I made my first trip to a Hobby Lobby store this year, and have never been the same! What a wonderful store with so many fun things! I am very lucky as they just opened in Naples in November! Here are a few pictures from my last visit. With all the sales they offer, and a 40% off coupon online, Hobby Lobby is definitely nifty and thrifty! If you aren't familiar with them, take a look!
What a find! I was in my favorite thrift today, the Goodwill and found this huge aqua coral piece! It was in the bin waiting to be put on the shelf, I was lucky to find it. It is real coral, very heavy, however, I think it may have been painted, still a very pretty piece. All for $8.00!
I couldn't wait, had to take a picture in my cart!
Again, I hope you find something nifty and thrifty today!
When I shop at my favorite thrift store, I am always looking for white ironstone. When I came across this white ironstone bowl with deep aqua flowers, I was thrilled. More thrilled at the price of $6.99!
I added a few of my favorite ornaments, just for fun!
I was recently contacted by One Kings Lane to check out and post about their Home Decor Resource Guide! Since, I really like everything One Kings Lane has to offer, I was happy to use the guide and write a post! My guidelines were to write about a feature chair in my home. I have a small condo, and not too many chairs, however, I do have one chair that I thought may work as a feature chair.
It is a cream wood dining chair with a fabric seat. I have had the chair for at least ten years and still love it. After reading the D.I.Y. stain guide in One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource, I realize that I never stain proofed the seat. I found several options for stain proofing in the guide that will work for my chair.
Before buying, I searched for a long time for a versatile chair which I could use in several spots in my home. I certainly wish I had the Home Decor Resource guide back then, as it would have made the process so much easier. Different types and styles of chairs are listed and uses explained. I even found an explanation for a chair that was in my grandfather's home, years ago.
My chair sits at an antique desk in the corner of my living room!
I finally found this dining room chair at a local furniture store and fell in love with it. I have used it as a desk chair, as pictured below, extra seating at our dining table, an accent chair in an empty corner of the living room and at times a "catch all" chair in the bedroom! I generally like to buy antique or vintage furniture, however, I needed something sturdy and fresh!
I hope you will check out One Kings Lane Home Decor Resource guide and enjoy using it as much a I did!
My next purchase will be a chair for the bedroom, and One Kings Lane is my first stop!
I am joining Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
I am allergic to burlap, however, when I saw this striped burlap ribbon in the store, I forgot my allergies and had to have it. I ruffled it and added it to a natural base drop cloth to make my newest Flora Doora "It's a Holiday!".
Thought it would be great for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I also found some cute vintage trim on sew on the front!
About four years ago I found the purse pictured below at my favorite thift shop.. It was love at first sight! After a few months of owning it, I realized I wasn't using it, and when a friend admired it, I gave it to her.
She used it several times over the years and it made me very happy to see it in use. I have to admit I was sorry I let it go, so each trip to the thrift stores I always searched for another one.
A couple of weeks ago, I was once again reminded of the purse, having seen a similar one in a friend's shop.
I knew I really wanted it find one.
On Tuesday, while shopping with friends at a different thrift shop, I went right to the purses and there was my purse! I could not believe my eyes! I found it once again! It turns out my friend was cleaning her closet, and not knowing my wish to have it back, donated it to the Goodwill!
So my pretty little straw and black lace purse has returned to me! Price to get her back was just $.99!
Good things come to those who wait (and those who search the thrift shops!).
Hope you find something you are looking for today!
On Saturday, I am participating in my first craft fair with Flora Dooras, wine bags and tags for sale. It has been a bit of work, however, great fun! The living room in my condo is a disaster with all the supplies ready
for the show!
I started sewing Flora Doora
bags several years ago for
friends, and commerically for a shop in Sarasota, Florida. My
bags have also made their way to France, for a country wedding and to a pretty little shop in Nannay. Since I have retired recently, there is more time
to enjoy sewing, decorating
and most of all traveling
(especially to France) with
my husband, Peter.
Comments from readers have made me realize how happy my Flora Doora bags make them, so I adopted the phrase "Spreading happiness one bag at a time". Makes it all so much fun!