Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Find: Little White Shelf


One of my (informal) resolutions for the New Year is to set foot in fewer stores. Not necessarily because I spend too much money (I'm a Goodwill/Target clearance fanatic!) but because I am beginning to think our house really can't handle any more stuff!!
Less than two years ago we doubled our square footage, and I'd be hard pressed to say we have any more "extra" space than we did before our up-size. We just keep filling it! (...Of course, I am testing out other solutions, too...who's to say a little sorting, donating and re-organizing won't do the trick??)

The truth is I love to find a deal. There is something thrilling to me about rummaging through shelves and piles and racks to find the hidden gems...and even more thrilling is flipping the gems over to find they are $3.99! (I get excited just thinking about it! Can anyone relate??)

So we will see how I do with keeping my resolution...or with finding an alternative solution...and in the mean time I will enjoy the gems I've already found!

Like this little white shelf....


...that I found at Goodwill for $2.99! As soon as I spotted it, I knew it would be coming home with me. It is worn, chipped, and dirty...and useless for anything other than a few simple decorations. But adorned with this nature-inspired Valentine's Day decor, I think it's pretty cozy. Homey. Loveable.






 



 The perfect addition to our Lemon Tree Dwelling.

Must. Stick. With. Resolution.
This will not be easy:)




Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy



*Linking up to many wonderful sites this week, including:

shabby creek cottage
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16 comments :

  1. Cute shelf! I don't have many surfaces to put decorations so this would be great in my home. And too funny about the square footage issue. I've been sorting, purging and organizing in our home lately. We were starting to get crowded out of our own house (I somewhat jest) BUT it's so nice to see our spaces opening up.

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    1. Hi Sherry,
      Thanks! Glad you like it! I just checked out your blog and the pictures of your lovely home - are you seriously that organized?? I'm inspired (or jealous...) :) Following you!
      Cathy

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    1. Thanks - me too! It's so fun to share all my "finds" with you :)

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  3. Oh My Goodness, I know what you mean about finding such good deals. They are hard to pass up aren't they? Good idea to just stay away ;) I'm working on that myself.
    LOVE the little white shelf!
    Dropping by from Inspire Me Monday, Roxana @ http://fourelevenrox.blogspot.com/

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    1. SO hard to pass up! Thanks for your comment - glad you like it! Coming over to check you out now... :)

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  4. So so pretty! You should link these up this week on The CSI Project. The challenge is winter crafts and decor. Right now our server is down but check back soon. The link up begins Thursday.
    Each week is a new craft challenge so join us!
    www.thecsiroject.com

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  5. thrift finds are the best! so cute. i would've never thought to use a little shelf like that!

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    1. Thanks, Carissa! Yes, thrift finds make my day :)

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  6. The shelf and decor is really cute!

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    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/twitter-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  7. It looks so adorable on your hearth! Great find and great way to decorate it... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  8. It's adorable! Great find! Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. I miss having pieces like this for decor. So cute, I'll have to hunt for a shelf like that. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  10. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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