Wednesday, October 14, 2020


 Mars is really putting on a show this month.  Beautiful, reddish twinkling planet, that until last evening, we were unable to see because of cloud coverage. 1 am, my DH & I decided to get out his telescope.  It was so bright and gorgeous! Which, in turn, meant....I couldn't get to sleep until approx. 4:30am....I think my adrenalin kicked in!  Sooo...this morning I was moving pretty slow (still am).  

I've been doing a lot of crocheting. This is my haul of yarn from Hobby Lobby.  I am stocking up on it this year, just in case we go back to a shut down because of COVID.  

I made this shoulder shawl for my daughter in law.  She's always cold, so this little shoulder wrap should help to keep her warm.  It's also yarn from HB, it's 80% wool and something else.  It hooked up really nicely.  The shawl pin is a silver plated spoon from the 1940's, purchased from "Olive Spoon Studio" on Etsy.

I really love the design on the spoon handle.  It's even prettier in person.  I hope she likes it!

My husband & I went out antiquing last Friday to Allen MI and I was able to find another little vintage, pastoral print in an old gold frame.  I love it and it was only $5.  I had to dim the gold on the frame just a bit, but I love the young mom watching over her little boy.

I was also able to find some brown transferware a really low price.  The cup was $5 and the large tray, which is in perfect condition was $15

And then of cupboard full of transferware....

And then I found this little beauty in a local antique mall.  It's an oil on canvas, dating back to the 1890's.  The frame is kind of beat up, but I love it!

Just when I thought I couldn't fit one more thing on the wall, I was able to squeeze the picture in!  Now I'm done...I think...who knows??

Well...that's all my adventures for the past few days.  I'm staying home today (too tired to do anything else).  I 'm trying to figure out what to do with some no longer needed furniture that is just taking up space and driving me nuts!!  So...have a great day and rest of the week!!  Thank you again, for taking time to read my blog and comments are appreciated!!


  1. Beautiful shawl and pin. She’s a lucky lady. I bought my first transfer ware this week. And I love the flower painting. Simple and tugs at the heart.

  2. Beautiful shoulder cowl for d-i-l!
    You found sound neat new to you old treasures and found the perfect spots for them. I bet it felt good to antique for a few hours!

  3. The shawl is very pretty.
    You found some great treasures.

  4. Great finds again! I don't collect transferware but really love that tray. Do you purchase yarn because you like it or have a pattern in mind? I see beautiful skeins I would love but am afraid they may not be enough.

  5. lovely post! I love the shawl. I'm always cold too. Did you make it from a pattern?
    Love the spoon pin too!!!

  6. Wow! You're finding some really neat vintage pieces! I think a brown transferware collection is in my future.... lol!

  7. That shawl is gorgeous. I have been crocheting dishcloths for our store these past few nights. Gosh I have not been antiquing in so long....getting withdrawals. LOL Janice