Thursday, July 07, 2011

Playing, junking, and decorating . . .

I hope everyone is enjoying their July! We had a wonderful few days at the beach with family and friends. Those hot temps just screamed  come get in the water!

The grand babies enjoyed the magic of the ocean.

I did manage to get in some thrifting. My favorite find was a little vintage dress and photo.

I'm sorry about the quality of the photo. I really should not have shot it on a white leather sofa. Guess I kept my brain out in the sun too long.
It has sweet little pink roses on the dress and bonnet and is from the 50's. Since I am too, I just had to have it. Guess that makes us both vintage. I think the little pink vintage photo frame will be cute displayed with it.

My best thrifting deal was free. Those of you that follow my blog regularly may remember that I replaced
this brass fixture last summer. I know I'm slow but I just admitted I'm vintage, anyway. . .
I decided to see how she would look painted so  I disassembled her and put a coat of primer on.

Then I applied two coats of white Rustoleum  and took her to her new home at the condo.

She blends right in with all of the white there and you just can't beat free!
I'm so glad you dropped by. Y'all come join me at


  1. I love the vintage baby dress! Thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed my visit here.

    Waving from Our Back Porch,

  2. Wading in the waves sounds cool right now. It's just way too hot here in the South. Love the little dress and cute!

  3. Annette, your brass fixture looks great in white. What a cool look. Thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum and have a great weekend!

  4. A fun way for the children to cool off. It would take more than a swim to cool things down here. No words can tell you the extreme heat we are having.

  5. Love the vintage baby dress and bonnet! Happy Pink Saturday! :) Marilou

  6. Love the darling pink baby dress. How sweet. Hope you continue to have a wonderful summer. Karie

  7. That baby dress/bonnet are so sweet! What a find. I also love your light fixture. The photos of the babies in the cool water are cute as can be. Enjoy your weekend.

  8. That little vintage dress is darling. It is so hot here too. I just can't believe the temps this summer. Oh well, soon I will complaining about the cold. Enjoy!!~

  9. That little dress and bonnet is so cute! Thanks for visiting me for Pink Saturday!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  10. What a wonderful dress and bonnet - a real keepsake. love the photos.

    This week, my contribution is a desktop screensaver calendar. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

  11. There is nothing like grandchildren to keep you young. Congrats on the great finds....
    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend.

  12. I had to come see the pink vintage baby dress! Saw you on How Sweet the Sound. Very cute.

  13. I have to agree, free is a very good price. And it looks great! I love, love the little vintage dress set... The beach, grandbabies and thrifty treasures, sounds like the perfect day to me!

    Blessings, Debbie

  14. is PERFECT. :))

  15. What a great light fixture makeover! I'm all about stuff like that. It just jazzes me.

    And even against the white sofa I can tell that the dress and bonnet are something that I would love.

  16. I love that vintage baby dress! I collect vintage baby clothes! I don't what I will ever do with them, I just think they are so pretty!

  17. Oh Annette, that vintage dress is just adorable! And your light looks fantastic! Great redo on it! thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!


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