Just some thoughts on my personal life- shabby cottage/chic decor, thrifting/junking, dogs with smushed-in faces, and pretty much anything else...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rest In Peace Old Man

On Friday I had to put my beloved geriatric to sleep. He's been sick for some time now and my heart couldn't bear to watch him suffer any longer. It was one of the most difficult moments of my life. He's been my dog for over 15 years. He watched me grow up and he was the last living tie to a lot of things from my childhood.: my grandpa, my other childhood pets, and almost every trial and tribulation I've been through in the past decade and a half. I know it was the right thing to do and I am at peace with my decision. I hope Doggie Heaven is all it's cracked up to be and more.

 So rest in peace my boy. I will forever hold you and our memories close to my heart.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Gold Rush

This past weekend the fiance and I spent a few days down in Oronoco, Minnesota at their annual Gold Rush Days. It was incredible. At night we stayed at an adorable little B&B a short drive away and then shopped til we dropped during the day.
The Barteau House
It was a zoo!
There was something for EVERYONE...

Horses of courses.

Flowers and plants galore!

Vintage bikes.

Adorable hand painted signs.

Hot chicks.

Mini outhouse-for all of your small bathroom needs?

Can you please pass the salt & peppa?

Sea of Denim.


Garage Art? Sorry Fiance, the answer is "NO".

After sifting through THOUSANDS of items, we decided on the following to take home with us...

1-Garage Art sign (fiance's).
1-Vintage/well loved copy of Black Beauty.
1-Golden horse.
1-Chippy white side table.
1-Door for hallway closet. (What a lucky find! It'll only need a little bit of trimming to make it fit!)
1-Bushel basket.
1-Wire laundry cart. (A NECESSITY at events such as this. Who wants to carry all that crap around? Not this girl.) 
1-Hand painted cabinet for awkward corner in dining room.
2-Vintage fans. (Yes they actually work!)
1-Chair for desk.
1-Metal ammo box. (The fiance's favoritest find!)
1-Men's bathroom sign for garage bathroom.
1-Basket weave garbage container for recycling. (To replace the Plain Jane plastic one.)

Junk Bonanza:

Ki Nassauer was there and even let me take a picture with her! (The fiance thought I was crazy, but I tried to explain that this was equivalent to him meeting Micahel Jordan-to which he just shook his head.) She was super nice as were all the ladies that were there advertising for Junk Bonanza and passing out information. (I found the door and the golden horse at their tent.) I've never been to the Junk Bonanza but after seeing the preview, I'm SOLD! They had some really great stuff there and it was all reasonably priced. So if this is any indication of what the Bonanza will be like, it's gonna be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!