Sunday, January 18, 2015
For the Love of 3-Day Weekends
This past week was more than a little challenging for me, lots going on and my back decided to give me a fit all week to top it off. The only thing keeping me going was the promise of this glorious 3-day weekend. I have been having Internet issues most of the week and a problem with my new laptop, so I am blogging from my work laptop while I try to get the issue resolved. Anywho, sorry if I didn't get to respond to your comments from my last post. I appreciate each one though.....they always make me feel good. So, back to the 3-day weekend. It has been a good one so far. Yesterday the hubby and I spent the day with my mother-in-law and her boyfriend (seems strange calling a man in his seventies a boy...lol) going to yard sales and flea markets. We also met his son and daughter-in-law which we have been wanting to do for some time now. It was a very nice day spent with very nice folks. I picked up a few things which I'll share at the end of the post. First, I will share what's been going on around the house today. I took a long walk with Mama and we had a nice visit with my Aunt Loretta after and then came home. The hubby has been steadily working on trimming out our newly installed interior doors. I will share as soon as possible. While he was working on that, I decided to tackle a much needed project....cleaning out and organizing my home decor stash. It was a mess...see below!
This mess was being housed in my guest room closet.
Since my son recently moved out, I decided to shift this stuff to an empty cabinet in his old room, which is the hubby's future man cave.
I was having a hard time finding things because of the disorganization of it all!
Let me share the after of this project. The top of the cabinet holds trays and baskets. The top shelf holds mostly silk flowers and a few odds and ends.
Miscellaneous things fill these cubbies....vases, cloches, decorative items and so on.
Larger items, frames, plates among other things fill the bottom cubbies.
Here it is all filled up. There are several things that will probably be going to consignment soon if I don't use them in the next few months. Most of this gets used occasionally in a vignette somewhere around the house.
As for what I picked up yesterday, I didn't find much, but love the things I did find. First up is this pretty spring twig wreath. I just love it! The flowers and berries say spring to me! Can't wait to use it. I paid $5 for it, which I thought was reasonable since it is in great condition and quite large.
And also because she threw in a table runner I had in my hand for free! I love the colors....and the pretty stitching on the ends.
I have been needing some new coasters and these pretty glass ones were just $1. There are four of them.
I have a thing for these cute little cow creamers lately. This one is almost like one I already have so I don't know if I will keep it or resell it.
Next up is one of my favorite set of plates I have ever found. They are salad plates and each plate has a different herb on it. The herb names are listed on the back of each plate along with I the brand I assume....Taste Setter Collection. I googled to find out more and discovered that there are also 2 additional patterns....rosemary and bay leaf. Too bad those were not included in my set. Starting in the upper left corner and going clockwise, I have chives, dill, tarragon, and watercress. The watercress reminds me of clover, so I may display it for Saint Patrick's Day.
I love the yellow ribbon and border on the plates. I bought these at a yard sale for $3. There are 6 plates total...2 of the chives and 2 of another one, but I can't remember which one. I look forward to setting a table with these. Aren't they pretty?
I hope you all have had a great weekend. I am so happy to have tomorrow off! The hubby is off too and we are planning to haul a load of donation stuff to the Hospice Attic and then pick up a few things and come home and piddle around the house. I hope to tackle the guest room closet tomorrow and reorganize it now that there is more space in there. I also plan to attack the craft room. Oh...my...gosh....what a mess it is!!! I might not make it out alive...lol!
But for tonight, this is my view.....
I'm enjoying my clean and cozy living room. I'm about to get a snack to go with my glass of sweet tea and watch a movie on Lifetime.
Have a wonderful week my friends!
Until next time....