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A Few Joyful Bits + Finding Joy In Stranger Things!



A Few Joyful Bits + Finding Joy In Stranger Things!


Good morning, Ya'll how ya doing this beautiful and sunny Sunday? I am so, happy to be finally sitting down sipping coffee before church starts.
I have just finished up sharing a few of this week's joyful bits with a mix of stranger things. 
The funny thing about life is knowing when to laugh and enjoy the small moments that come along. Sometimes I crack my own self up. :)
But, hey, that's the beauty in life, I try to laugh at what seems not to be laughable.
And this Monday thru Sunday has undoubtedly allowed me some moments that were full of sunshine and stranger moments and memories.

Image: Comic books I found from an Antique shop in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog. Shared in a few bits and favorites
This week has been full of good stuff, and I love when I can find the happy in it. Joy is what life is all about finding the right balance to enjoy a piece of this thing we all call living life.

Image: Old western magazine bought from the antique store and shared on Bits and Babbles Blog as inspiration for the Joyful List.

So, here are a few bits from my crazy and weird week.



  • Took the best family trip with my family Waco, Texas
  • Finally tried the Magnolia Silos Bakery...Loved The Cupcakes!
  • Took 30 minutes out twice this week for a morning walk. That is all I could do, so I am happy about that.
  • Lost one client (( she decided to go take her hair natural) but gained two more that wants to wear short cuts with relaxers. That's the life we all live you lose some, and you win some. hehehe:)
  • Cooked all most every day this week. That's a biggie for me because I am a drive-thru mama. Burgers every night if I can.

Image: Magazine rack with old vintage books and items. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog. By Tangie Bell

  • Tried a new coffee brew, but hated it. So, I am now on the hunt for a new decaf coffee, possibly Starbucks. A girl gotta splurge sometimes.
  • I found a new way to handle my monthly cramps. By using a blow dryer under my covers. The warm heat helps calm those stank ole' cramps down.
  • Found myself a new activity and I will be sharing with you guys at a later date. 
  • After two weeks of long work hours, I finally had a chance to lounge on the sofa with Rico and watch the movie Little.
  • This week I learned how to make the best out of the small things by not sweating the big stuff. It was not always easy, but I made it through 7 days without falling apart. 
  • Made time to talk with my mom several times this week and my friends. 
  • Celebrated my own accomplishments as a mom, wife, friend, and co-worker




Image: Book of styles. I purchased from a vintage book store in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog by Tangie Bell. Shared as inspiration from her Joyful Bits Section
Earlier, I hit the antique, thrift, and secondhand store to find a few things I wanted. I was on the hunt for a pair of granny glasses. I saw a few on Amazon, but I wanted more of a back in time looking pair of glasses.
Image: Old United Service Book found at a local vintage shop in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
You know the kind that people wore sometimes doing maybe the 1940 to 1960 era. I have been in search of that particular style for a very long time.
Image: Old unnamed images I found at the Vintage store in Waco Texas
Seriously, it is something about gathering old things that make me feel good about living life. It is the stranger things that help me see and understand where I am right now and where I am going in the future.
Image: Old newspapers found at a local vintage store in Waco Texas. seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog. Shared on The Joyful Bits section
This week, I purchased an old newspaper from the store that was saved from The Waco Messenger. The stories and the headlines were absolutely fantastic from back in the day. I never got a chance to read any type of newspaper when I was a kid. But, as an adult, I would read the Shreveport, Sun Newspaper, and I thought it was fascinating how they printed pictures and articles for us ( The people to enjoy). The way we all view news and history now is on a whole new scale of things. I never saw the internet coming, and I would have seen how social media is the latest outlet for news, facts, and history.
Image: A box of buttons found at an antique shop in Waco, Texas. seen first on bits and Babbles blog by Tangie Bell
As a child, I took for granted all the things that made me happy such as having buttons with celebrity faces all over them. Yep, I had those and I would try to sell them at school for a quarter.
LOL,:} Even then I was trying to sell something, so I was the original Etsy shop. :) #sofunny
Do you remember penny candy?
I used to buy 100 pieces of candy for $1 with no tax. My goodness times have indeed changed. So, when I can find those strange things from my childhood, I always try to buy and collect them for future memories.
Image: More Unmarked images from the Vintage store in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
There is joy in finding old unmarked pictures because it shows history, and it shows other people were really smiling and happy in those days.
Image: 1 dollar unmarked images found from a local vintage shop in Waco Texas. Purchased by Tangie Bell. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog

Image: Shoes I purchased from a local Vintage shop in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog
Sometimes finding the character in places and things are all I need at times to keep my hope alive.
Image: Vintage Necklace purchased by Tangie Bell. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog
I love collecting vintage jewelry, and I can't wait to share the pieces that tell a little something about time. Although I dress according to what makes me happy. I find that women from past times were exquisite and expensive clothing. A lot of attention was in the details of everything they wore. Those were times where clothes meant status but were available to everyone because that was the style at that time.
Image: Old cash register seen first on Bits and babbles blog. Purchased by Tangie Bell
Now we can dress and wear whatever we want and don't want to wear. Being a seamstress or jewelry maker was a necessary thing to do/ learn as well. Because most people had to be a jack of all trades. The men had to run the storefront, be the Dr and the plumber. And the women had to make the clothes and their own jewelry to adorn themselves. These days you have to attend fives colleges for one trade. LOL:) jk!
Image: Old big bird doll Tangie Bell purchased from a local vintage shop in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog
I feel as tho times past is one of the best times that makes for good memories.
Image: Old used antique spoons and forks  at a vintage shop in Waco Texas

Image: Old vintage vase sold in an antique shop in Waco Texas


Image: Old teeth molds at a local vintage shop. Purchased as a collection for bits and babbles blog.
I just had a few teeth in my mouth, re-done. But, I can not imagine, but I can not believe how it was done many years ago without real anesthesia. I do not love nor like going to my local dentist. So, not getting strong meds would not have been good for me back in the day.

Image: Items purchased from an Old vintage store in Waco Texas.
Who would have known I would find old coffee bags for $5 and I have a unique plan for the one I found.

Here are a few of the things I did buy as collectibles.

First thing I bought was a large tweed coffee bag. When I saw this old timing tweeded item, I knew I had to have it.
Image: Large coffee bag Tangie Bell purchased from a vintage thrift store in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog

And, I will be framing it in a large canvas to place on my wall. Or I may just hang it as is. Either way, it will fit right on in with the eclectic style of our home.

Image: Vintage inspired glasses from shop in Waco Texas. Purchased by Tangie Bell and seen on Bits and Babbles blog



Image: Glasses vintage purchased at shop in Waco Texas. Seen first on Bits and Babbles written by Tangie Bell
 Can you believe I finally found a replica of the vintage glasses I've been looking for? I see this style all the time, but I want more of a deep end arch for the look I am going for.  So, when I saw these, I snatched them up quickly. Yes, they cost me a whopping 18 dollars, but I am still happy with my purchase.

Image: Marvel Comics book purchased by Tangie Bell. Seen first on Bits and Babbles blog

Image:Comic magazine from Vintage Store in Waco Texas. Purchased by Tangie Bell. Seen on Bits and Babbles Blog
Last, but not least, I grabbed a $2 Marvel Universe comic book. The inside of the book was in excellent shape. But, after opening the pages, you can clearly see it has aged over the years.
Nonetheless, I had to have this one as well, because my family loves all the Marvel comics and that brings me joy when I can find something for everyone to enjoy.

There you have it a few bits of joy and a few of my stranger things and finds.


Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie





1 comment

  1. That is pure gold, in the act that you could still go and find vintage comics in some book stores!

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