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!)


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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

We interrupt our regularly scheduled link party... help pack our daughter's things from our garage into the moving truck...

For your viewing pleasure, here's a photo of her (right) with her adorable friends on a recent "girls weekend" near Austin, Texas. 

I will get this link party and the fab features posted tonight...promise!