My Alpine Home

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Reflections. . .

Hello my friends,  today is Sunday.  The day that I like to look back and reflect upon what has occurred and what I have or haven’t accomplished during the past week.

I’m sure many of you are like me and set goals weekly.  I’ve never been one to write them down, but I have a mental list in my head.  Afraid to admit, that’s not all I have going on in this crazy head of mine. lol!

Last week was a good week. . . spent some time with family and friends.  On Saturday two of our grandies spent the night.  Hubby and I took them to dinner and a movie.

Friday I got a hair cut (mostly just a trim) and found a few treasures all in the same day.  Doesn’t getting a hair cut always make you feel good?  When I was just walking out the door to go get my hair cut I got a text from my hairdresser, asking me to be 15 minutes late.  Perfect opportunity to stop off at our local D.I. (thrift) store.IMG_0608

I found this cute purple and white teapot with the tea party on top.  I knew it would be so cute with my tea party topped creamer I found thrifting 2 years ago.

When I pulled it out of the sack I noticed that the teapot handle on the lid was broken.  How did I not notice that?  I probably would not have bought it.  I twisted a piece of purple ribbon, added a little purple flower and created a handle of my own.  Not perfect, but better than nothing.  Hubby thought it was kind of cute.

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I also found this great chair for only $15.  Tomorrow it will be painted mustard yellow.  It’s sturdy and I loved the ornate detail on the top.

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Did you notice the sweet paper Mache floral basket hanging on the chair?

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Darling purchase from my hairdresser.  She has a little store in her shop and  has just restocked it.  Isn’t it lovely?  The basket came from an old local florist. Of course it’s her added touches that make it so darn cute!

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Sweet little bottle filled with dried yellow roses came from her also.  I just noticed the price tag is still on the bottom.  My purple teacups were another thrift find years ago.

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Last week I received a package in the mail from a dear blog friend from Musings, Meanderings, and Merriment from Rose .  She is an amazing poet. There are lots of items that I will be showing later, but this gorgeous pillow case was amongst the goodies.  It was a little yellowed so I thought I might just use the crochet edge on something else.  After soaking a few hours in Biz it came out wonderful white!  Rose is so sweet (sweet as a Rose you might say) and sent these to me for no reason.  She saw a post I did  Country Whites and the next thing I knew she was telling me that a box of whites was on it’s way.

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Hubby and I worked in the garden and I got a few things planted and the roses trimmed.  I tried a couple new recipes that we both really liked.  I also painted a little cabinet I’ll be sharing later.

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I picked out  granite remnants for my basement kitchen island and bathroom (antique dresser) cabinet.  Progress in the basement came to a halt last week, but there’s alot on the agenda for this week.

Not a good picture, but you can see that we are getting a new sidewalk and porch step.  Ours had settled and pulled away from the porch and drive way.  It will be nice to have it fixed.

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All in all it was a good and productive week!  Sure, I have places that I need to improve.  Reading my scriptures is definitely one of them.  But we all know, practice makes perfect!  I just need a lot of practice!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Teatime Tuesday

Tuesdays at our Home

Bernideens Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Party

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

32 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wow- such treasures, how wonderful!

I hope you are enjoying your sunday. The sun finally came out and we have the windows open for fresh breezes..and my hubs is actually mowing the lawn for the first time this year.

I didn't realize it needed it, but I guess he did!

Lots going on at the nest keeping me busy, some home changed making me irritable and uncomfortable - can't wait till they're all done so I can get back to being settled and calm again.

All things good and a blessing- just taking much much longer than expected.

Hugs.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

ps

I ♥ your new header!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The little teapot with the tea party lid is really cute. The chair is going to paint up beautifully with all the detail. I can't wait to be able to join in sprucing up the yard. This winter is going to be one for the record books. Lots of snow and very slow melting.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Whew sounds like a busy but productive week. I love all your great finds-so many special ones. That chair will be beautiful painted.
Have a good week.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Sunday is the day for me to reflect, too! You certainly had a busy week, Jann. Love the little teapots and all your goodies!
Sunday Hugs,
Dru

Susie said...

Good for you Jann. Got some chores done and your hair too.:):) Great find on the chair.xoxo,Susie

Lori E said...

