Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Post 87... "Going Up"... the "village" is with each new day.

"You can easily judge the character of a man
by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."-James D. Miles

With each new day, opportunities are presented to each of us. We make a choice to accept those gifts or move ahead without advance in our lives. At the "village" ~ we always "Welcome" new... "Going Up" Opportunities that are so freely presented each and every new day. Monday was one of those days for sure. Our April has started a little early ~ with big bangs.

New additions, expansions, better choices and with every day ~ "new friends".

Monday especially, but actually everyday at the "village". We are "going up". The bar raised a bit higher with new spaces, new dealers, bigger choices and better opportunity.

Welcome... "The Charm House" ~ Yvette Shumate Adams to the "village". oh, la la. What beautiful additions to our "big picture" ~ she's already part of our family ~
we needed this "artist"

Yes, there are beautiful creations and "Charming Finds"....

This big basket full of "treasures" is part of what "The Charm House" will
offer ~ she is so generous with her instructions ~ make what she does ~ she will even show you how and give you "list" for making projects. This basket holds the "kit" for her darling nest. Come get one and try your hand at creating. What Fun~!

Game on.... check out her "shoe" created to hold her business cards. Wow~ just Wow~!
The addition of "new talent" always ups our game ~ makes everyone step it up ~ cool.

goodness... i loved these ~ a darling bundle of "love letters" complete with beautiful brown ribbons and a terrific vintage brooch on top ~ they came home with ~hag. Precious for our bedroom. "The Charm House" first sale at the "village" ~ got a hug for that... I will cherish this new find ~ very happy that Yvette joined us for some fun in selling at~
"Vintage Village"

hag 2 helped the "nook" that's mine~ grow a bit on Sunday ~ can't wait to get the remainder
of the shelves out and begin filling up this new bigger spot.
Boy, the ceiling is empty... gotta get busy, I do. Love having a partner that's "handy" with her power tools ~ she makes everything stand up straight.

SSCC ~ that's Shanna and Christy grew ~ a new corner bigger spot.
Love it girls...keep bringing stuff til your new spot is packed out. You Go Girls...

The spot they started in smaller... but cozy. Pretty Mustard Colored Walls ~ oh, but it's already spoken for ~ another new dealer for the "village" coming in April. Yea~!
Gotta act fast when there is an open spot ~ we fill it fast. Can't wait to see what will be in this "cozy space" very soon.

Do you see "Whimsy" on the ladder already painting away.
This charming little cottage will be "The Shack Out Back" soon, very soon.
The "Shack Pack" is on a mission ~ they are ready to fill it up.
More shopping for us... and you too. Piggy talking on the phone ~ but not
for long ~ she had a long list to finish today.

We'll be seeing this "truck" often at the "Shack" ~ already full with the base of their
new for them ~ vintage glass cabinet display ~ this baby will hold a ton of "treasures" once placed and filled
in the "Shack" ~ can't wait to see.

See, opportunities ~ expansions ~ growth ~ new dealers & friends ~ that is what makes the
world go round for us. You never get a second chance at the opportunities ~ "gifts" you are offered each day. For the "hags" ~ at the "village" ~ we cherish each one.
Each day a little different ~ but all packed with friends, finds ~ fascination.
Come Shop, You'll be happy you did.
Now, I took over 50 pictures ~ the "village" is looking awesome.
Will share some of those with you tomorrow ~ for sure.
Time is drawing near ~ post 87 ~ I have an exciting giveaway for 100~th post ~ don't stay away too long ~ you might just get a "sneak peak".
Glad to be back ~ working, finding & posting.... ~one vintage hag

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wonderful Friends ~ Fabulous Family ~ Healing Nicely ~ Will be glad to get back to regular post ~!

