Sunday, September 30, 2012

So Long September


I can't believe how quickly September passed.   I'm pulling out a few Halloween decorations, but  only a few.  With my daughter away at college, there's less traffic through the house, and the fellas don't really seem to notice the decor.

I love this old metal chair.  Pam and I found it at a yard sale a couple of years ago.  The old blue lantern is something my husband found through a friend.

We chatted with some very nice people at our yard sale this weekend.  I'm out in the country, so it we didn't expect a lot of traffic.  I think the best part was the cutest little boy that loved the antique desk we had.  About every 5 minutes he would ask his mom if they were getting the desk.  It was a great strategy on his part, because his mom got the desk :)

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Local Sale Saturday- Murfreesboro/Rockvale Area

Pam and I are having a little yard sale/furniture sale on Saturday.  I'm selling the huge antique mirror from my dining room.  It is just over 7 feet tall and wide $500.

We will have:

* triple dresser in Annie Sloan Country Grey chalk paint
PB Teen large pink bean bag with "Hailey" embroidered (like new)
many pieces of furniture, most vintage or antique 
large antique trunks 
reproduction iron bed (full size)
21 bottle wine fridege (black and stainless) $40
misc. decor items

If you would like directions, or have any questions, please email me at

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Front Porch

I've been working on sprucing up the porches.   I have a lot of porch on this house.  More than I can keep up with.  I keep adding a bit more each weekend.  We are actually in the process of converting the screened porch into an enclosed room.  I'm so excited about getting a whole new room!

First came the mums and the flag.  Last weekend we added the wreaths.  I thought these were a great deal from Sam's Club.  They were $30 each.  Of course with 2 front doors, all I could think was Cha Ching!  I looked online at  various places and then went to TJ Max trying to find something less expensive.  But, I found less was just less.  My husband kindly went back to Sam's last weekend and bought these.  They are really big - I think they are 23" or so.

This weekend I bought the little flag from Dollar General and tied to my ladder I had in the kitchen.  I stopped by our local farm stand down the street and got a couple more pumpkins.

I normally use this milk can as a side table, when sitting on my vintage metal bench drinking coffee.

Some close-ups of the wreaths.    This is really a lot of wreath.  

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Book Page Wrapping Paper

I just wanted to share my latest find from the dollar bins at Target.  Book page wrapping paper.  

I'm thinking this could be handy for a variety of uses, outside the obvious.  Since it was only $1, I bought 3 rolls.  

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

All Because Of A Dishtowel


This afternoon I went to Target to get a mattress pad for my daughter's dorm bed.  While I was there, I thought I'd check out the dishtowel aisle for something fallish.  I was thrilled to find this grainsack dishtowel.  It came as a set with a solid pumpkin color towel. 

 I knew I had to find another use for this towel.

After walking through my house draping it over this and that, I decided this stool needed a makeover.  The stool was black, but I gave it a couple of coats of Sherwin Williams Perfect Griege.  I distressed it just a little so bits of black show through. The towel says "Fairhaven Dry Goods 1918". 

This is how it looked before.


***Just a special Note if you are local to Nashville/Murfreesboro, TN***

Pam and I will be having a furniture/remodeling/yardsale at my house in the Rockvale area on Sat/Sun Sept. 29th & 30th.  We will have some of our flea market pieces, plus lots of other furniture, including the huge 7 ft. antique mirror from my dining room.  We will post pictures and more information a little later.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall Decorating and Dollar Store Fillers

I just wanted to share some things I've picked up at Dollar General and Dollar Tree this week.  These inexpensive items have helped me in putting a few fall arrangements together.  The moss came from Dollar Tree, where everything is a dollar.  I'm loving these faux acorns.  I got a small bag of the acorns, pine cones and couple of fabric leaves for $3 at Dollar General.

I used the moss and acorn mix with a ceramic pumpkin we found in a SoHo shop while in New York several years ago. I paid less for it than I did the acorns.


 I used more of the acorn mix and moss in these antique jars I had.  I added some red and orange fabric leaves and some little faux pumpkins and gourds that I  also got at Dollar General. Each of these were $3 or less. The small pears I found at Target on clearance this week for $2.50 for a box.

I just love the lid on this jar.

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