Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carrie Underwood with Vince Gill How Great thou Art - 720P HD - Standing...

For...The Love...of Old.

Oh... my.....
: ) 
Wanda called me this morning.....
asked me if I knew Marlene Wright...
I said... I know a 'Marlene'... she never misses any of the Sales....
here, down the rabbit hole....
She went on...to say.... Marlene...Wright had just passed away....
I said... it can't be the same Marlene....
 I had just seen her at the Mid West Show.... we had visited.... 
We enjoyed each other's company... and Loved many of the same things....
No...who she was thinking of... couldn't be the same person.
I got online.....
to see if there was an image.... on the obituary....
Well... the picture looked a little like Marlene....
but... no...
This couldn't be... Marlene....
not the Marlene... I know.
Marlene, used to work at The Smokehouse Antique Mall....
so... I called Cindy, and asked her...if Marlene's last name was 'Wright'....
{I was sure...it wasn't....
 I know Folks...by their Faces... their Eyes... 
through their Love...of these Old Things...not by last names.... }
Cindy... asked..."Why...? what has happened....? "
my Heart...sank.
oh my....
Marlene was such a Gentle..Spirit.... : )
She always found the most... soulful little treasures.... down the rabbit hole. 
She loved so many Old Things... across the board. {like me... : ) anything... that could be found... in an Old... Iowa... Farmhouse... <3 }
Handmade... Vintage Lace.... to Gnarly...Primitive... treasures....
She... Loved... 'Old'... <3
I think of her... every time... I look at the old tin cookie cutter, above.
I bought it...at Duwa's Amana Auction... several years ago....
Marlene said, when I showed her... what I had splurged on....: )...
 if I was ever going to sell it... she'd like to buy it.
I had paid... dearly for it....because, it was something... I had wanted to keep.
She knew... but... loved it, as much as I..... : )
It's hand made... from early Amana... and... 'Hearts'... and me.... well... 
we go way back.
but...
I Promised her, I'd put her name on it....
{and did...that day. }
 and when I felt the 'need'... to sell... from the House....
She would have first shot. : )
We joked about it... again...at the Mid West... in early October....
I told her... her 'Heart'... was in good hands... : )
and... someday... when it couldn't be mine... it would be hers... 
It Has Your Name on It! <3
oh my..........
After I hung up the phone... with Cindy....
I pulled the Old Heart... out of a display I have it in... next to me....
along with the tag... I'd put on it... several years ago.... with Marlene's number.
oh my.
Cindy and I... are going to the Service... on Tuesday... together... 
I'm sure... we'll see many faces, that have a mutual...
 Love....
of...
Old.
I'm gonna miss that Girl.
oh...my. 
{I have met...the most Wonderful People, thanks to our Mutual...Love... of these Old Things.
What Beautiful... Gifts... they have brought into my life. }
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
Prayers.... to Marlene's Family... and Friends.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vince Gill - Never Knew Lonely

Vince Gill - Never Knew Lonely

Vince Gill - Never knew lonely lyrics


Ya learn something new.... everyday.

The last couple of days...have been ruff.
The Show Season, is over....
My thoughts are turning towards the Holidays...
and important work... paperwork... and battles.
I...can, mostly... function... while I work....
but, every morning and night... still... 
tare me apart.
I started thinking about that... this morning.
I've known 'sorrow'...'heartbreak' and 'loss'...
 throughout my life.
I've spent time, alone... and struggled....
and... have always... shook it off...
walked on...
Mended the wounds....
and... never forgot... the love... and loss...
that have left the beautiful... scars....
but... I realized...
I never knew...
'Lonely'...
We have finally met.
This 'Lonely'...
is not... simply being alone.
I... have never really... known, even that kind of 'lonely'...
I can find contentment... while alone.
This... kind of 'Lonely'...
is feeling alone, when you are surrounded by Crowds...
 Friends...and Loved ones....
no...
'Lonely'... and I...
had never met...
until...
now.
Whoever wrote the old saying...
"It's Better to have Loved and Lost...
than...to have Never Loved at all..."
never met...
'Lonely'...
either.
When you lose... the One... that kept 'Lonely' away....
kept it...from ever touching you....
crushing... you...
you realize... what a Gift... he was.
I...have never in my life...
'felt' this.....
'Known'... this.
I...was Blessed...
very.
Love... to ya.
Barb C.
The Vince Gill tune...I posted, above...
pretty much...
says it all.
I'm so sorry...for Vince, he wrote it....
oh my...
He's met 'Lonely'.... too.
{click on the top version.... oh my....
the video... is amazing. }


Monday, November 17, 2014

Bobby Bare & The Family - Singin' In The Kitchen


Wow.... What Crowds!!!

