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!

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 re-purposed 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 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!

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.