Budoir Refresh

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Hey all!  I hope you’re doing well and feeling great! I’m so happy Spring is here and I’m almost  complete with my indoor projects because it’s time to be outside.  So I’m working on two projects at one time..   The Foyer and the Master bedroom.  The bedroom refresh is complete.. I chose not to paint because I painted about 3 years ago. (Besides, I don’t want my brother to strangle me…lol).  But, I will say just changing a few items and rotating two pieces of furniture not only gave me more space, but I was able to add two more pieces and the room appears more spacious. Hubby thought I took something out.. (Chuckles, Goes to show how much he really pays attention.. Smh).  Since this stuff doesn’t phase him much, I hope you’ll sit, relax, sip and enjoy the view of our vintage suite (a girl can dream right 😄)

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Everytime I think about switching our furniture to something more modern, my inner being just can’t part with this set.  I love the bed plus it was custom stained for me. I spotted it in a pile of unfinished work and it had been stripped and a few of the embellishments were missing.  My dear friend Joyce was the craftswoman behind this creation.  I brought her the drawer of my nightstand and asked her to match the bed stain.  When she finished it I’ll never forget how excited I was to see how beautiful the bed looked.   So,  that’s my bed story, it’s been with me for almost 20 years and I dont’t think I’ll ever change it.  Now moving along, it was an extremely bold move to choose white as my scheme, because my husband is an auto mechanic..(eeeeek..). But when I snagged the crochet coverlet at an estate sale (for $30.00.. what a deal)  I knew I wanted to accent it with white.  I later found the fur bedspread at another estate sale for $20.00.

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I found the the perfect white pillows at HomeGoods, except the purple one.. That’s my special pillow (read here), which is why I chose to paint the headboards purple, because that pillow will always sit on our bed.

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Last year I had them monogrammed, but they hung on the wall as window toppers..(see here) Well I’m super excited because they’re actually cornice boards now. Me and my upholsterer worked together and crafted the ends to extend the width, then attached to more wood.  This was not a hard project, but it did take time.  (kick me in the butt for not taking pics along the way, but you can see some below

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I picked out a fabulous champagne color satin fabric for the panels and she made the pleated panels and we attached with Velcro.  The sheer panels are equally beatiful., they are embellished with a satin circular pattern.  They are on extension rods inserted inside the cornice board.  I knew the design I wanted and working with her, it was awesome to see we the accomplished look and I honestly love them.  So, if you’ve got or saw some cute twin headboards, here’s a DIY project, designed by yours truly.

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(You see why I have the purple pillow)

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Sheba came in here for hubby’s dressing  corner.

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The satin panels are so soft, they actually feel like a designer ball gown.  The lucite bedside lamps were purchased from HomeGoods.  They were marked down to $25.oo and were perfect for my “vintage glam” design.

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Do you notice the beauty of the crochet coverlet..  I still haven’t found the right nightstand, so the hat boxes still serve as nightstand/storage.

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I made up my mind to not keep my dresser cluttered.  It took some time, but, I actually went through all the jewelry I don’t wear, got rid of receipts and the other “stuff” I tend to throw on there.  I want to keep it simple.. This vintage candy dish has always been a favorite of mine. My grandmother (and I’m sure many of yours) had one on the coffee table,  and I  always liked it.  I chose to use mine as powder puff jar.. It fits perfectly

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Yea, I kinda feel like a starlet when I use it.. (Giggles… Hey I’m still dreaming)

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A picture of my besties stay close by too.. The french ladies chest was another antique find I purchased from my friend Joyce some 20 years ago too.  I can’t say enough how she had so many gorgeous pieces.  This holds the organized jewelry clutter (gorgeous piece isn’t it) .  The antique brocade slipper chair was a sidewalk special.. You can see the before/after here.

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My vanity (which I call glamor girl station ) adds to the vintage glam feel of the room.. After all, there’s one in the budoir of all the Turner Classic movies – so, I have to have one in mine ☺️

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When my nieces visit, they love playing dress up in front of this, I have to keep my eye on them or they’d have the room lit up with perfume.

