Thursday, March 12, 2015

#ThriftScoreThursday - Guest Host


Hi there friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I've been playing along with some awesome gals for #Thriftscorethursday. The hashtag is exactly what you think - a fun way to share your fun thrift store finds - POP THEM TAGS, Y'all! 

This week, the masterminds of #ThriftScoreThursday have asked me to be a guest host (ummm.. yes - please)! I'll be sharing one of my recent finds - AND giving some love to other thrift store divas. 

 

My score:

This brass pineapple lamp is a  new favorite. You may have noticed my love for pineapples (#TwerkingForPineapples - that hashtag is a loooong story) on Instagram... I spotted this GORGEOUS lamp at an estate sale last Saturday and IT HAD TO BE MINE. Swooooon.


I will admit, the $50 price tag almost made me leave this baby behind. But after a quick search of the interwebs, I realized these vintage beauties sell for $250! So yeah - it came home with me.




And I have not regretted it one teeny bit.


More #ThriftScoreThursday Love:

1. I love this magazine rack @TheEventMaker found for just six dollars. Midcentury brass is SO yummy!



2.  @ElevenGables always amazes me with her #ThriftScoreThursday finds, but this brass and glass dining table is DROOL WORTHY. Seriously?! (Our mutual love for blue and white and Spanish chandys also helped in deciding on this one)


3. Finally, I have to share @RefreshRestyle's Pink Flamingo... because PINK FLAMINGO, y'all! 



Hope you enjoyed these swoon-worthy finds! And maybe they inspired you to pop in a local thrift store. You never know what you mind find.

Thanks again to the our hosts for having me. Be sure to check out their #ThriftScoreThursday posts below!








Happy Hunting, y'all! Talk soon!

xoxo,

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Fairy Tale of the Buffet

Do you want to hear a fairy tale? Well, it's not really a fairy tale... but sometimes I can barely believe the deal we got.

Once upon a time, I was surfing the social medias and I saw a post from my 7th grade teacher (Hi, Miss Minton!) about her search for a buffet. She wanted to find one to convert into a bathroom vanity. I loved this idea (especially since we converted an old dresser into our master vanity in our old house) and made a mental note to be on the lookout for her (side note: I've been selling a few pieces of furniture on the side).

Well not even a few hours later, I saw a post for this gorgeous buffet.


I picked my mouth up off the floor and exclaimed, "WHAT?!? Surely, she means $375... not $75 for this beauty!" Then I realized it wasn't a mistake. She was really selling this thing for just $75! I privately messaged the woman and told her that I could come and get it that very day. She explained there was a bit of a bidding war happening - which I promptly promised to beat. And boy did I come out the winner... I walked away with this beauty for ONLY $90! Yes... you read that correctly.

I messaged Miss Minton, letting her know that I had found her perfect buffet, but if she didn't want it - I was planning on selling it anyways. And I let her know that I would take additional pictures for her that night upon picking the buffet up.

But when we walked into the woman's home, we saw it... my heart may have fluttered a bit. I immediately knew it would be too tall for Miss Minton to use in her bathroom... and there was no way anyone could ever cut into the gorgeous top of it for a sink.

 **Side note: I'm still looking for a buffet for her**



I glanced over at Kev and he had that same goo-goo "I'm in love" look that I knew I was displaying. 

The owner, Carol, told me she was in a bind. She was moving the next day and had no room for it. She was really just trying to get rid of it... and quickly. But she had tears in her eyes the whole time she talked with us.

The owner explained she bought the antique when she was living in England. She was told that a Scottish man made it for his daughter's wedding day. I may have teared up a bit too.

 If you look at the carvings, you will see hearts.






It's giant. The wood is GORGEOUS. It has been so well taken care of. Kev looked at me and said "there is NO WAY we are selling this one." She was coming home to live with us.



I knew immediately that this would be the perfect place to display some of my blue and white collection...





Hubs gave me the two ginger jars and the bunny for Valentine's Day this weekend. I *may have helped pick them out.


 

I dream of having tons of ginger jars grouped together on this buffet.

What I really love is that each piece (minus the tall modern blue and white vase all the way to the left - TJ Maxx find) was purchased either at an estate sale, a thrift store,an antique store, or a Facebook yard sale site. Each piece has a story... a history. And now they all share a home in my sitting room!

 




 Maybe I'm cheap. Maybe it's the hunt to find THE perfect items... but I'd rather buy OLD things than new things to go in our home.  Not breaking the bank to furnish our home?? BONUS!!

Oh, and Kev and I have a rule... we have to sell something OR give it away before we buy new pieces of furniture for Project Stoneywood. I think we are both afraid we will become hoarders if we don't have this rule in place. HA!

We plan on getting this gem appraised soon, along with a few more of our pieces. We have no idea if it's worth anything substantial, but we love it just the same.

Do you have an amazing thrift story? I'd love to hear it! Talk soon, friends!

xoxo,

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 3)

Merry Christmas Eve Eve, friends!

