Here I go again, asking where another month has gone. Time to put the Halloween away and get out the turkeys. I hate that Thanksgiving is so late this year. Stores are already in full Christmas mode and it will be here all too quickly.
Yesterday was spent at the Gathered Treasures and Simple Goods shows in Mansfield, Ohio. Lots of good antique stuff ~ much of it outrageously priced. Both shows are geared for the primitive lover. My house is antique-filled, but it's not "prim". I'm not sure how to describe my style. Even if I could afford the ultra-prim antiques, my 1940 colonial does not lend itself to that style. Of course, I did purchase a few things. This canvas print needs touched up in a couple places, but for the price I could not resist. (I just hung it on my cupboard door to try to get a picture ~ so hard to get without a glare.)
And how could I not come home with this pug? He's the real deal, dating from about the turn of the century. Once the Halloween is put away, he will join his little pug brother that I purchased a few years ago. (And Joanne, one of these days I really will get around to sewing the one you sent me.)
Now for the seven hundred part. This is post #700. That is a whole lot of blah, blah, blah. When I started, I had no idea I would still be at it four and a half years later. I never dreamed the friendships I would make. Blogging has been a wonderful experience and I plan to continue. So for all of you who are reading this, I am having a give-away ~ one of my Betsy-style pumpkins hooked with hand torn strips. As always, entering is easy. Leave a comment on this post or send me an email with give-away in the subject line so I don't miss it. You MUST CONTACT ME within 3 days to claim your win or I will choose another name. Too often I've had someone stumble upon my blog, enter, win, and then never come back again. 'Nuff said :) Oh, I'll probably pick the winner on Friday.
Thank you, dear friends, from the bottom of my heart.
Pug hugs :)