Spring breakers are starting to arrive here at the coast but the warm weather is alluding us. Hopefully it will warm up before the week is over. I hate for all of our young souls to be disappointed. I remember spring breaks back in the day ( yes, even that far back). It was so exciting but such a let down if the weather was bad.
Hi friends! Spring is playing tricks on us here. It was 80 yesterday and 62 today. It is sunny so I ignored the temps and hung my revamped spring wreath anyway.
If you remember, I found this wreath at Goodwill last summer for $2.00. I used it through the fall but it was looking a little tired . So, I quickly pulled the flowers off. Well, not too quickly, someone really glued those flowers on!
I wanted something bright for spring so I headed out to the Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby for some new colorful supplies.
I found the yellow and red tulips and the cute gingham ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I then picked up the filler greenery and little white flowers... don't know what they are, at my favorite Dollar Tree. Next I pulled out my E-Z bow maker to make a new bow. If you don't have and E-Z bow maker you need to beg borrow or steal one. They are so easy! Even I can make bows with them and I can hardly tie my shoes!
Well, it's all finished for a grand total of ten dollars. I love the vivid reds and yellows.
The yellow even matches the lovely yellow pollen that has settled all over everything. However, I won't complain... I have been so anxious for Spring to get here, even the pollen.
Hope everyone had a great week-end. We had the grand babies at the beach this week-end. They were so much fun but I am whipped. Nothing like a toddler and a three year old to make you feel your age.
I thought I would share some blues today.
I painted some little plastic eggs robins egg blue. The flat finish of the paint makes them look more realistic. The cloche and rabbit were thrifting finds.
Next is my naked tree.
I bought the little tree years ago which makes it vintage, ancient. I found a terracotta pot and painted it pale blue and then filled it with a styrofoam plant block. I had some white Easter grass so it went on top.
All it needs is some little decorations. I'm sure I'll find something at the Dollar Tree or Michael's to do the trick.
Finally, I have shared before, my Cottage sign.
It was a scratched up pink and black princess sign at TJ Maxx .I loved the shape. And since there are no princesses around here it needed a make over.
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Hey Y'all. I hope you had a good week-end. The weather keeps teasing of spring. It is warm one day and cold the next. The rain changed my plans for working in the yard but I did get a few things marked off of my to-do list inside.
Several weeks ago I visited one of my favorite antique shops and found this wonderful old chandelier.
The owner had found it at an estate sell and had not had time to clean and restore it. Some of the candle cover 'thingys" were burned, it was dirty and the crystals were a tangled mess.
She said she would let it go for $99 "as is". It was what I had been looking for and I felt like I could restore it so I brought it home.
Mr. Vintagesouthern checked out the wiring and I cleaned and untangled. I then replaced the candle cover
"thingys" and bulbs. The plan was to take it to the condo but after holding it up in the dining room at home I decided to use it here.
I guess I'm back to looking for another one... and y'all know how bad I hate shopping and thrifting but somebody's got to do it.
Just thinking here... I really could use another more vintagy dining room set. I don't think I'll say that out loud just yet. I'll wait and look and bring it up when the time is right.
Do any of you do that? Replace one thing and that starts the wheels turning to replace other things in the room that somehow don't look quiet right anymore? Guess that's why I'm a thrift shopper. That and the fact I love the hunt!
Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us? How long will his love endure? Will he really love us forever?
Reflecting on a difficult week I started to wonder... did I cross the line when I lost my patience with doctors that seemed only concerned with their time and had not listened or even read the medical reports?
Did He withdraw the love he had for me, when I felt my fears begin to rise and my faith begin to quiver?
Did he write me off as hopeless when I acted like a jerk?
I knew the answer to these questions all along. I just needed to pause and remind myself, the answer and assurance was written before I even asked the questions.Why would he love me enough to send his son to die for me only to take back that love when I came up short? His word tells me that Nothing!!! will separate me from his love.
Thank you Jesus for loving me in spite off all my short comings.
I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 8:38-39