Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Front Porch and a Church Pew

My little home 
is the typical 1960's ranch house
with a concrete slab
as a front porch.

Remember the bench-
a pew from the church
my daddy started?

It looked like this...

ABC gum and all..

Yes, this could have been me:)

I came home one day to find a
beautiful wreath on top of my junk.

What a delight!
A gift from a friend:)
Yes, I was jumping up and down!

Burlap and cotton, 
as my SIL would say, screams
"Rustic Elegance."

The Bench

I purchased outdoor pillows from Ebay,
and painted an old piece of wood
from my sister's junk pile.

Will add a pot or two of flowers.

Not exactly the idea of a front porch, huh?

Maybe when we move to Nashville, 
I'll have my front porch with a swing.

Even a back porch would be good.

Oh, shoot, any old thing is Nashville would be great!

Missing my babies tonight, 


Monday, June 10, 2013

Pink Depression Glass, Hobnail, and Mary Kay

There's always junk treasures 
under my shed  carport.

Someone asked me last week, 
"What do you do with all that 'stuff'?"

I laughed, 
"You mean all the junk?"

"Oh, I redo and sell."

I keep for weeks, with good
intentions to refinish and resell,
only to tire of the clutter 
and donate to Goodwill.

Today, much to my delight,
I found a treasure
sitting atop the "stuff."

Pink depression glass cake plate,
cream and sugar-
a gift from my sister-in-law.

She knows my love for pink
and she hunts for treasures too.

Hoping to give my Mary Kay
business a little push,
I am looking to Pinterest for ideas.

Hobnail is my favorite.
Pink and white will be
used for the delishes.

I have several of these pieces
that will be great for
cake pops!

Pink Lemonade served
from old bottles-

or maybe
soda pop bottled
to sip with drinking straws.

A summer lemonade stand?

And of course,
now I have a few new pieces.

The photo doesn't do my
pretty and pink

Much prettier when
pulled together
will all my other whites against
a pink wall and
reflected in an old mirror.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Bird

I recently read that we
should have something that 
we can look at daily 
to remind us of who we are.

God has been using the bird 
to teach me about 

I found this sweet, simple
pendant with the perfect

a family tree, 
a faux diamond, 
a bird..
all with special meaning.

Of course, my family is my greatest treasure on earth
and the most precious gift that God has given me.

Any girl knows that a diamond is forever.
I've been married to my childhood beau for 35 years.

And the bird....ahhh...the bird.

I told the story to Mr. H and he said, 
"Let me get it for you."

My husband is not the least bit sentimental, 
but he knows my heart.

Today I bought bedding for the junk room, 
and one special pillow...

yes, a bird.

I wear my necklace often.
I reach for the bird and hold it and remind myself,
"If God takes care of the little birds, 
will He not take care of you?"

One translation says, 
"And you are worth more than the birds."

Happy Sunday, 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Junk Room Redo

How long has it been since I've tackled a project?

I can't tell you when.

I bought this great chest for a bargain
at The Exchange, 
a darling little shop with painted furniture 
in a nearby town.

As I finished paying the layaway,
(yes, small towns still do that)
I wasn't sure if it was exactly what I wanted.

Ever do that???

It was heavily distressed 
and I tend to like my pieces
lightly distressed.

Soooo, I decided to paint the drawers
(the chest was all aqua),

and distress just like I like it. 

What you can't see is that some of the aqua
bled through
and I LOVE IT!

I bought the iron knobs at Hobby Lobby
which costed almost as much as the chest.

I think they are worth it!

I don't mind the top with a little more distressing.

I did get a deal on the frame, 
1/2 price!

I spotted a great comforter at 
T.J. Maxx. 

I hope to get it this weekend.
I'll feel like I'm getting somewhere 
with the junk room!

Happy Redoing,

Visit me again soon
for more additions
to the junk room.