Just a girl who wants to share her "finds" and hope that it inspires you to thrift and to not be afraid to explore your style.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Home Tour - Breakfast Nook!

And the Home Tour continues... Today we visit my breakfast nook!


I spend a LOT of time in this spot.  It might be one of my favorite spots in the house.  I love the settee - it was a great find at a local antique mall that my hubby suprised me with by telling me to buy it!  But I alos love the horse canvas.  Like I have said before - "Nothing wrong with a horse canvas in every room!"   This is the also the area that I write my blog and work on all volunteer work for the church.  Like I said - I spend a LOT of time right here!!!!



The table and chairs where a find at a thrift store in Georgetown, TX - North of Austin.  I bought the table for $20 and the chairs for $20.  They were both natural wood color and I went ahead and spray painted them both black.  And that is really ALL that I did to them and it made a huge difference and has stood the test of 3 moves. 



This is a vintage plate stand that we found in Fredricksburg, TX - a must stop for anyone driving through TX hillcountry.  Fredricksburg is one of my favorite places to visit for the day - wineries, German restaurants and bakeries, antique stores, horse races and plenty of Bed and Breakfasts to stay.  I think I paid $12 for this stand.




Here is a close up of the settee.  My sister in law bought me the Ikat pillow at World Market.  I have another one of those pillows in the office space.




Basket of dog toys sits under the settee =)





The pictures in that look nook were found at Ross years ago!!! I think I bought them 7 years ago or more - crazy that they have lasted my ever changing style that long.  But somehow they always find a spot in my house.  I want to say I spent $12-15 each on them at the time.  



Got to show a picture of one of the babies hanging out ... Here is Daisy and she always sits with me here on the Settee while I work away on my computer.  She also loves to sun bathe on this spot when just the screen door is open.





To wrap things up here is a picture of the whole space again...


Thanks again for stopping by and visiting my breakfast nook.  Maybe you can join me for some girl talk and coffee here soon!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

10 Last Pins

Welcome to this week's edition of my "10 Last Pins".  Pinterest just seems to get better and better which means I get more addicted.  Love all the great fashion, decor and diy inspiration.

Here are my 10 Last Pins:

DIY Globe art. 
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From aestheticoutburst.blogspot.com

Who doesn't love avocado?!?  Seriously, I think it could go on everything.  Yum! Can't wait to try this one in the Kitchen.
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from loveveggiesandyoga.com

I am on a cauliflower kick and this recipe looks sinful for cauliflower.
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from agoodappetite.blogspot.com

Great outfit for the Hubster.  Love the jacket and shoes.
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From thesartorialist.com

Wouldn't it be great to save some money on accessories for you outfits?  Well, here is a great idea for bangles! Endless colors and sayings...
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From psimadethis.com

I am already married but this has picture has me wanting to bust out the dress just to take this pic with my bestie!  Love it!
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Here are some great ways to style a bookshelf or a coffee table - spray paint makes everything beautiful!
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From psimadethis.com

Make your home smell good with this idea...
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From morganmoore.typepad.com

Loved her color and bangs! 
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I was really feeling the bangs and posted this pic...
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From hair.allwomenstalk.com

I want ... NO wait... I NEED a tangerine blazer...
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From polyvore.com

There you have it ... my 10 last pins!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Home Tour!!!!!

I can't believe it is finally here - my very first Room Reveal for our Home Tour!!!  I am nervous and excited all at the same time.  Opening up my home for all my current and future readers to see  -wow - this is big!! 

I am very excited to show you my favorite room in the house right now which is the family room.  It is the first room you see when you walk in and it always makes me smile.  There are several items in this room that I can't even believe that I own.  It took patience and lots of stalking online to pull all these pieces together but it was worth it. 

Without further adieu... Take off your shoes and come on in to see my family room - oh who am I kidding - we don't take off our shoes in our house so just come on in!!!

This is the view from the door when you first walk in:


 In a previous post I shared how I found this mirrored target table at Goodwill for $30.  It is perfect in this space.  The turquoise lantern sitting on top was found at Ross for around $14?? Hard to remember the pricing for everything now - I am getting old =(  The Blue and White Vase sitting next to it was a gift.  I filled it with crystal garland leftover from our wedding centerpieces. I love to find new purpose for old things!
 
