Being Thankful

On this day, we reflect on the many blessings we have and continue to be thankful.  As I prepared dinner for my loved ones I thought about how there are many who don’t have a family to prepare a meal for, … Continue reading

A Special Package

  A couple of months ago I received a very special package in the mail.  It was so funny when I received it because I hadn’t recalled ordering anything.  To my surprise it was a package from my cyber/blogger friend … Continue reading

Friday Finds

Happy Friday folks!!! It’s been an exhausting week for me so I’m truly embracing this weekend.. I hope you all are doing well.  Last week I tagged along on another golf trip with my husband and you know what guys… It was another fantastic trip of me finding great deals out there.  If you recall my last tag-along trip I found my beautiful Culver glass barware (still jumping for joy over that!), well this time I found some more goodies.. the only problem was I couldn’t fit them all in the truck.  Let me start by saying on my first stop I spotted this brass etagere.. That’s when I felt really, really and literally sick to my stomach when I realized I couldn’t get this home with me.  Talk about meditating on an object.. I was trying hard to figure a way I could take this apart and get it home with me.  For $39.98 I was hot mad.. Grrrrrrrr….It’s truly another piece that will haunt me.  It was a good solid structure and very heavy. The glass shelves were thick and the brass was sturdy.  It did need some cleaning..but nothing Barkeepers Friend can’t handle..  It’s times like this that I realize I need to travel in a U-Haul…lol

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Found a pair of barstools for $30.00/pr (and they swivel)

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This here was a perfectly good chair and the fabric was in great condition.  I liked the faint chevron pattern, but I wasn’t too big on the legs, however, for $14.00 I could learn to like them.

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Came across this picture for $5.00

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Here’s another ottoman for $18.00.  I did like this one but had no place for it..

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This chair & ottoman set was very comfortable, although it could use some cleaning.  All in all the fabric was good condition and for $45.00 ( it’s workable)

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I totally loved this screen!  If only I had a place for it – it would have made it in the truck

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This pair of contemporary lamps did make it home. They’re perfect for my son’s home and they were only $30.00 for the pair..

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and lastly.. this wasn’t a bad looking chair and for $29.00 – well worth the price

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I’m totally astonished what I find out here at such great prices.  Even though I couldn’t bring them with me, I just chalked it up that it’ll be someone else’s blessing.  Not everyone can afford new, but it’s great to see people can find good furniture to decorate their home on a dime.   I hope you liked my thrift finds and wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Until next… Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home !!

Smooches

Jamala

 

Indoor Romantic Picnic

     This post has been sponsored by NewAir. While this is a sponsored post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own

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The INDOOR ROMANTIC PICNIC with the Perfectly Chilled Wine

Since we’ve become empty nesters and as the onset of Autumn begins, I try to think of creative ways for my husband and I to spend quality time together.  We don’t go out as often in Autumn and Winter as we do during Spring and Summer, and there are fewer indoor activities to partake in.   A few weeks ago while out on a usual thrifting escapade, I came across this vintage picnic basket and thought – hmmmm…  we could do indoor picnics (sounds romantic right!?)…it’s something we’ve never done and it would be a new exciting adventure, especially since we’ve started trying different wines.   I personalized the basket by adding a monogram, lined the basket for warmth and replaced the plastic dinnerware with gold rimmed dinnerware, confetti glasses and gold flatware found at a thriftstore.

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Why use plastic when china is nicer.  I always want to impress

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Plan a menu of a few favorite finger foods and lastly, keep the wine chilling in our NewAir wine cooler unit.

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Now let me tell you about our fancy wine cooler from NewAir.    It’s an upscale new appliance with a sleek modern appearance that matches the kitchen and accents the look.

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With dual temperature controls it’s the perfect way to ensure all our wines and champagnes, stay at optimal temperatures. The unit is totally easy to regulate with one touch of a button and it runs quiet as mouse.  Because of its compact size and smooth base, the unit has mobility to be transferred to other rooms or it can also be mounted under a counter.

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Although it’s compact in size, take a peek inside to see that it holds up to 19 bottles

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The blue light gleams a soothing effect (especially at night) and we can dim the light to soften the glow or we can simply turn it off.wine-cooler10

The sleek modern structure doesn’t take up any additional space in the kitchen.   Another great feature is just in case you have children/teenagers around, you can lock the unit and it comes with 2 keys .  When I’m no longer using the picnic basket, I can swap it out and use it as a stand in the kitchen for a wine glass/coffee cup station.  I used my favorite DIY antler tray and it sits perfectly on top.

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Occasionally after work I like to wine down (chuckles.. yes.. wine down..) from a long day and these flutes are the right size for me to have a perfectly chilled glass to start my evening.

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Now that you’ve seen our swanky NewAir wine area and know how to create that romantic indoor picnic – I’ve got a surprise to announce…drumroll please….. NewAir is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a NewAir Wine/Beverage Cooler of their own. Isn’t that exciting news!!!!   Starting today thru November 30th at 11:59pm PST you can participate in this amazing GIVEAWAY!  

NewAir Fall Fun Giveaway!

Here is where our fun begins!  Imagine how many cozy nights we will share sipping our favorite chardonnays, merlots, proseccos, moscatos, etc.. now that we have the best wine chilling system.

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Tonight it’ll be just us, soft music, chilled wine, a few munchies and a deck of cards.  We’ve created our indoor fun – who knew having a wine bar could help create so much fun..

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It all started with our NewAir wine cooling unit and a picnic basket

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Hubby says let’s pop the cork and get ready!  So  CIAO everyone!

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Until next time – Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home!

Smooches!!

Jamala

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s Been A Change

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Change – make or become different   or   take or use another instead of  –  That’s what took place about a week  ago.   If you remember back in July when I had the opportunity to attend the BLU2016 Conference, I was excited learning more about blogging, how to make it grow and how to monetize it.  The first step I had to take was purchase my domain, which ultimately was my birthday gift to me (a little late but it’s cool).. chuckles..   That, my friends, was scary as hell to me.. I couldn’t sleep the night before and was worried what if I’d made a mistake…

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Some people can take “change” as if it doesn’t phase them.. (I envy that) but me.. I’m one of those who shivers inside about it while talking a good game to myself.  It is one of my weaknesses but I’m work on it.   But the good news.. the change happened and I’m ready to push ahead with this “BLOG STUFF” lol  (insert BIG SMILE).. I really enjoy having it and I love, love, love the interaction and the concept of meeting new people.  Through the transfer process, I’ve lost some followers and would love to have you back…. So friends, family and followers.. Please take a quick moment to re-follow me – same name  just no (wordpress) on the end  ..  here’s the link to follow.  I’ll be kicking it off with wonderful give-away to a lucky reader so stay tuned..!  Thank you again for all your encouragement, reading and being a part of my blogworld!

Smooches!!!

Jamala