Wednesday, March 3, 2010
White Wednesday...of course!
FIRST THINGS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE! My daughter Kat found this for me at the local Harris Teeter grocer. She loves me! (am I the last one to get it?????)
Another White Wednesday. These parties that Kathleen hosts are just F-U-N! It is enjoyable to check in and see what other gals have that is white. SO many shades of white. So many ways those items are used and set out. And white just goes with EVERYTHING! Go join in and see if you don't get hooked like me to visit every Wednesday!
Here's the link!
This is a Craig's List find. Oh was I excited to find this. I have been hinting to my hubby that I wanted a mantle for our dining room (no fireplace, just faux) for a couple of years. He has great woodworking skills and tools , so he could build me one. But it has just NOT been a priority, ya know? So many other things have been occurring in everyday life that make a faux mantle seem SOOO unnecessary. Not needed.
But still...every so often I would peruse Craig's List and just watch. And last week...there she was. I told Kurt I about peed my pants and I couldn't type fast enough to see if it was still available. (cause it was only $25. which is a very VERY good deal.) I have priced these babies at Habitat for Humanity and seen others on Craig's List that cost SOOOO much more.
It was available, YES! and I set up a time THAT day to go grab it. It was pulled from a historical district house here in Charlotte, that was being demo'd. The gal said she had moved it twice and planned on using it but just hadn't gotten around to it, and now she was moving to VA, and just needed to get rid of it. Her loss,....My gain! Yippee.
So here is my main event WHITE today; my long awaited Mantle to go on the dining room wall. Now I have a place to hang the Christmas stockings where they won't have to be moved every time we burn a fire between Thanksgiving and New Years...( so that they won't get singed or damaged by sparks.) When this gets installed you will see another post, I can guarantee you that! :-)
*a little spoiler here, see the backside of that piece of furniture the mantle is propped against in our storage facility...errrr...garage??? That is a future metamorphosis post. :-)
While I am sharing about Craig's List, and Whites... Here is a very utilitarian find waiting to be installed. We have one of those white porcelain-clad sinks in our kitchen. It has gotten a number of dings in it and we needed to get another. (too expensive right now)..so again...watch Craig's List. Score!! $20. It is in excellent condition and came with a good faucet/handle and sprayer. This one is cast iron though and OHHH so heavy.
This week, I am loving Craig's List. How about you??? Have you found any thrifty deals on Craig's List lately?!
Here is a vintage mirrored tray, (a little dilapidated, but full of character from being well used) - Goodwill - I gave it a shabby hit-and-miss single coat of white spray paint. It found a home on the living room coffee table. :-)
Do you (as much as me) like the little etched white bird on this nest cloche? :-)
How about a wheat-white colored neck roll with multi shades of blue embroidered flowers? (salvation army for .99!!)
This is the partner of another white candlestick I have posted about earlier. I finally got this one out of my closet and made a "nesting" display this week.
Long may she stand. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
See the little tattered cotton slip hanging here? It has been in the back of my walk-in hanging on a hook on the back of a detached door for sooo long. I finally worked my way to the back and dismembered it from said door and brought it back out for display... which it deserves. It is very special and sentimental. To understand, you would have to see these two photos from posts quite a while back.
The slip goes with this christening dress and these shoes. It goes back at least 3 generations. I was blessed to get them. (I saved a while to frame the dress.) It was rescued - wrinkled, stained, yellowed and ripped from my grandmother's attic. I bleached it myself in my tub, because no cleaners would risk dry cleaning it, it was so fragile.
Last contributor to this week's Whites: this sweet little shabby sign. Grabbed from the Clearance aisle at T J MAXX. This was like a final deep reduction day, evidently. Most of the items ranged from .79 to 1.99. (wow better than Goodwill) I adore the saying, for, as you know...this house loves dogs. It rests on the shelf in the corner of our kitchen where all the collars, harnesses, and leashes hang.
BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHO HAS EARNED THE LOVE OF AN OLD DOG
Thanks for stopping by!!!!! It's always nice to have friends visit.
Go say hi to Kathleen and see some beautiful and inspiring Whites.
**When you are reading this post, I will be out at Camp LeJeune, seeing my most cherished Marine off to Afghanistan for the next 7 months. He flies out tomorrow. Thank you ....any and all of you who would choose to remember Justin, and all of the other sons, husbands, brothers, sisters, wives and daughters of bloggers who are fighting for our wonderful free lifestyle over here, gifting us to daily wake up to peace in a country not torn apart by war.
I guess I would like some little prayers whispered for me to be able to hold it together as I give him that last hug for quite a while. Thanks to you all. Your sincere caring is quite dear to me.