Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gotta Love A Garage Sale!!

Hi girls, I could hardly wait to show everybody my garage sale find!! I forgot to download my before pic of it but it was black so I painted it cottage white and they had already put chalkboard paint on it so it was perfect, I just love it! By the way it also has a message board insert that goes where the chalkboard area is, I still have to recover it with material, I bought this for $10.00 can you believe it! I think it's handmade, it's made so well and heavy. I put it above my fireplace in my dining room, I could also write my menus here or special messages for birthdays or any special occasions, it should be fun addition to my dining rm, now where to put the mirror I took down, hmmmm??
I bought these oh so cute teacups at Homegoods, they have a little red on them and I've been wanting to add some more color for Spring and Summer so these will be perfect somewhere (; and the book I picked up at Marshalls, love the colors on this too!

A sweet little Easter sign that I couldn't pass up (:


And last but diffently not least I bought these towels that I am in love with, I think I need more, lots more, see the beautiful edging on them (just in case you can't see it good, I took a close up below) they look handmade and how sweet are the cherries hanging on there!! I hope everyone is having a good week, I need to stay home, NO MORE SHOPPING, that's what I keep telling myself but some how my car always ends up at my favorite stores, I'm taking it to the shop for work tomarrow maybe I should tell them about this problem, LOL. Thanks for all the prayers and concerns about my knee, it is still giving me trouble but it is getting better.
Big Hugs~Kelly

UPDATE~you can purchase the towels at www.homealamode.com






85 comments:

Heather said...

that chalk board is awesome! your whole fireplace, mantle and wall above it look amazing! great finds!!

Forever Vintage said...

Hi Kelly...always look forward to your posts!..what a great find. The blackboard is so nice with all that moulding, and those teatowels to die for!!!

Princess Of Pink said...

That chalk board is SO wonderful and love the towels too, so cute with the cherry border.
I don't have a car but my bike does the same as your car, lol. Has a mind of it's own YAY!!

Chrissy said...

Well... how could I have not seen your blog before now... stunning is the only word I can think of, that chalk board is well...stunning!! Love it all!!! Chrissy

Connie said...

Kelly, I absolutely LOVE how you did the little NEST letters above your fireplace, chickee!!! I'm going to do a similar thing for my mantle if I can find the letters and the papers I want. Just gorgeous, honey! The towels???? WOW!!! Darling......
xoxo,
Connie

Tracy said...

It all looks wonderful! I never find great stuff like that... :)

cathleen said...

Wow...Kelly..nice additions to your beautiful cozy home. I really like the towels and teacups!

Dinnie Wrinkles Design said...

What a wonderful chalk board! I love it! Love the letters too! Everything is so cute! :)Dina

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Well, I love it all. You certainly know how to shop. I love what you did with your mantle and the Nest letters above the chalk board are too sweet. I like those teacups from the home store too. Lovely job.

cityfarmer said...

I'm ready, oh so ready

LOVELY!

Felicia said...

The chalkboard is perfect and that towel is awesome. Where can I get one?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Talk about making some great finds!!! All it is fab. I love, love, love those tea cups...anything red is right up my alley!
Glad to hear you're feeling better. Be sure you don't over do and let that knee heal Hugs!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love your chalkboard. Nice and big for HUGE notes. Love your little cherry finds too. I do like how the cherries finish out the towel on the ends. :)

Carolyn said...

Love the chalkboard and the teacups too. I think it is great that you are doing you're part for the economy!!

ceekay said...

I love your new towels. They are so cute...so are the white lace ones! Great finds.

Move That Couch said...

Hi Kelly,
That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love it, I can't believe you got that for only $10....what a great find!! I love where you have put it. Also, the towels with the red cherries, I love it, I am liking red in your house.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

texasdaisey said...

Where do I start? That chalk board is great. I love those teacups and those cherry towels. The edge of cherries is so cute.
You did good!
Debbie

Ginger said...

I have the same problem with my car...it wants to turn in the parking lot of all the fun stores.
I love your garage sale find. What a steal. It looks great painted white.
That Easter sign is adorable, is it tin? I love it. And the towels...where did you find them? Really cute.

