Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hannah's Fab Find & Thrifty Life Thursday #10

Sorry I'm late, but family first! 

Hannah and I have been shopping - we have always been recreational shoppers together - it's "what we do."

Tuesday afternoon and evening were so much fun! Hannah and I visited antiques stores, thrift stores and consignment shops looking for furniture for her future house. She will be relocating from Houston to Oklahoma City! 

She treated me to dinner at a gourmet pizza cafe, where we enjoyed a pizza with bacon, goat cheese, jalapeno peppers, and candied almonds! For those of you who like sweet and hot together like I do, it was FAB. 

The most fun thing of all was spending time with Hannah. We like the same kinds of things - visually and food-wise. 
I marvel that I was able to grow this woman I would choose to have as a friend if we were not mom and daughter...

Thank you, God! You gave me the desire of my heart. If I could have chosen her from a catalog or have had the wisdom and creativity to designed her, I would have done exactly what you did. :)

OK - enough mushy mom stuff!

What do you think of her vintage typewriter table? We couldn't find a price on it at first, so we had to ask, and the nice lady called the booth owner. $25 AS IS. 

Hannah immediately said, "I'LL TAKE IT!!!" I, being the mom, said, "Let us take a closer look to make sure it is sturdy, etc..."

It was sufficiently sturdy, and the chips were nothing a little dark walnut stain and paste wax couldn't fix. LOVE the wheels and the metal industrial parts. This little table could be used in a variety of ways - arms open or closed. We loved it!

Sorry for the awful photos - they were taken in the abyss that is my hoarder's relative darkness.

Feast your eyes on the features this week!

Julie at Renaissance Mermaid created a charming and unexpected spring vignette using a bird nest in an urn (LOVE IT!), a bird in the hand, and other charming elements. 

Donna, one of my favorite pickers from Distressed Donna Down Home, showed some wonderful porch palings. I didn't know that is what they're called, so I learned something new while salivating over her vintage finds. She also has a great Etsy Shop, where I purchased a very cool item I will share in the not-too-distant future!

Doreen from Altered Artworks created a clever new note center using a thrifted frame, chicken wire and a printed burlap coffee bag! It is highly adorable AND functional.


Your creativity and style are always a delight! 

I appreciate your joining this small party, your encouragement and your sweetness. I am humbled and inspired!


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. 
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      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
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      • I will try to email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Hebrews 10:24-25
       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.

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      Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

      Oh, I'm glad you were out having fun with your daughter, Revi! I just love days like that! Thanks so much for hosting!

      Jann Olson said...

      Love Donna's find and the nest in the urn is perfect for Spring. The note center is super fun! Thanks for hosting.

      Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

      Just saw your wonderful feature over at Must Love Junk! I enjoyed learning more about you!

      Julie R said...

      Wow, Revi, thanks so much for the feature!!
      Love you shopping story. I also have a treasured relationship with my adult daughter. We're very lucky :)

      Audrey said...

      Love your "features" Revi. May help me get in the mood to do some Spring decorating. Love Hannah's choice of the typewriter table too ... they make great night stands. She is a smart shopper. I have one almost identical and I believe it has a tag on the bottom of one side leaf that says "property of the U.S. Government" ... now it is my property.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      Kathy Moreland said...

      Sounds like you had a great time with your daughter. My daughter and I have that kind of relationship. She truly is my best friend. Thanks for hosting. Great features!!

      Pura Vida said...

      I love your find and trust it will come to life with your talent!

      lynn said...

      i can hear your "happy" just reading the post, revi:) so glad you have hannah and for your fun day!

      Kim said...

      Oh how I loved everything about your post. I love the thrifting with your daughter which is something I love to do and I LOVE the table she got! Out of this world fantastic. great features as well.
      Have a great weekend sweet Revi.

      Donna Wilkes said...

      Thanks so much for featuring the porch palings - they are now wearing their feature button. Love the links - I have been sneaking over between chopping down the ice storm damage. See you!