Sunday, March 8, 2015

Get into the Swing of Spring!

Seriously, is Spring ever coming?? Our mornings are cold, cold, cold....but my thoughts are about Spring!

Last year, we found a great old glider swing at the thrift store in town, everything was in working order...except no cushions, or pillows. As you have probably guessed, we love yellow and speaks Spring! We found some great vintage fabric with birds, just enough to make a couple pillows and think they completed the look we were wanting for this vintage Swing......picture perfect!!

Hope you love how it turned out as much as we did!!

oxo Glad & Celia

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Love Letter


                                                            Richard and Arline Feynman

Dear Friends,

I've been anxious to write to you all week. I would love to share with you a love letter from the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman to his wife Arline.

It's said that he carried this letter for two years after her death. It was worn down, folded & refolded. So, this means the letter was written but never mailed, and he had it with him for two years. A letter of love! Gives me goosebumps!!!

This is a gorgeous letter written by a person who is hard-wired for logic, yet knows that his connection to something ephemeral (her memory, her being) is real to him.
A scientist taking a logical approach to grief, and allowing himself to feel the entire ebb & flow of love, in the presence of death.

The letter leaves me wondering who this amazing woman was...

Also, it was also interesting to me, that every letter he ever wrote was addressed with name and date, even to his wife. This letter touches my heart, as I'm sure it will yours too. It may even prompt you to write a love letter to your sweetheart.

To Arline Feynman, October 17, 1946
I adore you, sweetheart … It is such a terribly long time since I last wrote to you — almost two years but I know you’ll excuse me because you understand how I am, stubborn and realistic; and I thought there was no sense to writing. But now I know my darling wife that it is right to do what I have delayed in doing, and what I have done so much in the past. I want to tell you I love you.
I find it hard to understand in my mind what it means to love you after you are dead — but I still want to comfort and take care of you — and I want you to love me and care for me. I want to have problems to discuss with you — I want to do little projects with you. I never thought until just now that we can do that. What should we do. We started to learn to make clothes together — or learn Chinese — or getting a movie projector.
Can’t I do something now? No. I am alone without you and you were the “idea-woman” and general instigator of all our wild adventures. When you were sick you worried because you could not give me something that you wanted to and thought I needed. You needn’t have worried.
Just as I told you then there was no real need because I loved you in so many ways so much. And now it is clearly even more true — you can give me nothing now yet I love you so that you stand in my way of loving anyone else — but I want to stand there.
I’ll bet that you are surprised that I don’t even have a girlfriend after two years. But you can’t help it, darling, nor can I — I don’t understand it, for I have met many girls … and I don’t want to remain alone — but in two or three meetings they all seem ashes. You only are left to me. You are real.
My darling wife, I do adore you. I love my wife. My wife is dead,
PS Please excuse my not mailing this — but I don’t know your new address.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hello 2015....You have to make your own happy!!

Lately I've been thinking about what makes me happy....and it was a revelation that I have everything I need in life to make me happy but sometimes its the lack of awareness to appreciate it.

This New Year I want to enjoy every minute of living.

The most wonderful gifts from God, are my six children and without their awareness they have given me the greatest gift.....Their Love....Their Contentment....Their smiles....Their laughter.

They have taught me to recognize moments of happiness that are only mine.

Ava, our youngest grandchild has taught me about appreciating all the little magical things in life, she has taught me about being truly happy!

She has taught me that when her needs are met she is content. She brings a smile to my face and contentment in my heart.

I'm sure you've have heard the song, "Standing knee-deep in a River" (Dying of Thirst) well, I don't want to be that person, I want to "quench" my thirst for "the good life," and acknowledge the good that is already exciting in my own life. Taking the time to appreciate friends and family in my life. I want to have a grateful heart delight in laughter, reading stories to my grandchildren, making a new cookie recipe, or a new healthy soup and salad for dinner for my family, to drink the best coffee with a friend or try out a new tea sitting in my kitchen as the sun come through windows....I want to embrace all these little things that make me truly happy.

My wish for you this New Year is to find what makes you truly happy. Discover what delights you, and makes you smile....recognize it, embrace the moments of happiness that are yours and yours alone.

 I can promise you there will abundance in your life.

 Abundance in 2015

Glad, oxo

All photos taken for me by my sweet friend, Cary Burnett

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market ~ 2014

What an amazing time we had at this years event!! We were delighted with the turnout, record numbers of shoppers. Thank you to all who shopped and supported us, we have to say "We Have the Best Friends and Customers Ever!!"  
We are beyond excited to share with you the photos from The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market 2014, taken by the Lovely Pam Terpstra from Belle Photography/ and our friend Mike Lee! This post is exciting to us because every single photo is a tribute to how incredibly talented each one of our artists/vendors are. 

You are an Inspiration!!

Let's start the show.....

