Monday, July 21, 2014

Favorite Frugal Finds of 2014

I have found some great thrifty treasures so far this year, so I'm sharing some of my favorites with you.


Vase
Rooster cabinet

Urn  about a dollar

Sign    $3.50

Picture  15.00

Plate

Pot of greenery

Rooster tray

Pillow covers

Plate  .25

Mandolin picture  2.00

Picture   6.00

Plate

Feed sack

Pitcher


bird    .90

Lamp shades

2 pots Hydrangeas  50cents (I think)


Crystal bud vase $1, flowers  10c

Flower pot, picture (10c)

Wash pan    (around 7.00)


quilt set



Shower curtain  (6.99)


Needlepoint chair  15.00


quilt

Quilts for twin beds


doily

Portofino cushion

bird & cross


Purse & pin ($1.50)


Earrings  (50c)


Tote ($.25)


Vase  $1

 Set of lamps ($10.00)
Shades $18.00

I am really enjoying these finds.  Don't you just love it when you find items for your home and don't spend a lot of money on them?  I do!!
Which is your favorite?

I'm sharing at all my fave parties!!
Tweak It Tuesday @ www.cozylittlehouse.com
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
 Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Few Simple Changes

Do you ever look at something you've made, or decorated, and say, WHAT WAS I THINKING????  I do it quite a bit, so with that in mind,  I'm going to go through the house, and make some subtle changes.  Changes that probably won't be noticeable to anyone but me, but changes nevertheless.  I'll share some with you.

I recently made over these frames, and put them in the guest bath!



While they looked alright by themselves, the aqua clashed with other items in the bathroom.  I took those down, and replaced them with these pictures.

The use of pictures with more white looks more calm
with the busy-ness of the shower curtain. To further change the room, I have switched out the shower curtain for a solid white one.



Sometimes a significant change can be as simple as switching out a plate you have displayed.

For instance, look at this change.  I switched out the small platter for a plate with more color.



This gives a more vivid focal point on the shelf. A very simple, easy change, that  makes more of a statement.

 (A recent painting)

When you want changes, just move a couple of small items, for a totally different look.  It doesn't take a lot of time or energy.  Do you make simple changes in your home?

Sharing at:

  Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life        
              Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
              Feathered Nest Friday French Country Cottage
            Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

English Country Cottage Décor at the Lake House

The décor at the lakehouse, if anything is even more English Country Cottage, than that at the mountain home.



The master bedroom is a favorite.  I love the new quilt, (WM~BHG).  It was inexpensive, and has the perfect weight for this time of year.  Not too heavy.



In the twin bed room, I chose turquoise bedding.




I painted matching artwork for above each bed.


The living room has a mixture of plaid and florals.



We have lots of afghans that belonged to my MIL and my husband.  He had a neighbor that made them for him.




I have a couple of hydrangeas that I'm drying.  I read that if you put them in water, then let the water evaporate they will be softer rather than so brittle.  So I'm trying that.  Aren't they a pretty color?  Today they are more of a purple color.

 The queen size guest room carries on with the stripes and floral combination.  This room has a french furniture suite that I want to paint.  Just haven't felt like attempting it yet.  Hopefully soon!!


Here you can see part of the wall photo gallery I'm making for my husband.  I have a couple more photos I'm working on to bring down for it of his mother and grandmother.

A $4.00 DG find.  Loved the shade of blue!

 Kitchen and eating area.
So this is the lake home with most recent updates.  Hope you enjoyed the English Country look there!

Sharing with these link parties:
Tweak It Tuesday @ www.cozylittlehouse.com
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters