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,...so 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.