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Friday, March 22, 2013

Our 1st OPEN HOUSE and a bit of RANDOM

I am writing this on Friday night before our 
FIRST OPEN HOUSE.
Our weather hasn't been very nice the last couple days and
 TOMORROW it is supposed to be really WINDY. 
When it's spring and WINDY in West Texas,
we nearly always have a SAND STORM.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that it won't blow....

NO one wants to get out during a sandstorm.

If anyone DOES come to LOOK,
we have things looking nice and
smelling sooo good.
I bought a large, BEAUTIFUL bouquet this evening,
planning to make several smaller bouquets to place throughout the house.

Well, HELLO......
ALL my vases, packed and moved ...






never fear...
a quick trip to the 
SALVATION ARMY thrift store 

(it's only 4 blocks from our house...:))







   ...the bottle in the middle....
I didn't notice it at the store but when I got home and
started washing the containers, I saw some writing on the back...

 I couldn't get a good photo of the writing....
 


and when I Googled it
(you knew I WOULD),

I didn't find much on Price Booker but found that this bottle is one of their PICKLE bottles....

and the bottle (in perfect condition) I paid 19 cents for
check it out !!


ISN'T THAT CRAZY !!!

The photo on the left is from their site....and you can read it much better than mine.


 I put some red geraniums in my wire shelf...
love 'em.
 and THIS is so totally RANDOM ....

but because I want to
I am showing my new jar of JERGENS FACE CREAM
that I have used for over 50 years....
and it's ALWAYS had this pretty
PINK TOP !!






Just mopped the kitchen floor and am having a cup of 
POMEGRANATE TEA
and 
TRYING to relax.

"O, i hope hope hope
someone comes to see our house tomorrow...."


xoxo bj

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43 comments:

Sylvia said...

Have a great open house. Just think, you can list the pickle jar on eBay when you're finished with it.. could be the start of a new business. :-)

everythingsewing said...

Oh, I so hope your house sells right away. It is a wonderful place that has had ton's of love, so there has to be a perfect couple there to buy it.

What a find with that bottle, means you have good luck.

We get spring wind too, but not much dust unless you live in the hills.

Nonie

Linda said...

God speed in your home selling QUICKLY! Pretty PRETTY post! I know you will be glad to be done and in your new home. God SPEED!

Maureen said...

My fingers are crossed for no sandstorm, lots of visitors and a quick sale!

NanaDiana said...

I hope you have a wonderful open house. The flowers are gorgeous Love the Jergen's cream. I use Ponds..lol LOVE that pickle jar and you know you will never sell it!;>) xo Diana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Best of luck with the Open House today BJ! I hope the weather cooperates:@)

Vee said...

Oh I hope that you get many offers and have to choose one and that there's a bidding war because that would be nice and exciting. Wishing you all the best and praying, too. What a nice find with the bottle!

Beverly said...

I am hoping right along with you, dear friend. I know someone will love your house because it is wonderful. You could have knocked me over with a feather when you told us you were selling it.

Happy Pink Saturday, BJ.

Debbie said...

It's 8:00 our time so the big day hasn't started yet. I hope you don't have a wind storm, but if you do, I hope it blows a crowd in your direction anyway.

I know it all looks just picture perfect.

Kathleen Grace said...

A pickle jar for $44! The people way back when who bought their pickles in that jar would be laughing their heads off wouldn't they? Praying that your open house is successful!

Sue said...

Wishing you blue skies and many prospects, with a winner.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhh, I so hope someone comes to see your house too! It must be pretty as a picture, and they will want it, if they come. :-)

As soon as you sell your house, sell that 11 cent bottle and make a happy profit, to celebrate. -giggggles-

Fingers crossed!!! I'll be thinking of you, all day!!!!! Toes crossed too!!! :-)

Hugs,
"Auntie"

Theresa said...

Can't wait to hear about the Open House:) I feel sure it is going to go fast! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, HUGS!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm wishing you the very best! I hope this weekend is GREAT! Sweet hugs!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi BJ, I popped over from Vee's. Love your thrift store finds. The other day I bought a piece of majolica for $3 as a photography prop and looked it up on ebay. Stuff me! $175!!! I almost felt like running it back and telling them they've made a mistake. What do you say that when we're really old we start making money off these finds. Lol.

