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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Thrifty Bird Flock

This mirror was one of those ugly gold atrocities that can be found in every thrift store in America. A little spray paint by the Hubs and it's magically transformed into an Elle Decor-esque wall accessory. Not too bad for a dollar, is it?

This little flock of 6 birds will be painted but I can't quite settle on what color they should be. I'm leaning toward black so they can flutter around my mirror from above.

Continuing with the bird theme, this pair will be probably be painted as well. Again, maybe black but we'll have to see.

This mirror was made out of an old barn window. I picked this up at a yard sale this last saturday. I also found a kitchen aid mixer here for $5. An investment of $25 will make the mixer complete. The mixer is my awesome find of the week! I'm not sure what I'll do with the mixer as I already have a Cobalt Blue Kitchen Aid. Maybe I'll ebay it?

This little 2 drawer dresser was only $20 at a yard sale. I also found a little pedestal occasional table for $3 at the same sale. I couldn't believe how inexpensive the furniture was. I love finds like this, I really do!

I know I'm late to the party but I can't help wanting to share my finds with everyone over at Rhoda's blog. Her participants for Thrifty Treasures is really growing and it's no wonder as fun as it is!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

On My Mind Today

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.

Bern Williams

I love this quote! There is nothing better than a June evening spent watching the fireflies while you cuddle with someone special. Nope, nothing better in the whole wide world.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wish You Were Here!

One of our very favorite places to visit for the day is Eureka Springs. I just never get tired of wandering the Historic District. The pics below were all taken while we wandered down Spring Street on a rainy Mother's Day weekend.

I just love the look of moss and trailing vines. It's even better in a giant concrete urn with some wrought iron fencing in the background. This was taken at one of the grottoes where the springs bubble up to the surface.

Beautiful Grecian lady statue in a garden. Many of the gardens along Spring St. are at eye level atop retaining walls.

I don't have a name for these fleshy grape like plants, but I love how succulent they look dangling off the rock faces.

Because Eureka Springs is a such a funky place, it's easy to run across artsy things like this blue moon in a sidewalk.

This photo is of "The Dr's House". This house sits below the Crescent Hotel. See that amazing copper roof on the porch??

I have designs on spending a day here again soon. I feel the need for some picture taking and pizza nomming.