This first photo is of "I can read" books along with phonics and kindergarten CD's for my grandson who is 5. He started sounding out words when he was 3 thanks to "Letter Factory" and "Word Factory". My daughter and I would use letter tiles to make 3-letter words and he would say the word for us. As a retired teacher, I always stress phonics with my grandson and, now that he is in kindergarten, we have him read simple books to us. Therefore, I'm happy that I stumbled upon these books and CD's to further enrich his reading skills.
For some reason I was really drawn to these two shelves. Too bad I couldn't take a decent picture of them! These will go into the bedroom that my mother used before she passed away.
I thought that these two photo albums were cute. I could use about 100 of these for all the photos that I still have to organize of my grandchildren.
This is a large spider web table cloth that I found at a sale while I was in Tucson. I can use it as a table cloth, or repurpose it to make cute valances for the arches in my house.
These 3 wall hangings are so adorable! I can't wait to put them in my granddaughter's room. They are larger than they appear in this photo and they are quite sturdy. Not bad for $3.00 each!
I helped a friend organize her sale and I came across this 1969 LIFE magazine. She told me to take it and I was more than happy to as my grandchildren will now have a great reference for the first moon-landing. This magazine will be added to the historic ones that my father saved along with his original WWII newspapers. My grandchildren will have history at their fingertips.
I found this wall sconce on Craig's List. This lady was selling everything in her house so I bought this candle sconce for one of my entry walls.
I also bought this pastry holder from the wall sconce lady. The plates and the pastery came with the holder and I just added some Halloween stuff to the top plate.
I went to an estate sale on a Friday and I bought a doll and an apothecary jar. I returned on Saturday and I found this darling circular picture of a teapot and roses. The person running the estate sale said that they had just found this piece and put it out about an hour before I got to the sale. I'm glad that I returned on Sat. This, too, will go into my mom's old room.
These two teacup and teapot pictures will accompany the circular picture when I organize my mom's room.
Finally the apothecary jar! This was at the estate sale and I'm still not sure why I bought it. I will probably use it for holidays to display certain themes...I'm not sure yet.
I also bought 6 boxes of ornaments that will be used to make a wreath at an upcoming luncheon. I'll post the ornaments later this week.