Dollar Store Ornaments The Remix

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas crafting and fluffing has started around the old homestead. I'm trying to keep it simple and thrifty this year. Every year I try to add  a few new ornaments. Last year it was all dollar store and this year I'm making a few and altering a few dollar store ornaments. I bought three ornaments from the dollar tree and did a quick makeover. I started with this swirly ornament... pretty but very plastic looking. 

I liked the shape but I wanted to add a little something extra so I tried three different looks.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May your day  be filled with love, laughter and good food. May we all be grateful for the many blessings bestowed upon us. Among my many blessings I'm grateful to all of you who take the time to stop by, drop me a line, encourage and inspire me. Have a great day.

Blogging a Year in Review and Thank You

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

 It's my one year blogging anniversary, I can't believe its been a whole year. I've met so many wonderful bloggers and learned so many great tips and techniques. Overall its been a positive experience and the few negatives are too minor to mention. I'm still amazed that over 300 talented and kind people follow my blog. Each one of you are worth more than a million to me.  I've been through loss and illness with the support of my blog friends and you've been a blessing to me.  I am eternally grateful to all of you who take the time out of your busy day to read this little ole blog. I thank you all for your kindness, your encouragement and support. You've all become a major part of my daily life. For all of you, old and new friends  I thought it might be fun to recap a few of my favorite projects. Number one is my first time at attempting upholstery, my thrift store settee redo.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

 You guys may remember When I posted my  French Bee Tray I mentioned my love of trays. Well I had these two old metal trays hanging around. I bought them for a dollar each at the local produce outlet about 12 years ago or more. I was very tired of them, not to mention scrubbing them had scratched them up pretty good and they just looked dated. I decided to give them a new look.

A Chair Re Do

Monday, November 7, 2011

I was visiting my favorite place to shop, Goodwill when I spied a gorgeous chair in a style that I've been looking for. I almost did the happy dance right then and there, but not wanting to embarrass myself I refrained. However a tiny squeal did manage to sneak out.  I was even more thrilled when I spied the price... 19.99 say what? could this be true? I was happy until I went to check out and the lady I've nicknamed The GW  Police  was working the check out. Rut Roe, this lady has refused to sell me things on more than one occasion because she believed they were improperly priced.  Holding my breath and gearing up for an ugly fight I approached the check out. Sure enough she was hesitant about the price. I pointed out the load of chairs sitting there... all priced at 19.99.  With a pained expression she gave in, can I just tell you this woman gets on my last nerve. I'm beginning to wonder if she wants to keep the good stuff for herself. Anyway all's well that ends well and I got my chair. May I add that several  ladies were shocked and appalled when I told them that I would be re doing the chair. I must confess the chair was in perfect condition so I can kinda understand where they were coming from. Here is the chair in all of it's before glory.

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