Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Confessions of a Junkaholic

Tonight's bedtime stories came from Shel Silverstein's, Where the Sidewalk Ends. One of my all- time favorites that my Dad used to read to me, and that I now enjoy reading to my own girls. It's probably safe to say that we all have our favorites, I know I do. Tonight however, I stumbled upon one in particular that spoke to me, and if you are reading this blog, it most likely speaks to you in one way or another as well. So humor me for a moment while I share a little about myself...grrr, I mean...Hector the Collector Hector the Collector Collected bits of string, Collected dolls with broken heads And rusty bells that would not ring. Pieces out of picture puzzles, Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks, Twists of wires, worn-out tires, Paper bags and broken bricks. Old chipped vases, half shoelaces, Gatlin' guns that wouldn't shoot, Leaky boats that wouldn't float And stopped-up horns that wouldn't toot. Butter knives that had no handles, Copper keys that fit no locks, Rings that were too small for fingers, Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks. Worn-out belts that had no buckles, 'Lectric trains that had no tracks, Airplane models, broken bottles, Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks. Hector the Collector Loved these things with all his soul- Loved them more than shining diamonds, Loved them more than glistenin' gold. Hector called to all the people, "Come and share my treasure trunk!" And all the silly sightless people Came and looked...and called it junk. What is most funny to me is that I am pretty sure I actually have some of the same treasures as Hector! Shhh, don't tell my husband, he doesn't need anymore reasons to tease me and call me the dreaded "H" word (and I am not talking about Hector here). So tell me, does anyone you know make hoarding jokes about your "junking" habits?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Portland Police Bureau Holiday Bazaar

Portland Police Bureau Holiday Bazaar

Thursday, December 2


Justice Center

1111 SW 2nd Ave, 14th Floor

Portland, Oregon


Stop by and see the many tables of handmade gifts!

The Farrier's Daughter will be showcasing the

"Barn Babies" line just in time for Christmas!

The public is welcome, please show ID at Central Precinct front desk for admittance.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Shopping

Blackberry Junction is now over (more on that later), and I must suggest yet another not-to-miss shopping event. Sarah of RoostReimagined, has organized a wonderful show located in the heart of Salem at the Historic Mission Mill. Today is the last day, so head on over and shop 'til you drop!

Back to Blackberry Junction...

Someone told me something tonight as we all scurried to find our things, load them up and tie them down (couldn't have done this without the help of some friends and fellow vendors-Much love to you Sweet Country ), and I found it good enough advice to share.

As we tied down the last of my Beverly Hillbilly load, he said,

"Drive fast and don't look back!"

Now if that's not a piece of advice I don't know what is.

Luckily, I made it home with all intact and will be spending my day unloading treasures. As I do, I will be snapping pictures for some online selling. Check back for a link to the new shop.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blackberry Junction

If you haven't already been down to the Fairmount Grange in Albany, Oregon, you really must make the trip.

The Holiday show runs through November 20th 10am-6pm

Just a few of the things I took down for re-stocking...

(new merchandise daily)

Funky Half Aprons for the Domestic Diva's

Upholstered Damask Ottoman (cat not included) Burlap backed Ruffle Pillows __________________________________________________ And a few shots from the Grange... Some very tallented vendors.

Unique Jewelry

Glitz & Glam

And some good advice...


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