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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

NEWSLETTER

Bye Bye September!

Happy Friday! Can you believe September is over? I always think at the end of September means it's officially Fall and it's time to start thinking about the holidays.  I have a ton of art shows happening this winter, a ton of DIY home and gift projects planned and hosting a Artist Way link up (which starts tomorrow!)
I have had some incredible luck thrifting this week and I can't wait to show them to you but I found out a really funny story.  I saw a big sign at an estate sale that said "Fred and John are not allowed to shop at this estate sale."  I thought to myself well those are common names- but who's Fred and John? So I asked the guy in charge of the door and he said "You don't know who Fred and John are?" His eyes bugged out a little bit and I could tell he thought I was an amateur thrifter. (little does he know ;) )  I shook my head and he explained to me that Fred and John are two tall and really large guys that start fights at estate sales and that that he personally has been hearing Fred and John stories for over 20 years.   He also tells me that they are not allowed at most professionally run estate sales and that I would know them if I saw them.  They also have the cops called on them more times then he can remember.. Fred and John do a lot of pushing and shoving..:) Funny huh? Is it bad that I can't wait to at least see the infamous Fred and John?
What are you up to this weekend? anything fun?

17 comments

vintch said...

that's too funny about fred and john! some people take their thrifting and auctioning a little too seriously! i'd love to meet them, though! someone as passionate about vintage is pretty much OK in my book:)

yay for the onset of autumn! hope you have a beautiful weekend!

kimbirdy said...

as a therapist, i'm totally intrigued by fred & john. what is the motivation? what is their relationship to one another? why estate sales?! hilarious. happy last day of september!

Sarah said...

Seriously, you make me want to get a second pug. I want Daphne to have a little buddy to push around. So cute! Can't wait to see what your blog has in October. Happy Weekend!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

tinajo said...

It feels weird that it´s October tomorrow - it´s all going so fast!

I´m going to finish painting my dresser, that´s all I have planned. :-)

Kyla said...

That Fred & John story is so funny! I didn't realize there were people like that who just start fights at estate sales...I'd like to know more backstory about these two guys!

But looking forward to seeing what you found!

Danielle V. said...

Haha! What a strange, silly story! I'd be on the lookout for them, too. Can't wait to see your thrifting finds! Happy last day of September! I'm sure October will be great :)

Best,
Danielle
http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

jen said...

aren't pugs awesome!!??
that's about all i have to say about that.
can't wait to see your thrifting finds!

Michelle said...

Please take pics of Fred & John! I need an image to go with the story. And also please take more pics of your dogs - I want to hug them both.

Ajax said...

Those fellas sound like they are hilarious! Maybe they are more fun that naughty at other venues...the coffee shop, the bar...a picnic?

YeamieWaffles said...

It being Fall is kind of depressing but inspiring in the same way as well if that makes sense. It's a new time for new challenges and I know I'm looking forward to that. Nice blog.

Honolulu Photo of the Day said...

lol that's great. I wouldn't mind watching Fred and John from across the way although I wouldn't want anyone to get hurt.

Ta said...

Have a happy weekend! I can't wait for us to start doing Artist's Way!

chrissy said...

fred and john sound like the next big thing in 'reality television'. =)

xoxo
http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

OMG That is SO funny about Fred & John. If you don't mind, I would like to put a "Fred & John are allowed to shop here." Sign in my shop - hee hee

Okay, sorry it took a couple of days to answer your question but I sometimes read blogs on my phone but don't like to text my comments. So, I am just now getting to my laptop :) Okay, I am not sure if it is made the way the one I had was or not but -- could you make some sort of pole and attach it to the wall that way? I am thinking plumbing pipes -- something industrial (just an extra long 'towel rack' type design made from plumbing pipes...) attached to the wall with the big connecting pieces -- sorry I am not up on my plumbing pipe lingo.

Wander.Lust said...

sooo funny about this random guys starting fights at estate sales! glad your thrifting was successful AND not violence prone ;) enjoy the weekend!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Ha ha ha.. That is a funny little story! I'm such a sicky beak...I would really want to see who they are and see them in action!! Gosh theer are funny people out there... Hilarious!

Courtney said...

such cute little puglets.
i've seen people start arguments about items at estate sales, but these guys sound notorious. too funny.

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