Thursday, May 31, 2012


June is almost here, and I would like to have some wonderful GIVEAWAYS for all of y'all during the summer months. If you would like to sponsor a giveaway or know of someone who might be interested, please e-mail me at I would start the giveaway at my weekly linky party...NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY and I will also have it on my facebook page. If you are trying to grow your blog, this is one great way to meet new people and get a lot of traffic at your place. I don't know about you, but I love to enter giveaways, and even better, I LOVE to WIN them! Sharing a couple of pics with you today, from a wonderful day at our beach condo.
                            A yummy treat on Mother's Day!!

                          My favorite flower...a hydrangea! Now I
                                       have a white one:)
                            My children are the BEST!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.116

It's that time again, another fun Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party. Thanks to all who join week after week. This party can only be successful by your participation. Get comfy, and check out the features from last week, then visit some of your neighbors at this weeks party.
                      Doreen at HYMNS AND VERSES

                      Betsy at BETSY SPEERT

                       JoAnn at LIFE AT 2810

                     Rondell at SOMETHING NICE AND PRETTY
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Celebrate With Old Glory

Hope all of you have BIG plans for holiday weekend. I will be working at the Marketplace on Friday and Saturday, soaking up our beautiful Alabama beaches on Sunday, and Monday will be a day to clean this house...oh how it needs it! I will be celebrating and remembering all the wonderful folks that lost their lives for our country, and I hope you will too. As I was visiting the links at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party this week, I came across this outstanding makeover that Sharla over at THE HOUSE AT BLUEBIRD LANE shared with us, and I just had to make sure that all of y'all saw it too. Please be sure to click here, to read the post about this beauty!! Thanks for coming by, and I hope you have a fun and safe holiday!
                                        What is it?

                          It's a $35 dresser that she found while thriftin'.

              Here she is...just screaming USA!!!! Okay, I know all of y'all will be
                       pinning her, so here is a Pinerest away!!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Top Ten List Of Flea Market Finds For 2012...Part 2

Y'all know me...I would much rather head to a flea market than to a mall so I thought I would give you the list I take with me

                                   when I head out to hunt and gather.

Let's see what's on my list....
Click here to see where I shared
two of the items that I look for.
Burlap coffee sacks and grain sacks, are very HOT this year. I bet, you already knew that, right? Some of the things that I use these for are...pillows...frame them for artwork...cover chair seats, and my customers love them!

Frames are also high on my list. I really love taking a old frame and bringing it back to life, just like the one I did here. She was a ugly mauve, in her first life.

IRONSTONE sells very well in my booths. I have everything from plates, tureens, vases, pitchers, cream and sugars to even a IRONSTONE BEDPAN!! Oh yes, I have a fancy bedpan:) I always keep my eyes open for wonderful primitive pieces of furniture, like this charming hutch.
            CRATES...any type of vintage crate gets my attention.
                       There is so many ways to use these.
CHAIRS...CHAIRS and more CHAIRS! I can never have enough of these in
my booths.

MIRRORS, old and new are HOT too! You can always
use another mirror. I like to mix old ones with new ones, keep
that in mind, while you are out shopping.

Here at the end, is a old glass jug. There are so many
ways to display these beauties. I use mine for picture
frames, vases , and sometimes I just add a little bling!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.115

Such a super turn out last week. I truly appreciate y'all joining my party. Sorry, if I didn't get by for a visit. I was a busy bee, getting ready for my two day garage sale that I had, and I also did a overhaul on my booth at Cotton City on Thursday. There were so many great links last week, it's hard to pick just a few. Now, let's see who got featured this week.
                        Carrie at HOOKED ON DECORATING

                           Jennifer at TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING

                             Carolyn at DESIRE EMPIRE

                               Suzy at SAVED BY SUZY

                             Katie at SOMETHING TO BE FOUND
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lovin' Me Some Ironstone

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. We have just wrapped up the second day of our spring garage sale here at Coastal Charm...whew...sure glad that's all finished:) I will say...I am really happy with all the stuff that left our nest and best of all...all the money that I now have to spend...oh happy day! Now when I go out pickin' at garage sales, thrift store and flea markets...I am always looking for IRONSTONE...just let me say...I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! I try really hard to part with some of it and sell it in my booths, but it's not easy for me to let it go. Okay, I might have an IRONSTONE problem, but let's face it, it could be a lot worse, if you know what I mean.
                                   Let's see what I've got,

         Now I just had to have this the shape and size!
           Some of my collection...I have more in the dining room.
                 My $4 teapot...with the would have been
                                        more like $60.
                      Cute handle...don't ya think?
                                    Tiny $3 creamer.
                                  Adding to the collection.
                                     Since I am so nice...

              I will be selling all of if you are
                             Ironstone will be in stock soon!
              Has anybody read this book? My daughter gave it
                  to me months ago and I have still not had the
                                      chance to start it.
You just can't go wrong...with IRONSTONE!!!!
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thrifty Veggie Wreath

Most of y'all know how THRIFTY I am, so I know it's no surprise to find out that I have made a $2.00 summer wreath for my backdoor. I found the grapevine wreath for a $1.00 at a friends garage sale (it was more like a quaint little gift shop, than a garage sale). Oh yes, I bought a car load of goodies from her. Then a few weeks ago at a neighborhood sale, I found these cute veggies for $1.00, so a summer wreath was born! My weekly Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party is still going on, so if you have not joined in, click here with your thrifty post.
                                    Happy that you came by,

                                  Welcome to VEGGIE TIME!!!!

                                 Look how real they look!

                             Mr.CC's squash is almost
                                      is some from last year.

                               Since I am now lovin' me some squash...I
                               sure hope will lots and lots of this yummy

                                  Oh, I just can't wait for some
                                       homegrown tomatoes.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.114

Welcome to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.  Thanks to each one of you who come back each week and to the new ones who I hope will return again. So many great link ups last week. Here a just a few. Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day...I sure did. Any day spent with my love ones, is a wonderful day to me.

                        Carolyn at DESIRE EMPIRE


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