So, this post is to Thank All of You who have been by our sides
over the past couple weeks. Friends/Family alike ~ we would
be mighty lonely without the company, caring, compassion of all you great folks.
Now, in order to list them all ~ it would take this page and another ~ so lets suffice
to say that there are many of you ~ Mr.& Mrs. Hag appreciate everything
you have done for us. Whether cards ~ emails ~ prayers ~ meals ~ dessert ~ calls
anything you have done hasn't gone unnoticed ~
Never knew we had so many true friends ~ that gives the both of us a new appreciation
so "Thank You".
"Without a friend the world is a wilderness."

If you ever experience a health challenge you will understand that in this
one life we all get ~ nothing is more important that your "health & happiness".
I get a great email each day from this organization ~ with articles, quotes and
inspiration. Try it ~ might just bring you some comfort too ~ everyday not just in
"challenge" times.
"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness" -Elbert Hubbard

I also get a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" email every day. We can all use
that ~ sharing with you ~ my friends what have been a great help to
us. Not just these few weeks ~ but always.
"In today's hectic world, it is very easy to get stressed and worked up.
This can cause a number of health problems."

Clayton, has been our "muscle" ~ now you know, I'm strong but on days like today
when you get a new TV cause the not so old one died ~ our patient needs that
for our "rest & relaxation" ~ its nice to have a "strong Son" around to lift big stuff.
Thanks.... Man~!
Hope ~ Lindsey is feeling better today too, she's been sick while we've been to the hospital/and now home recovering...

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
-Sandra Carey

Nannie, I wish that each of you could have a "Nannie" ~ she makes
everything okay. We sometimes call her "Dr. Donna" since she retired
from the medical field. She is nurturing and strong ~ actually the strongest little
lady we know. She is our "rock". In these times ~ as well as all times.
Thank you, Mom for being such a constant for us.

"Without hearts it is no home."
"Whom will he help that does not help his mother."
"Who has gold can choose his son-in-law."

Now, we have a 4 legged child ~ who has been help too.
If you have a pet, you know they always know when something is different.
He has been so "easy" with his steps ~ so "loving", even more than normal.
Woof, Sebastian... Love You Little One

"A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself."
~ Josh Billings
"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot

Friends...Dear Friends ~ have brought food ~ our refrigerator is packed.
We have "Honey Baked Ham's Turkey Breast"....yum.
No, not just food... meals ~ dessert ~ bread ~ salads.
Gosh, everything has been wonderful and we appreciate not having to cook~ so very much.
Gives us, more healing time. Rest.
"Where there are friends there are riches." ~unknown

Dear Friends that brought a meal of Meatloaf/Potatoes and for us, Asparagus.
With Pies too ~and corn muffins.
See, I couldn't use our real pictures ~ cause we dug in fast. Good Really Good Food.
"Cooking is like love... It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
~Harriet Van Horne
Dear Friend... Brought Pie ~ Apple/Cinnamon Pie.
Hope she took the calories out.
Gosh, this is "great eatin"....
"When a friend asks there is no tomorrow." ~unknown

Dear Friends... That brought "wedge salad" ~ my all time favorite ~
yes, I did share with my "patient" but that was hard to share.
"True friendship is imperishable." ~unknown

Dear Friends ~ that brought veggies, sides ~ we had so many to choose from.
"The ornament of the house is the friends who fre­quent it." ~unknown

Dear Friends ~ brought bread. Bread homemade & other breads.

"The greatest blessing is a true friend."

What in the world would we do without friends, really really good friends. The ~hags are grateful for every friend. Family ~ ours is the greatest, we hope yours is too. These are gifts that we will never again take for granted. I've even received emails, comments from "bloggers" that I haven't had the privilege to meet yet ~ Thank you. For your part in our recovery. What a blessing to have each and every one of you.

This week, hopefully back to normal some what if not entirely. Back to the "village" tomorrow morning... with the promise of some "fresh pictures" ~ this new week will bring more "blessings" ~ we wish you all the best in the ones you are given.

gracious & thankful... ~one vintage hag

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Home at Last ~ The Charm House "Coming Soon ~ I'll be back really soon to really blog ~ I've missed the blog.