Holy Smokes!!!
What a Turnout!!!
Junk Jubilee Jingles...
had a Crowd.
oh my...
All
Three
Days!
Miccia Humphrey and her Team.... really made it happen.
WOW!
We had a ruff start.... getting everything together...last week...
but...
we Got'er Done.
oh my...
I didn't have any idea...what... all was coming off the Trucks....
or...what Mark had....
so...
it was like Christmas.... as they kept piling things...in the Booth.
: )
I decided to create a Gazebo .... in the center, we fashioned from Mark's Porch Posts...
then...
put a painter's drop cloth, canvas top on it...{the same as we use for the walls. }
 using old quilt rods.... we carry with us, for walls, on the roof....
It made it possible, to hang a Chandelier, from the center.... and expand, to the back walls, with more Lighting....with extended rods, off the Gazebo...then... goop it all up with fabric and greenery...
{and... Vintage Christmas... of course! }
The Booth... became a Miniature Rabbit Hole....
in a few short hours.
: )
It was such a Gift... having the Most Amazing....
Dream Team!
Liz, Brandon and Kelsey...
were God Sends.
{Load out...we had them...and..Steven! We were packed and loaded out... in two and a half hours.... Record Time!
When Mark and I did this show, in April.... it was Midnight... when we pulled out....
It was 6:30... this time... : ) }
It's usually.... just me... or... my Show Partner....
trying to do it all....
It was Amazing....having the Extra Hands!
We got it put together... Fast....
and..the Kids pulled ALL of the smalls out....
I..never could have gotten to them all.
It was Cold.... Very...Cold....
but... everyone stepped lively... 
and made it happen.....
It Snowed, Saturday, into Sunday.....
We thought it might hurt the show...
oh my...
If it did...we didn't notice! 
People Came Out!!!
I really...really....enjoy this show.
Everyone... is so friendly... and creative.
Miccia, the Promoter...is The Best.
: )
I, am so Blessed... to have dealt with the Best Promoters .... over the years.
They all work so Hard.... and...Embrace... my Insanity... : )
It was Great seeing so many Folks...that follow the blog....
Thank You... for the Hugs... and Squeezes. <3
Made some new Friends, too.
Kara, bought the old settee and chairs....
She Loved it.... as Much as I.
Just Like it Is....
: ) : ) : )
we are kindred spirits.....
: )
She... is a Beautiful... Spirit. : )
I also visited with Sue Whitney... Author, Designer, and Show Promoter....
I met her many years ago.... at a 'Junk Show'... she was co promoting....and I set up at....
it was great... visiting with her, again.
: )
She invited me to do her New Show... next Spring, just north of Rochester, MN.
I'm... thinkin' about it....
: )
Thinkin' hard. : )
Sue does Everything...Over the Top....
this...will be no different. : )
It was so... funny....
Everything...always happens for a reason.
I wanted to get a picture of the 'Junk' girls.....
Sue insisted... I... be in it.
{Oh Dear!!! : ( }
So... she asked a Gal... shopping in the booth...if she would take one, with both of our cameras....
The Gal... smiled.... and agreed.
I then, shared with the little Gal... who she was taking an image of....
: )
The Gal.... then said... she is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer....and works for a major firm... in Des Moines. : )
Oh My...!
{No wonder... she looked so sheepishly...at us... when asked to capture a couple images... : ) : ) : ) {Wonder what she thought...when I handed her, my Patchouli... incensed ... beat up... little camera.... oh dear.... : ) }
She and Sue, began visiting....... and Great Things.... may be coming the Photographer's way... : )
oh my....
what transpires.... down the rabbit hole.....
: )

Sue Whitney, and The Pulitzer Prize Winning...
Photographer... : )
down the miniature...
rabbit hole. : )
{hey.... my little camera.... doesn't do.... too bad. {considering...ALL it's been through. : )  I have to 'flick' it... to get the shutter to open.... these days... : ) Poor...Little...Camera. <3}





One corner of the booth. I forgot to pull the handy broom out....
before the show opened...
: )
We kept it busy... wrangling Straw....all weekend!
 : )


The Little Toy Trucks... were Loved.... <3
The Little Tractor... found a Good Home. : )
Mark kept Busy! and.... he Bought...some Very Cool Stuff.. too!
Mark's Awesome Legal Cupboard...sold right away!
Much...found New...Homes.

The Junk.... Girls.
It was Great Visiting with them..... : )
Sue {right} is so excited about her New Show... next Spring....
{I...am...'thinkin'....}

The Crowds... were Insane.
All Three Days.
oh my...
: )
Bought this Amazing Victorian Iron Fence...
Sunday Morning.
oh my...
It Is...
Stunning!
It's difficult to get images...of, even... a miniature rabbit hole.
: )
but...
everyone who entered.... seemed to enjoy the surroundings.
It felt like...
Home.
<3
The Chandelier.... was later Gooped with Gnarly  Christmas Ornaments.....and vintage beaded garland.....
We kept adding things... as other pieces sold...
The Booth... rolled over.... again and again...
it was a Busy...Weekend. : )
Thanks....So Much....
to All....
who Attended!
{and...Happy Birthday... Lea. <3  Thanks for Spending part of it... with Us. <3 }


