Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Lamp, Bird Cage, and a Blouse

Isn't it the truth, that so often the best laid plans fly right out the door?
When your plans go awry usually there's some stress created and perhaps disappointment.  That was not the case for me this past Friday night.
I had been working with my friend Jeri to get the store ready for the Art Walk.  The plan was... we would get all wall decor hung by 3 o'clock giving me plenty of time to leisurely travel home, take a shower, get dressed up/makeup/hair and get back to the store by 5 to meet and greet.
Hmm, I still had a hammer in my hand at 5:00! 
The air conditioner had been worked on so for part of the day it was off.  My working clothes consisted of jeans, a now dirty shirt and flip-flops.  Are you getting the picture?
When a vintage chick is in distress what does she do?  Lurk into the backroom and stay hidden among the cinders? 
 She goes shopping! 
Jeri and I high-tailed it across the street to the, Youth Ranch, a lovely thrift store were we hit the racks to find a clean shirt for me.  Bingo we found 5. Another vendor was watching the shop so we figured we had at least 10 minutes for a quick look-around.  
There she was... a white iron birdcage, so perfectly cottage...  
Jeri went another direction and grabbed a mirrored oak dresser top that sat on 4 little drawers.  While we're standing there in thrifty joy, why... right next to the birdcage was the cutest white lamp.
The rest of the night was pure bliss.  Okay, I really wish I could have showered, but I was able to change clothes, fix my hair, say, "hello" to many old friends and new who came into the store.  In the back of my mind I kept thinking that the white duo are now my favorite summer finds.  Just the right amount of shabby for the Coop.  (I don't even know if the lamp works)
Who cares.
Shabby bliss.

I am linking my summer finds to the following parties:
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Sat. Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Homemaker on a Dime's Creative bloggers' party hop
Southern Hospitality's August Thrifty Treasures
LaurieAnna's Vintage Home's new party
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  1. Great finds. Love the old bird cage. Thanks for coming by. Following you back.

  2. This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  3. How fun..and I love your newly found whites...:)

  4. Love your finds! Thanks so much for linking up to Farmhouse Friday! xoxo LaurieAnna


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