Edited to add: Holly (Homebody Holly)invited me to join her Thrifty Thursday party. So I'm linking this post. Please check out her blog for other participants. I'll be back Thursday with a post on my pantry organization.
Hi everyone! I had three people email asking to be entered in the book giveaway so they became the last three people I added to the number of the comments (this was new to me - I've never had anyone email me for a give away before). The person getting the book is..... Cheryl at CopppersWife . Congratulations! I've sent you an email. Please give me your mailing address and I'll ship the book out this week. Thank you to everyone that entered. Next month there will be a special book related give away!
Look what I found in a neighbors garbage Sunday! You can click to enlarge the photo.
This pretty chandelier! She's doing some remodeling and just threw it out. I couldn't believe it! I didn't think she really was getting rid of it but my husband said it's out on the curb with all her other trash. So he backed up and I ran out and got it!
Sadly it seems to have a broken arm but my husband says that can be easily fixed.
I decided I'm definitely going to paint it (red if I use it inside - white or yellow if I use it outside) and I'll either take the wiring out and use it with candles and put it in my screened porch over the dining table or I'll have it re-wired and swap it out for the light fixture in my foyer. So first I have to see what it would cost to re-wire it (I just wouldn't feel comfortable hanging it until this was done - wouldn't want to start an electrical fire)!
Isn't that so cool! My first choice would be to hang it in my foyer. I've been wanting a chandelier with prisms there but there was no reason to buy one as the fixture that's there is perfectly o.k. I chose it 10 years ago when we moved in. I would have chosen something different now. Tastes change! But we'll see what estimates I get.
I got this black bench at Goodwill last week (isn't that great I don't even have to paint it) . The bench I have on my deck, which sits under my kitchen window seat and has all my plants on it, started to come apart and lean forward with all this rain that we've had. So I got this as a replacement. It's not as long as the one that's there now, but it'll do until I find a longer one.
I also got this basket at Goodwill. I hope to organize my craft/sewing area after the holidays so when I see something I think might help with that - I get it! I'm thinking it could hold my yarn.
I think someone's puppy chewed the ends! Maxie used to love to chew on our shoe basket when he was a puppy! Chewed ends and all it's still pretty and functional! Things certainly don't have to be perfect to be used in my house!
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!