Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our New Best Friend

So, now I know where all the bird seed goes. I knew we had lots of birds, but they couldn't eat it all in two days. Seriously, I'm out filling two seed feeders, two sunflower feeders and one suet feeder every two days. And now I know why. No, really I did know that we had this doe and two of her girl friends from time to time, but today was the first time (that I know of) that she came to the feeders in daylight. It was just 4:30 p.m. I had not been back in the house for ten minutes from filling all of the above when I spotted her. Isn't she beautiful. She and her friends can come anytime they want. Two cars even went by, slowed down, mouths wide open and she didn't move one bit. She sure was hungry!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's National Blueberry Pancake Day

I think this food holiday should have been yesterday when we were snowed in. But, what's to say we can't have these for dinner. Les & I enjoy having breakfast for dinner some days. Well here at ginnysyard we are just about dug out. Cars need to cleaned off, that will happen shortly. We will be headed over to our booth (#145) at Weil Antiques Center. Haven't been there in about a week, need to check, fluff up and add a few items. One item that I am adding is a wood sewing box. I was over at Holly Hills Primitives and Dawn posted a picture with the idea of using the sewing box to hold all of the remotes that so many of us have. I was thinking about putting the box in the booth before reading her blog, but now I have a cleaver idea to let our customers know that there is another idea for the box. Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy those Blueberry Pancakes if you are so inclined.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

National Pie Day

Happy Sunday and it's National Pie Day. A friend was kind enough to remind me this afternoon of this, so I couldn't let it go un-noticed. For dessert tonight we will have Pumpkin Pie, baked fresh today. Maybe, a cup of tes or decaf coffee to go with it!! Hope everyone is having a good weekend, it's down right frigid here in PA, last check it was 15 degrees, going down to 0 or below tonight. Stay warm, bake a pie!! LOL

Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter Solstice (is behind us)

As if you didn't know that already, LOL. But what you may not know is that on Jan.20th sunrise was at 7:18 a.m. and sunset was at 5:04 p.m. BUT, on Jan.26th sunrise will be at 7:15 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:11 p.m. Spring can't be far behind.

Monday, January 17, 2011

1st Antique Show of the Year

We had our first antique show of the year this past weekend (Fri.&Sat.). This was a new show for us and it was okay, nothing to get too excited about, but after all it is less then a month since Christmas and bills are coming in, so we are grateful that we did have some sales. The weather was good, except for the dealers who had to unload their vehicles curbside into snow banks, LOL. But, that is one of hazards you endure when you agree to a Winter show. Other then our show we had a quite day on Sunday. Getting ready for the next batch of weather, so we may head out later today and check on our booth at Weil Antique Center. Also, don't forget to tip your hat to Benjamin Franklin, today is his birthday. Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Header Picture

The new header picture is of our one acre pond. Taken this morning (1/12/11) after it stopped snowing. Looking at this picture made me forget all the hard work that waited for us in the driveway, LOL. Minivan is all packed, we did it yesterday before the snow started. We head off to Yardley, PA Thursday morning to set-up for our antique show. This is a new show for us. Hope the weather doesn't prevent the public in getting to us. Have a good evening and a great weekend if I don't get back here before then.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Plough Monday

Plough Monday; Traditionally, the first Monday after Epiphany was called Plough Monday because it was the day when men returned to their plough, or daily work, following the Christmas hoilday. It was customary at this time for farm laborers to draw a plough through the village, soliciting money for a "plough light" which was kept burning in the parish church all year. This is from the 2011 Farmers Almanac.

Friday, January 7, 2011

First Auction of the Year

What were they thinking is what you are probably asking yourselfs. But, all in all, the snow stopped here at about 11: 30 or so, then the sun came out and out we went. Now going into this we knew it was not going to be an all day auction, but we were out of there in less then two hours. Most of the items were outside, do I hear a Brrr? But, that was okay what we wanted was outside and we knew once we got what we went for we were out of there!! So, what did we get besides, cold hands, cold feet and runny noses? Not a whole heck of alot. We did get a four gallon crock, small chip on the rim, but it sounds & looks good. And then got a pair of white wooden goat cart wheels. Original paint still in good shape. And that my friends was it. I did try for a raised three panel shutter (only one) but it was in real good shape and our decorators who purchase from us would have scooped it up in a minute. But, I stopped at $20.00 and it kept on going. In all honesty there was not much else, but people were spending their Christmas money, like there would never be another Christmas. Have a great weekend.

Monday, January 3, 2011

No Big Hurry

I have been reading blogs and facebook on and off all weekend and it seems the the thing to do this past weekend and maybe a little before was to take down the Christmas decorations. Now I know all of you retailers need to do this to make room for the next big holiday, St.Valentine's Day. But, I'm a little surprized how many folks have dismantled the their house to put it back the way it was without Christmas. But, not me I will let my decorations linger until Candlemas Day. Some how that has become our tradition. Maybe it is because I don't decorate alot or maybe it's because I have not put up a tree in a very long while, but I'm still enjoying the lights, the smells, even watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies this weekend. But, hey that is just me. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, even if you did take down your decorations. LOL

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Antiques Show (for us)

Happy 2011 !! Les and I can't think of a better way to start out a new year then to be invited to show our wares at the 57th Annual Yardley Community Centre Antique Show. To have a antiques show weather all the ups and downs and still be going strong 57 years later, says something about the venue, the promotors and the dealers. The show takes place at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067. Dates are Friday 1/14/11, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 1/15/11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We have discount cards if anyone wishes to attend. If you e-mail us at we will send a card (s) to you. It will come to you via snail mail so, please include your mailing address and enough time to get it you. Hope everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends or just kicking back and doing what you like to do best. Take care.