Thursday, July 8, 2010

a beautiful gift, goodwill finds and gold

Hi Friends,  I hope this post finds you all cool and quenched.
It's a hot one!!

I got my car AC fixed...  it's all good!!!

 Last week I was notified that I won a giveaway by my friend Carrie at Cottage Cozy
I didn't ever realise that I had entered. 
I love visiting Carrie,  she's amazing.
She recently made the ordeal of
moving and downsizing look easy!
What she has done with this new space is amazing.
oh.. and her craft room
To die for!!!

My package arrived today with the sweetest little note..
Thank you Carrie
I love it!!!

I know that I just put out the patriotic stuff
and it's still early July
But I have to be honest with you
all of the blue ( nautical) decorations in my dining room were starting to bug me.
I like change
and I like to change things often.

I've been in a mood for Golden Sunflowers
I just want Yellow for a change 

Yesterday I bought some pretty flowers to make a new arrangement
and this morning I went to the goodwill in search of some yellow goodies.

Here is what I found for $15.00

4 amber glasses

Yellow table runner that is PERFECT.

A black and white polka dot baby blanket
that is going to make an awesome tablecloth on the sun porch table. 

I love afghans
and I think that this green afghan will be pretty on the daybed at  Christmas. 

A girl can never had to many white lace tablecloths

I used the new  glasses, tablecloth and runner
in my table setting.

The plates and bowls I  also purchased from the goodwill a few months ago.

I hung my new tapestry in the dining room where everyone can see it!

Now.. I need to go clean the rest of the joint!
Have a great Thursday


Jane said...

That looks so great, Leslie!! What great finds!! :)

Katharine said...

You're amazing... I need to shop with you! I love the runner and the glasses!Hope your day is great!

Lee Ann said...

Beautiful! I love how you can change the whole room by changing the colour of a few things! Very inspiring xxx

kacie said...

That yellow table runner is too cute!
Love how you decorate, your dining room looks awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog too, you've definitely got a new follower =)
Look forward to reading more from you!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great. I love sunflowers--they are so fun and feisty.
Your goodies worked out well for
you. Those glasses are real pretty
too. Congratulations on your winning from Carrie---she's great!

Have a wonderful Friday.


It's me said...

Hello Leslie...i am sorry i did not folow you yet!! but now well !!!

So i missed you a while,.......sorry sorry !! but i come here very soon again i promised...thanks for your sweet comment you happy weekend hugs Ria.......what a lovely dogs you have !!

sewingseeds4U said...

Wow, did you ever score at Goodwill! I love that table runner and your glasses. The whole table looks terrific. I'm working on my dining room right now, too. And yes, the rest of the joint is in disarray! Unfortunately, I know what I will being doing this weekend. Yuck!

Pumpkin said...

Wow! I'd like to have a shop like that around here :o)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Such lovely treasures, Leslie. Do enJOY all of them!
Hugs for a happy happy sunny and sunny weekend. xxx

June said...

I love yellow, it makes me automatically smile when I see it!
Great finds at Goodwill!
Have a great weekend.

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you found some good things too...and I do like that golden, I have one too! :D

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Wow! Great finds! It loks like fun!
And, your pup is a beauty too! :)

Have a fun weekend,

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I am so glad that you enjoyed your gift....your dining room looks great!