Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thrifting and Flowers

Two of my favorite things...thrifting and flowers. I haven't found anything while thrifting the last month or so, so I was happy when I recently found some things at Goodwill. Just small things--but things that make me happy!

First of all I found this little valance for only $2.99!


I think it looks really cute on my pink back door.


It saves me the work of making one and I couldn't buy the lace for that price. 

Then I saw this cute little bunny figurine..but it was $6.99. I am on a strict budget so decided I really didn't need it. Then it went on half price an I just had to get it!


Those little bunnies just look too cute sleeping on my front porch

My last favorite find of late was this Simply Shabby Chic pillow sham.


I have wanted this for so long! I have to admit I dove to it to get it before Janae did (sorry Janae) and I was so happy to find it!


My Grandpuppy Bentley found it to be quite comfortable when he was missing his Mama.
This Simply Shabby Chic sham is the one that inspired me to make this pillow awhile ago...


Which seems to be Fez's favorite!


 Anyway--got the Simply Shabby Chic pillow sham for $4.99. Gotta love Goodwill!

My flowers are just going crazy...which is another simple pleasure of mine. Thought I would share some photos of my beautiful flowers.







My Peonies this year are huge!


My son, Wyatt, did a double take at my roses the other day and said, "Are those real?"


I consider that a compliment!

To end this post a cute picture of Janae and her babies when they came to visit the other day...


Thanks for visiting!

31 comments:

Rosetta said...

E'tutto così bello a casa tua!Io seguo sempre il tuo blog perchè mi piace molto,i colori che usi e tutte le cose romantiche!Bella la porta rosa e la mantovana è un amore!Baci e buona giornata!Rosetta

Janae said...

The valance on the pink door looks great! I love the sleeping bunnies they are soooo cute! I am so jealous of the pillow sham, it's adorable I really want the quilt in that fabric. I love the pictures of both Bentley and Fez how precious. Your flowers look great as always.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Love Love lOve everything Sandy.
Gorgeous flowers so soon.xx

Suzan Sweatman said...

I didn't think those roses could be real either!!!
Absolutely gorgeous - and love your pink door !
Have a great wknd,
Hugs,
Suzan

Melanie said...

Your flowers are lovely! Wish that I had your green thumb! Love the valence on the door. Bentley and Fez look like they enjoy their pillows!

Grandma Carolee said...

That's an adorable photo of Janae and her babies. The valence looks beautiful, as does the amazing flowers. So cute how the cats have found their favorite pillows.

Rosaria Amorim said...

Hi Sandy, as their flowers are beautiful, and the cushions are very beautiful, your daughter is beautiful. AH, I love the appliques from another post very cool here in Brazil and I also really like to buy appliques, they give a special charm. A Bj to y'all.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great find on the valance and sham, Sandy! Your flowers look gorgeous. I'm waiting for mine to "take off", but we could probably use a little more rain. It has been gorgeous here this week so I'm not in any hurry for the rain.

lashawnmontoya said...

Your garden is fabulous. I SOOOO wish we had Oregon's climate down here in northern CA. It's gonna get to 110' this weekend around here- breaking a long-standing record. If I wanted to live in Death Valley, I would have moved 300 miles south years ago, thank you very much! :(

Sweet Melanie said...

Love that valance...you really scored with everything! Our Goodwill's don't ever have any Shabby Chic items, so you are one blessed lady to have found that sham. I love that one too...love the colors in it. Oh..and your flowers are all gorgeous!

Lady of the Woods said...

OMG Sandy ! I love that Valance! I need it!! LOLOL I would have dove for it too and I'm pretty conservative when shopping LOL. and this post is soo very beautiful! I love every picture and Janae! what a beauty! perfect pic...everything looks perfect and those flowers are certainly going crazy! what are you feeding them! o my gosh I cant wait until my seedlings start blooming, this waiting is making me nuts, never again. I will always have seedlings and plants going on. I love this post, so rich and beautiful to see, it must be rewarding! hugs, lady

Diane said...

I love your shabby chic pillows, what a great find and your pets are so cute. Your flowers are lovely as well, especially the peonies!

koralee said...

Your home is just darling..and your flowers...I must get a rosebush like yours. Is it a climber? Also my peonies are just about to pop open...I really can't wait! Happy weekend.

Inspired by you said...

What great finds! I am so jealous of your gorgeous flowers! I so wish I could grow some like yours!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Love the Valance. Good thing I don't live or it might come up missing! LOL I must take time to go thrifting! The bunnies are darling and your flowers are so pretty. What do you use to fertilize them? Nancy

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
Your flowers look so great. So pretty. I love the picture of your daughter and grandbabies. So cute all of them.
Kris

pat in NY said...

Hi Sandy, I love everything about your home and garden. I wish I lived next door to you so you could help me make my place as gorgeous as yours. I really look forward to your posts. Pat.

Cynthia said...

Sandy,

What lovely pictures, I am loving that pillow you found with your grand puppy laying on it. BOTH are adorable and your flowers are amazing, love all the beauty. What beautiful Peonies.

Cynthia

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What cute pics I love all of your grand dogs! I would have dove for that pillow too!

Carol

Fran Mclean said...

Thank you for the pictures of your fines. I am hardly ever that lucky. Great pictures of your garden. Beautiful flowers!!

Shirley said...

Such beautiful photo's Sandy and your daughter is gorgeous...wish I lived next door as I think we could do some serious shopping together..my Goodwill stinks..nothing worth buying..

Deb said...

Your photos are wonderful, Sandi. Your flowers are amazing..must be all the rain this year. Deb

Down to Earth Style said...

OMGoodness! Your flowers are so beautiful and I noticed your cute white picket fence. Sweet. Your daughter is gorgeous!

must love junk said...

You found some great treasures! And your flowers are absolutely stunning!! :)
Susan

Cindy said...

Your posts always make me smile... so full of delightful things, and sweet animals. I can't believe you found the Simply Shabby Chic pillow sham, and the valance is precious. Your flowers are amazing! Wow! and I love the sweet little bunnies, they're just perfect for the porch. What is it about bunnies, I have a weakness for them too...
Janae is adorable as usual too, she's such a good mommy...
Have you guys seen this little dog... she will make you die she is so cute...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTm_vGLM5Is

Cindy

lynn said...

cute finds! sandy, your flowers are so very pretty--esp. your roses:) i love your sham and the pic of your daughter! have a great week!

lambs and ivy designs said...

Your BEAUTIFUL flowers make me feel faint! What a wonderful gift..to be able to grow beautiful flowers and make a beautiful home!

Love your goodwill finds too!

Have a great week dear!
Hugs,
Dana

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Great Goodwill finds, Sandy. That pillow is adorable. I just love all your flowers in the gorgeous garden!
Janae looks so cute with her sweet dogs.

Holly Loves Art said...

I always love visiting here... makes me smile! Such pretty things and pretty pictures. Love all the shabbyness!

Jojo said...

Sandy have you ever thought about selling pillow covers? I know I would be the first to buy some and I'm sure others would too. I love the pillow cover that you made....it is absolutely darling!!

Rita said...

How I love your new finds! Especially the curtain on the pink door.
Have a wonderful day Sandy, Ciao Rita