Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hi Ya Pumpkin Friends!

Keep the Home Fires Burning!

I love this old greeting card
So cute, it's an 1988 card by
Marcel Schurman Co.

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thrift Store Turkey's

Gobble Gobble!!
I went thrifting just for some Thanksgiving items, especially anything TURKEY, and I found just that.  Lucky me :)

Some days, I get the calling to go check the local Thrift stores,  I haven't even discovered them all yet.  I am waiting for one full day, just to go check them all out!  And it can take a full day!  Thrifting to me is relaxing, your mind is free of everything, especially if no one is waiting for you to return home at a certain time.
Vintage and so cute, china and 5x9 inches
Not sure what I will put in this!  I already have a tradition for a gravy dish!
The ladle spoon has a feather pattern and it matches the
color in the china turkey platter exactly, its an orange/red color, and they were not together! 

Can you see how the color matches :)
This platter is 15 inches & china   @ $3.50
no markings on the back?
Looks Vintage to me!

This fall pitcher would look great with flowers!
$2.50 and I was in the mood

I love this hand carved wood turkey
made in Mexico
The body and head is one piece.  You can see the nails to attach feet and wings,
and except for the paint
it is done in pencil, all pencil markings
check the below pictures!

Thanks for looking, so many blogger's share they finds, so I wanted to join in, some one besides me to appreciate some one's trash and now my treasure!
I have been going to thrift store for so many years,  even before it was so acceptable to even say you go there!

Sharing with those that have the bug is great!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Burlap Hutch DIY and Redo

Burlap and Knots Hutch

I was lucky enough to come across a roll of Burlap at a thrift store months ago and then found this Hutch at a garage sale, the poor thing had no shelves, the back was warped and detaching and I did not like the mirror on the back, BUT, this would be bur bur burfect for my roll of burlap!!  And it had a working light to show off treasures! 
I was dying to take the hutch apart and get started.  As far as the knots, well when purchasing my wood for the shelves, I loved all the knots on the plank of wood.  At first I painted over them, and that bothered me, so I immediately wiped off my first shelf to reveal those beautiful knots.  Yes, I liked that better, now the shelves had a knotty plan for the redo!
Sometimes when you are working on a redo, things just fall into place!  This  Hutch, I feel is unique and just because I love her, I am not sure the reaction I will get.?


I did not get a picture of the new backing wood sheet or knotty pine plank for my shelves, but here is the story:

The best part was at my Home Depot I bought the backing sheet of wood and the big plank of knotty
pine for shelves and I did not have to cut it,  or better yet ask the hubby to do it!
I went prepared, being a girl scout for 5 years came in handy!!  I had all the measurements I needed for the shelves and also brought the old warped backing for the hutch right in to them!  A few stares, but it is Home Depot!  Maybe it was my painting outfit I had on??? 
Anyway, the nice guy cut all the shelves, listening to me without any slack or trying to tell me what to do,  no stress!  Now, that would not have been the scene at home with the hubby!!!
 I traced out the old backing on the new sheet and he cut the squared amount I needed.  Of course, I had to come home and hand cut out the top curving for the hutch, but that was it!    Service with a smile!!!

You can see the mirror on the
back in this shot!  Well that is coming OUT!
excuse the mess, working area!

Now for the AFTER
I did take a few :)

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

French Provincial to Chic Shabby Sweet Girls Dresser Set!

French Provincial came out in the 1950's and 1960's, there seems to be plenty of these around, I myself picked up 2 different sets to redo!  Some of you may have had these bedroom sets before in your Bedroom?? I was not lucky enough, but my Dad did build me a corner desk and dressers from scratch, which I loved, and glad I got some of his DIY genes!!
 I Love the drawer pulls on this style and they really look nice with a redo.  Now, this set is born again for the new generation to enjoy!!  This set called out for me to do creamy beige and a pink!  What do you think??

I am sure you notice Kitty
"Reno" he seems to be around for
photo's, unless he is sleeping he is
somewhere close by!


These were a Craig's List find!

More AFTER Pic's below!


One of the pulls was broken so I added these
two cute vintage round ones!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Frogs Have It !!! Kids Table and Chairs

I found this set at a garage sale, well it did not look like this!
Check out the before picture below!

Here is where the frogs came in!
This cute fabric gave me my colors
for the table and chairs!

Sorry I know it is not a great picture, especially on the chair!
  I had already started to sand the top
here.  I was so anxious to get going removing the Scandinavian design on the top!
Then I remembered the before shot!

This redo was fun, something different to work on!  :D
The set went to a little brother and
sister,  I wish them many happy hours
of drawing, reading and tea parties!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thrifty no carve Pumpkins!

Boo!  Yes more Halloween pumpkins, I did mention in my Fall Decor post that I had an idea for pumpkins!
I Hope, it is my very own idea, but with all the clever ones out there, who knows?? 
 I was trying to think of something different and while in the Dollar Store I saw these wonderful mask on a stick all glittery and too cute to not buy.

Then I went thrifting, my car goes into auto pilot, amazing, and there I am! While browsing I saw two good mask, even had great elastic bands on them, and so be it Pumpkins with no carving and you can't beat the price. 
Most of you have left over mask and the kids can easily do a Halloween pumpkin, princess or monster, maybe for their bedroom?  As for me the scary ones are staying out of mine!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Pussy Willow DIY and Fall Decor with Halloween!!

So many love this time of year, fall decor and Halloween, and I am no exception!  My husband says "next I will have holiday toilet paper in the bathroom"!  Hum, let me think on that one!  Some spiky paper perhaps???

I want to share some of my fall and Halloween decor with you, who better to appreciate this madness!  I love it, it puts a smile on my face, actually, I have a terrible smile in pictures, so I will say it puts a smile inside my sole!

I even went out and pulled up some pussy willows in my neighborhood, no not at any residents, but along the water ways nearby.  I spray painted them black and orange.  Black came out nice, but the expensive orange color I wanted did not take as well as the cheap black spray can?  Enough talk, take a look and see what you think?


remember the black chippy hutch
I did?  So glad I kept it, can't wait
to arrange for all the Holidays!

I have an idea for pumpkins that I hope to add to the POST

Enjoy the Fall!
Have you had as much CANDY CORN as me???  :{

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