Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thrift Store Goods

 My daughter and I went thrifting last week, she for clothing and me for whatever vintage find  I couldn't live with out. I found a thirty piece set of vintage Homer Laughlin China for 7.00 bucks. Woo Hoo, I was so excited I scooped it up and ran to the checkout. I have a few other pieces that I paid 1.00 or more for each piece so this was a really good buy. The pattern is so delicate and pretty I was smitten. I had to get it  Right? What do you think?

I would have paid seven bucks just for the sugar  bowl or creamer. The thrift store where I bought these raise money for the community food bank. They have lots of great stuff at really good prices.

I also found a couple of small Johnson Brother pieces at the Good Will store.They were half off so I paid 1.50 for each piece.

There's  a guy who does a show in the Mall. He sells vintage furniture and other items. I always find something great at his show and for a really great price. This time I found something  I have wanted for a long time. I almost did the happy dance when I found it . A vintage Coke crate nice and shabby.

I found a box of vintage doilies at the hospital affiliated thrift store for .79 cents for 100. I like the packaging as much as the doilies. I have lots of craft projects in mind for these.

I also found this pretty monogrammed  silver plated bowl at the same thrift store. It's heavily tarnished but if I choose to clean it up I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

I have a thing for these silver bowls. Every time  I find one I have to buy it. I think I got a lot of great things and didn't spend too much money, that's a win win in my book. The only problem is where in the heck am I gonna put this stuff?  I'll squeeze it in some how. LOL. Who said they were calling hoarders? LOL.

I'm joining Kim at  Savvy Southern Style  for Wow Us Wednesday And No Minimalst Here  for the Open House Party and  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and  My Romantic Home for Show And  Tell Friday, and Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, White Ironstone Cottage  for Treasure Chest Friday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Graduation And A Shout Out

It has been a busy week at my home sweet cottage. My  sweet youngest daughter graduated from our local Community College with a 4.00 point average. She has been accepted to several top rated Colleges and has chosen one to attend in the fall. I am so proud of her I could just burst.She is a wonderful young woman, beautiful inside and out. A hard worker and extremely focused and disciplined. I know she will be successful in her chosen career as a Cultural Anthropologist. They grow up so fast but I'm so happy with the woman my girls have become.My oldest will be returning to college in the fall to become a Registered Nurse.  I'm a lucky mom. On another note, remember my ottoman makeover?
Well I noticed a lot of traffic to my blog from a source that I didn't recognize. I clicked over only  to find out that  the source was  Re Nest  on Apartment Therapy. Who knew? Thanks  Apartment Therapy for the shout out on my ottoman redo.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Table Makeover

 I'm still working on my chair. I've been slowed in my progress because of spring cleaning. It's about 1/4 done. Hang on I'll have a reveal soon. In the meantime I managed to squeeze in a quick makeover on a side table that I've had for many years. Its another piece I bought from Bombay Co. boy I never realized how many pieces I have from that store. I guess it's because I worked in the shopping center where the store was located. My paycheck must have been spent there on the regular. Here is a picture of the table before:

Its a little dinged and scratched and I'm tired of the color. I decided to paint the table in two shades of gray. I had a little Sharkey Gray left over from my  bench  makeover. It wasn't enough to do the whole top, so I added some white and a little black to it. The color came out a creamy gray, I've officially named it Creagrae lol. I bought a sample size of Dolphin Gray by Martha Stewart paints for my living room walls. I love it, but the sample wont go far on the walls so I decided to use it for the legs of the table. I  like the way the two colors look together.

I am well on my way to a whole new room. Even though I'm  working at a snails pace I'm making progress. I bought the lamp at J C Penny on clearance about a year ago along with curtains and shades that are still boxed and packed up. That's how long I've been chipping away at this one space.I bought a slipcover for my sofa also from JCP  on sale, I don't really like it, the fit is a little funky... so I decided to alter it. I wish I had just made it myself and saved myself some dough. I'll probably end up making another one so it will be exactly the way I want it. But now that gardening season is upon us it will have to wait  until fall. I'm getting real antsy now to get this done, but I have to be careful not to overtire myself, hence the snails pace. I'll have the chair reveal soon I promise. So whats new with all of you my friends? I'm joining The Newbie Party at Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing and
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures 
and  Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bijoux and Paris

Hello, my name is Bijoux I am a Bichon Frise,  I live in New Jersey with my human companions.

This is my companion Paris she hates having her picture taken so please forgive the grumpy face.

We are going to join the pet party at Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing. We gave our mom a real hard time  when she tried to get photos. So our true beauty was not captured...not bragging, just saying.

Now we'll show some random shots that mom had to really sweat and swear a lot to get.

Where are our eyes?

Really Mom another pic (Paris)
I'm Bijoux and I love playing fetch

And then chilling in the shade

I'm Paris  please save me! NO MORE PICTURES PLEEEESE!

Bijoux happy to see dad.

Paris: okay now I'm really ticked off

Bijoux is a playful clown he loves playing with his stuffed animals and chasing his ball. He thinks any unattended food is his for the taking. He will  also drink any beverage within his reach. His favorite is coffee.He hates squirrels and bunnies and any neighbor who dares to walk their dog by his house. Paris is quiet and sweet. Her mission in life is to love you. She is happiest when she's being cuddled  and loved on. Just don't try and take her picture. These guys have many nicknames and answer to all of them. Paris: aka Mini Me, Love Machine, Ninja of Love just to name a few. Bijoux: aka Big Poppa, Sneaky Pete, Ubu, Boo Boo etc. Bijoux is 10 years old and Paris is 8. They are our precious babies and are so happy to meet all of  you. We are joining the  The Pet Party at Debbie Doos Bloggin and Blabbing.
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