Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wow...White Wednesday....again.



Kathleen is on her 57th White Wednesday over at her FADED CHARM blog.

Pop over there for more WHITE!

http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/

Whenever I find a super-duper-can not leave this one here- deal on a unique light...I grab it.
Because I know it is a once in a blue moon find for me and the price will never ever be found anywhere else.

That's what happened with this one. It was in a Habitat for Humanity Thrift Restore.


Hanging there among many modern day contemporary lights and chandeliers, it stood out in it's "vintage-ness" (just made that a new word...)
It was brass of course, and had no crystals on it, but good wiring....and I could see the potential.

I had been wanting a brighter wattage light in my living room where there is NO ceiling fixture. There are only small table lamps.

The old hanging light looked out at me and whispered, "corner of the living room". I had a Restore worker get her down, and promptly made her mine. A few weeks later, she was transformed with a new WHITE coat, her own crystals...and hung in my Living Room by the same cute, handy-dandy, honey-do man. And there she rests.








Here's another small white thrift find. So thrilled when I saw this on the shelf. Another Beatrix Potter cutie to go with my Peter Rabbit clock! A medium sized metal bucket for a trash can at my new desk nook.
And none other than Mrs. Tittlemouse. Anybody remember her? Nervous little mama always cleaning! She will now hold balled up paper and trash that printed out wrong. She rests under the wicker printer stand right beside the computer station. LOVE her!











And last but NOT least, is this very practical purchase off of my favorite Craig's List. Been wanting one of these for several years after our last one broke...but just didn't want to invest the $$ into one...
saw it listed.. "like new OSTER ExpressBake Breadmaker - used twice...works great - $20.00" (I researched it and read excellent reviews.. retailed for 79.95 on Amazon)
You know I went and got it. It was truly like new, super clean and with the recipe book.. - Works Great! I have made a French white bread, Onion Soup Mix bread, Cinnamon-Raisin bread, and Apple Spice bread so far.



So, that's my contribution to Kathleen's White Wednesdays for today.

**Watch for those old lights, but check the wiring and make sure it is decent or you will have additional investment for new wires.... :-)


I'll leave you with little Woobie, Justin's "Lonewolf". ahhh Woobs, are you daydreaming of you and Justin taking a walk???? Soon, Woobie...Soon...


Thanks so much for dropping in. Thanks for your prayers for our fighting men and women. God bless YOU!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

good morning Julie off to work but wanted to stop in and say hi and to tell you I LOVE your new light-you did good girl. Oh Miss Potter how I love all of her things and I love your clock working or not would not have bothered me but the fact that your dad could fix it all the better and now to have the bucket to thats just the icing on the cake. I keep trying not to count the days till our "boys" get back here safe and sound on good old American soil and I keep trying to hard to keep so busy so I don't think I know you are going through this also, please know we are thinking of Justin also. From one Marine Mom to another, nancy settel sheepishgrin92@yahoo.com

Privet and Holly said...

Julie!
You REALLY
scored on this
one ~ and made
it your own!
I am so loving
that sweet little
lamp....
And, I'm a big
B. Potter fan and
have collected
several of the
figurines....so
your mousie trash
can sings to me,
too! Happy Wednesday : )
xx Suzanne
PS: Praying for
your boy and CAN'T
WAIT for that picture
of him and Woobie,
together at last!

Theresa said...

Love all of your beauties, especially the little mouse can:) That is just too cute and making bread... wow, I am impressed!

Woobs, he'll be back soon... you just hang on and he will be taking you for a walk. He misses you too!

I am sending his package today:) Can't wait until he gets it and wonders who it is from! I am including a note and a picture of my Justin, his Marine Brother. Perhaps they can meet one day!

Have a blessed day my dear friend! BIG HUGS and continued prayers!

Sandy said...

I'm so happy for you finding that breadmaker!
That's an unheard of deal.
Little Woobie does look like he is really
missing Justin, who remains in my prayers.

Blessings,
Sandy

Debbie said...

Wooohooooo...what a great find! Your new/old chandy looks lovely in the corner of your room.
LOVE it!
Debbie@houseatthelake

billypandnikkysmom said...

Oh, I loved the little mouse can, so cute! That light was TDF ;D...

Woobs, your master, your buddy, your soulmate will be home soon, very, very soon!!! Go wait out by the driveway and he'll be pulling in in no time! Woof to you Woobs, you are Semper Fidelis Devil Dog!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds! You did a super job on the chandy. It looks perfect in your corner. I'm in the process of redoing a brass chandy that I just took out of my foyer, though it isn't nearly as cute as yours
Annette

KK said...

Mrs. Tittlemouse is "most terribly tidy", heehee.

I wondered what was in that onion-y bread...

Rebecca said...

Love the ball vintage chandelier-it's nice to see something different from the usual!!!!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Julie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. When I came over to visit yours, my heart skipped a beat to see that beauty of a lamp! It's so gorgeous and unique...I've never seen anything like it. I'm sure you'll enjoy for a long time to come. (Of course if you ever get tired of it, think of me. LOL)
Blessings,
Karen

rustandruffles said...

Love your white treasures...especially that light fixture!
Happy WW!
xojanis

Dianna said...

Mrs. Tittlemouse...wish I were more like her! :) Before the girls came for their visit, I found a Beatrix Potter DVD for $5 at Sam's Club. I LOVE it...and so did the girls.

Also...love that lighting fixture, Julie! Nice job there! Doesn't it just make such a huge difference to have an overhead light in a room?

Thanks for your comment about the blog look...I am really not sure what to expect after tomorrow when the old background (the green one I've been using) disappears. But, I want you to know that there really wasn't much to the newer look (all the brown). It is actually one of the new Blogger templates. It was just a matter of clicking on a button and presto it was done! I'm hoping I still like it tomorrow when The Cutest Blog on the Block takes away the pretty stuff! :) Oh well...if I don't I'll just change it.

Have a super good day today, my friend.

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your new old lamp!!! You did a great job painting and adding the crystals. I like your BP trash can too. The Beatrix Potter stories are among my favorite children's books. Did you see the movie they made?Miss Potter with Renee Zelweger (I might have spelled her name wrong). I also read a biography about her and would love to visit her farm in England some day.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Woobie is just the cutest thing!

That light fixture is just stunning! Tres chic! Good job on transforming it!

Manuela