I love kids...
I love animals...
Naturally, I am drawn to prints that combine the two.
Last month I was in the Goodwill, and this print was stacked behind a bunch of other framed art. It was in one of those poster frames with plexi-glass and the gold plastic clip on edges. Oh my...such an unbefitting choice.
Yes, this was one of those treasures sitting in a thrifted corner, calling out to me.
I love the little boy in the sailor outfit. Look at this precious face.
The tag said $1.99. Sold.
True to my habit and my budget, I then set it aside in the closet and began the wait. Watching the thrift stores for a frame with or without matting that would fit the print. This past weekend...I found it. (always carry a tape measure in your purse!) Very ugly painting, but perfect blue mat in the perfect size (ugly chipped brown) large frame. Tag said 3.99. Sold.
I brought the frame home, took it apart, cleaned the glass. Painted the frame white...put it all back together.
This is my newest treasure in my Master bath. The blue mat matches perfectly.
So for 6.00 and some elbow grease, I have a precious little sailor boy with his two adorable pups gracing my walls. Makes me smile...truly.
So besides my treasure find ~ what is today's post really about?
I love my kids...
I love my dogs...
I love blue-and-white combined.
I love art that makes me smile, that touches my heart.
I LOVE finding a DEAL and a treasure in a thrift/resale shop.
I am continuously learning the art of the term...."Wait For It."
Whether it is for a material item, or an answered prayer, or an unveiling of God's plan for my life journey, I have found that most of life is about "waiting" for something...a tool, used by God's grace, to develop PATIENCE in my daily walk.
What do you find yourself waiting on today? Are you mastering the virtue of patience and longsuffering?
"Wait on the LORD;Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!" (Psalm 27:14)
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for?My hope is in You." (Psalm 39:7)
"Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me."( Micah 7:7)
And I am SOOOOOOOO waiting for the day I can get my arms around my man again.
Waiting....Waiting....Waiting... I love my man...my hero.
Have a blessed day...all who stop by...whatever you are waiting on, I hope that you are growing stronger each day as you watch for the answer... Sending little showers of hugs and happy hearts your way...