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Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Party Poem

The Aunts were known for their potions of love
they would secure it's bound by piercing a dove.
They grew weary of taking the life of the birds,
so they went to the toy store, neither said a word.

So when women would come begging to possess a certain man, 
The Aunts would do a little spell, and a witchy slight of hand.
They'd pull out a toy, kinda like the one in the book,
Shut the eyes of the women, took their hands and shook!
The women were so convinced that the 
spell did take,
they went out the next day and 
ordered the big cake.
The Aunts would laugh and thought 
if it's meant to be,
they'd end up together anyway,
 no harm that they could see.
Little did they know that their spell 
had "kinda" worked,
All the men fell in love, 
but turned out all to be jerks!
The Aunts sighed and went back to the book.
then looked at each other with a peculiar look.
They decided it's not possible to find a man without many flaws,
they're hairy and stinky and 
eat like beasts with claws!
So, instead of having a blue light special 
and accept their returns,
they told the women, bring back your man, 
show us your concerns!
The women gathered in a gaggle 
like geese all over the lawn,
their men at their heels, their patsy and pawns.
When the Aunts said today only,
 you can exchange your man for another,
They looked at their men, then one said,
"well he is nice to my mother."
The big pot was boiling waiting 
for someone to exchange,
when the strangest thing happened, 
the kettle started to drain.
The women looked at their men and thought, 
what is this game,
They were flawed, and not perfect but, 
theirs all the same.
No one knows if the Aunts still dabble in love,
We'll only find out if there's a shortage of doves.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BlogHer has featured my brooch post!! Yipee, Skipee!

WOW, I'm just as proud as a peacock! I just got an email from Kathy of Craftychica.com and she sent in my Brooch Bouquet post to BlogHer! I met her at the Creative Connection this past week and little did I know, she is one of BlogHer's creative editors! I gave her one of my ever so famous pink pens so I guess she went to my blog and checked it out and submitted my  post to be featured in the DIY section of the site! So if my wonderful blog friends would do me a HUGE favor and go to the BlogHer site and leave a comment I would be ever so grateful!!! You can find the site at: www.BlogHer.com
P.S. Does this make my butt look big?

Monday, September 19, 2011

JUNK BONANZA! One of the best shows ever!

Jesus, Joseph and Mary, ok just Mary, but you will not believe all the cool stuff in this post. This is a long post but if you want to see pics of everything possible, hang in there till the end!
Sorry I haven't photo shopped or cropped any of these photos. I wanted to show them to you right away so the quality of some of these shots are a little rough, but you get the idea!
I still never figured out what these were for!
Happy Birthday to me!
"We are Siamese if you please...."

I think this was made to be a headboard! How wild is this! I think it use to be a fence.

Poodles were everywhere, must be the new trend??

I loved this! It was a bit out of my price range, yikes!

OK, now where are the mini motorcycles!?!
I loved this booth, lots of cream and pink everything. Look how she covered the piece right in front with sheets of music. too cute.

I think Jennifer Hayslip would love to have this but it wouldn't fit in my suitcase!
Adorable booth and vendors, this is either Cindy Cochran or Michelle Leistad. They had so much great vintage stuff at great prices. Their booth was called "Iris and Ivy."
I can't remember what these are called but they would make cute pin cushions!

Agh, I wanted it all!

My gal pal and super fun roomie Karen Valentine. We had a blast at the Bonanza and Creative Connection where Karen did a panel discussion and sold a ton of her books,"Building Beautiful Blogs." You can find Karen's book at Mydesertcottage.blogspot.com. I needed all the help I could get and her book was a great help!
What a great idea for a photo holder!

These were old 78's that had been cut down to coaster size. I bought several for Christmas presents, I just thought they were fun and different. I can't believe I just said Christmas presents, can you believe it's less than 4 months away?!
Every time I see Mermaids I always think of my friend Charlene. I'm not sure what she would have done with  these girls though so I passed. Well, that and they were pretty dang pricey.

"I got a pair of brand new roller skates, you got a brand new key..."
So many great ideas rolled into one display!
Don't you love the doll head displays! LuLu can you hear me?
This gal made hat bands out of all kinds of hardware and findings. It's so fun to see such new creative ideas that  people come up with.
Pretty neat huh!
Another great hat band.
I bought a great cuff from  Annie de Jongh. Her business is called "Grace and Corazon." She has an Etsy shop but I think right now it's sitting pretty empty because she said she was selling out of everything! She said this was her best show ever!

I bought this altered lumber yard apron and plan to bling it out just a tad more....
Great pearl chandelier!
Altered Bottles are still the rage and this vendor said she couldn't keep enough of them in her booth!

How could you not buy something from this sweet face!
My new BFF Junk Bonanza buddy Gretchen Schumann who took it upon herself to find me a ride back to my hotel. The taxi ride out to this event was $70 which Gretchen just refused to let me pay again so she found an adorable young girl who was a vendor out there to take me back to my hotel.(and of course I have forgotten her name!)
I mean what an guardian angel! Her booth had so much wonderful jewelry t was hard to decide what NOT to buy. The name of her company is Mimi-Toria's Designs. Her Etsy shop can be found at, www.gretchenschaumann.etsy.com, check her out!

So much great junk and so little time! The prices were great, the vendors were friendly and if you're ever anywhere near their next sale, GO!
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