Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Few Thrifty Finds

The last time I dropped off items at the thrift shop I, of course, looked around and found a few things to bring home!
A very eclectic group but fun!  
This Ironstone pitcher/creamer is so pretty!
It's "Petite Flora" made in Japan and sold at Sears in the '70's
I love the soft colors and it looks great next to my house plants!
I also found this lamp....it's a project
I like the shape and the height the price ($1)
It has been painted and while I like the color it doesn't go with my room so I'll repaint it
see....a project!  
And I could not resist this cute pillow! 
It isn't perfect colors for my living room but it was only 25 cents so it came home with me!

I'm working on taking more items to the thrift shop as I downsize my dishes and other collections.  I'll share more about that soon! 

I'm joining 

Wishing you JOY,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Literary Friday!

I love to read and have decided to join 
at Art @ Home with Ricki Jill

This week my favorite book is
I have read many books by Elin Hilderbrand and they never fail!  Set on the lovely island of Nantucket her books are full of interesting characters in personal crisis.

Try any of her books and you will not be disappointed!

Wishing you JOY,


Monday, July 7, 2014

I Went To The Thrift!

With all the items I'm donating you would think I wouldn't need to 'shop' .... but of course I did!
For $2.41 this is my haul!!
This flag piece made it into the cubbies
This wine glass is from Christian Brothers winery in Napa Valley.  The first winery I ever visited back in the '70's.  It is no longer in operation so finding this glass brought back some great memories! 
The cards are for crafting and the dish will fit into my toaster oven.  I have a few pieces of this bake ware and it's pretty great in the microwave and the oven.
This children's book has wonderful illustrations and I've been picking up black frames for a wall display of some photos I took in Paris
This Oyster shell is pretty cool and just reminds me of my blogging friend 
Ron at Uptown Acorn
This mini painting and easel caught my eye...I 'might' have to change the picture to a cat so Charlie will still love me!

...and you can never have too many glass flower frogs!  or can you???

I'm sharing my finds at 

Wishing you JOY


Monday, June 30, 2014

It's Time For The Red, White & Blue

I love this time of year when I get out my red, white and blue decor for the cubbies!
Happy 4th of July
I was excited to find this Statue of Liberty in the thrift shop.  I visited Miss Liberty once back in the 70's and it is an amazing sight!
This Liberty Bell is a pencil sharpener.  
I've never seen the Liberty Bell but maybe one of these days!
A few more things on the other shelf make this a very patriotic display!
But not all the red, white & blue in this house if 4th of July, 
they are also the colors of my birth state....Texas!
I love my Texas state and Bluebonnet collection!
A recent find are these cute red boots....but they have more importance then that...they were mine when I was a little girl.  Seems that my brother had them but they have now found their way home.
Somewhere in the pile of photos I brought home from my Mom's, there is a pic of me wearing them.  I will find it and put a print of it next to these cute boots.

I'm joining my good friend Kathe for
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday

Wishing you JOY,


Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Few New Things!

Before leaving for Texas last month, I added a few things to my home!  The walls have been pretty bare but it's time to add some things and make it home.
I don't have coat closet in my duplex and I wanted somewhere to hang a few things as I came in the door.  This mirror with hooks was something I've had for years but never hung it.  
I really love it and hung my Eiffel Tower bag from Ballard Designs there!

This corner of the room is starting to come together.  My newest addition is this great clock!
I love the colors, textures and of course it says Paris!  This clock was bought on sale at World Markets online!  
A couple of the cubbies hold birds and egg cups!
I think I'll be changing them soon to 
Red, White & Blue! 

I am planning to get some prints of Paris printed soon and hung in the living room.  Just have to find the time.  Mom is living in her apt now and all her stuff is here.  Too much stuff and we are still unpacking and trying to figure out what to keep and what to donate.  I'm taking a break this weekend and watching Tiger while his Dad works and his Mom is visiting her sister in Cali!

Wishing you JOY,