Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recent treasures from the thrift store...

I wanted to share a few of my latest finds in this post. All purchased at the same local thrift store. I now need to figure out where to hang them? Right now they are scattered among stacks of homework, junk mail, preschool artwork and decorating magazines.

Set of 4 plates with house scenes on them. The backs are written in German so I am not sure where the pictures are from. Love the color palette. Started out at $8.00 each. Went back and they were marked to $5.00 a piece. Got all 4 for $5.oo...oh the luck

Set of 3 white Cannisters. I have been looking for white cannisters for ages. They were all so expensive. These were $4.50 for the set of 3. They have silver handles which I am not sure I love so I may be painting over that. We shall see.

Darling snack sets with fruit motifs if pretty fall colors. $1.00 each - set of 4. I am looking for a plate rack to display them on. I love that they have a white background.

Wooden bracket for $1.00 - To paint or not to paint?

Brown transferware plate with windmill.......L.O.V.E - $1.oo

Cameo picture - $2.00

Brown Transferware toothbrush holder-Stratfordshire $5.oo
The brown transferware platter in the background is from the Linda Dano home collection on QVC. She also has plates to match as well.

Off to collect more trinkets.

Before & After...

Here are just a few projects I have been working on lately.



I may sell this one. I can't make up my mind.

I decided I was ready for a change from this look. I love the frame. Rather than give the whole thing away I re-purposed it

I may still paint the frame white...



Everything is a work in progress -

it's all about the evolution of ourselves and our spaces we live in.

Have a stupendous week!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Seeing the Light....

My hubby and I found this chandelier while out on a Saturday morning drive in the country We picked this pretty chandelier up on clearance at home depot on a Thursday evening after we ate at D.Q. It was the floor model so I got it for 1/2 off. We finally hung it up this weekend. 4 weeks later...Ok ok, I supervised. It looks really pretty. I love the way the sunlight shines through the antique crystals faux plastic crystals. It still gives me the overall look & vibe I want however, and that is the important thing.

I also picked up this cute table at the thrift store last week. I plan to paint it soon. I seriously have no more room for a single thing. But that doesn't seem to stop me (or most of my fellow bloggers out there) They are just to darn cute to pass up. Should I paint it, or leave it?

Had a great Sunday Brunch with 2 of my good friends Michelle and Layna. We talked furniture, decorating and food the whole time. Now those, are my favorite topics. What better way to spend a Sunday morning......don't you agree.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is in the air

I am planning on putting out the fall and Halloween decor out tomorrow My kids love this haunted house. We call it the "witchy" house. They have been playing with it all week. Getting them over the intrigue of a new toy so I can use it on Saturday.

These photos are from last year - I will show you this years on a later post

I am getting ready to repaint my loved hutch a creamy white.
I have this piece for years. I primed the 2 drawers already. Not sure how that is going to look with the Halloween...what to do, what to do?- maybe I can cover the white drawers with scrapbook paper? for now.
Would you paint the hutch creme or black? I was hoping to have it done by now.
You know how that goes.