So, let’s move on from granite for awhile. It will be about a month before it’s all completed anyway. After sleeping on it and looking at those samples again this morning, we’re back to Napoli for the final choice! We both like it the best and I really like how the white tones play off the cabinets, so I think it’s the best one for US. And I see that many of you agree with that one too. Thanks again for chiming in, it’s fun to vote, isn’t it?! And I’m glad the decision is made. Next will be picking out my slabs.
I promised Grandma Eleanor that I’d try to get over there and take her out more often, so we are working on doing that more. This week I took her to a nearby antique mall and we browsed for 2 hours. We both enjoyed it. Nothing like whiling away a couple of hours surrounded by old things. I took a few pics of things I liked.
Like this pretty painted kitchen cupboard. I think the price on this was less than $200 and it’s a really cute piece.
Loved this oak veneered coffee table for $150. The lines of it are so classic and pretty and I can see this one painted creamy white (instead of black this time). Actually the oak veneer is not in bad shape, but has a few dings.
I had to chuckle when I saw these plates. Anyone remember these Mikasa Silk Flowers plates? This was the first set of dishes that I bought for myself as a young woman in my early 20’s. I felt SO grown up using them in my first apartment with my best friend, Wanda. My taste was a little more modern back then, but after about 20 years with them, I decided to sell the whole set on Ebay and start over. Now I have a fruit pattern that I bought from Macy’s a few years ago. Funny, how tastes change.
90-yr. old Grandma Eleanor was all smiles and having a good time looking too. She collects teddy bears and bought a soft cuddly one, which she really doesn’t need, but I figured for $14 if it makes her day, by all means buy another one. Their house is full of teddy bears already. Look how cute she looks in her little vest.
Hanging candolier was pretty.
And check these out. I’ve seen all over blogland the popularity of using old burlap sacks (mostly from Europe, I think) for pillows and such. These coffee bags were selling for $1.95, what a bargain! I really don’t want a scratchy pillow so I passed on them, but they are pretty cool.
Now this Lenox Butler’s Pantry tureen caught my eye too, but it was $59. Not sure if that is a good deal or not, I’ll have to look it up, but it’s a beauty.
This one was $16 and really cute too, so I may have to get it later. Large too.
Here’s another idea that I’ve got for my kitchen. I have this metal bakers rack that is nothing special that I’ve had for many years. I’d love to move it out for something like this…….
I would keep it white and fancy it up a little bit. Might add something to the top and change out the knobs, but it’s a cute piece with a sale price of $90. Not bad! I’ll be mulling this one over.
Here’s what I did find, all for a grand total of $11. This pretty creamware vase, love it.
6 of these pretty little saucers by Redwing that I thought were so unusual. Love the colors and I can mix them with my white dishes.
And a little saucer by Homer Laughlin.
Fun day of looking and now I’m getting ready to hit some yardsales this morning. March is here and that means they will be in full swing! Hope you all have a great day.
Don’t forget to come back on Monday for a fun and exciting giveaway!