Good Monday morning! I have got to tell you what happened to me at the Goodwill store. It was Friday evening, dark, and raining cats and dogs. I decided after attending my friend's Mother's viewing I would go to Goodwill on the way home and cheer up. I was in the "plastics" aisle, and I saw some melamine peeking out of the junk. I started rooting around. I had been wanting a blue melmac cup and plate ever since I saw
WELL....they were in my cart and some guy comes up to me and says, "Are those melmac?"
I said, "Well, it says Melamine on the back. Is that the same thing?"
"No" he says.
Then he says, "Does it say made in China?"
I said, "No, it says Made in Illinois."
He says, "People really like those, they are popular right now."
I said, "Well I like them too, but I'm trying to decide if I really need them or not." (they match Coral Belle!)
Then as I walked around I noticed he was hanging around....kind of stalking me. I'd be at the end of an aisle and there he'd be! Odd, I thought.
I went to the check out and he had two heaping full carts waiting up front. When I checked out, he got in the aisle beside me, and was leaning over looking in my cart! WTH peeps! So, I checked out and I called a friend and talked to her about the dishes. I had decided I would only buy the four cups and plates, and put the rest back. But they were still in my cart. I told the sales lady I would put them back. Well, my friend reminded me they would be half price the next day. So I hid them!
Then my friend told me I had better be careful in case the "stalker" was in the parking lot. I said No, he wouldn't be there. I hid the dishes and walked out to my car and I was still on the phone with my friend and he was parked somewhat close to me and got out of his car and yelled, "Did you buy those melmac dishes!" Weird I thought! I said, "yeah, some of them" and he got in his van and left.
Saturday morning I set up my booth at Ornament Extravaganz at 8:30, and took off with my cousin Vickie. OE didn't start until 10:00. We went to the Goodwill, grabbed the dishes! They were right where I left them....in a basket...pushed behind a bunch of other baskets....on the bottom shelf....in the back!!!! LOL! Then we went to Patti Beck's open house. My Shug told me I could buy something for me, from him for Christmas. I know, not romantic but I get something I wouldn't buy myself. Well, I probably would have bought this blondie for myself....
but not one of these. But he did!This picture does not do them justice and he has already hidden the one I bought from him for me. They are not all exactly alike, being made by an artist.
Here are some from years past.
This life size santa is in front of her house. She makes one every year to match the "santa of the year."
Here are some pictures from the Ornament Extravaganza weekend.
Good friends in this picture. Leslie on the left, Rebecca behind me and Debbie on the right.
My Shug drilled the holes in my beeswax ornaments. I was afraid I'd ruin them!
The Granny Bee makes a different Santa each year
Deb Working on her redwork pattern. It's going to be a quilted tablecloth.
Taking the backroad...and what was really funny (embarrassing) was when I asked her if she was on facebook and she said yes and I looked her up and we were already friends. jeeesh....