Friday's Find: A Home for Rosie!

Hi there, Friends! Today's fabulous find is a real treat!  A few years ago, when I updated my living room, I searched relentlessly for a Vintage sofa. The only ones I found were online and way out of my price range.   I finally settled on a settee in hopes that I would someday find my elusive sofa.  Guess what?!  Here she is...


Vintage rose colored sofa

Reflections on The Judge...

Hello Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Recently I saw the movie The Judge.  I'll do my best not to give away any spoilers but I will tell you I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.  Maybe it's because despite my attempts, I didn't have a close relationship with my own father when he passed away nearly six years ago...

Reflections on the Judge

Friday's Find: Something Blue...

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Have you been enjoying Fall weather and festivals? It has been lovely here--perfect for yard sales and checking out less frequented thrifts! Today's fabulous finds each feature something blue...

Termocrisa dishes

Countdown to Christmas Eve: DIY Frosted Tree!

Happy Wednesday Friends! The countdown continues--9 more Wednesdays until Christmas Eve! Today we are revisiting my post on DIY tree flocking.  I call my version frosting...

DIY flocked Christmas tree

Friday's Find: Vintage Treasures!

Thank God it's thrifty Friday! Today I have oodles of thrifty Vintage goodness to share with you--the kind that makes it worth getting out of bed on a rainy morning! I had been looking for milk glass candle sticks so I was thrilled to find both a tall and a shortie. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this divine Hazel Atlas plate with the luscious aqua scalloped rim! Ready for more? We're just getting started...

Vintage milk glass

Countdown to Christmas Eve: Shop Black Friday in Your Pajamas!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Would you be surprised if I told you there are 10 more Wednesdays until Christmas Eve? I have to admit, I was! I know it may seem early to begin Christmas posts.  Having said that, more than any other season I want the holidays to be a time of joy, peace and celebration.  With that in mind, today I am starting a weekly Wednesday feature to help you plan ahead and keep it simple!  I'll be sharing some new ideas as well as revisiting some of my favorite Christmas posts each week right up until December 24...

Black Friday deals

Florida: A Trip to the Beach!

Greetings Friends! Last week I was invited to vacation with my Mom in Hollywood, Florida.  I don't travel often so this was an unexpected blessing.   The sound of the waves, the ocean air, our toes in the sand--what a treat!  If you could use a virtual escape, come along........

Hollywood, Florida vacation

DIY Reed Fence Upgrade

Happy Wednesday Friends! If you have read my Secret Garden post, you know that my garden is not only my creative space and source of inspiration but has also been a labor of love.  I started with rocky soil and that was pretty much it! The labor part was frustrated by my constant need to do damage control after the deer ate the latest plant I had tried that they were not supposed to eat! After seeing them easily hurdle four and even six foot fences,  I eventually came to the conclusion that I was going to need a game fence.  Had this city girl ever heard of a game fence before moving to the rural Texas hill country? Heck no! Even so, determined to have my Secret Garden, I found a new fence company that agreed to add eight foot game fence to the back and side of my property. It kept the deer out, but wasn't a pretty sight! Have you ever noticed the reed fencing that is in some of my garden photos? Today I am sharing how I used this inexpensive material to upgrade my rural game fence. It could just as easily be added to chain link fence...

DIY reed fence tutorial

Little Birdie Bench

Greetings Friends! One of the great things about thrift store bargains is that you can always re-upcycle like I did with this pretty little piano bench...

Piano bench upcycle

Friday's Find: Vintage Italian Mirrors!

TGITF Friends! Don't you just love to find a thrifted treasure that blends beautifully with your existing decor? Today's feature is just that kind of find...

Upcycled thrift store mirrors

Vintage Blog of the Week--I've Been Featured!

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today is the first day of October, my birthday month and I received an early gift when I found out I was chosen as Vintage blog of the week by Diana at Adirondack Girl at Heart! Happy early birthday to me and a big thank you to Diana! Just in case you are not already following her, let me tell you a little about Diana's blog...

http://dpetrillo.blogspot.com/2014/10/vintage-blog-of-week-my-thrift-store.html