If you’ve been following my blog, you know of my love for thrifting and antiquing. There’s just something beautiful about old things and seeing them brought back to life, be it through a paint job or using it in a new way. It gives me the warm fuzzies.

Today I had lots of energy and got to sprucing up and redecorating some areas of our bedroom (in between pulling things to have a yard sale in a few weeks).The simple white shelf, I acquired from my sister-in-law last fall when she moved into her house. It was hanging in her kitchen and she was going to just toss it. Lucky for me I scooped it up….then I let it sit. and sit. and sit. Until last weekend, when my husband finally hung the shelf for me.  You would think after months and months of waiting to put it up, I”d be ALL OVER getting it decorated. BUT, it was the exact opposite. No matter what I did, I just wasn’t happy with anything I put up on the shelf. So for the past week, I ignored it some more.

And finally today, INSPIRATION HIT.

On the white shelf, there are many thrifted items mixed in with newer things and also some found items. The mason jars hold treasures from the beaches of Puerto Rico that we collected during our honeymoon.The little squirrels, sadly started out as a set of four, but are now down to just the two you see pictured. If a video existed of what I looked like when the 2nd one broke, I admit I was SUPER dramatic about it and did one of those theatrical, long, drawn out, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”s. I was so bummed! Thankfully, I still have two of them left! This shelf will continue to be a work-in-progress and I’m sure things will switch in and out for years to come.

The beautiful window on top of the wardrobe, I recently acquired at the Antique Marketplace in Lemoyne and I’m IN LOVE with everything about it. What a beautiful way to present and preserve pieces of that quilt. The mason jar has old wooden spools of thread that I acquired years ago at the Re-uzit shop in Ephrata. I haven’t been back that way in a long time, but I could always count on finding GREAT vintage sewing notions there. Still plenty of room in that jar for many more. The cameras seem to be a staple in any photographers home or studio. My first couple of cameras I got for a few bucks at a yard sale a long time ago. I’ve lost track though on where they have all come from at this point.

This post will probably be the first of many sharing my love for “new to me” old things. Thanks for stopping by!



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