Margaret Cloud said...

That chalkboard sure is nice but those towels are just beautiful, you do find the cute things. Looks like your week is going great.

angela said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claudia said...

I love the chalkboard ~ what a find! And those towels are so charming. Great finds!

Susie Homemaker said...

Great find!!! L.O.V.E. it!! I have those cheery cherry towels...I love them!!!!!

Blessings,
Susie

Nancy said...

Those are some wonderful finds! Love the tea cups and chalk board! Blessings, Nancy

Country Romantic said...

The chalkboard is really pretty. What a great find. Your home is so nicely decorated. I enjoy your posts. :)

~Katherine~

Marilyn said...

I just love everything about your place..its a dream! Can you tell me...on your mantle... the lace... how do you buy that...I see it on a lot of blogs.. is it one long doiley (?) or..do you by lace from the haberdashery...I just can't figure exactly what it is??? :) Thanks...Marilyn

Jean said...

what great luck you had at the yard sale. I love it! the towels are Oh So cute too. I do beleive you are a really good shopper.
Have a great evening.
Jean in Virginia

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

wow what a great deal on the chalkboard!!! It looks great there! I love everything you bought! It's so hard to not shop now...there are so many good deals out there!

alicew said...

such great finds!!! love the chalkboard ;)

Becky said...

Get out...you did not find that awesome chalkboard at a garage sale. You are the luckiest girl I know! It looks awesome. Love the towels and cups too.
Your knee must be feeling a bit better. You are back to your sweet shopping self again. Or some things are just worth the pain to get them. lol
See you soon.
Becky

Jennifer said...

Oh I love that chalkboard!You are so lucky!!!The cherry towel is adorable I love the tea cups too.The cupcake sign is so sweet.I love looking at your blog.Hugs,Jen

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Great find!! That chalkboard is beautiful! And the rest of your purchases are great too. Looks like you had a good day.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh wow, the chalk board is something else. I'm crazy about the frame that is around it. I love going to yard sales, you never know what your going to find. All your things are wonderful!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*** What a WONNNNDERFUL, fun, interesting and adorable post~~~ love, love, love your FLAIR n' PERSONAL STYLE, my friend~~~ so warm, so welcoming, so refreshing!!! THANK YOU!!! Linda/ RMS "Mom of a German SHorthair"

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kelly!!
I LOVE that chalkboard!!!!!!! I would love to have something like that to write notes on. What a wonderful find! Those towels are the cutest things with the little cherries! Love the teacups and the book and of course the Easter sign!!! I am so ready for spring!!

Hugs,
Amy

Barb said...

Kelly,

Thanks for the morning laugh about talking to your mechanic about your 'car' problem.
Maybe I should talk to my computer guy about my 'computer' problem. (not being able to stay off it cause i'm in blogland all the time.)

Towels are gorgeous, as are your other finds.

Blessings on your day,
Barbara Jean

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Kelly!!! You hit the jackpot girl!! I am in love with everything! The towels are so perfect! and that chalkboard is too! what a great find sweetie! I am drooling over the tea cups!! I almost fell off the chair when I saw them, simply stunning!!!! do you know what pattern they are and who makes them?? I HAVE to get some!! All the pics are gorgeous! Even the towels under the cherry ones are to die for!!

I don't blame your car for steering you there, lol, it has great taste!!! lol

Hope your knee is doing better kiddo! Hugs, Cyn

The American Homemaker said...

I love all your stuff! Great finds!

bj said...

Well, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...this is the most awesome chalk board I have ever seen and I just saved your pic. so I can show my sweetie so he can make one for me to go over my fireplace in my dining room!WHEW..long sentence but...i'm excited ! haha..
And pls share where you got those adorable little towels...
oh, and the hugh NEST letters...adorable...

bj said...

I want to follow you but can't find a spot to sign up ??

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What lovely finds...wish we had some of those wonderful stores near my town.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh girl you are killing me with your finds! I LOVE them all!!!!! Did you make your NEST? Everything looks so pretty and fun!

