Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Indy Advertising Show

My husband and I recently jaunted up to Indy for the lovely Antique Advertising Show held at the State Fairgrounds. It never disappoints! The gorgeous Noma Christmas sign would have gone home with us if it hadn't been priced at over $1700! WOW! We got up super early, 5am to be exact, so we would have time to go to this show as well as two others that were being held the same day! The Collector's Caravan made a return visit after a few years and I really liked it! I found several great things for my etsy shop and probably a couple of things for myself! The Stewart's Flea Market was also going on and always fun to stop at! We still had time to hit the Southport Antique Mall as they are open till 8pm and then eat dinner at Carrabba's! Yummy! The day was long but fun until we hit two thunderstorms driving home in the dark!

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Little Buff Helper

It's amazing I get anything photographed with help like this!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be My Valentine

We've obviously either started a tradition or have just become creatures of habit as once again this year we celebrated Valentine's Day by going to The Crazy Daisy Antique Mall, Half Price Books and The Melting Pot. We also again went the Saturday before Valentine's Day as A) I like the menu better, B) The traffic isn't as bad trying to cross the river with one less bridge still C) We can get a much earlier start and D) It wasn't a work day! Makes sense to us! Dinner was fabulous as always! I think I could eat there once a month if I given the option...

We waited, however, to open our cards and gifts until tonight after an unplanned dinner out at La Rosita. We actually had never been back there after going once in their first location and not liking the shredded beef (no ground beef on the menu there). Anyway, I was super tired after getting home from work and had no intention of standing in the kitchen cooking for an hour. So we decided to go somewhere close and hope they weren't crowded! And they weren't! We got chicken fajitas nachos or something like that and they were good! The queso w/chorizo was only okay. We really liked the flavor of the seasoned, grilled chicken though. Yum!

Ripped open the cards and our little gifts....Tim got the annual Bad Cat calendar and a vintage tv cameraman valentine and he gave me a vintage Easter cart w/an adorable lamb. Gift cards from the parents and a check to boot!

Junior showed up at the end to inspect things and everything passed.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I Also Collect Sprinkles

I think this goes back to my childhood and decorating Christmas cookies....I love the old bottles with the pretty sprinkles and fun labels!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Slurp...Did You Know I Collect Straws?

I have always been drawn to vintage graphics and vintage straw boxes usually have fabulous images!! I found this old sign/brochure holder quite a few years ago at an antique mall in Louisville, KY that is sadly no longer in business. It made the perfect display for holding most of my collection!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Very Late Christmas Post

Okay, first of all I want to know who has sped up the clocks! The clocks of life! How did it already get to be February????

December was so incredibly busy for us that I never even got Christmas pictures up on my blog! That was a first! Then January was so busy and it was vintage valentine season in my etsy shop so not one thing ever got posted on here in January either! Whew!

Anyway, here is a quick look back at Christmas Day in the Old House on Main! As always we were blessed and from the looks at it we will have to work a few more vintage goodies into our collections!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale at Grandmother's Attic on Etsy

I'm having another Cyber Monday sale at my etsy shop! Just use this coupon code: CYBERMONDAY2011 and save 10% off your entire order Monday, 11/28/11 only!!! Happy Shopping!