Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thrifty Fall Finds

Thrift Store Fall Finds

I love these paper mache Halloween ornaments. $1.25.
They make me smile.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Secrets. And Naked Furniture.

Today was full of fun, fun things... 
cleaning the kitchen... 
arggggg.... okay, not exactly fun - but necessary. 
I did indulge with a bit of decorating and dressed the naked kitchen table and chairs....

 ..with make-do cushions made from
oh-so-flat throw pillows stuffed into thrift store bed shams...

...folded over and safety-pinned (on reverse side, of course)...

 ...looking kind of sweet under there!!

Now, about that naked tabletop...

Added an easy no-sew burlap runner...

...a white stoneware plattter
topped with two stained sweet little dresser scarves...

 ...and some thrifted items.

Ahhhhh...much better.

Plain old farmhouse simple.
(Whew... we are pooped!!)


Since we are just getting to know each other,
it is only fair that I tell you:





I don't refinish furniture. I don't knock down walls or use a table saw. Or any saw for that matter.

I don't build cabinets or headboards or benches.

Occasionally, I paint.


White isn't the only color I use.

this post?


This post is my version of
Before & After!



Thanks for visiting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed you'll stop by again!


Linking to:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Witching Hour

(A Giveaway)

The guilt bug always bites when I buy something unnecessary for our home  -"a doodad" (as we southerners say) - because the money could go toward preparedness. So I've remedied this by limiting all most new home purchases to functional doodads only. That is, the item must not only be something I love, it must be useful, or it must be functional in an emergency situation.

Here is my latest purchase based on this criteria:

A $5.00 cinnamon-scented broom from Family Dollar adorned with raffia from the crafting stash. I love the earthy feel and fall scent and buy one every year for holiday decorating. Ahhh, but, does it pass the functionality test? Of course! It can be used to sweep the hearth, the floor, the front porch (the cobwebs off the mantel). And during my witching hour I can sit atop it and fly! And, yes, it would be most functional during a power outage.

Take a look around your home. Which of your own recently purchased doodads would be functional during an emergency?  Let me know by leaving a comment and you could win your own cinnamon broom. I'm giving one away (because I confess that I actually bought two). I'll choose one lucky winner on Halloween!!

And -

Thanks for stopping by!


Fall Front Porch Love

Linking to:

Three Mango Seeds

Sunday, October 23, 2011

When Life Gives You Pomegranates....

....what else?

You make pomegranate juice. 


it did, and we did. 

A brief explanation of how we were blessed to arrive at Pomegranate Farm.

Several years ago, due to unfortunate circumstances and a little lot of stupidity on our part, we lost our home to foreclosure. I won't bore you with all the details, except to say we had a very sick child at the time, and most of our income went for medical care. Eventually, we suffered financial meltdown.

Anyhow, after the dust settled - we picked ourselves up, dusted off our britches and got on with it. We purged most of our belongings and moved into a rental house for a couple of years. All the while, we yearned for a home again - our own home - but with the sour financial climate, it seemed an impossibility. Until....

-To Be Continued- 

 Miss PomPom, the pomegranate bush tree

Her fruits
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