I am a country girl.... well, at heart anyway. Our house has lots of heart of pine paneling, which may date it, but we love it! I believe it makes our home warm and comfortable. So, country casual is our style. I have a window flanked by rounded shelves over my kitchen sink. I have" doo dads" or "what nots", or whatever you want to call them decorating the shelves. The other day, I really looked at those shelves for the first time in a long time and thought.... I need some new stuff! I still like what is there, but I think a change would be nice and refreshing. So, this week I visited our local Beall's Outlet (do you have those where you live?) and hit the jackpot! Beall's carries name brands (Sag Harbor, Gloria Vanderbilt, Chaps, Haggar, etc) at discount prices. I have bought some nice things there...skirts, sweaters, blouses, even a pair of leather Keds. I have also bought scrubs there for work. Anyway, in addition to clothes and accessories, they have housewares. I found 4 things for my shelves. I'll have to buy some other things or look in the attic for items I might recycle, but I was very happy with my "little treasures". So, here they are.....
My sweet little hen was the most expensive at $4, the other three were $1.50 each. The apple says" live simply", the verse on the hen says "within this home may love abide to bless all those who step inside". That has always been my hope and prayer...that those who visit us will feel welcome, loved, and comfortable. So, that was perfect and I just love that she is so chubby! I'm excited to see the end result. When I'm done, I'll let you see! :-)
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