Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No Spend Decorating: Home Decor Remix 7

I have a friend at church who is a "waste removal engineer" or a trash man. He is a blessing to so many people at church. He loves to save books that are headed to the landfill. We share a love of old movies and he brings me cinema history and Old Hollywood photography books. His lovely wife gave me the vintage makeup box on the left.  So today's vignette was brought to you by Mr. And Mrs. G!

Items Used:
1. Mr. G's rescued books
2. Mrs. G's makeup box
3. A mini telescope that was sitting there all by its lonesome before the vignette.

A five minute vignette and this corner of my house now makes me smile. It's not only about making the "stuff" look pretty. (Well, maybe just a little...) But of more import, each of these items has sweet memories associated with it. As I've gone through my house, I've realized how many of the items in my house have been gifted to my husband and I. Whether the items were rescued from the trash or purchased from people's travels, I am reminded that someone thought of me. 

As you clear out your own clutter and rearrange the little treasures scattered around your house, take a moment and appreciate the gifted items. (Yeah, even the ugly stuff gifted to you from your tacky Aunt Mildred. I have some of those items lurking around my house too!)


  1. That makeup box is such a great find. I can't believe someone was going to throw it out!

    1. I know! I think it is crazy what people will throw out! The locks still work. The inside is falling apart a bit. Part of me wants to paint it and line the inside, but another part of me doesn't want to ruin it.

  2. Love the make-up box. I wouldn't paint it because I like the way it looks, but only you know what you would like best. That little corner looks great. You are so right about appreciating the treasures that fill our homes, and more importantly, the people who blessed us with them. Thanks so much for linking up with us at the #shinebloghop.