Tuesday, December 28, 2010
White Wednesday!...last one for 2010
Finishing up this year with a final FUN White Wednesday before 2011 rings in.
Here's the link to join in with Kathleen as she wraps up another year. Or if you just want to browse and view....either way!
We definitely finished out Christmas Day here in Charlotte with a White Christmas. The news reports said it was the first in over 50 years. Pretty!...but oh so cold.
An exciting find from Craig's List. My Petsitting boss sent me a Christmas Card with a $20. check in it that was so unexpected. I scored this light with her gift, and then my sweet man hung it for me when he was here for Christmas. Love that he can do these things... It hangs in my entry hall. I do not have soaring ceilings in my cottage, so it has to hang pretty close to the ceiling to keep anyone from hitting their head!!!
I saw this tray at the same store that the breadbox came from. It had a wooden wall cabinet on top of it, but my eye caught the white corner with a handle and some wicker edging showing. This was already white!
It only needed to be cleaned and have the glass removed because there were dark paint splatters underneath the glass top. The tray was plain white, but I had a roll of black toile wallpaper,(yes from GW).. and thought a piece would look perfect under the glass.
I love this find.... It sits in my dining room.
This mirror was another GW find at an earlier time. It has been hanging in my bathroom. (This was also on a bottom shelf near the floor.) It remained just like I found it except for a bath in Windex, and a little sparkle star added to it.
I want to share that I think a lot of people go through the stores and just surface hunt, and at eye level. I have learned after years of mostly thrift store shopping, to first stand back and look from a distance, scanning way up high, and way down low, as I walk slowly. Then I move in for the close-up searching...moving things around on the shelves to see what's at the back...and squatting to see the very back of the bottom shelves. It is careful searches that allow you to see what others miss...or so I think! ALSO - be able to envision what you can do with it to make it all YOU. A little paint and polish....Some things that are ugly just need someone to give them some love and attention. (think Charlie Brown tree) The thrill of the hunt.
**I would also share here that on Craig's List - if you ever are looking for an item, that some postings are not always what they seem, sometimes you just have to click for a real quick view. The floral metal chandy above was simply listed as a "kitchen light- $20."...(???????) I clicked to see... accurate description?? you be the judge. - (like GW, you have to dig and look) it takes more time - but in the long run saves hundreds of dollars and sometimes gets you one of a kind items.**
Okay...that's my tip about treasure hunting.
This is another angel my mama gave to me. This little cherub pedestal was on her sunporch. She was trying to clear things out...and asked me to take it. It was bitter sweet, knowing what she was doing, but yet knowing I was making her happy by taking it. All of her giftings are beautiful sentimental treasures for my heart.
I love all the detail and carving on the post.
Today, I went over to my Dad's to help him go through Mom's clothes and shoes to pull out Spring/Summer items to take to consignment stores. Then I went through some tupperware in a big box, and then..... I went through all of her jewelry..She was a jewelry loving girl...just like her mama before her. SO MUCH!!!! Oh my. I picked out a handful of pieces. It didn't hit me too hard at the time, because there was just so much, but when I got home and went through my box of picks...it was quite hard. I hung one of the pearl strands in my bathroom so that I can see it every day. It is very sentimental...and when I look at it I will think of her.
Well, bloggy sisters... it certainly has been fun and special sharing different whites and other color treasures I have found or redone in 2010, and seeing all the other whites that have been shared over at Kathleen's White Wednesdays this year. The number of participants has just exploded..It is hard to visit all of them...but fun to do a few at the end of the day.
Thanks to all who have stopped by today and visited. I hope your Wednesday "Hump-Day" will lead you into a downhill rest of the week.
Hope your Winter Whites are beautiful snow days and lovely cotton clouds in blue skies. Hugs to all my bloggy sisters...
Closing with a White fluffy smile from my Gideon! Now go give one of your own smiles away! :-) God's Best Blessings of Peace and Joy to you today.