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Besides MY OWN crazy array of the usual projects,

I have been ~ I am

juggling projects for 2 other families!

TOO MANY projects at once!

For Judy~ REstyling some ladder-back chairs AND a trestle table,

plus a REdesign for a change of TV.

And THEN there is a “pseudo estate sale” for a senior couple leaving their home of MANY years–overwhelming and exhausting in the best of circumstances.  I’ll be helping them sell their treasures at the antique mall beginning April 1st!

The preliminary work is almost daunting–almost.  One bite at a time, it’ll get done!  Dressers are getting stripped–one completely REstyled!  Things are getting painted, even REcreated—

and EVERYthing is getting cleaned and polished!

Bear with me—COOL PICTURES ARE COMING!  I promise!  ; D

Catherine

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Yes, I’ve run off –once again.

My mother asked me to take her “home,” to visit her last few cousins and go to the local annual Hull Town Picnic.  Check, check, and, check.

~Mom’s family were from the very small farming community of Kinderhook -and Hull and Quincy-  and we spent a LOT of time in and out of Hannibal while visiting Grandma.

~Below is a map of mom’s “home area” where we chased back and forth across the Mississippi River—only 12 miles from Kinderhook to Hannibal.

map of mom's "home" area

My oldest nephew’s wife jumped in the car to at last go see this place of all the crazy childhood stories.  We took her to see lots of Hannibal’s Mark Twain “stuff” and up the hill to tour the amAZing and haunted Cruikshank Mansion!  –which you can now stay at as a B&B!

~the driveway up the hill to the Cruikshank Mansion

~the driveway up the hill to the Cruikshank Mansion

with Terry from Forever Decorating!Additionally, we ran into Quincy, where I was so excited to meet fellow-blogger Terry

Forever Decorating

and tour her beautiful and oh-so-creative home!

It’s pretty incredible meeting up with all of you creative and talented folks!

Finally, as we headed back home, we took advantage to take a break in Bloomington to go to the 3rd Sunday flea market.

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. . . .ahhhhhh. . . . silver AND organization!  ; D

3rd Sunday flea market

Of course I found a few cool treasures to take home,

I’ll show you tomorrow. . . .

Catherine

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Just wanted to share pictures of my fabulous finds from the past two weeks!

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~when I was supposed to be eating lunch and taking a rest from the road (Chicago to Atlanta-12 hours);

 

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*Picture of really cool chair would be HERE but–no more room in car.   :’ \

 

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2nd- in Atlanta

~when I should have been keeping out of mischief,

and getting more blogging help from a  v e r y  patient cousin;

The deal of the trip!

5’w  x  6’2″h

*safely strapped to car roof!

The palladian window and the following items were found shopping at

A Classy Flea!

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Found these little props in a GoodWill…

…don’t they just look like best friends?!

Found the “tole” sconce at A Classy Flea, but the venetian sconces were found in a church parking lot sale!

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Finally, this

vintage record cabinet

will become another

Freddy & Petunia

makeover!  Watch for it!

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I also found 4 great cabriole legs and made good connections for other unique parts to build with!

 

 

 

 

 

And finally back in the Chicago area at the Kane County flea market over this past weekend.  I was there to help my bf sell her crazy overflow of vintage furniture, accessories, mirrors/frames, garden/iron, and so on and so on and so on and so on and so on…!!!

As you can see, I got distracted!  Maybe I wasn’t good help….

*but can you ever really have too many trophy/loving cups/silver-?

Truly a sickness.

No vaccine.

I also found another mini tea set for some little girl, and a pair of tiny corbels for a future little cabinet, and YES, another vintage frame!

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The silverware pictured at the very top adds to my collection.  I love all the hotel cutlery for sale, just not the price tag.  So I’m having the fun of collecting and creating my own version!

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It’s hard to stop….!

Catherine

-showing you 1 of each of my current sets-

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