Our Booth ~ Junebug Furniture & Design

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Displays ~ Unexpected Necessities

Beautiful Vintage Inspired ~ Sisters Creed

Coolest Clothing ~ Peace Within


Oh So Lovely ~ Lady Bird Creations

Deliciously Beautiful ~Iona's Antiques

Annie Sloan ~ Artworks Spokane

Whimsical ~ Branches

                                                            Beautiful Rust  ~ The Rusty Bird

Prairie Inspired ~ Urban Prairie

Repurposed ~ Whimsical Details

Handmade Goods ~ Traveled Treasures

Awesome ~ Irontalon Metalworks

Amazing Creativity ~ Inspired Furniture & Finishes

                                       Vintage Pleasures ~ Verve & A Brush Stroke Away

                                           Fun & Fabulous ~ Jennifer Sumner Designs

Handmade Goodness ~ Nebraska Lane

                                                      Vintage Goods ~ Two Women

                                               Vintage Succulents ~ Three Red Chairs

Cool ~ Illinois Farm Fresh Finds

Farmhouse Lovely ~ Victorian Gardens

Farm & Garden Finds ~ Tracy & Abby

                                         Beautiful Decorated Booths ~ Shabby Stems

Oh my goodness, we had so much fun at The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market!! Thanks for joining us today. We hope you will put our event on your calendar for Fall of 2015!!


Glad & Celia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Season of Life!!

We have been getting some messages from long time readers and friends (our  amazing vendors) asking us to update and blog more. We want to! We really do...we miss it so much!! We have so much to get caught up with...our last Mad Hatter Event, photos and recap of our wonderful show! We promise soon!!

Things have been a little different for both, Celia and myself at our home fronts, it's a busy season in our lives, Celia is training for my friend Deb Thoen, "Fit Body Booth Camp" she is teaching early morning 5:30am, 6:15am and a 9:15am classes. Then running three boys to and from school and get the picture.

My Honey-Do is reconstructing our trucking company after 39 years, so lots of long hours and many, many changes...It's going to be wonderful, I know!!

As for me - I am busy with life, trying to keep up with it all, working to be healthy, you will find me at the gym three times a week, I want to be strong and healthy!! I have been busy with fall installs for clients and a little remodel or two. It's wonderful to be so busy but, I have to say, we miss you all, miss blogging, miss our friends, connecting and seeing what is new in your life.

Thank goodness for Instagram !!

I am taking more time for myself, my family & slowing down for a Season of My Life! Hope you understand ~ Please let me know how you are doing, we want to hear from you!!


Glad & Celia

Friday, August 22, 2014

Official Date and New Location announcement for The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market


Today it is official. We have had so many people asking us ~ so here is your Save the Date posting for The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market!!

Please join us as we celebrate our 6th Mad Hatter event at our new location ~ Greenscape Gardens ~ 14212 N. Market, Mead, WA.

Please feel free to pin/share/shout from the roof tops all the details, bring your friends, we hope to delight you with amazing vintage pleasures...
And don't forget this is a, rain or shine event and we will be there to greet you with open arms...I'm sure there will lots and lots of hugs and kisses too!!
You can also follow us on our facebook pages ~ junebugfurnitureanddesign or the madhattervintagefleamarket

Can't wait to see you all this year!!


Glad & Cel

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Crisp in a Jar ~ Down the Rabbit Hole

Rhubarb! I happen to adore everything rhubarb,the tarter the better. My Mom used to make the most amazing pie, tart, yet sweet. But, since I don't have her recipe, Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp is the one that Celia & I use to make our Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp in a Jar! This is only one of the many yummmmyyyy desserts you will be able to enjoy at Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ Greenscape Gardens, Mead, WA. 

I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure there's nothing you could do to discourage Rhubarb. It's the first to pop up in the garden, the last to go away and pretty much puts up with every kind of neglect you can throw its way.
My favorite thing to do with Rhubarb is make Rhubarb Crisp. Otherwise know as the easiest dessert on earth!
I make it several, several, several, times in the spring, along with rhubarb chutney, excellent with chicken & pork. Have you ever made Rhubarb syrup? It makes the most delicious drinks. Use your favorite Bourbon, some rhubarb syrup (make simple syrup, cook down rhubarb with a little water, let cool and add equal parts water ) & a splash of club soda, a little mint for garnish, and Yummmmmmyyyyy!!

So here is Ina Garten's Rhubarb Crisp Recipe (We have added Strawberries)

4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4-5 stalks)
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, if large
1 1/14 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, such as McCann's
12 (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the fruit, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and the orange zest together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice and then mix it into the fruit. Pour the mixture into an 8 x 11 baking dish (we use 8 oz canning jars) and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
For the topping, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar, salt, and oatmeal. With the mixer on  low speed, add the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, covering it completely, and bake for 35 - 45 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream. Now the BEST part enjoy! It's virtually impossible not to!!
See you soon at our second Vintage Home & Garden Market ~ Down the Rabbit Hole ~ May 10, 2014 ~ 10am - 4pm ~ Greenscape Gardens ~ 14212 N. Market Street ~ Mead, WA.