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For a girl with a chair fettish, I came across this cute little lighter and was nice to have just for show – (not a smoker).  The only thing I’m still contemplating is taking down my dolls. I haven’t found anything to replace them so, I just decided to keep them out a little longer.

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Our room doesn’t have a certain era of furniture pieces, but they’re all blended.  That’s mostly the advantage of working with antiques.  I’ve never been the matchy-matchy kind of person, so, this allows me to use Victorian, French, Art Deco, midcentury and new items to complete the look of the Vintage Glam bedroom suite.  I hope you enjoyed the “fresh” new glam look.

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 You see, there’s beauty in vintage and I truly adore working with them.  If you ever decide you want to incorporate a bit of vintage into your decor and feel stuck.. Feel free to ask me for a bit of advice.. I’d love to help.

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 As always .. beauty doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Happy hunting and enjoy thrifting your House into a Home

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 Thanks for stopping by!  Smooches

Jamala

$2.00 Tuesday

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Hey everyone! I must say there are quite a few die-hard thrifters out here and they’ve found some awesome items.  I couldn’t wait to show you guys what they found.  I, for one, will kick it off with my items, which are featured in the picture above.  Can you guess the item or items that cost $2.00?  Well, here’s the answer.. Blinged out clipboard $1.00.   Readers $1.00 (girl’s gotta have them)   Chic dish $2.00  so all together  $4.00 (insert smile).   I bought the dingy old clipboard from a thrift store.. (it should have been a quarter) but since the proceeds go to helping animals, I didn’t squawk.

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You feel me… 😒

But oh what a little paint and glitter will do!!

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I had the items already and once I saw the fancy clipboard over at MonicaWantsIt, I had to have one.  My initial thought was to use vintage jewelry, but I just couldn’t make myself cut up perfectly good jewelry.. But they’re really gorgeous and you can view my pinterest board of all my favorites here.   If you’re like me (blind as a bat),  I stay strapped with readers around my neck.  So when I spotted these at an estate sale, I scooped them up REAL quick.  The chic little dish was a leftover from Holiday gifts section at Goody’s.  Originally $20.00 (yea right) marked down to $3.99 and I used my 50% coupon and $2.00 was the bottom price.

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So those were my $2.00 finds.. Now let me show what else was found!! Brandi over at Don’tDisturbThisGroove is giving her daughter’s room a new look.  She revamped her dresser and found these gorgeous drawer pulls.for $2.00 .. They look like pearl earrings.. I love them!  image

Aren’t they perfect for a young lady’s room.. Visit her blog to see more of the makeover and her beautiful home. It’s worth visiting.

Next up, Michelle, a member of the Thrifting Divas FB group came across this fantastic decorative bowl to decorate  her sister’s home.image

The vibrant colors will really make the space pop and is a great accent piece.  I’m sure her sister will be truly pleased!  Up next is a “jaw-dropping” find by “thekoicurator”.  When I saw this and she got it for $2.00, I wanted to pass out!  Talk about $2.00 overload!! This vintage wall clock is one hellified find!  I was O-D-ing!!! Lol!  All of these were absolutely great finds!

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I also need to share two more fantabulous finds.. My girl Machelle of CapitalCityThrifters found this knock-out “tickle me” feather door wreath for $2.95 (and y’all know I love me some feathers!)

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And last but not least.. LindaG over at LindaGLovinghome found the perfect condiment caddy for her tropical outdoor oasis for $5.00.. What a bargain😊

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So you see, it’s not what it costs, but how you style it .. I thank those for allowing me to share their awesome finds, and I hope you’ve been inspired by a few items and start looking for those great bargains.  Remember to use #urthriftygirlfinds on Instagram or send me an email to be featured with your $2.00 Finds.  Until next time -Happy Hunting  while thrifting your house into a home!  Smooches!

