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Monday, May 31, 2010

On Being A Lucky Duck

I am a Lucky Duck.
I hope that I am also a grateful Duck, and remember to focus on the good all around me.

I've got both my daughters here for this beautiful holiday weekend,
and Annie repeated her decorating feat of last year --
she tarted up That Old House in patriotic bling:

Memorial Day 2009:

How lucky is that? Two years in a row with crazy Dollar Tree decor!
But that's not all.

On Saturday, Annie and I were supposed to go to the mill ends store for some fabric, but by the time we got there it was closed. Luckily, there's a big Goodwill Store nearby. We swam on over.

We got some really neat stuff, including this reproduction silverplated fan vase by Godinger:

I haven't polished it up yet.

I really like the piercings along the top border:

I think it cost $2. There's one on eBay right now for $25.

Lucky, lucky . . . but luckier still -- another item we found at Goodwill for $7.
It is worth about forty times that amount.
I'll blog about it tomorrow, once I am over the shock.

Also tomorrow, something from the estate sale we went to on Sunday.
More lucky-duckness.


At That Old House we are lucky that this year, the deer are staying away from our old roses, behind the house. So for this Memorial Day, we've got many shades of red a-bloom; that is lucky indeed!


Ready for another Lucky-Duck-Tale?
I am a Winner!
Nancy's Daily Dish sponsored a Giveaway for a $30 Gift Certificate to
Weaves Beads, which does some really lovely beaded serving pieces; you can click
on the highlighted words to visit Nancy's lovely blog, or visit the Etsy shop of Weaves Beads.
Thank you, Nancy! I am looking forward to "spending" my gift certificate.

And, finally . . .

This Memorial Day, I am conscious of how lucky I am to live in these United States.
I owe that to the dedication and sacrifice of other Americans, who gave their time,
their youth, sometimes their lives, so that I could be as lucky as I am.
It is that individual.
They served, so I did not have to.

To my Dad, Howard's Dad, my brothers, to our friends in the military,
and to the thousands of people who served and are serving still . . .
Thank You just doesn't seem a big enough phrase, but it's all I've got.

I'm showing off our cottage at Cielo's House in the Roses
Show Off Your Cottage Monday.

And Mary of Little Red House, whose Red House has been hopping with kids home, too,
has gorgeous spring flowers in her beautiful collage for Mosaic Monday.

Have a happy and safe holiday. . . . quack quack! -- Cass


  1. Quack quack!! You are one lucky gal. Love your Goodwill find. Can't wait to see what else you got. Your roses are gorgeous! Have a wonderful day. Love & blessings from NC!

  2. Cass,

    You just find the best stuff! And all the time! Your house looks wonderful.


  3. Cass, I hate you! Actually, you know I love you but I am SO jealous!! Gorgeous!!!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Oh yes you are one lucky duck! That Old House was made for the tart-look! Fabulous. **kisses** Deb

  5. Well, hello there, you little lucky ducky! ;) That old house is looking so spiffy with her patriotic attire on! What a sweet daughter to do this.
    Oh, my goodness...I'm truly in love with that silver fan vase! I've never seen anything like that! You little lucky ducky!! :)
    Can't wait to see your other treasure. You sure do know how to lead people on, don't you! ;)
    Happy Memorial day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Your house looks so Patriotic and I can't wait to hear about your fan. The carving is so intricate! Keep you flag-a-wavin'! Joan

  7. Annie did a great job on the decorations, and your flowers are beautiful. I really like the fan vase and at a nice price.
    Hope you are enjoying the day,

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Glad I checked in on yours-I LOVE an old house and a girl who shops at Goodwill! :)


  9. What great decorating is that!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing about your fab new find . . . . and I HAD a vase like that -- but got rid of it because I never used it!!!!

  10. Awesome vase, love your pictures! That porch just looks like it is calling out, "come sit awhile, enjoy the view, and have a nice little chat". . .

  11. Cass! What a wonderful find! I am in love! I am going to Ebay! Your price is so great. But I think Ebay price is worth it! lol Tell me what you clean it with, Please I have a lot of silver that needs polishing! Love love love love love this vase!

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  13. OK---Let's try this again.
    Love the finds and look forward to seeing
    what else you purchased.
    Happy Holiday Monday to you.

    See you soon.


  14. Your home looks so pretty all decked out for the holiday. that was a great find too-sounds like you are on a lucky streak!


  15. Very pretty! I can hardly wait to see your big reveal though! A big pat on the back to your daughter, your porch looks fabulous! You are a lucky duck!

  16. Lovely find! Can't wait til next post to see your new "treasure" find!

  17. Amazing find at goodwill. Your house is fabulous. Don't you think flowers help make a house a home? I do.
    x, Candylei

  18. oh my your old house is darling all gussied up and i adore your thrifty treasure. pop on by for a visit,

  19. Wonderful! Kids and treasures -- what more could you ask for? Thanks so much for sharing. :)


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