Some Holiday goodies.. and Teegan
Teegan is NOT going to be spoiled. Nope! No way! I mean, how hard can it be to say "no" to a lil' kid who can't even talk back or throw a tantrum? She obviously needed....NEEDED....a place to sit. So I went to the big antique mall figuring I'd see a couple of vintage wood high chairs, and hopefully reasonably priced. (not that I have a clue what reasonable would be on something like that). Well they had ONE in that huge place of 500 dealers. And it was more than I wanted to pay. But if they'd had a dozen, THIS would still have been the one I wanted. I tried to resist it, honest! (where the heck was the Voice of Reason when I needed it!! Instead I got the little Shopping Devil on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, that I HAD to get THIS high chair for Teegan.) What can I say, I am a weak person.
Its a little big for her unfortunately.... :o( She might need to sit on a pillow!
My DD is out of town for a few days and I'm going over to feed her dogs twice a day...so I grabbed the little rocker and brought it home just so Teegan could get her photo taken in it. This rocker is 90 yrs old! It belonged to my dad's older brother when he was a toddler, then it was my Dad's. Its pretty beat up, and two legs were taped up long ago. (my Dad thought duct tape was the solution to everything! LOL) But my DD (and I) love it. I'm glad I thought to get it for photos with Teegan, I think Dad would have gotten a kick out of her sitting in it.
And then she got a SURPRISE in the mail from her "Aunt Jeanne". A beautiful LAVENDER coat, and a darling PURPLE dress! Plus a picture of Dollbaby came with the surprise. In the first photo, you can't see the coat sleeves, but Teegan is modeling it in the second so everyone can see how lovely it is on her. (She will model the purple dress another time for you.)
Thank you, Aunt Jeanne! ;o)
And of course, I left my self-control at home and bought MORE Fall AND Halloween decor. I swear, the minute I walk out the front door, it just refuses to leave the house and gets left behind. The Nutcracker really is for Xmas, but I noticed that his colors look good on the counter with the Fall stuff so he may just stay out the rest of the year. The tiny leaves are candleholders. The sweet little bird, on the ACORN, has a berry in his mouth. And I couldn't resist the framed print.."Under a Pumpkin Moon". It was just $7.
The only Halloween rats I ever bought were those little rubber ones, with the red eyes, from Dollar Tree that come in a bag. But they aren't 'cute', just creepy. When I saw this resin Rat Trio, they cracked me up. They are "pondering things" and made me smile at their goofy faces. So they are now in one of the curios.
Nomoreshopping, Nomoreshopping, Nomoreshopping, Nomoreshopping ! (my new mantra)
PS...Punk, I have to agree with Jeanne...at this age, being a Mommy isn't the best idea. LOL. I think I make a much better Grandma for Teegan. (and NO, I haven't broken the news to Mr O. yet that we have her. Maybe I'll wait till she starts college.)