Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A return to my BLog

I have decided to return to blogging here for the next month . My family finds the Flickr confusing to navigate. I completely understand , as I find all new technical trials- quite challenging.

First order of business-my dear SWAP partnerhttp://www.daciaray.com/ Dacia Ray. I have failed in my swapping duties for the past few months. I am so sorry Dacia.
Having our home turned upside down for tiling and carpeting, painting - has made making order of all things thrifty-impossible for my organizationally challenged self!
Finally, a big box of goodies are off to the post office this week!

I am deeply involved working with Hospice. The creative expression of these experiences are a bit of a conundrum, as all things are confidential. To express without crossing this line is a delicate dance. This blessed experience calls to be shared. The organic process that has grown through my photographs have allowed me to do so thus far and for this, I am forever grateful.

* I see there is now a BETA version of Blogger. I am sure it is more wonderful then this original version; however, I fear, I will press one wrong button and lose everything I have done the past year and a half. If anyone has some solid Blogger information to enlighten me with-PLEASE DO!
I have made the decision to invest in a satellite for Internet high speed. This wont be in place until after the new year; so finding me on FLickr will remain , until I am able to upload my photos to my blog at a reasonable speed

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Grandma just left me to return to her home in CA. She arrived to find all carpet removed from the floors-but NO TILE LAYED. All Grandma wants to do is return to me and hold me in her arms. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

See You In September

The DIAGNOSIS is in and my computer has a WORM!
A dear tech specialist will be stripping my hard drive during my vacation, so when I return -all will be well and we will begin AGAIN!
I may have the opportunity to load and post pictures while I am visiting family(fingers crossed).
For now, I will apologize again for the continued delay and look forward to BARTERING in September.
In 3 days I will be holding my heart-my precious grand daughter Sadie in my arms. For this -I am so grateful.
Enjoy the rest of summer vacation !

Friday, July 28, 2006


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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

and now--another technical problem


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Monday, July 24, 2006

vintage, Retro, hand crotched APRON

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Let The Bartering Commence!!

WAILING * STOMPING OF FEET!!!! threatening to give up my blog ship! Serious thoughts of running away and joining a Yoga asram!-BUT- an hour ago a message posted on the HEllO HELP PAGE ANNOUNCING THEIR TECHNICAL PROBLEM!!!!
the solution ?? ---to join again using a non AOl e-mail address!!! I immediately did this and WOLAH! I am back in Business. Let the Bartering commence!


Saturday, July 22, 2006

Patience is a virtue??* Can You Help?

Good Morning Thrifters
I can report that if patience is indeed a virtue,- then I have reached new heights of Virtuosity! I have had a major computer problems the past 2 weeks. Thankfully all has been solved,- except my picture hosting is not working !!!. I was quite frazzled over this series of events BUT! then I remembered -"This is supposed to be FUN!!"
Thus, today's goal is to seek knowledgeable tech advise from friends who know and understand "all that stuff"
wait a second..maybe one of you are familiar with what I refer to as- "the land of never understandables"
I use Picasa&Hello picture hosting because it is the only one I have found that can sucessfully upload photos from 'sloooow speed dialup' (we have no options out here in the desert)-anyway, when all my computer conundrums began a week ago it was still working. Now the error message is "cant connect to internet" i have tried to find answers with no avail,- SO IF ANYONE CAN FIGURE THIS OUT AND TELL ME HOW TO FIX IT AND IT WORKS---- FREE PICK OF AN ITEM!
My camera card is loaded with pictures of goodies just waiting to be posted !
P.S. i just spent 15 minutes trying bloggers auto picture loader and it failed! So just imagine 4 wonderful items with descriptions under them just below this post.

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Friday, July 21, 2006


So this is the tender artists creation on State Street in SantaBarbara I would Love to spend and entire day snapping pictures of people when the first discover these life like figures
This older gentlman is offering a hershey bar to the little girl
This is the dolly she set down near bye before taking the sweet offering~

Bronze it IS!~ i know i could hardly believe it either!
Jenn is the closest so pick out an item and email me you info.
Congratulations Jenn*

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006


well...we have spent all day with AOL tech help. uninstalled....reinstalled.. and the problems persists. I once again apologize for the delay. The contest is open till Sunday for guessing what little dolly is made of. One of you is very-very close to the correct answer!
Unitl then, let me say- Miss Sadie's expression pretty much sums up the way I feel about my computer conundrum

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Thrifter Announcement!

HELLO LOVELY THRIFTERS =) Posted by Picasa Grandma asked me to tell you almost all the finishing touches are complete to get bartering! Oh...the heat makes grandma feel the way I look in this picture.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Announcement** CONTEST!!

Back from 5 wonderful days in coastal temperatures! Oh my!!-- nothing like a new town to thrift in. O.K. can anyone guess what this little dolly is made of? FIRST PERSON to guess WINS a free pick from here! Posted by Picasa
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Road Trip!!!

R O A D -T R I P~ its five days out of the baking desert to coastal breezes and plush wine country. When we return all new features should be a GO- and Busy Bartering will Begin! Posted by Picasa
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Saturday, July 08, 2006

No New Updates~

Hi~Grandma has a really bad sinus infection-and is taking medicine-and is not very happy about feeling so lousy-she apologizes for no new updates this week~but Hearing me talk and coo- and sing -and screech!- on the cell phone makes her smile =) Posted by Picasa
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

New Features Coming Soon!!

Hi, Grandma asked me to tell you there are new features coming this week on the side bar to make BARTERING easier for everyone =) Posted by Picasa
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bartered Book~

Bartered~ just awaiting Miss Tammy's Snail mail and this Rare and Rich old book will be on its way to one talented Artists and Graphic Designer* I have read much and each reading is a special experience~ Posted by Picasa
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Vintage Cup Finds Matching Bag!

Mail Out~ to the sweet and oh so talented SALLY of Shims and Son's!. I spotted two beautiful Retro cups made in Spain , then several days later Sally Posted~ this~ on her 'always Colorful * Coordinated Blog' I knew immediately they were a match made in the 70's =) Posted by Picasa
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Mail Out ~ Angry Chicken

Mail Out- to Miss Amy-the First Crafty blogger I read Daily after being matched up with Miss Dacia who had Angry Chicken on her Blog List~the name made me curious and from the first reading I was hooked! Go visit and you will know why =) Posted by Picasa
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Monday, July 03, 2006

Which of these things belongs together?

So these little cuties have been in my collection for Thrift Barter Buy for months. It was driving me nuts trying to figure out who or what they reminded me of. and then~ Finally........IT came to me!
The adorable Little Helmet Pal Stamp from The Small Object!
So, Off they go to Sweet Sarah, one of the Artists featured in Fred Flare's The Next Big Thing!
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Blue*Yellow Vintage China~

The top of the Takahasi containers for Jenn-and a few more yellow *blues Posted by Picasa
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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Retro Sewing Images~

At the 'best ever birthday weekend garage sale bounty' the home owner offered me 6 boxes of craft magazines from the 1970's The Retro crafts and photo directions are priceless, but the ADS may even be more fun

wouldn't this make a great card or book mark?
ohhh... birds, birds, and more birds in the 70's
another colorful possibility for stationary-what are your ideas?
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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Vintage Blue~

If i cannot be near the ocean I shall surround myself with blue~

of course~ all items availabe~just for you*
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Friday, June 30, 2006

Arcoroc, France - China~

these vintage bowls of which i have ~4~ are made in Arcoroc France
This brilliant delicate bowl is a perfect little something for just the right someone
A closer up of the French Bowl~so Lovely*
Someone you love deserves this exquisite rose painted * gold rimmed tea cup set
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