The Old Tattered Flag

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Craft fair, a 5K and lots of new goodies coming soon, plus Sis offers a giveaway!

We've had a nice couple of rejuvenating days.  On Friday Mom and I drove up to St. Louis and of course had to hit Joann's and Hobby Lobby for our craft fix.  After lunch at Olive Garden we headed over the the "Festival of the Little Hills" in St. Charles.  What a nice festival.  There were 300 craftsman  and lots of good food booths, and live music.  It was all along the brick lined street and along the river.  Of course we managed to get a few goodies.  

Saturday morning we participated in the "Run for the Fallen" on Fort Leonard Wood. 
 We walked 3.1 miles for a good cause.  We can never forget those who have paid the ultimate price and their families.
At about mile 2.5 Mom recited her whole breakfast order to me, so we headed to Cracker Barrel afterwards!!

Festival of the Little Hills in St. Charles, MO.

This little cutie was in a jewelry booth.  He wasn't dancing, but was trying to get another dog's attention....

We ran into Chris Farr who owns The Sunshine Shed.  She makes the most wonderful primitive ceramic pieces.  She has this great technique of painting them to look rusty.  Love this owl Mom got!!  Check out her stuff:
I hadn't seen Chris for 6 years and always loved her stuff, I have several pieces.  It was good to see her!

 Her daughter also makes the most amazing jewelry:
I think it's important to promote our Made in the USA artists......and these are two good ones!!

Meet "Ralph".  He is a frivolous purchase.  There was absolutely no need for me to get him, but you know how when you see something you say, "oh it's mine".  He's going to go in the new shop when we move, draped with an American Flag.  
So, I haven't mentioned this yet, because we still have a couple more weeks worth of work to do, but Mom and I are going to debut our "Artsy Phartsy" section on the website very soon.  We have been collecting neat "gently used" clothing and are jazzing it up with stitching/scarves/handmade stitched or vintage looking jewelry.  We will also have handmade wool capes, cover ups, ponchos, etc and purses in addition to some other goodies.  We are very excited for this.  Keep watching for it in the next few weeks. 

Necklaces...coming soon!

Artsy Phartsy punch needle necklaces coming soon!!
 The other day I was watching the St. Louis news and was pleasantly surprised to see a story about two hookers.  They have taken on the challenge of hooking a rug for each President.  It was interesting.  If you'd like to watch the video click here (and I love the title):

And last but not least, we love to have Giveaways, but this time it's not us, but my Sister.  She has decided to have a Giveaway.  Read about it at:

How Fun!!  I'm partial to the Sunflower!!

A Giveaway, which do you like?

Happy Sunday everyone...
Until next time....

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About Me

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.