Sunday, March 19, 2017

 
My flea market spot in Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market was stocked last week.  Newly added: books, Frankoma Easter Plate!, heart washcloths and . . . 

 
. . . new dishcloths!  I've decided to focus on vintage colors in my dishcloths to coordinate with your vintage-decorated kitchen, or simply to give you a smile when you see the vintage colors (and they trigger a memory of that old "harvest gold" or "avocado green" refrigerator you had when you were a kid)!  The dishcloths are in vintage-inspired colors from the "Vintage 50s", "Retro 60s" or "Retro 70s".  Also still available are dish towels: Vintage-inspired "Pig Meal" feed sack and "Chicken's Beware" . . . and much more! 
 
 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

 
Happy Valentine's Day!  Visit my booth (#113) at the Mineral Point (WI) Crazy Franks Indoor Flea Market for a wonderful selection of vintage and handmade . . . warm vintage-inspired slouchy hats (if you need one, visit soon, they'll be leaving by the end of the month), vintage cake pan (lovely red/red-orange color, a bright pop of color for your kitchen!), vintage mason jar (pints and quarts available) soap dispensers, mason jar candle holders, mason jar vases, vintage-inspired kitchen towels (rooster and pig feed!), everyone's favorite crocheted dishcloths in perfect vintage colors, crystal, vases, pottery, milk crate, rustic pail with red handle, and much more!

 
Romantic, vintage cookie cutter/ cookie mold hanging pieces, lovely to give as a gift or take home to add to your decor! 


Monday, January 30, 2017


I've moved!  Booth #113 at the Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point has moved to the main (entrance) room!  If you've visited before, instead of taking the left hallway to enter the side rooom, go straight and I'm the 3rd or 4th booth on the left.  Look for my "Booth #113" and "Welcome to my Vintage Store" signs!

New additions:  "Chicken (Beware) Dinner" Dish Towels, "Pig Meal" Feed Sack-like Dish Towels, Retro Eye Glasses Cases . . . and Vintage Pint Jar Soap Dispensers are back in stock (black lids and pumps) . . . both quart and pint are available once again (have fun picking your favorite vintage jar!).  Also many wonderful vintage Valentine's gifts! 
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017




Chicken, Stuffing and Cranberry Dish
(makes approx. enough for 3-4 people, double if necessary)

Have 10 minutes to make a quick, but hearty and warm lunch (or light supper)?  Try this, it will honestly take you only 10 minutes, start to finish!  Thank you, Michele Wilder for the recipe!

1 box Stove Top Stuffing (lower sodium chicken)
1 can (12 oz) 100% Natural Chicken
1/4 cup dried Cranberries
1 2/3 cup Water
4 T Margarine

1 bag Frozen, Steam-In-Bag Veggies

In a saucepan, put 1 2/3 cup water and 4 T margarine (or butter), the partially drained chicken and cranberries.  Bring to a boil, remove from heat, fold in Stove Top Stuffing, cover with lid and let sit for 5 min.  Throw a bag of Steam-In-Bag veggies into the microwave according to directions on the bag.  By the time the veggies are done, the stuffing dish will be ready too!

Add fresh fruit and glasses of milk to the table and you have a well-balanced meal!

 
Booth #113 at the Crazy Franks Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point was restocked yesterday! 
Take a look!
 
 
New dishcloths (including heart shapes!) and new hats (new design with a cute braided look going down the side of a slouchy!).  New Valentine's Day items, window catchers and decorated vintage cookie cutter and tart pans, perfect for gift giving!  There's even a vintage Charlie Brown Valentine's book!

 
Many mason jars for your vintage, farmhouse, rustic chick and more decorating styles!  I've added mason jar flower frog lids (galvanized) that make flower arranging easy!
 
Special Note:  I'll be moving the booth before the end of the month!!!  The new location is brighter and in the first room (instead of taking the left hallway to enter the side room, go straight and it'll be the 3rd or 4th booth on the left).  Look for my "Booth #113" and "Welcome to my Vintage Store" signs.

Monday, December 26, 2016

ETSY SALE! 





In honor of Christmastide (the traditional 12 days of Christmas, from Christmas Eve through January 5) celebrating the birth of Jesus, I have a 10% off coupon for my Etsy shop.  Simply enter CHRISTMASTIDE in the coupon code area when checking out. 

Visit my shop at www.lovinghugs.etsy.com


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!
 
For the grace of God has been revealed,
bringing salvation to all people.
Titus 2:11

Thursday, December 15, 2016

 
Christmas is only 9 days away!!  Here's a little peak at what's in the booth at Mineral Point (Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market, booth #113).