Jamala

 

 

 

Living Room Makeover

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After Saving Grace, and getting excited about her new look, I decided it was time to make a few changes in the Living Room.  I initially was going to put her in the foyer, but realized #1 she’s too big and #2 she needs to be in a room and be the focal point.   The Living Room gets the least visits in the house (actually I’m the only who goes in there, and that’s to put music on and water the plants).   The room wasn’t bad looking, but I felt it needed to be freshened up.  The walls and window treatments blended too much and beige was the “safe” color I chose.  It’s Spring and now I’m ready to give it that much needed attention.   Picking out paint colors was the hardest.  I couldn’t figure out which direction I wanted go, but once I got the color – the rest came easy.  After accomplishing a makeover in the DiningRoom for $100.00 I decided to challenge myself again.  Let’s take a look at where I started.

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My target points were: I wanted the color to flow from the Dining Room; I wanted to create an accent wall; I needed to soften the look of the buck stove and change the area rug.

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I took the plunge at trying my luck at the stripe wall.  I really like how it turned out.  The fireplace and buck stove still needed a brighter look and thanks to my friends Nicole at Design it Vintage  and Meredith at ArtsandClassy, they gave me great suggestions that eased my fear of painting it white.  Thank you ladies!!  Your input was well appreciated.  The room looks so much brighter, and cheerful and I can’t be more pleased with the new look.  Here comes picture overload .. Lol..

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Same area as above, but I painted the mirror with Rose Gold metallic paint.. She looks so much better.

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See how much brighter the fireplace looks 😊

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A view from the dining room is where Grace sits

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By using the same window treatments saved money (besides I still like them) and now their true gold tone color really shows from the new wall color

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The brass etagere was purchased for $30.00 a few months ago for the shop. Since we had to close unexpectedly, it found its new place here.  Now I have a place to display my vintage glass swan collection

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I just couldn’t throw away that swatch of my favorite cheetah fabric from Sheba, so I covered a small vintage book and placed it under her ( for a pop of color)  Now I think I’ll cover the other two as well.

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Clarissa came back to this room and sits gracefully in this corner

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My plants are getting more light.  The Franco Albini ottoman (a Goodwill Find) holds my favorite DIY tray makeover ($2.00 item).

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The view into the Living Room looks brighter and I love how it flows into the Dining a Room.  The room looks more spacious.

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And if your eyes zeroed in on my peacock lamp, here’s a closer view.. (I love peacocks, too)

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She was snagged at Kirkland’s ( on sale of course) and the florentine vintage wall sconces were  $5.00/pr.  The striped candles were yours truly DIY.

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My carribbean girl artwork was purchased last summer when we went to the Bahamas for the family reunion was framed in an old frame I had in storage.  I just touched up the gold rim and oiled it.. It was a perfectly good frame- so why buy new.

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The only brand new items in this room makeover are rug and bamboo plant stand, which were purchased at Home Goods and the white planter, purchased at Ross’s.  Everything else are ThriftScores, DIYers and vintage items.  So there you have it.. My accomplished $100.00 room makeover.  Oh and if you’re wondering about the other furniture.. I sold it – so I actually made money on this makeover and this really was free. Yippppeee!   So, let a sista know what you think 😉  Next up – my foyer.   Anyone else up for a Spring makeover challenge?  Join me.. Let’s do this!

Until next time lovies – Thrift your house into a home !  Smooches

Jamala

Pillow Talk

I know there’s a lot of  pillow talk going on right now – and why?  Because pillows are the easiest way to update the look of any room or furniture.  Now it’s time for me to join in the conversation – I began my pillow talk this past week.  Spring is coming and I wanted to add a few of them around the house.  After having new pillows on Grace, I realized it’s time to refresh pillows around the house.image

My story began with this gorgeous fringe I found while clearing out a closet.  I actually forgot I had it and when I saw it that’s when it hit me.. Pillow Time!

