Monday, April 6, 2009


Our garage sale trip this Saturday yielded this adorable little angel. He was just $3.00 and he is SO heavy. Perfect for my front porch!!

I do this sometimes. I find something I like..and know..sort of go nuts with it! This year it was moss! See all the moss stuffed in the basket in the middle of my dining room table? I also did the top of my hutch with sheet moss which I have already posted... yes...this year it is moss!
I have this collection of Westmoreland glass that has been going on for years. I sort of lost interest in them..and then..I met Mary at The Little Red House! Well, anyone who knows her KNOWS she can began collecting again. I had two of these and this is the smaller of the two. Mary had mentioned something about moss around Christmas...and I loved the idea. So..when Easter decorating came around I did the moss thing and in went the moss and two of my favorite bunnies went right on top! Loved it!

The second I stuck under glass in my cloche.

I FINALLY found the rooster lamp I wanted. It was on ebay and is from the Horchow collection. The lighting is very soft and I really liked the details.

Here is a closer look at the rooster itself. PERFECT!

Love to all,


  1. Love the rooster lamp... hope you got a steal of a deal on it... and the angel on your steps... *sigh.... my week-end finds just don't match up to yours.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. Di...I quickly looked at the time on this post..and thought "OH THANK GOD..she is at least speaking to me! :) Yeah...I did good with that angel! I am delighted you like her.


  3. Very nice little angel you got there.

    But isn't that MY rooster lamp. I'm sure it is. I'll be over to get it.


  4. OH NO..she found out!! Quick, where can I hide it!!!??

  5. Awww...such cute things you have found for your adorable home!! I love rooster lamps, too. The little angel is just precious! Wonderful finds!!!


  6. Aw! Everything is so pretty! I really like that lamp! Actually I really like everything LOL.

    All the best,

  7. Hi Mona! Oh, I need that rooster lamp! He's adorable! Love the milk glass and how your mossed it up with bunnies and eggs. Oh, you can never use too much stuff, do you think?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. In my gardencenter I used a lot of moss every Christmas and some at easter. Moss is never wrong! But one can get a lot of funny little animals in the house though :-)
    A great rooster!

  9. Oh Mona you inspire me so much to do something with my home..You always do everything so right..Now the old wheels are turning in my head again..I have a whole pack of that moss...Now I get mine at the nursery...did you know you can get it there and its much cheaper than at the store? any way just wanted to share a money tip with I know you live off of SS like I do...Now girl you got a deal on that angel..I when yard saleing on Friday and also got some new treasurers for the house..which I didn't need as I have no room left now...But you know how it is when it SCREAMS your name ha ha!! Love ya girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria Oh from my house to Pomona is 7 hours and I think Riverside is like 2 hours from there so I am guessing its about 9 hour trip here Mona...but you are always WELCOME to come...and I mean that..

  10. I just love moss...and I love your angel...
    I am looking high and low for a black and white checked shade for my little bunny lamp..After I saw your daughter's lamp with the checked shade, I knew I had to have one!

  11. Hi Mona,
    I can't wait for garage sales to start in our area. I had stopped going to them, as they aren't as good as they were in my old town. After seeing all your finds...I'm inspired to get my wallet and drive around.
    I love the look of moss too. Thanks for the sweet comments at my place today.

  12. I just love the rooster lamp but then I love all things rooster.

  13. Love the little angel and the rooster lamp! I'm very into moss right now too. Love that you used moss on your buffet! I wish I'd used that instead of Easter grass under my holiday decorations!


  14. Dear Mona,
    I really find it hard to believe that anyone actually reads my blog, let less finds inspiration there! lol

    I found a pretty milk glass piece on Monday. I'll have to post a pic soon. LOVE your Westmoreland glass with the moss and bunnies!!!

    And I also love the rooster lamp. Have you seen a pic of mine? I'll have to find the link for you... I think I probably posted it back in 2007...

    Don't you just love garage sales? ;)

  15. It's just me again, Mona..
    just making sure things are ok with you....??
    I have been at the hospital all day long...I should be a GREAT grandmother in another few hours. Granddaughter's water broke at 6 this morning and here it is 9 pm and she is only dilated to a 5. Looks like it will be a few more hours yet. I just got home and thought of you, for some reason...Hope everything is ok...
    See ya later, sister friend..
    xo bj

  16. Love your precious angel...and a Horchow rooster lamp...WOW! Way to's beautiful! Now you have me thinking about what I need to put some moss in or on! :-) Susan

  17. Oh my I love the bunnies in your glass. Wonderful idea.


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