Friday, January 2, 2009

What a Difference a Week Can Make and Some Other Random Stuff

You're probably tired of all the snow talk around here, but I promise, this is the last snow picture I will show. This picture is of my backyard fountain a week ago.

This is what it looked like when I got home from our trip last weekend.

Fortunately I don't think it broke. The top fell off and landed on a nice soft pile of leaves we never got around to raking. See, sometimes being lazy pays off.

My trip over to Monticello Wednesday was pretty quick. I had sold a cabinet to Sue and she had graciously let me keep it in my booth until I could bring in a replacement, which I did today. I'll be going back to do a little more work on the booth on Monday. I did however, find a little cutie for me. Guess whose booth I found it in? That would be Sue.

I saw this cute little pink drawer before, but today when I saw that it was still there and 15% off, well, I decided to treat myself. I already put a little scrap of some vintage wallpaper inside. I love this wallpaper and wish I had a lot more, but unfortunately this is the very last piece of this particular paper. A perfect fit in this cute little drawer now residing in my bedroom.

On my way to my doctors appointment the other day, I allowed a little time to stop at the Goodwill. It has literally been weeks since I have been thrifting and I was really needing a fix. I found one thing I just had to have. This adorable (or will be when I'm through with it) buffet.

I love the smaller size. This one will get the shabby treatment with some creamy white paint, vintage glass knobs and a little distressing. The best part is that it was 50% off! Yippee! The bad part? Bringing it home and stuffing it into my already crowded front room. Normally I would just put it on the front porch until I have time to "work my magic," but I really don't want to get another letter from the HOA.

A couple months ago I briefly mentioned that my 15 year old daughter got her first boyfriend. I have been pestering her for weeks to let me take a picture of them and she finally relented when he was recently over watching movies.

Pretty cute picture, I think? She of course doesn't like it much and wish I had taken a better picture to share with the world. ha ha

And finally, say hello to my new little friend.

I have been wanting one of these for a long time and I finally got one from my kids for Christmas. Of course, they had to get me a pink one. I'm not sure how many songs it will hold, but my daughter was nice enough to help me put a bunch on, so now I'm in business. The only problem is that now that I have it, when I use it, I want to sing along which is always met with protests from my family. What? I'm a great singer, really I am. (Not!) I always joke that I may not be a great singer, but what I lack in singing ablility I make up for in loudness.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Looking forward to a fabulous and fun 2009! Make sure to head on over to Isabel's blog. She is doing a fabulous giveaway for something I'm sure you will love.


Timi said...

Happy New Year!
I love that little buffet. Cute pink box also. What are you going to do with it? I can't wait to see.
Thanks for the give away tip. I immediatley went over and signed up to win that cute tote bag she made.
Happy New Year!

P.S. We still have alot of snow here. I'm so sick of it! I still can't get my car out of the garage. When I can........I'm going to run the wheels off that thing and I'm hitting every thrift store this side of the Mississippi!

Sharyn said...

I always love coming here and reading about your thrifting treasures and other things you write about. I love that pink drawer box, it's so sweet.

I also got a pink mp3 player for Christmas. Aren't they great?

Pinkie Denise said...

I just love finding treasures and bargins at the thrift. Hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with happy creativity Pinkie Denise

ShabbyInTheCity said...

LOL! I'm so afraid to use an MP3 because I'd probably be belting out songs in public!
Love the wee drawer and the wallpaper insides :) I want the little buffet! It would be fun to shabby it up...

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year ...Dance Into the Light...

Angie said...


Your iPod Shuffle will hold 250 songs! That's quite a few, huh? Enjoy!

LOVE your little pink drawer - oh so sweet. I would have bought it too. And that buffet! Good score! Can't wait to see what you do with it my friend!


Counting Your Blessings said...

That cute buffet is going to amazing after you put your touch to it! And your daughter is darling! Blessings... Polly

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Happy New Year!! Love your sweet little pink drawer and the beautiful vintage paper you used inside! I can't wait to see that buffet when you are finished working your magic on it! Don't you just love the thrift stores?

Wanda said...

You have better GoodWills than we do around here. If that buffet was in any of ours, you can bet a door or leg would be missing.

I think that's a sweet picture of your daughter and The Boy. She's got the Paris pose down pretty good. And that's a compliment!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Happy New Year!
Yes, your daughter is really cute. Isn't it amazing how pretty she can be and still not know it?
Great find on that buffet. I can't wait to see it finished.
Patricia :o)

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Okay Lisa, that buffet is cool. I am thinking maybe a VCR in one of those bottom drawers. Could I ask you to measure the dimensions for me? (of the drawer and then maybe the overall size of the buffet) Were you going to take it to Monticello eventually? Good to see you today. Let me know -

Halo Hill said...

Good thrifting! Pretty photos too. LOVE the pink drawer! You'll love your new music!


Jillian said...

Great buffet, great good will store! WOW!


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