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Can’t let good fringe go to waste..  So next stop.. The fabric shop.   I’ve been on my animal print kick for a while, and luck be the lady, I found the perfect fabric that satisfied my wild side.   The fabric was $15.00/yard ( I know.. Ouch) but I couldn’t resist.  My savings came in the pillow forms.  Again, I got lucky (on the thrift side) and found feather down pillows at Goodwill for $1.00 each.  I removed the old fabric and created 3 new pillows for less than $20.00   Here are my new pillows:

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Not bad right.. The fringe really gave the pillows a high end designer look. I’m loving my “J” style pillows, and there are  few that I’ve been fiending over that I’d like to share with as well.

Interior designer, LindaG, makes some of the best pillows.. here are a few of my favorites

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Visit her blog to see more of her creations… You’ll truly be inspired

If sewing isn’t your thing, I found this gorgeous fur pillow here  .. I’m really considering this style in the master bedroom.

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And to mix it with some champagne bling would be great.. Like these here babies

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And if you’ve got money to burn (unlike your thrifty girl) tickle your fancy and check out the pillows featured on Chairish.

Here’s one last swoon-worthy pillow to talk about  .. Gotta love it..

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I’m taking it room by room for a Spring re-fresher .. But pillows are definitely in the making.  What are you up to for getting Spring ready?   Oh and I hope you enjoyed my little throwback Pillow Talk tune.. It’s one of my all time favorites.. Up next.. My One Room Challenge – Living Room $100.00 makeover.. Stay tune  .. Until then Happy Hunting ! Smooches!!

Jamala

 

Saving Grace

Hi everyone! I  hope you’re doing well, and I thank you for hanging in there with me during my respite.   I’m back again to share with you another marvelous makeover.  This time it’s a beautiful Recamier antique chaise lounge that was left by my dear friend Joyce.  She really had some of the most gorgeous pieces but they all need TLC, (one day I’m going to do an exclusive post about her).  She gave it to my brother, who in turn, relinquished it to me – Thank God, because his dog was about to destroy it… Uggggghhhhh… I wanted to beat him up (my brother that is).   Let’s take a look at this pitiful soul..

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Poor baby- 😥😥 .. I’m going to name her Grace.  She is a gorgeous, handmade chaise lounge, that has gone decades needing attention, and was looking really disgraceful.  This piece was appraised to be over 200 years old, (I know what you’re saying.. WOW!!).  Recamier chaises are also known as “ladies fainting sofas”  and you can read more about them here.   This particular lounge has more of a Caribbean feel because of the handcarved details, and choosing the right fabric wasn’t easy.  I chose a vanilla, tone on tone fabric that has a slight raised texture.  I also chose to use nailhead instead of gimp for the trim.  After two bottles of oil and a trip to the upholsterer for a magic makeover – she’s now full of Grace.

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Isn’t she lovely!!

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One thing I love about choosing an antique is some pieces are so rare which makes it more special.  I love her new look.  I chose to have a varied animal print pillow selection just to spice things up a bit.

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The nailhead trim really enhances the beauty and I really dig her sexy curves and carved details.

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I’m so happy about the new look and extremely happy she’s mine.

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After this makeover, I think it’s time to do an “ORC” one room challenge.  Like the Dining Room, I’m doing the same thing with the Living Room.. The $100.00 dollar makeover.   So– Stay tuned ..  If anyone else is up to the challenge, join me and let’s decorate together.  I’d love to see your “design on a dime” new look you create.  As for Grace, holla at your girl and let me know what you think.. I’d love to hear from you .. Until next time .. Happy hunting 😘

Jamala

$2.00 Tuesday

Hey Guys!! I know you probably think I’ve fallen off the bloggysphere..lol,  but actually I haven’t.  Between my computer acting up, my hands hurting and me just taking it easy, I’ve just been piddling along.  I’m still out here coming across items to share. I’m also making a few changes in the home, which I’ll be sharing with you this week, but in the meantime I’m touching base with a few more $2.00 Finds.

