PURGING- MY REALITY FOR THIS WEEK

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Long hours have been spent this week getting ready for a garage sale at my house. It’s time to let stuff go. I am notorious for keeping stuff in the name of “I might need it one day.” My basement clutter has got to go…like now. I am so stressed over it, especially because the [...]

STAGING MY DINING ROOM

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I had plans to turn my dining room into a home school room but since we are in more of a hurry to sell our house, staging my dining room seemed like a better idea.  I thought I would just use my collections to make it look pretty. I used all of the things I [...]

FAVORITE FINDS OF THE WEEK { my estate sale goodies}

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Today was fun! I have not been to an estate sale in a long time. I think I’m in farmhouse mode because everything I went for today had that feel and I don’t want to get rid of anything I bought! I came away with a crusty old vintage scale, some vintage flash cards and [...]

THRIFT STORE SCORE

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Y’all know I love a good thrift store score. I found a box thingy… I know thingy isn’t a real word, I just really don’t know what kind of box it is. I do know it has a really cool patina, and 4 awesome little dividers. I got it for a buck! At the same [...]

Back to the Grindstone

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Phew!!! I feel like I have been on vacation for weeks! Oh wait…..I have!! I have to say I wasn’t ready to see my big baby go back to school today and I am certain she wasn’t ready either. I have so enjoyed my them over the past 4 weeks. With that being said I [...]

MYSTERY ITEM TURNED BUSINESS CARD HOLDER

My mom brought me a little happy present yesterday and I had NO idea what it was. She handed me this sharp, old, rusty looking thing and I fell in love with it before I even discovered its original purpose. I thought I knew a lot about old things but this one stumped me. What [...]

MY WEEKEND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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I did absolutely nothing fun this weekend to blog about and to tell you the truth, I am totally frustrated with my camera. On top of having to figure it all out, my SD card decided to give out on me this weekend…hence the no blogging. I finally found one in a drawer that would [...]

FAVORITE FINDS

I tried so hard to stay away from garage sales this weekend. Sales on large furniture pieces have been down at Urban Suburban in Pelham, for me anyway, and I really didn’t NEED to spend the money. However, there are times when the urge overwhelms me and self restraint flies right out the window. The Neighborhood Garage [...]

POWER, MY NEW SPACE AND SOME POTTERY

I was SO thankful to have my power back on today. Two and a half days was bad, but not nearly as bad as they had originally told me it would be. I tell you….we are so blessed to have electricity. You don’t realize until you don’t have it, just how much you depend on [...]

MY FIRST AUCTION

Happy Labor Day everyone! It has been a very wet one here in Birmingham. Tropical Storm Lee has brought us some much needed rain, but as a result there is a lot of flooding and trees down, along with plenty of power outages. Mine was out for only about 4 hours. My kids loved it [...]

RUSTY GOODNESS

My dad is turning 60 this week and I am having my family over to celebrate tomorrow. We have been working really hard to get our deck finished up. Yes, I was STILL staining today, but I can now officially say that I am done. Whew! That is one tough and messy job.We cleaned the furniture [...]

TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT

Sometimes I get in a funk about pieces and can’t decide what to do with them. I am kind of a measure twice cut once girl….I don’t want to start over if it doesn’t work out. I will…..I just don’t want too:) I thought I would ask your opinion of these two pieces I just [...]

THE COLONY STATES AND THEIR DISHES

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I have a love for English transferware and Old English Ironstone. It is a rare occasion to find these pieces at a yard sale or even an affordable antique shop, here in Birmingham. We have a few shops here that specialize in English Transferware but the prices are unattainable for me.   When mom and my sister [...]

TODAY’S GREAT FINDS

Oh my….oh my…..oh my my my……….I got a haul today.  We headed out at 6:30 this morning and finished up at 8:30 with a Suburban full of goodies. I even had to take a second trip back to pick up my antique door I purchased for 10 dollars and a precious kids table and chairs [...]

WEEKEND FINDS

I finished up Dorans china cabinet on Friday and started her daughters dresser. My brain must have been scattered that day because I FORGOT my camera! What kind of blogger does that? Well, it worked out for your benefit because she now has it filled with all of her beautiful Annie glass and heirloom china. [...]

MY SPACE AND A FIND

Yesterday, mom and I took my numbered chest into the shop. We had a lot of re arranging to do because we had sold two big pieces over the weekend. My plan was to get the chest in and bring the bed today. They were painted with a matching finish. I didn’t have that chest [...]

MORE LAYERS

The layers in my family room are really starting to come together. It’s amazing the warmth that is radiated from a room just by adding curtains, a rug and a few accessories. I don’t want too much out anymore. The older I get, the simpler I want my living space to be. My homes have [...]

CHALK PAINT UPDATE AND A FAVORITE FIND

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I heard back from Karen at Chalk Paint USA today. She was SO sweet. She didn’t just email me, she called me twice. She did say that the country gray is very deceiving and the online colors look different than the actual colors. She is sending me a paint chip of all the colors so [...]

FRIDAYS FAVORITE FINDS

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If I could pick any neighborhood in my city to live in, it would be the Preserve. Every home is uniquely different as opposed to the majority of the cookie cutter homes they are building around here. I live in the suburbs out skirting the “magic city” Birmingham. Some of the houses in the Preserve are the closest [...]

FAVORITE FINDS AND A FURNITURE STORE

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Unfortunately I do not have slipcovering mad  skills like some of you thrifties out there. I am still trying to get it right. My patience was spread SO thin just making over the small couch in my kitchen for the Miss Mustard Seed challenge. My sewing skills need to improve before tackling our main living area furniture and  [...]

NEIGHBORHOOD PICKIN’

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No, I am not above going through someone else’s garbage when I see something that catches my eye. I have no quams, no issues, no problems….I would just rather do it at night!  Today, it was broad daylight.  My neighbor was cleaning out her mom’s attic  and just chunking stuff to the curb for the trash! I was a [...]

MY MARKET TRIP

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SO sorry you didn’t hear from me last night. I should have had a post ready for you all before I left, but I tend to fly by the seat of my pants sometimes….character flaw….I’m working on it. I thought I would be back in time but I didn’t get home until 11:00 and my eyes [...]

MY FIRST FREEBIE

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Today was a great furniture day! Two of the gals at Urban Green helped me out in the furniture department, big time. I sold my little french server today along with a few other things and my back stash is really low.  Tanory sold me and awesome chest of drawers, a french dresser and a great desk. [...]

A CABINET AND SOME FRENCHY CHAIRS

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Do you all want to know what I have been up to this weekend? My plans were to get my house clean, to get my family ready for next Friday….(I am having 3 wisdom teeth pulled, one of which is infected. Yes, oh, yes, I look like I swallowed a baseball) and if I had [...]

STOCKPILING FOR MY NEW SPACE

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I am officially taking the plunge. I am so excited to be a part of Urban Green that I can’t stop smiling. I know this is a blessing from God and I am going to step out in faith and take it on. Am I scared? Absolutely. But Fear is Satan’s tool to keep you [...]