Sunday, March 21, 2010

Settling into Home...

Well we are working to settle into the new house but I have decided it will take a while. I couldn't really describe my decor style...old world with a splash of whimsy and contemporary. Is that really a style? All I know is I know what I like when I see it. Also, I only want something if the price is more than right. Mark and I went to an antique auction a few weeks ago and had a blast. We picked up so many things for a song! I don't really care if things are in perfect condition. In fact, I prefer something that has lived a life and shows it. In the picture of the living room below you can see a bit of the 9' by 12' very worn wool rug we purchased at the auction for $30! The old rug looks right at home on my old wood floors. I still need to find the right piece of artwork for above the mantle. I tried a big mirror and I didn't like it at all. Suggestions...?Here are a few more of my bargain finds that I have or will scatter throughout the house.

These old pickle jars with lids painted black make great containers for my little baking station! I think I paid $5 for all three of them.
This matted great black and white photo: $1.99 at Goodwill
I scattered my fiesta in with these ADORABLE hand painted dishes I found on clearance at Target for a SONG!
More of my fiesta dishes I have collected over the years.
This is the best find BY FAR...this old SPECTACULAR desk chair for $15 at that little country Flea Market. Just gotta clean off that white paint splatter and hit the wheels with a little WD40 and it is PERFECT for our office.
My last find that I will share is probably my favorite simply because my Hubby and boys LOVED IT. My Steeler fans in Cowboy country loved my $5 Goodwill find. Who would have ever dreamed I would find such a thing? I will paint the frame black and hang it in Mason's room or the game room.

I still have a ton of stuff to do but I like doing it slowly and layering the house with great finds with character at a bargain. And just is spring and neither of my boys wanted to play baseball this year. I can spend my Saturday mornings hunting Garage sales ;-)


Pillow Talk said...

Love it! Love finding stuff like that at Goodwill or flea markets. Love the deals!!! It looks great and I can't wait to see it in person!!!

And wohooo on the baseball deal! I keep thinking of putting Jaylee back in gymnastics, but Sat. mornings I like w/ nothing to get to first thing in the AM!

Grannalisa said...

What great bargains!! I know you are having a blast searching for treasures for your new home!!

Patti said...

your home is looking so homey! I love the red chair!. Isnt it fun finding all those neat old things at auctions and flea markets? Im ready to hit some garage sales too!

Jodee Leader said...

Great finds! Your home is the perfect combo of old and new! I love it! What a dream come true for you!

Jodee Leader said...

Amy -- Here are some fireplace mantel pictures I just came across this morning:

Amy said...

Everything looks so great! I am a little envious - I have no decorating skills. lol