Monday, September 1, 2008

Already Been Done & Happy September!

Don't you just hate it when someone else has your same idea you have used for years and *poof* there YOUR ideas are in a magazine. I have had that happen to me many times. I have been doing things for years, and then Martha declares it is a "good thing" and I knew it had been a good thing for years but SHE gets the credit. I have been leafing through a few new magazines (not hers) and there are some of "my" ideas! Guess even if I had shared my ideas long ago someone else still would have gotten the credit huh? Don't ya just hate that?

*Up above is one of my jars I did, my vintage altered spoons and one of my frames. The spoons and jar are in my Etsy store, the frame has sold.

The summer has flown by, where did it go? I love fall but I am not ready for it yet. I have had a lot of fun in the camper this summer (just parked out in the back, I don't take it camping) I have had to get a lot of repairs done on my building, I had a tenant move out in the middle of the night so there is that to deal with, the repairs to the apartment, cleaning etc. Lots of sales to go to, auctions, the store to run, blah blah blah, that has been my summer this year. I just survived our town's Summer's End Festival last weekend. That is a very busy day for my antique mall but I am SO glad to have it over. The fireworks were great like always. Nice to watch them from my home and not have to fight the traffic. I watched them in my jammies this year just like a little kid, lol.

It has been a little over a year since I started blogging so I am going to do a little give away for my 1 year blogversary:-) I have several things fun things in this little pile and maybe I will find a few more things to add before I mail it. I also added one of my little cherry camper tags to celebrate my sweet campers one year anniversary too!. I will pick a lucky name next Sunday, September 7th.

Saturday we went to Indianapolis to shop at Half Price books, I got a great retro housewife book, It is full of fun things. Also shopped at Trader Joe's, I love that store, then ate at Joe's Crab Shack. We ended the day at they Symphony on the Prairie, it is an outdoor concert and ended with a wonderful fireworks display. We really had a long fun day.

My sweet friend Linda over at Somewhere in Time gave me this wonderful award a long time ago and I am just now posting it. Thank you so much Linda!! I am always so honored when someone passes on an award to me. I need to pass this along as well but I will research to see where it needs to go.

Hopefully things will calm down around here and I can get back into the swing of blogging again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and I will pop over and visit everyone in the next day or two!

This is a set of neat old wallpaper hat boxes I purchased this summer and this darling little bird cage.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy September, and Happy Blogversary!!

Dolly said...

I am not ready for summer to end yet either!
I have too many outside projects to do!

I thought about you yesterday!
Hubby and I have been looking for a vintage camper and we saw one yesterday that stole my heart!
It is too cute {well it can be}
We have to check out the bottom and the structural aspects before making an offer!
Hubby asked what my theme would be and I said well it already has red checked curtains and red cushions so I think its crying out CHERRIES!!!!
He and daughter rolled their eyes!
I hope we can get it......
I think it would be a fun project and a fun escape for us once in a while!

Glad to hear you are doing good!

Congrats on your bloggy birthday and CHERRY camper birthday!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I spyed some cherry goodies in your give away package!
Ohhh la la!

Denise said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good to "see" you! Happy blogversary to you....... and it has been a "full" summer here and I am not quite ready for the fall but I guess I need ready for it....Our weather is already turning and that is so unlike Oklahoma..... usually we have the entire month of Sept. but looks like we will be headed for fall soon.

I love you little pile of goodies and I am sooooooooo glad to see you back!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I think you and I are in the same blogging routine has been on the back burner for quite some time and now a new school year has started...

Happy Bloggaversary!! I am having a giveaway on my next post too because its my ONE YEAR as well...where did the time go?

I love all your creations and I think martha is a lurker...LOL

Linda said...

Hi Michell...Happy 1st Bloggeversary:)...sweet goodies in your celebration give away (the little red favor basket is too cute). My one year is coming up too.
You've have had a busy summer and I'm glad to see you back....I love your creations great minds think alike...but shame on MS:).
Oh, the symphony pictures look like a wonderful event...a perfect ending to a happy day.
I really like summer, but I'm so looking forwad to fall and then winter with the wonderful fog...can't wait. Have a great week sweet friend....hugs, Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Michelle, Long time .... no see. Yep, the summer just flew by and I stay so busy and so do you. :) That little pile of stuff looks so interesting. Love the nut cup. I would love to be entered in your give-away. Hugs, Lynn

BittersweetPunkin said...

Pop over to see me too!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Congratulations and happy blogaversary to you. I know exactly what you mean about people promoting ideas that you have had for years...a little frustrating. Love the spoons. Susan

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I heart all of YOUR wonderful ideas and crafts...m...

Margaret Cloud said...

These things are so lovely, I am not talented at all, I can make good fried chicken, if you can call that talent. Blogging is fun and I just got started this spring, and I am with you I am not ready for summer to go.

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy one year anniversary! I'm almost ready for fall, not quite. Still just a little bit of summer to enjoy. It looks like you have been having a good one too:>)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Happy Blogiversary! I came over from Phyllis' blog. Those spoons are just gorgeous!


A Thing for Roses said...

So glad you posted again! I keep checking in with you, just not very good about leaving comments. Sounds like you have been having fun! Love Joe's Crab Shack! Anyway, Happy Blogiversary!



bj said...

I am trying soooo hard to hang on to summer. The mornings and evenings are COOL but we are still in the 80's during the day.
Happy September...

Michelle said...

Hi Michelle,

Where did the summer go? I'm looking forward to the fall.. Your summer sounds busy, but fun too! How cool to be able to camp in your own backyard :)

Happy Anniversary too!

Michelle said...

I have the same rug that is under your birdcage, but mine isn't in as good of shape.

Love those spoons!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Glad to see you back! I was getting worried.
You have had a fun summer! Mine ...not so much...and I'm ready for those cool breezes.
I love YOUR ideas and I knew they weren't anybody elses ;)

Cathy said...

Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my upcoming Country Victorian feature. I so appreciate it.

xo Cathy

Counting Your Blessings said...

I'm telling you... idea theives are everywhere! =) I think I've even been one a few times in my life.

Can you believe it's been a year? Seems like we just started but then it kinda seems like I've known you forever! I'm so glad you had those curtains on ebay. Imagine all the fun we've had because of that!! Hugs... Polly (p.s Whenever you're ready you can shoot the photos, etc. over. I'd like to start layout by Oct)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow congrats! I love that birdhouse...and yes I hate it when someone steals your ideas. I don't mind if someone is inspired but give credit where credit is due. cherry

Cathy said...

Hi Michell,

I am so with you on those wonderful ideas that I created 30 years ago when I was 20 or so (lol) and now everyone is saying these creations and NEW and someone else is getting paid BIG DOUGH 'cause everyone thinks they were the first to think up the idea.

I want to tell them all "been there, done that". Yuppers around 30 years ago we were all making those... lol Uh Oh, I'm showing my age again.

Happy blogiversary!


suzeeez said...

I love the frame you did's beautiful ..... you are very talented . Sue