Dec 5, 2009


The first week of December has come in with a bang! I felt I did not have one minute to myself. Friday night I had Noah so we went and played until Grandma got tired. He feel asleep at 7:30 pm and so did I.

Today, I was in my yard trying to repair the damage the winds did to my awning. I was up on a 20 foot ladder, trying hard not to fall. I was so proud of myself. Last time I was up on the ladder, I looked down and had to get rescued. I hugged that ladder and cryed until I received a phone call from my daughter, who in turn call her husband to get me down. It took months to live that one down! Thank God for cell phones. This time, I did not look down! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

I also put Christmas lights on my house and decorated my son's back house. Wow, I am tired just thinking about it. However, I need to lose weight and keep moving. Before I take the next test!

Back to the important stuff, I did get to go to the Thrift Store today. What is it about shopping for useless pieces of junk you cannot live without that makes a woman so happy? Well, at least this woman. I found tea cups! One can never have enough tea cups. Please look at that cute little leaf dish with a rose in the middle. It was calling my name.

My last plan of attack is to wrap Christmas gifts! I thought I would have had this done by now. Well, the night is young! Hope your week was wonderful! Looking forward to what God has for us next week! December week one done, December week two coming up!

Blessings, Martha


Abatevintage said...

Martha haven't heard from you in a while, sounds like you have been busy, glad to hear that your decorating is going well. I love the pictures. Noah looks happy.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I love all the treasures you got from the thrift shop ~ how lovely.
Noah is very cute and must love his time with his Grandma.
You are doing well, up to the wrapping stage of your presents ~ well done!

Have a great weekend

Tara said...

Your little rose leaf is beautiful! Thrift shopping is lots of fun, isn't it! It sounds like you have had your hands full. I've yet to put the outside lights up. I did do my Nana's outside lights for her today. It was sooo cold., only 30 degrees. I'm hoping to get to ours tomorrow. I can't decide to go white or color. I might have to go with what I have the most of. Keep your spirits up about your tests, I'm praying you get good results. Have a nice weekend and try to take a little time for yourself!

Susan said...

Dear Martha....Loved all your thrift store treasures! It's true, isn't it, that finding good bargains that are pleasing to the eye is part of the fun of life! I am a diehard thrift store shopper and love it. And good for you getting up and down that ladder! Sincerely, Susan from

Just Me said...

Oh Martha, I love your goodies from the thrift shop. I know what you mean by the little things making you happy. You are way ahead of me on the decorating. Good girl for not looking down! Please stop by and let me share a Christmas memory with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh what pretty thrift shop finds, Martha. Aren't they the best?! Noah sure has a nice big play room. Lucky little guy. You are far braver than I getting up on that ladder then climbing down...that's the scary part! Bless your heart - you put up your outdoor lights and your son's??? You should win an award for that!
Thank you for your kind comments on my post. Happy Christmas and Pink Saturday~hugz

My Vintage Treasures said...

The tea cups are darling!!!
I love the plate too :)
I'm glad you made it safely off the ladder!!!

Bunnym said...

Dang make me I don't climb ladders either. Got some shopping in today with my hubby and he took me to dinner too...I'm one lucky girl. Almost done with Christmas shopping....I LOVE SHOPPING THE INTERNET!


Abatevintage said...

Martha glad you stopped by, I have been busy on my finals, this next week is the last week until school starts back up in January. I have been so busy trying to put together my final papers, I will be able to visit more frequently soon, sorry. I hope you are doing well, I am good, not sick thank goodness, the girls are good, they are not sick either, usually around this time of year the flu and cold set in, but we were blessed to be good so far this season. I love the new holiday look of the blog.

Have a wonderful Sunday


Eileen said...

You are a woman after my own heart! A woman can never have too many teacups. And there's nothing more fun than shopping for treasures you don't need but still have to have. :) You found some beauties.

Claudia said...

Shopping for vintage always makes me happy! Good for you - you dealt with that ladder and did it! Bravo!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I gave up ladders several years ago!! Please be careful. Nice treasures you found.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I just had to giggle about your falling asleep right after Noah did! I've been there, done that, too. But it is such a good tired, isn't it?!?

Did you do the cross-stitch Angels Unaware? My mom used to quote that saying to me when I was young!

Angelic Accents

Bettyann said...

Martha, you are alot braver than me.. I don't care for climbing higher than 10 wonder you fell asleep the same time as Noah..take care..

The Old Parsonage said...

Martha!!! A 20 foot ladder?!!! You better be careful!!! Ok enough of my ranting!

I love all of your new vintage treasures!!

Enjoy your week!

Terri said...

Wonderful finds Martha!
And you are so brave to go up on that ladder and hang your own lights!
Thanks again for sharing : )

GwendolynKay said...

I am glad you made it down safely from the ladder. Must be your knees are feeling better. But I hope next time you have son in law, do the climbing and the work. :) Lovely thrift store goodies. Are those earrings at the top or ornaments? Have a blessed day dear friend.

Jenny said...

Hi Martha! Looks like you had a great treasure hunt...and a busy weekend! You are definitely wayyyy ahead of me on the Christmas schedule!

Unknown said...

Oy! Climbing ladders?!?! Martha! I love your little 'finds' on your shopping trip, especially the rose dish & wee nativity. Noah looks like a busy little chap ... I'd be worn out, also.

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Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Martha,

Just love your thrift store finds. Isn't it fun to shop there? Your grandson is very precious. I have 2 and they can wear you out! LOL! Hope you find your nativity sets...