As we kept Hauling... stuff to the Trucks.....
I began singing the above tune.... : )
I hadn't thought about this Song.... in Years....
: )
Everyone... was Jingling.... and banging...stuff..... as we Lugged....
Freeeeezing Our Tails Off!!!!
"Here... We Are!
 Singin' in the Kitchen!!!
 All Together Now...
Singin' in The Kitchen...
Everybody!!!!
Singin' in The Kitchen...
BANGIN' On The Pots and Pans!!!!"....
: )
My eyes met a Fellow Dealer.....
at the Exact Same Time.... we Both Said....
"Are We Having Fun Yet???!!!!"
 We Burst Out Laughing!!!!
Crazy!
: )
why...yes, we are.
but then...
all the best people....
are.
<3
Love to Ya...
Barb C.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chasin' my tail....

Sold all the new...big stuff.....
today...
that I got yesterday.
and... delivered it...
all over the country...
today...
so...
The work, here at home... didn't get done...until now.
I still have to throw a few things on...in the morning.
I packed smalls.... and luggage...
I'm hittin' the tub.... then the sack.
have to be up at 4.
: )
It's a little over two hours to Des Moines....
I have to get fuel... in the morning....
I filled the Ford...tonight, I simply couldn't bring myself to drive the FUSO... back into town, tonight.
I'll wish I had... in the morning. : )
Liz and Brandon.. are bringing the Loaded Ford... to Des Moines
then... will help unload.
: )
I am...so Thankful... for That.
I hope to get thawed out....
oh my... it has been pretty tuff... the last couple of days....
Cold... Cold...Cold....
I bought some long johns... today.... I'll be sporting them.... all weekend. : )
Can't wait...to see the show.... it's so... cool. : )
Hope to see you there!
I'm leaving the lap top at home...
and will be posting on fb....
I'll catch up here.... Monday.
Hope you have a Great Weekend...
Love... to ya...
Barb C.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Lyrics HD


The Southern Iowa... Run.

Bailed in The Ford.... this morn.... to go see my Pal, Charlie.....
He had an Old Farmhouse Cupboard... for me...
{Straight....Off...The...Farm....}
a Beautiful Pier Mirror.... an Unusual Chicken Feeder.... some Vintage Christmas....
and....
an Old Bird's Nest....
{Charlie... always saves me... vacant... Nests... <3 }
He lives about 90 miles South ... It was 72 degrees there, yesterday....
Today... with the Wind... it was about... 0.
I'm not kidding...
I thought we were going to Freeze to Death... before we got everything loaded.
oh my....
But... before I went to Charlie's....
I stopped in Mt. Pleasant... at Iris Antique Mall.... <3 {found some darling smalls there... <3 }
then... I stopped at a New Shop... that has just opened this year...
'Old World Victorian Treasures'....
It was....Lovely.
The Owners... Brenda and Bryon...were so Great....
I bought... the Beautiful.... Victorian Piece, below.... from...them.
{and... the Tiniest...Dictionary... in it's own little Locket... as well. }
I came back to get the Victorian piece... as, I had to load at Charlies, first...
It was quite a 'journey'...home...
The Wind...was Howling.....
The Ford and I... were Bucking it...All The Way...
I kept it at 55.....
I didn't Dare... push it any harder.... with the Victorian Piece... on the Top...of The Heap!!!
It appears.... all is well.....
I looked the load over... when I got home, tho... it was Pitch Black... outside......
and...Frigid!
oh my...
What a Difference a Day...Makes!
We're gonna have a Load....
for Junk Jubilee....
oh....
my.
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
{I have to tell ya.... if you aren't shopping 'Shops'....you are missing out.... on a lot. 
Yes... I go to Auctions.....
but...
You can stand at an auction.... all day.... and not get bought.... what you went there for.
At a Shop.... {or...going to several... in a day... } I Guarantee...you won't come home... empty handed... and... you meet...The Best...People.... : ) 
I can only pay so much... for a piece... whether it be at auction... or a shop. So... don't think...shop prices are higher than 'auction'.... {I have seen things at Auction.... bring Far More... than what they will...in a shop...}
Just... sayin'... : )
{the Victorian Piece.... and the Gnarly Cupboard... just sold. }
Simply....
Over....
The....
Top.
Inside this little monogrammed Locket... is a real... dictionary...
The glass... in the door... is a magnifying glass.
this is....
something else. <3

As I was leaving Charlie.... he grabbed a little Nest.... he'd been saving for me....
oh my....
I Truly...am...Blessed....
with such Wonderful Friends.... in my life. <3
Charlie had this..... I saw it last week, when I visited Charlie, on my way home...from Peg and Michael's.....
I Loved It....
but... the base... had to be trimmed.
I have Lost.... my Beautiful... 'Carpenter'....
so....
Charlie.... trimmed it...for me. : )