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Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday Five

1. Recliners... Marvin and I had been wanting to get some recliners for Grimmwood. We loved our sofa and love seat but we needed a more comfy chair for us ole timers. My old friend, Dan, owns a furniture store in town. He is our go to man for home furnishings. Well after many years in business he decided to retire. He owns two stores in Chatsworth and he had recently received offers from someone to purchase them lock, stock and barrel. He and his wife are believers and as his wife stated, "We felt God was telling us it was time to retire." Long story short...we got these nice leather recliners for the price we would have paid for one here in Decatur.( Shhh...don't tell!!)

This one is mine as I need an outlet to plug in my super lamp you see on the floor. Thankful for good bargains.


2. Family Heirloom

This drum table belonged to Mama G. It was always front and center in the window on Oleander Avenue. After 50 years of marriage and six children, it was a bit worse for wear when we took it home with us. For years I left it alone, calling it Shabby Chic.  But I wanted to bring this lovely old table back to life. Marvin found a place to restore it in Huntsville. It is my birthday present and it was worth waiting two months to receive it.

Here it is in our living room. You can see the drawer in the front with the lion's head pull. Well in the drawer we found MANY decks of cards. We had to laugh at that as Mama G forbade her children to play cards. ( My mother was the same way....I guess they thought we would become gambling card sharks if we touched a deck of cards.) But the grandchildren COULD play cards. Funny how that work, eh?


3. Grandma's Spot Remover

I purchased this in the fabric section at Hobby Lobby. I used it to clean some of the old handkerchief's that had been stored in Mama G's hope chest.  I doubted it would work all that well but for $4 I would give it a try. Well I have to say it is a wonder worker. I spilled mustard on a brand new Barn Yard Bees Tee Shirt and I was so mad. You know how hard it is to get mustard stains out of clothing. Well I doused it with Grandma's Spot Remover and lo and behold, it worked like a charm. I am sure there are some stains it cannot remove but now it is in my laundry room, ready for service.

4. Aunt Ruthie

I have been reading Aunt Ruthie's blog for many years now but she has branched out into You Tube. She just released her Summer Home Tour yesterday. Be sure and take 12 minutes of your day to visit her beautiful farm house in Missouri.  She has so many good decorating ideas. I wish I had seen them at the beginning of summer as now I am ready to move on to fall. However, I did get some ideas that can be used all year long.


5. Fancy Flosses

I did a happy dance on Monday when both of my Fancy Floss subscriptions showed up in my mailbox. That Victorian Motto Threads Spooky Hollow Orange, really put me in a Fall Mood. Of course Flamingo Pink is luscious as well.  Colour and Cotton included several gold threads which I am sure will be used in a fall stitch sometime in the future.


14 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

The chairs are grand and the table is beautiful. I love coming to your blog to see the new things you present. From what you said, we are not far from one another and you mentioned Huntsville.........we have a granddaughter at UAH there! Small world. Have a good Friday!

Sandy said...

What could be better? Comfy recliners to stitch in and a swing on the porch. Grimmwood is the ultimate in relaxing. I love the drum table ... it is so pretty and a story too. That is my favorite kind of furniture.

Sam I Am...... said...

Your house looks so cozy and congrats on your lovely chairs at such a bargain. The table turned out beautiful too! I have seen Grandma's Spot Remover in some catalogs and always wondered about it...I need wonder no more and I did not know HL carried it! Thank you for that information. I have just returned to XS after many years and started watching floss tube videos and I even have some "fancy flosses" now....who knew? I did have to get one of those lighted magnifiers though....40 count...oh my! And I am doing a Halloween 'small'. Fall can't come soon enough for me or winter for that matter.
I have visited Aunt Ruthie before and she does have a darling home but at my age all I can think of is having to clean all that stuff. I think these gals must have cleaning people. BTW, I love your kitchen in the background! Have a great weekend!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your drum table is gorgeous. What a treasure you have! Good for you on your recliner purchases; they look very comfortable! I will have to look into that stain remover. Your fancy floss goodies look great, Arlene. Enjoy your Friday and the weekend!

Carol said...

Oh, those recliners look so inviting, Arlene! The older I get the more I treasure just being comfortable...

Thanks for the heads up on the stain remover and I know you'll have fun with your new floss... Really love the colors in the Colour and Cotton group!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Terri D said...

You got a great deal on two lovely chairs! Joe and I couldn't do without our recliners either. Very pretty colors of floss. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

Miss Dishywoo said...

The table is beautiful - what a perfect birthday gift. Nothing better than a couple of new recliners. Everyone wants to sit in them! Your new flosses are pretty. I know you'll put them to use in something beautiful. I'll go check out the YouTube channel that you mentioned right now. Happy weekend.

Mrs.T said...

So much fun to read this post and see all the pictures. The drum table is beautiful and I LOVE the playing card story. The fancy flosses are pretty indeed and the recliners look comfy. What a great deal you got on them!

I enjoy Aunt Ruthie so much --- she has so many great ideas and she often shares a word of Christian testimony which is such an encouragement.

The Grandma's Spot Remover is a product I will have to look for. I have vintage hankies and linens to sell and had pretty much given up on getting spots out of anything. This is definitely worth a try. Thanks for sharing!

RJ said...

Great deal with the recliners Arlene and they look so comfortable too. And your drum table is gorgeous. I love to have things that are passed down from the family. Just think of all the special occasions the drum table was part of and now it will be part of yours. I need to get me some of that stain remover...sounds great. And your fancy floss is sooooooooo pretty. Are you making a list of how they match the other overdyed companies so that when it calls for a Weeks color you already have the match in fancy floss? RJ

Mary Hutchins said...

Great buy on the chairs, Mr D and I have recliners too. They are so much more comfortable than the couch. The little round table is beautiful, a real treasure!

Sandi said...

I love the mountain scene painting by the brown chair!

Mari said...

Those look like very comfy chairs! I love the old table too - such a treasure.
I've seen that spot remover before at Hobby Lobby - now I'll have to pick it up.

Linda said...

I loved seeing your cozy Grimmwood cottage! Those chairs are wonderful!
Will see if I can find that blog of Aunt Ruthie's now.....

Mary said...

Arlene, I have a drum table from my Great Aunt, I only have a few things passed down from the family and I treasure them all. I'm so happy to see that you had it restored, what a great BD gift. The recliners look so comfortable!! I think I would fall right to sleep in them!