Blog Archive

Monday, May 25, 2015

Relaxing on the Back Porch

H and I are relaxing at home today.    We had a cookout yesterday with the kids,  but they all have to work today,  so it's just the two of us.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Laid Back Living in a Small Texas Town

H and I drove over to an estate sale in a small Texas town's about 40 miles north of Lubbock, Texas.     Hale Center is such a charming little town,   I couldn't resist taking a few photo's to share with you.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Yard Decor

We have been making these garden ladies for the back yard,  and I thought one might be fun to use one in the Memorial Day decor in the front yard.     Where is the year Memorial Day this week end?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Envelope Slip Cover

I recently put a new slip cover on the sofa in our family room,  so of course the love seat wanted one too!    You should have heard all the whining she!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Getting the Yard ready for Summer

Some of the wood pieces in our front yard are showing signs of wear,  so H has been busy slapping some paint on!  Looks like these birdhouses in front of our HOME sign could use a little love.
  While he is painting,  I have been adding some color to our front yard with flowers and fun yard stuff.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shabby Slip Covers

The slip covers on our furniture in the family room were really starting to get thin and showed lots of signs of wear.   They also were kinda!     I always make my slip covers from yard sale sheets, bedspreads,  and fabric,  so I can change them out pretty often without spending a lot of money.    Total cost for my new covers was less than $10.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Neighborhood Yard Sales

There were several neighborhood yard sales in Amarillo Texas Saturday,  so we took the short trip over...about an hour and a half drive.   The biggest neighborhood sale was in Rolling Hills and 23 homes participated.

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Life for a $2 Chair

I bought this chair last summer at a yard sale for $2.      It's been sitting in the tea room begging me to do something with it every time I go out!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pink Three Wheeled Bicycle

We found this three wheeled bicycle about 4 years ago....bought her at a little antique shop in the Dallas Texas area.

Cottage Trailer

This is the little cottage trailer that we have in our front yard.    She went with us many times on the  Longest yard sale  and antiquing in New York...Pennsylvania, Missouri.....all over the place!     We retired her several years ago and turned her into a cottage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pretty Flower Beds

I snapped a few photos of the pretty flower beds when we were out "yard saling".   I am always on the lookout for flower bed ideas.
I love the look of greenery bushes as a background in this flower bed.    I tend to just plant flowers...what about some greenery!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Repurposing a Wingback Chair

My daughter had a yard sale a couple of weeks ago,  and my grandson put two wingback chairs in it.   I thought they had good bones and might be a fun repurposing project.  so I bought them from him.  ($10 each).

Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Weekend Finds

We went to a few estate sales on Friday,  but we had made other plans for Saturday so I don't have many treasures to do show you this week.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Dream Yard Sale

My dream yard sale would be held by my best friend....she would be getting rid of all the things that she was tired of  (all just my taste, of course).....she would let me come over and go thru everything before the sale started,  ......wait!!!! wake up Penny....your dream came true over the week end!
 My daughter's decorating style has changed in the last couple of years and she had a bunch of stuff packed away in the garage,  and she wanted her garage back!   So I went over Friday and helped her go thru all the boxes and she let me pick out what I would like to have before the sale.