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Once a California Gal, now a full fledged Northwest Country Gal. I enjoy gardening,antiquing, spending time with my Husband AKA "Cookman". He is such a good cook. Thank goodness. I would much rather be out digging in the yard and planting roses. He is my Hero and best friend. Just being able to take walks with him is very special to me. I have been cancer free for 7.5 years. It wonderful to be able to spend time together. Go for walks, going to movies, or hanging out at Wiggett's Antique Marketplace, in Coeur d' Alene, ID. Our home away from home. We love the owner's, dealers, and customers. Retirement is a good thing.


Located in Wiggett's Antique Marketplace, in the charming little town of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. One block from the Resort and beautiful Lake Cour d' Alene. The shop has been voted BEST Antique Store in North Idaho the last 2 years.

I thank God for being able to live here. Everytime I drive down town to go to the shop. It is so beautiful. It reminds me of a small town you might see in a movie. In the summer, all the old fashion lamp post are decorated with huge hanging flower baskets. I love it!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. Come see us at Wiggett's Antique Marketplace. Downtown CDA, ID. Voted No. One in North Idaho.
Open New Year's day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Lights in Downtown Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Downtown is so beautiful all year but especially at Christmas. Photos courtesy of Angela Skarpona, Gig Harbor, WA..

Idaho Country Kitty

This is our kitty girl. Her name was Princess when we adopted her. We call her just about everything else. Mostly Baby-girl. We rescued her about 3.5 years ago from the shelter. We like to spoil her. Just hope being on the internet doesn't give her a big head. If I could, I would have about 4 more. I love them all.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas

I love wishing you a Merry Christmas because it is my way of recognizing that Christ is the reason for this season. Such a wondrous miracle. In addition we get a chance to get together with friends and family, make homemade goodies and even pull out some of our vintage decorations too.

Memories from Monterey, Ca

The Grandchildren taking a weekend vacation with Mom and Dad, enjoying a visit to Monterey and Carmel, Ca. As you can see, Kaitlyn loves her big Brother.

Son In Law Mike and Daughter Debbie.

Debbie and Mike at Christmas party last night. Debbie is wearing a vintage hat from Aunt Bessie. The hat is from the 1950's. I'm so glad she can use something so special to me.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kaitlyn Cooking

Here are a couple of photos of our Granddaughter Kaitlyn making banana bread with her mom. She loves to cook and she also likes dessert which she calls "specials".

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Such a powerful and touching event.


First day of snow

Just about once or twice I love to stay home, watch the snow from my windows and do things that I have been putting off. Like updating my blog and website. My sweet husband is out using his snow blower. Bless his heart. I love that man so much.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas time at Wiggett's Antique Marketplace

I love this time of year. I have been decorating all four spaces at the shop. I have to say, I'm like a kid in the candy store. Pulling out Christmas ornaments and decorations that I had forgot about. I love to keep changing things, as I find other goodies to bring in.I wish you all a Blessed Christmas.

Custer's Fall Antique Show

These folks from Jim Custer's Enterprises have been doing shows for the past 35 years. They really have it down and are terrific to work with. The show has a good blend of country, cottage, folk art, garden, glassware and toys.

Farm Chicks Show 2009

All I can say is this show is so much fun to do. It is wonderful that it is a two day show. Things sell very fast the first day. Many of the dealers restock for Sun with fresh merchandise. It makes it worth while for those customers traveling from other areas such as Calif,
Oregon, Colorado, Montana and even Canada. The customers come back on Sun to either buy more or pick up items sold the first day! Hope to see you there in June 2010.
When you are finished shopping the show, come by to see Wiggett's Marketplace in Coeur d' Alene, ID.

The Vintage Barn Show

As always, we had a great time doing the Vintage Barn Show this Summer and Fall. Dean and Rolane are wonderful to their dealers/vendors. The setting is absolutely the best! 10 acres with a 1915 Farm house and a beautiful vintage barn. Good crowds, good prices, lots of buying activity, great Bluegrass music and yummy homemade goodies for sale made by the local Mennonites.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shopping for Girlfriends

Hi girlfriends,
I recently went junking and found the greatest picnic table with benches. It had just the right amount of old blue paint on it. As hard as I tried, it was not going to fit in any of my spaces at Wiggett's Antique Marketplace.
I could not let this one go by without calling my friend Rolane to tell her about the picnic table I found. Rolane hosts a fun show on her farm twice a year, in the summer and and fall. It's called "The Vintage Barn". I could just visualize the table with its old weather blue paint added with some of her other wonderful vintage garden seating, for Vendors and customers to sit and enjoy the Bluegrass music and snack on some homemade goodies made by the Amish Gals.
I'm so glad Rolane was able to buy the set. For more information about the show you can contact Rolane@BarnBarnBaby.com
Keep junking!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Tulips from Debbie

When we came home from church Friday night, these beautiful tulips were sitting on the front porch! I highly recommend Pro Flowers!!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

Well I have had the best Mother's Day! My daughter, Debbie surprised me with a pop-by visit. As I was packing the car to take a load of merchandise to the shop, I heard a voice say, "What are you doing?" After screaming and crying from shock and surprise, I gave her a big hug and kiss.

We have had a great girly weekend. It is like good friends spending special time together. Started with a terrific lunch at a little Bistro in Coeur d'Alene.... soooo good. Then off to shopping and a drive around the lake, not forgetting to stop by Wiggett's Antique Marketplace to see the shop and say hello.

The very best gift I could of ever imagine, not only did she help me with kicking off my blog, she set up my website www.FoxgloveAntiques.vpweb.com Check it out!

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