So, I assume you heard our "surprise"... while I was away~
"The Charm House"
to join our pack of talented ladies sometime next week.
We are thrilled ~ can't wait to have her super creative art
as a part of our big picture.
"Welcome Yvette" ~ We are honored to have you as part of the "village family".

Now as most of you know, my "Man" had his surgery this week.
We are finally back home together ~ with a little help from
"Sebastian" ~ and Clayton we're going to make it happen.
Recovery ~ Happening now at the ~hag home.
Lindsey has been sick with Bronchitis this week ~ so we've been worried about her
too ~ can only be in one place at a time ~ but we still carry so much
concern for Our Children ~ no matter their ages.
A "speedy recovery" balloon ~ one of David's hospital room decorations
that came home with us today.
Nannie got him this way cool turtle ~
Whimsy, tell Hilary, David got a "turtle"...

Little One ~ move over, we have to make room for "Daddy" when he
can climb all those steps... maybe not today. But soon, I just know it.
Funny how pets always know something isn't quite right ~ Sebastian has
shown much concern for his "favorite" since we arrived home this afternoon.
In our home, the "boys club" rules ~!
"If any moment could last forever let it be this one"
Glad I have the "Man" back in the nest, much easier to "cuddle" at home.
I'll be back soon ~ with some "village juice" ~ can't wait to work a little tomorrow.
Back to the Dr. in the a.m. to get rid of some "new found healing friends" ~
that will make life easier for us at home.
"God doesn't give you the people you want,
He gives you the people you NEED - To help you, to hurt you,
to leave you, to love you and to
make you into the person you were meant to be."
A special reminder from a "Nannie" email today to all of you that we have needed.
Your care, concern & love is appreciated more than you will ever know.
Thank you
for being there when we needed it "most".
my new hat... a "nurse" ~ he's awake so I've got to run... ~ one vintage hag

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's going to be a "Rainy Wednesday" ~ Our Big Day ~ So, for you some quotes to consider for awhile.

Our big Wednesday, suppose to be "rainy in Georgia".
So for you, some quotes to consider ~ with some of my favorite "smile" pictures.
Oh, thankful~ happy~ peaceful~ rainy day....

If you must trust anyone in life, let it be yourself.

It's faith that really takes the courage. The belief in things unseen.

"Sebastian" ~ Our Inspector General~

Courage is about doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.

Bailey & Carson ~ Our Grand 4 legged Daughters~!
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!
Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is.
Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

~Happy Keester ~ cute, hu? Its almost Easter Time~

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare composed poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.

Today, I'm glad I'm married to my "best friend" ~
Today, I glad to be at his side.
Today, I'm honored to be his partner.
Today, Better or Worse we are in it together.

For this rainy day and tomorrow and the next day...
let's just say "forever"....

Gracious & lovingly...~one vintage hag

New "village" pictures... Looking a bit like Spring & Easter is coming on in...Surprises coming soon~!

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Back yesterday after my weekend off... to the "village"
It's beginning to look like "Springtime" and you know we have "Easter Finds".

Bunnies, Chicks, Ducks oh my.... why there are other surprises
coming soon today ~ I can't wait for you to see~!
This precious face ~ you need at your home for
Easter Time ~ Or Anytime...
she's splendid~!

Looking like Easter... This Pink Chair with "Chippy Paint" ~ the perfect
host for your "fern" or maybe an Easter Basket. This darling chair
can be found in the "My Vintage Heart" Spot.

oh, la la... I would love to have a place for this architectural header...
I think MVH brought this back from a recent buying trip.

"The Fox Hole" has been shopping again... check out this stunning pink cabinet.
Great Color ~ just like an Easter Egg in Spring.
And, Vintage Ephemera ~ perfect choices for Easter Decor.

Get your "Glitter Eggs"... 2/$1. Can't beat that. They are right up front.

