Seriously it seems like it was just Monday ... and yet it's Friday! I am not complaining. I am very ready for a long, relaxing weekend!!!
I made this amazing salad for a sweet bunch of friends on Wednesday. This picture along with the original recipe came from Pinterest, but when I was reading the recipe I decide to change a few things. I have told you before I don't like to cook, but salads are my thing! I can whip up a mean salad, especially if the hubs is around to grill the meat to top it or be its side kick!
I hadn't been thrifting in a while and I was doing my best to stop
hoarding collecting things! I have working so hard to get the house organized and get things listed on Etsy before I thrift more ... but I was in the area of one of my favorite Goodwill stores last week and popped in for just one sec on the way home!
Minton Delft Blue with Gold Trim
My love for all things antique and thrifted starting long ago when I was a very little girl. As a child of divorce and then a remarried working mom I always spent the summers with my grandparents. Everything about their house to me felt like home. The way it smelled with its oak and centuries old furniture, the smell of wood being refinished in the garage, the linens on top of every dresser and table, the glassware and probably most importantly for me the growing collection of blue Delft.
I love black and white. I truly think it is timeless. You can't go wrong with black and white, whether it be in your house, your outfit or your design. I just love how it launches other colors so well. Green, hot pink, turquoise and probably my favorite ... gold.
I am so thrilled you loved the desk area! It is perfect for my needs and that bright white desk is making me so happy when I walk in from the garage. Now I need to update what I was sure was an all white kitchen. You know how that goes ... one project starts another.
Today I am blogging over on 11 Magnolia Lane during their amazing Operation Organization: Back to School edition. I can't wait to show you all I have been working on to get this joint organized for the paper chaos that is back to school ...
Join me there!!
And I will post deets here tomorrow on the before and after of the desk area. I know ya'll love a good before/after just as much as I do! Think nasty beat up black before ... and clean, bright white after!
We are off for the weekend for the wedding of my precious niece!
Tons of family time, giggles, memory making and I am sure very little sleep!
See you back here on Tuesday!
ps ... With a winner!!!
Almost seven years ago, 12.17.2007, I wrote my very first blog post. It was tiny and quite simple and I remember when I posted it thinking ... well here goes!
For that we need a HUGE giveaway. So come back on Monday for a fabulous giveaway packed with fun goodies! I am so excited to share with you!!!