Thursday, November 5, 2009

Show and Tell Friday


I am playing along with Cindy at My Romantic Home this Friday, and excited for Show and Tell.

I have an old table that Santa brought me for my first Christmas as a wife.....I loved it back then, but boy, has it seen 16 years of abuse and torment. I painted it a few years back, and really need to paint it again, but just haven't got around to it.
Imagine my thrill when shopping the other day and walking past a new line of "Country Living" products at K-Mart (hold your snickering mockery, please). They had a table cloth almost exactly like the one I had been wanting in the Ballard Design catalog- but for a fraction of the cost. It adds just a bit of vintage romance to my room.

Yes.....I know my bookshelf is over used and crammed to the rim. That's the way I like it.

Back to show and tell. When unpacking my fall decorations I pulled out this "Give Thanks" sign that I must have purchased at the end of the season last year, because I don't remember it, but really love it. It was kind of a fun surprise ( maybe we should all do this more often- buy on sale and pack it away for ourselves next year!) and I had just bought this rusty hand at a nearby store that props it up perfectly.



I can't help but love putting away the Halloween things because Thanksgiving and Christmas just roll together seamlessly for me, a celebration of beautiful, tasty food, time with family, aprons and presents, laughter and decorating, and all the things that give me excuses to spoil the people I love that are around me.
And yes......
I am already listening to Christmas music (and plucking some out on the piano).

15 comments:

Jeanne Selep said...

Finding a bargain that you have been searching for.. Happy Day! :)

Kristina P. said...

The only time I decorate is Christmas so I'm excited!

Really Rainey said...

Great Show and Tell! I like the hand and give thanks sign you got for yourself last year! I may or may not have done that this year with Halloween stuff that was on clearance a couple of days ago... Everything is packed up neatly so... there is a good chance, at my age, I'm gonna be surprising myself next Halloween!
Pretty blog!

Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

Sheila said...

I know you did the happy dance.. In todays econmy saving money is a must. Well for some people i am sure it is not.. The table cloth looks great , and so does the bookcase. If something makes you smile it must be right...

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing room. And the decor is so warm, cozy and homey! I love it. AND I also like the sign "Give Thanks".

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Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Love the tablecloth! I got a good laugh out of your surprise. I get those surprises, too. I think the hand propping the sign is a great touch.

Have a good weekend,
Rosie

Linda said...

I will be heading to KMart if they have such lovely tablecloths like yours!!! The hand and sign are awesome. You've inspired me to get going on my decorations!

TJ said...

I love your room, it looks like a great place to enjoy hot chocolate and a book or a friend.

Claudia said...

What a pretty tablecloth - you can't beat a good buy!

Dione said...

Your decor reminds me of you - beautiful and romantic!

Leann said...

Ohhh Did you say K-mart. I'll have to check it out - I love the pattern.

Cute!!

Leann

gina said...

I love surprising myself with stuff I bought and then put away. And I'm with you on enjoying this season to the FULLEST. I went out shopping yesterday and was so excited to hear Christmas music playing in Pier 1- this time of year is just so festive!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That table cloth is great! I wish there were still K-Marts around here so I could check out the Country Living line! I think the nearest one is about 30 miles away. Oh...maybe I can look online!!!

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Love the hand!! very cool.

CarrieAnn said...

Your house looks so darn cool! I actually spend time trying to make my bookshelf look like that. I love it that way, too!