When Rosemary over at Villabarnes decides to stay inside and play around with scraps on a hot day, beautiful things happen. Rosemary shares how she painted and decoupaged a plain basket with what she calls "an old grungy look." I call it charming!
This gorgeous French Country Hutch was refinished and styled to perfection by Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours.
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I found another beautifully styled hutch over at Kate's Place. I absolutely love Kathy's opulent hydrangea-filled box.
Sarah from The Winthrop Chronicles shares a wonderful tutorial for making her Rosette Pillow Cover. I really like the shape and proportions of this pretty little pillow.
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|The Virginia House|
Another chunky letter tutorial! I'm head over heels for Jamie's Nursery Rhyme Letter at Domestically Speaking. Is this not the cutest personalized baby gift for the nursery you've ever seen?
I think I like these adorable suitcase tables so much because of the tapered turquoise legs. Happily, Good Housekeeping tells us where to buy them and how to attach them.
You know how I love garden art. These pretty garden plate flowers are made from dishes and brooches by Tuula at The Thrifty Rebel. (Oh goodie, more thrift store/yard sale items to look for!)
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Do you shop on Craigslist? It's one of my favorite online sources for local used furniture and yard sales. Kelly from View Along the Way has shared some great tips for making the best of Craigslist shopping.
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I have more organic tomatoes coming from my garden now than my family can possibly eat fresh, so I tried making my first tomato sauce this week. YUM! I used this basic recipe from Becky at The Vintage Mixer (without the sugar and with only fresh herbs), then I added some Italian sausage for the best spaghetti sauce ever. Bye-bye, Prego. I'll be making and freezing my own sauce from now on for the healthy taste of summer all winter long.
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As usual, my Friday Finds are here and there and all over the place (just like me!) I love so many things I find online, and as I finish writing this post, I find I really am happy to be sharing them with all of you. Thanks for the inspiration, Caroline!
And thank you to all who have stopped by today. I hope something you see will spark your interest, too.