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Friday, September 3, 2010

Simple beauty always makes you smile ~

Hey sweeties!!
Can you tell I'm EXCITED!
Thank you again for all of the farmhouse love ~
Dennis and I both are just about to bust to live in this old beauty....
I'm still working on the interior and here is our first beautiful addition:

Look at this five dollar chandelier that Dennis found at a yard sale and brought home
to me several years ago as a gift!!!
What's so nuts is we needed a medallion
to cover up a little missing ceiling paint, right?
It cost us 28.00!!!!!

Oh well, what I do is combine the prices and consider the beauty ~
STILL a wonderful bargain for the reward, RIGHT?

I've added this post to Joy of Savvy City Farmer's
Show Me Your Chandy post!!!

I want to join in sweet Debra's inspiration Friday!!!
So what has inspired me?
But first, I will share with you this beautiful book
by Better Home and Gardens

Romantic Style

The book so personifies my style I could scream....
So much elegance, so much ageless beauty ~
Please visit Debra of Common Ground to see MORE of Inspiration Friday!!!

Have an amazing weekend dear friends,
I'll be working my booty off!!!!! 
(yeah, I wish that thing would go away)

hugs and love,


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love your chandy!
I'm about to order one for our new cottage, I haven't had ANY luck finding a cheap one, alas.

Can't wait to see what else you do with the place next!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The chandelier looks awesome, dear Dawn and it had been certainly an amazing bargain!
Have a great weekend and lots of fun playing in your new home :-)!
Big hugs,

Debra@Common Ground said...

Dawn, I'm so excited you are joining in tonight! First of all the chandy is just stunning, can't wait to see the rest of the room. And this book is new to me, I'm going to track it down, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Anne and I were just talking tonight about your new house and how wonderful it was that you have this opportunity. You are starting from the ground up in decor, I know you're going to have the most amazing inspiration for all of us with all your decorating!! Thanks again, dear Dawn,
big hugs,

Tracy Suzanne said...

You're chandy is gorgeous. You'd be hard press to ever find that kind of deal again. And look at that crown molding....eeekkk!!! Aren't daddies wonderful.

ooxx's...Tracy :)

mariondee-designs said...

I love your chandelier! Can't believe you got it for just $5! I think your blog is just lovely and am your newest follower.. take care, Maryann

gail said...

just gorgeous! it's so much fun decorating a new old home.....have fun!

Vee said...

Great story about your is a beauty. Do you mean that if I buy that book, I can decorate just like you? Isn't it fun to pick up something that holds the essence of what you love best? I'm hoping for that day myself.

Anne N. said...

My goodness, beautiful :o)
Enjoy your "farm-work"
Hugs Anne:)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh Dawn the touch of glam already a addition to your country home. Perfect....

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love it! Don't work too hard:) Can't wait to see the transformation! HUGS

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I have that book and love it! YOur chandelier is gorgeous and I love medallions. I did one above our bed and so get to go to sleep every night looking at my lovely chandelier and medallion. Looking forward to many more pictures of the farmhouse love you got going on.

Emily Joyce said...

That Chandelier is amazing! I can't believe it was $5. I dream of finding something like that someday! The book looks lovely, I'll have to look into it :) Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Dawn! I have obviously missed a lot of posts and will go back and read them because it sounds like you have moved into an old farmhouse? If so, I really envy you. That is a dream of mine! I can't wait to see how you are decorating it.


Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

BEAUTIFUL chandy, Dawn!!! What a bargain!

Your "new" house looks adorable! How exciting for you! There is just something about those old charming...and no two alike! Congratulations!


Allison Shops said...

Your husband is a wonderful bargain shopper! The chandelier is gorgeous. Dropping by from Common Ground.


Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh girl, the chandelier looks beautiful. French regency, LOL! The medallion looks like plaster or something. Hard to believe it's plastic. That is an obscene price you bought-stole it for!!! I think the price was really $150 and the owner had to go to the potty & asked someone to fill in for a minute. The book you showed is one of my faves. I was just looking at it the other day. The bed is just yummy. Lisa

Robyn said...

WOW!!! That's a Fabulous GORGEOUS combination. I'm in LOVE with your chandy! So happy you shared this at common ground! ...and those soaps are delightful!

Jann said...


Linda M. said...

The chandelier is beautiful! I wonder what the former owners would think?

Nancy said...

love the chandi!! have a beautiful week, sweet friend!

Diane said...

No!! $5!!! That guy of yours has an eye! He also knows his wife! ;-) I can't wait to see what y'all do with your new home!!!! What an adventure! Lucky, lucky lady!
Hugs! I'd come and help you paint if I lived closer.

ByLightOfMoon said...

I love what is happening to you Dawn, Dreams do come true and sometimes just waiting for them is worth it in the end!

Smiles, Cyndi

lifespassion said...

And I thought I scored with a similar chandy at 40 bucks! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with the farmhouse. I know it will be beautiful and you will have a blast doing it.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

What exciting news Dawn! I can hardly wait to see the photos after you have made it "you"! Chandelier is a lovely addition. That barn would make a great studio......

Lady Pamela said...

I know you are just so very busy right now, but could you tell us a little about the magazine you have featured on this post. Is it an old issue? I have never seen it before. Would love to see the rest of it. Thanks if you have the chance. I understand if you can't right now.

BailiwickStudio said...

I have that book, and it's one of my favorites! Every page is an inspiration. ::Jill

awal.ny said...

That is definately a magazine to be inspired by. I love all the textures of the white.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I used to have that book! So pretty! I love the chandelier and I can't believe it was only $5!

Alison Gibbs said...

Beautiful chandelier and what a bargain

mississippi artist said...

Great bargain on a beautiful chandelier.!

cityfarmer said...

what , wait ... 5 dollars ... really!!!
you're a blessd woman
and I love that book ... have owned it for years.

thanks for linking ... didn't see a link back, tho


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