Friday, May 2, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #16 and Features from Last Week! (Finally)

Since I do not enjoy the company of whiners, I will not to BE one. We are all busy, and this time of year seems to be even busier than most...though I don't have a clue why. Anyway, I am late...and lacking in content. I hope to get back in the groove soon...

I will show you a future project I found a while back at a garage sale - an aluminum chair was $3. 

It has some chipping paint, which I plan to strip when it gets a bit warmer and I get caught up on other things around the house. 

It also is missing a strap that holds a cushion, which might possibly work without replacement, but maybe I can figure out a way to replace them all. It might even be used inside...hmmm. 

Last week was one of those weeks I could have featured twice as many amazing bloggers! 

Feast your eyes on some clever, beautiful, inspiring posts...

Surprise...Audrey from Timeless Treasures is back with a collection of some of the most creative cloche ideas ever! You will feel the urge to head to your favorite thrift store ASAP after visiting this post! This bird cage cloche is one of my favorite ideas: 

Another frequent flyer at this party is Terry from Forever Decorating. She found a lovely French hutch for an amazing price, revised it and displayed her grandmother's china (along with photos of her grandmother). That is so sweet and it looks great! Visit Terry to see photos of before and after - it's in the perfect niche. 

Joy from A Vintage Green has a post that will make all you rust-lovers drool...I seriously needed a tissue to get through this post. :) If you love great patina, you simply MUST visit.


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.