Thursday, August 07, 2008

Rhoda's Favorite Junk Store Find Party

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is having a party today. Hope you all head over there and join in. I know so many of us have created some very lovely homes for our family and friends by using recycled items. Lets all join in and share our finds, we know that it takes an eye for beauty and a desire to create comfort for our families and God's grace more than a lot of money to create a beautiful home. This three tiered table works well to keep the blue and white pitchers that we use a lot easily assessable in the dining room. I often keep an eye out for narrow little shelves that you can pick up for very little because they fit into all kinds of small spaces and are a good way to display things that you use on a regular basis. It is much easier to use things that might add a touch of beauty to your table if they are not shoved into a dark cupboard.
This old, old, worn out oriental rug is another one of my favorite things. It was rolled up in the corner of a junk shop when I stumbled upon it. Ralph Lauren uses a lot of well worn rugs in his work so when I found this big 9' X 12' rug with all the colors that are in our house I decided to bring it home. Well, after airing it out and trying to clean it the best I could it ended up in the dining room and has been useful for more than 10 years. One of the added benefits of these old rugs is that it hides all the little scraps of anything that may end up on the floor until you get around to sweeping them up.
This is one of a pair of little end table that I picked up for Summerhill several years ago. Their small size and pretty detail make them valuable to use as pull up tables where ever you need a surface to plop something down on. Kind of like a refined TV tray ~

Thanks for stopping by Life At Home this morning. I hope you had a good time here at the party.

Hugs,
Sue

26 comments:

  1. Hi Sue!
    Thank you so much for coming back and visiting my blog! Also your nice comments about my garden. Your garden is beautiful!!! Wow!!! I love the curtains in your dining room! Gorgeous!
    Take care and have a wonderful day!
    Hugs ~ Gail :)

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  2. mornin' Sue, Love all your finds! My favorite is that 3 tierd table! And girl, I love the blue and white pitchers. Hope you have a great day. Nancy

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  3. I love that 3 tiered table! JEn R

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  4. Oh, I love all of your finds but my favorite is the 3 tiered table....with your beauties on it.

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  5. I love it all mom! Fabulous... Love, Dana

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  6. Hi, Sue, that table is beautiful & I love all your blue & white pitchers. Your home just oozes charm & graciousness. Love that old rug too, it's so pretty.

    Thanks for joining my party!

    xo,
    Rhoda

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  7. Who doesn't love a 3-tier table! Boy I wish I had one :)

    Bella :)

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  8. I love the colors and worn look of your rug--you're right, it's very popular look, and I would love to have one like that!

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  9. Hi Sue,
    I loved everything. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Love
    Lara

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  10. Your tables are incredible. I love the look of them. Great finds!

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  11. I love your three tiered table. I have always wanted one. Maybe someday I stumble upon one. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love your tables and the rug. Nothing is more lovely than an antique oriental rug. It doesn't matter if it is worn. The three tiered table holds your blue and white china perfectly. I enjoyed viewing everything very much.

    Jeanne

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  13. I'm lovin' all of your blue and white...I'm a lover and collector of it also. You've displayed your pitchers beautifully. What a great idea!

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  14. Hi Sue, You have some wonderful treasures! My favorite is the tiered table with the beautiful blue and white pitchers! Your home is so elegant! :)
    ~RHonda

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  15. What beautiful treasures...the well worn rug is definitely a keeper...you pay extra nowadays to get a new one that looks worn out! I also love the 3 tier table..what a pretty display piece.

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  16. Love all your finds! You have some great stuff! Beautiful home

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  17. Hi Sue :)

    I had a worn out rug like that and got rid of it. I'd like to kick myself for that, but it was before I knew better ;) Yours is a beauty!

    I love those tables too!

    hugs,
    rue

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  18. What a great table! And the colors i n the rug or so rich and warm looking! I really like your thrifty finds!
    Diane

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  19. Hi Sue. I really love your pretty things. The little 3 tier table is adorable and your blue and white pitchers are so lovely. The rug - wow! Love your end tables too. I'm looking for end table at this time. Yours would do! lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Hi Sue,

    I love your ideas ~ especially displaying items that are used a lot - very convenient and decorative too! I like the look of well worn rugs. Wear and tear increases their value I think? These are all lovely treasures, thanks for sharing!

    ~Kalianne

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  21. That carpet is perfect! My grandma used to have old rugs up in her attic just to cover loose floor boards...I'm still kicking myself for not keeping them when we sold her house (I did get lots of good things with lots of good memories...but the carpets haunt me every now and again. :-)

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  22. gorgeous table with a lovely shape, I enjoyed seeing this find, and like everyone else colours in that rug are divine!

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  23. Hi, I just this minute found your blog. I love your post on recycling and reusing furniture. I think that the exciting part of decorating a house is making do and finding new uses and places for old things. Can't wait to read more!

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  24. All of your things are lovely, and they work so well together.

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  25. Beautiful findings.... I wish I could find a lovely rug like that for half the price... :)

    Have a happy weekend.

    cielo

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  26. I think the rug is just perfect! So beautiful, soft colors and very charming. All of your colors are so lovely together. The table is so sweet, especially with such a great collection of blue and white!

    I hope you have a great time at the wedding!

    Love,
    Sue

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Hugs,
Sue