Hugs,
Maryjane

bj said...

oH, thanks, sweetie..you'll have to forgive me...I'M OLD !! tee hee..
anyway I am now following your precious blog so I won't miss a single posting...
I am in love with your cute cottage!

Elyse said...

hi kelly!

i love it all! where to begin? i think my faves are the teacups and the chalkboard, and the towels, ... it's all great!

the other night on my blog, all of my posts disappeared and what stayed were some photos i took when i was painting my house. it looked like a blog post but actually wasn't. the pics are still there, just way below all the posts. that's the mystery of the home makeover post that never was. did that make sense?

enjoy your new treats, cutie!

xo

miss gracies house said...

That is pretty darn cute!!!That's another thing-you have yard sales-we're still on *winter* break here! I'm itchin' to get out!
Rene'

shabbydreaming said...

WOW!!!What an awesome find!!! I can understand why you would be so excitied to make it over!! LOVE IT!!
mandii

Liz said...

Oh Just AWESOME!! You chalkboard and the tea cups and the towls.... LOVE THEM ALL!

~Liz

Simplicity Cottage said...

Kelly, I want to go shopping with you! I love the garage sale find! It's wonderful...I want one like it!

I love Homegoods...it's one of the few things I miss but every time we go to Dallas, Homegoods is on my list of things to do! Hmmm...I might just have to go into Dallas with hubby one day next week and go shopping while he's at work. Yep, I think I will pencil that in on my calendar right now...

Hugs~Donna

debbie said...

I TELL YOU IF I HAD BEEN AT THAT GARAGE SALE WE WOULD HAVE DANCED OVER THAT CHALKBOARD....LOL THAT IS A BARGAIN THAT JUST RARELY COMES ALONG.....YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH IT
I LOVE THE EASTER TAG WITH THE DUCK OR CHICKEN ON STILTS...SOOO VERY CUTE........I ALSO LOVE THOSE CHERRY TOWELS....WHERE DID YOU FIND THEM
I JUST LOVE IT ALL INCLUDING YOUR BLOG
BLESSINGS
debbie

Gingerbread said...

The fireplace looks great, I love the easter sign you found some great things. best wishes Julie.C

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Kelly,

Yu lucky girl! I love your chalkboard! What a deal! Your home looks so pretty!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Jackie said...

The chalk board is great!!! I love all of your finds!
Happy Spring!
Jackie

Deb said...

I love your chalk board and having it in the dining room to write menus and greetings on is perfect! Fabulous find.

Lori said...

Hi Kelly!
LOVE the chalk board and your ideas!!! The mantel is so adorable! Love it! I simply must check out those awesome towels too! Alot of new cuties!!! Later,Lori

Marilyn said...

Hi Kelly, pop on over to my place, I have something to give you :) Marilyn

Anita said...

What a GREAT find. I am sooooo ready for garage sales to start here in our area of Iowa...it's like an itchng to go...tomorrow I am roadtripping with my business partner Judy to look for more Spring Inspiration...

I love your kitchen.

Chloe's Couture said...

I love the N-E-S-T letters! Readying your blog is always a treat!

Vee said...

Great finds! The tea cups are so very pretty.

Mo said...

Your house is sooooo cute!!!!!

Rue said...

Good morning Kelly :)

I'm glad your knee is better!

That new chalkboard is darling!! LOVE it AND those towels :)

hugs,
rue

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Kelly,
I love that chalkboard ....great find....you gotta love it when you find such a beautiful treasure...love what you did with it....
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

KatCollects said...

Great chalkboard and a great price. You gotta love garage sales : )
Kathy

C. C. said...

What lovely treasures you found! I love the Easter Bunny sign (I wouldn't have been able to pass that up either!)

Have a nice day!

C. C.

VintageJunkie said...

Oh Kelly! That chalkboard is AWESOME! Thats exactly what I need in my kitchen for the kids school info! And the teacups n saucers are devine! I LUV red thrown in with all the shabby colors! Oh and the towels omgosh 2 SWEET! Did they have any w strawberries? I will have to go look so THANKS for the link! I just LUV reading your post n looking at all your new goodies!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE your chalkboard and all of the other sweet goodies you have found!!! So cute. So cute!!

