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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So what "mode" are YOU in?

With the big changes in our home, I find myself in a nesting, decorating mood lately.....and I can't help myself!!! As much as I love to create new artwork and have ideas spinning in my head, the matter at hand is a spare room just waiting to be filled with something beautiful.

A wonderful lamp my husband bought me a few years ago....
I will never grow tired of it ~ it's so beautiful to me!!!



So, in the mood I was in, I headed to the thrift store. I was originally looking for some simple metal bed rails for a twin bed but what to my wandering eyes should appear???? A beautiful armoire perfect for the empty spot in my studio!!!! And for what price you ask???
A mere 25.00!!! Ohmygoodness......what a blessing!!!! I have to do a little fixing up of the drawers but it'll be simple...

(The other piece will serve as a perfect piece in Noah's room as an entertainment center!)



BUT....the most incredible purchase of the day.....at the THRIFT STORE was this beautiful bed....queen in size...a carved, mahogany four poster bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you know how long I've dreamed of having a bed this beautiful???????????
And only 180.00 ~ yes....that's right. What a true blessing.....
I'm so, so thankful!!!! Now, to get our bedroom transitioned with this bed and move our old bed into the guest room.....


So, I guess I'm in a decorating mode at this moment.....and of course I want to share each and every thing with you!!! Just give me time and I'll show you the new "looks".





Thank you for stopping by to see me ~ your sweet words are so wonderful.....
you inspire me more than you'll ever know!!

Happy Thursday sweet friends,
xxoo, Dawn

41 comments:

debi said...

Oh, what beautiful finds! I'm so excited for you, that bed is Stunning!

BellaRosa said...

Oh my stars Dawn, what a gorgeous bed!! I can't wait to see what you do with it...will you paint it? leave it as is and just use gorgeous linens??? And that armoire...you were a lucky treasure huntin girl :) I can't seem to focus in what I am doing anymore..so I think I will come back and visit later...my head feels like it weighs 50 lbs lol...But again...I love that bed :) Rose

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Can't wait to see the transformations... that bed is gorgeous!
~Tracie

alicew said...

I am in that mode too Dawn...the house is in shambles right now as I attempt new layouts and placements of everything ;)

Great finds and for great prices! I would certainly love to see more pics of your hutch with all the white pottery behind your beautiful new bed...it looks scrumptious...

KarenB said...

Wow, that bed is amazing. At a thrift store? You walked in at just the right time, deary. It was meant for you! Can't wait to see how you fix things up.

common ground said...

Wow, that bed is gorgeous, and will be perfect with all your amazing touches. It really was YOUR day, girl! God had you ready and in the right place at the right time! Love to see people get what they've been looking for! "After" pictures, please!
Debra

Rebecca said...

OK...I'm near faint! No kidding! What fabulous deals. You have found favor in the Most High my friend...

Love to you~Rebecca

Lynnae said...

Wow. The bed is gorgeous. I love all your finds.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Lucky girl, those are some amazing finds! I'm in shopgirl mode, I just rented my first booth today! Please let us see how you re-do the armoire.
All the best,
~ Anne

Dorthe said...

Oh dear Dawn,
you blessed and lucky woman,-
to find such a bed, is byond my wildest dreams,- here in DK.it will be impossibel.
It is georgeus, and the armoire ferfect for your room.
Love to you dear friend.
Hugs Dorthe

Nita Jo said...

That bed is stunning! What great finds. You seem to have a knack for being in the right place at just the right time. Have fun with all your decorating. I'm looking forward to seeing the end results. Oh, and that lamp is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Dawn, that bed is gorgeous...i need something like that for my room...we have my hubby's grandparents bedroom set from when they were first married...the bed is gone...hubby's grandmother put it out on the lawn for reasons unknown...and of course someone snatched it right up...your lamp looks really beautiful!!!

Theresa said...

That bed is gorgeous and the price...wow! Have a blessed day

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

That bed is wonderful! I can tell you I have NEVER seen any like that in my area good will, I'm moving to GA! Lisa

Anonymous said...

Wow! I've been looking for an entertainment center and found one very similar to yours at my goodwill store a couple weeks ago. They wanted $150 for it and it needed all new hardware since the hinges were bent and falling off!!! No way was I paying that for it. Love, love, love the bed! I'm moving to another house in a couple weeks and I'm in thrift store shopping/decorating mode too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

What a steal! I can't wait for your updated pix once you put it together & in your room! Check out on my blog what I was able to steal the other day for only $50! :-) Cheers, Julie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't even imagine how fabulous those pieces are going to look when you are done! Very exciting! I've been in a crafty decorating mode. After being at Michaels craft store this past weekend I've already got a list started and am planning to go back this weekend.

madrekarin said...

