Monday, August 19, 2013

McGinty's Saloon

Ed has a wall of his own in the den. I don't have any photos of the whole wall, but maybe sometime when we have our new place and we get our decorations back up, I'll take some photos of it.

Just like me, his theme is: things he likes. He doesn't buy tiny items like me though. His are mostly larger, and don't have the same color scheme (browns, etc) as mine. Ed found this group of decorations at an estate sale. I think they were actually just on a pile in the pantry. We both thought these were pretty neat though, and the price was right for him!

Such a cool set!

Happy Thrifting!

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Ship, A Deer, And A Mustached Man

Here are a few things from my wall that I put together for no particular reason (other than I liked how they looked as a group).

That mustached man was the one thing missing that I pointed out from this post.

I picked up this little guy from a community church yard sale a few years ago. I just thought he was so silly with that hair/mustache/hat! I kept him in storage until we had moved into our place in CA, and then I found he fit in quite perfectly with the collection on my wall. Thankfully he didn't break when he took a tumble!

This deer comes from the Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Just a random trip I took one day and I stumbled across it in the very sparse photo/wall decoration section. The stickers peeled a bit of the paper off, but that adds to the second-hand nature. (Why do they always put stickers ON photos rather than on the backs??)

I got this ship at a yard sale - out of a box of photo frames and the like. I grabbed some frames as well (featured in this post). They were all a quarter each. Definite score.

Happy Thrifting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

My Wall

Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, I'll give you a bit of an update. Over the past month, my fiancé and I (yes, fiancé!) have been moving everything from our apartment into storage, and subsequently going our separate ways. He is now deployed, and I'm back in Pennsylvania spending time with family and friends. While we were packing up our things, I did as many little photo shoots for this blog as I could, so I could continue updating over the next few months. I didn't expect to be abandoning it completely for the past month, but hey we've been busy!

So, no worries, I haven't given up! Be ready for more regular updates from me again :)

Now, let me introduce you to my wall.

There's actually one small empty space by the top right of the owl clock - what was there had fallen about two days before I took this photo. This is the work in progress that I'm positive I will always be looking to add new things to. As you can see, I've just added things as I found them. The theme is open to anything that matches, really. I just love the idea of covering a wall like this - and it only started with maybe about 4 little square decorations (and has grown into this!). Unfortunately since we moved, I took everything down from this wall. As soon as we get set up in our next place, you better believe I'll be starting all over again - most likely rearranging how I see fit (well how WE see fit, I am so indecisive I can never hang things alone).

Of course there are a few things hanging up here that you have seen before on the blog, and some things I haven't written about yet. You'll be seeing those in the near future!

Thank you to my loyal readers!! :)