Always good to have mental list of what to accomplish but even more important to accept that whatever you get done is enough.
Looks like some good finds.

Jen Jorgensen said...

Jealous that your grass is green~!
It's a little colder down here, I guess...
DI junkin' (I know every nook & cranny in ours...
You really are a kindred spirit ~ lol
The pillowcase ~ I'm drooling!
Great friends are the greatest blessings & those packages that show up for no reason are just PRICELESS. Always full of treasures.
Have a Wonderful Week & share some of the sunshine down South!
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Art and Sand said...

I seriously need to go thrifting with you - I know I have said that before. You just seem to find the best things.

I envy you have grands to take out to dinner and a movie - someday!

Kris said...

Sounds like a good week, indeed! Love the finds!!
xo Kris

Diane said...

I make a mental list of goals for the week too and it's getting crowded in there. Too many things are still left undone. Love all your thrifty finds!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

It's a lovely feeling to achieve so much. I think your finds are just so nice. :)

Ruby and Arthur said...

Sounds like a busy week! Your thrift finds are so cute, Jean

priscilla said...

I love seeing all the goodies you bring home Jann ! Great finds ! Can't wait to see the chair all painted up ! Have a great week :)

Stephanie said...

Oh how beautiful! It's always a joy to see what new goodies you have found :) Enjoy!

Hugs,
Stephanie

amy mayen said...

Your ribbon handle is awesome! I would've never thought of that!! Your yard is going to be lovely:)

Cynthia said...

Beautiful post anfd I love that teapot. Just beauitful. Love the header.

Cynthia

Fran. said...

Jann I always LOVE your posts and catching up!! You must get your hair done at a pretty cool place where you can buy awesome goodies like that!!! Thanks for bringing some sunshine to my day and sharing!! Can't wait to see the basement!! XOXO Love Fran.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann you had such a busy and creative week! Love the cute little teapot and the handle you added is perfect (I also get things home and see something broken and wonder how I missed it, oh well). Enjoy your week!

hugs, Linda

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That tea party teapot is a darling!

Jemma said...

Jann,
You know me, when I see that great looking grass and your front porch of yours I am in heaven. You had a busy, busy week and one that was uplifting, kind, helpful and productive. I love weeks like that. So enjoyed seeing your little tea-pot and your chair!
Enjoy your Rocky Mountain Spring!
Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Ooh great finds!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Jann,
Wow! You have had a very productive week. Lots of goodies and a new walk too!
The tea things with the parties on top are adorable. So glad you have shared this with us at tea time and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You found great treasures, specially the teapot with the tea party on top and it also goes perfectly with the creamer's lid you got before...how lucky you were, I love them both!! Hugs,
FABBY

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so lovely - I have a a tea party tea pot too - but not the little creamer - it is darling. Everything is so wonderful!! And that pillowcase - absolutely fabulous!!!!! I'd love to find a pattern for such a beauty.

Bernideen said...

The chair is so sweet and I love all your treasures! Thanks for sharing them!

Bev Carter said...

Love the chair with all of your goodies on it. I especially love the green cake stand and the paper mache basket is adorable. All the accessories do make it special. Your tea pots are so cute. I am your newest GFC.
Have a wonderful week,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jann,
Everything you found is lovely. What a darling tea pot and that chair will be fabulous painted.
Love the pic with the chair full of your treasures. Have fun.
Hugs, CM

Rose L said...

I had been so afraid to wash the times as thought they would disintegrate. I am amazed to see the pillowcase so white! I know you will make wonderful things with the items. The dresses are 60 yrs old.

SavannahGranny said...

I absolutely love that chair. Painting it will certainly bring out the detail. It looks so neat with all your pretties on the seat.
My hubby, who is sitting with me at breakfast, asked me why I kept glancing up. I did this two or three times. He was curious. I was looking at my teapot on the high ledge in the kitchen. It was my teapot, exactly like yours. I too, think it is adorable and I purchased mine at a consignment shop.
You surely had some great finds.
Blessings, Ginger

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So many lovely things Jann! Your green cake plate has me drooling. :) Pam

Diann said...

You have been busy! Your tea setting is so adorable! Everything looks so pretty. thank you for sharing at TTF.