Today has been super busy. I ran errands the majority of the day and finished wrapping up most of the gifts. Kev and I just returned home from a wonderful family Christmas dinner. I think it's safe to say - this elf is exhausted.

Currently, I'm sitting on the couch... soaking in some of the last days of the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. I'm going to be super depressed when I have to put all of this Christmas Cheer away. But today, the stockings are still hung by the chimney with care - so I will share our den with you.


Our tree makes me really happy. 
It's simple... just gold, green and a little bit of red. 

UPDATE:There are now presents under this tree. My hands are still sore from the wrapping session earlier.

These red and gold tear drop ornaments are my very favorites.

The mantle was kind of thrown together... But I love the hodgepodge-ness of it. A couple weeks ago, I found a paper mache deer head at Hobby Lobby. Of course, I decided to paint it with gold glitter. 


Pikes Nursery (where we got our tree) allowed me to take home lots of tree trimmings. I used those, along with some pine cones and ornaments, as the foundation for the deer head.




Full disclosure: I tried to make new stockings. That was a big ole' fat FAIL. I'll try again before next year. Hopefully my sewing skills will be greater at that point.

I also found the garland at Hobby Lobby. I love mini pine cones mixed with cinnamon sticks and berries. I want to buy so many more of these - but HobLob was sold out. 

I added some greens to my 'Merica galvanized bucket. 



 I seriously love the way it came together... especially with the mantle. It's an All American Christmas at the Wigleys. 
Did you expect anything differently from us?


This nativity scene is  a new addition. I've always wanted one to serve as a reminder that Christmas isn't about the gifts, the parties, the decorations... but rather about Our Savior being born.

When we bought the tree from Pikes, they were running a Christmas package special... So we got this fresh wreath and the most beautiful (and unique) poinsettias I've ever seen.
 
I added the ribbon. I'm mad for plaid right now.



(Sorry for the grainy iPhone pic)

My tobacco basket and boxwood wreath also got a little "joy."


If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen my "You Serious Clark?" pillow. This was my favorite Christmas craft this year. It makes me giggle every time I see it.


(Again, another bad iPhone pic)

Here's a view of the full room. Notice the little photo bombers.


Hubs and I have been joking that it looks like Christmas has exploded over here. I guess I was a tad excited to deck our new halls. I just couldn't help myself.

What's your favorite decoration in your home this year? Did you complete any Christmas crafts? I hope you are having a great week and getting some special time with family and friends. Talk soon, friends!

xoxo,

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 2)

Hi friends! Happy Monday - I have the day off, so it's an exceptional Monday in my book.

Yesterday, I shared a bit of our holiday decor HERE. The fun continues today with the dining room and breakfast nook. 

We are hosting Christmas Eve this year, so I had lots of fun deciding what to do for the dining room. After seeing these little laser cut trees for $1.50 at Michaels (HUZZAH), I just knew they would be perfect spray painted white (they were previously a natural wood color). 


I rummaged through several boxes (yes, there are still tons of unpacked boxes 6 months later) to find these candle holders. 

For the centerpiece, I grabbed these gorgeous poinsettias (Pike's find) and put them in this simple galvanized bucket. I added some fresh greenery, some pinecones, a couple more trees, and some milk glass vases. The runner was a TJ Maxx find. 


 








I love the rustic mixed with the traditional.  


The kitchen got a tiny bit of Christmas cheer as well.






Tomorrow, I'll wrap up our Christmas decor tour. I hope you will join us! Talk soon, friends.

xoxo, 

A Stoneywood Christmas (Part 1)

WOO! It's my very favorite time of year! Christmas always brings out the warm and fuzzies in me. This year has been particularly fun because we got to decorate a new house. For years, I have wanted a traditional home to decorate... the townhouse was more contemporary. 

Admittedly, I've gone a tad overboard this year. Kev is a saint (in case you didn't already know that) for putting up with all of my crazy requests.

This simple wreaths make my traditional loving heart so happy. 
This image was on outtake from our Christmas card shoot. 

The foyer got a bit of Christmas cheer with plaid, fresh greens, and poinsettias.


I originally thought I was going to add fresh garland all the way up the handrail, but time got away from me. But, I like how these fresh, simple green bunches turned out.




Hubs made me this awesome Christmas Tree Christmas Card holder. 
I LOVE seeing all of these sweet faces as you come in our front door. This tree is probably my favorite Christmas DIY ever. 

My sitting room got a little tree of it's own.
 I've always wanted a small, white tree.  We decided to dress it in gold with a few blue and white accents to compliment the rest of the room.








Also, can we all just agree that Publix has some cute flower bouquets? This arrangement with pinecones HAD to come home with me.  

I'll share more with you guys tomorrow. It's definitely too much to share in one post... and I don't want your fingers cramping up from too much scrolling.
 I mean, you have gifts to open this week!


Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Talk soon, friends!

xoxo,