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31 May, 2009

A Monday Twofer...or...My Front Door Plus Some Frenchy Finds

It's Monday and since I'm doing a make-over with thrifting finds, I'm doing another twofer! I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday with our hostess with the mostest, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Today's Thrifty Treasures with the undisputed queen of thrifting, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality! Please be sure to drop by and pay a visit to both of these amazing blogs to see some great before and after projects and wonderful finds that will inspire you!



Today, I am showing you my front door. This is the wreath that has been there for longer than I care to admit! You know I love grapes...so frenchy! But...change is good!



I happened across some grape vine wreaths at the flea market near me for $1.00 and decided to create a new door treatment.



And... voilà! Here's one I created for Easter! The flowers and ribbon were half-price at Hobby Lobby. But I couldn't stop there! I became obsessed with wreaths!!!



Here's one I found while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest. Don't you love it? Sunflowers make me think of Provence!


I have shown you this one already...geraniums in a door pocket from a local flea market. Hmmm...notice anything? My Command hook is showing. So...



...I hot-glued a leaf over it! lol



Now it's gone!! I was tired of having to work my arrangements around hiding that big, white thing!



This is the one I have decided on keeping for a while. The basket is a $3.00 GW find and the flowers were half-price at Hobby Lobby also! Love that HL!!



However, an even better, but certainly random, source of silk flowers is Goodwill! You can find some really nice bunches of them for around $3.00...like this forsythia that Linda found and offered to me! There's another vase full of these, also!


Or these sunflowers that I found...woo hoo! Lovin' them in my frenchy Marshalls clearance aisle pitcher!


Here are some more recent thrifting finds...a pair of cat pitchers from GW. I had the big one in my arms and Linda spied the little one being rolled out and grabbed it fast as a jack rabbit waited patiently as they put it on the shelf and handed it to me! What a good friend! lol



Here is my bargain of the week...a sheep from Pier 1...58 cents!! Wooo hooo!! They had their Easter stuff 90% off and I grabbed the last 4 of these. If you know me, you know I have a thing for goats, and sheep are the next best thing. Besides, I think they are so frenchy!



Isn't this great??? A frenchy chair from the local flea/antique market to go with my bargain Ballard outlet area rug. They will go in my toile guest room that I blab about but never finish!


And finally...here is a little bunny tureen that I have been eyeing at the antique/flea market since January, but it was $59, then marked down to $45...still too expensive. :-( Soooo...




...imagine how thrilled I was to find this bunny clock for...$6.00!! I'll take it instead!


I put it on my mantel between my bunnies on a stick. (Yes, they are still there!) Isn't it cute? And as Linda says, way more useful!! And what's really fun is that I just realized that this is the same bunny clock Yvette at The Wait for Kate showed me when I first posted the tureen back in January! She said the tureen reminded her of her bunny clock! And now I have one! Cool, huh?

So there you have it...my metamorphosis with thrifting finds, plus some extra frenchy finds to boot! Thanks so much for dropping by! Please be sure to head on over to Susan's and Rhoda's to see some more make-overs and treasures! See you next time! A la prochaine!
*Thanks to Diane and Linda for helping me with the strike-out the words thingy!

61 comments:

  1. All beautiful finds, Debbie! Great treasure hunting!!

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  2. Debbie, c'est incroyable, ça! Toi, tu as très bien fait! Mais, la chaise, c'est celle que tu as acheté à MFP? Il me semble qu'il y a quelque chose de différente - mais magnifique quand même. à la prochaine, bien sûr! Linda

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  3. So many great finds, I don't know where to start! I love every single one of your door decorations, the kitty pitchers are so sweet, and I would've grabbed that bunny clock too!

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  4. I agree - all great finds! I don't know what is wrong with my Goodwill - they really only have clothing in there....hmmm. I adore the bunny tureen (if it had been me, I probably would have gotten it anyway) - but, I love the clock also. What a GREAT find!

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  5. Debbie I (heart) the bunny clock! I think it was the best find of all. You, as always do wonderful things with fantastic finds.

    Thank you as always for sharing with all of us.

    Charla

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  6. Hi Debbie,

    I love all of your wreaths!!

    I happened to post a blog today about one of my wreaths. I discovered a new and interesting addition to it today...a nest full of baby birds!!! Wow! What a sweet blessing.

    Come on over a take a peek. The babies are adorable.

    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful wreath ideas.

    Teri

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  7. Great job on changing out all the wreaths Debbie ... kinda a toss up on my fav between the bunny clock or the kitty pitchers .. Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie

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  8. Oh wow Debbie, you have found some of the neatest things. I love all the door wreaths. I still need to do at least one. lol Your chair is just gorgeous, and of course the clock is spectacular. Love the two cat pitchers, I have never seen anything like them. What a super find. You are beginning to find some great things at the GW. Good for you. I love everything. Hugs, Marty

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  9. WOW Debbie! Every single one of your finds is something I would have bought too. I loved all of them. Your front door looks great with each thing you used on it (I laughed out loud about gluing the leaf to the command hook!) Those cat pitchers are adorable, and I love the sheep. You are one great shopper! laurie

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  10. Debbie...such GREAT finds! I love all the metamorhposis built into this post! Great idea for hiding the little hanger part of the wreaths...I need to remember that trick! Happy Met Monday and Thrifty Treasures!

