Friday, March 11, 2011

Plum Perfect Friday - A Catching Up Post!

I haven't posted in over a week, so I'm playing catch up! Along with my very complicated life, I have, it seems, zillions of projects that are undone that have been neglected for ages! Amazingly enough, I have had a few days this week with nothing major going on, so I decided to tackle one of them.

A new window treatment to add a splash of color! I have had the curtains, rod and paraphernalia for months.

AFTER.
I wanted to try out the "puffball" style...it's pretty cute, but I think I need to pre-wash the ready made curtains so they will be a little more "droopy" at the top. (Maybe next week...)

BEFORE.
It does bring out the lavender in the room and certainly makes it look a little more unified.

On Tuesday, I had to go to the opposite end of the valley so I mixed business with pleasure and explored an antique store while there and subsequently found a few more small treasures! (The cool thing is that they were all marked down, too!)

This sweet, pocket-sized New Testament (Copyright 1946!) was marked $25.

It is in phenomenal condition and was 80% off! (Score!)

Believe it or not, I have been looking for a small, white vintage book to go along with these. How about that? So cool...I love it!

Then, I found another bird bath marked 50% off. It wasn't an antique, so, hereagain, I had to make it look like one with my new found skill of rusting objects...

...then added it to my recently acquired, bird bath collection!

I am really excited about this little $5 gem. I love the pattern, and that it is extremely old and well-used.

You can just see just how lovingly-worn this cup and saucer is, and can tell, by the coffee stains, how often!

It is so endearing to think about the story behind it...and that is almost what I adore most about it.

HISTORIC!

I've got the perfect place for it! I'll be blogging about it on my next "Rusty Rave Monday"...so ya gotta return, I've got big plans for the weekend!


Have a great one!






Cheers,


4 comments:

sissie said...

I love all your pretty and vintage worn treasures. I like the draperies and they add such a pop of softness to the window. Love how you rusted up the little birdies.

hugs
Sissie

Kuki said...
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Kuki said...

Hi...I'm your newest follower. Lavender is such a lovely color, one of my favorites. Looking forward to keeping up w/your site, would love to have you visit "Along the way" as well.

Something Special said...

You are getting quite a cool birdbath collection