12.31.2013

DIY Table Runner


Well it's not quite a table runner, I guess, BUT it's not a table cloth per se either.
I found this single curtain panel last week and Goodwill for $2. It's in great condition and I really like the pattern at the bottom of the panel.
I decided to cut off the upper length of linen colored fabric and  hem it to match the bottom hem of the curtain panel. Both the opposite sides of the curtain were already hemmed...so I only had to hem and stitch down one side.



It isn't made for my table, but I have another spot I plan on using it on a small table. I'm very pleased with how it came out and all for only $2!

My New Vintage Sofa


I was blessed in finding a great deal on a new-to-me vintage sofa. A few weeks ago Caleb and Tate and I were out thrifting around Lynchburg and we popped into the DAV Thrift Store and came across this nice long sofa. I'd say it's probably 1950's - 1960's. It is in immaculate condition. It barely looks like anyone ever sat on it! It has a pretty diamond back tufting pattern on the back. It has a nice low back too, which was something I was wanting in a sofa.

The store wanted $100 for it and when we went to pay it rang up at $50! Apparently they were having a half off furniture sale that day. I just love it when that happens :)

I still desperately need a rug in the living room, but so far I've not found anything that I like and that's in my budget. And....please ignore the mess on the mantle and bookcases.

I also got those 4 matching gold pillows at Goodwill for only $3 each. They are in great condition. 



Tate's First Train Set


Tate's Great Grandma gave him his first toy train set for his first birthday.
It is a Brio brand train and is adorable! I grew up playing with some of the Brio toys back in the 80's and was excited when Tate got this for his birthday. This set was made for littles 1 1/2 years and older. I couldn't find this exact set on Amazon, but they had similar ones (Brio Classic Figure 8 Set this set is similar).
Lately Tate has enjoyed playing with the box as much as the trains :D