I found these two Mottahedeh french planters at an estate sale.  They had some rust inside but for $2.00 – I definitely think they were worth it.

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I cleaned them up and put a couple plants inside and they’re good to go..

 

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So two for $2.00  – I’m satisfied..

Now, check out what Lesley over  at ThriftThrift lucked up and found.  She was pretty happy when she scored this awesome American Eagle laptop case.

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Pretty cool huh??  I love that blue & white print.  Hop over to her blog and check out her other thrift finds.

And Erin over at Live Pretty on a Penny found a cute turtle at Goodwill which she glammed it up a bit to display with her other collectibles.

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It’s the power of paint and how it makes a difference.  That turtle definitely fits in with her other collectibles.  Visit Erin and see her beautiful home and how she designs on a dime to Live Pretty on A Penny.

We all enjoy our $2.00 finds and remember if you score a great deal use hashtag #urthriftygirlfinds to be featured.   After all, it’s not how much it costs, but it’s how you style it!

So happy hunting my dear friends😘

Jamala

 

 

$2.00 Tuesday

Good morning .. Remember me!!  😊  Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while but, your girl had to take a hiatus from typing, blogging and thinking.. etc..   It’s so funny because I looked at my horoscope and it read: “You may find yourself in a dreary mood, Libra, with little ambition for getting things done. This may be your spirit’s way of letting you know that you need to slow down, take it easy, and take some time for yourself. You need to heed this feeling, because once you allow yourself some personal time and space you will begin to heal from this recent bout with melancholy. Yes, things are about to get better, and you need to recognize that even the most difficult times can get better.”  And truthfully speaking, that’s been my feeling for the past couple weeks.. Just feeling kind of dauncy.. a bit of ho-hum-ness.  but that’s ok.. I think we’re all entitled to that feeling.  I did make great use of my time by clearing emails, reading so many wonderful blogs (which I’ll be introducing them to you) and getting re-inspired – which is always a good thing!  So, thank you for bearing with me and following along.

I did muster up some desire to stop in Goodwill.  I needed to find a blanket for Ms. KoKo.. (I dare not buy one brand new – I always hit up Goodwill for her blankets and stuffed animals.. they’re only $0.25- $1.00.  I came across two cool items for my $2.00 Tuesday post..

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A cute vintage mail holder for $0.75

and a basket planter for $1.25  – Two items.. total $2.00

The metal mail holder had a few rust spots, so I gave it a quick touch up with metallic gold paint

 

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It’s a perfect organizer for the mail…

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Not bad for 0.75 cents right?

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And a planter always comes in handy.. actually I was needing one for my tropical plant.. (I’ve just been pussy-footing around going to get one… so this was perfect timing..)

Since I was painting, I decided to give it a quick new look..  I only had white and gold paints so I used them.. who knows, maybe I’ll change it later.. but not bad for $1.75

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Remember… It’s not how much it costs, but its how you style it.. These items were definitely worth $2.00. Have you found anything you’d like to share..?  Don’t forget to hashtag #Urthriftygirlfinds so I can peep you out.  Until next time darlings!  😘 Happy hunting..

 

Who Needs A V-Card?

And our story continues. . Enjoy being loved, because life is short and we don’t want to miss what really matters. . Love, peace and blessings to you. ..

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It was a snow day today so I figured I’d take advantage of this time to de-clutter my chest of papers and trash what needs to be.  As I emptied the chest, I came across a bag I had buried underneath the stack.  As I grabbed the envelopes and pulled out the letters all tucked inside, realizing what they were and my thoughts reflected back…  Oh how the years go by…. They were love letters my boyfriend/1st love – now husband wrote me while he was away in college and the military.  We wrote each other faithfully – back then long distance phone calls were expensive so we had to write.  I realize I’m the sentimental nut in the relationship because I know he can’t remember where the letters I wrote him are..  but that’s ok..

