Hand Me Downs are Hook Me Ups! I get so jazzed when a friend gives me something that they no longer want or need and it gets a whole new life at my house! This was the case yesterday when my friend gave me this gorgeous red candle holder:
I knew right away it would make a great holiday centerpiece. With the addition of a few dollar store items, I turned the candle holder into an easy holiday centerpiece.
I piled a bunch of miniature ornaments in the middle of the candle holder. They were kind of wiggly so I used glue dots to secure them. Worked like a charm! I tied a pretty polka dot ribbon and added a cute plaque and some frosty snowflake candles. Easy, quick, and festive!
Day 17! Instead of finishing painting, I changed gears, and worked on a buffet that used to belong to my Grandma. My brother got it as a wedding present, but did not have a spot for it, so it came to me for now.
My Grandpa used to call my Grandma “Buggins” so I am calling this Buggin’s Buffet. I used Minwax Gel Stain in Brazilian Rosewood to refinish it, but am not quite finished yet, so check back for the results!
I have a thing about suitcases. I just love them! I use them for storage, in decorating, and as furniture. Kind of ironic because I don’t travel much. Hehe.
My mother gave me this great tapestry suitcase. As I was cleaning out my desk yesterday, I was going through my files, and found some old client files that I don’t need to access often, but may need in the future. I decided to store them in this cute suitcase. I zipped them up inside and tied them with a tag labeling what is inside. You could even use a luggage tag for this, how cute would that be?
I am not sure if this is a hand me down or a dumpster dive! At work, a friend who helps me proof the bulletin, presented me with this silver cup today. They ran across it when cleaning (lending itself to be a dumpster dive) and decided that I should have it (which sounds like a hand me down to me). Either way it’s a hook-me-up!
Bonus!!! My mom brought me some daisies! They used to belong to my grandmother. We call them GG’s dasies.
Someone left this at an event, and never came back for it, and after many inquiries and several emails trying to figure out who it belongs to…it now belongs to me! I kept saying how beautiful it was and joked about taking it home and hanging it in my garden. I love it! Such a beautiful face! I have no idea what the history is with this piece but I love how aged it is and how perfect it is in its imperfection! There is a lesson in here somewhere…