She Considers a field, and buys it,
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard
Proverbs 31: 16

Saturday, May 30, 2009

In Bloom

All my plants are in full bloom and i'm lovin it.
When I woke up this morning looked out my kitchen window there was a red bird sitting on the window seal, of corse I didn't have my camera at hand, I was not awake enought yet to think of that. So I grabed my camera and went out side, there he is eating the grass seed my dh just put down the day before, I just didn't have the heart to make him stop, so breakfast is on me little bird.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Guess What I've Been Up To

Couldn't you just move right in this doll house.
The other day a lady came into the shop and she had the best idea to do with this house.
Remove the walls from the inside and put in your television. What a great idea to hide your TV and it's big enought to hold a large TV at that. This doll house opens from the front, just pull on the post by the fromt door.

My husband and I do all the painting of the
shabby chic furniture at The Vintage Attic.
The store is stocked and my dh has taken another load of furniture up today.
I’ll be in the work shop today painting while he works the store.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Freedom Is Not Free

Washington Monument
I was in ah at the beauty of these Monuments & Memorials in our Great Nations Capital.
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
White House
It was so serial to touch the wall at the Vietnam Momorial. To know that all these names had faces and familys and gave there ALL.

Out of all the magnificent sights we seen in Washington D C this was by far the worst one. The Reflecting Pool looked nothing like it did in the movie Forrest Gump, you know when Jenny ran through the water to get to Forrest. Now its just a pond. I hope I just cought it at a bad time, I hope it will be cleaned and brought back to its glory.

Happy Memorial Day to all who has served our Country. To the ones who came home with the imprint of war on their lives forever, to the ones who are still fighting for our Great Nation and for the ones who gave all .
To my Dad who served in the Army, to my father-in-Law who served in the Army during the Korean War, to my husband who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, to my step daughter Heather who is serving in the Navy and has just returned from the Iraq War, to my niece Misty who is serving in the Air Force. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart, Because I know Freedom Is Not Free!
God Bless

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some Cool Old Stuff

Some cool old stuff I picked up at an auction the other day, 1950's squeak toy, victorian hair brush, big ben clocks, old english chintz dish & some really cool cameras.
To keep or not to keep that is the question, I just don't know the answer to that yet. I go through this every time I buy for my shop. I collect old stuff all kinds of cool old stuff, I don't like my house to look cluttered, just well put together. So I'm now at that point if I keep something then something else has to go, how do I let something go, something that has given me joy as I pass it in my home and it brings a smile to my face, but on the other hand to bring a new item in that will capture my attention and make me smile as I pass it each day in my home would be nice too.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Birthday

Happy Mother's Day Mom!
36 years ago my mom lost her battle with breast cancer, when I was very young.
Mothers Day ever scene has not been the same for me, it mostly was a sad day... Until 11 years ago today on Mothers Day I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy...
So now every Mothers Day weekend we gladly clebrate Mothers Day and my sons birthday.. I know in my heart God sent me my son on this special day just to let me know all is well.
Happy Birthday Tanner, I love you!!!

Love, Mom

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My First Award Woo Hoo I'm So Excited!!

I have only been blogging a couple of months now, and in my search for fellow bloggers with the some of the same interests I came across this blog @ Sylvias Vintage Daughter. I just loved her blog and told her so, she has been right there for me at almost every post I have posted with uplifting words, so for that Kathy Thank You. You have inspiried me. Thanks for passing this award on to me..
Blog on girl friend!!

With all that said I must now pass it on to seven bloggers who I have the pleasure of picking.

So here are the rules for the seven bloggers below.

1. List 7 things you love.

2. Link to the person/blog that sent you the award.

3. Choose 7 more bloggers to pass the award to.
4. Comment on those 7 blogs to let the recipients know you've chosen them.

Here are my 7 loves

1. God, I will always put him first. Without God I can't truly love..
2. My handy man husband for living in my dreams. When I first started my business my dh would say why are you buying that. Now he will say aren't you going to pick another one of those up you might need two. Also for giving up his work shop so it can become mine... Thanks hun!
3. My Children with out them I am void. I have learned more from them than any one person in my life..
4. My sisters, we are as far apart as we are close. As a child I always wanted to be the only one, I would of sold them just as David was sold ;-) Now you couldn't pay me with all the cool junk in the world, they are my best friends.


5. My business The Vintage Attic. At my shop I am Melissa, I'm not Tanner's mom, Andrea's sister, Jim's wife, It fulfills my propuse, It helps defind who I am. I really like that part of me...

6. Scrapbooking, crafting and my pile of preposeful stuff, without it I would not beable to create and that is vital to who I am and what I love..
7. there is so much I could put here, but I have to go with, Plastic yard Pink Flamingos, I always wanted to be the persons yard that got flocked. Also Polka Dots (white ones on red) just make me smile...

Now for the bloggers on my list. If you have now yet check them out please do so..

1. Yvette @

2. Debra @

3. Arlene @

4. Sandi @

5. Kathi @

6. Katy @

7. Donna @

Thanks again Kathy aka shabby Chick. Not only did you give me a award but a challenge that I didn't think I was up for, but here it is, I think I covered it all. You helped me get out of my comfort zone;-)

Have Fun Melissa