I got something!
I love it when other bloggers share what they've found at the recent car boot or flea market or fair or, even, when they acquire something that they've dreamed of for forever. Now that it comes down to my turn, though, I feel a bit silly.
Well, I think that there's something fun about hearing what others have found - something really captivating and happy. Treasure comes in all types and forms.
Then, there's just something about
We adore the antique road shows and the articles in magazines about great finds and deals
we, ourselves, also love to share about it!
The problem with me is that approximately, absolutely everything that I have is a find of some sort. I really have to resist, when friends come over, going through the litany of what incredible deals they all were or where I found them, high up in the back of the top shelf,... especially when someone admires something. Does anyone else have this trouble, I wonder?
Well, there are some kindly admiring friends that I suppose I should just say, "thank you!" to and, others, who I can totally spill the beans. (I have one friend who will know where I got it, how much it cost and will have considered buying it herself. We have an unorganized trade off! If I can't afford it, chances are, I'll wind up finding it in her house and vice-versa.)
Well, a funny thing happened with last week's "Show and Tell Friday" at My Romantic Home. Our hostess, Cindy showed lovely pictures of little vignettes around her home. Just that morning, I had seen something so similar to what she had displayed and I kindly asked her to cross her fingers for me that somehow, someway I could wind up with it.
(My camera really is on it's last leg!)
I've always wanted a chandelier but it's never been an affordable option or really made any sense with my decor, alas! When I saw this, I thought that it was a brilliant solution. I've just never seen anything like it before. Best of all, it's movable. How versatile is that?
It's Shanon Crystal (Ireland) but it's made in eastern Europe and the sale price was incredibly low!!!
I decided that I had to set a table and do another "Show and Tell Friday"!
The trouble was, I like to actually use the tables that I set but what to eat..... It was so hot on this day that it set the all time record by 10 degrees. I, personally, wasn't very hungry.
The only thing that I could think of for a menu was ice cream and water; so, that's what we had!
Anyway, this is Memorial Day weekend, which is the official start of summer for us here in Vermont.
What better way to celebrate than with Gifford's black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream!!!
I got this Ralph Lauren fabric for $3.00 a yard, too. Fun, fun, fun!
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Well, happy Memorial Day and happy summer to you all!
Well, now, here is the link to Cindy's post from last week
Talk about getting something that you've wanted for a long time ... this is a link to this week's Show and Tell Friday.
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I'll share the real deal with you.
At the end of the day, it's just a thing. "Things" don't feed our souls. BUT, it sure is fun to make things beautiful!