Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's Christmas in Mineral Point!


Stop in Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market and visit my booth (#113, room to the right), it's all stocked up for Christmas!  You can shop all afternoon, visiting multitudes of booths filled with antiques, vintage items, Christmas treasures, one-of-a-kind art & craft pieces . . . there's something for EVERYONE!  Don't wait, shop early for the best selection!


Snowball & ragball bowl fillers, handmade mitten ornaments, Christmas centerpieces and wall decor . . .


. . . vintage Christmas books, mason jars, kitchen towels and dishcloths . . .


. . . trees, vintage inspired bags, and so much more!

Merry Christmas!

Looking for something to do during December in WI?  Here are a few opportunities:

Richland Center: Community Players of SW WI is putting on a production of A Christmas Story (from Jean Shepheard's classic movie with Ralphie), 12/8 & 12/9 @7pm, 12/10 @2pm, 12/14 - 12/16 @7pm. Tickets at the door. http://madstage.com/Shows/achristmasst171119.html

Mt. Horeb:  Christkindlmarket @Century Barn (2505 Hwy 78), 11/30-12/1 from 4-9 pm, 12/2-12/3 from 1-9 pm. Live musical entertainment, food, drinks, carriage rides, children's crafts, trees, vendors selling crafts.  Free admission.

Spring Green:  Country Christmas, 12/1-12/2 (plus other opportunities the next weekend). 12/1 @6pm Holiday Light Parade, tree lighting, reading of The Grinch. 12/2 craft show @the high school from 9-3, cookie walk & bazaar @the SG Community Church 9-3, bake & book sale @the library 9 am, FIREWORKS at North Park @6pm.

Get out and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Many prayers for Texas!

Many prayers are going out for Texans involved in the flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  One of the most amazing live press releases I watched today . . . the police chief of Houston, emotionally reporting on the recovery mission and death of a well-loved fellow officer who got caught in the flooding on his way to report to work.  What a tragedy to have to report, but at the same time, he gave the news with great hope, right there on live tv (thank you Jesus for live tv during these times).  The officer was a believer in Jesus Christ as his Savior, which is of great comfort to his wife and all those who knew him.   The police chief asked this man's now-widow, (my paraphrase) "if this was his day to go, wouldn't he have wanted to go while doing service to his community instead of any other way?", and her answer was "yes."  We can have comfort in the knowledge that those who are believers in Jesus as their only Savior, will be in immediate Paradise.  As sad as we are to lose them from our presence here, we know they are now spending eternity with our Lord Jesus and we can do the same!  Praise the Lord!  Don't wait until it's too late.  

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. ~2 Cor. 5:8

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  ~Romans 6:23


Booth move!


Another move!  Stop in at Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market (full of vintage and antique treasures) and visit my newly moved and re-designed booth!  Still #113, I've moved to the large room on the right (as you walk in, turn right, enter the large room, go straight ahead until you come to the back wall, turn right, I'm just a little ways on your left).  The new move allows me to be a little more creative with my booth design and I'm loving it so far!

Coming soon:  more mason jars (coming this week), more vintage-inspired bags (coming next month), and more!  Check it out, lots of vintage, antique, and vintage-inspired treasures for your home!  Don't forget to pick up a new dishcloth (vintage-inspired colors to choose from)!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Easy-care succulents in vintage containers . . . available in booth #113 at Crazy Frank's Indoor Flea Market in Mineral Point, WI. 


The one below is in a vintage Niagara Falls teacup!  Have a memorable trip to Niagara Falls?  How about this unique souvenir to remember your vacation?


Stop in this summer, new items being added regularly!



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