Friday Goodwill Find:Puffy Hearts

Dear Friends

I've had this velvet blouse I found at Goodwill for sometime, which unfortunately was to small but new I could repurpose it into something pretty.  I made these puffy hearts and painted and spelled LOVE.  How about some beautiful Valentine eye candy to go with the puffy heats.  I've included some of my favorite cherubs on my mantel with porcelain roses.  The blond cherub is my very favorite and included a picture of my mom and dad when they were young and in love.  The architectural piece I found at Hobby Lobby for a song and loved the heart cut out at the top.  Are you in love?  If not my Cupid is ready to shoot his bow and arrow and pierce your heart to stoke the flames of love!

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Dear Friends

Baby it's cold outside and I wanted to share a delicious soup recipe that will warm your heart!  My loving man found this recipe while streaming.  He says he wants to learn to cook but I always end up in the kitchen.  Don't get me wrong, I love to cook but I'm one of those who usually doesn't measure and never follows a recipe so teaching is hard for those who want to learn.  I do know this loaded potato soup was amazing!  I did substitute the cheese for white cheddar which I prefer to cook with  if the recipe calls for cheddar.  I love Cabot Vermont extra sharp, and I added more broth and did half milk and half & half.  I love Laura Vitale "Loaded Potato Soup", recipe.  I'm going to try her garlic bread and lasagna next and can't wait to share.

Here is the link for the soup.  

Loaded Potato Soup

Saving Grace & Anniversary

Dear Friends

Yes, four years ago I hit "Publish"... I love my blog and it has been my "Saving Grace"!  I hope my blog makes you smile and encourages you to make your world more beautiful.  If you have tuned in thank you!  To my family and blog friends thank you.  Today there is no Friday Goodwill Find but I found this print at Salvation Army.  If you love SHABBY you will love this beautiful cherub print and all you have to do is leave a comment and it could be yours!  The lucky winner will receive the print and a beautiful Debby Goes Shabby Valentine Gift!  The winner will be picked randomly by my loving man on Valentine's Day!  The frame is not included, it would cost a fortune to ship, very heavy!  The print is brand new still in the plastic and is pristine and beautiful!  Perfect for your shabby home!

Ladies, do not throw those roses out you receive for Valentines, dry them!    I find if you leave them upright they dry prettier.  I made this garland from my dried roses from Christmas with a light weight wire, all I did was wrap the roses around the wire.  Thank you again for tuning in!

Friday Goodwill Finds: A Shabby Girl Can Change...

Dear Friends

How is your new year going?  I am counting the days down until Spring!!!  With Old Man Winter comes the blues, so I am doing everything I can to stay warm and happy.  I decided to bring Lola out of the craft or sewing room and change her dress.  She so deserved a new dress and I found this one at Goodwill.  It's a beautiful cream and pearl and its beautiful in the candle light.  I added wings that I painted a pretty cream and added lots of pearls around her neck.  Lola has changed from my scissor holder to a shabby beautiful angel.  Next, I decided to change my lamp, I really didn't like the one previously posted so I found "Diana" and I love the way she looks on my harmony end table.  My goodwill finds are a few inexpensive beauties, a hull flower decanter, crystal salt and pepper shakers and a small ribbon milk glass bowl, to hold beautiful roses until I change my mind.  If you are looking for an inexpensive way to freshen up your home, just look around and add beautiful flowers to a few Friday Goodwill Finds to make it shabby beautiful!

Love At First Sight

Dear Friends

Happy New Year!  Is all your Christmas put away?  I always get a sad feeling when it's all boxed up.  My husband tells me he fell in love with me at first sight.  Do you believe in love at first sight?  Well, I have to admit, after 32 years of marriage, two beautiful happy and independent adult children I've had my spell on Robert for quite a while.  My anniversary Armoire I bought for him not so much love.  He disliked it so I was thrilled to transform or remodel this beauty into a smart TV holder we both could love.  This was hard, I had a vision and had a hard time communicating my vision to several people.  I insisted on keeping the integrity of the beautiful mirrored doors.  My daughter was the only one who understood my vision and with her help and my loving mans help, we did it. The armoire is decorated with silk lamp shades from goodwill and a faux rose vine.  Debby and loving man are not your everyday DIYers but with perseverance we widened these beautiful doors and kept the beautiful mirrors that I feel in love with at first sight, LOL!  The center piece of the Armoire is waiting to become shabby beautiful again. This anniversary gift has many layers (paint) similar to everything in life, don't give up on that beauty, it may just need a little love and inspiration or a little shabby beautiful.