the dairy queen

When your husband says he has a present for you, you never expect it to be the lemon shaped sign from The Dairy Queen, but what a nice surprise indeed. Thomas has a friend who is in the sign removal business and asked him if he would want this one. It is surprisingly light weight, and has a thin wooden frame that will make it easy to hang on the wall. They resell the parts that made it light up, but it is sad to think the sign would have been trashed.

Tonight we are going to move the cuckoo clock collection and two large window panes that we have hanging on our wall (not actual windows ;) and get our new sign hung up.


This week we picked up our third farm share, and I thought I would make a post :) I’ve been recording a photo of each week over on my flickr, and it has been lots of fun thus far. We won’t be here to pick up our next share (we go every other week) but my sister-in-law is going to grab it for us and share some of the bounty.

So far it has been a lot of greens, which is to be expected. We get salad mix every week, and have gotten things like kale, broccoli rabe, bok choy, spinach, lettuce, green onions, green garlic. Fresh spices like chives, thyme, and parsley. We’ve gotten a little splash of color with radishes, and today we got broccoli for the first time, and garlic scapes which I have been interested to try.

If your interested to see what we end up getting through November you can keep an eye on this flickr set. I’m going to try and take more photos of the food I make from our shares too, I’ve been quite slacking in that department :)


Not all of this stuff was thrifted at one time…Just here and there over the last month or so. The pyrex and the tablecloth (vintage flat sheet) were both thrifted. The little embroidery kit is so adorable! I hope to get it finished and maybe sewn into the center of a pillow.

The super find of 2 cuckoo clocks and 1 barometer were at a flea market that Tom and I stumbled across in Frederick. They were all being sold by the same person, and we were more then happy to add them to our collection!

Last is one of the books I mentioned on my previous thrift shopping post. It is a beautiful edition of Mother Goose. I cannot remember the last time I set foot in a mall, that is just not my kind of shopping. But give me a flea market, thrift shop….I cannot resist stopping just to see :) You just never know what treasure you might find.