My One Word 2014

My One Word 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Painting ~~ Planting ~~ Play-date



You may recall from yesterday's post
I had found this planter and terracotta pots at a thrift store
For just a few dollars


My list of projects from my recent finds is long
Yet, today one was accomplished
Along with having so much fun



I enlisted the help of my two youngest K's
And began the painting part of our play-date



I allowed them to choose colors and brushes 
And just paint away



Wisely, their clothing was covered
The outside table was covered



Using washable paint is a Great Idea



I believe little Miss K-Bel was pleased with her first piece



After a short break
And time to find a new friend
We headed back outside
To begin the Planting part of our play-date


Love my little K-Baby
Who isn't a baby anymore



Filling up the pots with soil and plants



Of course we must water everything again



And water and water and water



I believe this little project turned out just adorable
Allowing my grands to participate in these projects
Is MOST of the Joy
I'm not sure where it's permanent home will be
However, it does look kind of nice where it is



They Did Well



Now these plant stands need a bit of a makeover
Yep, I think we'll be painting again in a few days

Love getting projects crossed off my list
Especially when I get to complete them with
The help of  my little K's

Blessings to All 

Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I See Many Projects in my Future

This past week I found a few moments
To venture into a thrift store or two
I came home with Many items
For very little $$$
And I now have quite a few projects in my future


This $2 bunny will land in my backyard
Somewhere beneath a red bottle brush bush
He will have many neighbors to hang out with
I'm sure he will be very happy there



I got this plant stand and 3 pots for about $5
It is actually larger than it looks
I had purchased a few plants over the weekend
And this is going to be Perfect for what I bought
I will have the girls help me plant tomorrow
It will be a fun project
We may even paint :)

Just couldn't turn my back on this metal basket
I'm not sure where it will end up 
But it will get a small makeover
And find a new home soon



Speaking of makeover
This frame 24x18 will definitely get a fresh coat of paint
And some distressing
It's kind of old but has Lots of potential



I found this cute frame with chicken wire and a few clips
It will also get some new paint
And find a new home
I'm opening an Etsy shop and this may be
One of my first pieces to go on sale



Though I paid about $6 for this 2 foot cross
I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
You may not be able to see it 
But it has a beautiful brown/green patina
I may not touch it at all
I may simply put it in my front porch flower bed



So for less than $20
I have many items and projects to work on

Stay tuned for some after photos in the next week or so

What have you found lately???



Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday

Monday, April 14, 2014

It All Started at Glendale Glitters



It was December 2005
When Glendale Glitters got me started on a new collection
A cute little vintage shop
It's just a tiny red bowl I said
I put it back a couple of times
However, it won and came to a new home


Over the years
More little red/white bowls have joined the family


They just speak to me
Take me home too


They are always tiny little prices too
Matching their tiny statures
 

Almost always found at cute little
Boutiques or Vintage Shops


Over the years that one little red bowl
Has been joined by many more
I've only shared a few here
These are the cuties that sit on my microwave
I use them regularly
But it is amazing how one $5 purchase
Led to a collection of tiny red bowls






There are more bowls out in the garage cabinets
Red/white and other colors as well

Sure do love my little red bowls


Do you have a collection that kind of started accidentally?
Do Share!!!



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Oh Yes I Did ~~~



YES
I Allowed THIS to Happen Today





Because Kids need to be Kids
 


And This one came by after school today
AIMS testing is OVER!!!
She was SO happy!!!

You can find JOY in everyday Things!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Mantle




HA
I don't have a mantle in my home
SO
The best I can do is to put a few Eastery items on my entry console




I've used a few of my late husband's old books
He had several Winnie the Pooh books
And the colors fit in just great



I found this cute bunny at a thrift store the other day
For only $3 
He's about 1 foot tall 



My mom hand painted this egg several years ago
I think it fits perfectly on this little guys back
In fact the little egg he is holding happens to be the same colors




I used my new (old) silver footed tray
to set the bunny and a musical nest on



I almost always have a few candy sticks around the house
I usually pick them up at one of my favorite antique stores
I added them to this cute little tin basket I've had for years



This is the first year I've used these egg cups
That I found a few years ago





So, it's not a mantle and it's not gorgeous
As some are I've seen this year
But I have many little hands that love to touch things
Therefore, I must decorate with items
That can be loved and cuddled by sweet little hands

I find JOY in things that remind me of happy times
Where are you finding your JOY today?

Revisionary Life ~~ Thrifty Life Thursday 
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