Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #17, Features from Last Week, and Catching Up a Bit...

Weekend before last, I spent some quality time in a castle. 
Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs, CO, to be precise.
And what did I photograph while there? A tool chest. 

It was a seriously COOL tool chest. 

Oh, and we had a false alarm fire. So I HAD to take a photo of these other cool items...

It was lovely, and I'm still getting caught up on stuff...

When I DO have a few minutes for a blog task, it is cloudy or we're experiencing a habub/haboob. Yeppers - no spring gardening here as the drought is in full force still, as is the wind. We've gotten sprinkles, but no rain, which mixes with blowing dust and gives you the most lovely coating of dirt sprinkles on your car...and it's 99 degrees out.

Please forgive the whiny rant. On to better things now!  

Wanna see some cool features from last week's party?  I thought so. :)

Michelle from Farmhouse Allsorts built this hutch from shelves! She's styled it with lovely vintage things. Check it out!

Meg from My Vintage Life found some great vintage books and a beautiful small clock for good prices. It's fall in Austrailia...lovely photos and I'm dreaming of fall already!

Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home found a boatload of cool thrifty'll just have to drop by to see it. Her posts ALWAYS give me the "gotta get to a thrift store NOW" fidgets. LOVE her - she is SOOOO funny. She doesn't TRY to be funny, she just is. Situational humor is my favorite kind. 

Shall we do this another time?


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. 
      • 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. 
      • 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
       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.


      Audrey said...

      Love your features ... all were my favorites too. Yes, Donna is funny ... love her. Thanks for being here every Thursday for a fun party.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      Joy@aVintageGreen said...

      A tool box of dreams. Love all the features. Sure is hot/dry in Texas. Thanks for hosting Thrifty Life Thursday. I made myself a thrifty light box and had a great time trying out different vignettes. Lots more exploring to do.

      Consider It All Joy said...

      Oh yes, that tool box is awesome, those fire dudes are gorgeous and I didn't realize that TX got Haboobs...I thought those horrors were reserved for AZ... Nice features, I hope to have a post up tomorrow :) Blessings, Cindy

      Unknown said...

      Thanks for hosting!! Beautiful features! I just love this party!!

      FARRAGOZ Notebook ~ the how, what, where of hunting for & recreating the best patina said...

      Hi there! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Thanks for hosting the party! I've just joined in the fun and am now a new follower too!
      Tania at FARRAGOZ

      Donna Wilkes said...

      I have no clue why you folks think I am funny. I am deadly serious about my rusty, crusty junk. Thank you for the feature - the post is proudly wearing a Thrifty Life button and has been pinned and has been liked on FB and is on my Features Page and posted on G+. Yes, I am proud to be here, Revi!

      Michelle H said...

      That tool chest is just fantastic! Thank you for featuring my cupboard - your link parties are always filled with beautiful things and wonderful ladies, so it is a huge compliment!!

      Unknown said...

      Lots of great things to look at-I thoroughly enjoyed it today!!!

      The Vintage Chateau said...

      Just found your blog via Distressed Donna. Thanks for hosting a party, I'm a new follower!

      Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

      Oh, I've heard Glen Eyrie is a pretty amazing place! I can see how a false fire alarm could be "fun";)
      Thanks for the party, Revi! Hope you have a beautiful (dirt and wind-free) Mother's Day weekend!


      Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

      Oh, I've heard Glen Eyrie is a pretty amazing place! I can see how a false fire alarm could be "fun";)
      Thanks for the party, Revi! Hope you have a beautiful (dirt and wind-free) Mother's Day weekend!


      Locksley Lane said...

      Hi Revi!

      Thanks for the party and the new features. Always fun!

      Locksley Lane

      Ivy and Elephants said...

      Revi, I love that tool chest!
      Glad you had a good time.
      Thanks so much for hosting!

      Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

      Hi Revi,
      Oh my, I love that tool chest! The firemen aren't too shabby either. lol! The farmhouse cabinet is fabulous and Donna always finds great stuff! Happy to be joining you today my friend!