Friday, April 30, 2010

Puppy Love

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This is my new love.  We just got him yesterday, he is a 9 week old German Shepherd.  We named him Harley.

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He spent the night in his crate next to our bed, only woke us up once last night.  He is super cute and seems to be very intelligent.  We met his mama and papa, his papa is about 95 lbs and a gorgeous, but intimidating looking fellow.

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Anyone out there with any advise on raising a puppy?  It’s been a very long time since we had a puppy.  He will be spending some time in his crate while I am working. 

I love each and every comment, thanks for visiting me.   Marla

Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Thrifty Treasures

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So my treasure hunting obsession continues...  I have been watching out for Tole trays, I see them at antique and sometimes thrift stores, and they are usually much more than I want to spend.  I spotted this one at "A Classy Flea" in Marietta GA.  On my trip up to Chattanooga I decided to stop in Marietta, outside of Atlanta, cause I had found a GW not far from 1-75 on my GPS, well the GW was not that great but in the same shopping strip there was this wonderful little treasure of a place, "A Classy Flea"  what a gem of a place.  This tole tray was marked down to $9.99.  It is a very large size too and the colors are perfect for my home.  Yay!
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Also at the same place I found this painted bunny box for $9.  It is a heavy wooden box with hinges on the lid, which happen to be broken, but I don't care I love the art work and the bunnies.
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Also at Classy flea, this birdie candle holder.  Love it!  it was $9 too I think.
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TN spring and more 232 Ok in the same general area of the GW and Classy Flea, in Marietta, was this other thrift store, I think it is Union Missions sponsored or something like that, anyway within 2 minutes of walking in the door I found this little beauty, yes she is Southern Living, she is in new condition and I didn't care that she was $8.  She flew right into my basket.
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This candle pillar was an easy decision too, only $3.  It is heavy and very nice, will look fantastic on the side of my soaker tub.
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 Here all my Classy Flea finds and the red tapestry type table cover with tassels on the corners is one thing I found at the GW in Marietta, also found a hammock.  I will show later when hubby gets it up for us.
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Oh yes this shelf was waiting for me too at the thrift store,  it was $5.  I chopped off the top but it is made of iron and has a frenchy look at the top, it is hard to find shelves that don't look all countryfied.  This is either going in the bathroom or near the pantry in the kitchen, hmm not sure yet.
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Oh yes the white wire basket for $4 also from the thrift store.  The books are from the GW in my home town, except the recipe book found it at the GW near my mom's in TN.  Hardbacks are $1 and softsides are $50, although I paid $2.99 for some reason for the cookbook.
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 I will be joining Rhoda's party Today's Thrifty treasures later this week. 

Thanks for visiting, hope you have some treasures of your own to share.  Come again, Marla

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lola B's Grand Giveaway

For a chance to win some great Paris treasures, head on over to Lola B's.  I adore her photography skills and her literary style.  Plus she makes me laugh.
Go ahead and grab her button, your gonna love her!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tabletop Thursday

I am linking this post to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party,  Stop by to see all the great treasures at Southern Hospitality.
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I am joining Tabletop Thursday today.  Stop over at BNOTP and see all the lovely tabletops.
The little white owl napkin rings are an old find from GW.
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TN spring and more 325 I played around today with all my ew pretties.  I love Ironstone dishes.  Imagine my surprise, when I spied a cardboard box at the GW filled with these lovelies.  They are J & G Meakin, from England, the pattern is Sterling Renaissance.  There were 24 pieces in perfect condition, not even a chip and they were $8.99 for all!  Whoo hoo, made my day!  Aren’t they lovely?
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So much fun setting this up outside on the lanai.
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The linens I used for this were found last week at the GW, the dishtowels are from Williams Sonoma and have never been used, well really all of it is new and has never been used.  There are 4 placemats, 4 dishtowels, 2 fringed napkins (not sure what happened to the other 2).  There was also a checkered tea towel also new.  These were all $.79, $.99 a piece.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

SIL's House in Daphne, AL

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I am joining Show off Your Cottage Monday, today.

On Easter weekend, we visited my SIL in Alabama.  I took a few pictures of her lovely home.  She has a flair for art and has quite a few beautiful works of art throughout her home.  One of the things I love about her home is that the walls are all painted a lovely brown, it is unusual to see a house with every room in that color, but it really is pretty.  The picture above shows a glimse of one of my favorite paintings in her home, it is in the breakfast nook.

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This is the formal dining room.  They have a double fireplace, the other side being in the great room.

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On the table is a tapestry that used to be hanging on the wall, but she is using it here as a cover/runner.  I love the colors in it.

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Another painting with a lovely vignette, the blues and reds are also reflected in the tapestry, all of them pretty against those lovely brown walls.
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The buffet, simple and elegant.
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More color on the mantel in the dining room.
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This painting is also in the dining room. maybe this one is my favorite!
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Okay the colors in the Master bath are dreamy.  I love brown with pastel blue.  Especially love  that chocolate washcloth with the blue monogram.
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The lighting was difficult for the pictures, so had to lighten this one and now it is a little washed out.  I love this painting above the jetted tub, the blues are perfect for the brown and blue theme she has going on in here.
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Love this sign! 
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This is lovely and don't you just love that towel with the brown leaves.  The mermaid is awesome too/
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This piece of pottery is in another corner of the tub area, I think it is exquisite and the blue is perfect.
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A sweet vignette in the bath.
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On to the Master Bedroom.  Her home has a tropical feel through out so this bed is perfect and the brown background complements the wall color.  The leopard print pillow is pretty cute, the other side says not tonight! 
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Kind of a Hollywood feel to this corner of the room, with the white chair, faux fur and marble topped dressers.  Very classy look here.
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This is a beautiful dresser.  See my nephews on the wall, twins on the bottom and the youngest one above.
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The pretty front door and porch.
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I love the glass door and window above.
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A beautiful iron bench with an arbor, jasmine growing up the sides, a nice place to sit and look at the lake behind their house.
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Thanks for joining me for this little tour.  If you are like me it is always fun to see how others are decorating their homes.