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I have always considered myself to be a creative person, and I LOVE to scavage thrift stores, junk stores and Goodwill looking to fulfill that obsession!! It really is an obsession, you know what I'am talking about!! LOL

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Little Christmas

I have had my Christmas tree up and decorated since before
Thanksgiving.  It is the old retro aluminum kind, so, there are no strings of lights on it.  I just recently found a color wheel at Robert Moore Christmas Town, here in Mobile.  Them things are pricey..but, no stringing lights!! (Works for me)  I pulled out a few of my kids olde toys from the garage, to gussy up under it.  There is a wooden rocking horse, a wagon with some rag santas, and my 14 year old's first teddy bear, his tonka trunk holding a wreath.  I will use the wagon to hold presents, when I get them wrapped. Inspired by www.oldgreymare.blogspot.com.

I just put a small string of lights in 3 old jars for a little sparkle in my den next to the fireplace, and put a Santa Hat on Diana the Moon Goddess.

I also made 3 sweater jar candle covers, they look pretty at night when they are lit up. 

If you look to the right of the tree, you will see the best kitty in the world!!  This girl is Gracie, and she is almost 16 years old!! 
I wish you all the best JOY that Christmas has to offer!! 

Love to You!!  Rhonda

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just More Stuff

My name is Rhonda and I am a very bad blogger.

I really can not believe how fast time just sneeks by me, and I just haft to tell ya, I DON"T LIKE IT! My little brain is always in overdrive with things i want to do, (or need to do).

I have found some cool stuff lately, so I thought I would show you some of it. 

                                  I found the hooked horse rug at Goodwill
                        for 3.99.  I just attached it to the old screen.
       I  had the old metal rack in a closet and                           just added some of my lronstone pitchers, the old minnow bucket is filled with fake lavender.  I framed, well strung, some homey flash cards in the old white frame.

The wood horse came from the Salvation Army in Mississippi for 2.49...almost had a kanipption fit over that one.  The beaded cross came from Cotton City.  Oh, I have a small space there now.  I will tell more about that later.

        Just found the roll cutter and vintage bowling pins from ebay.  I love ebay.......You can find anything there!!     
More to come....I found the best estate sale ever today!!!!!!  
Take Care!!!  Rhonda              

Monday, August 27, 2012


I thought while we were waiting for whatever Isaac is gonna turn out to be, I would take and post a few photos.  I've been kinda bad lately, and a lot going on, but, anyhoo.....Around  the house:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Me

Just checking in and letting any one who wants to know, that I am fine, but still struggling to find the way!  Don't know if that will happen....but Iam still trying!! 

Anyway, Ive been copy katting again, but with my own twist!
Muslin background, burlap flag, linen and more muslin, and jute webbing.
I like it!! 
I found this sign at goodwill, it had a word that I did not understand, (Spanish I think), so I turned it into this....
White paint saves the day!!!  Again.....
I had been looking for a heater surround for my mom, and I found this one....It dont work for her heater.....so....I just decorated it for summer, and it will live with me. 
Dont ya hate when that happens????

I also what to thank you guys for the concern and meaningful comments.  It means the world to me~!(sniff sniff)


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Hey everyone!   I am going to share my bedroom with you all today.  I finally got it in presentable condition!! Only took me a year!! 

I cati-cornered the bed off centered the wall.  This bed belonged to my Grandmother, and it is sooo heavy.  I had to buy a new mattress and box spring set though. 
I used pieces of an old wedding dress I picked up at goodwill, and a fluffy skirt and 2 baby dresses and some wedding veils (sp) for window treatments over the blinds. I didn't buy anything new for this room..just used what I had, and I think it looks fine.
On the right side of the room is an old french dresser I found also at goodwill, a wicker vanity..also a goodwill find and my husbands granny's old chair.  I hope you enjoyed looking at my room!!!  Take Care!!!  Rhonda
Linking to White Wednesday at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thrifty Stuff

I took a little trip to one of my favorite junk haunts on Friday, not really looking for anything in particular...when all of a sudden, I spotted this old window screen.  I had been wanting one for a while, but, had never ran across one.  I got so excited to see this baby....in all of its chippy goodness! 

