Monday, December 20, 2010

Heavenly Nursery

I attend church at Stateline Church which is situation on the Tennessee/Alabama state line about 2 miles from my home.  We decided our church needed a library and we felt that the best place would be the current home of our nursery.  We had recently remodeled our Fellowship Hall and made several new classrooms, one of which was to be our new nursery.   Since my own son, Jeremy had just turned 30 years old and no hopes of a grandchild of my own anywhere in the near future I decided to embark on redecorating the nursery. Our furnishings showed promise but the decor was dated to say the least so on one of our "Yard Sale" excursions to Hohenwald, TN to their annual "Octoberfest in I told Jennifer and Barbara to be on the lookout for anything nursery related.  Well needless to say that God blessed us with a good day as he always does and the very first booth we visited Jennifer found this nursery set all from Target for $30.00.   Included in the set was the bumper pads, comforter, pillows, curtains, changing table mattress, cover, pad, two pictures and pillows.  Jen tried to get me to "jew" her down to $25.00 but even I knew a bargain when I see one. 

Yes, it was pink...but did I mention that I always wanted a granddaughter? 

The baby bed was old but the new accessories made it look like new. 

I found this saying at my favorite online shop, and couldn't resist it. 

A $5.00 frame from Hobby Lobby and a 50 cent sheet of scrapbook paper made a cute picture.

Another one.

This was a curb side find that Jennifer had Glen stop on the side of the road and pick up.  She used it for a while on her back porch filled with flowers but when I asked her if I could have it for a toy box she readily said yes.  Thanks, Jen! 

Yep, even the pictures were included in the price!

I had this picture frame I paid 50 cents for at a yard sale but never really had a plan for it.  A little scrapbook paper, a fancy font and a command hook and it made a great Nursery sign on the door.

Yes, even the changing table pad was included, along with a matching basket for wipes, etc. 

I love this nursery...just waiting for some babies to enjoy it with me! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Decorating on a Dime

This tree was purchased at the after Christmas sale at Target last year for 1/2 price of course! The ornaments were 70% off so I decided to go a little wild and do not so traditional colors on my tree this year.  I'm sure my son, Jeremy will ask where his old ornaments are and I'll just tell him that this year I decided to break tradition!  He'll get over it!

My dear adopted sister, Barbara found this delightful book about our favorite subject, Chocolate and it just happend to match my new brown and blue decor so I had to buy it for $1.00.  The bowl and balls was bought at another yard sale for 75 cents for the entire lot.  Jennifer, my sister-in-law suggested that I paint one of the balls blue to add a little interest and she just happened to have some blue paint she purchased at a yard sale.  She is always picking up odd paint at yard sales and we always seem to find a use for it!

For the Christmas holiday I added a few silver ornaments I got at Target last year for 70% off!

This plate I gave to Jennifer because it matched her bedroom...later I decided I liked her bedroom so much that I painted mine the exact color!  I added a few ornaments and presto...a beautiful tablescape!

I got this plate at Hobby Lobby last year for 90% off. It was $19.9 and I paid a little of nothing for it.  It had a little chip on the outside rim but it was nothing a little red paint couldn't fix! 

I got this tray at a yard sale and put it on a plate holder. For the holidays I cut out a vintage looking Santa and applied it to the glass with spray adhesive.  A little free greenery from the neighborhood added to the look.  The ornament candle holders were another yard sale find for 25 cents for the three!

My monogrammed flag needed a little holiday cheer so I added a red bow with ribbon I purchased at a yard sale.

This little swag needed a little color so I added a bow from my yard sale stash.

This tablescape is on my bedroom armoire.  I found the idea of using a champagne bucket in a decorating magazine and I just happened to have one that I got at a yard sale this summer for $3.00.  The little blue pitcher was a yard sale find for $2.00 in Turtle Point at a yard sale.  The beautiful plate was not so beautiful when I bought it at Bents and Dents for $5.00.  My talented "sister" Barbara Moore made it look like it does now.  Not everyone is privileged to own a "Barbara Moore original"! 

A closer look at the "Champagne Bucket Tree"

These chocolate bar ornaments were purchased at Lowes last year after Christmas for 70% off

This is my Wexford glassware collection.  Most of it came from yard sales, estate sales, Goodwills and Thrift Stores with the exception of a few pieces that was given to me by Daffo Holt and Stephanie Montgomery. Daffo is the cause of my Wexford addiction! 

This Santa plate is one of my favorites.  I found it at Goodwill on 1/2 off Saturday.  It was $1.99 and 1/2 off that! 

A closer look at my "Barbara Moore Original"

I love these vinyl sayings. I found them on the internet and they are very affordable. Check them out at

Another yard sale find for $1.00.

Another one of my sayings...I like this one...There's nothing lke staying at home for REAL COMFORT!  Ain't that the truth!

No Christmas decoration but cute dog, Brownie aka Goose!

Two more of my doggies...Gracie, my baby and her Mother, Dixie

In my bathroom I decided to go with the modern colors of red and lime green.  The little basket says "Joy" and was 50 cents at a yard sale including the litle "Nice" mirrror!

This table was a Pier One find that was $20.00 at a yard sale and she had just marked it down to $10.00.  I covered the top with Christmas paper applied with spray adhesive..  The basket was a yard sale find for 50 cents and it is filled with 1/2 price ornaments from Target.

I couldn't leave out the outdoors. This is the front of our little abode all decorated for Chrismas!

I found this lantern at the last yard sale me, Jen and Barbara attended.  It was brand new from Sam's.  A little bow and greenery and it now adorns my dining room table.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Land of Precious

These are pictures of my friend April's daughter's room- Heather. 
She picked out the lime green color and left the rest to me.  Needless to say we had a shoestring budget so since it was wintertime and no yard sales to be found I hit all the Goodwills from Nashville to Lawrenceburg and came up with a room "fit for a princess"!  
Heather told me and April that she wanted to leave for a day and come back to a decorated room like she sees on TV but alas this took more than one day. 
How do you like this creative headboard?  I actually stole the idea from my neice, Suzanne. 
She did this in my great niece, Hannah's room and I loved the idea.
Can you believe we used placemats?  Cute and CHEAP!
Heather did not have a bed so we improvised and used an inflatable mattress. 
This trick I learned from my very talented sister-in-law, Sue who is a home stager. 
A very generous person on later gave her a full sized bed and frame so the inflatable mattress went back to the closet!

The nightstand came from a yard sale for $10.00 that I had previously purchased and had no room for it. 

These colorful "curtains" came from Big Lots, another of my favorite stores!

All of these "accessories" are compliments of Goodwill!
This lamp was a find at St. Vincent DePaul's thrift store for $1.00.  The shade I found at Rosses' and covered with a different material on each side.  The trim April actually already had so I hot glued it to the shade and presto...a one-of-a-kind "designer" lamp!  Heather loved it! 
This is Heather texting her friends and telling them how fantastic her room turned out!