There's that mirrored table again.  It was one of my best deals considering they run $100 at Target.


The couch was found at Macy's.  I would have never thought of looking at Macy's for furniture but I really wanted a tufted couch with legs and when I put that title in the google search engine this is what came up and it was on sale - DONE!

The pillows were all found in one trip at my local HomeGoods Store.  Great pillows at great prices.  I think I paid about $50 for all 3 of them and the colors/patterns really work in this space.


The owl pillow is my favorite - who doesn't love owls right now?!?!!?


I have had a thing for IKAT ever since I discovered the lovely pattern.  I hunted online for these two chairs and found them for around $250 each on Wayfair.com - they were delivered straight to the home and no shipping fee!  They were super easy to assemble - did it all by myself and I am not that handy. 



The yellow koi seat boxes came from World Market.  I loved the idea of having a mix of patterns in this space and yellow with blue just sounded lovely to me.  These were on sale for $49.99 when I bought them and no assembly required.


Oh and I almost forgot to tell you that the black and white zig zag rug came from Overstock.com for $80 with free shipping.  I wanted a Chevron but let's be honest - zig zag is basically the same thing!!


The brown tufted leather coffee ottoman/coffee table was given to us when are friends were moving.  I would love to see a lucite coffee table in here in the future but for now we love the ottoman - come home sit on the couch with the dogs and put our feet up.  It definitely serves its purpose.  On top of the ottoman I have a black lacquer tray with cheetah print layed on the inside.  I found a vitange book that I use to give height to the silver glitter coral piece that my sister-in-love gave me for Christmas.  She bought the coral at One Kings Lane.



The owner of the house built and installed the wood beams himself and it adds a great archicterual element to the room. 

The piece of art was given to use - love having great friends.  This is actually a funny story - our friends bought this piece at Ross and were drawn to it because of all it's bright colors.  The brought it home, hung it up and then realized it had horses in it. Unfortunately, they don't love horses!  Fortunately - I DO!!!!  When they offered it to me I had to keep myself calm.  This piece makes the room what it is!



This is the empty space in the room - where the TV goes.  I love my modern danish TV Stand that I found on Craigslist for $40 but I still need to find decor to go inside.  I like the idea of buying old books and papering the covers in cool bright patternsd - chevron and lattice.  I also need something on the wall above it???  Still undecided on that.  Love to have the paper mache antler pieces from West Elm - that would be the dream =) 




The curtains are from World Market and I believe I paid $28 a panel.  My goal was to pull the charcoal from the couch and yellow's together.  I think my goal was accomplished.




Here is the view if you are sitting on the couch.  This fireplace is the perfect fireplace.  Great mantle and I love the white!


The mirror was another gift from my sister-in-love for Christmas - again she bought it at One Kings Lane on sale.  The two pieces on the right were found at a thrift store in Austin - Savers.  Pretty sure I paid $6 for them both.  The bird was bought at Ross and the branches in the vase were left over from my wedding centerpieces.  I had painted them silver for the wedding but spray painted them orange for this room.  I use lima beans to weigh the branches down in the vase.  The twig/branches on both sides of the fireplace were left over from another friends wedding. 




Here are some last views of the space...




Well thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my rooms on the Home Tour! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Great finds and Thrifty deals

Yay I finally got out and did a little thrifting yesterday.  Really there is no excuse - there are 2 great thrift stores a mile from my house.  I guess it all comes down to I am just too busy! 

I want to share with you my Great finds and Thrifty deals from this weekend:



I found these adorable 4 blue liberty bell mason jar mugs. They were only $1.50 for all four.  They are just darling.  The lady at the counter tried to buy them from me =)  Not quite sure what I want to do with them but they were just too cute to pass up for that price.



Found this bird photo - it's a great size and in good shape.  Not sure if I am going to keep the frame that color or spray paint it white.  It was just under $4.  I might add to my wall art gallery in my entry way or it could go in my office area.  Decisions Decisions!



And last I found this apothecary jar for $1.91.  It's a cute little size and will be a great addition to the ones I have in my kitchen.

So to recap I spent around $8 total and found 3 items I love.

Here they are again:



Did you find anything amazing this weekend?