such a great bargain after all! Can anyone relate? 

My 5 chairs for the low low price of $100.00.


Annie Sloan Paint
New Fabric and cording 
Labor for upholstering

Approximately $400.00 for 5 chairs

My two pillows from eBay for the low low price of $20.00 each.


Cases! Not pillows! My bad! 


Approximately $70.00 for two pillows much smaller than I thought!

Note to self: read description thoroughly before ordering! 

Will I allow these two purchase "fails" to deter my bargain hunting? 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simply Ecstatic

At the possibility of meeting this blogger friend who lives in Montreal Canada.  We arrive Saturday afternoon and if all goes well she and I will meet Sunday afternoon.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wood, Metal, & Stone

WOOD My latest box. It is actually leather covered and was only $8.00. I found a new antique store yesterday with some neat things and very reasonable.

METAL Also bought this copper mold.

STONE (Kidney) I passed last night!

How can something so small cause so much pain??

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Antique Boxes!

I love them!

Newest addition to my collection.

I think this was used as a glove box. I have seen similar ones, but never one with a "nursery rhythm" motif!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ready To Retire


For good! I am tired of painting furniture! 

As soon as I finish these

Only four more to go!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hanging Out

In here!

That's where you will find us!


Reading, watching t.v., snacking, chilling, napping...

Nothing fancy!

Just comfortable and cozy!

Here is the room before we bought the house. The previous owners had different needs and used the room as a study/office.