I decided to pair (or triple) it up with my old round mirror and my recently found vintage marriage certificate!

The box holding it all up is an old cabinet re-faced with a frame I found on e-bay a while back.  It holds a few of my Marys.  And can't forget Mr. Chicken lamp and my metal rack holding shiny stuff. 

All which sits a top of my vintage wicker table I got for 40.00 at another haunt!!!  I topped it all off with a length of burlap hanging from a rod suspended from the ceiling, (where my tapestry was hanging).  Oh, it all is flanked by 2 vintage columns given to me by a friend. 

I wish I could take down the 70's mirrored wall....but, Iam scared of what I'll find back there!!!!  Oh great!  Just ignore the hands and arms!!!

Linking to http://www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.
and White Wednesdays at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
 Take Care,    Rhonda

Saturday, January 28, 2012


My husband.....the Great White Hunter...has not got one this season.  Thank goodness this is the last week.  Maybe, just maybe, I can get him to do a few things around here. (yea right).  Anyway, since I had gotten used to the idea of having a live-dead animal hanging over my fireplace, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I was shopping around in a small shop the other day and low and behold, this puppy was just waiting for me to bring him home! 

I could not leave without him!!  He is made from (I think) sheet metal and tack welded together.  Cool huh?  I guess the Great White Hunter will have to wait till next year and shoot for a real one.  I just hope it has horns!! 
         Take Care!!  Rhonda
Linking To http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Problem

I....have a problem.  At least thats what my family tells me.  But,  as we all know..some folks just don't get it!  I NEED to have a cozy environment, other wise I would probably go nutty.  There are 2 or 3 styles of decor I have fell for, and I have tried to combine them all in 1 house.  I am constantly moving and changing and purging.  The only thing is, although purging is a good thing, I always replace with other things.  Its a constant rotation untill I get just the way I want it.  But, do we ever get it just the way we want it?  There is always something we (I) just haft to have!
My family calls me a hoarder...But, they have never seen those hoarding shows on TV.....so, Iam not a hoarder.  Over the years, I have had several different styles of decor, such as Traditional, Asian, Cutesie country, French County......untill recently, I have settled on this combination of French Farmhouse Junk Style..for the lack of a better title. 
What it really is, a combination of all the stuff I like..mixed and definately NOT matched.  Just stuff.
This area is in a addition to the house..we just call it the Sunroom,  I found the vintage glider in a junk pile, and fixed it up. 
This is a wall in my Kitchen..see what I mean?  Just a mismash of styles.
No matter what it is called...I just love it!! 
What would you call it??  I would LOVE to know!!!
Take Care!  Rhonda
Linking to White Wednesday at http://www.fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When Is Enough....Enough???

Hey everyone! I was looking around the house and rearranging and deleting some stuff, and decided to show you all my collection of Milk Glass for White Wednesday..Night that is.  I started collecting milk glass a few years ago..lost interest and got rid of most of it.  My Grandmaw passed several years ago and I ended up with a few pieces of hers, so I started it up again.  I pick it up here and there, but it varies so much in price..kinda crazy really.  I think Iam crazy for having so much of it..I can't stop.

                                      See, told ya!!!

     Linking to http://www.fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ for
                      White Wednesday!!!!           Rhonda

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Gifts

I Love my new Camera!!  This thing is so Great!!  Of course, I'am not the best Photographer....but, I'll get there!!  Its a Sony Cyber-shot, I took a shot of the box!
                     I Also got this!!  I LOVE THIS THING!!!!
               I have already used it alot!!  I just like looking at it too!!  Crazy..I know!  Lots of begging involved here!! LOL
O.K., Now, This I bought for myself!!  I have been eyeballing it for a while and it was so cheap..I just got it!!  Its a vintage cigarette carton rack, used in old general stores in the 1950's.  Cool huh?  Its great for storage and display!! For only $40.00!!!!

I also got a bottle of my most favorite Bill Blass Cologne and a Rascall Flatts CD, a Pretty Wallet and a Awesome velvet shit with peacock feathers and a purse made from recycled plastic bottles!! 

I must have been a good girl this year!!  hehe (I'll just let them keep thinking that!!)

Hope you all did good too!!  Take Care!!  Rhonda