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Friday, August 26, 2011

A new look for a sweet old girl ~

Our house has been in the process of being painted!!!
I can't tell you how much better she looks...
and since the wonderful front porch was just finished,
I had to share!
I still have to get everything back up here but don't you just LOVE IT????
The house has been painted white and the trim is a steel blue grey ~

After my harrowing visit to the nasty dentist Wednesday,
(OH and one little benefit from my traumatic visit would be a swollen upper lip ~
I've always wanted bigger lips!!!)
I had to reward myself by stopping at a few thrift stores on the way home!
These little goodies were my finds.
A set of canvas curtains that I'll use as fabric, yay!!!!
A stack of wonderful old sheet music for only four bucks,
and this precious Christopher Robin Story Book....
I'm such a sucker for old books!!! I'm in love with their old illustrations ~

I'm gonna wash this stuff and shrink it up ~ then it'll be ready for a new project!

Some of the sheet music is quite old ~

Here are a few more finds that I've acquired lately.
The coin purse is so very tiny....I found it on Ebay!
The laces are from a local antique mall.
I don't know why I buy what I buy ~
all I know is that I love it!!!!

A few items I scanned in just for you:

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments about my dental issues ~
I'm hate that I posted about it because I love staying positive here....
but then know you are thinking of me, SO LIFTS ME UP!!!

Have a beautiful Friday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Marcia Wilwerding said...

I'm definitely lovin' me some Pooh, too. I'm particularly partial to the older version. Thanks for sharing your treasures. :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Dawn:
I'm so glad to read that you treated yourself to something fun after your dental appointment. It's amazing to me how much our dental health affects our overall well-being. I hope you're back to your usual chipper self again very soon.

I, too, love old books, and yours was a real find!
Hope you have a restful and happy weekend.

Vee said...

Nice treat! Oh the house looks sparkling now. I love a white farmhouse...just perfect. That sweet little boy reminds me of my grandson...precious.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh Dawn! The Christopher Robin Story Book??? What an awesomely old and dear edition!! Call me green, if you please! Love to collect old books, too - and especially classic titles such as this.
Your porch looks lovely - look forward to the finished product with furnishings. Hoping to still have a porch by Monday with Irene threatening up the coast and coming right for us! Believing for best!

Stephanie said...

Great finds Dawn!

Sheila A. said...

Oh, your front porch is lovely. I'm so happy for you that you have it. Thank you for the goodies. Keep a good thought and be positive that your permanent bridge will fit perfectly.
I just had a root canal about 3 weeks ago. I was TERRIFIED. It happily was a much better experience than I was expecting!! Everything went fine. And I hope it will go the same way for you, too! I'll keep a good thought.

Cyn said...

dawn your porch looks so inviting..even with nothing on it LOL..great finds at the thrift store!

Angela C said...

Not sure if people know that Winnie was named after a bear at a Zoo in Canada, I think the writer was there with his son or it could be a friends son not sure. Anyone know the details?

Dorthe said...

Dearest Dawn, I loved your porch from the first photoes, -but now it is really so beautiful, in it`s new dress-
How funny that we alwayes, find a little excuse ,for buying sweet things, when we have experiensed not nice things, or doctors or dentists appointments, hihi--I do exatly the same, sweetie- and I LOVE what you found--Winnie is a dear friend, also here in my house- and the sheet music and canvas, will end up in gorgeus creations. The shoe laces and tiny purce, would no one like us leave behind.
Much hugs and love, Dorthe

Mitzi Curi said...

I'm envious of your large front porch! It will be great after you decorate it properly.

Nelly said...

House is looking great and I love your finds Only other colectors will undrstand why we buy what we buy My family dont get it at all.Its why I love my blogging buddies so much they all understand.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Winnie the Pooh and vintage music, what could be better. Nice finds after an unpleasant experience. I hope you're at the end of getting the tooth problem fixed and the worst is behind you.

As one of your many followers, I'm glad you shared your trial with us. Blogging has formed a new kind of friendship among women. One where we share so much with each other, and lift one another up with prayers, encouragement and inspiration.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
I Thessalonians 5:11

Thanks for all that you share here Dawn, and for your gentle spirit. ~ Abby

Sheila R said...

What an inviting porch! So glad you treated yourself to some antiquing after your dental experience. Everyone needs a treat every once in a while.

The Country Nest said...

The porch looks beautiful!!!! I love to see people put their own personality stamp on a new home. Yours is looking wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh - what's the color of the paint? It's really, really beautiful. I'm getting ready to paint a bathroom floor and am exploring blues......


CaraRose said...

Oh the house and porch look so great Dawn. Sorry about your puffy lip. Dental work is the pits. I have had two bridges done more than once each and tons of root canals and crowns. Suffice it to say, I can relate. Just think of that gorgeous smile your gonna have. Sending love...Oh yea, the thrift finds are great!

Shelley said...

Your house is beautiful and I love your sweet finds...blessings on your weekend.

Jann said...

The house and porch look GOOD--so fresh and clean and new! And . . . your treasures are wonderful; I love the book--so precious. I'm an antique book nut myself. I hope your mouth is feeling better and that you have a nice weekend, Dawn!

Sandi said...

Your home looks wonderful Dawn! Can't wait to see your porch all fixed up!
I think we all buy what we love as individuals and that is what makes us each unique!! Love your finds!!

Karen said...

Your porch looks so fresh and sparkling! So nice. And your thrift store finds are fantastic. I love them. I need to go to a few in our area. I'm in the mood for some treasure hunting.

Revi said...

Hi Dawn,
LOVE your blog. I'm new here, and enjoying wandering around and feasting on the eye candy available! Your collaged pieces are wonderful. We may just be kindred spirits...
Stop by sometime,
Revi said...

First, the porch looks awesome! Please post pictures after you get all your stuff back on it!
Second - I love all the stuff you found!! Super Cool!
Third - Nobody can be positive all the time. Sometimes you just gotta vent, and I don't think anybody would say dental work is fun! We feel ya, girl! All you're doing is keeping it real!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! A fresh coat of paint does wonders for us old gals:) Love all of your sweet finds! Thanks for sharing these sweet images with us!

Sorry about all the dental issues, hope it is done! HUGS!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Dawn~ I love your freshly painted porch. We have lots of painting to do, but it's too hot to get out and do it. And, I really love the ~POOH~ images you shared (especially the child on the stairs). Love to you and your family. ~Mandy **Say hello to ~little glitter fairy~ for me.**

Lisa said...

Great finds sweetie, I'm so sorry your in pain. It's hell being a woman! Lisa
Ps can't wait to see your stuff up on the porch.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Dawn,

Oh my your porch is looking lovely. Sorry to hear about the field across the street burning. So glad it wasn't near you! Clara is growing sweeter by the day, How wonderful that she has a real farm to visit. I often wish that we would have bought a farm to raise our children. Love your finds!



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