 
Vintage Jello Mold and Spool Christmas Tree

 
Vintage Cookie Cutter Ornament

Monday, December 5, 2016


First (accumulating) snow of the season!  It's so pretty and makes everything look fresh again.  It also brings us indoors, beside a cozy fire . . . perfect time to read a good book, watch a movie, play a game (you know, all those inside things we start thinking of this time of year). 
 
 
My booth (#113) at Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point (WI) is filled with wonderful ideas for Christmas decorating and gift-giving! 
Restocked 12/1.
 
 
Vintage cake carrier, vintage pink windup (working) clock, vintage linens wall hanging, vintage-inspired iphone/cellphone cases, ipad case and eyeglass cases.
 

 
Vintage decorated spool, vintage-inspired glass jar candle burner/holder, vintage funnel and jar lid Christmas tree ornaments.  Many wonderful items to choose from at over 100 booths in Mineral Point (WI)!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving!!
 
 
The turkeys came to our yard for Thanksgiving today (20 of them in this group).  They love the remnants of our little straw bale garden (brussel sprouts).  No, we're not eating any of these turkeys, we just love watching them.  It's exciting to see how many come by each day. 
 
Today's a great day to remember what we're thankful for . . . God (and His Word), Jesus (and His sacrifice on the cross for ME), the Holy Spirit (to guide my days), family (blood relatives and our close church family), friends, warm home, wood stove, cuddly dog, chickens, roomy van, coming snow, running water, venison in the freezer, tea and coffee, Christmas music, freedoms we have as Americans, vintage shopping, new washing machine, . . .  I could go on and on, I have so much to be thankful for.  What are you thankful for today?
 
Crazy Franks indoor flea market in Mineral Point is stocked full and ready for Christmas shoppers!!  Over 100 vendors have their booths full of wonderful vintage and antique and some art/crafts.  It's a great place to shop, you'll be sure to find that "extra special something" you're looking for! 
 
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  ~Colossians 3:17

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


New arrivals at the Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point, WI!  Look for BOOTH #113, in the room to the left.  I'll be stocking more items for Christmas before Thanksgiving!  Shop now for the best selection for Christmas presents.  Stop in, it's worth it!  The indoor flea market is filled with vendors selling everything vintage and antique!

Looking for a Craft Fair to attend this weekend?  Visit the Richland Center Middle School Annual (Opening Day of Deer Hunting) Craft Fair on Saturday!  See you there!

Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop (link to the right), my shop is now reopened with vintage finds!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Let your light shine!



Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven. 

In this world of darkness, let your light shine!  Can the people you meet today, see Christ in you?  Are you a witness for Him in what you do and say?  A pleasant smile, kind word, or helpful act can all help to show Christ to the world and can sometimes lead to an opportunity to share the message of salvation with someone special that God has put in your path.

Praise God for the opportunity to shine His light!

WI Indoor Flea Market!


Looking for the elusive vintage find or that perfect "something" to go with your new home decor?

If you're living in WI, or planning to visit, make a stop at Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point!  There, you'll find my booth (pic above) full of my wonderful collections and finds from estate sales, auctions, etc.  Newly added this week . . . vintage milk crate and Hills Bros Coffee tin!  Stop in, it's full of vendors!  www.crazyfranks.com

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Stillness and a Bathroom Update

Be Still.  Simple words with a powerful meaning.

Have you seen this bible verse lately?  Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).  It's a commonly used verse that often presents a little different meaning.

What does "be still" mean?  Some say to "sit quietly" and listen.  I think "let go" or "hands off" are meanings that make the most sense to me.  Take your hands off trying to control your own life and let the Lord God take over.  We know that He is in charge, when we stop fighting Him by trying to do our own thing our own way, He will lead us and guide us in His ways.  We were designed to glorify Him, let Him help you do that!  Can you take your "hands off"?

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On a creative note ... here's a neat new addition to our bathroom I just finished today.  I bought a 1950s (?) Chrome cabinet, made a hanging picture frame jar for holding cotton squares and qtips, and attached both to a homemade rustic wood backdrop.  Turned out great!

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

This World is NOT My Home

 
This World is not my home,
I'm just a passing thru.
My treasures are laid up,
somewhere beyond the blue.
("This World Is Not My Home" hymn, 1937)
 
As the world around us changes, I have nothing to worry about.  As a believer in Jesus, redeemed by His shed blood on the cross (He died to pay for MY sins), I know this sinful earth is not my home, I have a guaranteed spot in Heaven with Jesus!
 
Keep your eyes on Jesus, He is the only one who can save us! I don't have to worry, He is always with me, caring about everything I do.  I am never alone!
 
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day . . . for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
~2 Corinthians 4:16-18