Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Stars At Night!

I'm sorry that my posts have been so sporadic. It seems my lower back thinks my lower front is having a baby! I kid you not....it feels just like labor pains. I guess I lifted one too many bales and toted one barge over my limit. Ah the life of a junker! Anyway...I promised celebrity pix and I've got a couple for you this morning.How about one of Cat Daddy in his signature pose? Do you remember your mamas telling you not to make a certain expression or your face would freeze like that? Obviously he didn't listen 'cause this IS his happy face! I swear...the man is beginning to believe his own press releases and y'all aren't helping matters much. If I had to hear one more woman squealing "Cat Daddy" (yes, I'm talking to you Laurie) I think I would have dropped him off at the nearest animal shelter. Sheesh! He thinks he's cuter than me...AS IF! Speaking of cute...is this not a hoot and a half? I would love to take credit for the design...but alas and alack...I can't. Well, I could, but I know I'd get called out for it if I did...so-o-o I have to give credit where credit is due. Maggie and Lily were having a little too much fun (read that wine) in their tent the day of the blog party and whipped this out just for moi! Isn't it just 2die4? I don't know if they thought I would actually wear it or not, but strings were added and yes people...I wore it to the blog party as a name tag. I have no shame. I really wanted to win Robelyn's Red.Neck Chic handbag in the worst way and I would have done just about anything (including stuffing the ballot box) to do so. I mean really...have y'all seen her handbags? You'd be doing whatever to win one too! Remind me to show y'all my Trash Bag that she made...OhMylanta!
Jodie took pity on me and upped my chances of winning by crafting this beauty in her motel room the night before. I KNOW! Who carries around stuff to make something this spectacular in a moment's notice? Not I for dern sure Skippy! She's a true Girl Scout...always prepared! Or maybe she's SuperGirl...faster than a speeding U-Haul...more powerful than a hot wax gun...able to make a name tag from nothing! Look! At the Holiday Inn...it's a junker...it's an artist...no it's Jodie of Everything Vintage!

If I haven't mentioned it before...I love Jodie. This was my first time to meet her face to face and all I can say is she is something else! When you read her posts, you are seeing her. There are no airs or pretences about her. It's all genuine and I adore her. In fact, I love all the young women out there who visit. I don't know if y'all know this, but y'all sure help keep this old lady feeling young! I wish I could bottle each and every one of you up and sell you as the Fountain Of Youth. I could be a cajillionaire overnight!
Sadly, in spite of all our best efforts including, but not limited to, me making a fool out of myself...I did not win! I tell you I was robbed! I coulda been a contender if TOT hadn't out done me! I'm not suggesting it did...but I wonder if money or cool pieces of junk were slipped under the table.

I thought y'all would enjoy seeing that it's not all about the work at the Mother Ship. We go to have a good time as well and the blog party was just that...a great time! Thanks Theresa! nWhile there were stars walking among us (Miranda for one), my surprise celebrity was none other than the Baby Trashette herself. I hadn't mentioned that she and Jenn might be coming and everyone was caught off guard. She attended the Junk Gypsy's prom (sort of) resplendent in her very own tutu and baby bling. Notice that my baby is teething on prisms. What does this tell you that the future holds for her!

She held court in our tent until bedtime called. We were a little worried about how she would react to the crowd and noise, but not to worry. This baby is a diva in training. She smiled and showed her dimples to one and all. See why you never want to leave early? Never know what or who you'll miss!

There were so many flashbulbs going off and it didn't faze her at all. She considered it her due! By the by, if any of y'all have photos of her I'd love to see them. Drop me a line or feel free to post them.

(Photo courtesy of Sue-Vintage Rescue Squad)
For now though, I've got to go put a heating pad on my poor back and see if I can get the hitch outta my gitalong!

33 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

But of Course! Miss Bella would steal all the Celebrity Limelight! Loved the "talking mouth", I knew that had to be you on RNC's latest post.
Take care of yourself and rest-up girl, you've been running too hard lately!
love ya,
Debra

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww... Miss Bella is so adorable, she's a star for sure! Okay, now that is one classic photograph of Cat Daddy's, that pose, what a shot! I have to say when I drop in, I am in stitches and enthralled while reading your ingenious blog! Take care of your back, I'll send you a healing fairy, she's on her way!~

Nancy

David said...

No fair! I missed the Baby Trashette!

Malisa said...

