Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Come to Niles

Forget the malls after Thanksgiving, come on over to Niles and shop "My Friends and I" for Christmas. I've been busy the last few days adding new finds to the inventory, come and see.
Remember Friday is the big CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE. The streets are closed to parking or trafic at 4:00 pm. and the parade starts at 6:00 pm. Come early, find a place to park and put your chairs on the sidewalk. Then go shopping! We will be open right up to the start of the parade and will open back up after it's over.
We are having a $25.00 gift certificate drawing for all you blog readers who come to My Friends and I this Fri., Sat. or Sun. after Thanksgiving. Tell us you " saw the contest on the blog" and we'll put your name in the drawing. Who couldn't use $25.00 to spend in the shop.

All of us at My Friends and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I was shopping in Albuquerque NM today and look what's coming home to Ca with me. These little babies are so cute, and if your wondering, they will make their way to the shop soon. I took the picture here in our camper in close quarters, but I think you can see how cute they are. The little red chair they are on is going to be in the shop too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Heading home tomorrow

The pictures below are of a wonderful quilt top that I just picked up yesterday. It's made with one inch postage stamp size pieces of fabric, that I'm sure is old feed sack material.
The history that must be in this quilt. I consider it a work of art! When looking at it I like to think about the lady who made it and what her life was like at the time. Was she rich? Poor? Young? Old? We really don't know, but I know one thing, she must have been very proud of her work and loved what she was doing. It's a beauty.
We are starting for home tomorrow and I will post when I get back and start putting the new "vintage" stuff I've picked up in the shop. So keep checking.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Don't forget Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is on the way. Make sure to visit Niles the day after for shopping, and parade of lights in the evening. It's a fun event for the whole family.
For really cute clipart go to this site and get your own. For Christmas too.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Counting the days till Christmas

You might notice the Christmas countdown I added to the blog. Thought it was so cute. I don't want you to panic, but times a slipping away. Check out MY FRIENDS AND I for fun, unique, gift and decor ideals. Lots of vintage fun stuff to choose from. Come in with your list and let the friendly girls at MY FRIENDS AND I help you find something special for your friends and family.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

We're in IL.

We have arrived in beautiful IL. The great weather we were having has ended! It is COLD! We are so spoiled in California. I swear I will never complain about rain or wind again. (right!)
The pictures below is of another old movie house. Maybe I'll write a book about them some day.

The next pictures are of things I took before I left. Can't guarantee the stuff is still there, but why not go in and see!
Hope your all enjoying my adventures across America. I will be having a blog contest for a vinture treasure when I get back, so keep watching.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Still on Trip

I know a lot of you check the blog often for updates, but since I've been traveling it has been hard to post. There was no computer or Wifi in Ark. where I was visiting for the last week! BUT don't give up on me, I will update as much as possible. As I told you in one of my last posts, I'm really taken with old Movie houses. Here's another one we discovered on our trek. So much history and real beauty in these old buildings. I'm doing well shopping all along the way and I've bought some really cute stuff that will be in the shop when I get home the end of the month. Keep watching for posts!