Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Another White Wednesday.....

Haven't done one of these in a while...My posting time has been limited, and I have only been recording things about my Marine since he was foremost on our minds and in our hearts and OH SO MUCH awaited for... We really could not think of much else...

But as each day came and went, we tried to stay about our business, and with all the goings on and changes taking place with Kurt's employment and LOADS of petsitting in August and September, and trying to relieve my dad from his load with mom, many things...we stayed on the run.

I did manage to pick up a few things now and then over the summer when I was running errands and stole some quickie moments in a Thrift... so I thought I would post some more Whites over at Faded Charm's White Wednesday with Kathleen:

Here was one thing that was a fun find!

This came from a gal on Craig's List. She was the same one I told my readers about much earlier in the year. She was my kids' old Pediatric nurse, and we got reunited after so many years through a CL purchase. She recently had this item and I bought it from her. Nurse Anne said it was a Wine Jail. It is VERY heavy solid Iron. It was dusty, and black with a little rust when I got it from her, but I sprayed it white and roughed it up a bit (or I believe it is properly called "distressing"...)Then I put my magazines in the Living Room in it and a decorative green glass bottle with pretty designs on it, and a mini chandy. I do like it. What a thrifty deal!

I (((LOVE))) this braided rug. It is white cotton with blue scrolly designs on it, and SO soft...yet very durable. I saw it in a back corner at Salvation Army covered up by other dark rugs... It was taped up and said TWO rugs for 49.95. I unrolled it to see it was ONE rug. I took it up front and asked about the price. The manager said since it was only one, that would make it 24.95 and then since it had been in the store for a little while (HIDDEN waiting for me!!!) it would be 12.50. I said SOLD! Brought it home, steam cleaned it in the driveway, and promptly put it to rest in the Living Room. I love to feel the soft, thick, nubby rows under my bare feet.

This adorable mini bunny lamp was at Goodwill for 1.99 and I saw the potential in the drabness of it. It had a dark wood base and a green and red checked blanket the rabbit was resting on, with a brass post. The boring white shade was too big for it. I told him I would rescue him! :-) ~~ Brought him home, sprayed it all white. (left little bun-bun alone) and added the fringed shade. Put him in my private little corner where I blog. He is always smiling at me. I think he is grateful! :-)

My bedside Night stand is a two level magazine and book case. The top is just always overloaded and piled up. With my lamp and waterbottle and kitty pencil cup and kleenex and lotions and magazines and Bible...CROWDED..! I saw this pretty tower and loved the finial and leaves on it. It was also only 1.99 at my favorite tiny Thrift shop and was a brown metal. I thought of my nightstand when I saw it! Again, you know...I painted it white and put the kleenex and pens on it to free up some room. I like this one too!!!

I'll end with this one. This is the one find Kurt walked in and said..."I like that!"
(me too) Only now I can't do it....bwah.....

Another Goodwill find laying upside down waiting for me! Love that store.. such low prices...Kurt texted me from Iowa City last night and said he had seen the Goodwill store up there near where he was. I replied back...."NOW you're talking!!!"

Thanks for popping over to visit. Hope your day is wonderful and full of Fall sightings! Pumpkins, Leaves changing colors, people wearing sweaters...I am ready to make some pumpkin bread. Got to find some fresh cranberries!!

Hugs to all. Please pray for our fighting Military heroes protecting our wonderful and free lives over here. God bless them.


Mari said...

You and I have similar taste...wish I could go shopping with you and find all of those great finds.

Praying for you. xoxo

Rebecca said...

Great wine rack and thank you son for serving his country for me!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I can understand why your mind is just on you son.My heart knows the pain and worry of having someone in the service in these times.


Dianna said...

Beautiful finds! You know what my favorite is...yes...the bunny lamp! I also appreciate the fact that when you find things like the rug and kiss me goodnight sign that was resting upside down you realize that they were just "waiting for you"...I do the same thing and say, "Thank you, Lord!" as I head to the register.

Thanks for stopping by this morning. I wasn't really going to say anything about my birthday, so I'll have to thank our sweet bloggy sister, Mari, for all of the happy birthday wishes I receive today. ~wink~

And yes, it is okay about the question you asked. I'm intrigued now to read the post later. I can't imagine what there would be to say about me.

Hugs to you!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Julie...thank you for stopping by and leaving those kind comments...always so, sincerely, appreciated! Isn't it fun to thrift shop for treasures. I never tire of renewing items! And, I see you enjoy that too!

My son-in-law was deployed to Iran twice. He is home now. A day did not go by during that time that my heart and mind did not reflect upon it. I will keep your son in my prayers.

Julie Harward said...

I love it all but my favorite is the bunny lamp! That is the cutest thing the fringe you added! So so cute! :D

gail said...

I love your finds and I thank you so much for visiting me. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but your family is beautiful! I'm so thankful for your son and others like him who are keeping us safe-God Bless him!

Sandy said...

Oh, once again I love everything, but
especially the dear bunny!
Blessings & Hugs,

Theresa said...

Wow, beautiful Craig's List find and I love what you did with it! That rug is gorgeous and I would have bought it too:) My Daughter has that Always Kiss me Goodnight over her bed, I love it! You'll be smacking a good night kiss to Kurt over the phone and you know what they say about abscence:)... and the heart! Have a blessed evening, hugs and many prayers for peace and good health!

Privet and Holly said...

Can't believe you
had time to post all
of your lovely finds
with so much on your
plate. You are my
hero : ) !!
xx Suzanne

billypandnikkysmom said...

Craig's List find WOOHOO!!! I'll have to check that out! Loved the rug & the bunny lamp, so cute! Kiss me goodnight, too cute...but the best was your man keeping your best interests at heart ~ A GOODWILL!!! Now you're talking sweetie ~ LOL

Have a great night! Hugs to you!! said...

Hello:) First let me say that I love the background on your blog. I hope everything is well with your family. You really did find some great things. But I love your gorgeous chair!!! What a beautiful design. Hope you have a great week:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie, I really like your blue and white braided rug! What a fantastic deal you got ! :-) Glad for little things to put a smile on your face!