Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mosaic Monday and a great Weekend with Family

I'm joining up with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. I joined with her last week for the first time with a mosaic featuring my niece Melissa at her birthday party and it was so much fun I think I'm addicted to mosaic's :-) So be sure to click here and go visit all the other Mosaicer's this Monday.


This was such a busy weekend. Yesterday I drove my two nephews Sean and Issac to meet their dad 1/2 way to Ventura. Their mom, my sister had been in Ventura with her husband for a job related convention. I drove them so they could spend the remainder of the weekend with their mom and dad for a mini-vacation.

Then on the way back home my mom and I hit some thrift stores in Bakersfield. We went for the first time to St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store and my mosaic this Monday shows some of the Halloween goodies I scored there. A Ghosty Halloween pumpkin candy dish and stacked wooden Halloween pumpkins and my favorite, a ceramic witches shoe. I had been searching high and low for one of these ever since I saw one that belongs to Lisa at Pickles and Cheese blog. Hers is much more beautiful than the one I found as hers is all glittery and the heel of the shoe is candy corn, go see it, then come back and see mine. Each item shown below was 25 cents each!


I also found some faux fruit and vegetables. I had been searching high and low for those also to go in a display of a cornucopia that I bought while visiting my daughter in Modesto a couple of weeks ago. My mom and I picked up my niece - her granddaughter Clarissa who was coming to spend the night with her "Nana" (my mom). I asked Clarissa if she wanted to set up the fall display for me and she was thrilled and had a great time doing it, just see the next mosaic with pictures of Clarissa, my mom and the cornucopia. (FYI, the fruits and veggies were $2.00, the cornucopia was 79 cents, spending time with Clarissa - PRICELESS!)

I could probably go on and on making mosaics to share with you, but it's been a long weekend with lots of visitors. Both my brothers and my sister came by to visit and I saw every single one of my nieces and nephews this weekend. Now, it's TV time on the couch. I hope everyone has a great week!


20 comments:

  1. Spending a fun time like that is definitely priceless :) Fun candy dishes!

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  2. Hi Alicia! Oh, I just love your mosaics. From the most beautiful to the most fun! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. A fun Fall project - and what a cutie Clarissa is! Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

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  4. What wonderful mosaics....that Halloween shoe is GREAT...

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  5. Hi Alicia,
    Beautiful mosaics! What a great deal on the cornucopia and the fruits and veggies! You were fortunate to have such a talented "staging" assistant to prepare your charming fall vignette!

    Hope your week goes well.

    Bill

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful family visiting weekend. I love your great finds and what super prices too. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Great thrift finds and two lovely mosaics. And yes, family time is really priceless!

    Have a great week!

    Ebie's Mosaic.

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  8. Hi Alicia, these are great. I really like the halloween mosaic. It is so festive and colorful. It makes me smile just looking at it. Your second mosaic is great too. Family time is definitely priceless.

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  9. Love the mosaics! The Halloween decor is so fun and bright. And the family mosaic just loos like a very happy place to be!

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  10. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Great Halloween thrift store finds, I love the pumpkin candy dish. Pretty mosaics!

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  11. Wow, what great buys! And how cute is it that your niece loves to decorate?! thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend at Mosaic MOnday. :)

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  12. Hi Alicia! Sounds like you were on the road a lot this weekend. Now you are speaking my language when you talk about stopping at thrift stores! You got some great buys. Happy Mosaic Monday to you!!

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  13. I love both of your mosaics! Beautiful photos and wonderful finds :) Yes, family time is priceless.

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  14. Such a sweetly dimpled smile she has! You found some great buys there. Pretty mosaic too.
    Brenda

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  15. Very well done. I loved seeing your mosaics! I don't know how to do that, or I'd like to join in too!

    Donna

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  16. Hi Alicia!

    You made some wonderful mosaics! You found som wonderful and fun bargains at that thrfit store! Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  17. Your niece did a great job. You are so blessed!

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  18. I just love these mosaics. I am going to have to learn how to do them. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. Great to hear from another who is chanting the same Mantra...

    ttfn...

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