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  11. Love all your finds ! Your door has so many looks, my favorite is the pink geraniums - just a beauty !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  12. Hi Debbie,
    wow! I've been missing your posts! First, I love everything you found ! Those cat pitchers are so perfect for you and isn't Linda kind to hand over her's! hehe. I love that Easter wreath you made and oh I really want that sunflower one! Those sheep from Pier 1 are fab and I am so curious about that rug you have in your guest room . It looks beautiful with that chair. One other thing, are those plates I see hanging off your fireplace mantle? Hubby is going to make me a new mantle and I want cottage white. He said find a pic. Your's looks fab! Hugs and have a great Monday, Cindy

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  13. What great finds Debbie. I LOVE the sunflower wreath. And that chair is going to be perfect in the guest room. (love the rug too). That sheep from Pier One is just adorable, and what a great price. I really like all of your "door decor" - how fun to change them out, and I love your fix for the command hook. Hugs, Kat

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  14. Great finds. I love that black chair.

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  15. You have great taste girlfriend! i luv the chair too! Come by my blog I'm having a GIVEAWAY!! Michele

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  16. Love all your door wreaths - but am partial to the sunflowers also!
    Can't believe all the great finds you come across, you definitely have an eye for great pieces and unbelieveable prices!! Good going...

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  17. I am IN LOVE with your white pitchers! They are perfect!

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  18. Your doors are very well dressed, Debbie. I love your new wreaths and I love all your new bargain finds too...Christine

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  19. I love the bunny tureen and btw your GW finds are some of the best.

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  20. beautiful finds and i love your wreaths. Oh my i love your chair!!! i also use fake flowers, you can get some pretty nice ones now, i keep some in a jug on my table and when hubby brings me home fresh once in a while i change them out and when the fresh ones are done the fake hydrangeas go back in.
    hugs
    janet

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  21. Oh I just heart your new wall basket. Remember that red Frenchie-style wire wall basket we found at the consignment shop and I carried around but did not get? sigh! I can't get it off my mind b/c it would have been lovely on my front door or in my kitchen. I guess that means we will have to drive back up there soon to see if its still there. LOL

    I love all your new frenchy finds - but oh, oh, oh - that chair is divine. I can't wait to see your finished room. Hugs, Barb

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  22. Simply beautiful finds, I love the sunflower wreath & kitty pitchers, & bunny clock. The chair and rug are gorgeous too!
    Toni

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  23. I love frenchy stuff too so I loved this post! Cute finds!

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  24. OH, Debbie! All your door pretties are just wonderful. I couldn't pick a favorite. Now I do love that precious little bunny clock you found! Don't turn your back... :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Neat idea to hot glue that leaf to your command hook. I'm going to have to borrow that idea! You sure found some cute bargains. I'm going to have to check out our GW more often! ~ Robyn

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  26. So many pretties to look at;) I like them all but thinking that sunflower one is mine;) Frenchxoxo

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  27. Love the french black chair and the blue and white china! Beautiful!

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  28. I need to go to GW more often!!!
    Love the door baskets - I can never fine one. I'm not usually a fan of sunflowers, but that wreath is gorgeous!!! And can I tell you how much I love your black chair and Ballard rug??? Stunning. Can I be a guest? :)

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  29. Hey Deb... you had so much front porch in there... you just about could do a 3-fer and add in Rhondi's front porch party! LOL

    Love all your wreaths... and especially your thrifty finds! You sound like me... wait-wait till the price is right... I figure if God wants me to have it... I'll be there when the price gets down low enough for me to justify spending the money... Or maybe I'm just cheap!

    Either way... love the post and all the thrifty finds you made!

    blessings. Dixie

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  30. So beautiful & you're so very clever!!! ☺ Diane

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  31. Debbie,
    What a well dressed door you have! I love all your finds, my heart is still pitter pattering with excitement at all your great deals! What fun you must have had finding them all!

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  32. Debbie,
    What a well dressed door you have! I love all your finds, my heart is still pitter pattering with excitement at all your great deals! What fun you must have had finding them all!

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  33. Those wreaths are SO pretty! You should sell some!

    Have a happy week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  34. wow

    such door candy like I've never seen and very inspiring for me, whose door is bare!

    Sarah

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  35. Love all your door arrangements. Great idea to use that big leaf!
    What would we all do without GW?!?

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  36. I'm crazy about wreaths too, and you really came up with some beautiful ones. I love the leaf over the Command hook. Who'da thunk? And you got some really great bargains.

