Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Estate Sale Find

I went to one of those estate sales, you know, the ones that are like going back in time...where there is LOTS of treasure but you might have to dig AND get dirty!!!  This guy's basement was FULL of treasure!  At first, I passed her by..she was COVERED in dirt and in a basement.   I even left the sale.  Then I started thinking about the frame...and the picture.  Where would I put it? I studied my house.  Found a spot...hmmm...I could get rid of that picture...and back I went, hoping it was still there.  I said a little prayer...and there she was...marked DOWN another ten bucks... $20!  I bought her home, gave her a good, careful bath and hung her up. It's called "Girl in Blue" by Philipp, with a serial number typed on the back.  I did some research and I think the real name of it is "Shelley on the Balcony."  The lady painted is sitting on a balcony of a hotel near Boston.  Neat!  Now she has a new home in my dining room.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Weekend!

 Here's my living room...I've been going to a few estate/garage sales and have added a few new goodies.

I found this cart last week at an estate sale...COVERED in dirt in a basement. I fell in love!

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 This tray was at the same sale. It has a cool old ribbon wound through the edges of it.


Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dining Room Chairs

I've been away from my blog for awhile and realized that I hadn't shared my new dining room chairs that I found at Homegoods a few weeks ago.  The pictures don't really do them justice!  They are super cute! Hmm, now do I just have four chairs for now and get rid of the Captain chairs?  What do you think? I also have some vintage dining room chairs I could swap out but they are shorter.  HMMM!

Change to my Family Room Fireplace

 I used to have lighter leather couches and so for contrast I had painted the fireplace brown and had a framed print that I liked but it had a lot of navy blue in it (matched where it was originally purchased for -  in our former house's dining room)...anyway it kept bugging me that the room seemed too dark with these darker new couches (I'd paint that coffee table, too, if my husband would let me!) So here was my project - paint the fireplace and add a mirror!  Someday we'll put stone on this fireplace, but until then, this is what I'll have.
 My silly daughter Maddie just had to be in the photo, too!

I painted this, too.  Watch out when I get the paint out!  You might get painted, too!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Just dusting the dresser and thought I'd share.  Have a great day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Found: Cute Side Table $4

 Wanted to share my latest a shop in WI they had this little side table in their 60% off room...and it was marked $10!

Happy Mother's Day!  I am headed to my brother-in-law's house for a bbq.  Hope your day is relaxing!