Lbi has added more Easter finds... theirs "Egg Garland" ~ pretty cookie
jars .... Great Finds ~ come shop~!

Be careful... these "beans" are sour. Turn your mouth inside out.
Loving the little old muffin tin with pink straw and great egg ornaments.

Okay, so this will be some one's Easter Present from ~hag - there's others
but I had to have one of these corrugated paper Easter Bags - with a "chick" no less.

Easter Etc. ~ oh, no I mean Easter has Arrived in the "Etc" spot at the "village".

Get your vintage flocked chicks... going fast ~ these "cuties" will be around until
Tuesday... then "Shab n' Chic" closes.... we will miss Jan, Jim & Oliver.

This precious chest, covered in vintage pattern paper ~ can also be found
at "Shab n' Chic" until Monday or Tuesday...
then, the transformation to "The Shack Out Back" ~ bittersweet to say good-bye
then have a new charming great second venue in the "village" parking lot ~ for more shopping.
Can't wait to see what the "shack" girls have up their sleeves.....

Little Shabby Chick in the clay pot ~ our garden area to the side...
get ready "Chicky"... refreshed garden coming soon... everything is "coming up"
and Car-li-que and North have some plans for the renew.
Won't be long....

Coming by for a visit... pinch off some "herbs" on your way out.
There's is thyme, rosemary, sage, mint and others...
We never use chemicals on these ~ they will grow better if you help yourself
as you're leaving. They will all be "up" soon for your enjoyment.
I hear there will be "tomato plants" too ~ wonder if she will share those.
Nothing better than a vine ripe tomato sandwich.
Just a few of this weeks wonders at the "village"...
surprises ~ yes, we have some of those
too. Wait til you hear ~ I'm excited.
More pictures soon too ~ my batteries were weak yesterday ~ been using them a lot.
Lots of new old stuff coming each day.
I added "much" yesterday and so did some other talented dealers.
And, challenges too. This week is full of those ~ I will try to include
you in each step of the way ~ if I'm away a while ~ no worries...
I'll be back as quick as I can.
Now, today... catching up, paperwork (does that ever end), errands, nails ~
and an exciting as usual afternoon at the "village"...
guess, pollen is necessary but I'm beginning to see in "yellow"...
~one vintage hag

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Lakewood 400 Memories... I had a blast yesterday with some of the "village" gals...

Lakewood 400 was enough for me for two posts... so here's the second one
Wow, just plain "wow" ~ I was so impressed ~ much better
than my visit a couple years ago ~ the talent that all these girls have...
amazing ~ it was a "splendid day" ~ I enjoyed every "second".
As always I sure enjoy time spent with any "village gals" ~ and we had
so much fun... ate and ate more, laughed, cut up, acted out, screamed...
we enjoyed our special
Saturday ~ and got some terrific stuff~!

Grosgrain Annie's....
More Ribbons and More Ribbons ~ Joanne has certainly come along way...
since her days at the "village" ~ I'm so overwhelmed.
Did come away with a really big bag ~ packed full of fun ribbons ~
that I have some idea's for ~ but not a "craft~er" really...
I will have to come up with something fun to do with all I came away
with. I'm sure it will make Wonderful Somethings...

She had an incredible "Easter Banner" ~ and some darling tinsel pipe cleaners
yes, hand dyed as well. I had to have some of those.

"The Painted Fern"
incredible.... Jocelyn has this immense talent with floral, creativity
galore... and the best smelling potpourri ever.
She said she was a "mess" ~ I'm sure she had sold tons before we
arrived Saturday ~ but there was much "eye candy"...
I got a "sack full" and she gave me some darling tickets ~ she had gotten
on a buying trip and she just let me take some.... how cool, I loved them~!
and, she has a blog... go visit ~


2 chippy's...
can you say incredible... these two girls are "full up" ~ they have
the most creative things I've ever seen.
Actually, that was the thing that most impressed me on this day trip ~
all the girls are so amazing... 2 Chippy's are right up there.
They made me laugh ~ they are so lovable, think we all got a little from this booth ~
some things big... but they will be in the shop ~ so, come see.
I don't steal thunder and there is some of that coming soon to the "village".

