This past weekend was yet another one filled with fun, but very busy as well. I went to my parents probably for the last time before they move into their new home which is just 5 houses down from us. What a relief it will be to have them moved back here. I was originally going to go and help them and be there while the movers were there, but I think that is probably not going to happen. I started experiencing some discomfort in my chest yesterday after leaving my parents and it continued all evening until I was asleep. I haven’t been experiencing it at all today so that is a big relief, but I am pretty sure it is probably just stress related. I told my hubby that if I have it again today then I will contact my doctor to have it checked out. It is just not anything I want to mess with – ya know?
I have had so much on my plate lately. I want so bad to help my parents out as much as I can and I am trying my best to take a load off of them as much as I can, but I think it is slowly catching up with me. My sister doesn’t do a whole lot to help out so it is pretty much just me helping my parents and making sure that they are well taken care of. It is hard at times, but I wouldn’t want anyone helping them. I know that if I help them with things then I know that no one is taking advantage of them which is one thing that I can’t stand. I guess you could say it is a BIG pet peeve of mine.
Anyway, Mom and I went to Amish Country this past weekend and had one last hurray for a couple months. We picked up my Mom’s lights and I must say that they are absolutely beautiful. I would share pictures with you, but they are in our spare bedroom and wrapped in bubble wrap for protection. Let me just put it this way… she is going to have some beautiful light fixtures. Talking about light fixtures…..my Mom was so kind to me this past weekend, but when is she not! My Mom bought me a new light for my entryway. It is quite lovely if I do say so myself. I have never been able to afford the beautiful punched tin lights out there especially since I quit my job to stay home with our son, but my Mom treated me with a beautiful punched tin light this weekend. I don’t have it up yet, but when it is up then I will of course share more pics. Here is just a sneak peek right now. Are ya ready?
I love it and can hardly wait to show you it when it gets up. Trust me ~ it is worth waiting for ladies!!
Do you all remember that chandelier that I purchased at the thrift store? Well, I bought it for $9.99 and thought that it was definitely a steal and boy oh boy was I right. I looks great since I finished it. Here is a before picture.
If you remember me saying on Friday…. I knew that the shades definitely had to go so I chucked them into the trash and started working on this beauty. I love the transformation!! I also purchased some new prim looking sleeves for the candle part of the chandelier. Here is a better look of one of them.
Alot better – don’t you think? Well, let’s take a look at this amazing transformation. It is definitely prim and I love it. It looks amazing above my farm table and once my little wreaths arrive this week in the mail then I can place them around the candle part of the chandelier. That will definitely complete the look that I was going for. In the meantime……here is the after picture.
It was kinda hard to get a picture of it lit just due to the brightness, but at least you get the just of it. I will probably put a dimmer on it, but just haven’t had the chance yet. My DH just hung the chandelier last night. Wow, I am so proud of him. It was the 1st time he has done something like this so I must admit that I was amazed. There are a few places that I need to touch up from where he scratched it, but my problem is that I used spray paint on this beauty so now I have no idea how to touch up the spots without spray painting everything (lol). Any suggestions? Here are some more pictures for you ladies. Enjoy!
So, what do you think? Do you like it? Does it look alot better? Looks totally different – don’t ya think? Much more prim and I must admit that I love it.
I found some great items at the Antique Mall this past weekend while in Amish Country. I thought I would share those with you as well. I love the look of the old flour sifters and since I already had one…..I thought I definitely needed another to put in a different area in my home. They are so neat looking! I also found an old brown crock and a very neat and very prim looking strainer. Let’s take a look!!
Don’t you love my finds? I wish the old colander/strainer was a bit bigger because I could totally see it turned into a light of some sort. It is too small for that idea though. Definitely gets my mind a racing..…. hmmm, the possibilities are endless!
I also wanted to tell you that I also stopped by Sara’s Herbs and Everlasting and took pictures of her workshop and her store along with a few of her garden. I have been helping her with her blog and also put together a slideshow. If you have time, be sure to stop by and check it out along with her snow people that she made out of gourds…..they are too cute! Her guestbook is at the bottom of her page if you wanna take a moment to sign it.
Well, I better run for now. I have alot of relaxing I need to do (lol). Oh – does anyone out there have a Homespun sign that they make? I am looking for one and would love to swap with someone if they are interested. Just let me know. Have a great day!!