Sunday, November 28

Flate Rate & A Tease!

I got mail!
The good mail too,
mail in the form of a big honkin' flat rate box from Canada.

Don't you just love flat rate boxes? They're a bloggers best friend, you can fit a lot of goodies into one of those babies. I love sending them, but I really love getting them!.
Debby from The Gathering Nest & I share
a love for old tattered things.
 We have kind of a mutual oohing & ahhing society.
Well, last week I got one of those over stuffed flat rate's filled with bits & pieces from Debby's stash.

Wrapped up in some great scrim were scads of images from
Paper Whimsy, all cut up & ready to use. 
Sew cute!!! I will use this to hold some of my favorite fabric scraps.
I love all kinds of textiles.

And oh the lace.......whether it's a tattered table cloth, runner, old tea towel or just a piece saved from an old dress. I just LOVE the stuff. I know you do too,
that's why it's getting harder to find these days.

Check out this old woman's magazine.
 It's in perfect condition so I won't be cutting it up.
 I'll  just use it for inspiration.

I told you it was stuffed. Fabric, hankies, runners, books,
 a little rust.
Debby, you did good girl!
I love every single thing & can't wait to start creating with it all.

This little tease is for my friend Linda, who asks me all the time about my bedroom make-over.
The make-over I started & blogged about a year ago.
Well life & other things just kept getting in the way.
The rest of our house is pretty good, but when you live in a small house with 3 little kids your bedroom ends up looking like something from Hoarders.

So I've been working (for the last year) on the bedroom, master bath & the patio outside our room.
3 spaces in all.
I bought very little, mostly paint & supplies.  Being a hoarder collector I knew I could make it work just using what I have.

Wait till you see how this turned out, & where it ended up!
Because I am very indecisive the walls looked like this for 2 months!
Even our cool 80's bathroom got a face lift.
So here's a sneak peek.
Remember this is a room rooms in progress!
Just beginning to fluff.

French doors in our bedroom lead onto a deck in our backyard.
I used the back corner to create a magical little sitting room.

So stay tuned for my reveal coming soon to a computer near you!

In the meantime, happy Monday!


Amy said...

Tease is right, the bath is gorge so I am sure the rest is to die for!!
What an awesome package to receive that baby was packed.
enjoy the rest of your redo and all of that fun stuff to create with

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a wonderful package. What you send out comes back to you...and I dont' mean that literally!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love the bath and I want to see that shelf since it is finished. The goodies all look delicious, especially the lace. Hope you have a good week, talk to you soon.
Hugs, Pat

sonya said...

Hi Lisa,
I love all the goodies especially the lace! I'm definitely coveting that. Can't wait to see the reveal!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Love your new treasures!! Im having my first giveaway on my blog and they would look lovely in your home!! Hugs,Rachel ;)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lisa!
All those wonderful things from Canada!!! Beautiful. Lucky girl, you!

I can hardly wait to see your room makeover, too! I'll be back.

Hope you have a great week.

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Somehow, I can't leave a message - I wonder if it is my security system on this new laptop. Will try again
Love your bedroom so far, can't wait to see all of it. It looks fabulous.
Also you get more fun mail than anyone I know besides Dorthe! I might have to get in on some of those swaps!

Charlene said...

Lookin good girl!!!! It seems like every project takes forever doesn't it? And you goodies in the box DIVINE! ENJOY!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That was truly a box of treasures! Enjoy! Thanks for the sneak peak at what looks like a fabulous room! Can't wait for the big reveal! :)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

From looking at your sneak peaks it's obvious that all your rooms will look fantastic when you're done with them, Lisa! There are wonderful details already.
Have fun playing with all the great goodies from Debby and have a lovely week :-)!

Barbara Jean said...

Love it all!!
Great treasures, love the tall cupboard piece, and lovely displays!!



barbara jean

Dorthe said...

Lisa, friend- I think you are doing magic, to your rooms, will they be finished for christmas,dear? Wow ,would I love a white romantic,and fluffy bedroom!YES
And your gift envelope, is a wow,too- love the Paper Whimsy images, and all the beautifull laces Debby send you-have fun sweetie, and a wonderfull new wek.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Lisa, what a wonderful package of goodies.... from the sneak peak, looks like it's going to be a fabulous makeover, can't wait to see more!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

sissie said...

Hi Sweetness!
Now I know where all the wonderful lace has your house!

