Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why I Love Thrifting

On any given day of the week you can find me at one of my favorite thrift stores. Seriously, you could take medicine by my schedule. Should someone decide to stalk me it would not be hard because I'm like clockwork. America's Thrift and Goodwill on Wednesday and a different Goodwill on Thursday. I said ALL of that to say this--

This is why I go thrifting. This beautiful pedestal bowl was $2.48. What? Could I pass it up for $2.48? Not so mech!!! I wish I knew more about glass. Maybe then I could tell what kind of bowl it is. I can't wait to make a pasta salad and use it.
This piece is marked. It is Waterford Great Room in the Darjeeling pattern. It's called a chip bowl. I paid $4.88 for it. I don't know where I'll put it. Don't worry. That has never stopped me before.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Old Times Day

Has it really been six months since I last posted on my blog? Bad blogger!

A lot has happened in six months and man, how time flies! I've wanted to share these pictures since November. For the last couple of years my family has been going to Old Times Day at the Batley farm outside Leakesville, Mississippi. It is held in the fall -- the first part of November. The temperatures in November are normally cool and crisp, not too hot and not too cold. The weather this day was near perfect. Here are some pictures I took while we were there. This old Farmall tractor was powering a mill that was grinding corn.

The premise behind the festival is remembering the way things used to be. The good old days. When people had time to help their neighbor. When people had time to spend with their family.

Random fowl doing its thing......

There are a lot of exhibits at Old Times Day. This is a horse driven press for syrup making:

They have a wagon train that comes riding in.

This is my dad and his posse...doesn't he look cute in his overalls?

There are plowing / horse working demonstrations and so much more that I didn't mention.

It was a fun day. A good day for making memories. Oh, the girl at the beginning of the post was Pady. Pady looked like she didn't have a care in the world.

Notice the ribbon in her tail. Bye!