Tinker Around

Welcome to my blog. It is full of basic projects and tutorials for things that I have done and feel like others out there would benefit from learning too. Be sure to take time to leave me a comment. Thanx, Pam

Friday, April 20, 2012

Shopping the Antiquibles Antique Mall

Happy Friday!!!  What better thing to share today...a shopping trip!!!  I went with friends this last week to one of my favorite shopping places  *drum roll here*   

A portion of an antique store is devoted to Barbara and David Hays' 7,000+ dog-related collectibles, accumulated since 1967.
94300 I-35 N, Waco, TX
4 mi. north of Waco, I-35 Exit 345 east side of Frontage Rd in Antiques Mall in the back.
Daily 10 am -6 pm. Closed Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving. (Call to verify)

And now, I will let the pictures speak for themselves!  Needless to say, we spent quite a while here.  It is a great day trip from Dallas area.  Be sure to wear comfy shoes, and it does get warm in there with all the walking and shopping.  They are great about coming and emptying your arms while you shop though, and that is awesome!  So, without further ado...

Did you have fun seeing all this??  And it isn't even a drop in the bucket of everything there!!  Want another idea of how BIG this place really is...

Yep!!!  I had fun!!!!  When you go, be sure to tell them that Pam with the blog sent you!  Have fun and feel free to leave comments below!  See ya in a couple of weeks!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Shopping in Carrollton, Texas on the Square

Just had to share a couple of places that we went shopping at on our last vacation.  IF there is one thing that you should all know about me by now...it is that I love to shop and find a bargain.  I think that the folks in Carrollton should advertise their city just a bit more!!!  There is also a nice little quilt shop, some dress shops, little eating places, ...  I had a blast and Darrell seemed to enjoy himself too!

The pictures can pretty well speak for themselves.  And the lady that working there was so nice.  They were down one of the little side streets.  Don't forget those streets when shopping in an old town.  The shops there are usually a less expensive rent, and so there are where some of your "mom & pop" shops are located.

And then, this next shop was like the total opposite.  I loved it there too, and we bought several little bird items.  Had a great time visiting with the shop owners.  

That is all for now.  Oh, wait, don't leave yet.  Just remembered that I also wanted to show you some of the great purchases that I have been making off of the facebook online garage sale sites.  I will just post the pictures and tell you what I paid, you can decide if you think I got a bargain or not.

 I got the white canister set with scoops for $5.  Toy phone was fifty cents.  The gold wall shelves were $3 for both, they will get painted and look shabby chic when I am finished with them.  The two trays in the front...one has feet on it!... were fifty cents total.   The table below is a bit rough and needs some love...I paid $3.  And, I can't wait to get it all painted up and ready to sell at one of my shows or online!!!

ALMOST forgot to tell you, the one below, has made in Italy stamped underneath.  I really WON!!!!


So...how do you think that I did??  I thought is was an all around win/win !!!!   Well, I have gotten quite a few tables here lately, so I better get off here and go start painting.  If you are interested in a hand painted table or anything else, please leave me a comment.  Just sign in under google, that should work.  See ya in a couple weeks.  - Pam