Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Love the Goodwill- Part 3
Hello, dear readers! It's time for installment #3 of "I Love the Goowill"! I'm very exited about my latest find, this cute, clean and comfy checkered chair! I was very happy to find it was also a recliner. I covered the seat with some pretty vintage floral fabric to make it more fun and more me.
My new purchase inspired me to redo this whole corner of the living room in a whimsical cottage style. The cute Alice in Wonderland bunny is one of my favorite Marshalls finds from years ago. The lampshade with the ruffle and the silver vase with roses are from the Goodwill. The vintage hat covered in soft peachy pink flower petals is one of my favorites.
I filled one of my new (to me!) vintage suitcases with lots of pretty treasures.
Tucked inside are all sorts of goodies. Vintage lace, millinery, buttons, a sweet half doll, a charming little creamer and a fabulous old copy of "A Child's Garden of Verses". Don't you love the blue polka dot paper inside? I even like how it's partly torn away.
A close up view of all the loveliness!A sweet embroidered linen my sweet mama gave me. The colors are so soft and the lace edging is so pretty!
My favorite little rusty alarm clock. I love collecting them.
Lastly, a view of my half wall behind the chair. The photo is of my mama and her parents. I adore the sweet photo and the gorgeous frame (another great Marshalls find!)
Thanks for stopping by today, dear friends! I'll have to come visit you all later tonight after the 3 sweethearts are fast asleep!
Michelle xoxo

29 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love your new chair! You have a gift for display too.
-Danielle

Lori said...

Michelle, this post is eye candy over~load...you sure do have a fabulous goodwill...wow...that chair looks adorable...and i LOVE the suitcase all filled up with your treasures, that looks SO gorgeous!!!

Jill said...

Your chair is such a wonderful find! I love the shape, and I really love what you did with it. So pretty!
Hugs,
Jill

vintagesue said...

isn't it funny how one purchase can change the outcome of an entire room?? i so totally do that and stress the family out...haha.
i LOVE that chair. your little corner is adorable.
hope you get some blogging time in after the kiddos go night night.
take care michelle....
sue

Claudia said...

It looks gorgeous! How come the goodwills I frequent never have that kind of thing? Love all your vignettes.

xo
Claudia

Kelly said...

I don't think that I've had a chance before to say how much I enjoy your blog, but just had to say something about this fabulous post. So many beautiful things and you have a wonderful eye for combining them. And what luck at Goodwill! I have one just a block away from my home, but have never found anything as special as your chair. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your Goodwill finds!

~ Kelly

Gail said...

LOVE your finds, you put it all together so beautifully!

A Cottage Muse said...

Ok, when is the magazine shoot! These photos are fabulous. You truly have a gift...thank you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love your chair! I love how you did the floral and the checks..so pretty! All of your vignettes are so sweet...nice pics!~Hugs, Patti

Paula said...

Hello sweet Michelle,

Your new chair is so beautiful!!! I love the vintage floral fabric you used on the cushion! It goes perfectly with the checks. I also love your gorgeous vignette and every single sweet vintage pretty you have gathered in your sweet vintage suitcase! I do love the blue and white polka dot lining! The White Rabbit is so sweet and the lamp is gorgeous. The little vase with roses is lovely too. You always inspire me so much with your beautiful decorating and sweet spirit! The photo of your mom with her parents is so lovely in that pretty frame! Your home is beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Love, Paula

Paula said...

...I forgot to say how much I love the sweet doll head and her vintage hat. I love every thing you have done and your photos are just beautiful! Your new header is lovely too! xo

Jonny said...

Hi, I love what you did with a vintage suitcase beautiful idea The corner looks very pretty!Have a wonderful day Sincerely, Jonny

Sewn With Grace said...

Just beautiful! I love the old suitcase display, it showcases all of your treasures wonderfully!

Herbgirl said...

What perfect timing to go to Goodwill and score that chair! Love your cute corner too.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Rebecca said...

Every single time I stop in I'm blown away by your treasures. Simply lovely and the display is also over the top fabulous!

That chair of yours in also fabulous. You sure do know how to put things together!

xoRebecca

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Victoria said...

Everything is beautiful! I love your chair, I can't believe you found that at Goodwill!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a terrific find!! That chair is so pretty and I love the fabric that you used on the seat!

Your sweet vignette on that table is soooo.... lovely and delightful!!

Great job!!

Debbie

June said...

GASP!!! Oh Michelle what a corner of beauty. You know how to get me going. It is amazing...that sweet vignette you have created here. And that chair...oh, that chair...I LOVE it! I'm like Lori about now. Totally on overload.
hugs

The Tin Rabbit said...

How pretty!!! I never find great things like this at our Goodwill...love the rose print you added too! Your vignette is so pretty...I love the sweet suitcase filled with all your pretty things! Sending Hugs&Love~ Ann

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a lovely post, I popped in from your Flicker! Such eye candy this morning.
Love
Marcie

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a great find! i love how you added the floral...so pretty. Beautiful suitcase with beautiful treasures!
have a great day!
Rene'

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I love the chair. I just found you in Flickr. You have a lovely blog.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love what you did with that chair but that suitcase.....gorgeous!!!! I'll bet it is the highlight of the room:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Carmelina said...

My goodness the eye candy in this post is TDF!!!!

i am so in love!
and thrifting is bliss isn't it...
i come home with some delicious treasures too...and it's like an addiction! going, hoping, wondering what you'll come across and then..........


S C O R E !!!

ciao bella
thanks for sharing...and you've put it all together so perfectly!

creative carmelina is severly impressed!

Mari said...

HELLO MICHELLE,
OMG YOUR NEW CHAIR IS BEAUTIFUL, AND I LOVE THAT YOU ADDED THAT BEAUTIFUL FABRIC TO THE SEAT CUSHION, AND THE SIDE TABLE WITH ALL YOUR PRETTY ITEMS IS JUST STUNNING :)

Rosewood Cottage said...

your chair is just the charming"est" find ever! How sweet...and I love the vignette on your dresser! lovely lovely lovely! :)

Bonnie said...

You have the most beautiful things on your blog! You are truly an inspiration!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The chair and all is very sweet... Just a home filled with personality and treasures...