I love the stuff. Your package of goodies looks like something I would like to get my hands on! Great treasures. Lucky girl.

Love your bathroom transformation.
The chaise lounge is so pretty and that little dresser is perfect.
I cannot wait to see it all.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~
That is tons of fun
stuff that you got in
the mail!!
Your sitting area is
so beautiful ~ I love
the comfiness so
much that I probably
would be spending alot of
time there ~


Vicki said...

Love that box of goodies, especially the lace. Can't wait to see the rest of the bathroom, bedroom and patio. The "tease" shot looks fantastic. Looks like a no kids zone to me! lol I've got a big giveaway on my blog. Enter if you get a spare moment.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the reveal. The tan wall color is so much like what I have in my home. I don't know if you ended up using it, but ours is 5 years and we still love it!

Miss Sandy said...

What a taunting tease! But hey, I am one to talk, I have been working on the studio for six months and finally just showed one little section on my blog. Take your time, fluff and play. Can't wait to see the finished results! Happy Monday!

kpaints said...

Wow, what a post....what a friend!!!! Can I share? So generous. Love all the goodies.
You did a fabulous job on the bathroom! Lovely!

Karen said...

Good morning!
I am glad you are all feeling much, much better! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!
I love it when people post a tease about a room redo. Yours looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see what else you did!
I wish my husband would go for the chippy white thing. Just not going to happen while we are in this house.
Post it soon! (yeah right - just like Jodie was going to post her studio re-do almost what - 6 months ago?)
But I can nag, right?
Have a great week! Hugs! Karen

time-worn interiors said...

Great package filled with goodies! I can't wait to see more of your project! I got some of my own I need to be working on! Just can't get in the mood!

Lovey said...

Awesome goodies Lisa!! And love the makeover!

LizlovesVintage said...

I can't wait to see More!!! Good job! Hugs, Liz

Linda said...

Lots of wonderful goodies, Lisa! Your bathroom is looking fabulous!

trash talk said...

I bet after opening that "scrim" were singing "O Canada" for a week!
Girl...get that bedroom finished! How else you gonna make a little real magic in there?

Anonymous said...

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Hugs to you!!


Anonymous said...

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Hugs to you!!


Susanne said...

Great loot box, lucky girl, you. The difference between us and the hoarders is that of course everyone can see the value in our 'good' junk! Ha!
Can't wait to see the total reveal,

vintagesusie & wings said...

Woot, Woot Girl!!! You sooooo lucked out with your amazing package filled with wonderfulness!!
I love it all, but I covet the sweet images & of course....THE LACE!!!
Hugs Fiend,

Erica said...

What a fabulous package!!! And I can't wait to see what the rooms look like finished.

On a personal note, I want you to know that you support you, your art, and your style completely. I would LOVE to take your altered bottle class, so please don't let one crabby person stop you. You are woman and you ROAR!
Hugs and kisses,

Pam said...

What a great box of stuff! I have just found your blog through Rusty Rooster Vintage (on her sidebar) and am so happy I did! I meant to just stop by, but I've spent so much time here this morning I've decided to become your newest follower. That Thanksgiving photo cracks me up!

Shopgirl said...

A real box of did really GOOOOOD. Have fun, I know that you will. Hugs, Mary

Terri said...

Oh, lucky you! Debby really sent you a bountiful box!

June said...

Now you have my attention Lisa! I love seeing into other's bedrooms. I like to see what comfort means to other's. My room used to be the dumping room (along with two other rooms in my house, hehe) but last year I decided I just might sleep better without all the clutter. I sure do!!!
I think I love that tall cupboard that is standing in your driveway. If that is standing out in your driveway tonight when I drive's mine!!!!
thank you for the well wishes! I love it when you come by.

Hey can you leave the outside light on for me????
big hug

Sandy said...

HI Lisa... Thank you so much for coming to visit me and your heartfelt comments. I'm so glad to have a new friend and learn all about you and your family. xoso Sandy

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! On everything! You lucked out with those fabulous gifts from your friend....and the bathroom makeover....makes you want to fuss with your hair and makeup, doesn't it! It looks totally dreamy!
Hugs, Lisa!

Storybook Woods said...

What a yummy box of goodies, so much fun!!! Clarice

Debby said...

Hi Lisa, I am loving your room in progress, awesome. Glad your goodies arrived and hope you can create something beautiful with them.