Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Having lots of fun will all my 'ologies', as you can tell. After all I worked my way through college working for a professor of Herpetology, so I guess that makes sense! Or something. Hmmm. Maybe I should keep up the theme by doing a little shopping at Anthropogie!! I could go for that!'
Posted by Pollyanna at 8:02 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Last month I was in Salt Lake City to man phones for the Primary Children's KSL radiothon. I'd taken a half day off work to do so, which left me time for junking in Salt Lake!!
I follow Willwoodworker on Instagram, and he is always posting great pictures of the Home Again stores. I usually drive by this store on my way to one of my favorite second hand stores, but this time, with time to kill ...
I stopped in at Home Again on 21st south in Sugarhouse, a suburb of SLC.
I was absolutely charmed by the gathering of vintage goods and refashioned furniture.
Everything from Victorian art to 15 year old fad pieces and kitsch glassware ...
I found the colors dazzling, and loved all the pops of red though out the store.
Wouldn't this be an amazing accent piece?
This wall with its naturally crumbling plaster and multi faded paint was amazing ... too bad one can't buy a cool old wall like that!! If your local, be sure to take the time to discover the goodies at this amazing consignment store, you may fine a treasure like I did.
Posted by Pollyanna at 3:21 PM
Friday, April 17, 2015
I finally got around to redoing my large booth in the North store today ... its been an embarrassingly long time ... it was a mess!
I wanted to do a booth with lots of color pops for a while now ... when I saw this funky scalloped shelf at a second hand store, I knew it wanted to be a part of this project .... blue spray paint and voila!
I tried to capture the fun and color of the 50's ... isn't the old TV MAVALOUS!
I have four sock monkeys for sale, and thought that it would be fun to pin them together as if they were playing together ...
Nothing says fifties like aluminum trays, and I have some charming ones.
It took me 4 and a half hours in all, but I was very pleased with the out come. ... now lets wait and see if it effects my sales at all!!
Posted by Pollyanna at 10:45 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
So I came to Texas to welcome a new grandchild to our family. Number 17!
I got to sit with her and watch the monitors, chatting and playing Trivia Crack for 9 hours. Until they upped the meds to bring on harder pains.
And the big surprise for me is that they named her after me! I would never have guessed any one would, with such a funky name.
Abigail Paula Talley. Welcome baby!
Posted by Pollyanna at 9:21 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
told us of his experiences with Cascarones at school as a child.
Then I googled them and found this concise history in The Austin Times:
The idea [for Cascarones] was first seen in Asia and later brought to Italy by the explorer Marco Polo. The eggs were often given as gifts and were filled with perfumed powder. The custom then traveled to Spain and was later brought to Mexico in the mid-1800s by Emperor Maximilian’s wife. It was in Mexico that the perfumed powder was replaced with confetti.
In the end making a mess inside made it easier to gather and clean up. But clean up is evidently not something with which the locals concern themselves. This week we have seen the remains of Cascaron 'fights' all over San Antonio, at the Sunken tea gardens, on the nature trails and even in the restroom at the 7-11!!
Posted by Pollyanna at 8:04 AM