Thursday, May 19, 2011

just some updates and a few purchases of mine

My son bought me this lamp a few years ago for christmas. I had it in my bedroom when my furniture was all very traditional.  It fit in well. But I just happened to stop in at the Stretch Thrift Store...where by the way I NEVER seem to find anything good. (makes me wonder why I keep going). Anyhow for one whole dollar I managed to pick up a new shade.

The picture makes it look crooked but its not. I just love it and for a dollar who can complain. I am wondering if I should paint the base of the lamp or just leave it as is. What do you think?

 I was also across the boarder in Wilson NY last weekend and picked up some stuff from HomeGoods.  I love it there. I know HomeSense is owned by the same company but the selection and prices are sooooo much better stateside. This little lamp was cute..kind of kitchy but I like it and it was only 20 dollars.
 I loved this beach sign and it is perfect on this wall because it does in fact....point to the beach.
 This sailboar I acutally picked up in Jacksons Point at Apples of Gold. Sometimes I find the most interesting stuff there.

I needed to put back the summer in my living room and I realised the top of my armoire needed some work. The glass vase with the starfish looked good.....but

 I think the lantern and some beachy embellishments on the basketts looked good.
 Still a little sparce so I added the star. I may put the star on a box so that it will sit higher. And I need to find something to put in my lantern..something blue I think,,,maybe a candle I dont know yet. No big rush, not like its like summer around here anyway with all the rain. I cant even cut my grass and the outside looks awful.
Moved my white wicker chair back in...not sure I will use the white slipcover again this year.  I have been contemplating buying a new couch..but we will see about that. Anyway as always its a process that never seems to have an ending...Hopefully tomorrow I can get my sunroom put in order as I hear Saturday is going to be a beautiful day....Yes hopefully lots of garage sailing in my future....Till Next Time, Frances


  1. Hi Frances, I love your livingroom. Is your slipcover denim? I would love denim slipcovers for my Ektorp sofas. You must live close to me, I'm not far from Jackson's Point.


  2. Thanks Jo Jo
    My couch is not slipcovered although it looks like it is.. it is denim but is very faded..I got it at Sears a few years ago. I have a new post ready to go about my new couch Iktorp If you want to come back and read it..I just have to get around to writing it...haha I purchased the wicker chair at Pollards auction barn last year and I love it too. Do you ever go there? Frances