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Monday, 23 April 2012

One Man's Junk....

We all know the saying....is another man's (or woman's
in this case - TREASURE....)

Just outside of beautiful Keremeos, BC in the Southern
Interior of the province is a lonely little junk/antique
shop - kind of in the middle of no-where.

On a whim we stopped - and what a fun place!  This
post is a little photo-laden but there was just so
much stuff.....there's still more photo's but I thought
I would spare you......



 Look - there's "Ogopogo" the legendary lake monster
who supposedly resides in Okanagan Lake.  There was so
much stuff - I didn't even notice it until I was posting
the pics now! 
 Spot any treasures you would have bought?

 Do you like to find little out of the way places like
this?  Do you stop and check them out?

Ironically the one thing I did buy - I do not yet have a
picture of.  I got a cute little doll bed that I think will
make a spectacular little dog bed for some lucky
pooch.  I will post some pics of the before and
after as soon as I get the million other projects I have lined
up out of the way!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Hobby Lobby Grass IS Greener!

It's true what they say - the grass is always greener on
the other side - in this case - it was the other side
of the border!

Recently, Mr. Biff and I went on vacation - we went hither,
thither and yon (okay, not technically to yon, but we did go
hither!)  We knew we wanted to cross the line - for Mr. Biff,
it was to go to the Museum of Flight in Everett and for me,
to experience Hobby Lobby for the first time!
This is Hobby Lobby in Everett.  Now if you live somewhere
that has a Hobby Lobby - please, please know how extremely
fortunate you are.  When I entered the store I was sure I heard
choirs of angels singing.....

I spent almost 2 hours wandering the isles.  I did purchase a
few things but not as much as you might imagine....mostly
I was overwhelmed.  So much crafty, home decor and fabric
goodness.......*sigh*.....and now I just wanna go back!!

I keep thinking about all the things I saw but put back and
so the planning begins for the next big excursion to the
big "HL"!  Do you have a Hobby Lobby close by?
Do you love it?





Monday, 16 April 2012

Anybody Out There?

At less than a year old (my blog that is) I feel ok about saying
I am not really sure about how to go about doing a giveaway.
I tried one early on and only had two entries so I know I need to
do something more radical (thank you to the 2 who entered)! 
As a recent winner of a spectacular giveaway - I am anxious to
pay-it-forward and so, on my recent vacation I collected little
items that have now accumulated to be a nice giveaway - as
a little bonus I am throwing in a $25 Michael's gift card.  The total
value of the giveaway is about $75 and it's filled with delightful
goodies including a lovely keepsake box.
I want to increase my readership at the same time so....here's
the question.....do YOU want to host my giveaway?  It can
be open to both Canadian and US Residents. 

If you'd like to consider hosting the giveaway on your blog 
please email me @ peartreejewels@gmail.com
and I can send a list of the contents along with
some photos.  In fairness - I will go with the first person who
expresses interest.......hello out there.....anybody?

Hugs and Happy Monday!




Monday, 9 April 2012

Travelling Willbury

I am on the road with my favourite Willbury (Will!) aka Mr. Biff.  We're
just starting week 2 of our vacation and having a blast!  We are in the
Interior of BC in the Okanagan - staying with our
dear friends L & R - the weather has been amazing - and we
are heading out tomorrow for Everett, Washington.
 Here's Toadie (his nickname) and Mr. Biff painting a little rocker that
we brought up from the Island.  I believe Toadie is going
to be a stylin' designer - just look at that camouflage paint job!

Why Everett?  The Aviation Museum is calling Mr. Biff - apparently it
is spectacular.  Secretly "Hobby Lobby" is calling ME.....and this was
the closest one I could find on Google.

Hope you had a great time this Easter wherever the road takes you!

p.s. I am gathering a few goodies from various places to
put together a spectacular Spring give-away.....stay tuned!
Peggy
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