Treasures…..

I love a good treasure!
I am always on the look out for a great antique store
whereas to find many good treasures.
I have a very nice antique store right down the road from me
that I frequent, but sometimes I need to find something in a new area.
Because of the 3-day weekend, I picked up my oldest son
from college in Milledgeville on Friday.
I knew I would have to take him back Monday so with the
other kids home, I thought it would be a great time to do some
sight seeing in Milledgeville.
I keep asking my son what they have there and his answer is always the same:
“Nothing”
Bologna!! I just didn’t believe it.
So after we dropped his things off at the barracks,
we headed downtown.
I found a store full of treasurers….
I was so excited and could have stayed there all day.
The kids even enjoyed themselves looking at all the cool things.
This is a picture of the outside of the stores.
But this is inside the store.  Keep in mind that
this store is 2 levels!
I am on the 2nd level and the bottom level is just as big
with just as many things.

I was in “junk store” heaven.  My husband said that I had found
the true Stuff Mart.
I could have spent so much money there.  I found lots
of things I wanted and I’m sure their are lots of things
that I didn’t see.
Had I had more time and money; I could have spent the entire day there.
These are the 2 (yes only 2) things that I did get:

My youngest son picked out the butt pad.
Go GMC Bulldogs!!
I picked out the black lantern.  Don’t you just love it!
We also found a quaint little ice cream shop that also sold the
most amazing looking carrot cake.  I didn’t have any this
time, but you can bet I will when I go back.
My youngest son would not turn around so I could take
his picture.  This was like the 5th one I had to take and I
had to promise him $1!!
With that blue tongue, I don’t think he will get it.
The oldest son just looks totally annoyed!

Here is another picture of some of the downtown.
We also went into a book store.  Book stores attract me like
a very strong magnet.  I cannot pass by a book store without going inside.
I always find a book I can’t live without and today was no exception.  I found this
pillow book on clearance.  It has ideas and patterns to make 25 different styles of pillows.
Guess what I’ll be doing over the next few months. 
I can’t wait to get started.

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Fall Decorating…..

In an attempt to clean up and organize
my Christmas decorations, which
have completely overtaken my little
storage room; I came across
tons of fall decorations.
I remember buying all this stuff
but haven’t used it for a few years because
I couldn’t get to it through all the Christmas stuff.
The kids and I spent Saturday evening getting the house
decorated for fall.
Here is what we did:
These pumpkins also take a tea light and look
really pretty at nighttime.
I just got the white candle holder at a thrift store for $1.50.
I love it and it came with a candle.  I also think it looks cute
with the pumpkin.

My skeleton and his dog also have candle holders.

This is my favorite candle in the whole wide world. 
I got it from Partylite years ago and they quit
making/selling it.  I cannot find the equivalent
scent anywhere.

Some of these gourds are real, some are fake.
I think they look great in my red bowl.


I hope you enjoyed my fall decorations.
Make sure to come back when I post my Christmas
decorations.