Friday, November 21, 2008

Show and Tell Friday...

Today is Show and Tell over at There Is No Place Like Home.

Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke

I want to show you some treasures I found this week! I attended a Southern Living at Home party earlier in the week and the director who was hosting the party had this B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L fireplace screen for sale at a deep discount! It is new to the fall catalog so I got a steal with the discount! You cannot really tell from the picture, but my bricks stair step down and the screen fits in like it was made for the space under the lowest line of bricks!

At the same party, there was a drawing for a beautiful painted Gail Pittman Urn. My Aunt attended the party with me and she WON IT! Then, she gave it to me!!! What a great Aunt!!!! My new dining furniture is due to be delivered in a week or so and I am so excited to see how this is going to look displayed on the buffet/hutch with some pine boughs in it adorned with ornaments!
I found a few more treasures this past week that I just could not pass up. I am creating a family portrait wall between our entry and family room. I found a great wall plaque at deep discount while at Hobby Lobby. I paid...wait for it...$3 for this beauty! I LOVE what it says: Family: All Because Two People Fell In Love.

Then while at JoAnn's I came across this little goodie. It says: Family, One of God's Masterpieces. Again, found it on deep discount (the only way to shop!)

I hope you enjoyed some of my finds this week. I love decorating our home and it always thrills me to find items that really speak to me and make our home a warm and welcoming place for our family to come back to after a day of work or school!


Mrs. Miles said...

this is a very tasteful fireplace screen, what a find!

Your aunt sounds like a nice person. How nice you can think of her each time you enjoy your urn.

Ah, and what a great sentiment of family - thanks for the reminder.

Heather said...

great stuff you found! i love discount shopping too!

Alice said...

I love the fireplace screen. I could use one myself :) right now our chocolate lab sleeps in front of the fireplace. This screen would be a lot nicer to look at - lol! Thanks for the post :).

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ami said...

What a great site - such beautiful things you have for your home. Your gratitude garland is just lovely, too! The mashed potato thing is great, I'm going to have to take the quiz myself!

A Hint of Home said...

You sure found some great buys lately. They all are very pretty.

Susie Homemaker said...

I can't wait to see your completed wall...and I have to say...WAY TO SHOP!

Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I came over from Heather's blog. Your family pictures are really cute...

I have never heard of Southern Living at Home parties??? I feel like I've been missing out. That is my favorite magazine of all time...

Jules said...

I love your home decor and signs! Thnx for sharing.

quilt'n mama said...

I love the Family sign- "all because two people fell in love!" I was actually looking at these last night at Hobby Lobby too, wondering where it might fit in out home.

Kelli said...

Wonderful finds and your new fireplace screen is gorgeous!
P.s. I love your idea of cornbread acorns around the turkey!

Jewelgirl said...

What a lovely fireplace screen it
looks terrific! It looks like all
your wonderful finds will find a
nice spot in your home! Great
Bargain hunting!!!