I have to thank you, too, for adding the button on your blog for Jordan. That just touched my heart and our family thanks you!!

((hugs))
Becky

Gingerbread said...

hi Kelly, I have an award for you, the sisterhood award if you want to pop by, best wishes Julie

Jannet said...

Kelly, that chalkboard is absolutely 2die4 what a great find!!! The cups and towels
are such darlings too. I love it all!!
I also wanted to tell you that I have an award waiting for you, so when you have the
time, please stop by and pick it up ; )

Hugs, Jannet

Vicki said...

Hi Kelly
im a HUGE fan of the chalkboard... you have inspired me as to what to do with the ones we have in our shed for my little girl!!!
keep up the great work..
Vic xxx

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi Kelly!~
I tried to leave a comment several times over the last week and it did not go through.
So I try yet again.
I really like all your treasures you found!
I pray your knee is feeling better and that your trip a few weeks ago was FUN!
Your manttle is just sweet and I love love the chalk board!
I also wanted to thank you for getting me started on my kitchen...it has been slow going. But that has been a blessing because it allows me to change my ideas on things I do.
I appriciate all the time you spent talking with me. As a momma of 6 kiddos that does not get out much your help with ideas meant a lot THANK YOU!

((((HUGS))))
Warmly,
Georgiann

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gosh I almost missed this post!! What a fantastic find!! You just gave me an idea with that piece for your fireplace. We have an old house with radiators and for some reason when I saw your cute fireplace I thought maybe I could do this look around one of them - do you think that would work?

I adore all the sweet towels that I see lately- that cherry one is just too cute!

blessings
mary

Tommie Jo~TJs Sweet Home said...

Cute things! Yes it's hard to pass up a yard sale, thrift store or any other fun store!

Elizabeth G. said...

Just love, love, love your sweet finds! The chalkboard and towels are my absolute favorites!

God bless,
Elizabeth

Pearl said...

Everything looks delicious!

Margie said...

I LOVE your chalkboard! 10 dollars! Girl, what a find!!! I never find any goodies like that at yard sales! I must get out there and try again!

I also LOVE your banner picture of your kitchen! What a lovely, lovely kitchen you have!

Have a great weekend!
Margie :)

Donna Lynn said...

Kelly,
I love your chalkboard, what a wonderful find for $10 bucks! Hope all is well in your world, give your darling bulldog a big kiss for me. My son's bulldog, Bentley, is getting so big and has quite the personality, he is 8 months old now and comes over to my house on the weekdays for Doggie Daycare. What fun they are huh?
Take care, and I so enjoyed your post today!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Elyse said...

hello my friend,

i am wondering if you are experiencing technical difficulties. either that or you have moved into ikea. :)

hope all is well.

xo

Elizabeth G. said...

Stopped by to see how you are doing...

Take care,
Elizabeth

sweetpralinemadness said...

I cannot believe you found so many lovely finds garage selling. I am glad to see that someone else loves tea towels. I'm obessed,LOL. I love the cherries and lace on yours. They are adorable.

Becky said...

Hey girl
Been thinking about ya!
Hugs
Becky

Debbie said...

Love the chalkboard and Love the cute towels!!! Who can resist a garage sale. Treasures. But here in the north they end about September. Then you have to hit the thrift stores. Which are just as fabulous as garage sales. You did good girl!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Kelly, those NEST letters are absolutely scrumptious!

By the way, did you get my email regarding May? {wink, wink}

oxox
Jennifer

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Kelly,
I love your chalk board! It is so cute painted white and all dressed up for Spring. Nice tea towels too. Have a lovely spring day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Julie said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your home is beautiful!

Lynne Laura said...

Love that chalkboard over your fireplace. Can't believe you got it for $10! Thank you for saying where you got that cherry towel too.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Kelly,

I love everything!! The chalkboard is so Great and my second fav is the NEST letters! Love the display!

Jena

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