   

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A Simple Favor

 

You ever have a pleasant encounter with someone and said to yourself, “Gee, that was a nice person”. That was the case when I met a soft spoken gentleman last summer during our town’s 49-Mile Yard Sale.  He told me about him and his wife buying a historical (fixer-upper) house in our town.  I love to hear stories about people buying old homes and bringing them back to life.  Many times I’ll ride past an abandoned home and wonder how did it get that way, and why would someone let it go to rot.  He briefly told me the story of how he was attached to the property and his family’s heritage to it.  After our conversation, I wished him well, gave him my business card and bid him farewell.  About a month ago I received a phone call from him and he asked a favor of me.  At first I was a bit skeptical, because I really didn’t know him.  Of course, he stated he would understand if I said no, but when he told me what the favor was, it really wasn’t a problem and it  was quite simple.  He needed a picture of the house and wanted to know if I would go take a picture and send it to him.  They were chronically taking pictures of the renovation process and the dumpster was delivered.  Since they lived out of state and were not able to get here at the time to take pictures, they wanted to know if I could do them that favor.  Given this is a small town, and it wasn’t too much of a task – I truly understood and obliged the favor.  Me and mom took a quick ride to take pictures and I texted them to him.

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One thing for sure…. he didn’t exaggerate when he said it was a complete fixer-upper.  I was like “YIKES”  they really have their hands full with this one (but I could truly see their vision).  The least I could do is take a few pics for them.  I truly commend their efforts, but this will be a long process.   Last week I received a text from him stating he left a “thank-you” gift on the porch.  Of course I responded, it was not necessary because it was no trouble at all.  His response was he appreciated what I did and just wanted to say “Thank You”.  In my mind, it really wasn’t a big deal, and it definitely wasn’t necessary.. when he responded “thank-you” after I sent the pictures, that was sufficient for me.  When I got home, to my surprise, I couldn’t believe the gift… it was a hand-woven wool rug…

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A total shocker…and even more of a shocker is that I’ve been thinking about a rug for our family room, and it matched perfectly!!

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Although it was a tad bit too long, I just tucked the edge in a bit, but for the most part, I was truly pleased with this surprise gift.    It really warmed the space

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I sent them a picture and they were excited to see it was perfect match.

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Although there was no need to give such a generous gift, but I must say, it is tenderly appreciated.  So, I’m saying a big “Thank You to Mr. & Mrs. Alaji.  Life really has a way of bringing wonderful people in your circle.. just as it did with my blog.

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Simple acts of kindness is always a good thing… Even if you get a simple, heartfelt “thank you” – it makes it all worthwhile.  As the movement “Pay it Forward” goes.. continue to do kind things and perhaps kindness will come back.  That’s how a circle goes.. around and around.  So friends.. I hope you enjoyed my “Simple Favor” story.. and until next time….may peace be with you..   Smooches!

Jamala

 

Tuscany Shrimp Pizza

There’s no shame in my game – I’m here to confess —  I LOOOOVE pizza –  especially Jersey Style pizza!  But ever since I ate Red Lobster’s Lobster Pizza, I enjoyed pizza on another level.  They use chopped tomatoes instead of pizza sauce…  If you haven’t tried it, here’s what theirs look like..

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I decided to give it a try and create my own and here’s my recipe I made with shrimp:

1 12oz bag of shrimp, cleaned, deveined, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped (remove the seeded part)

Kirkland brand Basil Pesto

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

2 tbspn grated Parmesan cheese

8oz grated mozzarella cheese

1 1/2 tspn Victoria Tuscan Seasoning

1 1/2 Spicy Garlic Seasoning

6 small flour tortillas

Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 380 degrees.  Heat a small frying pan and coat the bottom with olive oil.  Add shrimp, Tuscan seasoning and Spicy Garlic.  Sautee until shrimp are done.   Brush each tortilla completely with olive oil.  Then spoon small amounts of basil pesto on each tortilla and spread.

