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Welcome November! (just a tad bit late)

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Actually November came right on time, but I'm the one that's late :o) I know I say this every month, but I can scarcely believe that we are so close to the end of 2008 - it has flown by so incredibly fast!
I am actually really happy to see November here already - I have always loved November... In Texas, that's when we typically have more cool days than warm ones , yay!! It's when college football gets really exciting, leaves are steadily falling, craft fairs abound, and maybe, just maybe, you can have a fire in the fireplace without having to run the air conditioner extra cold!

It is also, of course, the month where we celebrate the beloved holiday of Thanksgiving. I really can't stand it when we tend to skip over Thanksgiving in our headlong rush to Christmas...don't get me wrong...I LOVE Christmas. I just think that poor Thanksgiving gets shorted sometimes as Christmas decorations go up in the mall now right after Halloween (when did THAT happen?) and snowmen and candy canes outnumber turkeys and pilgrims at every turn. I think Thanksgiving needs a new PR person :o)

Well, I for one, will attempt to do my part to slow down and give Thanksgiving the full attention that it is due. I will be hosting an "I'm Thankful for Thanksgiving" Giveaway!!! Please check back on Friday as I officially kickoff the giveaway...it's gonna be fun. The prize package will be a great one - you don't want to miss out!!! (rumor has it that a calendar and cookbook may be included!)


Meanwhile, here are a few photos of a teeny touch of fall decorating in my entryway as well as some recent garage sale goodies on further down. (plus you'll want to read further to finally hear the story of what happened to the cute space we had in the Antique shop)

I've had this little fall vignette up for a few weeks but am just now getting around to posting... This is mostly simple fall floral decor from our local home decor discount store plus a thrifted vintage "God Bless our Home" framed needlepoint, some super sweet birdies from a Hallmark store I think, and a beribboned apothecary jar with a vintage earring touch of bling for fun...


Finally, here's the story of what happened with the Antique shop... During Hurricane Ike, the Antique shop sustained water damage (my stuff was OK though) but the owner decided to close down the shop and move on to another building in a better location nearby. However, instead of moving over with the new shop, Hubby and I decided that we were temporarily going to leave the antique arena...it was taking way too much time with too little return on investment. We decided for now that concentrating my extra time away from work at my day job on illustration was the much better plan, and ultimately has been (and hopefully will be) the better return on investment for the long run.
However - this has NOT stopped us from Junkin' ...oh no...that's too much in our blood....though we have significantly slowed our pace :o) Here's a collection of things from a recent weekend of treasure hunting - be sure and click the photos for a better look...

Quilt, lampshades, vintage apron, framed art, painted wooden shelves, covered cake plate, candlesticks, etc, etc...

Loved this poem called "To My Husband"...so sweet and SO TRUE...plus I am a sucker for anything with sunflowers...

Love the glass birdie...and those tiny vintage crocheted cherry earrings are precious...

This pink rose lamp went perfectly with one of the off-white lampshades I found separately...

I can hardly ever pass up a good cheap cutter quilt ...but this $2 full size beauty is all feedsack so there was no way to walk away from it!

We DO have plans for all these vintage lovelies that we have accumulated -we just don't have all the pieces of the puzzle together just yet as to timing and venue...but the Lord knows and we are trusting Him for direction...and He is faithful!!!
"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."
(Proverbs 16:9)
Please stop back by tomorrow to sign up for the giveaway and hopefully tell your blog buddies too!! I'm looking forward to visiting with you again!!

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