Among my favorite pictures... Laurie & Lulu ~ 2 chippy's ~cutting up...
Lulu that vintage cigarette holder is the "best" with you.
Wish the others I took of you had come out...
Truly a "hoot" ~ go check out their blog. I cant' wait to get my "junk necklace" next month,
a treasure I will wear proudly...


while you're at it - go look at "Time Worn Interiors" today....
she is headed to Texas... Laurie of Chippy's too.
look at this load of "incredible treasures" in "granny"....
oh, how I wish I could go to Texas this week.

"Sassy Trash"
now, I know Nancy has "mad talent" ~ she has shopped at the "village" and I see
what she buys... you can kinda real between the lines on what they will
turn out to be.
From Nancy, I got a darling mirror pick ~ a great handmade nest ~ her live Lemon Thyme
plant ~ several darling framed pins/charms on the best velvet ribbons ~ darling wire basket
oh, so much... come see ~ most are headed to the "village".
her blog ~


" Cottage Farm Chick"
I had not met Beverly until Saturday but I've been seeing pictures and her spot
was on my list. Oh, my gosh~!
Another with all that "Crazy Talent"... I was speechless.
She too has a blog that you need to visit....


Not only are these booths amazing... so are their blogs.
Go look at "Bev's" at the address above,
you too will be impressed.

Now, If I get this name wrong.... sorry, I should have made notes
along my way.
I think this is Carol but it might be Kym ~
she is in the center area across from "Grosgrain Annie's"...
super impressed with her stuff.
Great "findings" bags for $8.00 ~ had to have one of those.
Wait til my friend Carl-li-que sees this bag. You can dig in first.

she had a beautiful headboard & great heart patterned garden chairs.
Think we all got stuff from her too.
I'll visit her spot again and get her name right, Promise.

Once home, Yes... Sebastian - these are "my bags"...
now not everything was in "bags" but all my smalls.
a day full of "junk-in" a new energy and inspiration that I will pass along
in the ~hag spots at the "village".

and, yes... autographed books and some new "reads" from my
favorite author ~ is it Mary Kay Andrews or Kathy Hogan Trocheck ?
Oh, my... its both~!
Those will be my escape at the hospital this week for sure.

I got a new "shirt" ~ this will be in the line up for my new "spring/summer" costumes
at the shop. I think she needs to come sign books at the "village" when her new
one comes out this summer. Excited... another new read coming soon.
A fan too... this will help when I'm "glistening..." and a recipe too, from Deep Dish
for "Tate's" Brunswick Stew. I will make that for sure.

"little one" be careful snooping about in my "treasures" from today...
not sure if all "schnauzers" are nosey but this one sure is.

Oh, yeah... a foot ~ that is his foot, still snooping... amongst
my nest, eggs, "everyday straw" ~ isn't it darling.

findings... a bag full...with a cute sugar bowl and a milk glass vase - that's what I'll
make it. That will be a darling addition to the ~hag spot.

Pricing... Pricing and more pricing ~ today.
I'd rather shop than price but its a necessary elimate.
Make sure to visit the "vintage village" this week ~ new old treasures arrive
every day.

some darling shakers... tickets from "jocelyn" and vintage millinary.
what's in the box? well that is the best part of my 100th post giveaway
you will "love it"... I'll be ready so stay tuned for the "giveway" coming soon
from ~one vintage hag. time flys when your having fun, and I'm having fun,
this is post 82 ~ almost there.

my to do list... keeps growing ~ have to have it done by Tuesday.

i'll be around, doing my "thing"....
My sincere appreciation to the "girls" at Lakewood 400 for sharing
a piece of themselves at this show... as well as to the "gals" from the village
that put up with me... on "junk-in" days.

you'll always have a special place in this heart....~ one vintage hag