Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Evening Delight

I finally finished Old Crow by LaDa and couldn't decide if I wanted to frame it or finally step outside my comfort zone and try something new.  Everyone is always posting these wonderful ways to display their needlework so I just leaped off the edge and tried something different.  I had brought this quited table square from home in muted yellows and green and it sets off the Old Crow perfectly.  I just tacked it on, added some old buttons and hung it on the wall.  I love it and that quilt square almost covers the ugly fuse box in the entry way so it was a double win for me!

Oh the fun I've had the last couple of days and the adventures I've tackled.  I mentioned in my last post that I went shopping again and it was a good day so let me show what I got:
Look at this sweet, well loved kitty and she's an older Steiff with no button. Best of all I paid $5E for her. 
Got a new sidetable for the living room because Mark decided the stool was too small
Some Yellow ware for the kitchen
Grain sifters hung in kitchen.  I'm looking for a very small clock to nestle in the larger one
An old sewing box just full of smalls
Mirror for entryway but now I need to grubby up some tapers for the sconces
Coffee Table-not as much prim as just too cool.  Mark really likes it a lot
And Clarice does too
Now for the best story ever!!!!!  Today Mark decided that we needed to go to the media store to get him a computer monitor for work.  I really didn't want to go but did because he's done a lot that he didn't want to do for me over the years, I went along.  Oh man, I'm glad he wanted to go because I got a curbside freebie!  It's exactly what I was thinking about buying for the entry way but just hadn't gotten around to it yet.  We headed towards the shopping area when I spot this pile of misc stuff sitting on the curb.  I immediately focus on the cabinet and I'm telling Mark what a great looking item it is and that I've been reading online about people putting items they no longer want or need on the curb in hopes that someone will pick it up. He just looks at me and says "Let me guess you want to circle the block and check it out"....well duh!!!!  It was a huge block and not as easily done as I'd first thought but it was still sitting there when we got around.  I had my seat belt off before the car even came to a complete stop and was hopping out the door while he's trying to get it in park. I could see right away that it was an old pine piece and very solid.  Mark gets out of the car and asks if it was worth stopping for.  Of course it was but now we had a real issue.....would it fit in the back of the car and was it really a curbside freebie?  I pulled out my handy keyring tape measure and it's 41 1/2 inches across which Mark states firmly will not fit in the back of the car.  I run around to the back, flip that hatchback up and say "It's 42 1/2 inches wide back here" so then he starts the "what if someone just left it for a minute and we're stealing it" which I do admit that thought had occurred to me as well.  Then this guy walks out of the building right there so we're thinking ok it belongs to him.  So Mark asks him what's going on with this cabinet and the guy said it's been sitting here a couple of days so take it.  I immediately started doing the happy dance while Mark figured out how exactly to get it in the car.  I didn't care if I had to ride on the roof but that cabinet was coming home with me. We wrestled it into the car and up 2 flights of steps to make it's new home in the entrance way.  I love it and all it cost me was $1.18E for some sandpaper and beeswax polish.  I think it's a beauty and the price was amazing!  I cleaned it up, quickly sanded the top because it had white wax build up on it, quick polish with beeswax and I was ready to decorate. What do you think?
And here she is afterward:


  1. Your new home is really coming together... love the latest batch of goodies that you picked up.

    What an amazing find your pine cabinet was!! I would have had my hubby circling the block again too. With your little bit of TLC it looks just awesome. Did something a little extra come along with it? That's quite an orb (or dust particle) on the second last picture :-)

    Can't wait to see what you find next!

  2. Congrats on your finish! I really like how you did the finishing...perfect for the wall! I see you have some more wonderful finds. The cabinet is a treasure and perfect stash! LOL


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