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Next sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Top with tomatoes, basil, shrimp and  mozzarella cheese and spread evenly.

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Bake for approximately 15 mins (or until cheese is melted and edges are slightly browned).  Here’s my Tuscany Shrimp Pizza.

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Slice and enjoy!!   The flour tortillas make the perfect thin crust. .. A bit crunchy with the right amount of chewiness.  The basil and Tuscan flavored shrimp really gives this pizza the best Italian flavor

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Mmmmmm…. I must say, this was VERY good and a big hit with the family!!  So, now I can have pizza as often as I like.. and so can you..  I hope you enjoy it..

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Friday Finds

You remember my post Right Time Right Moment when I found the perfect barware while in Florida.  This past weekend I needed to go to Chester and decided to go their indoor flea market.  I came across this sweet elderly lady selling some items.  I couldn’t believe my luck.  She was actually selling another set of  the Culver glasses that I snagged back in Florida.

She had the rock glasses, which I didn’t have with my set.  You know my eyes lit up.. (more for my collection – yaaayyyy!!) When I asked her how much.. she said $1.00 a piece.   Mind you if this was Goodwill, I’d be jumping joy happy, but for this woman, I felt bad that’s all she asked, but I was glad because I had $5.00 left on me and just gave it to her (I honestly am one of those people who don’t carry much cash on me, but if I go somewhere on a whim, I’ll grab a few bucks – just in case) She told me how she had them for a long time and needed to clear out somethings.  She had them marked for $2.00 for a while but no one bought them (I’m starting to really believe they were meant for me).  She could see how happy I was to have them and said she was glad they were going to a good home.  I told her about my other set and this completes it.  After getting them home and seeing them with my set, I can’t be more pleased with my set.

As I reflect back on what Ginene, who blogs at Fox and Finch Antiques, wrote about “When They Can’t Take it with Them”, I was disgusted at the conversation she overheard about a woman haggling.  Although I was estatic about my find and the price, I still felt I cheated her out of what she really wanted.  This weekend I’m headed back to Chester and I hope this woman is still there to give her $5.00 more for her set.. They are clearly worth her asking $2.00 for, because if I had $10.00 on me I’d given her that for the four glasses.

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Sometimes in flea markets, people love haggling because it’s fun, but in some cases it’s not worth haggling.. I know a great deal when I see it.  So Ginene, you’re not the only crazy lady who feels the way you do.   Here’s wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  This find was featured on A Designer At Home blog as a ThriftScore Thursday.  Don’t forget you can be featured on my blog using hashtag #urthriftygirlfinds ..    Tah-tah for now!

Jamala

 

$2.00 Tuesday

Remember this throwback series?? Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a $2.00 Tuesday.  Not because I didn’t want to, but I hadn’t found anything to share with you – until now…  I went thrifting this past weekend and came across this coaster set.  I’m sure you’ve see these around before, and the price usually ranges from $7.00 – $15.00.

I needed new coasters, because the lasts one I had were rattan-like and for some reason when the little ones were around, they always seem to play with them (pretend they’re making miniature pizzas – heeeheee… kids and their imagination.. it’s so cute).  So for $2.00, I figure I could use these for my family room.  Naturally they need to be spruced up a bit.  Instead of pictures I wanted to monogram them.  I printed out the perfect “W” and inserted them instead of pictures.  I also repainted the base for a bit of glamour.

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They’re perfect for the coffee-table.  I like that they each have their own color, so I could switch out the top for a bit of a variance look

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Not bad right??  Especially for $2.00

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She had two sets… now I wish I’d got them both… lol.. oh well..my lost.

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Now that it’s a new year… let’s hope I (we) find more of these terrific bargains for $2.00.  Have you found anything lately?  If so, follow me on Instagram using hashtag #urthriftygirlfinds so I can feature your finds here on the blog.  Until next time lovies!!  Smooches..!!!

Jamala