A Good Haul…

Oh my and what a week end it was!  I got out to numerous sales and found some wonderful treasures!  I know, I know, I keep saying I have to downsize but hey I am being careful in what I chose to add.  I am also busy subtracting a great many things away.  So all in all that makes for a justification…right?!

First was my darling dolly (I am back into just thinking I need all these cute little dolls) and THIS…THIS amazing little Singer!  OMG isn’t it just too much?  I have added it to my shelf with my two other children’s sewing machines!

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Salt and pepper Hummels…waaayyy tooo cute!

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This little angel will travel to her new home in Ireland in a few months and join up with Christina’s collection.

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Look at this!!  It is made of a metal and just the absolute most.  I have thought of perhaps removing the mirror and using it as a frame or chalkboard…..ideas ideas…

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I was admiring this painting at the estate sale and was offered it for $2.  I just had to jump on it.  It is just perfect in my master bath.

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More magical sounding little bells to hang on my tree out back.

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For the grands of course…

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This lace!!  There is several rolls of each…and it was $1 for the entire lot!

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It is the year for linens.  I remember when you could not hardly afford to touch linens.  Now you can pick them up for pennies!

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OK, I admit I have NO idea what I am going to do with this.  But I had these exact dolls when I was a child and so……. Yeah I know…

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I like to pick up bits of the David Winter cottages when I find them.  The estate sale actually had a lot, and tried to tempt me to take them all by offering an amazing deal…but I only want a few and only certain ones.  See I can pass up a wonderful bargain.  And when I declined there was another woman who was just praying I would do so as she wanted them quite badly…so there we go.

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Look at how lovely they are perched on my hutch..

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Perhaps impulse…but just look at this!!  It is amazing and such a beauty.  It catches the morning light and just glows!

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And this….this is absolutely beautiful!  The craftsmanship!

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I did grab a few more bits and bobs, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and that to me was the best part of all!

Now that I have completed Holy Fire Reiki and began to practice it, I have been wanting to dig deeper into spirituality and spiritual healing modalities.  I found a few books that build upon Reiki practices and embracing Reiki as a lifestyle.  I also started my summer term and chose a course on Ayurveda. It is absolutely fascinating!  Very involved and I am overwhelmed with all the new terminology and concepts..but boy howdy I am loving it!

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I spend a great deal of time on the phone with my sister Anna comparing books and sharing our newest acquisitions in the world of complementary and alternative healing.  The deeper I dig in the more I thirst for yet more knowledge!  It is all so exciting.

In looking for ways to improve my own health and thinking about the need for healthy microbiome, I took an afternoon and made up several batches of fridge pickles.  I had a nice collection of organic produce from Imperfect Produce that was just the ticket.  I adore anything pickled!  To make these I simply made up a brine of 1 part water to 1 part apple cider vinegar which I brought to boil along with some pickling spices.  I chopped up some veggies and added them to jars along with garlic cloves and lots of fresh dill.  I then simply poured the boiling brine over, sealed, cooled, and fridgerated.

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I did a bit of playing with decor.  I love this piece that I got a few summers ago and found it up above the garage where I had stashed it away.  I thought it would be nice with some of my books, bears, and a Christmas cactus I found at an estate sale.

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This cute little crib will eventually make it way to the museum in my hometown, but until then it is just the place for more of my bears.

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Although I haven’t done any sewing lately, I never tire of this view as I pass by my sewing room.  The tree appears all afire and the loveliness of the soft pink walls always delights me.  I just love color!  Although I admire the all white rooms in magazines and on Pinterest, I just can’t imagine a room without color.  I do prefer the soft hues.  Perhaps some day I may just have a go at an all ivory or white room…although I think I would sneak some color in there somewhere!

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Speaking of color.  Remember all those pieces I painted in a black Pottery Barn finish?

Well I am just over the black furniture….completely over it.  I want light and color and so I am busy looking at idea on Pinterest and think I will go with a lovely Duck Egg Blue.  But then I see a lovely mustard or a dusty rose…and it is off down another path.  But I am sorely in the mood to paint some furniture pieces as I enjoy it so.  If I could only decide upon a color and stick with it!  We shall see…

And now I must off and get that pesky school work done.

Happy Treasure Hunting,

Patricia

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