OH,NO!!!!! It is bad enough I missed the show and the blog party, but I missed BELLA???!!! This is too much to bear! And she looks absolutely adorable...of course! I hope you gave her a hug for Aunt Malisa!

Girl, do you need for me to come take care of you? I have sharpened my nursing skills this past year! I think you need some of Nurse Malisa's magical elixer! What? You know where the liquor store is? Oh, well...I deliver! Just give me a call!

Rebecca said...

Hey Deb
Oooh I missed that cute little celeb in her tutu, twice!
We left the prom early, Miss Jo was pooped and it was pretty crowded.
Blessings
Rebecca

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Hi Deb... OMG you are too funny! I saw a pic of you wearing that first name tag on someones blog and thought 'I have GOT to meet her someday!' Little Bella is adorable! Thank you for sharing news of my giveaway on your sidebar...

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey hun...I'm going to do my voodoo magic all the way from Louisiana to make your back feel better. OR make the baby come out...which ever comes first! ;)
I sure hope you feel better. It's a good thing your fingers aren't hurting as your post was as funny as ever!

I'm really HEARTBROKEN that I didn't get to see little Bella. Soooo not fair that I had to leave early. I think you would have come in second as she would have been the highlight of my trip! So for now, you stay on top. For now...

Thanks for sayin' all those sweet things about little ole me...you make me blush.

However, if you would carry a big purse...it's amazing what you can create when you carry pinking shears, a glue gun, a needle and thread, some scrap material and some BLING. I NEVER leave home without those. I may forget my lipstick...but NEVER the rest! :))))

You know, that TOT is one pretty darn smart woman. I never thought about slipping something under the table in order to win...next time I'm going to have to bring a bigger purse! ;)

Robelyn's purse was soooooo beautiful, it was worth all the junk (& money) I had on me! I'm still jealous about that! It's sad though, the only thing I could have bribed anyone with was some crown and diet coke! But I'll know better next time! haha

(TOT, if you are reading this...I'm really happy for you...)

SuperGirl (that says tiny white lies) is signing out for now~
;)

(just kidding again TOT, I'm really really happy for you...)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

But a piece of cardboard and a mark a lot is really all you need! THAT name tag stole the show!

:)

red.neck chic said...

I'm laughing... at you - then Jodie... then you... the Jodie...

okay - BOTH of you! LOLOL BOTH of your name tags rocked the house!!! Did Jodie say that you needed a bigger trash bag? hmmmm.....

I can NOT BELIEVE that I missed hugs and kisses and dimples - AND Jenn! Geesh... That's it. I need to babysit to make up for it. LOL

I DO hope your back gets better soon!!! You need some TLC - tell Cat Daddy to quit winkin' at everybody and give you a back rub! Point out that women world-wide swoon at the THOUGHT of a back rub.

Okay - get better!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Thank You!!!
;-) robelyn

Laura said...

I can't believe I missed Miss Bella. She is a baby doll complete.
You need some of my muscle relaxers ( oh dear, does this sound illegal?)- now I'm probably on a list somewhere.

Blessings to you and get well quick.

Ps. If Jodie has magic, I'd take it.

Laura Belle

thedomesticfringe said...

That baby is such a doll! Sorry you didn't win a handbag. Sounds like you had a blast anyway. ;-)

-FringeGirl

AuroraSuzette said...

You know..I think I saw quite a few posts featuring your man, Cat Daddy! Love both name tags (ok, esp. the first one)and love that baby doll of yours (and Jenn's).

sissie said...

Now isn't she just the cutest little Diva ever!!
I love that hot pink dress. Too cute.

Sounds like you girls had way too much fun. Wish I could have been there.

hugs
Sissie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Bella can steal the show anytime! Heck the next blog party just might be in her honor. She can stamp her cuttie feet on construction paper, rather than sign books, whatya think?

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, hope your back is feeling better soon. You have no idea how much I missed being there - I get all depressed just thinking about it. But I have to say, that last photo is the best! I wish I could have met this little Diva baby in person!

Sue said...

Great post, I gotta go check all the links you have on it. And of course, you have to know that my favorite picture is of little Bella, of course! I hope my Country Roads family behaved themselves. It's nice to have them home. God, life is boring at Country Roads without Tim there to entertain us!
Take care, Sue

Scrappy Doo said...

Hope ya get to feeling better! 2 words for ya to help- BENGAY or TylenolPM both are little miracles
Looks like you had a great week and a lotta fun!!!!!

sweetpea said...

