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!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Kitchen Appliance Rebellion

THIS is why I love my husband so much!!!! He makes me laugh so hard! All I did was ask him this morning if he could PLEASE push the blender back for the rest of his life (it's ALWAYS pulled out when he makes a Slim Fast milkshake on the weekends and I ALWAYS push it back) and then I left for 4 hrs. When I returned home this is what I found in the kitchen. An appliance rebellion...

Monday, November 7, 2011

You Just Never Know Where You'll Find Scrabble Tiles

During our hunt for "the best NY style pizza in Vegas", my husband and I stumbled upon this fabulous retro coffee table filled with old scrabble tiles! Found on the third floor of the Cosmopolitan shopping complex, this coffee table sat in front of a retro sofa and many other retro furnishings! Just to the right was the entrance to the "Pizzeria" with no sign, no name, nothing just the best NY style pizza ever! Even at $5 a slice....Anyway, it was fun to find this great use of scrabble tiles to share with you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Back From Vegas!!

Tim and I spent our 10th anniversary in Vegas this year! Friends met us out there midway during out trip, making it all the more fun! We renewed our vows at the Drive Thru Window of A Little White Wedding Chapel complete with a 1950s pink Cadillac convertible and Elvis on our anniversary at the very time we originally got married! Vegas highlights: Ben and Jerry's ice cream, shaking/grabbing Donny Osmond's hand, Peepshow and meeting Holly Madison (I know, I know), taking a stone cold shower one morning and therefore, getting reimbursed that night's room rate, finally seeing a Cirque Du Soleil show, riding in the 1950s pink Cadillac, Hoover Dam, Neon Boneyard again, great food, best NY style pizza ever, Maggiano's, spending time with friends, aluminum foil, getting sucked into souvenir photographs everywhere, free bus rides, cabbies from all over the world, 90 miles an hour on the interstate, a/c not working half the time in our rental car, taking a lukewarm shower the last morning at 5am and getting reimbursed part of that night's room rate, my 30 new friends, Tim going on the Frenchman's Flats tour, Atomic Testing Museum, not having to stand in line at the Bellagio buffet, pirate shows, trading cards, pawn shop, lions and cubs, matches, Jersey Boys, winning $40....the rest stays in Vegas, ha ha! Hope to get some pictures up soon! my go to for uploads is no longer what it used to be!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recent Finds!

Lots of fun goodies for my etsy shop!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

State Fair Time Again

It's August and that means the KY State Fair! Once again, mom and I entered items in antiques section and I entered layouts in the scrapbooking division. It's always a gamble as to whether or not the judges will like our entries. BUT, they obviously did again this year! We won the most ribbons ever!!! If you don't want to hear horn tooting, stop reading now! Otherwise, here is the breakdown! I won two first place ribbons (birthday and vacation) and one second place ribbon (Christmas) in scrapbooking! AND, to my complete surprise, my birthday layout also won a big purple ribbon for Best in Show! WOW! What an honor!

In the antiques division, I won 7 ribbons and mom won 6!!! I got two first place ribbons for a bank and a child's toy, a third place for a KY document, third for boy scout literature and third for a clothing accessory. I also received honorable mention ribbons for black history memorabilia and a holiday item! Mom received three second place ribbons for black history memorabilia, photo of an event and a toy! She also received honorable mention ribbons for a group photo, an item made of wood and a miniature photo!!!

Another successful State Fair!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hwy 127 Yard Sale

It was that time again a couple of weeks ago! Tim and I headed to Frankfort, KY to pick up 127 and hit the road of yard sales! It was hot and humid this year but it could have been 100 and it wasn't so we were grateful! We felt like overall the number of vendors at the multi vendor set ups were down this year and some of our favorites were nowhere in sight. However, we still found lots of goodies and had a trunk full by the end of the trip! We hit the Mexican restaurant in Danville that we like to eat at and ended the evening with a little dip in the hotel pool! We went to several indoor malls and thrift stores Fri because it was even hotter than Thurs although we did do the big outdoor set up at Junction City and the Boyle Co. fairgrounds first thing. We had a little bit of excitement that evening on the way home when we discovered one of our tires triggered the low tire pressure indicator to come on! So we backtracked to Wal Mart and fortunately their tire department was able to fix the leaking air valve!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

State Fair Time Again

It's hard to believe it's August already and mid August at that! This super hot summer has just flown by! Mom and I headed over to the fairgrounds in Louisville today to drop off our entries for the upcoming fair that starts Thursday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Recent Finds!

Recent finds for my etsy shop! Oh if I just had the time to list them all sooner than later!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

National Donut Day

Way behind on posts....this was free donut day at Krispy Kreme. Yum!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Grandmother's Attic Has a Facebook Page!!!

Check it out! I plan to post sneak peeks for new shop listings, treasures I find and shop sales available exclusively through FB!!!! Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Treasures Found Recently!

Wonderful vintage finds! I simply love the old greeting cards! They just don't make ones this cute today!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Recent Finds!

A couple of weeks ago, gosh maybe three by now, mom and I went on the Hwy 50 Yard Sale again. It's not too far away as we pick it up in Seymour, IN about an hour north of here. The weather was perfect and we had a great time! Mom did a lot of sitting and waiting in the car but she was good company and found a few things for her collections too! I found some great stuff for my etsy shopas well as a few keepers here and there.

In addition, the monthly flea market at the Louisville fairgrounds was Memorial Day weekend and while it's not all that great, I do like to go to buy from one dealer in particular! One booth had a TON of brand new scrapbooking stickers from companies such as K & Co and other well known ones so I spent a lot of time digging through those boxes with all of the other obsessed scrapbookers! So, a lot of this loot is from my recent jaunts and hunting with more pictures to come soon! Sorry the one picture is out of focus!