Friday, June 13, 2008

YIKES...It's Friday the 13th!

So, is anyone out there just a little leary of Friday the 13th? I'm not a superstitious type of person however I'm a little more precautious on this day than I typically am....but, today is my boyfriends birthday (the big 45) so it's going to be a good day (hopefully...see there's that ever looming fear that something might happen)! Anyhoo ~ thought I would share some facts about Friday the 13th that I thought were interesting.

  • In French Lick Springs (where in the heck is that), Indiana, a law was once passed requiring all black cats to wear bells.

  • Greek philosophers called '13' an imperfect number.

  • Friday was the common day for people to be hanged and hangmen were paid thirteen pence halfpenny in the past.

  • Some Texans say never to cut any kind of garment on a Friday because it will not be completed (must be all days in my lots of those good intentions gone

  • Many hotels have no room number 13.

  • Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.

  • Many airplanes do have a 13th row.

  • Many ships will not start a voyage on the 13th, particularly, Friday the 13th.
Needless to say, I think there are a lot of us folks out that are a little wary onr Friday the 13th and just in general for the number 13.

I guess ya'll noticed there was no FFM day here at the ShabbyVilla. I'll try to get some things posted this check back if you get a minute. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. And, let's all give a big "thanks' to all those wonderful DADs out there!!

Take care, Kerry

Friday, June 6, 2008

Our Friday Flea Market Sale has Started ~ YIPPEE!

Okay, everyone...I've just listed some items for FFM...and there's more coming. But, I think you'll like some of the fabulous finds I've listed ~lots of treasures for your GARDEN~ please go take a peek! And please, don't forget about all those other sellers ~ talk about talented ladies ~ they put me to shame! You can go visit them at:

Take a look at these awesome foxgloves I got from Home Depot!

You simply cannot have a cottage garden without foxgloves and these are HUGE!

Thank you for visiting and waiting for my items to be listed. Remember, more to come! If you have time, check out some of my other categories since I added other new items earlier this week :) Happy Shopping!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ~ it's going to be a scorcher here in Virginia...

Take care, Kerry

I'm Late, I'm Late, for the FFM Date!!

I'm in the process of adding my FFM sale, check back shortly. Sorry, yesterday just got away from me...I'm super busy with my full time job and have some drop dead dates I have to meet in addition to just the everyday stuff. My day looked like this yesterday: Worked 9 hours, went to go workout at the gym (and ooooh I'm sooo sore), went to the grocery store, came home and mowed the grass (which is about 6 acres -needless to say I did not get it all done -after 2 hours I stopped), made dinner, took pictures for the FFM sale, and then it was 11 PM. So, I'm working on getting things posted right now...thanks for your patience! I've got some great items to share with you so please come back :) Thanks!

Take care,


Monday, June 2, 2008

Fun Filled Weekend of Auctions & Antiquing

Hi Blogger Friends ~ Talk about a fabulous weekend ~ a girls dream weekend ~ a weekend full of nothing but antiquing, auctioning, and hanging out with friends & family. I picked up some AMAZING stuff this weekend. Below is a couple of pictures of my awesome finds. I'm ever sooo tempted to keep some of them~LOL~ I hope to have time this week to get them added to the ShabbyVilla. Keep in mind, I've got more than just these goodies ~ take a peek.

This bust is HUGE and simply Divine...I'm not sure why this is not a keeper but my loss is your gain. Ya' see, I do share :) The bust is sitting on a cement column which will also be for sale ~ actually, I've got two....they are really neat!Love this old iron gate ~ nice and chippy and rusty ~ perfect for your shabby abode! These iron fence pieces make fabulous pot racks!Lots of china, cement wall hangings, cherubs and paintings. Remember, this is just a glimpse...I've got more than just this coming your way.Some cute things for your garden or porch The two chippy ice cream chairs will be covered in a barkcloth fabric ~ perhaps pink with roses. Look at the two fern holders, huge corbels and stunning wood wall plaque.

I got the needlepoint chair shown below in the prior post ~ it's all nice and clean and ready to go to it's new owner. Although, it might soon find a spot in my office ~LOL~

OMG~ this hand stitched barkcloth comforter/quilt is sooo yummy!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Let me know what you think about the new treasures.

Take care, Kerry