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Friday, August 31, 2012

Amnesia Is Good

I lost yesterday.
  Large parts of it. I had a Procedure-That-Shall-Be-Nameless. 
For said procedure I had Popofol. 
The intravenous drug that creates amnesia for the event. 
Amnesia is good. Good in a myriad of ways. 
I was rolled into procedure room Number 2 by the anesthesiologist. 
She attached a 30ml syringe of milky white Popofol to my IV.
 It looked like she was putting down a large mammal and it was me. 

Thirty seconds later... 
I was in recovery. 
Drunk as if I had had twelve tall beers at the local bar, 
with the boys, after a long day at the plant. 
Joe said I was talking LOUD. 
My nurses name was Shelby and apparently I liked her name.
 A whole bunch says Joe. Oh dear. 
Thirty seconds later... 
I put my clothes on backwards and was walked out the door and put in the car.

The Procedure-That-Shall-Be-Nameless was a hoot and a half. 
I do not remember the hoot.

How was your week?

Happy Friday
Is it Friday?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Estate Sales Five Tips

  1. Preview the sale online. I look at online photos and decide if I want to attend. I subscribe to You can narrow the search to within whatever mile radius from your address that you wish. Mine is set at 100 miles. I am notified three days prior to the sale.
  2. Take a box with newspaper or bubble wrap. Often my hands cannot hold all I want to buy and the rooms are crowded with people.
  3. Get to know the estate sale agents in your area by name. Greet them by  name. Ask about items you are interested in.
  4. Ask the estate sale agent what their best price is nicely. Remember they are trying to make the most amount of money for the family they are selling for and for themselves. The agents I know routinely reduce prices for me.
  5. Ask if there are any out buildings, barns, or garages that have items for sale in them. I have found some of my best pieces in outbuildings in dark dusty corners.

A larger pitcher bought on Saturday from an estate sale priced at $36.00. The estate sale agent reduced the price almost by half when I asked for her best price. I have been shopping her sales for many years. I will be selling this artist signed pottery piece later on.

Thanks to all of you for your comments and well wishes yesterday. 

happy thrifting 

Monday, August 27, 2012


Fringed linen/cotton napkins from Pier I via an estate sale for 75 cents each. 
I got a set of seven.
Odd sets always cost less. 
They originally were $6.00 each.
 All my linens are soaked in hot water and OxyClean. 
Then washed. 

Look at that fringe. 
Thick as my Mama's old mop. 
Where on earth am I going to put them?

I have a couple of other finds I will show later that I am selling.

In Olive Out news I need to let you know I am having surgery soon. 
Turns out my gallbladder is barely functioning. 
Or rather at 13%.
 I am having more frequent abdominal pain and eating is an issue. 
I already eat a low fat diet so now I am just about on a no fat no dairy diet.
 Saturday I ate a little hummus and green beans. 
This Thursday I have another diagnostic test and will be placed under anesthesia for a few minutes. 
I may be away from the blog for a while off and on.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Prayer

Dear Father, you are the Vine and I am a branch. 
When circumstances spiral out of control and I begin to fret and worry. 
Mama's worry you know, Lord.  Please take away my fretfulness.
I know you are in control. 
Thank you for being aware of my every need. 

"I am the Vine, you are the branches......But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words at home in you, you can be sure, that whatsoever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.  John 15 The Message Bible


Friday, August 24, 2012

What's Blooming? Please Help

I wish I knew what was blooming.
 But they are pretty. 
My blogging friend Rosemary from the U.K. is terribly impressive 
and knows the Latin botanical names of all her plants.
 I will never get there I am afraid. 
I purchased this four foot tall tree like plant at a neighborhood sale.  
The lady I bought it from did not know the name of it either.
 Perhaps we are distant cousins?
 Anyway it bloomed at end of summer. 
Pale yellow blossoms just as she said it would.

Clovis must be included in all garden posts even if out of focus.

My beauty shop friend, Miss Nola, gave me this grass. 
She gave me forty-five plants that day.
I did not question her about each one. 
Most were day lilies.
I had no idea this grass bloomed little delicate orange blossoms. 
I nearly allowed Shelley Puppy to dig it up once.
 Big Rascal Puppy.

If you can help me by naming these two please do.

happy gardening

Thursday, August 23, 2012

White 1920's Child's Chair

The child's chair is a little beat up and Joe rolled his eyes when he looked at it. 
I told him we are not going to be sitting in it now are we?

For now it is tucked to the left of the stone fireplace. 
I can easily see it on the buffet holding china.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Red Willow On Wire Tray

Red Willow dishes nested in a newly found white wire tray.

The footed wire tray is a tad rusty but I do not mind.

