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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Modern girl!

Hopefully blogger is our friend today. 
I had to step away yesterday and am returning now to see how it goes.
So a modern girl in decor I am not! 
In fact, most of the the decor we have is OLD, and of sentiment.  You know that already if you have been my friend for a while.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate all styles, and I know certainly mine is not for everyone either. It works for us. 
Old books, and my Grandfathers Rosary beads
Today Mr. was off  and we went out for lunch to have a little Thai food.YUM! 
On the way back we decided we would hit some antique stores we have not been in for a while.
Well...let me tell you it was a lucky day indeed for us.
Cool hardware. Knotty pine, very sturdy solid piece.
 For now I just created this vignette, but not sure if I love it.
I have been looking for a phone table for the family room.  I hate the phone on the kitchen counter, and the family room had a phone jack on a small wall. Obviously meant for a phone table.

I think it was made for this wall.
The best part about it for me, is that it reminds me of my Grandmother's kitchen set, which is exactly like this. 
My sister has the set and it is awesome! 

And what is this next piece you are asking?
Do you know what it is?
I can't wait to show you what we do with it.
There are two of these, and I literally stopped dead in my tracks...I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and told MIKE, without hesitation (first looking at the price of course) he agreed.
These are over 100 years old, solid wood, beautiful detail.
SCORE for both
$125.00 TOTAL!
Oh I just have to share this picture of Lucy with you...she hardly ever lays on her antique bed..but today she did!

NEWBIE party still going on

Tabletop Tuesday

Southern hospitality

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Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I think blogger is being much more friendly today. I almost fell out when I saw your post because I just logged on to blog a bit before watching Oprah's last show. I am sitting down with a treat bag that I just made of...m&m's, peanuts, and raisins. haha! Seriously! How funny is that? Love your new phone table it does fit that wall perfectly! I do indeed also know what those other two items are and cannot wait to see how you will use them..sounds like a wonderful afternoon out! :)

May 25, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Me, still said...

Oh my God!!! Someone that likes wood, and doesn't feel the irresistible urge to paint it!! I was beginning to feel alone on the planet! I love that small table, and it indeed looks like it was made for that space.
I have no idea what those beautiful thingies are, so I will keep an eye on you to see what comes of them!

May 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Sounds like you were having blogger issues yesterday too. I thought maybe it was just me, you are the only other issue I have heard of. Love the furniture arrangement, so nice to have the family pieces that you can incorporate. Fab:)

May 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Sounds like you and Mike had a great day together. What fabulous finds! I agree, the cabinet is perfect for that wall. I cannot wait to see what you do with your other two items. Lucy looks like a little diva on her chaise lounge.

~ Tracy

May 25, 2011 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

What a fun day! Terrific finds! Are they window pelmets or cornice boxes? I can't wait to see what you have planned for them.

May 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Great finds! Lucy you!

Hope this works. I haven't been able to comment in 2 days!

May 25, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy O boy I've just about lost it with blogger,so aggravating,I've already lost my blog one time,yikes!

Oh Debbie you and Mr sure got some great treasures and great prices too,Can't wait to see what you do with the ornate wooden pieces.

May 25, 2011 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...


May 25, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Testing 1 2 3

May 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Yippee, it worked Debbie! I love your new phone table!!! Looks perfect in that spot:)

May 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That cabinet reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen cabinets. Great piece. Hmmmm, what are you going to do with the other pieces?

May 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the phone stand and it does look like it was just made for the wall! I can't wait to see what you do with your great find too!

May 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Strange, I've had no problems with blogger? then again, I haven't had a chance to visit many blogs this week! But I've left comments today ok.
Can't wait to see what that is and what you're gonna do with two of them ;)

May 25, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, your new cabinet is perfect for you! Many kitchens in the 50's had that color pine mom's kitchen cabinets were exactly like it until she remodeled in the 70's. I love the cornice window valances(?)! At least that's what they look like! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

May 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love that knotty pine cabinet! What a find for sure! Hmmm . . . my first guess on those two pieces was cornice but now I'm not sure. And might I say that that is the most adorable picture of your puppy!??

May 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Wow you did score some good things at the antique places! The cabinet is perfect! and I'll wait to see what the other two will be:) Blogger gave me hassle for about a day and a half as well but seems to be my friend again :) Have a great evening!

May 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cabinet fits perfect in your home and I love the mixing of different wellloved peices like it is.Your little dog is so cute , my daughter wants one so bad.She has heard that breed is wonderful with kids.Are your mystery peices mantels, they look like valnce or mantel thingies,,

May 25, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also love the milk glass candy dish,, makes me think of my aunt,, there I'm done,, with no troubles today,,!!!!

