Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hello sweet friends. Did everyone have a lovely Christmas? I have made a promise to myself. I will for the future shop in July. I refuse to delve into the holiday madness that prevails in December ever again. When it comes to shopping for family and friends summer purchases will save time and money.
That being said...I wanted to share a sweet little touch on my table.
Most of the items seen here are from the thrift store and good old Dollar General. Dollar General had a sale on all of their holiday candles so I purchased the sugar cookie scented candles (about 10 packs 6# in each pack) for less than $7.00 bucks). The sweet salt and pepper shakers came from a fantastic thrift store for a $1.00 each. The little glass holders with the off white candles intact were .20 each!! I already possessed the other two glasses for the scented candles from past purchases. Putting it all together made a nice touch don't you think? The table was built by my husband years ago when my boys were little from cast off oak beams. He is planning on re-sanding and staining it white so the grain shows through. Right now it's a soft blond. We had to dig this table top from storage for the large family dinner over Christmas and place it on my wrought iron table frame which is already white. The original table top frame had a glass top but my daughter accidently broke it. It's realy a garden table. I'll post copies of the finished table top and recovered wrought iron chairs later (which are now red). As mentioned in an ealier post I redid everything in my kitchen red but I am now lightening things up a great deal with white and pink...sheeeesh I can't seem to make up my mind.

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I love shabby,used,chipped,white,old,vintage, antique,junky gently loved stuff. I would love to dumpster dive but I could get a citation from the county. I adore my dogs, my grand kids and bathing in my tub outside. I am sensitive, eager to make friends although self conscious about it. I am faithful and very very generous at heart. I cry over stuff sentimental and sweet. I adore April Cornell clothing (although I can't afford her stuff)and anything sheer and vintage and loose. I'd live in my pj's and never ever wear a bra again. I love the beach and dancing in public places with my grand darlings and day time babies. I adore my kids and love my hubby although I could kill him a time or two. Yard sales and thrift stores are my died and gone to heaven activities. I love to spend money on these but usually am broke.