I have a passion for decorating, shopping flea markets, garage sales, and crafting. I have browsed and "creeped" many blogs and discover that I have something to share. So after weeks of trying to decide how to get a blog started I am finally here. I'm still learning about the technololgy part (not my strong suit)but I hope to post many pictures of my house before and after, my antique booth, and my ideas on decorating and crafting. I believe everyone deserves to live in a beautiful space and not break the budget to get it!! Looking forward to your feedback, talk to you soon.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A few of my favorite things

Just to show how inexpensive things can be arranged to produce an awesome display.  I got all the dishes at garage sales, I always look for old books and plates!! Joe made the shelving unit out of old fence boards and I white washed it, so rustic. That "CAJUN" thing is the best.  It's made of rusted heavy metal, so cool.  I live in Texas but I'll always be a cajun girl. :)

Another display in my house. The little coffee pot belonged to Joe's grandparents, I wish that pot could talk, what stories ave been told over a cup of black community coffee!!  The other coffee pot was purchased at a flea market for a couple of dollars.  I made the sheet music bouquet. 

More metal and coffee pot.  The little tin box belonged to my Moma, she kept recipe's in it.  They are mostly all still in there, mostly recipes for canned pickels???  Weird I don't remember having alot of pickels growing up? Hmmm

My new obsession, old scales!!  I think that 5 is enough.  I think they have so much character and it reminds me of an old store. 

I went to an estate sale a few weeks ago and this is what I got.  It's becoming a problem.  Is there a 10 step program for a vintage bookaholic??  Well vintage anything I guess. Wow My Name is Gwen and I have a problem.  Ha Ha

I found this desk so beat up and ugly but I painted it and added cute cute knobs. I sold it only a day after putting for sale in my booth.  I probably should charge more??? 

Here is another desk with a similar story, paint and cute upholsterd chair can do wonders.

Joe's little sack covered rocker.  I like it so much. The sack is from over seas and still had coffee beans in it.  I'm still sweeping up little beans everywhere!!

My little desk "before" restoration.

Me and my sister Debbie at Southlake Town Center on Black Friday. 

Little Peyton with Frosty at Hurst Tree Lighting.  For some reason she loved Frosty. She followed that Snowman all night!!
These are a few of my favorite things, I have so many I could follow up with a dozen blog posts.  Maybe I will.  :)  Only 11 days till Christmas, everyone be safe, patient and kind when you're out in the malls!!  Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.