From the Kitchen said...

When we moved to Lubbock, it was January. When spring came bringing the first dust storm, I thought the world was coming to an end!! Hope the wind blows in a buyer for your home.

Best,
Bonnie

Beth said...

I am writing this on Saturday morning. I hope you have a tremendous open house with lots of visitors.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Best wishes for your open house, lots of visitors and a sale!!

Jackie said...

I hope you have a wonderful open house BJ.

God bless.

Stacey said...

BJ, it's the perfect time of year to sell a house. Take a deep breath and think positive thoughts. Your home is gorgeous!

Barbara F. said...

I am going to get myself a jar of Jergens. I wish you lots of good luck for the Open House. And congrats on that bottle!! That is a S*C*O*R*E!!!!! xo

Olive said...

Wishing many attend and that one BUYS. The bottle is a great score BJ.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
My prayer, dear friend, is that God sends someone to your home during Open House who is seeking a refuse for their family...and that they are welcomed with open arms!!! That's how we came to purchase On Crooked Creek!!! "Mr. Ed" and I felt as we entered our home, Jesus wrapped his arms around us and whispered..."Welcome Home"!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Hoping your open house is a success and you get multiple offers!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Best of luck with the open house. Hope it goes well with a huge turnout!

Madeline's Album said...

Hoping your open house is successful and that a buyer is among the lookers. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Darleen~ Places In The Home said...

Sending no sand storms and SOLD thoughts Texas way! Lovely touches make wonderful impressions on potential buyers, and you shine in that area.

Jergen's Face Cream is a classic- love the color and the wonderful scent. Great product, and great find at the SA. Don't you love it?

Have a wonderful and successful open house~
Darleen

Susy said...

1. It only takes one BJ ~ and God WILL send the one at just the right time. Trust that He's heard your prayer.

2. You could do a commercial about the benefits of using that cream for 50 years ~ you're beautiful (inside and out)

3. Yay for pickle-jar score!

xo

Susy said...

1. It only takes one BJ ~ and God WILL send the one at just the right time. Trust that He's heard your prayer.

2. You could do a commercial about the benefits of using that cream for 50 years ~ you're beautiful (inside and out)

3. Yay for pickle-jar score!

xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

They will come and I bet it sells quickly!
Great bottle. and Great price! better keep that baby!

podso said...

Hope the open house goes well, or went well. Don't you love it when you find a gem like that vase--or pickle bottle? Hope you pack that up for your move.

LV said...

May the first looker be the buyer. I am sure you have your present home looking very inviting.

A Quiet Corner said...

Good luck with your Open House...we never had one and really lucked out when our place sold. I have so many old things around here, I should look them up but who has time????...:)JP

Pondside said...

Good luck with the Open House - some sweet little family is going to come by and imagine 40 years of birthdays and graduations, weddings and grandchildren....and they'll make you the right offer!

Audrey said...

Oh bj, I bet your house looks lovely. Wishing you a quick sell in your open house.

Great buy on that pickle jar.

Noticed your temperature at 39° ... we are at 84°. Guess the cold wind is headed this way.

Blessings, my friend.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Sarah said...

I know your house looks charming. Wish I lived nearby, I stop in and smell the pretty flowers. '-)
Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking about you......Sarah

The Tablescaper said...

Hope it went well!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Babs said...

I hope the weather cooperated for your open house. Great find in the bottle and I love the Jergens face cream, too. That and Fruit of the Earth vitamin E cream. I think it's made in Texas.

kitty said...

What a deal on the bottle and best of luck with the sell of your house. I need to get some Jergens to look as pretty as you!

Diane said...

Oh, good luck!! It looks like everything is ready. I have been in one sand storm in my life and that was one too many - awful! That bottle was a true find - love the shape!

AshTreeCottage said...

I wish you every bit of luck selling your home. Whoever buys it will be getting a nest built with love!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful flowers for your Open House! I have my fingers and toes crossed for you to have a great one. I google just about everything too. Wow, who knew old pickle bottles would go for a small fortune. I’ll have to go through all my old bottles now. I remember that face creme, used it plenty. It was my mom’s favorite too. Hope you can relax now that the open house is over. If you have another one it won’t seem so stressful. Have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

BJ,
Hope your Open House went well.....

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter too!!

Hugs,
Deb