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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rainy Day Finds

It's been raining the past couple of days. We weren't supposed to get rain today, they said it would be in the southern coal fields, well they were wrong. It also rained in the Jackson County farmlands.

We were able to go to the roadside sale before it rained. I didn't get much, I'm trying to cut back on my thrift shopping, but I got a few things.

a silver plated butter dish. . .

. . . and a non matching salt and pepper shaker. I thought they were cute, and who knows, I might find a match to them somewhere else. It's happened before.

Another pretty pepper shaker.

I can add these to my collection.

We also went to the Resource Center, or as the locals affectionately call it. . . The Quarter Store.

I got books and magazines! The magazines are only 10 cents each and the books are 25 cents each.

A few for me . . .

A few for my husband. . .

And a few for my wood working son. . .

More for my son. . .

Do you think they will take the hint and make me something? I hope so.

Now, onto another subject.

Help! I got crazy the other day and took on the challenge to write 7 picture books in 7 days. These will hopefully be stories I can go back to later and edit and make into good books.
I've only finished three so far! I'm running out of ideas. Do any of you have a good or unique idea for a child's picture book? I'm open for suggestions.


  1. Hi, I love all of your treasures, the salt and pepper shakers are so fine. They look good together. As far as the books, humm I'm not sure.
    I'm sure you have done one on horses
    a garden book of how an acorn grows. or plants grow?
    one about the stars or the Universe
    how too book on making cute cards as gift..
    my DG loves books on dancing and little balerinas
    Sorry can't be much help.

  2. Janet,
    My Mother collected Salt & Pepper
    Shakers! Yours are really cute!
    Great finds on the mags!

  3. Hey got some goodies there...well now for the books...
    don't know what subjects you already about "Let's go Hiking"...or exploring...or fishing...or can't be that hard to think of subjects for children's books....good luck!

  4. Cute little salt and pepper shakers!
    This would be a good time for wildflower pictures or maybe baby critters. I'll let you know if I come up with anything else.

  5. Your rainy day finds look so fun! Thrift is my favorite kind of shopping.
    I had thought of writing about a little goat named "Yogurt".

  6. Love the treasures you found. What about a pig and an acorn for one of your books ; )

  7. Janet,

    I enjoyed seeing all of your finds. I wish we had a store where we could buy magazines for a quarter.

    As far as picture book ideas. There are millions. It's the unique twist that is hard to decipher. Eric Carle has some great picture books and you may get some ideas from looking through his. Kids love his books.

    If you have time, drop in to the children's department of the local library and look through picture books there. Ideas may come to you while looking through them.


  8. Love all the great finds. I have the book "The Best Loved Poems of the American People."
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.


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