May 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the cabinet and it is just perfect for the wall. I love the vignette also. The mirror is perfect above it too. Pretty and storage to boot. Now I can't wait to see what you do with the other two pieces. Hugs, Marty

May 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I love that little cabinet. And it looks like it was made to fit that space. Not sure if this comment will go through???

May 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Holy Cow! I can comment again!

May 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

That cabinet is beautiful and it looks perfect where you placed it. Those other pieces are gorgeous as well, I cant wait to see what you do. The photo of Lucy looks like it should be in a gallery, I love it.

May 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Another fun post. Glad to see you step away. Blogger is acting up for me today on the commenting part. Keeps signing me out. Hope this gets there.

May 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I do believe that cabinet was made for that fits perfectly.
Whatever those other pieces are, they look like cornices, I can only imagine what you're going to do with them! They remind me of something that came out of a very old & elaborate theater.

May 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Your pug is so cute! I have TWO pugs.

May 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I just love your Granny's kitchen was knotty pine just like this piece and the hardware was the same also!!! Love it and it looks perfect where you've placed it! GREAT finds for you!!! What a great place for Lucy and the picture is sooo cute!!!

May 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a perfect table for that space!! It looks great!! And I'm loving that picture of Lucy. She definitely lives the good life, as all dogs should :)

May 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yep, that new phone table works PERFECT! I can't wait to see what that is, I have no idea?


May 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I left a longggg response to you yesterday...Blogger stopped it though. I tried to leave comments elsewhere and couldn't so had to just leave the building. :-)

You scored with these treasures! The table looks great where it is. Do you think you will eventually paint it? j/k

Lucy is adorable!

May 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I have to say, girl, you really scored BIG!! We definitely need to get together soon :D

May 25, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Ugh!! I know what you mean. I was on vacation last week & trying to catch up with all the blogs & I haven't been able to comment for 2 days!! Soooo frustrating!! Looks like you got some great deals.

May 25, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

OK. Blogger is working for your blog, lets see how it goes!!!

All of your pieces are gorgeous! Excellent score today!!

May 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Debbie, I just learned a trick from another blogger. When you get to the Google page you UNcheck the box that says "Stay signed in" and it then takes you into your account. Such weirdness!

May 25, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You big tease, you! What did you do with the 2 shelves???? I love the cabinet! It fits perfectly on that wall!!!! You did have a great day! XO, Pinky

May 25, 2011 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I left a comment!!!!:):):)

May 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

AARRRGGGHHHHH!!! I'm green with envy!! First that cabinet DOES look like it was made for your wall! And second those pelmet pieces are fabulous!!! Steal!! Ohhh I would've grabbed em from ya and run like the wind lol!...Then probably tripped and fallen on my face....But I would've held on tight girlfriend! *winks*
I can't wait to see what you do with them.....Over a bed maybe? *winks* Vanna

May 25, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That piece is absolutely perfect there! I love it and I have no idea what the wooden thingie is, but I can't wait to see what you do with it!

May 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hey Deb- Your new knotty pine table has just the right amount of "rustic" and it looks great in that spot. :-) Now that other item looks a bit like a fancy wooden valance, or am I just seeing things? Can't wait to hear what your plan is for them. It's storming here and I am wide awake! Wish this bad weather would stop and summer would arrive. Did we even HAVE a spring?
;-) Sue

May 26, 2011 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Love your finds, your house and especially your Lucy!!! :)

May 26, 2011 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Lucy girl is just too cute !! And, what a great score ... you found the perfect spot for it, too !!

May 26, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

I wonder why I can post here and not other blogs.

I love the cabinet and your floor plan.

Lucy has a very cute antique bed.


May 26, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger said...

Love your new treasures and always enjoy the creative juices I receive from visiting here...thanks

May 26, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

What a fabulous piece, Debbie!! You definitely scored! I love where you placed it and it looks wonderful there. I also like the new piece you found, too! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Oh, and Lucy looks adorable in that picture, great capture! XOXO ~Liz

May 27, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Lucy, you are too cute on your antique bed!!!

Debbie, I think the piece looks perfect on the wall. Awesome! I also like the sweet candy dish. You can take so many things that are so different, and it works. You have the gift, my friend!!!

May 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Lucy is adorable! My sweet pug, Bobby, is coming to visit in a couple of weeks. Are those items window valances? If I had a window they fit, I would use them for valences or make two awesome shelves. HMMMMM.
Just waiting to see what you do. Hugs, Ginger

May 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger said...

Love the cabinet! I can't beleive Lucy has her own personal fainting couch! She is truly a southern lady!

May 29, 2011 at 6:48 AM  

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