$5 Summer Goodwill Challenge (Video)

This week I participated in a $5 Summer Goodwill Challenge hosted by, Hilary from My So Called Home on YouTube. She started this challenge a couple years ago and has been doing it seasonally ever since.

The goal of the challenge is to take $5 and spend it at any thrift, goodwill or resale shop and use it in your home. This challenge I found two items at our local Family Thrift (Salvation Army) and used them to add a Holiday touch to my coffee bar in my Craft/In-Home Salon Space. Check out the video below to see what I’ve done.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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$5 Goodwill Challenge : Spring Coffee Bar

I’m participating in the $5 Goodwill Challenge (Spring Edition) I visited 3 thrift stores and found items at 2 of them. The items I found came to the total of $3.85 + tax. I used the items to add a spring touch to my coffee bar. Also check out my latest video Spring has Sprung Collaboration and see my Spring Home Tour https://youtu.be/5fXtKQk__2c

Hilary at My So Called Home is the host of this $5 Goodwill Challenge (Spring Edition) visit her at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibNMfhzcdN8

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Fall Tablescape featuring My Hubby’s Thrift Store Finds

One of the many categories I enjoy browsing on Pinterest, is tablescapes. They’re absolutely gorgeous and amazingly creative. Funny thing when I began trying my hand at tablescapes, I didn’t have a large variety of plates to make something as amazing. After thrifting for some time now my collection has grown which has given me a few options. This has truly made playing with dishes fun.

My husband went thrifting a few weeks ago and found some gorgeous plates. Watch the video here to see all of the goodies he scored. He asked me when I was going to use them and I said in the Spring. His response was a response of shock and why wait so long. Well, to let him know his hard work wasn’t in vain I used them in this tablescape .

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Let’s begin with my centerpiece. The burlap runner is from Target’s Dollar Spot. Layered on top is a fall wreath I picked up from Aldi this season and in the middle I placed a vintage amber compote dish filled with gold artificial pears.

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I always create a setting of 6 although it’s originally 5 in our family and 4 with my oldest away at school. When thrifting for dishes oftentimes you won’t find all the matches needed to create an entire set. When you do, you’ve hit the jackpot and when you don’t, you mix and match and get creative. Two of my settings were exactly the same and the other four matched creating this mix matched tablescape.

Here’s the setting that I created two of. Picked up these lovely chargers from Kirkland’s Here’s where my hubby’s great finds come in. The large yellow plate, followed by a white, burnt orange and mint green plate. Lastly topped off with a white bowl and napkins holding the silverware.
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Next, the four place settings. Here I’m using a fall charger, large mint green plate (from huubby’s haul), white plate with a basket weave trim. The coordinating mint green saucer that matches the large green plate, white bowl and the same napkin with ring and utensils inside.

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Lastly, the drinkware. I added six glass amber tumblers, 2 vintage goblets and 4 small vintage dessert glasses. Playing with dishes is always fun. My next tablescape will be for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait. Have a great weekend and stay warm.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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My first Chalkpaint project using Americana Decor

The past couple weeks I’ve been playing with paint, chalkpaint that is.  After picking up my latest thrift find I was motivated to get moving on some paint projects. 

Well, here’s a sneak peek of what I’ve done.

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It’s a dresser that I use as a buffet in our dining room. Which is the current home of our coffee bar.

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The top I decopaged with some wrapping paper.   All this time I thought the entire dresser was real wood.  Come to find out there’s some areas on the peice that has real wood and some places it doesn’t.   The top is one of the locations on the buffet that it doesn’t.

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I’m so excited to learn more about the different brands of chalkpaint and get a lot of peices in my home and giving them new life.  Have you painted with chalkpaint?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Thrift Haul: More Vintage Goodness

My Thrift Store Haul from last week.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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