We were on GIRL TIME - no husbands, cooking, jobs, chores, etc.
We junked/picked at every possible antique store, flea market and garage sale along our route
Poor Cindy... we crammed our treasures around her in the backseat. I think she only got hit once with sliding debris - OK not hit, but definitely bumped.
We are known as the original CHICKER PICKERS.
My motto is "there is always room for more"
At our last garage sale we had to unpack the car and repack it so we could squeeze in three large wooden flower boxes. These were a great find as they were cheap! and they make great bases for Autumn & Holiday table centerpieces.
Aah, but that was just the last garage sale. We hit a handful more antique stores and one flea market and managed to squeeze in even more treasures... just small ones.
We also enjoyed retail shopping, tea room lunches and the gorgeous Autumn trees of southern Missouri
There was a beautiful waterfall at Big Cedar Lodge
This was our last morning and we stopped by the marina to see the morning fog lifting off the lake. A man fishing in his boat in the midst of the fog offered this great photo
Autumn is my favorite season...
"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting and Autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz
Laura & I emailed with one another and shared a bit about ourselves.... boy did she WOW me with the button tin she sent me!
Plus a lot of other wonderful goodies from Laura - including a Laura's Original fused glass women's head brooch!
I want to share with you what I emailed to Laura as she
I adore all the thought and details you put into your tin – the old button dictionary definition, the map of Paris, je t’aime ribbon trim, fringed button trim, black & white toile paper, button feet, the Button word discs and the darling clothes pin holding the Button, Button tag… it is so me!
Your petite textile pillow with ribbons & buttons is precious and your original fused glass head brooch is fantastic… I am in awe! Thank you again so my for my treasures!
It is so wonderful when someone gets the little things that make your heart smile - thank you Laura for my heart smiles!
According to the USPS, Laura should have received my button swap tin today. If you haven't received it Laura, close you eyes and don't look below until after you get it in the mail
Here is what I created for Laura
Inside a bit of Parisian flair as Laura also likes Frenchy things
I made a couple of other things for Laura...
Art tag featuring a Eiffel Tower charm and Journal de Paris sheet music with overlay images of a butterfly, Eiffel Tower & Annette Himstedt doll - Laura collects these dolls
Here's the backside with additional doll images
'Thankful Blessings' Thanksgiving card I made using a crepe paper Oak leaf, burlap, lace, paper, ribbons & trim
This swap was a lot of fun!
Kudos to Laurie of Button Floozies for coordinating this swap! Great job my friend!!