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Royal Haeger, U.S.A.

Before/After Owl

Well it is just my luck…

I found this “Owl Planter” at a second hand shop today for $8. So I brought it home and painted it up to be cuter. After painting it I turn it over to see that it has a stamp on the bottom that says “Royal Haeger, U.S.A.” so I decided to look it up online to maybe see if it was worth anything.

Turns out it is a rare piece and is listed in “Haeger Potteries through the years” valued at $100+.

Lesson learned. Always look it up before I paint it!

Although it’s super cute now. It is probably worth nothing.

Pure Luck!

Last week I stopped in an Antique Store located in Arkansas City, KS. You would not believe the amount of stuff in this store ladies! It is so full that there is only a walking path through it. Major hoarder situation there. But when you walk in the store you do feel like you have struck pure gold! I made my way through all the fiestaware, vintage christmas bulbs, marbles, cute blue birdcages and found myself searching through piles and piles and piles of fabric in a far right corner of the store.

After digging a bit I found this!
Thrift Shop Score!

There is a whole bolt of it for only $22! It was $22 for the entire bolt! I think it looks a little like AmyButler. I’m not sure what I am going to do with a whole bolt of it but I love it!

I also found these there too…
Thrift Shop Score!
Thrift Shop Score!
Thrift Shop Score!
Thrift Shop Score!

I’m going back sometime this weekend and I am taking my camera! You guys will not believe your eyes on how much stuff is in this store! I wonder if the lady will let me work there? That would be heaven! I would be digging through the stuff ALL DAY!

Is there anything that you want me to look for? I would be more than happy to do so!

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas….

I bought these trees plain and added the cranberries and greenery to them. My theme for Christmas this year is Cranberries and Pine cones. I will take some more pictures as soon as I am done getting it all decorated!
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....

Actually I just realized the red things are probably not cranberries.  Maybe they are mulberry…heck I don’t know.

Dinner in a Pumpkin.

Wash your Pumpkin.
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Cut the top of the pumpkin off.
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Hollow out pumpkin
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Cut up celery, onion, and bell pepper.
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Add chopped up veggies to browned ground beef.
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Mix together.
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Let simmer until veggies are tender.
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Add soy sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar and cooked rice to beef mixture.
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Fill pumpkin with beef mixture.
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Replace top of pumpkin.
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Bake for an hour.
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Take out of oven.
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Take pumpkin top off.
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Enjoy. Recipe said when you scoop out beef mixture make sure you get some pumpkin.
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