Monday, August 31, 2009

Two Sweeties and New Treasures

These two young ladies Camille and Josie had the sweetest little smiles. I just had to take their pictures. They bought a sign that read: No boys allowed ! for their bedroom. I hope that your brother gets the hint girls......

I have been finding trunks lately. I love them for coffee tables and also for storage of quilts and what ever.

Here are two new flower frogs. I have a collection of my own and I am always looking for unique frogs. I have some made of pottery, wire, iron & glass but my favorites are the wire ones.

Look at these little cuties, they are hand made and painted. They would be nice for the garden, patio and inside the home. They are vintage and in good condition. Just toooo sweet.

My truck was full and I needed to make two trips of treasures, I was lucky this time. It was all from Escalon, all of this from only two sales. I am trying to not buy projects, love to just clean the new treasures and put them in the store right away. Sooooo nice........ Well, I am not showing the truck because it has about 4 projects in there. Most of them are easy except for one dresser that needs painting. Just can not pass a real deal !!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Meet Barney the store dog

This is my little man Barney all dressed for work. He is the greeter for everyone that comes into the store. You can find him asleep on the job often. but he is never late for work because I will always find him in the back of the truck waiting to leave. I don't think he has missed but about 3 days of work in the last six years. He really enjoys getting dressed in the morning and when I take the tie off he knows it time to go home. Oh! he's just to smart. Well I hope you liked meeting Barney.

Just a few Pix

Here are some of the colorful ties for only the BEST OF THE DOGS to wear to work or play.

This cute little white enamel table with black trim, draw and two pull out leaves was a real looker. It didn't last in the store very long.

These fruit and bottles boxes were a gift to me from a friend that was moving into a smaller home.

Look at this great baby buggy I found in a neighboring town. It is a German buggy with fancy fenders.

Have a nice weekend. Sandi

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dish Towel Quilt

This beautiful red and white quilt was made in just 3 months. It is pieced together by machine and hand quilted. A fabric border and trim was added around the edge.

This quilt was made as a wedding gift. Don't you wish you had a friend like Chris? What a heartfelt wedding gift, one that will last forever.

Meet the lovely maker of this quilt, Chris. She was taking it home to give to her friends. So many hours and hours of hand stitching done with love. Chris, you are a sweet lady!

This how it all started out, just a bundle of dish towels. Wow! who would have guessed? Notice the rows of tiny hand stitches? Thank you Chris for letting me borrow your quilt for a week.
So many of my customers enjoyed looking at your work of art.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Harvest Open House

The Green Pea will be celebrating its first anniversary on September 11th & 12th. please come and say hello and have some refreshments and fun. The Oakvalley Art Society will be displaying their beautiful works of art both days. OVAS was founded in 1999 in Oakdale (our sister city) the members have a commitment to encourage art in Escalon, Oakdale and surrounding communities. Special interest has been devoted to promoting Outreach Programs for Youth. They have sponsored youth awars at both the San Joaquin County Fair and the Stanislaus County Fair. The artists will have their artwork for sale. The store hours will be 11-4 pm Friday and 9-11 pm Saturday.

The Escalon Lions Club will be having their 16th Annual Autumn Cuise on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Main Street will be closed down to hold this event. It starts at 8 am-4 pm with many events: Breakfast available at The Grange Hall, lunch in the Patio Court of The Green Pea, Vendors Show, 50/50 Jackpot Raffle, Raffles and Drawings all day.

Registration Downtown Escalon 8 am-12 noon
Show and Shine 8 am-2pm
Poker Walk 11 am-1pm
Car Judging 12 pm-2pm
Goodie Bag and Dash Plaque to the first 150 entrants
Over 20 separate awards
Free (participants only) raffle ticket with car entry
Cruise Drawing (rules available at the Friday Night Pre-Cruise)
Music and DJ services by Gene Adams
Pre-Registration by mail must be received by August 31, 2009 for more information contact
John Salvin (925) 216-4077 or Bud Andrew (209) 815-5789.

Hope that you can come and join us for a fun time.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Reinventing my Treasures

I have been working on taking some old sewing machines apart so that I can use the treadle for a table base. Since I have a hard time throwing anything away, I made a frame/hanger from the wooden frame that holds the sewing machine. I took the machine out and sold it by itself for $30 I am thinking I can part it out for more than selling all together!

I have two old oak table tops I plan on putting on these bases. My friend had a thick piece of beveled glass cut for her treadle base and made a hall entry table. It was very nice you could see all the details of the treadle through the glass top.

This is a unique double bed frame, the headboard is the same height as the footboard. Do you think it is to wide to make a daybed out of it?

I just love rusty old small wagons! Think of all the fun some kids had playing with this one.
Well, have a Sunday and I am going to have a fun day off. Maybe go for a ride in the country after Church. Blessings, Sandi

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Take Time To Smell The Flowers

Well, Tuesday I was delivering a few things to my friend Becky's home ( Sweet Cottage Dreams ) and I was in a hurry as usual. Becky asked if I would like a cup of coffee, since I had only had one cup that morning I said, "yes I would love a cup". I had read Becky's blog the night before and it was about her mother's advice on how to: TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE FLOWER'S. So I did just that, my work would wait for me at the store. We had a wonderful time, we talked shop and eat homemade blueberry-banana bread and fresh fruit with a few cups of coffee. Even her dog Fiona (a pretty Wheaton Scottie) had some watermelon with us!!! She loves it... She walk with us everywhere we went around the house. Fiona was not about to miss one thing that Becky was showing me, if it was a new chair and I touched it she would jump right on it and sit there sooooo cute. She is a character. After 2 hours of talking (seemed like 10 min) I was leaving and Sweet Becky had made a loaf of wonderful bread just for me and Mr. Pea. Weeee enjoyed every piece of it too. I think I need to slow down a little and do more visiting with my friends more often.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Projects

This a beautiful dresser, all it needs is a good cleaning and a linen white paint job. What do you think about changing the hardware? I believe these are original , how would crystal look?

This is the matching head/foot board I plan on painting it too. I think I might use them for a while in my guestroom.

I have for some time wanted to make a bathroom vanity from a nice dresser. I finally found just what I was looking for, one with a bad top. I plan on having a piece of marble cut for the top. I will blog it when I am finished. I will have to get Mr. Pea to customize the drawers for the plumbing. He is still busy with the back part of the building. He should be finished soon, we are hopefully wishing!!!!

Here is the top, the wood is peeling up and the finish is to far gone. Marble will look beautiful on the top and I like that the dresser will have a new purpose. Everything needs a change once in a while.

Now, I absolutely feel in love with this old German WWII ammunition trunk from Italy. The green paint has a wonderful patina. After a little sanding and a clear coat I would like to try it in my family room, as a coffee table or side table between two chairs.