Vintage Doilies for sale

I live in this great community here in Southern Manitoba that was founded by Mennonites. It's such a rich heritage, that, among other things, carries with it a tradition of fine crafting. Today at my local thrift store I stumbled upon a shelf full of vintage doilies...and since doilies are all the rage in scrapbooking right now - I decided to snap some up and see if I could sell a few.

You can see what I have to offer here on my Flikr album of doilies. Email me if you're interested in any of them. I've got them listed on a 2peas thread for $2 each and shipping $1.50 to Canada or US - add $.25 each for additional ones.

Flikr Album of Doilies for sale

Thanks for looking :)

My beautiful yard :(

This is what my front yard looks like AS WE SPEAK. I came home from work to this today. Earlier in summer our "curb stop" pipe had a leak (rusted right through). Sadly, the leak was about 1" onto our side of the junction so guess who had to pay for the digging up of my finally-the-way-I-like-it front yard. US. That's who. So now this fall, every once and awhile there'd be water in the front yard again around the pile of dirt slowly settling back down from summer-trauma (it still looked like we buried someone/something there). Today, they dug it up again and replaced the "new" pipe from summer which had a hole in it and from my understanding, replaced the City's side of the pipe as well just for safe measures. I have water again. And no leak. But I have a disastrous mess on my front yard - mud everywhere and a raking job that I am not very excited about - anyone know an ameteur landscaper who'd like a challenge??

On the up side: It's November 24th today - one month till Christmas EVE and our grass (the parts that aren't under mud) is still green-ish.....and there's no snow and I carried my jacket home from school today b/c it's 6 degrees outside today - unbelievable.

I'm letting go

This leaping photo of my son that I took 2 summers ago, coupled with this song I've been treadmilling to by Francesca Battistelli, completely captures how I feel right now. The lyrics are below. Just thought I'd share :)

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My heart beats, standing on the edge
But my feet have finally left the ledge

Like an acrobat
There’s no turning back

I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
I’m losing control
Of my destiny
It feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So I’m letting go

This is a giant leap of faith
Trusting and trying to embrace
The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone


Giving in to your gravity
Knowing You are holding me
I’m not afraid


Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
Feels like I’m falling and this is the life for me

Album: My Paper Heart
Artist: Francesca Battistelli

In my mail today :)

These packs were in my mail today....Bo Bunny Persuasion

and Bo Bunny Love Bandit
and maybe best of all....the rub-ons, buttons, and embellishments all included. And even bester than that (yes, thank you...I work in a school)....these stamps nearly made my heart stop. I will be making some cards tonight!!!!!

Look what I found :)

The kids & I went for a walk today - needed something from the drugstore, peeked into the Pawn Shop to see if there were extra Gamecube controllers, and of course, stopped at my favourite haunt, the MCC store. Today I found 2 treasures (combined, under $1).

This awesome, very large 7-UP pedastal glass that will hold scissors and pens on my scrapdesk:

and this cute little rectangular Pyrex dish....
I'm not sure what's going in here but it was WAY too cute to pass up.

Here it is in my you can see how tiny it is.

I also found some cupboards that I'd love to have - I think they came from our local MTS (telephone company) store - they're beautiful locking cabinetry on the bottom, a black countertop and then glass doored upper cabinets with slat board in them. OH Man...that would be sweet in a new scrapbook room. Hmmmm.....we'll have to see how basement renos go.

Happy Birthday to me :)

I had a birthday this past weekend.
When my husband came home from a "quick errand" just before lunch, he called the kids outside and they loaded up a gift bag for me. Here's what was in it:

FIRST: A Thick layer of Blue Tissue paper.

A container of delicious Icy Squares (chocolate made in Germany, but I think this may be a Canadian delicacy....I haven't seen them in the US) and definitely a blast from my childhood when they used to be $.05 each at the store :)

MORE Blue tissue paper
and then a package of Andes Mints...think Olive Garden mints....Mmmmmmmm. These are so yummy and even though I want to eat the whole box at once, I wont. I've been sharing :)

MORE Blue tissue paper
and then a box of these....Ferrero Rocher. Hazelnut goodness wrapped in chocolate, wrapped in more hazelnut goodness. How can you go wrong?

I sensed a theme by this time and I could feel that the bag was still quite heavy so I was expecting the Mother-load of chocolate at the bottom....and I lifted up

The Final layer of Blue tissue paper
to reveal this:

A Metallic Pink Nintendo DS Lite.
I think the boys were tired of having to come find theirs on my nightstand when they wanted to use them so the kids told DH that what I really wanted for my birthday was a DS. How fun!

Anyway, that's my gift from my family. They're so sweet. And I'm so old. Every year I look back and evaluate, sometimes I even do a layout about my birthday and how I feel about it. This year I'm feeling old and tired and I think, instead of doing a layout, I'll curl up with my new DS and have a nap. I'll scrap my birthday later :)