Friday, April 16, 2010

Nicest Thing My Brother's Ever Done

A few of the things pictured here belonged to my grandmother. All the linens, the glass bowl, the jewelry. The box in the back was a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law. After my grandmother passed away my sister-in-laws family bought her house. On the property was my Pappy's garage. The garage was in terrible disrepair and they had to tear it down. The garage meant a lot to me, and I was really sad. For Christmas my brother and sister-in-law surprised me with this box. It's hand made from boards from the garage, yes I cried!! Here is another pic. It's so primitive but very pretty. I may paint it white some day but for now, it will stay the original.

I couldn't wait to show everyone what I found yesterday!!!!! My mom calls me from our local thrift store and says you can get a trash bag full of items for $5.00!!! We did even better we split the bag so all this for $2.50!!! We also threw in some clothes but they're not listed.
1 bed ruffle (trim for towels)
1 gold valance
1 curtain that matched my ones on my window (for pillows)
Pink fabric
Pink potholder

1 cream and white damask curtain panel
1 brown skirt (for winter pillows)
5 sheer panels
A hankerchief
And a partridge in a pear tree! Not really but that's the longest post ever!!!

I can't wait to begin on projects!


  1. How lovely of your brother to make that box from your grandfather's garage -- now that is a treasure indeed!

    And wow ... all that "loot" for 2.50 -- you did very well. Love old linens and fabrics. Well, I love anything old just about!

  2. Hi Crystal, What a sweet're brother was so thoughtful. Can't wait to see what you do with all your new finds. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment.

  3. Love them bargins!! Goodwill just opened a sack full for 5.00 store across town. I havent made it over there yet, but, soon!!