Dawn, that bed is amazing! And the armoire? You really did have a great day.
I'm in the same decorating mood as you are. I guess it's just time to feather our nests and cozy them up for fall and winter. Then we can create all we want and not feel guilty. :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

WOW.... Can hardly wait to see what you do... Have fun and keep us posted.

Sally L. Smith said...

Beautiful bed, Dawn. I believe the word "workaholic" might suit you, my dear. Work does bring results, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project.--Sally

Dragonlady said...

You always find the neatest thing, that bed is to die for, it is so beautiful....I love your blog and follow it, sorry, I don't comment more often though...
hugs
Brenda

Joy Lett said...

Have you thought about - when was the last time you bought something new? I was thinking of this the other day- I always choose something "recycled". I hardly ever buy new- it's more work- but more fun and a chance to make it your own. Congrats on your new finds- I love finding treasures. Joy

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG that bed is gorgeous
Alison

cityfarmer said...

Well done Dawn ...I can almost imagine that the room is probably finished by now.
I'm in th nesting, purging,fall cleaning, move a few things around mode
Having the "midlife-purge-of-everything garage sale in a few weeks.

are u taking reservations for guests?

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow!! What amazing bargains!! The bed is so gorgeous!! I am in the decorating mode right now also. It is easier to do than art right now with a 4 month old!! :)
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Dawn Wow, That is such a beautiful bed!!!!! You are such a great bargin finder. I cant wait to see the room. Thanks for inspiring me. You are such a blessing.

Mrs. Sensibility said...

Love the bed!

Tanya said...

Great finds! That bed is just amazing. Love the lamp that your husband picked out. That will be an heirloom handed down with of course the story of love that comes with it!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congrats on the great finds! That is just the ONLY way to shop!

Barb said...

Dawn,
Great find on the armoire.

And that 4 poster bed....
Absolutely gorgeous.

I'm so happy for your finds, and can't wait to see the transition.

blessings

barbara jean

June said...

SCREAM!!!! that bed is beautiful Dawn. How lucky is that. What a lovely find.
Hugs,
June

Leigh said...

Wow Dawn, you really scored!! YAY! I love thrifting. I love to go to the Goodwill in McDonough near my mom's when I visit. That's a good one. Better for clothes and smalls, but I've found some great old books as well.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,
Love the lamp (how cool is that?) and the bed is divine. Can't wait to see the room. Painting can be difficult at our age but well worth the trouble.
Have fun!
Karen

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! What fabulous finds!!! I'm in "decorating " mode right now too. I haven't been posting much because I'm waiting to get the rooms finished! Re-doing a room is one of my favorite things to do, so I'm having a ball. That bed you found is GORGEOUS!!! I bet you are having soooo much fun!
BTW... I picked up a copy of Sommerset Life today and there were your lovely fairies! You must be so happy to see them in the magazine. I just decided this weekend to get off my scaredy-cat butt and send send a few things in myself! Have fun decorating!!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Myrna said...

What 'mode' am I in? I'm in pie ala MODE!! ;-D
Sorry, couldn't resist..
What fabulous finds from the thrift!! That bed is PERFECT-GORGEOUS! Ooooh! I cannot WAIT to see the completed look! Decorate away, Dawn~ it's just another way of expressing your wonderful creativity!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Angie J. said...

What thrift store????????? Ohmygosh do you realize how bad I need that bed!!!! I don't have one, just mattress and box springs!! AAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH

she dreams big! said...

Are you kidding me about that bed? You must live under a lucky star!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful bed. You were really lucky Dawn. I love it! Sharon

Bambi said...

Dawn,your bed is beautiful. I am so happy for you! Can't believe how big Clara is getting. She is just beautiful and has such a wonderful smile!

Cathy K said...

Dawn, I had to laugh when I read about your four-poster bed find. Last month I GAVE ours away (almost identical) to a friend. It was just too overpowering for our smallish bedroom in our older home. We are happily headboard-less at the mo, just looking for wonderful picture frames to paint white and arrange over the bed. Hugs, Cathy

Amy said...

I love the bed!!! It is so detailed and pretty!!
I found a four poster bed in cherry wood at the curb in my neighborhood. Can you believe--at the curb?! I brought it home, gave it a good cleaning (it was curbside after all!) and added our box spring and mattress we had just bought a few months before and we have slept soundly in our "found" bed for many years now.
Amy

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