Thursday, April 24, 2014

Funky Poodle, Thrifty Life Thursday #15 and Features from Last Week!

She caught my eye. I imagined her in a fabulous extreme poodle makeover of glossy white or pale pink spray paint...
But still, she sits in an unpainted basket, waiting patiently for me to get back in my "groove."

She might be from the island of misfit poodles or honey crates or wooden platters or embroidered pillow any event, she's keeping company with all my projects in waiting. Staring me down...mocking me.

I have been absentee from blogging. AWOL.

Meanwhile, I find comfort in looking through other people's posts about their cool thrift store finds, finished projects and clever exploits. 

It's not that I've been sitting on my duff watching a season of Bomb Girls Netflix, but that DOES sound good...(OK, I ONLY watched a few episodes while working at Hannah's house.) And we DID work...but by the time we finished anything worth showing, it was raining, and too dark to photograph. Hannah promises she'll send me photos soon...

Not everyone has been an absentee blogger, though! Check out these amazing blogs from last week's Thrifty Life Thursday:

Penny from Penny's Vintage Home found the perfect Victorian settee and painted it! It looks like it has lived in her feminine environment all along. 

Susan from Must Love Junk rearranged, tweaked and made the perfect spot for a new chair she recently found. Even her kitty loves it.

Ann Marie from Musings of a Vintage Junky not only found a ton of cool things herself, but she cleverly enlisted the help of a friend to "pick" for her! I need to copy that one. :)
Love the cool mustache cup!

Now then...garage sales have begun, spring cleaning is in full-force, and I KNOW 
you must have found a few treasures this week to keep or sell or send your friend Revi...


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.