Adding touches of red to the island and stove in our kitchen has been fun. 
All items on the island purchased by thrifting except for the white pitcher.

Do you like red in the kitchen?

joy and peace

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Prayer

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. 1Timothy 2:1-3 The Message Bible

Dear Lord, help me live simply and quietly. 
Help our leaders in Washington do what is best for our great country. 
 Please help our daughter CC to adjust to a new year, to make friends, and to excel. 

joy and peace

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Nod to Fall

Vintage brown bowls, ironstone, and Black Eyed Susan's.... 

resplendent on the island.

My first nod to fall. 
I am ready for it. 
How about you?

We are in a caravan of two vehicles on the way to North Georgia sixty pound puppy in tow, college girl junk in tow, and the Lord only knows when we will get home. 
Say a little prayer for us please.

joy and peace

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Botanical Botanical

The Botanical Gardens at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. 
CC and I spent the day there yesterday enjoying the beauty of the gardens on the banks of the Saluda River. Do forgive me I tried to lessen the number of images. 
I took 101.
I will cover some of the tropical plants at another time.

Joe, CC, Shelley Puppy and I are taking off again this weekend to take CC back to her university. 

joy and peace

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waffle Glass Butter Dish

Found at an estate sale for six dollars. 
When I die CC can have an estate sale with an entire table of them.
I may have a slight over the top affinity for butter dishes.

No rule of mine says a butter dish has to live in the dining room.

Do you ever place a kitchen or dining item in a living space? 
Do tell.
joy and peace

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cat Interrupted

I was attempting to photograph my fuzzy plant.
 Clovis was not having it.

He sat down on the landscape timber next to me and struck some 
poses for the camera as is his habit.
 He is always close by my side.

Here is the fuzzy plant.
 It blooms late in summer and really is an odd plant and was labeled an annul when I bought it two years ago in a hanging basket. It was not named thus I have no idea what it is.

We keep this terracotta tray filled with water on this corner for the birds, cat, and the puppy. 
All drink from it but not at the same time. 
Clovis is far too lazy to go after the birds and they know it.
The terracotta tray was cleaned today. 

I push mowed the front yard this morning and finally we have green grass. 
After seven inches of rain it is thick and beautiful. 
We do not water or fertilize our lawn pods. 
We are most grateful for the rain.


Tomorrow CC and I are visiting the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens and Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina. I will be taking many photographs of flowers at the botanical gardens.

Linking@Wow Us Wednesday's

happy gardening

Monday, August 13, 2012

Olive Bucket Images Not Easy For Olive

The owner of the consignment store where I bought the aqua chest said I could not take photos with my Rebel camera. Her reason was she has two bloggers with booths there. I believe she lacks understanding of the generosity of bloggers. It felt like the time the man got mad at me for taking a picture of eggplants at the farmers market. When I decided to buy the aqua chest the booth owner said I could take photos with my iPhone. 
Glory be.

The olive bucket
I want it but it is not priced for me. 
I had no idea how large they are. 
If I cannot have it, I at least wanted photos of it.

This display was in a hallway and particularly soft and pretty with the different shades of green.

This is the four drawer aqua chest we put in our bedroom. 
I have bought a couple of funeral baskets from this vendor before. 
I like her style.

You can see the aqua chest in the previous post in our dark cave of a room.

joy and peace

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Aqua Chest

I had no choice but to look for a new chest for our clothes. 
The one we were using was borrowed and had to be returned.
I found aqua sunshine for our dark cave of an office which we are using for a bedroom.

It is the color of a Tiffany Box which you can see there in the middle of the chest.

It is close quarters in this office/bedroom but I like the large drawers.
 Sorry for the dark images the 1970's paneling makes for difficult photographs but good sleep.

CC and I are making the most of her last few days home from college. 
We saw a movie at the two dollar theatre last night and it looked 
just as good as a ten dollar movie to me.
 It has been storming all day and some areas here are actually flooded. 
We are reading books and catching up on laundry.

What are you up to?

happy weekend

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Last Near Tablescape of Summer

Hobnail glass, a quilt, and finally green grass.  
What do these have to do with each other?
The last near tablescape of summer.

The tablecloth is my best church sale find ever. 
Most days we use it as a throw in our den but I have just laundered it.

Hobnail Glasses-Pottery Barn (they are plastic)
Ruffled Bowl-Goodwill
Vintage Linen-Garage Sale
Red/Yellow Quilt-Church Yard Sale

We are thankful for daily rains that have revived our flowers and grass. 
I have decided that when I do tablescapes (every other full moon on a Wednesday) I need a basket to carry plates and such to the patio table. 
This inspired the last near scape of summer.

My phone is creeping out behind the basket....Yikes.

Linking@Let's Dish where I am not in theme with the group at all.

joy and peace