Oh girl, I feel your pain. I threw my back out in January doing a show by myself and well let's just say I need to accept that I am not 20 anymore... As for the name tag contest we didn't stand a chance against TOT. I thought yours was the most original just between me, you and the lamp post... And finally, what was the icing on the cake for the whole Texas experience this time... No not you CD although you are a hunk... Holding that little bubbalah Bella! OMG my heart was like butter!

Hugs,

Shelley

Dixie said...

Oh dear! I didn't think Bella was teething... I thought Cat Daddy was teaching her how to tell a "real vintage crystal" from a cheap repro imitation!... (think testing gold coins here!).. you know I always love to see photos of Baby Bella...

That talkin' trash nametag is just too much! LOL... one of these days (after knee replacement surgery) I'll catch up with my favorite gals in Warrenton... think spring 2011...

take care of that back... if it doesn't get better soon I prescribe a visit to the chiropracter... they can work wonders...just trust me!

did I hear that Jodie was coming to Paper Cowgirl? I hope so!

hugs. Dixie

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Bella is just the cutest!!! Sorry you did'nt win the handbag, sounds like you had a wonderful time anyway! I've seen Robelyn's Trash Bag purses when she used to sew for me, their really cute!!! Have you seen the purses she makes with records? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Daphne

Anita said...

She is getting so big...time sure flies! You WILL be seeing me this fall. I can feel the magnetic force attracting me back to the Mothership :)

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Bella is so precious!!!!!!!..course you probably already know that.
How am I supposed to concentrate with the coasters singing little egypt...;-)
I know you are glad to be home and hope your back feels better soon!!! Could it have been all that dancing you did at the party? Just kidding...I have back problems too. I'm always lifting something heavy and then I wonder why my back went out! Just stay on that heat and take a pain pill.

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Hey Sassy woman,
How did I miss you all this time?? Thanks for the comment. It's not like I haven't seen your pic floating around blogland. When I clicked on your comment & saw your profile picture I about fell off my bed! Then I saw your pic at the blog party in RT, put 2 & 2 together. Wow, any friend of Jodie's....that girl is the BEST. I heard about the contest at the party from her, & yes you guys were robbed. Whoever Lily is, she is genius for creating such a masterpiece of art! I will surly be back to soon. Lisa

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Girrrl! I hope your body is healing up! Hate to hear you're hurting. And you KNOW, I'll sing Happy Birthday with you to Bella any day of the week! We did sing a duet, ya know? he he Take care of you. And no. I didn't pick up the table. I thought y'all might when you go back for the trailer. he he ~Mindy

Lauri Evans said...

Would you please give Cat Daddy another kiss for me???? Oh and I felt so fortunate to get to see that precious Bella The Ball. She was darling.....with her prisim teething ring. and TOT, was doing some arm twisting, so we didn't stand a chance........loved your trash talk name tag from maggie, and loved seeing you too. Next time, lauri@chippys

Andrea said...

I do love her handbags and she's a hoot too! I wish we lived in texas, trying to talk hubby into it with all those flea markets there,oh my! hopin he'll say yes scince he was born in Texas!

unique unique design said...

I am sure that baby was the "Bella of the Ball". What fun to have her there. Hope your back is doing better...take it easy!
marcie

Me-Me King said...

Hey, howdy! Nice place you've got here, can't wait to visit with you again. That being said, I am your newest stalker!

Thanks so much for dropping by my place and playing Caption This!, your caption was hilarious!!! Hope to see you again next week.

Nancy's Notes said...

Stopping in to see how you are doing today! What a sweet lady to stop by and wish me a happy birthday! Okay, me wrinkled feet?? Ahem...may be so!

Nancy

time-worn interiors said...

Sorry Miss Thang, but I just had to win! I'm a winner! I'm a winner! Tee Hee!
TOT

The Green Pea said...

Seems only right that little Bella Trashette would
be teething on crystal....she is so sweet. You must have had so much fun with her in the tent...
She is a little star. I hope you are resting and feeling better soon...sandi

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Good to have ya back girl! Glad you had a great show, it all looks beautiful! I can't believe how big your lil Trashette is getting! Such a cutie patootie!

Ruby Grace's said...

Well, I sure hope you get better soon! I am also sorry we did meet at Warrenton. Next time, I am going to make a list with directions on everyone I need to meet and get to see them all. Who knows, I probably shopped in your spot and did not even know it.
Denis