Thursday, February 28, 2008

Really, Me?

I have recently been given a blog award by Tammy Fischer, you might remember, my new BFF. She was so kind to honor me with the "You Make My Day" award. Tammy is one of the sweetest, and funniest girls in blogland if you ask me. And talented too. Her jewelry, which I have mentioned before, is just stunning. She recently listed some new items in her Etsy store, so go check it out.

I did end up working my lunch lady job on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I have to say that I'm so glad I don't have to do that every day. It's fun to see my friends and to make a little money too, but I am always just exhausted after and can't seem to get much done for the rest of the day. On Tuesday morning, my sweet neighbor took me to her Dad's former house. He recently passed away and had some furniture that no one wanted that was just going to be donated. So, my neighbor asked if I wanted any of it. Here is what I got:

Cute vintage chair with velvet seat

Little wood bed side table

Little solid wood bookcase.
I also got a little brown stool and neat older rocking chair which I forgot to photograph. The very same day I bought this off of craigslist:
I'm going to sand, paint and keep this little (really big) garden cutie. I might even try to make an umbrella to go with it if I get really motivated. This will go either on my deck or somewhere in the yard. Add some sweet floral cushions and we're ready for a party. I also found this at the same place:

Love the chippy, peely paint.

I did manage to do a little makeover project last weekend that I forgot to show you.

Before-ugly stool purchased at Goodwill.

After-Lovely stool with gorgeous barkcloth cover, perfect for any shabby chic home.

Gotta love that staple gun. Well, I better mosey. I need to walk this morning and then I'm headed over to Isabel's to help her load her stuff for Expo. I have to admit I'm a little bummed that I'm not doing the show too. I know with Joy and Cindy there, they are going to have a lot of fun.

Before I forget, Cheryl at Periwinkle Vintage tagged me to tell some things about myself. I have been tagged to do this before, but am always willing to play again. I'll have to think of some good ones for my next post.

I am getting closer and closer to my 100th post, so as I said before I want to do a fun giveaway. I have decided that the theme will be "Hooray for Spring!" More on this coming soon. I will be back later this weekend with pictures of my finds at Expo. Have a great Thursday!


cherished*vintage said...

Hi Lisa! Have fun at Expo. Can't wait to see what you find.

Sandi McBride said...

I love your finds...I wasn't surprised with the roses on the ottoman! Congratulations on your award!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What nice goodie you found...Smiles

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You lucky girl! Those were free? I love the chair and bookcase. I have a bookcase just like that that is painted light green.

Suze said...

That is so funny...I bought the same ugly stool at my local Goodwill too...the exact same one with same hideous green fabric. Think they make them and then just put them in the stores? I am going to mosaic mine and give it a shabby slipcover. I'll have to share it with you when I'm done. I love you all your incredible junque finds too.


Anonymous said...

Just Love your Finds ! ! I can just imagine what I would do with them. Love your Blog ! ! Your Barkcloth is lovely ! ! Come see me at my blog ! Good Thoughts to you !

blessings said...

I loved your little, chippy paint table too. You find some great stuff. I saw a half-moon shaped wicker stool today that had a pink barkcloth cushion. I didnt get it but I think I'm going to call and have them hold it for me =) I think maybe I liked your finds too much. =) Blessings... POlly

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love the garden chairs..I can imagine those painted with some floral cushions, lovely.
Congratulations on the Award!
take care

Diane said...

I love your stool! I "collect" all kinds of stools and benches I see at garage sales to cover. Notice I said I "collect", I must have about 20 of them, and have yet to cover one, but I am sure I will, as yours is such an inspiration!!

ginny said...

This is my 1st visit to your blog and I thoroughly enjoyed shopping for vintage vicariously through you. Fun stuff! Loved the trunk, too.

Journal Swag said...

Have a ball with the girls at Expo! I love your stuff, especially your bark cloth foot stool, and I LOVE your new patio piece! You have a GOOD eye!


No one is you ...& that's your power said...

Love your blog and love all your thrifty finds. I especially like the lap desk with the flower on the front. It is such a nice feeling finding treasures
x Dominique