Today I found some lovelies for darling daughter whilst I was out and about thrifting. For starters, a new with tag American Eagle gray sundress for $5:
Darling daughter has been busy transforming her room from its last update in 2007 (when she was twelve) to a much more sophisticated look. The “before” photos show a colorful jewel box room with a study center:
The ballet barre and mirror collection were installed for her to practice when she was younger. These remained the same. Now instead of her study station, there is a clothes rack to display her beautiful wardrobe (purchased primarily at thrift stores!) along with her dresser in the room’s nook.
The footlocker on the bottom of the clothes rack was an auction purchase ($5) that darling daughter redid using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and waxes.
The chenille bedspread came from a yard sale in Massachusetts ($10). The Limoges serving platter on the curved stool is from the flea market in Hollis, New Hampshire ($5) and is standing in as an impromptu nightstand. The white pillow shams were part of a linen haul from the auction (92 pieces for $5).
Wow! Huge transformation! From a bright, colorful place to study to a fashionista’s fabulous garret. Now it is perfectly designed by and for my sophisticated darling daughter!
Darling daughter and I visited the flea market at the fairgrounds this morning. We are going retro! Today’s fabulous find is a midcentury pale pink General Electric portable electric mixer! The asking price was $20. I got it for $15!
The flea market vendor bought this bad boy recently at the World’s Longest Yard Sale, either in Ohio or Kentucky. The World’s Longest Yard Sale is on my Bucket List. I can’t imagine how much fun it would be!
The mixer works like a charm. It even came with the original registration card yet to be filled out!
In a week and a half, darling daughter will be starting her sophomore year as a new student at Georgetown University! I went to TJ Maxx today. I found notebooks for her:
I think our front porch (aka the Florida room) is beginning to take shape. The other day, I posted a before and after photo of the north side of the porch. Today I have photos of the south side. Here is the “before”:
You can see my great grandfather’s mahogany secretary desk and several large trunks in the before photo. Also there are some wooden screens draped with vintage linens which are hiding my washer and dryer. Yes, folks, that is the laundry area on the front porch as you enter the house. The secretary desk got moved into the north side of the porch. The trunks were put in storage.
Now the south side of the porch looks like:
When people come to visit, I am going to check them in from now on! “Do you have an appointment?” “Please fill out this form.” That sort of thing. If we get terribly busy, the guests can sit in the waiting area on the north side of the porch where I can keep a watchful eye on them:
I visited SMILE, a local thrift store, today. Clothing was half price. I found nothing.
I did see these dishes though:
Drop me a note if you are interested.
Darling daughter and I are mixing it up around here! She is embarking on a room redo involving a paint job and furniture shifting in her bedroom. This is impacting our enclosed porch. In a good way, of course.
Here is the before picture from one side of the porch:
Check back for the before and after photos of darling daughter’s jewel box bedroom!