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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday Goodwill Gestures

Dear Friends

Don't bother adjusting your TV, this is a real post about giving.  This beautiful embroidery ribbon, was a gift from my beautiful niece Brittanie.  Brittanie knows I love roses and the talented person who did this work signed and dated the piece.  A lot of time and love and repurposed into beautiful silverware holders for my fall table.  I also decoupaged a pumpkin to match!  The other giving part I wanted to mention is a thank you to angel in the grocery store parking lot who gave me a ride home after locking two sets of keys in my vehicle.  Some days are hard and I have always been a hard learner.  Goodwill comes in all shapes and forms and I believe everything comes back.  I will be celebrating my daughters birthday this weekend with my family, cherish every moment.  Goodwill to all!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Goodwill Find:Magic Mirror On The Wall

Dear Friends

Who is the fairest one of all?  Does that bring back memories?  Mirrors have so much history, superstition and wonder, I love them.  I found a sweet mirror at Goodwill to add to my collection.  After painting my living room the beautiful ivory, I brought in the armoire that was in my bedroom to house a larger TV.   All for my loving man, I'm still working on that project but it has beautiful mirrors and wanted to hang my collection of mirrors to mimic the mirrors on the armoire and add light, I'm really happy with the changes.  Speaking of light,  I have removed the ceiling fan I've had for years.  I will be adding a beautiful chandelier that I purchased for my anniversary, I love bling don't you!  I also found three beautiful rose bone plates at Goodwill and added them to my pink sweater pumpkins.  Here is just a sneak peak of the chandelier, so stay tune for more shabby beautiful!


Monday, October 3, 2016

Fall In Love With Fall

Dear Blogging Friends

Just wanted to share a few pics of pallet pumpkins made by my daughter and I.  My daughter loves farm house decorating.  The scale as you have seen before in my pics was a Christmas gift to my daughter from me and her dad.  Do you remember the ugliest bench post?  Pulled out of the dump and transformed, to me this is real shabby beauty.  Enjoy all Fall beauty and fall in love with what you already have around the house.  More shabby beautiful to come.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday Goodwill Find: Weighing In For Fall

Dear Friends

Happy Fall Everyone!  My Friday Goodwill Find is a stainless scale I painted white, still not sure about the white paint but wanted it to fit in my Christmas decor.  So, the color may change but what about the price, made sure to include my before and after.  I made pink pumpkins with milk glass stems, bet you haven't seen these anywhere and pink acorns.  I included a picture of pumpkins my daughter and I made with my famous Grand Dog, Sailor. There are changes at Cline Cottage, my living room has been green for years, goodby green, hello ivory, the color reminds me of a beautiful string of pearls.

Happy Fall, Debby

Sunday, September 18, 2016

No Sew Bolster Pillow

Dear Friends

Are you looking for something simple to dress up your bed?  Possibly something you already have in the house?  I loved the table cloth from Goodwill so much I decided to use it as a bolster pillow in my guest room.  No sew, you fold and roll a small quilt first or any throw and then fold the table cloth in half and cover the quilt and tie the ends with some lace or any pretty thing you have on hand.  I made sure the pretty part of the table cloth was front and center.  A way to display a table cloth on your beautiful bed.   I decided  to serve up some pretty fall pumpkins on my silver tray, silver you can find at Goodwill most days and all pumpkins made by Debby and displayed them on the bed as well.  Just a simple no sew pillow and a silver tray served with pumpkin royalty!  Don't you agree?  BTW, it's always Cinderella time in the Cinderella Guest Room!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday Goodwill Find: Grandmothers Fall

Dear Friends

I'm a true believer that all beautiful and classic things never go out.  The current issue of Romantic Homes featured some beautiful needle point.  I love needle point and I'm finishing up a few pieces found at Goodwill.  My Goodwill Find is this faux needle point throw ($5) and I love that it compliments my needle point pumpkin I made out of a needle point piece found at Goodwill.  My husband confessed that his grandmother would love the rocking chair and throw and there you have it, "Grandmothers Fall!"   I never had the chance to meet Ulla Maye Cline but I know she loved flowers and beautiful things and had the best biscuits in the world.  Enjoy the moments we have with the ones we love!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

DIY Heart Topiary

Dear Friends,

Wanted to share my DIY Heart Topiaries I made out of a left over block of wood that my loving man drilled a small hole thru.  I took the Mommy Dearest wire hanger and formed a heart.  I did cut the round part of the hanger off and stuck the end thru the hole of the block and hammered the ends into the wood at the bottom of the block.

As you can see my pot of variegated ivy is over flowing and wanted to start the Topiaries now so they can grow thru the winter.  I just pulled out some good roots of the ivy and planted them in some pots left over from summer plants, painted them to!  I intend on transplanting the Topiaries into my window boxes to add a bit of whimsy for Spring.  Topiaries are expensive at nurseries which is where I got my idea.  The chalk board is a very old mirror that I saved from Goodwill and the wood frame was terribly broke but after a light coat of white paint you can't even tell.  I wanted to share the author of the quote so I typed the entire quote on the chalkboard.  I did my best with the short version in my own handwriting as you can see.

So bring in a bit of green from the outdoors and your house maybe transformed!