Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Keeping the Memories

Finding good deals on items with a shabby chic or rustic chic flare is a fun hobby of mine. It's true when they say your house is a never-ending project. Your tastes change, styles change, things wear out, kids get older, etc. We have been in our house 5 years this Spring. It continues to be transformed to fit our changing style and personality. 

One thing I have been doing is finding little things to go in my kitchen and living room. I have changed my style in the kitchen with a whole new set of dishes I bought on clearance (then went back for more clearance which they honored...plus a coupon!). I also redecorated above my cabinets in the kitchen, and put an old window from Ruffled Feathers, by the table. Any little additions to my new style I try and snatch up for cheap. I am working on redecorating my girls bathroom because it was black and a light blue color...then we had 2 girls. So maybe I will post pictures once it's done (getting close!). I also have some other projects I will be tackling soon as well. Excited!

When we were in Florida I got to do a little thrift finding with my friend, Ann. I found a couple cute things that fit great with my ever-changing house.

This was a few bucks and I thought it was perfect for a mail holder. I had the burlap and tied the bow on it myself. I think it's a good fit.

Then I found this cute picnic basket for $4 at a thrift shop. They had some good deals, that's for sure. Kyle got golf clubs for $1. Ha!

I decided to use it as a blanket basket. It's perfect and fits a couple blankets in it. Just what the space needed. 

Then I got some cute napkin holders with the napkin rings from Ann as a little gift. The color is a great match to bring in the blue from my living room and pull it out from my dishes. 

I also bought some new napkin rings from Target recently for $.50 a piece. So it'll be fun to switch out the rings every so often. 

There are some of my finds from Florida! It was a great time. I am so glad I found these little things because they serve as a little memory of our family's first vacation and represent all the fun we had together, and God's blessings. Thank you Ann and Tim for your wonderful hospitality. You blessed us greatly!

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