You’ll see that I’ve been busy with the yardsale lamps I found recently. After seeing some rub-on transfers that Manula, at Pleasures of Homemaking, found at Hobby Lobby for her white pumpkins, I got a couple of packages and went to work on beautifying these lamps and they worked like a charm. I’m still deciding on lampshades, but I’m leaning towards covering some drum shades with a black/white fabric…still to be determined and I’m looking for some inexpensive lampshades.
I still don’t have the aqua chair here at my house…gonna have to work on that one with Grandma Eleanor. But I did go up into their attic and take a sneaky pic for you to see. Isn’t it the cutest? You see, she still thinks that this chair is going over to the little cottage once the work is done and that she is going to stay there for awhile. That is not the case (she’ll get to visit, but no way is she going to move in there), so I’m going to have to tiptoe around this one and not rile Grandma up over it. She was recently talking about how she is going to plant some roses over there. Oh my, the delusions of grandeur! She’s almost 90 years old and has no business trying to plant flowers over there, especially for someone else to enjoy.
I do think that eventually she’ll let me use it in my room, I just have to let this play out with the cottage and not try to rush it so my redo may take longer than I expected. I took a bunch of pics at their house, as well as more in their current attic and I’ll share those with you next. Talk about the stuff, they have got it! While in TJ Maxx, I couldn’t resist this big fat monogrammed mug for $4. Always need another to sip something hot from in the coming Winter. That’s me and my niece, Lauren, in the pic on my office shelves in case you are wondering.
Just a sneaky peek from me!
Okay, you KNOW I have to have a little aqua and green bowl like that. Hopefully there will be another at Homegoods when we go!
The Lettered Cottage
DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ says
Hi Rhoda, You got a great collection going on there. Collecting all those things is fun isn’t it?
I love hearing the story of Grandma Eleanor….got to give her kudos for tenacity…still going strong at 90.
Love that mug and want one real bad, but found none at my TJ Maxx….I checked!
I’m looking for some matelasse slipcovers for wing chairs…if you know of a source let me know.
Take care, DebraK
sarah @ a beach cottage says
I love gathering the supplies, so much fun and even better when you do it thrifting because you get the thrill of the hunt…yesterday I went to the beachy shop I like and thought to myself imagine just being able to buy everything here that I like, like a magazine stylist would, that would be very nice and oh so easy….BUT you don’t quite get the happy dance or the thrifting buzz
great post Rhoda, as ever lol!
Can’t wait to see the ROOM REDO!
Love the rub-ons – very clever idea.
Hope you have had a great week and enjoy your weekend.
Hi Rhoda! I love black & white, considering re-doing my kitchen (when we remodel) w/these colors and a touch of green!
Hope you are doing well!
I gotta add some of those rub ons to my “get list” The lamps are gonna be KILLER!
Karen @ Arise and Shine says
Rhoda, So looking forward to seeing the completed room. Good deals are such a blessing. Karen
Rhoda…such a tease! You leave me hungry for more. The lamp is beautiful and I love all your bargains.
I just love seeing all of your finds!! I love to find bargains. It’s like a treasure hunt. I’m getting rid of some of my junk and making daughters room into a craft room. I’m going to have to keep checking your blog for wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.