Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Lovely Day

Today was filled with beautiful sunshine and sweet sounds. Chantel was helping Janae clean out her garage, and Wyatt was at a friends house.  Instead of the sounds of TV's and video games, the air was filled with the sounds of trickling water, church bells, and the occasional ice cream truck. It was such a lovely day! Even though I was so tired from getting up early this morning, I somehow felt rested. It was peaceful.




This morning I got up early to go with Janae to Lumber Liquidators to buy her new floors. On the way home we stopped at a Goodwill. I was having Goodwill withdrawal after having not been for over a week! Well, I found something--don't need it, shouldn't have spent the money, but it was one of those things where if I wouldn't have gotten it I would have been complaining to Janae for weeks (possibly months) that I should have gotten it. Actually, if I didn't get it Janae probably would have. Then I would have secretly wished I would have gotten it:)

Here she is...


It has one arm a little wobbly...but otherwise it is strong. I love it. I figure I need a reupholstery project anyway (because I only have about 100 other projects lined up..)--it will be a beauty with new paint and fabric. Don't you agree? I paid $19.99.


Another Goodwill happy moment was when I found these...


Aqua candlesticks are so hard to find...score!

Last night I played with my indoor fence a bit and hung some bottles with twine. I think it looks so cute!





I would have loved to read magazines and drink ice tea all day but the weeds were calling. I got quite a bit done in the yard! It was the perfect Oregon temp--somewhere around 76 degrees. Loved it!

Tomorrow is suppose to be another lovely day..and I plan to sleep in (really looking forward to that part!) and then enjoy the rest of the day working in the yard.




Hope this finds everyone having a lovely day...

Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

The Gingerbread Gem said...

The chair is beautiful!!!!

Goedele

Janae said...

Thank you so much for coming with me today!! Your fence looks so so cute

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sandy, I adore your fence! I cannot wait to see what you have in store for your cute chair. I also love to hear the sounds of happiness and nature! What a beautiful day you have had! I am off to visit Janae. xo Olivia

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

omg, you are getting the best stuff and creating the prettiest projects in blogland!! I love those bottles, where did you find those, pray tell? And the chair is beyond great! Isn't that issue of Romantic Country the best?? I paid a lot of money for my aquamarine candles, so that was a super great find indeed!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sandy :) Thanks for stopping by, always love it when you do, and thank you also for liking my new FB page! Love your sweet fence, it's a nice way to bring a little of the outdoors in :) And what a score with finding that chair at GW!! I would have sooo gotten that chair if I had seen it!! Can't wait to see her when you've given her a makeover ~ I know it will look fab!!

Have a lovely day, and upcoming week!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW what a score finding that pretty chair! Can't wait to see her makeover, she's going to be a beauty!!

Grandma Carolee said...

That fence is so pretty with those bottles and flowers. I know you will have fun making that new chair look beautiful.

I"m absolutely loving this sunshine and warmer temps. Looking out the kitchen window this morning I saw beautiful blossoms on 6 of our fruit trees, and about 150 blossoming tulips, and clear blue skies again!! I spent yesterday planting annuals, and plan to do so again today.

Have fun today in your beautiful gardens.

Cherub Cottage said...

Love the chair what a great find :)

Anne said...

Sandy,
Great find!And an amazing price too.It will be a project.As you know I just finished one.I have two other chairs yet.But I am saving for an electric stapler.Your fence looks perfect with the bottles and twine.
Anne

lynn said...

oh, what a awesome find, sandy! can't wait to see it redone:) adding the bottles and flowers to the fence--so cute!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love looking at your Beautiful photos. I love the Chair you are going to reupholstery this a big project you are taking on good luck. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week coming up.
XXOO Diane

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandy....

Ohhh...I just adore your pretty white picket fence! Hanging the pretty bottles on it is a GRAND idea! Your spring posies are sooo pretty! Wow!!! You got a great deal on that pretty chair! You know, I have two...that are very similar and have been wanting to reupholster them as well! I keep putting the project off because I'm not sure if I can do a good job! Eeeks! You'll have to keep us posted on your project! So happy for you...great GW treasure finds, my friend!

I just read your sweet note and came right over. Thank you so much for coming by and for the sweet, sweet note that you left for me! You made my day, Darlin'! And...of course...I would be honored to have you share my chair slips on pinterest! Thanks!

Have a super sweet Sunday, my friend!

Chari

Sharon said...

Your picket fence is really cute ! I love ,love , love that chair ! and you got it at a wonderful price ! Can't wait to see how you redo her.

jeanetteann said...

What a gorgeous find,I can see that painted white with aqua upholstery. No doubt you can too.
Your little pickets are looking really cute now with their bottles.
Those blue periwinkles in the last picture are so sweet.
Thank you for your visit. You are very observant,noticing the changes in my header :) xxx

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

You always find the neatest stuff. Love the chair....and the aqua candles. And your bottles on your cute fence and the gorgeous flowers. Yes what a peaceful time you must have had. And we all got to enjoy it because you shared it here on your blog!!

Nann

Special 'K' said...

I am loving what you have done with those adorable fence posts. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find on that chair, Sandy! You're right, you would have beat yourself up if you didn't get it for that price! I would love to find something like that.