Sunday, May 15, 2011

Family, Freebies, a Fire pit and Features

Yes, this is a long and random title! I have been a little absent over the past two weeks and wanted to catch you up on where I have been, what I have been doing and what is coming up on Red Door Home.

First though, you may have noticed blogger had an “issue” last week which unfortunately meant many of your comments were lost. As I try to reply to as many comments as I can, I apologize if I don’t get back to you because of this glitch. If you had a question which I did not answer, I would love for you to email me or leave another comment.

I was blessed to have my family followed by my husband’s family visiting for the past two weeks. Since I only see them a few times each year, I wanted to be with them as much as possible while they were here. Thus, my blog was a little neglected but I should be all caught up – hopefully - by the end of the week.

The day before my parents’ arrival I was following one of my normal running routes and came across a table with a “free” sign. The table contained an assortment of dishes and other decorating items and I helped myself to the following:

A set of brown and blue transferware dishes, seven glasses, three wooden balls
and two clear glass candlesticks

I will be removing the labels from the glasses, painting the wooden balls and creating a totally free tablescape with these fun finds.

Fire pit

We finished building our fire pit and could not be happier with the result. With all the visitors we have had it is safe to say we have already eaten enough s’mores for the entire summer! I will be showing the completed fire pit area and the entire building process soon.

I wanted to send a big thank you to Kate from Centsational Girl for featuring my living room redo on her Best of the Blog series.

I also wanted to thank Darlene from Fieldstone Hill for using my dining room for inspiration for one of her fabulous ditto posts.

Finally, besides all of the above I was also able to sneak in two painting projects – one already finished but waiting to be photographed and the other half way done. Look for these posts soon as well.


Unknown said...

Lucky finds, Stacy! The blue and brown transferware is gorgeous. Love the fire pit too, so fun to enjoy with family and friends. We have a smaller portable one but hope to build a similar one in a while.

Unknown said...

Those are some great freebies! Love the firepit. I'm sure it will get years of good use.

Mary Anne said...

I am fairly new to your blogsite and I love it. Love your new living room too.

No fear when you can't post, we too have to have our lives! I have been getting ready for a village house walk that I happen to be on. I am trying to stay in touch, but my posts have been few!

Can't wait to see what you are going to do with that wonderful firepit!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Stacy, you were busy! Did you continue your running with your booty in hand? : ) I can't believe someone put those dishes out for anyone to take for free! They are a really pretty pattern.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How wonderful to spend time with family, those times are so precious. Love your new dishes and treasures. What a find. Your firepit looks fabulous also. I know you must be really enjoying it. Congrats on being showcased, and well deserved. Hugs, Marty

Red Door Home said...

I was surprised to find the dishes, etc. as well! Since there was too much for me to carry I ended up hiding the things I wanted behind a tree so that I could go back later and pick them up in the car.

Andrea said...

amazing free finds! I love the dishes. Such a pretty colour combination!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Stacy! I can hardly believe someone would put those things out for free. Congrats to you on finding them. The firepit turned out wonderful. I am sure you will enjoying it for years.

Paula@SweetPea said...

I love that you hid what you wanted behind a tree until you could get back. I'll bet you ran extra fast to your car so you could get these home before someone discovered them.

Your firepit is sure to be a hit this summer. Glad that you've already broken it in.

Congratulations on you CG feature!

Angie - Big Bears Wife said...

those plates are so pretty! Lucky lucky find

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

You are SO welcome, you stylish thing, you.
I also linked one of my client's to your blog so she could see your fabulous basement project!
- {darlene}

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

forgot to say: LOVE your firepit. LUCKY dog about the transferware.
- {darlene}

Sue said...

LOVE those brown and blue dishes!!! SCORE!!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! Free transferware?! I want to run with you. (Or drive somewhere in front of you ready to throw stuff in the back of my van-whatevs) Terrific finds! Great job on the firepit! Thanks for sharing.

Suzy said...

Your home is beautiful! I just discovered your blog through the firepit link and I'm adding it to my "must read" list.

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