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  37. Wow! I love all your finds! Your wreaths are so pretty, and the Frenchy chair is gorgeous. :)

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  38. Debbie, love all your flowers & baskets! You really know how to change out the door. And that bunny clock, you KNOW I love that, with my obsession with bunnies. I have that same leaf placemat too (4 of them). Thanks for playing today!

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  39. Wow I love those front doors. I hope you have this summer with your grandkids! Liz

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  40. Great treasures!
    I love the door inspiration! I want to do something for summer too - thanks for sharing inspiration photos!

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  41. WOW!

    My first MIL, a very proper Country Club-type lady, used to go to Goodwill all the time in our little town. It was located over in a very rough area, and everybody thought she was nuts! Then when she started finding really cool things, like gold tennis shoes which nobody had ever seen at the time, a lot of her fancy friends started Goodwill Hunting, too. Even 18-year old me!

    The MIL didn't last long, but the thrifting bug did. You are really good... I seem to do better at estate sales.

    I like the black French ladderback -- can't get enough of those. I have had them red, white, aqua, taupe with red trim -- but that black is really great -- a nice graphic sort of punch.

    I really enjoyed this post.

    Scribbler

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  42. Debbie,
    I am so jealous of your French chair find!!! I also like your “bare neked” hook solution.
    Cathy

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  43. I'm so glad you're back, Debbie, and look at all the loot! Love it!

    I am over the moon for your cat pitchers!!! How cute they are!

    Love it all, girl. Love it ALL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  44. Hey Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...what a fabulous Met Monday post, my friend! I loved seeing the metamorphosis of your front door...so many pretties!!! I love the wicker basket with the pretty pink geraniums!!! So summery!!! Girl, you always find some of the greatest stuff!!! It's so nice to have your friend Linda helping you out...hehe!!! Love your new kitty pitchers...they're darling!!! Ohhh...and your little sheep...and your new bunny clock! Love the bunny clock Girl...it looks fabulous on your mantel! You found some great treasure finds...I'm so happy for you Darlin! Enjoy!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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  45. Oh my golly! That chair! Plus all the other stuff! I really like your door dec's. I am a sucker for grapevine in any form. And those cat pitchers...wish I could find something like that. Thanks for sharing.
    Mary Lou

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  46. I'm in such a rut with my front door wreath. Thanks for the inspiration to do something different. Sally

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  47. you did a fantastic job on all that you did!!! you have been one busy girl!!! I love the one you chose for the door....it is so pretty!

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  48. I have to admit freely, that I am in love with your bunny clock (insert big smile)...you were such a lucky one to find that beauty! And, I applaud your lovely door wardrobe! My goodness~you have been busy...!Applause!!! :)

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  49. My dear, you are a wiz with flowers, Lovely! Love your black chair and rug. I was just at Frenchs and she has the most devine black and cream dishes. They would look so wonderful at your house.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  50. Muy bien! No French here..Latin though..:)
    You did well. Love all the wreaths and the dish finds..the chair is great too..
    Fun post, and I read every word, teach!

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  51. Debbie, I want that chair! LOL No, I really love it! And your wreaths are beautiful. Each one speaks for it's self. You are very talented.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  52. You really did a wonderful job on the Easter wreath. And I can't believe the find on the sunflower wreath. It does remind one of Provence. It's one of my favorite flowers. Thanks for sharing all these creative flower arrangements. Stop by and visit and if you like what you see, don't forget to click the "follow" button so that we can inspire each other more often!

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  53. Love all your front door scapes! I used to do that all the time but now I have a double door and have not figured out anything I can do that looks "right" :) I LOVE your "french" chair! I so want to find one of those! Have a great week!

    Karyn

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  54. ooo la la! I love your wreaths and other finds -- esp the chair! That is an awesome chair. I can picture a beautiful aubusson rooster pillow on it... heh heh!

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  55. Good morning & long time no see Debbie! I've missed visiting your blog during my bloggy "beauty-resting" break...I loved seeing all of your bargain wreaths & thrifty treasures...I hope to get back into the swing of things when we come back from Colorado...See ya later, ;-) Bo

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  56. Wow! You got really good things at the thrift! Faux flowers are a good thing to get at Goodwill. Love all your door wreaths. Good idea for the hook! I use that too since I have a glass storm door - I'll have to remember that trick!

    Manuela

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  57. Love your wreaths, I love sunflowers! The white pitchers with the little cats on is is adorable and so you! You got a lot of great deals! Great idea with the leaf! Just a simple thing, makes a lot of difference!

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  58. I love the chair, when you get tired of it, remember me?

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  59. Oh my, oh my!!! So many beautiful finds. And so many fabulous wreaths/flower arrangements. I love the kitty pitchers. Too cute!! And I love the frenchy chair. But I guess I'll have to stand in a long line if you ever get tired of it.

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  60. I love all your wreaths and florals! That chair is awesome and so are all your other finds!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie