Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Whites on Wednesdays With Kathleen

Hop over here:

and you will find lots of whites if that is what you fancy today!

First of all... Remember this cute little find from back in April that I showed on a White Wednesday? I set it on a mini-urn as a mock cloche (sort of??)

Well, in June I was walking through a Goodwill and saw the little gold footed "base" below... I thought "That just might be the perfect base for that little Christmas bottle brush tree ornament... Oh I hope I hope it fits... .99 later, and back at home, guess what? It looks like it is all one piece...I love it! cheap thrills.
Just showing you the transformation.

Just shows how small tweaks are done over time with displays, decor, and vignettes.

Here is one that got tweaked. This little tray was dirty and dilapidated at GW but I brought it home and sprayed it white. I just moved it to my bath. I love the way the mirror reflects the light and twinkles with the little crystals on the shade. The glass container was .50 at the thrift, and the oil and vinegar cruet was my Grandmother's (now holding mouthwash.) The lamp was at a consignment store and I sprayed it white and found the shade for .99 at GW. The little carnival glass rooster came from an antique store in New Bern on the NC coast, where our family vacationed when our kids were little. Sweet little corner...

Things are constantly moving and evolving here in thrifty little ways..

Speaking of own little spot in my bedroom had an addition...this little sign on a table in a corner of the resides over my special nook. I love the saying - Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

Another little addition... a thrifted .50 Christmas ornament. Ribbon added and a vintage earring of my Grandmothers. I do cherish sentimental things...and of course the sparkle.

If you are visiting Kathleen today then you must have a fondness for all things white. If you like cupcakes, and like me, you love sparkley things, then you will most likely love this next item as much as I do! They hang on my chippy white wrought iron curly-cue lit tree in the LR. (such a long name for something, no?)
Sweet little cupcake ornaments...

This is an old ceramic jewelry/ring holder(??), but you could use it to hold desk/office supplies, bath/q-tip/cotton supplies, etc. (imagination!!). It was in a glass case in my LR, and I decided to display it in a more visible way. A little chippy, but it just adds character. It sits on a simple cheese dome tray from GW I painted black, which in turn sits on a glass pedestal from GW. Much better.

Remember this? (I should have called this post "past posts - revisited!") I lamented that I would have to settle for an old shabby white quilt for now because of dawgs on the bed.. yes some people have "pants on the ground"...I have dawgs on the bed...

Well I found this so pretty white fringed spread at Salvation Army for 2.00...yes, $2.00!... and that is befitting to place on the bed and let my dogs get on it...The old white quilt will be folded at the foot for Kobe to bunch up or chew on or whatever his quirky self needs to do...(and he will!) Rescued dog with past abuse issues...we love him no matter...

The spread is just like one my mom has always had on a guest bed since I was a little I love it. :-) It is a full/queen size, so doesn't reach to the floor on my King, but that's okay around here! less fur to get caught in the fringe. :-)

Just had to share my latest treasure find. Makes me happy about the looks of my bed, and keeps the dogs happy cause I still let them snooze on the bed, and fits my little wallet fund leftovers...

This post is rambling..I will end today. But for the closing, I will get REAL. Yesterday, I used a chunk of my day inbetween running here there and yonder, to do a put off task...WASH my dogs. And after bath day for three furry dogs, for the next 3 days this is everywhere...

no matter HOW MUCH you brush and de-fur...and so the vacuum stays out...
Last nite Da Man and I took all three out and brushed and combed and used the horse shedding blade on them, (yes Horse!- works better than the fur-minator which costs 49.95) The blade only costs 5.95 at a feed and tack.

Anyway, my sweet hubby said, It never ends!!!!!! no matter how much I rake, the hair just keeps coming! Yes , in upper 90 degree summer days and a bath day, the hair just keeps coming off, coming off, coming off.. tumbleweeds to roll around my house and be eaten by the Jaws vaccuum specially proclaiming it's pet hair qualities! hmmmm.
Thanks for stopping in, and if you got this far, you are an amazing blogging sister and friend. Hope everyone has an amazing, or as my Marine Justin would say, an OUTSTANDING DAY! God bless you, and thank you for remembering our military persons over there in the horrendous heat of Afghanistan, protecting our freedoms and wonderful comfortable days over here in America.
Hugs to all.


Sandy said...

Everything looks beautiful as always.
I particularly love the bedspread because
it so reminds me of my mother. She had
that kind of spread on every bed in our
house when I was a little girl. The one
on my parents bed was white, mine was
yellow, my brother's was blue, my sister's
was pink. It's hard to find them these
days but I still love them.

Rebecca said...

My favorite white-the dogs-looks like they're having fun!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Love every little corner of you home... I love it when I find old forgotten things and then they come to life in my home.... Love chenille covers, my Grandma used them in her bed, they are very cozy.
I enjoyed New Bern NC too. We used to drive along the cost in a boring day, oh I miss those days, love the Emerald Coast...

Hugs and blessings. Still praying, praying and praying.... ;)

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh I loved all of your white things & I get a kick out of those two pups sleeping on the bed! Just like my house, Ms. B runs the place, yes she is just a bit spoiled :D ! Beautiful finds of yours. Hope you had a great day, praying for your mom & dad and your Marine Son! Stay strong MArine Mom Sis!! said...

I love all of your white treasures.And you pups:) I took my two dogs to the groomers a week ago. Within a couple of days, my grand daughter spilled red juice on Fergie, the bull dog and Dante, the sheperd likes to dig in the dirt and lay in it!It's like having kids around again. Right now they are pacing back and forth staring at me and going up and down the stairs because they want me to get ready for bed so they could sleep and recharge their batteries for tomorrows adventures. They are control freeks:)lol
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Theresa said...

Gorgeous whites, my dear friend! I love all of you finds from GW and the creative way you display them!

I would love to hear how things are with your Mom! I am praying for all of you:)

Keep your eyes on the mailbox, perhaps you will get more letters soon!

HUGS and many blessings!

Dianna said...

I loved viewing all of your things for White Wednesday, Julie! You do remarkable things with .99 finds! Really happy for you with the find for the spread for your bed...something different for you, but also still good for the doggies, too! WOOT!

Been praying for Justin...and for your family, my friend. How are your mom and dad?

Hugs to you,

Privet and Holly said...

Wow, I don't
know where to
belated Happy
B-day to your
Katie! Is it
me, or are 20-
somethings getting
younger??? She
looks as pretty
and as kind as
her dear mama.
Next, I love all
of your white
goodness! Most
especially the
pooches!!! And
thank you for
the horse groomer
idea...I'm gonna
steal that one.
Loved stopping in
with my tea and
catching up. You
are just a treasure.
Happy Weekend!
xx Suzanne

Manuela@TPOH said...

I'm such a dog person! I just love that dog sign!! Your fringed spread looks just beautiful and what a great price! I went to Goodwill yesterday and didn't find a thing! As a matter of fact, it looked rather barren!! I hope it was just an off day.


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