Wednesday, April 16, 2014

57c Art for an All White Room and Thrifty Life Thursday #14


Yes, it was .57c. See it on the bottom of the piece? You can read a price upside down, I know you can. 



It is embossed paper...lovely. I will frame it in a lovely thrift store frame, painted white, of course. It will probably cost $2 or something like that. That's just the way it goes here.

Then I can hang it in my all-white bedroom...or wherever.

You'll be the first to see it when it is finished!

Meanwhile, for all you kind, forgiving, grace-filled 
blog friends, show us your latest thrifty finds!

THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #14

Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures 
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere. 
Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome, as long as they have a second-hand element.
    • Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled, thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned or second hand.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
    Etiquette:
      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life some way - via Blogger, Pinterest or Facebook or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar to the right.
      • Please link your post (not your blog address) back to Revisionary Life.             
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      Features:
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
      24
       And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

      Possibly Linking With:
      Sunday
      Sunday Show-off Link Party
      Nifty Thrifty Sunday
      Sundays at Home
      Monday
      Mod Mix Monday
      Revival Monday
      Masterpiece Monday
      Make it Pretty Monday
      Tuesday
      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
      Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Wednesday
      Blissfully White Wednesday
      Wow Us Wednesday
      Show Me What Ya Got
      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Thursday
      Under $100 Link Party
      Creative Inspirations
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Friday
      Feathered Nest Friday
      Furniture Feature Friday
      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Saturday
      Party Junk
      Get Schooled Saturday
      Show and Tell Saturday




      Sunday, April 13, 2014

      What in the World Is It? and a Missing Link


      First, SORRY about the missing link...to the Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party...I feel like such a ditz...even though my blonde hair is from a box.

      I thought I was doing ok getting it done late, but I forgot one of the most important parts...the link to the party. 

      Instead of doing it at this late date, I'm skipping this week until Wednesday night, and we'll have a redo of #14. That gives you a whole week to find new stuff, make it beautiful and finish whatever else you might be working on!


      Now, I'm calling on all my wise friends out there who know antique stuff much better than I do - like Linda and Donna, who identified a piece of Italian Tole I found at a thrift store without even being asked. 

      If you have any clues about the piece photographed in this post, I'd love to know! I found it at the same thrift store where I found the Italian Tole. 


      My limited knowledge base has guessed about it...but I may not be on target. Here's what I think:

      It is an art nouveau inspired candlestick. 


      It appears to be old, but it might be a reproduction. 


      It is not a mass-produced piece. It is cast of brass or bronze, probably in two or three parts, and joined together.


      I have not found any marks on it. I only found one of them (for .27c) which Hannah did not think was cool. I bought it anyway.

      So, tell me, any ideas? I love a mystery - especially one with a happy ending. Is it worth more than .27c?

      Word for the Day:
      1 Corinthians 15:50-52

      50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

      Possibly Linking With:
      Sunday
      Sunday Show-off Link Party
      Nifty Thrifty Sunday
      Sundays at Home
      Monday
      Mod Mix Monday
      Revival Monday
      Masterpiece Monday
      Make it Pretty Monday
      Tuesday
      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
      Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Wednesday
      Blissfully White Wednesday
      Wow Us Wednesday
      Show Me What Ya Got
      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Thursday
      Under $100 Link Party
      Creative Inspirations
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Friday
      Feathered Nest Friday
      Furniture Feature Friday
      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Saturday
      Party Junk
      Get Schooled Saturday
      Show and Tell Saturday






      Friday, April 11, 2014

      Waiting for White and Thrifty Life Thursday # 13 Features



      This past couple of weeks has been fairly mmmm...crazy around here...probably about the same as at your house. Yesterday, Hannah's movers arrived to take the collection of thrift store furniture finds and boxes of "stuff" to her new home. 

      As they worked putting stickers on everything, I surveyed the odd assortment of chairs, tables and decorative items - none of which matched anything. I suppose the abundance of un-revised thrift store stuff gave me a glimpse of what people might feel when they see a diamond in the rough. 

      You know - that "deer in the headlights" look that says, "What in the world have I gotten myself into now...?" I actually felt like I should tell the movers that it was all getting ready to get a nice, new coat of paint on it. I was pretty sure they thought it was the saddest lot of furniture they had seen in a while - or maybe EVER. 

      I called Hannah and said, "It looks PREEETTTY bad. But I KNOW it will all look better with a coat of white plaster paint, so don't worry..."  To which she replied, "Mom - I've seen it all. A lot. I know...," without the slightest hint of deer in the headlights sound in her sweet voice. 

      Today she phoned to let me know the movers had just unloaded the stuff in her house. And she said, "It's beginning to feel like home." She said that BEFORE one drop of white home-made plaster paint has been mixed or applied. Lord, bless her. I just love that girl!

      Speaking of what a nice coat of white paint can do...let's get this show on the road! Better late than never...right?

      A dated vintage spice rack becomes a thing of beauty (and function) once Cecilia from The B Farm gets her hands on it! 


      Crystelle from Crystelle Boutique shared a fun post with ideas for decorating with vintage flash cards. (She shared two more fun projects as well, so my choice of which to feature was not easy!)

      Picture

      Abby from Abby's Way shared a lovely vignette with us from her stairwell. She used a lace curtain from her grandmother to cover a window and it is so charming!


      I messed up! Please forgive me. Thrifty Life Thursday #14 is postponed until Wednesday evening this week.

      Word for the Day:
      If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

      Possibly Linking With:
      Sunday
      Sunday Show-off Link Party
      Nifty Thrifty Sunday
      Sundays at Home
      Monday
      Mod Mix Monday
      Revival Monday
      Masterpiece Monday
      Make it Pretty Monday
      Tuesday
      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
      Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Wednesday
      Blissfully White Wednesday
      Wow Us Wednesday
      Show Me What Ya Got
      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Thursday
      Under $100 Link Party
      Creative Inspirations
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Friday
      Feathered Nest Friday
      Furniture Feature Friday
      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Saturday
      Party Junk
      Get Schooled Saturday
      Show and Tell Saturday