Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Whites from Summer days...

Late joining in today, but here are just a couple of white thrift finds from this past summer.

Join Kathleen at this link if you like viewing unique and pretty whites in the yard and house.

Just for summer floral memories...the last of the lovely hydrangeas from 2010. Such lovely colors with the cooler temps of September. Now dried for Winter pretties.

Here they are bringing a bit of color to the Front Living room. The green wire holder with bucket container was a Goodwill find. The lovely wrought iron plant stand was a lucky find on Craig's List. Don't underestimate the ability to find thrift store prices on this resource...You would be amazed!

These two little chippy wicker and iron banded wall pocket/baskets were found at a little clearance sidewalk sale this summer! so CHEAP!..Brought them home and added some of my dollar store brown paper shreds and topped them with some colorful distressed eggs. I love them hanging on the shutters.

I love this room in the morning. I tried to capture the mood it has in this photo. The sun rises on this end of the house and really this is the only room that gets a decent amount of sunlight... I love to see the sun shining across the worn wood floors. Most mornings you will find the pooches in here. It is my favorite room to walk through and feel the warm spots on the floor. I love my little cottage house.

Another favorite find this past summer...

Wonderful rustic Gothic frames with rusty wrought iron embellishments. Distressed White with just enough blue showing through to go with my blue room. This too, was also a fantastic lucky find on Craig's List. The seller was just TOO nice. She lived 40 minutes out of Charlotte, but had a boss who was coming to one of their associate companies and she got her to bring them to Charlotte for me to meet and pickup. How much nicer can one get???? Craig's List is not really a lot of scams and shams...All of my buys have been great, and the people were super....and the prices were unbelievable. Both Justin and Kam got their very recent vehicle purchases from Criag's List ads. (that's an upcoming post!...soon)

This is a full view of both. The decor on the wall in the middle is all thrifted from Goodwill.

Last white of the day...a furry one again...sleepy Woobie.

Please continue to say a prayer for our fighting Military heroes. This war continues.... Many families are now experiencing what I just went through for the last 7 months, and I feel an ache for them in my heart. It is still a fresh memory...I thank my Lord that Justin came home safe from the battles going on over there every day. They are protecting our freedoms and security 24/7. God bless them and bring them home.


Cindy said...

Hi Julie,
Your room is gorgeous with all of the wicker and the wood floors. Just so pretty and your hydrangeas simply add to it, thanks for letting us see it.
Yes, I am praying for our boys overseas. I live in Canada and we have a lot of troops in Afghanistan. My nephew is a Chaplain in Afghanistan, also, so I am praying that it will all end very soon.
Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Very pretty room, love the wood floors and the light was so warm and welcoming.

I am *so thankful* for our military and their families. What a sacrifice that I do NOT take for granted.


Sandy said...

Everything is so pretty, Julie! Our
taste in decorating is the same but
I can't talk my hubby into all the
white yet! I'll just have to keep
enjoying yours.

Amy Kinser said...

Very pretty room. Those frames are gorgeous.

oldgreymare said...

What a delightful room and Woobie stole my heart.


Cozy Home Scenes said...

Adorable picture of your furbaby!

I like your wire flower container. I bought one ages ago not on a stand but have never known really what to do with it. Yours inspires me to attempt to dig through the attic and see if I can make it work in my home somehow.

Dianna said...

Your home is always so cozy looking, Julie. People will come in there to view your home once it is on the market and fall in love with the place! The best part is that you do it for your family to have a comfortable place to retreat to.

Joyce said...

Julie! The post on my old site was a joke!!!! My daughter and I were baiting my stalker! lol! I wish we won the lotto so papa could retire and we could pay things off. Sorry if I confused you.

Privet and Holly said...

Your room reminds
me of something you
would see from a
gentler, more gracious
era....A lot like YOU!
The picture of Woobie
is beyond precious!
xx Suzanne
PS: Always keeping our
military in my prayers!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Love your pretty sunny room, Julie! So very cozy and welcoming! And your Woobie.....just adorable!

Happy WW to you!

xoox laurie

billypandnikkysmom said...

What a beautiful room! I would love to sit in there early in the morning with a hot cup of coffee & a good book...I hope that all is well, praying for our Military always. Until they all come home! Have a great day! (((((((Hugs)))))))

GardenofDaisies said...

Julie, everything is just so pretty, with the sunshine pouring in the window! I love all your fancy white wicker pieces. And gothic frames make me think of church windows. :-) said...

Oh Julie Whoobie is soooo cute! How cuddly:) I love the color of your hydrangeas. I am planning on planting more next year. I also LOVE your cottage home:) That wicker chair is awesome! Hope your Son is doing well.
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Dianna said...

Hello there...thanks for stopping by this evening. I just felt like being silly in my presentation of the fact that I've been busy with fall cleaning. I still have a ways to go before I am finished, but with the grace and strength of God I am seeing my goals accomplished day by day.

I'm probably not back at posting yet on a regular basis. Blogging takes a lot of time...and right now that is something I don't have a lot of to really sit and concentrate enough to do much blogging. But I WILL be back on a regular basis before long, Lord willing.

Take care...praying for you, Kurt and your family. I pray that all is going well for him in Iowa. Justin? How is he doing?