Sunday, January 18, 2015

For the Love of 3-Day Weekends

Hello friends! 
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 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 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. a mess it is!!! I might not make it out! 

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....


  1. Hi Vicky, wow that is great you have been doing organizing in your house. I love your wreath too. Enjoy tomorrow and the week.

  2. Vicky I hope your back is getting better! Looks like you have been in organizing mode just like me. It's a huge job isn't it, but so worth it when your all finished. I feel like I can breathe once again after purging stuff. Love all your new finds, that wreath is just beautiful, it says Spring to me. Love it!

  3. Girl, you have me chuckling over that closet! ;-)
    I always enjoy peeking into your humble home, Vicky. You have a beautiful way about your decorating and you change things out,I love that!
    Your wreath is pretty and will be lovely to use this spring.

    As always, this was a lovely visit.

    Enjoy your day off tomorrow, and be careful with that back.


  4. Everything is so lovely, Vicky!

  5. The plates are indeed pretty Vicky, and you're right about the watercress one. I've always felt it looks like clover in 'real' life too. I'm sure they will make a lovely table when you get around to it.

    Sorry to hear about your back as back issues can really throw you flor a loop. Take it easy tomorrow and don't overdue it.

  6. The cow creamer is so sweet. I think you need a small herd of them. Good luck cramming all that work into one day. You'll need to take Tuesday off to recover.

  7. Love all of your items...those plates are wonderful and perfect colors for a tablescape with the new runner. Have a great day off!

  8. Doesn't it feel good to be all organized!? I love that feeling. Your thirfty finds are nice, I love those plates! Have a great day off Vicky!


  9. Vicky, I love those plates! Great find my friend. I'm trying to organize my decor items also since it's hard to use them if you can't find them LOL! Glad you had a good weekend and some fun. Enjoy Monday!

  10. That cow creamer is so cute, and I love those plates. I should be organizing too, but I'm being lazy. January always does that to me. Hope you enjoyed your day off. Have a great week!

  11. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. And I hope your back is better. I've been busy painting the hallway... it was long overdue! Have a happy Saturday!


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