Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Every Monday, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality hosts a Thrifty Treasures party. They are always so much fun and provide a great way to show off all those Thrift Store, yard and garage sale treasures. I hope that you enjoy looking at some of my weekly finds. Be sure to visit Rhoda at her site and also the links to the other party participants.
I have a few things that I found during the past week that I can't wait to show off and use. The first is a cool wicker wine bottle holder. I really like the look of it and it was only 99 cents!
Next is a set of china that I picked up a yard sale for $5. I have more china sets than anyone needs to have, but I just really like the colors of this and I have lots and lots of blue glassware. So, it begged to come home with me. It was 4 each of salad plates, cups and saucers, and bowls. I decided that I could use it without the dinner plates. Then when I got home I looked on ebay and found the plates. They were offered at various prices up to about $15 each and there was one listing for four plates at a Buy it Now or Best Offer. I won the bid for all four for $10.
Another favorite of the week was this wicker flatware holder. I thought it would be great for the screened porch. It was only $1.
All in all this was worth the trip to a little town about 7 miles away. The two wicker items were found at the Resale Barn.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.