Farewell Summer

Hey everyone!! Remember me ???  I just want to touch base with you and say Hi and let you know all is going well.  It’s so hard to believe that Summertime is over and  Fall has begun.  I’m already missing the beautiful summer days, lounging around and enjoying the easy living.  I’ve always loved this particular song and the way Sylvester sings it- just moves my soul.  ( I know you’re probably saying – this girl and her music – and you’re right.. this girl and her music is her life) ..  I’d be a lost soul without it.

Well, we are finishing up painting the shop.  Boy, it’s more work than I thought, but it’s worth it.  Just thought I’d share a few before pictures of the shop and what I’m working with.  Please don’t be too critical, because it’s been vacant for months and TLC is all it needs.  We’re pretty excited about it.

This is the beginning stages of “Pieces of Time” Antiques & Home Decor Boutique.


Of course we’ll be adding some curb appeal too! Perhaps a window box and of course some planters.

We were pleased to have the display cases which will come in handy


I thought picking out paint colors would be fun, but it’s actually very challenging but these were a few selections I came home with..

Considering the size of the space we are working with I had to narrow down the selection to one color.  It was a tough decision, but  I think you’ll like one I chose.  I also have to tell you about my good luck fortune.   Sometimes, God works in mysterious ways and he’s really blessed me with finding things.  I was extremely happy when I found these brass shelving units which would be perfect for the shop and the price was $35.00 for each, but the gentlemen let them go for $30.00 ea (talk about insides screaming – yippeeee).

Then I came across a lady selling paint.  Could you believe this!!  She had a 5 gallon bucket of Behr flat white paint – never used or opened.. for $5.00.  I just couldn’t believe it.  All I could say was-  “Thank You God” for your blessing, because he knows I’m working on a shoestring budget.    Well that’s all I have to share so far.  Like I said, I just wanted to touch base – and hoping all is well you.  Have you found any goodies lately or done any projects?  If so, please share, I’d love to hear all about it.  Also, don’t forget to follow along with me on my VivaGram and Twitter.  If you find goodies and like to share, use hashtag #urthriftygirlfinds so I feature them on my Friday Finds.  Until next time – ta-ta.. smooches,




11 thoughts on “Farewell Summer

  1. Right on!!! I’m so happy for you! Putting the shop together is just half the fun! You will be able to use all of your decorating skills and talents to come up with a terrific retail space! You have such a great eye for finding pieces as well as sprucing them up if they’re not in the best of condition…there’s no way you can fail!

    Take your sweet time and get back to the blog when you can. We’re all interested in seeing what the fruits of your labor have produced up to this point. You’re going to have one whale of a shop!!! Have fun with it!!!

  2. Congrats! I’m so happy with you. Baby steps are progress. This is a milestone for sure. Looks like loads of fun. Of course pursuing your passion always is. I will be following along with you. Can’t wait to see the end results. You have found some great finds. When God gives you a vision, He also equips you with the tools. Yes!

    Have a beautiful day, and thanks for the love and support. As you see I launched my online store and it’s been a work in progress. But God is faithful!

    Timeless Treasures Forever

    • Hello Shenine! Thank you 🙂 You are so right.. I’ve pondered with this and finally I just asked God to help me with a decision. He answered and is blessing me along the way equipping me the strength and confidence I need to persevere. It’s wonderful you have launched your store as well. I look forward to our connection and keeping each other motivated.

      • Hi beautiful! I definitely, look forward to us sharing hearts, ideas and Christ. Yes! If you need anything let me know. #nevergiveup

        We will keep each other encouraged.

  3. Hey there! Missed you and you were not forgotten. Ditto to Ginene. You are certainly coming along. And all is meant to be. The shop is charming and you will definitely put your stamp on it . You always find the best deals. “Good things happen to good people, and everything always happens for a reason”. That is my mantra! So happy for you sweetie!! 🙂

  4. Kim! The exterior or the shop is charming. That is a cute door and great awning with the scalloped edge. You will be able to do something fabulous with that because it is welcoming and has a homey feeling. Your shop will be something like mine in shape. I’ve got so much furniture now that I can hardly figure out where to put everything. Can you believe the brass and glass shelving find? That is unbelievable. I’m doing the same thing you are now…so much so do and little time to blog. Don’t worry, we won’t forget you.

    • Awww Ginene.. So glad to hear that. I truly adore my cyber-circle of friends. It’s such a blessing to be able to connect others who share the same interest as you. Yes, there’s quite a bit I have to do before I open the doors, but we are steadily working at it. I can’t thank my brother enough, because he’s been such a help (painting). Things are going steady and hopefully we’ll be cutting the ribbon around Thanksgiving. But I’ll keep you posted. Glad to hear you won’t forget me 🙂 hugs..

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