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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Shabby Queen Christmas I

Dear Friends

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  My father and my oldest brother came to see me and we had a great visit.  No Friday Goodwill Find but instead I have been decorating for Christmas!  Shabbyqueen is my Instagram name and if you want to see a sneak peek of things to come, I would welcome you following me on Instagram, you will not be disappointed!  This year I'm going with some rose gold and a crown for my tree.  My mantel has a vintage frame with angels who are saying "Be your own single beauty!"  I have several vignettes, a silver bowl with angel wings and bells, a little pink and aqua.  My living room has new paint, a bigger TV and armoire we had to redo to hold the TV, and new curtains to show case my "Shabby Queen" Christmas tree.  These are just a few pics and my mantel is done.  Stay tune, the tree is yet to come.

Much love, Debby!










Monday, November 21, 2016

Off The Wall Fall Table...

Dear Friends

Time has a way of ticking by, even if the pretty clock has stopped.  The holidays are upon us and I've been talking about a table setting for Thanksgiving but instead I'm calling this post "Off The Wall Fall Table.  If you go back a few post you will see my "Off The Wall Spring Table".  Literally all the China came off the wall!  I've used old platters for Fall not your normal, a beautiful bowl for the flowers and the silverware holders I made from a goodwill gift.  The candle holders were bought at goodwill and cleaned with vinegar.  Crochet table cloth, amber glasses with gold and wine goblets with cracks, to seem old.  I know this isn't your norm but that's the joy of posting on my blog I only post what "I Love"!  I hope you do to.  Please enjoy every moment of your time with friends and family!  My mother will be gone five years the day after Thanksgiving and we had the best holidays together.  I did my best this year without you but you are continuously in my heart and the reason for this blog.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and may your memories keep you strong!

Debby










Saturday, November 19, 2016

Reflections Of Life...

Dear Friends

My anniversary gift is hung.  Isn't she beautiful?  Now you know why I wanted the wall of mirrors.  The wall of mirrors reflect the crystals beautifully.  This Thanksgiving day Robert Earl Cline & Deborah Denise Lockey will be married 32 years.  Yes, Deb and Earl made it through some of the reflections of life.  Young love, a post pone wedding, two adult beautiful children, work, house notes, death, funerals, lay off and aging and they said it would not last.  I look at these reflections and time has a way of getting away from you.  I laugh, cry and I am thankful for my loving man who I have shared all these memories and seasons of life with.  I love him more than he will ever know.  Deb and Earl, have always complimented each other much like these mirrors and crystals and we will continue to enjoy our reflections of life.

Thank you for tuning in.

Debby







Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday Goodwill Finds:Thankful, Grateful, Blessed!

Dear Friends

Thank you for tuning in and I am continuously"Thankful, Grateful and very Blessed."  Just a quick post of my mantel with these lovely "Friday Goodwill Finds" brass candlesticks, I soaked in vinegar to make them as good as new.  I filled the antique bowl with roses and you don't have to be a florist to do this.  I will be using them on my Thanksgiving table, please tune in for more shabby beautiful, you won't be disappointed!

Debby








Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday Goodwill Finds:Harmony

Dear Friends

A lot going on at Cline Cottage, new heating system for the house, still painting, hanging a chandy and his&hers Harmony end tables my Loving Man fell in love with from Goodwill!  They were a little over $10 each and I painted them and he cleaned the hard ware with toothpaste and TaDa!  I'm so upset that I did not get a before picture.  My table has sexy curves with a lamp from a thrift store it's different, not sure I'm totally in love, I like it turned to just white.  My husbands table has straight lines and is larger than my table. I bought him a new lamp that is not so feminine with new slate coasters.  The bowl of glittery pine cones will go on the coffee table when we finish the chandy.  The chandy is finally electrified!  The Harmony end tables were a mess from Goodwill but with paint they have definitely brought Harmony and more bling to Cline Cottage.  Have a great weekend!

Debby







Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hush...Hush

Dear Friends

I spent a four day holiday with my family and celebrated my daughters birthday at the Biltmore, Ashville and Reynolda Park in Winston Salem.  Time has a way of making you enjoy the simple things for example, picnics, walks, sloppy chicken and stopping to smell the roses.  With Halloween around the corner have you ever watched the movie Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte?  I am a big Betty Davis fan and when the kids were young we watched the movie, I fell asleep and they would be haunted by her lovers head bouncing off the stairs forever!!!  (Bad Mother) I bought the two small girl and boy statues at my sons house, (a sweet junk store the same store I bought the vintage radio), they already had the mask.  While the shop keeper was packing me up she dropped and broke the girl.  It was an Avon perfume bottle that came a part at the neck, LOL and rolled and still had the perfume in it.  What a great interlude to "Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte and Halloween.  My mantel is decorated for Halloween and memories of Hush...Hush...

May the good spirits be with you!

Debby