Sunday and Labor Day Monday!!!!!!!!
I feel like a SUPER R-I-C-H person!
Super rich but super lazy too.
Ima not lose any sleep over that last one though :)
So what did I do on my two days off you ask??
I took those
bell peppers and threw them on a baking sheet.
And I roasted them until they became charred.
Then I put them in a bowl and covered them with plastic wrap for 15 minutes.
Then I unwrapped the peppers and peeled them and de-seeded them.
These will go into dishes that require roasted red peppers this winter and it will save me a ton of time I could be using to peruse magazines or researching recipes or trying out new lipsticks.
Okay, that lipstick thing was a lie...do you even KNOW me??!!
Okay, we did other things besides
roasting red peppers....
We rented Midnight in Paris....both our girls love this movie so I thought I better check it out.
We LOVED it!
is what it is.
that's Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams talking over there and the other woman is the dealer lady.
So of course on Monday, Labor Day, Stud Muffin and I visited the
Uptown Bill's Labor Day Flea Market
in Iowa City.
This particular yearly flea market is very small but quirky.
Had the usual suspects like vintage pottery.
This was a boxed Midget set, vintage c.1960.
And this particular dealer was selling this very, very cool bench for $465.
It was gorgeous though for sure.
Very unique and artistic!
Plenty of single chairs to get your groove on.
Including these two cuties.
Unfortunately these were all old lady looking prints and no mid century modern pictures.
Now we're talking
Now THIS dude had some interesting pottery pieces....
But his red Haeger rooster was $145.
none of us ever made a killing on anything.
But $145 for a Haeger rooster?
ESPECIALLY when I wanted it real bad.
Boo. Is what I gotta say to that.
And there was vintage Christmas and I did not buy one dang Christmas thing. Not one thing. I wanted to. Especially that cute beaded Santa over on the right there. But I didn't.
The light bulb goes on top like normal.
But then another small bulb goes in those white eyes or flower looking things on the front there.
*scratching my head*
I wanted it,
I wanted it!!
I should have bought it!
Leave me alone, I'm in a depression now.
I'm still depressed but I'll finish up this
Some of these colors are in that #$#$*&^@ footstool I should have bought.
Anyone have a snot rag I can borrow?
Anyone need three scary doll heads?
Okay, now THIS is making me smile again and am forgetting about that awesome plaid footstool.
Linda Blair called and wants her heads back.
Well, I bought this gorgeous abstract oil painting.
For TWO DOLLARS!!!!!
I kind of likey it on my dining room wall!
I'm gonna leave that $2 price tag on there forever.
We had to fight for it but he IS stronger than me so I gave up real quick.
So after sweating like pigs at the flea market, we grabbed ourselves some lunch and then wandered back home...
...and to my chagrin, the laundry still looked the same as when we left.
Cause I am RICH!!!!!
Actually our washer broke Friday morning.
Q: How did I know it broke?
A: Cuz there was 2 inches of water in the laundry room.
At 4am in the morning.
So I call up the local Appliance Barn at 8am and say I want the absolute cheapest washer with the least amount of technology and knobs they have, delivered today.
Nice lady said it would be $530.
I fell on the floor.
Then I picked myself up and said two years ago I bought a dryer from you for $250. She laughed and said washers are more expensive than dryers.
I'm still gonna need therapy for this by the way. $530 PLUS a delivery fee.
Now I KNOW washers and dryers are typically way more expensive than that but I am cheap people, C-H-E-A-P!
it was still mid-afternoon on Monday and I thought I would go out and start packing the barn up.
Beings that it was hit by a tornado and all and needs to come down.
I peeked back in the narrow middle room
(formerly held cattle and horse grain back in the day)
The wind was strong that day.
And these two little impish vintage Tappan salt and peppers made me smile too when I opened up a door to the Hoosier cabinet.
Plus after all,
it was Day Two of the loooong weekend and I wanted to make sure I partook of the "lazy" part of having
Sunday and Monday off.
Sunday AND Monday!
Still giggling at that!!!!
Back to reality on Tuesday but it was a nice dream the last 48 hours!!
Hey, have a good Tuesday
and we'll talk at ya soon!!!!!