Saturday, August 18, 2012

One Year Blogging - Celebrating With Rust...

So, I decided to buy myself a present. :)

In my last post, I mentioned drooling 
over an old rusty green wagon.

Seriously. I saw it, and I WANTED it. 
I actually left the store without it.
But I kept thinking about it all morning at work.
So I took a lunch and went to buy it.
Thankfully it was still there!

My sweet picker guys Jack and Greg had 
chosen it just for me. So I felt a tad OBLIGATED.

You know these things work. 
One MUST maintain 
healthy business relationships, right?
They thought of ME. I was flattered.
(Or maybe I should NOT have been? Hmm.)

 She still has the original rubber
handle and old wheels.
(There I go again. The wagon must be a girl.)

And her wheels are original. 
I can make out lettering on the sides.
It says something like G A M I LL SPECIAL.
Any clues?

Do you love that color as much as I do?
I like it so much, that now
I'm thinking of painting my front door 
that turquoise-y green. 

And I can imagine her now...
full of fall pumpkins, gourds and flowers.

Though I will need to see what I can do to 
keep her from completely rusting out.
I like rust, but I must be practical. 

They also found me another thing of beauty...

This is definitely the largest colander I have ever owned.
I don't think I could AFFORD enough apples to fill this thing.

But isn't she lovely? (Another girl.)
I think I DO have some masculine items...
I just can't remember what they are.

It IS rather Frenchy of me...assigning
genders to all my inanimate objects.

And the best part of all in my self-indulgent 
rusty-love celebration? It only set me back
twenty buckaroos.

Yep - $15 for the wagon
and $5 for the colander.

How about them apples for 
a nice way to celebrate one year 
of Revisionary Life?

Thank you for reading.
Thank you for leaving kind, encouraging comments.
Thank you for being the BEST virtual friends
a girl could have. And I mean that.

And I'd also like to wish a very happy anniversary to
one of my very best virtual friends - 
Lynn of Shabby Story.

We both began blogging on the same
day - August 18, 2011. 

If by some chance you've not yet visited Lynn,
DO IT. She knows how to style like
nobody's business. Her home is cozy,
fresh, airy and light - with just the right amount 
of STUFF. And she's very clever at
re-purposing things and making you
wonder why you never thought of it!

I promise I'll show you my rusty present
all decked out for fall before long!

Word for the Day:
Matthew 6:19-20
19  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures 
on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where 
thieves break in and steal,
20  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, 
where neither moth nor rust destroys 
and where thieves do not break in and steal.

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lynn said...

oh, i love her...and her! the color is amazing on the wagon, revi! and i love the patina on the strainer!

i almost bought one a few weeks ago, to set a xmas tree it, now, i wish i had!

congrats on your anniversary--you've made blogging a real treat for me:)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Revi!
and Happy Blogiversary to you!

I love the green wonderful and vintage-y too.
I'm going to check out the other blog...have a great sunday. Pat

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy blog anniversary! Love your wagon! And the colander.

I would try spar varnish on the wagon, I use it rash year on a metal sculpture we have outside.

Courtney said...

Congrats on one year of blogging Revi!! I'm almost there myself - how time flies!! To think how much furniture has been revamped, thrifty finds re loved and blog posts about it all have happened, not to mention how our houses looked 12 months ago!!
It's been worth every second as I'm sure you'll agree!!
Keep up the great work!!

~ Liz ~ said...

This is so worth $15 bucks, any day of the week! Your picker guys did good! I'm not gonna lie, that is one good looking wagon, despite the original rubber that's going bad. My rusty red one does not even begin to touch the beauty of this one. The color is fabulous. Wanna trade? And I know what you mean about not buying and thinking of it all day. There is a 6 drawer midcentury dresser that I want at Goodwill. Been there two more times to see if it's still there or if the price has been reduced. It was still there and down to $30 Friday. I didn't want to pay more than $20 but now I can't stop thinking about it. Passing it up was probably a big mistake. It's probably gone. I am going today to get it if it's still there. I DO hope so but not counting on it. Strike while the iron's hot! It's a hard lesson to learn, but glad you did it with this wagon.
Happiest of anniversaries to you!

Kim said...

Revi-Paint that door that color. Stunning. And Happy Blog Birthday. I can't wait to read another year with you!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what? $20 total for the rustys? LOVE IT!!!!!

Clara said...

You always find the coolest stuff. She would look lovely with pumpkins and corn adorning her. I have got to find some good junk stores around here. They are all so expensive and believe me I've been to most of them. I have resorted to thrift stores and garage sales for the best prices. I think I need to take a trip to Texas. LOL

Cathy said...

Nothing more lovely than turquoise-green and rust!

Art and Sand said...

Your wagon is wonderful. I had an old rusted wagon in my front garden for several years. One day, I was planting some new flowers and my trowel went right through the bottom of the wagon. I was so sad to see it ( probably a she) go.

Enjoy the beautiful patina of your wagon.

live-love-laugh said...

OMG i love that cart, it's adorable, imagine how much it's seen, being dragged along behind a little girl years ago. i Love things with a story!!
i hope you'll stop by our linky and share this with all of us.
xx hope to see you there

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

oooh! a wagon like that would make a magical photo prop! found you from lynn's/shabby story. :)

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Happy Anniversary!
Oh yes, they are perfect! And I LOVE the turquoise on the wagon!!
If you are worried about the wagon you can use a spray like Tremclad clear. It helps protect outside metal.
Debbie :)

Angie said...

Love, love, LOVE it! Congratulations on your 1 year blog and getting that little gift for yourself!

I'll be featuring you next week, Revi!
Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Angie @ Knick of Time

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I love her and her chippiness! The turquoise color on the wagon is so pretty. I wonder about the stores behind the wagon, who rode in it and what stories does it hold! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love the patina!!
Greetings from Australia♥

Anne said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary.Awesome finds.And amazing prices too! I would not be able to pass those up either!

Stephanie said...

She is perfect with really amazing coloring. I think the price was a real bargain. She'll look lovely this fall and every other season.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Must say you are brave (re the rust and all) - can't wait to see the finished product.

Popped in from FMFPTY's THT.

Tammy said...

Awesome finds! Love them both. Wow, wow, wow! Thank you for link this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

Martha said...

LOVE your new girls, especially that wagon. What a gorgeous color!! Happy blogaversary :)

Pa Ul said...

Your post is great to read. I was amazed this blog of mine a year now.