Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too Much Fun...Literally!

For Memorial Day Weekend, my SIL invited us to a "siding" party. Who could resist??? The whole family got together to help. This is what it looked like when I got there...almost ready to begin! There were 12 of us. Add to that 3 dogs and 2 cats and you have quite a group!

The brothers took charge and got things going pretty quickly! Two of the grandsons kept going into the kitchen "because they were really hungry"! #3 grandson, in foreground, worked hard, all. day. long. He was great!!!

The last piece on that side! 2 down, 2 to go!

This is what it looked like when I left. Tyler and I had a two hour drive ahead so we left around 8:45. The guys worked until after 10:00. Yes, we have light here that late in the Northwest!!

Brian, Ashleigh and his parents stayed and worked all the next day too. Got it done!!! We'll leave the painting to the girls!!

Hubby moved into a new office at work recently and it needed some decorating (still does!).

We decided that since he's in the grocery business it would be fun to do a little vintage grocery decor.

I had an old Pepsi crate...

And a week ago I got 5 of these framed, original magazine ads from the 30's and 40's. We only got two of them hung, but know where we want the other ones! Hard to see with the glare, sorry!

I picked up this child's shopping cart a few years ago and had the royal baking powder sign.

An old coconut bin, coffee tin and Sunkist orange sign topped off the high cabinet.

We've been looking for things everywhere, but boy are they expensive!!! I really wanted an old grocer's scale, but they were anywhere from $60.00 to $200.00!!!!

On Saturday, before we went to Seattle for the "party", I stopped at a garage sale and found this:

It's dirty, doesn't actually work and weighs about 400 pounds, but for $2.00 I gladly took it off their hands!!! SCORE !!!!!

How was your weekend??


  1. That office is sooo fun with all the vintage grocery/food items. I can't believe you found that scale for $2.00! I need you to let me know when you find a great sale like this, after you get first pick of course ;)


    ps, and yes I tried to go to bed last night at 9:30 and it was way too light out!

  2. I love that vintage decor! Super neat.

  3. Does Brian know how lucky he is to have a woman to decorate his office?!? You have a great touch! Love the concept of the siding party!! PS We knew that mail was coming, but appreciate you checking - it takes a village you know!!

  4. Isn't is fun when you Score?!!!!!!

  5. Doing siding all weekend with your SIL, now that's a score!