Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Blog Look and Thrifting Collection

Happy Saturday everybody! It sure feels like spring here in Iowa today. We are looking at a high of 61 degrees. Never thought I would be so happy to see low 60's.... that is dead middle of winter in Florida & Georgia...haha. It's been getting nicer out and when it gets nicer out I get out more for pleasure versus "have to." Goodwill & Salvation Army are my two favorite places to thrift.
 Before I show you some of my recent finds I would like to give a shout out to
 Linda @ A Blog Fairy
for her incredible talent in giving my blog a MUCH needed makeover.
She has a beautiful blog and her presentation of custom services is totally amazing!! If you are looking for a blog facelift or want to completely give your blog a new look, Linda is your Lady :)
Thank you again Linda!!
Some days I come home from thrifting empty handed but not lately.
This metal watering can was out on an end cap in Goodwill...so glad I was there early or it would have been gone pretty quick. Looks like all it needs is some spring flowers and a spot on my front porch.
 

These 4" square gavanized topiaries would look cute with succulents, don't you think? They were only 88 cents each.

This plaque is ceramic and I am not so sure yet what it needs. Maybe some sanding to get rid of the shiny bronze areas and a light coat of chalk paint???? Still deciding.
 
 
The wreath is another GW find. I like how natural it looks. The hanger was from Hobby Lobby. Normally my preference would be to make somthing like this but at 50% off it cost me less than buying the knobs alone...so I caved and bought it.

 
My job is in a huge industrial area and thats where my most recent find was. I was just driving by minding my own business and there they were,
Stacks of pallets!
 I stopped in to make sure with the business owner if it would be okay for me to grab a couple of them. He said yes, so three are now mine. Plans are being made for these pallets to have a new home in the man cave my guys are working on in the basement. Shhh...they have no idea. I know in my brain what I want to do. Let's see if my hands can follow.... will share more on that in a future post.


Hope ya'll are having the same beautiful weather in your neck of the woods. Blessings and see you soon :)
Karen



24 comments:

  1. Karen, Be sure to show us what you make with your pallets. I love the goodies you brought home. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie...I will for sure. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Your blog looks great, Karen! Linda did a great job. I love all of your neat finds. Can't wait to see what you do!

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    1. Thank you Kim...what I am planning will be for my darling's birthday:)

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  3. Awwww, so very sweet Karen. It was my pleasure to give you a new look you love!
    I am curious as to what you will be making. Happy Sunday.

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    1. Thanks to you and your attention to detail I am loving showing off my new look. I will be back soon with the beginning stages of my pallet project :)

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  4. Hi Karen :)

    Your blog looks terrific! Great finds too :)

    By the way, I love what you did to the ceiling in your craft room. I never would have thought of it. I can't wait to see it all finished :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thanks so much Rue...Hopefully the craft room is near enough to completion that I can show some pics of it soon :)

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  5. Great new look. I'm a Midwestern girl too and look forward to following along :-)

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  6. I love the new look for your blog, Karen - so perfect!! Can't wait to see what you do with all your goodies.

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I am excited to get started with them :)

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  7. Great finds! I love rusty chic.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. Your blog looks spectacular, Karen! Linda is incredibly talented and such a sweetheart :)

    And my, what delightful finds. Hugs to you!

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    1. Yes she is...I enjoyed getting to know her more. Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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  9. Karen, I love all of your great finds! I too love me some Goodwill and Salvation Army. I've actually found better prices to be at Salvation Army. I just went recently scouting a little too. Love it all girl. Your new blog look is adorable. Just like you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. I agree Cindy, Salvation Army has the lowest prices and a lot of good stuff. We have 2 in our area!! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. Bet you are just overflowing with excitement to see that new Grandgirl. Your daughter looks just lovely in the maxi dress with her baby bump :)

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  10. Great finds! What are your plans for the pallet? Can't wait to see!

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    1. I am planning a wall hanging in the shape of Iowa for my darlings birthday. I have the pallets hidden at work right now and will be working on it when he is away for a weekend man trip with his church buddies :)

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  11. What great finds. The watering can is amazing. I see an antique white chalk paint on your plaque with it lightly rubbed in areas to have the bronze show through.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I was leaning toward doing that too :)

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  12. Hi Karen, you sure found some wonderful treasures. So great to find those pallets. Love your new blog look from our talented Linda. It looks terrific. Have a nice weekend ahead sweet friend. xo

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    1. Thank you Celestina...yes, Linda is very talented and sweet just like you and all the other ladies in blog land. I am so blessed to be getting to know all of you better each day :)

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