We'll kick off February with Ami's birthday and then start hitting estate sales again! I'm so excited. It's been a while since we went to a good one and I think my body's in detox! I'm also looking forward to the Peaches to the Beaches yard sale in March, too, and maybe another trip down to Florida before summer. Yay!! Beach!!!
Great Blizzard of 2016 proved to be a blink-and-you'll-miss-it dusting of snow around here. Literally. If your eyes were closed at 4:30 Saturday morning, you missed it. I was up, excited to see something, so I let Banjo out around 4:45 to find everything outside covered in a fine snow dust. That was enough for me! I woke Larry up to come see! This was our little patio table. :)
It was all gone by 7:00. The blizzard was pretty bad further north. 14 deaths were reported and some states got three to four feet of snow. No, please and thank you. The Good Lord knew exactly where to plant my feet! I'll take my little powder-dusted table any time.
One of my January projects was to clean out my closet and dresser drawers. I got rid of everything I had not worn since we bought this house and I was amazed at the things I still had! I boxed up some 100 items and we took them to the Heart of Georgia hospice thrift store in Byron. We like to go there not only because we find rare vintage treasures sometimes but because they do so much for the terminally ill and their families. And it's all non-profit and volunteer. They survive solely on donations. We took a truck load of stuff up there and brought a few things back. :)
Chase The Chill here in Central Georgia. We saw a story about them on Channel 13 about them leaving scarves and hats tied to trees in Washington Park for the homeless in Macon and we wanted to be a part of that. We bought every scarf, hat and pair of gloves the store had and when I told the cashier what we were going to do with all those things, she had tears in her eyes and let us have them all for 29 cents a piece! We met someone from the local chapter the other night and gave her a bag full. We are going to be on the lookout for things like that at yard sales and estate sales from now on. You can get scarves and hats virtually for free at estate sales. No reason we can't try to make someone's winter night a little warmer.
We got this little plant stand at the thrift store that day, too. It was a sad sight but I saw potential! I saw a place for it on our front porch! I think we paid $4 for it. Larry painted it for me and gave it back to me today, as an early Valentine's present.
Here's the poor little thing before.
And here it is today! All ready for a pretty pink pot. :) I love it.
I put together a Valentine's tea cart. I don't have a lot of Valentine love stuff (crazy, I know, since we got married on February 13th!) and I hope to add to my tea cart collection this year. Of course, I had to decorate with some Pyrex! March 1st, the Easter cart goes up!
I just love these vintage Valentine party napkins I picked up at an estate sale last year. And my Beatles All You Need Is Love tablecloth that Brandy made for me years ago. :)
My 1958 Holt Howard Cozy Kitty salt and pepper shakers are perfect for a love theme. That little flea bite on his nose is adorable to me. I thought about fixing it but it's just so dang cute!
I graduated from my Georgia Tech OSHA program last week. They gave us a really nice ceremony in the ballroom of the Horizon Event Center at the base. We had three guest speakers and we were presented with these beautiful certificates mounted in pretty wood and glass frames. They also gave us a really nice Georgia Tech laptop bag and lapel pin.