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.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy 29th Anniversary to us

So this week Mark has been in Europe and will be for another 5 days so I've been making the most of my time.   Lots of rearranging, fluffing and home improvement projects but those are for another post. 

Before Mark left on his trip I found a primitive local auction house and conned him into stopping by for the preview.  He just couldn't see anything worth staying for so I ran him back home then drove 95 to nothing to get back in time for the start.  I also might have mentioned that he was going to be gone for our 29th wedding anniversary so buying a special piece would be a nice gesture.  LOL!  There were a lot of people but I met some really nice people and I plan on being there every time the doors are open.....of course!  There was just so many awesome things but unfortunately some went for more than I wanted to spend since I had spotted a pie safe that just had to come home with me and of course it was offered later in the evening.  I have wanted a pie safe for the last 30 years but just never found the right one at the right time but this time the stars all aligned.   So here is in the dining room and I love it!!!!!  All it took was a quick swipe of murphy's oil soap and then it was decorating time.   Mark's not crazy about the doors being open so I have comprised and keep one door shut....hey that's a huge comprise for me!   I have promised Mark that no more furniture will come in unless something else goes out so I have to sell my dry sink that I had in the dining room but this home is smaller so editing collections is a good thing.

I was also able to snap up this pine bench and it looks great on the staircase or at least for the moment that's where it is residing.   Oh and the basket below it came from the auction as well. 

I did some rearranging and managed to finally get my small cabinet hung.  I love it because it shows off my sheep beautifully and it was a dead area before at the area between the kitchen hallway and garage. 

Ok next post will be the big home improvement addition while Mark was away.  Do something today that makes you smile my friends.


  1. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Love the redoing, your home has so many beautiful treasures Donna. Blessings Francine.

  2. Happy 29th!! Your home looks lovely Donna.

  3. Happy anniversary! Great cupboard and it is a perfect fit between those windows. Can't wait to see what happened while Mark was gone.


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