Tuesday, April 29, 2008

patio charm

Don't you just love this three-tier metal stand? The base is cast iron so it's real solid. Thanks Doris, I love it!
You see, word is getting out that I love cast-offs, rejects, leftovers. So my friends Doris and Shannon bring their Goodwill-bound discards to work and I sorta have first dibs... much to my husband's chagrin.
Then Saturday I hit a few yard sales and find an unopened package of paper lanterns that you insert over twinkle lights. (for 25 cents) So I put them all together and displayed them here. How sweet are these!
I also had Randy hang another chandelier light that I picked up several years ago for a couple dollars. I was relieved when he hooked it up and it actually worked. Whew.
I was then anxious to find six shades to give the patio that romantic, dreamy effect. So I literally uncovered six different shades that I had thrifted over the years (for no more than a quarter each) and was actually quite pleased with the look.
Very eclectic. Very charming.
Very me. Very happy.

9 comments:

Nicole T said...

I love that stand! You have so many cool hanging light fixtures. Why do I never find cool stuff like that?! Although now I am tempted to blog about some of the great finds I have gotten with you!

NanAZ said...

very cool...but where do you store all those things?

I can't wait to see them in person.

kristen said...

okay so I love the things you blogged about but actually I am commenting on your chairs. Are they metal? they look just like the ones I want for the kitchen but stools! let me guess you paid a buck each!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love the mismatched shades, it is such a cute cottagey effect! And I know what you mean about cast offs, all my family knows to give me first chance at stuff they want to be rid of!

Bax said...

First...lucky you to have friends that bring you their cast-offs! How cool is that??? I love that stand and how innovative of you to put the little paper lanterns on display! Today they would blow away up here!! : ) Love the chandelier too!

Jan

dawnkristine said...

I love this look and great use of the thrifting! Did you get my e-mail the other day?

Natasha said...

Very Lovely indeed Linda. Looks like the ideal spot to take in some of the great books you have received lately!!!

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Linda:

I just love visiting your blog, you are such a sweet lady. Did you get my email the other day? I would like to chat further with you....

Love the chandelier.....

Debbie Kay

Sandy said...

Creative and crafty - that is what you are! :)